Keen to catch a barra

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT - Ty­one Tabke

I’M a pretty reg­u­lar an­gler from Ip­swich. The best fish I’ve ever caught was a 90cm snap­per in the Bris­bane River.

It was a de­cent fish, I was fight­ing it for about 15 min­utes.

You can get some nice fish in there, sur­pris­ingly.

It’s my first time up here in Port. We drove up.

It’s beau­ti­ful weather here; back home it gets to 5 de­grees.

I’m go­ing on a char­ter on Satur­day and I’m pretty keen to land my first barra.

A de­cent fin­ger­mark would be nice too.

At home I usu­ally chase bass, flathead or bream but there’s no barra down south.

I thought I’d pop down here while the mis­sus is shop­ping and throw a prawn out and see what bites.

I love the adren­a­line of hook­ing a fish and out­smart­ing them.

I nor­mally use lures but I change it up some­times to keep things in­ter­est­ing.

They al­ways say pos­i­tive en­ergy trav­els through the line.

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