Perseverance pays off for angler pals
The weather has decided to warm up this last week and the tides seem to be changing over to our wet season pattern with the upcoming neaps being midweek so the fishing and crabbing for the next month could be a bit hit and miss due to the change.
But this did not stop a dedicated barra fishing crew from the Broome Fishing Club venturing out on a hardcore trip to a remote location up on the Broome Peninsula.
James and Mel Murphy along with James and Nicole Night ventured along a road on the northern side of the Peninsula that could only be described as an overgrown cattle track.
But with dedication and brute force they continued for several hours, resulting in some significant damage to their four-wheel-drives and the boat trailers, but they pushed on to eventually arrive at their destination.
Although the fishing was quiet, the crew managed to catch a few decent fish — their target species being barramundi.
I reckon James Murphy was the champ with a cracker barra featured in one of our photos this week.
Check out the shine and the amazing condition of his fish (below). The crew went on to catch some reasonable fish making the venture worthwhile.
Given the change of season that’s upon us, I can’t stress strongly enough to be croc wise during the wet as these predators will start to liven up during the coming weeks.
They will be active for several months to come, so be sensible when you are around any waterways.
That’s it from me, tight lines to all.
James Murphy with his handsome catch on the Dampier Peninsula.
Riley Smith, 6, proudly holding his 90cm barra from the Fitzroy River.