Now that’s a cray!

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

I’VE lived in Cairns all my life and have done a lot of fish­ing down there. My best fish was about three months ago -- a bar­ra­mundi, the prized fish of the north. I was at the Bar­ron River, at a spot I’ve fished dozens of times over the years.

I was us­ing a hand line and I just threw the line in, not ex­pect­ing to catch a barra. I was us­ing a her­ring for bait.

It was about 8 am and I was about to give up. I threw the line in for one more go.

I saw the hand line go tight and there were lots of splashes and I thought it was a stingray.

I started to pull it up and I could see this big silver thing. I was shocked when I saw what it was. I was the only one on the jetty and I won­dered how I was go­ing to get it up.

It was re­ally, re­ally heavy. But it only took about 10 min­utes to get it out. I was pretty stoked. I got it up and took a photo and then let it go. It was 1.3 me­tres -- it was a mon­ster.

I like jetty fish­ing. You can sit com­fort­ably, there’s fewer mos­qui­toes and no crocs.

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