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Re: Big Barra Age
« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2012, 07:55:04 AM »
I've located another pic of a 1.4m+ fish from the same location I will post today. I would love to hook one on a lure

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Re: Big Barra Age
« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2012, 12:08:49 PM »
Turns out this one wasn't quite 1.4m, but still a huge fish.


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Re: Big Barra Age
« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2012, 05:55:27 PM »
Hey Dale, that one needed a tojo and 357 to subdue  ;)  :))

sorry Wal for hijack....
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Re: Big Barra Age
« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2012, 06:30:52 AM »
Yep, he made a lure out of the numberplate, and the fish still bit his face off before he was apprehended.  Nice Barra, they breed them tough up north. 

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Re: Big Barra Age
« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2012, 09:26:26 AM »
 I know fella's, you'd think the officer would have got all the suspects details including its age. Look's like I'll just have to try to catch one myself

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Re: Big Barra Age
« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2012, 02:49:59 AM »
Turns out that a number of large broodstock female Barra from the Karumba Hatchery have been released into this little waterway as well as fingerlings. Sorta makes my question a bit irrelevant.
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Re: Big Barra Age
« Reply #21 on: April 26, 2012, 06:55:42 AM »
Hi Wal,

Here is some actual data on barra growth rate from Suntag news 187. The 3 barra had growth rates between 184-261mm/year. 

PS Awoonga is still producing barra, not easy to catch, but have been averaging couple of fish per session

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Re: Big Barra Age
« Reply #22 on: May 23, 2012, 10:06:39 AM »
There is quite a bit of variability when it comes to estimating a fishs age, so fish length isnt always a good predictor of exact age and especially if your dealing with different genetic stocks. Have a look at this link with information collected by the long term monitoring program.

http://www.daff.qld.gov.au/documents/Fisheries_SustainableFishing/Barramundi-results-update.pdf

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Re: Big Barra Age
« Reply #23 on: May 26, 2012, 06:54:48 PM »
Thank's for the info fella's :youbeauty

Earl- I'll have to get to Awoonga and some of the other Lakes sometime when I get a chance, I've definately got the Barra Bug after the 12 months I've been here in the Gulf

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