Tips and tricks to fishing barra
SCHOOL holiday fun started at the Gin Gin Library with Les Gane from Barra Tackle presenting an insightful lesson in fishing around the region.
Passionate about fishing, Mr Gane said the preservation and restocking of dams was vital to our water systems.
“Knowing the regulations and laws of the area you are fishing in is important, just as knowing where to catch different fish,” Mr Gane said.
Locals can sometimes protect their favourite fishing spots and not share top fishing locations, not so for Mr Gane.
“We all need to share our top fishing spots and showing off photos of the catch.
“Our region has plenty of top spots and it’s within a short drive,” he said.
Being in the middle of the holidays many parents could possibly be struggling to entertain their children and friends on the cheap, fishing can always be an option.
Mr Gane said the recent floods opened up old dried-up creeks and streams and plenty of fish can be caught.
Having the right rod, line and lure can differ in the area you fish.
“You should always do a little research before heading off fishing, safety first and you should always let someone know where you are going.
Mr Gane said fishing was a great family activity and everyone needed to be safe in and around the water.
Keen anglers asked plenty of questions like, “where can we catch the big fish like barramundi?”
“An untapped gem is Lake Monduran, every year (it is) re-stocked with as many as 100,000 fish,” he said.
Local knowledge is the best information any angler will gain from speaking to other keen anglers.
Social media groups, the tourist information centre and local bait and tackle store can provide details of local hot spots and point you in the direction of what you are fishing for.
A second presentation will be arranged at a later date to show keen anglers how to cast a line.
Mr Gane said the entire family could enjoy fishing and that we all needed to be aware of not overfishing our waterways and to always dispose of all rubbish as it clogged up the waterways.
FISHING LESSON: Tom Ellem, Les and Lachlan Jarvis.