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Boyne River Barra - Turkey Shoot Is On
« on: February 21, 2011, 09:08:33 AM »
We're getting several reports of good numbers of BIG barramundi being caught in the Boyne River downstream of Lake Awoonga.

Captures of up to 20 in a session casting lures / fly from the shore, tinnies and kayaks and sizes upto 128cm have been reported.

Areas ranging from Pikes Crossing right down into the tidal rustwater around Boyne Island / Tannum Sands and into Wild Cattle Creek / South Trees Inlet.

It would be great to see recreational anglers be able to take advantage of this rare event (for this system) that many Bass anglers in southern areas are now accustomed to.

We're certainly interested in any further reports.  :thumbsup


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Re: Boyne River Barra - Turkey Shoot Is On
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2011, 09:47:57 AM »
Heard the same from boys working at the smelter. Apparently there's a few guys with keys to get into the top couple of holes below the dam & they're slaying them.

Best be getting real freindly with them  :youbeauty

Recon its great that fishos get a second crack at em in the river, they were hard at times in the dam, sounds like with the bass they're an easier target now they've got to hunt for their food & not have it dished up on a plate like in the dam.
Yeeehah!~~ Got to try to get some days off & get the canoe there myself.  :thumbsup

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Re: Boyne River Barra - Turkey Shoot Is On
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2011, 10:19:38 AM »
I think that size you mentioned has been beaten as well.  Mid 130's is the biggie people are talking about up there.  I've also heard that they're bringing them back to the dam to get photo's with the lake in the backgound.  I guess this accounts for the story I heard last week of the two big frames in the fish bin at Awoonga. 

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Re: Boyne River Barra - Turkey Shoot Is On
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2011, 12:25:29 PM »
I think that size you mentioned has been beaten as well.  Mid 130's is the biggie people are talking about up there.  I've also heard that they're bringing them back to the dam to get photo's with the lake in the backgound.  I guess this accounts for the story I heard last week of the two big frames in the fish bin at Awoonga.

Wow. That be serious fish!!

Tell yas what. I'll post a FREE Truth Mat to the first one to post a recent picture of a Boyne River Barra with any of the following in the background: Dam wall (bottom side), Pikes Crossing, Highway Bridge at Benaraby so we can verify the location.




It's good to know so many of these barra survived so all recreational anglers can get a second crack at them.  :thumbsup
A big thumbs up to the GAWB & the long history of guys from the Gladstone Hatchery; Ken, Andrew & now Kurt.  :youbeauty 
This over flow event was not all doom & gloom but as predicted by many is going to benefit the recreational barra fishing in the area significantly... Watch the tourists come....  :thumbsup

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Re: Boyne River Barra - Turkey Shoot Is On
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2011, 06:36:22 AM »
Are there any good launching sites for boats and yaks to get to these areas?

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Re: Boyne River Barra - Turkey Shoot Is On
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2011, 06:47:17 AM »
You can launch under the highway bridge, just join the queue.  They are also launching at Pikes Crossing, look for the boat trailers there and you'll find the spot.

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Re: Boyne River Barra - Turkey Shoot Is On
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2011, 10:04:11 AM »
You can launch under the highway bridge, just join the queue.  They are also launching at Pikes Crossing, look for the boat trailers there and you'll find the spot.

Would yaks be a good idea. :o  I am very cautious about big green lizards anywhere near Rocky since i was last up at rocky and saw some big models around.  I don't know much about the area but I reckon you'd brass ones in the yak.   ;D

What an awesome time it would be hitting them in that sort of situation.  It's not the traditional format but from my experience with the bass after overflows Absolutely AWESOME.  I got 56 bass in 2 1/2 hours a while back.  Every cast was a bass.  I'm sure the barra bites aren't quite as regular but still.

Alas I have no time to go ................... :'(

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Re: Boyne River Barra - Turkey Shoot Is On
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2011, 10:23:23 AM »
Would yaks be a good idea. :o  I am very cautious about big green lizards anywhere near Rocky since i was last up at rocky and saw some big models around.  I don't know much about the area but I reckon you'd brass ones in the yak.   ;D


I've kayaked / canoed in the Boyne River on numerous occasions over the years, have been going there on holidays since a kid.

While there is no guarantee that there are no crocs in the Boyne River, reports are almost non existant. I was fishing South Trees Inlet about 15 years ago when someone sighted a croc. A few local lads went spot lighting that night, a couple of booms could be heard from Wurdong Heights around midnight.

Crocs were once wide spread right down into Moreton Bay. There's a widely shown photo shows a 23 footer taken from the Logan River, circa around 1901

I don't hesitate to drop the kayak in at the Boyne, even down in the tidal water. It's up to the individual. Could get run over in a bus tomorrow as well......

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Re: Boyne River Barra - Turkey Shoot Is On
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2011, 01:41:41 PM »
I'd yak it without any hesitation.  It's just a long way for us to take two cars up to do the down stream drift.

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Re: Boyne River Barra - Turkey Shoot Is On
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2011, 02:19:03 PM »
Good to know.  That info about the crocs in the Logan I have heard before and I'm glad we don't seem to have had any more reports around here  :P

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Re: Boyne River Barra - Turkey Shoot Is On
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2011, 09:07:11 PM »
Out of interest, how is/would the river below Mondy be going.  I assume it was in the same situation with water going over the spillway ??

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Re: Boyne River Barra - Turkey Shoot Is On
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2011, 05:15:14 AM »
If launching below the bridge, be aware its tidal, park the car and trailer away from the edge!

Saw a bloke launch along the gravel bank there a few years ago, (just up from the van park) left the trailer in the water and motored off down stream. He came back before his car was damaged, but the trailer was well soaked!

 

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