fishing the islands for barra

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fishing the islands for barra

Postby barra mick » Wed May 13, 2015 4:32 pm

Was fishing in the nt for most of april.

Basically drove to the gulf and put the boat in on the carrington river.you need to take all your gear in your boat with you and organize fuel to be dropped off for you at certain places during the trip.

Its a fair bit of organizing , dangerous , very tough but highly rewarding.

On this paticular day I was on a island abt 77 km out from the mainland .I had been stranded on the island account 35 knot south easterly winds for two days.

I was on the protected side of the island so I was safe and in no danger and I knew a few of the indigenous land owners and I asked permission to put my swag up on the island account I had slept in the boat for 2 days.

I was fishing in abt 2 meters of clear water and floating the boat along the protected side of island abt 5 to 10 meters from the edge of island.

The bottom is filled with massive rocks and the fish like barra, queenies, coral trout, rock cod and gts hide under the big rocks waiting for there tucker.

On this day the fish were smashing my lures every 2nd or third cast..sometimes the barra would fight over the lure in a frenzy.

I lost alot off big barra account I couldnt hold them out of the rocks...and when braid hits rocks it doesnt last long...and.alot of the fish were just to smart for me

Over the day I would landed at least 40 nice fish though..the lures I use are hand made for these condictions but they still get ripped apart and alot have to been thrown away...account dont swim anymore or hooks puuled out ( I use barbless hooks mostly)

I kept a few fish for the locals and released the rest of course.

I fished the same area the next morning for no fish !!

Bm






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Re: fishing the islands for barra

Postby davek » Wed May 13, 2015 5:01 pm

Great fish BM, the bar looks stocked as well :cheers: cheers davo
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Re: fishing the islands for barra

Postby drew 2 » Wed May 13, 2015 5:08 pm

Top report there BM and some nice looking fish :thumbsup: Bit of an interesting trip by the sound of it.

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Re: fishing the islands for barra

Postby DougieK » Wed May 13, 2015 5:23 pm

You'd think after all that we might get a smile!

Great report mate, killiiiiiiiiiing it.
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Re: fishing the islands for barra

Postby barra mick » Wed May 13, 2015 6:13 pm

DougieK wrote:You'd think after all that we might get a smile!

Great report mate, killiiiiiiiiiing it.


No energy left dougie...I went to bed straight after that picture !!

Had very little sleep for two days ...im pretty sure I was smiling while fishing!!





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Re: fishing the islands for barra

Postby Nude up » Wed May 13, 2015 6:34 pm

You are lookin a bit indigenous there mick some ripper fish on the table. Is that a bottle of pims to your right.



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Re: fishing the islands for barra

Postby Redhunter » Wed May 13, 2015 6:50 pm

Sounds like a fun trip BM! No doubt lots of work prepping a trip like that, but the rewards are obviously there. Great work mate!

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Re: fishing the islands for barra

Postby CarlG » Wed May 13, 2015 6:53 pm

Looks like a monster trip man...fantastic..!
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Re: fishing the islands for barra

Postby Rod Bender » Wed May 13, 2015 7:19 pm

Great report! Do you see any other boats out there doing the same thing or do you have the whole place to yourself?
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Re: fishing the islands for barra

Postby shazdoggg » Wed May 13, 2015 8:39 pm

Great report and nice fish BM! Catching barra is a sure fire way to beat melb winter fishing blues haha
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