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Barra fishing.
« on: July 11, 2012, 06:42:21 PM »
in a month ill be doing some barra fishing, i have no idea about what gear/ fishing outfit to use i was wondering if you guys could give me a hand thanks.


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Re: Barra fishing.
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2012, 07:03:40 PM »
Tough call.  What sort of Barra fishing will you be doing?  Lakes, rivers?  Qld, NT?

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Re: Barra fishing.
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2012, 07:13:22 PM »
On second thoughts, the best thing I could advise is, get a charter.  Doesn't matter where you're going and how you're fishing, find a local guide.  Most will supply gear and teach you more than what you could learn off 100 forum posts.

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Re: Barra fishing.
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2012, 09:28:38 PM »
Well I was actually going to get a charter for one day to show me the best locations to fish on that lake and also to wet a line, but as I'm staying at the lake for 2 weeks I wanted to spend most of that time fishing and I can't without my own gear so what would you suggest, oh I'm fishing in Queensland  :youbeauty

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Re: Barra fishing.
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2012, 06:31:07 AM »
A decent 6-8kg Baitcast rod with a good reel, Daiwa Zillion or Shimano Chronarch.  30 to 50lb braid and 60 to 80lb leader.  Buy the best you can afford.

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Re: Barra fishing.
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2012, 12:57:01 PM »
thanks for that :)

there is one more thing i need help with, the daiwa zillion says it has a line capacity of 14 & 16 pound and putting 30lb braid on there isnt that going over the line capacity?
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Re: Barra fishing.
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2012, 01:58:53 PM »
Line capacity normally tells you how much line the reel will hold of a certain capacity.  I've got Zillions running up to 50lb braid, and as long as you don't try to put 50lbs of pressure on it all will be well.

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Re: Barra fishing.
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2012, 02:02:42 PM »
If you get a charter, and then spend the next two weeks fishing the spot the guide took you to, expect to get rocks chucked at you.  The idea of the guide is to learn what to do, not just go back to his spots.  Ask him why you're fishing in that spot.  It will be either depth contour, wind direction, weed bank or something.  Then go looking for another spot which offers the same conditions.

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Re: Barra fishing.
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2012, 02:27:02 PM »
i wont just be at the spot the guide takes me to ill be changing location so i dont think there will be any rocks thrown, thanks for your help.

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Re: Barra fishing.
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2012, 05:20:02 AM »
Lake fishing.... depends on which 'lake'  your fishing and if you have a boat or are landbased.
Work the edges , shallows with surface lures , shallow and medium divers. 8-12cm lures. Travel quietly.
lf you have a sounder troll medium and deep divers.
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Re: Barra fishing.
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2012, 05:39:11 AM »
If you get a charter, and then spend the next two weeks fishing the spot the guide took you to, expect to get rocks chucked at you.  The idea of the guide is to learn what to do, not just go back to his spots.  Ask him why you're fishing in that spot.  It will be either depth contour, wind direction, weed bank or something.  Then go looking for another spot which offers the same conditions.

Thats right, if you just want to know the spots, you just follow someone elses charter  ;)

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Re: Barra fishing.
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2012, 12:49:54 PM »
hahah great thinking binder !  :FunnyPost)

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Re: Barra fishing.
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2012, 10:14:50 PM »
Thats right, if you just want to know the spots, you just follow someone elses charter  ;)

Following someone else's charter and see where they fish wont necessarily get you fish :X you need to know what to fish with when to fish with it how to retrieve certain lures to create a bite and read changes in the system while doing all this and if need be make the right move to certain chosen locations at the right times,I've had people try to do this to me for years both in fresh and salt water and I've never seen too many of them have a lot of success,there's more to catching Barra than just following someone ;D

I don't throw rocks though :o

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Re: Barra fishing.
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2012, 11:20:17 AM »

I don't throw rocks though :o

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