Barra fishing

Submitted: Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 19:04
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Gidday All,Thursday we head to Pormpuraaw from Mackay for a week of Barra fishing.Can anyone enlighten us on the area we are visiting.We have been to the Cape before but not in this area.From what we hear there is quiet a lot of lizards with lots of large teeth in the area.What is the water and fuel situation like.Any points of interest locally ie rock art etc.
We then head to-wards Weipa so any info on this area.Any good fishing spots etc.
Any info appreciated
Thanks Locallaw
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Reply By: Poppy - Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 20:16

Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 20:16
Hi Locallaw
When you go to Weipa make the effort to go another 80k to Mapoon.
Great fishing off the beach for pelagics ie mackeral, queenies etc
If you have a tinny fish the Namalita or Ducie for Barra or the rockbar before the mouth of the Wenlock for great Grunter.
Lots of shoals within easy reach off the main beach at Cullen Point
You have to get a permit to camp from Laurie the ranger and don't forget the grog restrictions
Oh yeah... there are lots of snapping handbags up there too
Have a safe trip
Regards Poppy
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Follow Up By: locallaw - Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 21:23

Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 21:23
Gidday Poppy,We were thinking of going past weipa and having a look.I will get the maps out and have a look at the area north of weipa.Sounds really good.I have never caught a barra and only 3 fish on a lure.
Thanks Locallaw
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