My biggest barra was on a dead herring
IT wasn’t my first barra but it sure was the biggest ...
About a week ago I was at a lake near St Crispins Avenue, Port Douglas.
I have been going there ever since I moved to the area about six months ago.
A few days earlier I lost this huge barra, but every night after I had returned in an effort to get it back.
So last Thursday, about 10pm, my line just started going off, and I knew straight away it was the one I had been looking for.
With the help of my mate Chris, I managed to reel it in after about half an hour.
It was 107cm long (left) and weighed about 25kg.
I was absolutely stoked. People had been saying I wasn’t going to catch a barra on a dead herring — but I proved them wrong.
It took a lot of patience though, but I was really determined to catch this fish.
Angler Jesse Wakefield.