131cm Shady Camp Barra

131cm Shady Camp Barra caught by Claire Mathias from Tasmania fishing with Darwins Barra Base could be a record for 2008


60lb Shady Camp barra

THE fisho challenge set by the recent landing of a 128cm barramundi has been answered with the cry: "Ours is bigger than yours!''

This 131cm "Goliath'' was caught at the mouth of the Mary River system near South Alligator River in Arnhem Land.

The scales couldn't take the fish's weight.

Darwin's Barra Base Fishing Safaris guide Tony Le Brun said the ``barra lady'' weighed about 28.5kg.

"The scales we use only go to 27kg and it bottomed out,'' he said.

The mother of all fish was caught by Tasmanian tourist Claire Mathias and the fight to bring the barra on board took 25 minutes.

"Claire didn't think she could keep going -- it didn't fit in the landing net,'' Mr Le Brun said.

He and Allan Beale   lifted the fish on to the boat for a quick hug, a few snaps and then spent 40minutes carefully reviving her for release.

"It's the biggest fish I've helped to catch,'' Mr Le Brun said.


First 1+metre Barra from Shady Camp in 2008


First 2008 barra from shady camp




Caught at Shady camp in the first few days of the 2008 barramundi season. Another another two Barra at 93cm and 68cm were also landed before the tide beat us.
Darwin's Barra Base has great operators, they knew the fishing spots & my first Barra was a 1m Beauty.
 
Thanks from our fishing crew.

Mal Toffolon from 116 Sunset Strip Ocean Grove Vic 3226


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Barra FS
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