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.
We would like to welcome our newest member to OMBC. Philip Watson enters the club with an “Oldie but a Goldie”. A 114cm fish that was caught in the Ord River in Western Australia. Philip remembers the fish but not the tackle his guide “Macca” supplied and it does not get more Aussie than that right! Regardless this put Philip in the club almost a decade ago and he had to scan his original snap rather than the digital stuff we have submitted usually. Welcome aboard Philip!
We would like to welcome John “Johnno” Marven to One Metre Barra Club with this nice 118cm fish from the May river in Derby, Western Australia. Johnno tells us that he caught this one amongst a bunch of others at this location. The top numbers 118, 102, 97, 95 all coming off one snag. He is not letting on of the location of the actual snag but he as been catching them on bait in the dirty water. Some great camera work caught these shots of him letting it go to fight another day! Thanks Johnno and again welcome to OMBC