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Carpentaria Barra Season: Week 1 – The Tassie Tigers

Updates for our first official week on the water to come. But here are some stills from our bluewater fish up the coast yesterday…needless to say, there was some spanish mackerel for dinner!

Stay tuned for more pics and reports as the week progresses!

Updates: first pic in and Glen’s in front with a 89cm barra on the flats this morning. Nice one Glen!

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While the fishing earlier in the week was tougher, they certainly hit the fish jackpot yesterday with a power session on the drains. They finished the day upwards of 60 barra releases including 30 in one and half hours. Capt. Luke was telling me a story on his boat where all three cast at once and then each hooked up in turn. First Scotty on a nice legal fish that did a horizontal blue marlin-like jump before throwing the hook. On the same retrieve, Jason too hooked up and again, a nice legal fish did a big jump before the hook came loose. Then again on the same retrieve, Luke hooked up, and a third nice legal fish jumped out of the water at them….and then threw the hook. Good story, pity about the ending;-)


Comments (4)

Hi Kelly.
Helen here, George’s wife.
Hope you are having some fun with this current group of fishing enthusiasts.
Thanks for posting the photos. George is tickled pink they are on the net. Hope there are other great catches this week for all. Also hope you get a few moments to rest. You do seem to give it your all.

Thanks Helen 🙂 Already have a nice one today so they are going well. Hopefully many more to come!

Clint Mcculloch

Looks like the boys are getting amongst them. Cant wait till next week.

Regards Clint

There was some tougher fishing earlier in the week but they hit the jackpot yesterday. Lets hope the can repeat their success today 🙂 See you on Tuesday!

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