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#1 Bobj

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Posted 27 October 2016 - 11:35 PM

Went fishing off the rocks at 5.30 this morning, thawed out a herring and stuck it on a set of 3/0 gangs and heaved it out. Waited about 3 minutes and started to retrieve the line. Got a solid hook up and the fish stripped off 20 metres of line. It was a good tussle, me trying to keep fish off the oysters and fish trying to get away from me.

 As it was the first of the run-in tide, I was standing about 2 metres above the water and after a good 10 miutes of to and fro, I managed to climb down to get it to within an inch of me. Almost slipped in and a wave lifted the barra enought for me to hold its jaw.  Landed it and measured it then packed up and took it home. Shortest barra session I have had. got home at 6.50 AM.

 

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 04:18 AM

Not too shabby mate!


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Posted 28 October 2016 - 09:45 AM

Went fishing off the rocks at 5.30 this morning, thawed out a herring and stuck it on a set of 3/0 gangs and heaved it out. Waited about 3 minutes and started to retrieve the line. Got a solid hook up and the fish stripped off 20 metres of line. It was a good tussle, me trying to keep fish off the oysters and fish trying to get away from me.

 As it was the first of the run-in tide, I was standing about 2 metres above the water and after a good 10 miutes of to and fro, I managed to climb down to get it to within an inch of me. Almost slipped in and a wave lifted the barra enought for me to hold its jaw.  Landed it and measured it then packed up and took it home. Shortest barra session I have had. got home at 6.50 AM.

 

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:clap3: They farm them for restaurants in the UK, we could do with a few escapees to start breeding in the wild.  :fishing1:



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Posted 28 October 2016 - 06:16 PM

:clap3: They farm them for restaurants in the UK, we could do with a few escapees to start breeding in the wild.  :fishing1:

Absolutely no comparison in the taste. Farmed barra taste quite muddy, same with freshwater barra.

Was talking to a group of fishos yesterday regards saltwater barra being far stronger and far better table fare than freshies and farmed fish.





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Posted 28 October 2016 - 06:44 PM

well done to you. I would like to join you for a feast as I haven't tried barra, yet.


 Free to choose apart from the ones where the trust poked their nose in. Common eel. tope. Bass and sea bream. All restricted.

 
New for 2016 TAT are the main instigators for the demise of the u k bass charter boat industry, where they went screaming off to parliament and for the first time assisting so called angling gurus set up bass take bans with the e u using rubbish exaggerated info collected by ices from anglers, they must be very proud.

Upgrade, the door has been closed with regards to anglers being linked to the e u superstate and the failed c f p. So TAT will no longer need to pay monies to the EAA anymore as that org is no longer relevant to the u k . Goodbye to the europeon anglers alliance and pathetic restrictions from the e u.

Angling is better than politics, ban politics from angling.
 
Consumer of bass. where is the evidence that the u k bass stock need angling trust protection. Why won't you work with your peers instead of castigating them. They have the answer.

Recipie's for mullet stew more than welcomed.
 
Angling sanitation trust and kent and sussex sea anglers org delete's and blocks rsa's alternative opinion on their face book site. Although they claim to rep all.
 
new for 2014. where is the evidence that the south coast bream stock need the angling trust? Your campaign has no evidence. Why won't you work with your peers, the inshore under tens? As opposed to alienating them? Angling trust failed big time re bait digging, even fish legal attempted to intervene and failed, all for what, nothing.
 
Looks like the sea angling reps have been coerced by the ifca's to compose sea angling strategy's that the ifca's at some stage will look at drafting into legislation to manage the rsa, because  they like wasting tax payers money. That's without asking the rsa btw. You know who you are.. 


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Posted 28 October 2016 - 06:52 PM

well done to you. I would like to join you for a feast as I haven't tried barra, yet.

 That would be nice, but I rarely catch searun barra...

Save your money for a trip to The Northern Territory and experience the thrill of barra fishing at its best. The "run-off" is renown for cricket score captures. Run -off? late March through to early May, depending on how big the wet is.





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Posted 05 December 2016 - 03:58 AM

In north Queensland, the local fishos lobbied the Qld Govt. to have a few net free zones established, The Govt. decided to put 3 zones in place, Cairns, Mackay and Rockhampton in May last year. The fishos are reporting increased catches and sizes, Indeed, In 16 years fishing off the rocks, I have caught 4 barramundi and in the last 2 weeks, have caught 5 barra and lost another 3.

 

 





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Posted 05 December 2016 - 11:00 AM

Absolutely no comparison in the taste. Farmed barra taste quite muddy, same with freshwater barra.

Was talking to a group of fishos yesterday regards saltwater barra being far stronger and far better table fare than freshies and farmed fish.

:bleh: No doubt true but as we only get the choice of farmed barramundi or cod we don't get to taste the difference. :clap3:



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Posted 05 December 2016 - 06:15 PM

:bleh: No doubt true but as we only get the choice of farmed barramundi or cod we don't get to taste the difference. :clap3:

Might pay to soak the fillet(s) in lightly salted water for a few minutes before cooking them.

 

 

Or...Come to Australia and experience the thrill of catching them as well. :thumbs:





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Posted 05 December 2016 - 11:18 PM

Nothing like Barra you have caught yourself !

Might pay to soak the fillet(s) in lightly salted water for a few minutes before cooking them.

 

 

Or...Come to Australia and experience the thrill of catching them as well. :thumbs:

 

Two of our best trips anywhere were those tto Cape York, and a couple of years later to the Ord River.  Anywhere on the Aussie coast is good fishing (not necessarily for barra though)  , but those two were exceptional - barra and much much more.


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