The local knowledge from these guys really helped, and it wasn’t long before we were in front of a drain which had mullet getting boofed from the surface left right and centre. We sat waiting patiently for these fish to push down close enough for us and before long, boom, I had a nice Barra smacking my hard body lure. Now I know fishing to anyone reading this is exciting, but when you know you have a barra on the other end of the line and it could be worth $10,000 or better still $1,000,000, it just takes things to the next level! Every time that fish leaped from the water my head was tilting, trying to see if it had tag in it!! Unfortunately, he didn’t, but even so, it was awesome to land my first Northern Territory Barramundi, and even better to see him swim away after a couple of happy snaps!
Later through that session, seen Roger land a couple and Alex get himself on the board quickly as well, with a lot of banter in the boat getting slung around, ‘Is this the one’ , ‘here we go, I’m retiring on this fish’! All Barra were caught on various Shimano combo's but my two combo's of choice were the Chronarch / Zodias and Stradic FK / Raider. The day panned on with all of us chocking up a couple of fish each and retiring back to Alex’s place for a couple of well-earned cold beers.
What an initiative by Northern Territory Tourism, to come up with this concept! You don’t need much arm twisting to make a trip to the fish rich water of the Northern Territory, but if anything is going to push you over the edge, it’s the chance to tangle with a Barra that could change your life and earn you a sweet Million Dollars!
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