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    20 barra in my new dam

    Hi everyone I bought a property 25 minutes out of townsville it has a dam on it .finding out that the dam was riddled with tilapia i asked around how to get rid of them . to my great surprise i recieved an answer that i didn't mind hearing. simple stock the dam with barra so I bought 20 ranging in size from 25-30cm.they are now happily swimming around and hopefully eating all those tilapia. i can't figure out how to download pictures but here are the google earth coordinates
    19 15 06.35s
    146 34 08.22 e
    dam is aprox 60m x 40m
    Stuie
    IF IT CAN'T EAT A WHOLE PILLY I DON'T WANT IT

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    Re: 20 barra in my new dam

    Woohoo!!! - probably doesn't seem as big a dilemna now I bet!

    Gotta love that solution

    Those hungry critters will hopefully sort them out quick smart for you

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    Re: 20 barra in my new dam

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    these were taken before the wet started
    Stuie
    IF IT CAN'T EAT A WHOLE PILLY I DON'T WANT IT

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    Re: 20 barra in my new dam

    Nice looking bit of water seeing it was before the wet season start

    Mike

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    Re: 20 barra in my new dam

    Hey Stuie,

    Does this mean we'll be having catch and release barra M&G's at your joint now? lol.

    How far out, from those pics I would be guessing Bluewater?

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    Re: 20 barra in my new dam

    Scott might just have to do that in a year or so they reckon the barra will be 60cm or so by then. not Bluewater but close Black River
    Stuie
    IF IT CAN'T EAT A WHOLE PILLY I DON'T WANT IT

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    Re: 20 barra in my new dam

    Oh good, just a short drive for me then.....I'm just across the river in Jensen.

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    Re: 20 barra in my new dam

    mate give it 2 summers and chuck some 110mm weedless squidgy fish on top of those lillies and wind them back on the surface and ull be pulling 50+cm fish out of there its amazing how fast those little suckers grow.
    last march i released 120 barra 8-15cm long and now me and my mate pull 40cm fish out on little poppers.

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    Re: 20 barra in my new dam

    this is the average growth rate of a barra.

    Year. Length range (mm)





    1. 310-330
    2. 430-500
    3. 529-610
    4. 610-690
    5. 730-770
    6. 810+

    So do the math, also depends on water quality and range of food to, As how big they get.

    Cammo
    Last edited by Cammy; 22-02-2008 at 10:05 PM.
    Australian Native Fish Vids
    Specialize in Terapontida's, Perches, Cods, Gobies & Gudgeons

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    Re: 20 barra in my new dam

    Cammy thanks for that my babies must be nearly one year old . old mate from the barra farm took a look at the dam and said there was plenty of food for the barra. then when they are a bit bigger they can start eating all those tilapia
    Stuie
    IF IT CAN'T EAT A WHOLE PILLY I DON'T WANT IT

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    Re: 20 barra in my new dam

    Stuie,

    Nothin better than having Barra in your back yard. Half your luck.

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    Re: 20 barra in my new dam

    Quote Originally Posted by STUIE63 View Post
    Cammy thanks for that my babies must be nearly one year old . old mate from the barra farm took a look at the dam and said there was plenty of food for the barra. then when they are a bit bigger they can start eating all those tilapia
    Stuie

    no worries mate, i rekon they will grow even faster with all the live food.

    Cammo
    Australian Native Fish Vids
    Specialize in Terapontida's, Perches, Cods, Gobies & Gudgeons

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