LAKEFIELD is the place to be to hook a few barra. There’s no special secret to catching them up there but persistence . Cast anywhere amongst snags to entice a strike. Lakefield is only a short trek past Laura so you can refuel your vehicle there. Camping is available but be sure to pre-book and pay for your permit on the Qld National Parks website. Bransfords Guide to Fishing from Cairns to the Cape is also a great read about the popular national park.
Step 1 Combine the salmon, horseradish and dill in a large bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 15 mins to develop the flavours. Step 2 Meanwhile, to make potato salad, cook the potato in a large saucepan of boiling water for 10 mins or until just tender. Drain well. Step 3 Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, vinegar, horseradish cream, capers, gherkin, spring onion, dill and mint in a medium bowl. Pour over the warm potatoes and toss to combine. Season. Step 4 Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook the salmon for 2 1/2 mins each side for medium or until cooked to your liking. Transfer to a plate. Step 5 Divide the rocket, onion and warm potato salad among serving plates. Top with the salmon.