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Saturday, 8 July 2017

BARRA - A FEW GOOD FISH

Courtesy of Tony ORR


Apologies for the unashamed brag-photos...
Haven't had as much time on the water as I would like over the last few months, but managed a couple of crackers nevertheless. While I acknowledge that barra are not at all difficult to coax into eating feathers, big ones can be quite difficult to bring to bag when there is no boat involved!

Three 'meteries' so far this year, all on the 9-weight, and all land-based.
Hope you enjoy the photos:

Right on 100cm, caught during the 'wet' on one of my flashy gold rattle-rousers.

This one scoffed a 4/0 rattling 'Pink Thing' and measured 112cm.

Also taken on a rattling 'Pink Thing', this specimen dragged the tape out to 113cm.
All were extremely challenging amongst the waterlilies, hyacinth, and submerged paperbark logs!
But that's all over now....

The cool weather has brought the tuna and mackerel into the harbour, so....
Hi ho, hi-ho, its out to sea we go!

Friday, 30 June 2017

A Blinder

Some times when guiding over many years you get to experience somebody's pay off in persistence when everything just goes right.


The best Barra or Threadie they have caught,  PB's on other things, fish in good numbers seen and caught and unusual occurrences that come out of left field.



Long time Flyfisher and veteran of Bynoe harbour over 15 yrs Theo Baisi from Sydney had one of those weeks you wish for, he did it all and caught it all.





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The highlight for me was discovering one of the bait ball's that are around this time of year generally wide and carrying big pelagics carving them up.This time it came very close to the Mangroves and the resultant attraction to the Barramundi couldn't be resisted.  I get to witness this rarely and this day  we drove straight up to it.



Graeme

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

FISH DO GROW UNDER TREES

                                                               Jack Sparrow (the Pirate Cod)

This opportunistic fish must have been caught 5 times  this year by clients in my favourite Snapper spot usually by grabbing a little trevally and refusing to let go, as hard as i lecture him he still does it.



Had a great day out with Glenn Watt and Dean Jackson in a very tight creek trying to stop fish like this on my 9wgt fly rod,we all lost Barra in the tight confines until to this one nailed Glenn 114 cms on a rubber tail,im in the photo because I did a great job on the net. next time I'm taking my 11 wgt !
                                              Some great Mangrove Jacks around this year

One of the standard procedures guiding out of Crab Claw at Bynoe Harbour is to utilise the turn of the high tide. On any week making to the moon it occurs in early to late afternoon.

I generally take a break two thirds into the incoming tide for a few hrs then go out and target the turn of the high tide for pelagics. The main point to consider here is any turn of tide is a solunar major (feeding period).

The closer it happens toward sunset the better and I always called this period the" Diurnal Nocturnal Crossover" which means day time feeders heading to bed and night time feeders getting out and about.

There a numerous places in Bynoe that this occurs and can often be frantic as this footage shows.
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The guides association has started setting up stands at various shows in Brisbane Melbourne and Adelaide so if your around drop in, my video is usually running and have a coffee/ chat.




Cheers Graeme