We would like to welcome Russell Keevers to the One Metre Barra Club with this beautiful 125 cm fish caught in the Little Coleman River, Far North Queensland. Russell caught his fish on GL 2 Loomis rod teamed with a Shimano Calcutta 250 spooled with 25 lb braid. He was using a 150mmm RMG lure. When landing fish Russell likes to take a few quick picks and pencil mark nose and tail on the front deck so he can get the fish back in the water quick. We love to see great catch and release practices for these big fish. As this fish is Russells entry into OMBC we would like to congratulate him and enter him in the over 120 cm category. Congratulations Russell on a grand entry and again welcome !
We would like to welcome Louis Wilson to the One Metre Barra Club with this impressive 102 cm Barramundi he caught on the Fitzroy River in the Kimberley WA. He was using live mullet which his father Scott said were “Nearly as hard to catch as the Barra was.”On the bite Louis free spooled the bait then struck to set the hook at just the right moment. The fish hit the surface, not jumping but just giving everyone on the boat a good look. “She was huge and took off for the nearest snag.” said Scott. He went on to say “By the time we let the anchors go she was into the snag and Louis had his hands full getting her out.” After what probably seemed like an hour but was more about 10 mins he had her at the boat where his mum Tracey sealed the deal with the landing net. After a couple of photos and a measure on the brag mat this beauty was released. “It was a top effort” said Scott. We could not agree more and think that this fishing family will have more adventures to come. With Louis being 10 years of age and having caught a 102cm fish already he will be looking for a 120 or bigger next! By the way for the tackle guys Louis was using a Shimano Calcutta 400 and a G.Lomis rod. Again a big congratulations to Louis on his entry to OMBC. We hope your smile will always be as big as your fish!
Simon Foley claims that ” I’m not much of a fisherman” but whilst staying at Home Valley Station he went on a half day fishing charter with Tom and his opinion may have change. Simon had been on a 5 month trip across Northern Australia from May to October and this fishing afternoon turned out to be one of the biggest highlights for him. Simon tells us that it was an extraordinary day and at 5 pm in the last few remaining minutes before packing up the fish started biting! This big fish grabbed Simons popper lure and the battle was on. He went on to say ” The gear was pretty light not sure of the exact breaking strain but it took 20 minutes to land. What a magnificent fish.” We agree Simon and would like to welcome you to the One Metre Barra Club. Things got a little muddy for Simon as you can see and I’m sure wearing a white shirt fishing is something he will not recommend but hey if you catch fish like that why not? Congratulations Simon good job!
We would like to welcome Keith Griffiths to the One Metre Barra Club with a fish that puts him in the over 120cm category. Keith was fishing at Karumba in the Gulf country of Queensland and just after sunrise he connected with this beauty. Keith said ” I was fishing on Anzac Day this year and just after sunrise I was casting a Rapala X-Rap 140 lure in a small creek amongst a heavily timbered section of the river. I had high hopes and anticipation of being ambushed by a nice Barra….and I was! He went on to say “The fight lasted about 5 minutes and once boat side my mate grabbed her. Quickly we snapped a few photos and recorded some video footage before releasing her unharmed.” Keith used a Shimano Calcutta 250 reel on a t-curve rod loaded with 30lb braid
Great entry to OMBC Keith with this beautiful 123 cm barramundi. Again welcome an congratulations!
For readers information the Norman River flows through the town of Karumba and barramundi fishing is part and parcel of this communities lifestyle. Check it out here http://karumba.qld.au
We would like to welcome David Blackmore to the One Metre Barra Club with this classy silver 104cm Roper River Barramundi. David tells us he caught this one early in the morning and the rest of the day was slim pickings with only three fish to hand. He added ” When our first fish was 104cm we did not mind that much”. David caught this fish trolling a lure on a Xtreme XT Rod with a Daiwa Zillion 7.3 reel spooled with 30lb braid. Great first fish of the day David and even better as your entry into the One Metre Barra Club.