Bite time for big barra
  |  First Published: October 2016

September’s fishing was tough due to light shifty winds, but when the wind stabilises into a constant pattern, the barra get active.

There have been plenty of little barra caught over the winter months with a few metre-plus barra mixed in amongst them. These smaller barra were stocked in December last year and they are growing at a rapid rate. Bite times have been finicky through the day, but the very early mornings, late afternoons and just before dark have been producing the best bites.


The Hank Tune Jackall Squirrels and Smash Minnows in the boney, pink eye suji, banana and the new uroko vision wakasagi colours have accounted for the majority of barra being caught over the previous few months.

In the soft plastic range, the Happy Rock Big Willies and the ever-reliable Pro Range 110 and 130mm Squidgies have also been working well.

MASA fishing comp

If you are interested in a great family fishing comp, you can’t go past this one. This year’s fishing classic will be held on 15 and 16 October. There is an abundance of lucky draw prizes up for grabs over the course of the weekend for all adults and junior anglers.

The major prize for the biggest barra caught is $1000 cash, $500 for the biggest bass, and $500 for the heaviest catfish. The biggest and best prize drawn over the weekend is a boat, motor and trailer package supplied every year by Adrian’s Marine from Bundy with a value of around $14k. All you have to do to win this awesome tinny is enter into the competition and hope your lucky number gets drawn out.

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