The Lang Queenfish of Northern Australia are popular with saltwater recreational anglers, with good catches of these fighting, athletic fish common along the Northern Territory coastal beaches and estuaries.
Growing to over a metre and 16 kgs, they are the largest of four species found in Australian coastal waters. A study by CSIRO scientists in 2005 has found they are relatively slow growing, reaching maturity at around 64cm after 4-5 years.
|With a characteristic line of spots and silver-grey in colour, they often have a bright yellow throat, breast and belly. Also prominent is its spiny dorsal fin which has short off-set spines resembling barbed-wire.|
|Usually caught by casting lures into a school, these fish fight hard to throw the hook and have plenty of energy to do it with!|
Queenies by the Boatload
2018 Barra Run Off now available
(Feb to April) Don't miss this exciting time on the Barramundi Fishing Calendar as the massive run off of the wet season floods provides exceptional fishing.
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Increased Limit of 3 Barra per person per day for the Mary River, including Shady Camp, has been announced.
Booking seats now will avoid missing a place on a Barra Run Off Safari with Darwins Barra Base. Now four great purpose built boats allow more people to experience the fantastic barramundi fishing available during the February to May Barra Run Off season in the Northern Territory. Read more...