Always a first time to catch barra
I’M from the northern beaches in Sydney and have just come to Port after a stay at Crystalbrook Lodge.
For me it was all about fishing — my wife thought it was about relaxation and drinking.
They’ve got a freshwater lake and we were the only people there. It can accommodate five couples and some arrived just before we left, which was a bit annoying.
I knew they had barramundi in the lake, and as it turned out there were — not a lot, but they were there. They were a good size — 88cm was the biggest — and I was pretty happy with it.
Yesterday we got three in an hour. They were the first barra I’d ever caught. The staff were just amazing. The guide kept taking me out in the electric boat so there’s no noise until we caught some. I had all my own gear but he had plenty — boxes and boxes of lures. Nothing was a problem to them.
I was pretty excited when I got that first barra. I fish in Sydney quite a bit. I’ve got a boat but don’t catch much — I keep fishing shops open.
We were really happy with that holiday. She was in the infinity pool looking over the water, so I could go fishing.
It was wonderful. The food was magnificent — spring rolls delivered to you in the boat. You can’t complain about that. She was drinking Moet and I was drinking dark and stormies.