TIPS FOR FIRST-TIME ANGLERS
The best time to catch barra is at sunrise and sunset, when the bait fish are really active.
Most barra will come into the shallows to feed at night, wet a line when the sun sets.
Look for shallow weed-covered water or small running creeks.
Cast off “pressure points”, or headlands.
Drop big live baits under a float about 70cm down.
Trolling is also popular.
Organisers believe there is a good crop of barramundi hiding right near the Tinaburra boat ramp.
Sooty grunter, archer fish and mangrove jacks are also present.