Fishing at Four Mile is underrated
THE barramundi spawning season closure took effect on November 1 and run until February 1. Barra accidentally caught during the closure must be immediately released in a healthy condition. It is an offence to target barra during this time. Exemptions are stocked watereays upstream of Tinaroo, Wuruma Dams, Lake Fred Tritton, Lake Gregory, Lake Morris (Copperlode Falls Dam), East Leichhardt Dam and Belmore, Corella, Julius and Moondarra Lakes. WE fish Four Mile Beach often, just down the end of Nautilus St.
It was 6 pm and I was there with my daughter Jessica. We using squid for bait. I cast out and the line soon had a hefty tug on it.
I said ‘here you go Jess, you can reel it in’. I went and sat down and had beer while this thing took her two or three hundred metres down the beach.
After a while she screamed out, ‘dad, it’s a barra’, and I ran down the beach and jumped in, thinking she’s going to lose it.
We got it up to the beach and a heap of people gathered around, and we took a few photos and then put it back in the water.
Jess is only 15 so that’s definitely the biggest fish she’s ever caught. It’s gone all over the place on facebook.
We like Four Mile. Once it goes dark the little sharks move in and they’re fun to catch. We load up the hooks with squid, looking for the sharks. I’ve seen some really good fish get caught down there. We catch a lot there, but I’ve never seen a barra caught on squid. The old barra must have been hungry, because that is very unusual.