View Full Version : Wild Barra Fishing- Some news on the bright side

21-02-2006, 01:14 PM
I was just reading through my club news letter, and came across an article contributed by another member who travelled up to the Territory to fish for barra.

"Looking for a little more action we decided to pull up anchor and steam for Bathurst Island. However, the Skipper, suggested a little bottom fishing out in front of Jessie River. The result was some beautiful Golden Snapper, which are just sublime to eat.

We travelled thru the night and arrived at Port Herd, which was the site of the original Barra Base fishing camp. This is where Rex took many fishing barra charters in the 1980's.

Today, the local aborigines lease it to the Tasmanian Fish aqua-culture specialists who are growning wild barramundi in nets in the estuary.

Our first morning out in Port Herd set the pace for our party. There were barra everywhere. In fact in 3 days five of us caught 1068 barra. Most of the fish were around the 'ten pound mark'. All of us agreed we had never seen fishing like this before.

If this seems all to good to be true, you are on the right track. Four weeks before we came, one of the aqua-culture barges ran into the main fish net and accidentally released 250.000 mature fish ready for market.

Port herd was stocked up really well for our group fishing trip."

Might pay to put Port Herd down as a destination for a trip up north.


21-02-2006, 02:28 PM
Yeah.... I posted an item about the accidental release a couple of weeks ago called "get me to Darwin"

It was actually the second accidental release, they lost 110 tonnes about 3 months earlier.....it would be amazing

21-02-2006, 02:42 PM
Would it have been the same thing.?

BTW loved your Dire Straights quote.

26-02-2006, 04:41 PM
Wow!!!!!! Thats enough to make me want to buy a plane ticket.
Hmmmm... 10lb Barra or 1lb bream on the coast here, decisions decisions.
If only I wasnt already going away I might just go.