Barramundi

Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 20:32
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Thinking of going to King Ash Bay. Does anyone know if the fish are biting or is it going to be a wasted trip.

Garry
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Reply By: angler - Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 20:36

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 20:36
Mate it's a bit cold for barra, they do like the weather a bit warmer. It can be done, look for rock bars that may increase the water temp or another method is to troll deep. Overall not a good time but Hey get away from it all and enjoy the outing anyway.
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Reply By: viz - Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 21:19

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 21:19
Flew a plane (the ultimate 4WD - leaps tall sand dunes in a single bound ;) up there must be '98 I think. Had a ball - and the best barra I have ever tasted... Go with (my) envy!!! ;)

/viz
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Reply By: neilvin - Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 10:02

Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 10:02
Gary
Give someone a ring up there:
Servo station : 08-89759670
Houseboat Hire / Mini Mart : 0889759760 or keithhallett@bigpond.com
or the Fishing Club : 08-89759861 or 08-89759858 or their fax :08-89759800
Suggest you wait untill water warms up.
It's a great spot for BIG barra mud crabs.
We spent 8 weeks up there a couple of years ago, and 3 weeks thee year before that.
A very, unique spot.
I was going up the with some mates again, earlier this year, but couldn't due to an accident, will have to be next year .....
Regards
Neil
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Reply By: Member - guppo(VIC) - Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 13:48

Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 13:48
I was up at King Ash Bay in May this year and the fishing was very slow. In the 2 weeks that we were there we only managed 13 legal Barra. We fished on average 6 hours a day. If you ring the locals you seem to get the same answer of "Yeah the fish are going". We were also told that the houseboat that we had booked 18 months ago was ready to be used ,but on getting there it was still 5 days from being useable. (10 very dissappointed blokes).
King Ash Bay will never see me again.
Next time I think I will fish the Roper River or go to Wollianna on the Daly River.
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Reply By: Garry - Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 17:06

Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 17:06
Thanks fellas and in particular Neil. Info useful. Will put trip off until end August I think. Soryy to here Houseboats not ready.

Regards To All Garry
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Reply By: tassie - Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 19:04

Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 19:04
was up there about 3 weeks ago camped just out from king ash bay at baton point fished while was there very little fish being caught by people that had spent weeks there. Some queen fish being caught off the shore but not many
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Follow Up By: Garry - Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 19:57

Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 19:57
Know it well. Quenies aren't bad eating anyway, so a bit of consolation.
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