View Full Version : 102cm Barra caught from Kayak

03-10-2009, 10:14 AM
Just back from a trip up North in Lucinda.

Last year I caught a 100cm Golden Trevally.
This year I caught a 102cm Barra. :) (12kg)

Barra was caught along the jetty at about 12:30pm from the Kayak.


03-10-2009, 10:18 AM
Very impresive, well done.

03-10-2009, 10:19 AM
Good work. ;D

03-10-2009, 12:16 PM
Top effort mate

06-10-2009, 05:46 PM
Big nuts paddling out the front there - tide rips, and the swimming enclosure out the front regularly catches puk puks.

06-10-2009, 05:48 PM
Now that's livin' Barry

06-10-2009, 05:52 PM
Awesome mate!
What did the damage?
Hope it was a bit calmer when you were out there...

Great fish.

06-10-2009, 07:21 PM
good effort there champ some nice fish come from that jetty,
well done again.
cheers Paul

06-10-2009, 07:26 PM
I have a small electric motor (see photo: attached to base of rudder)
I did go out a couple of days without the motor though.

I always plan my trips around the tides also. Basically I have done it all there ie I have paddled/battled against ripping tides and against the wind, flat battery, broken motor, rough conditions etc etc. I've had to deal with it.

In the end you just have to get the job done and paddle when you have to, and end up with strong arms.

People go paddling in Kayaks up that way all the time. Only once have I seen a croc but that was my first trip and I wanted to go look for one and so I found and left again quickly. The croc was more scared of me. They seem a bit shy up that way.
I've heard all the stories, crocs, sharks etc

I hate when people put the wind up me about things like that but once I get out on the water and start fishing I start to relax and enjoy it.

I could also get run over by a drunk idiot or just an idiot on the road.

Here's last years effort: http://www.ausfish.com.au/vforum/showthread.php?t=139308

07-10-2009, 01:52 PM
Wow that is a cracker also.
Keep the reports coming mate, they are inspiring!

07-10-2009, 04:25 PM
Nice one, it never ceases to amaze me the size of some fish being caught out of kayaks these days. And GBC another expat Papua Newguinean hey, Caught the Puk Puk u added in your reply.

07-10-2009, 05:31 PM
Wow that is a cracker also.
Keep the reports coming mate, they are inspiring!

Inspiration is what I am lacking at the moment actually.

It was so easy to go fishing up north but now I'm back home it's an effort because I have to travel about 3 quarters of an hour to go fishing and I have to load and unload the Kayak and gear each time.

07-10-2009, 05:48 PM
great bit of bait mate!!!!! what do you plan to target with it???


02-11-2009, 03:40 AM
nice fish ...well done again :)