First Barra for 2018 season thanks to Nativeman! [w/ Video]

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First Barra for 2018 season thanks to Nativeman! [w/ Video]

#1 Post by Ads22 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:07 pm



Will hopefully get around to a trip report and video at some stage. A shout out to one of our members. I was fishing the Boyne River on the weekend in the GT I recently bought from Nativeman. I spent a bit of time casting and trolling one of his 'Tazer' lures (One Cast Lures). My first in-season barra for 2018 came with many thanks to Nativeman! Fish went 68cm. Nice little fight on a new barra rod. Came home for dinner as haven't had barra for a little while now. Fish was tagged in 2011. Had been out 6 years and 2 months for only 250mm growth. Previously caught by electrofisher in the fresh above the weir 6 years ago, caught approximately 6km away in tidal waters.
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Gave the Rom Tom and RT Mini a little run but spent more time on the Tazer. Thanks Nativeman, I look forward to trying the others out soon! Word has it the jacks love your RT Minis!


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Adam
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Estuary Cod 50cm; Mangrove Jack 49cm; Barra 108cm; Flathead - dusky 62cm; Flathead - bartail 51cm; Flounder 28cm; Forktail Catfish 60cm; Bream 32cm, Sand whiting 30cm; Striped Butterfish/Scat 20cm; Barred Javelin 47cm; Bull Shark 80cm; Queenfish 103cm; Tarpon 60cm; Golden Perch 47cm; Estuary Perch 33cm; Saratoga 72cm; Leathery Grunter 43cm.

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Re: First Barra for 2018 season thanks to Nativeman!

#2 Post by rocketV » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:29 pm

:cool:
Fresh is best, but I don't mind some salt every now and then!


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Re: First Barra for 2018 season thanks to Nativeman!

#3 Post by dinodadog » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:41 am

You took home a tagged fish :oops:
Idea of tagging is to keep a record of the fish growth over the years, once removed you cant do this.Unless the fish is near death its best to return them to the water so they can be recaptured and measured again to see how they have grown in that area.

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#4 Post by muzza111 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:28 am

Lovely Barra Adam, I thought Barra are a fast growing fish and would have guessed a 68cm fish to be 3-4 years old. Maybe a shorter growing season than further north??
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#5 Post by arpie » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:18 pm

Well done, Adam (and Nativeman!!) Here's hoping you'll get a bunch more on it as well

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Re: First Barra for 2018 season thanks to Nativeman!

#6 Post by Ads22 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:50 pm

muzza111 wrote:Lovely Barra Adam, I thought Barra are a fast growing fish and would have guessed a 68cm fish to be 3-4 years old. Maybe a shorter growing season than further north??
Yeah, my last recapture was much faster growth rate, seems to vary a lot!
dinodadog wrote:You took home a tagged fish :oops:
Idea of tagging is to keep a record of the fish growth over the years, once removed you cant do this.Unless the fish is near death its best to return them to the water so they can be recaptured and measured again to see how they have grown in that area.

Dino
I understand your view and acknowledge your experience and passion Dino. I usually let go tagged fish, but also am comfortable having a feed, as are my family. I happily participate in the tagging program adding fish to the system, including legal sized fish.
arpie wrote:Well done, Adam (and Nativeman!!) Here's hoping you'll get a bunch more on it as well

cheers

roberta
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Estuary Cod 50cm; Mangrove Jack 49cm; Barra 108cm; Flathead - dusky 62cm; Flathead - bartail 51cm; Flounder 28cm; Forktail Catfish 60cm; Bream 32cm, Sand whiting 30cm; Striped Butterfish/Scat 20cm; Barred Javelin 47cm; Bull Shark 80cm; Queenfish 103cm; Tarpon 60cm; Golden Perch 47cm; Estuary Perch 33cm; Saratoga 72cm; Leathery Grunter 43cm.

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Re: First Barra for 2018 season thanks to Nativeman! [w/ Vid

#7 Post by Ads22 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:23 am

Video added to original post.
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Estuary Cod 50cm; Mangrove Jack 49cm; Barra 108cm; Flathead - dusky 62cm; Flathead - bartail 51cm; Flounder 28cm; Forktail Catfish 60cm; Bream 32cm, Sand whiting 30cm; Striped Butterfish/Scat 20cm; Barred Javelin 47cm; Bull Shark 80cm; Queenfish 103cm; Tarpon 60cm; Golden Perch 47cm; Estuary Perch 33cm; Saratoga 72cm; Leathery Grunter 43cm.

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Re: First Barra for 2018 season thanks to Nativeman! [w/ Vid

#8 Post by Nativeman » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:15 am

Adam I have thanked you everywhere else, but here is one from a fellow KFDU member.

When I sold those lures to you, this was never what I expected. This has been a huge few days as far as fishing results have gone for my lures. I look forward to going over to my parents place soon, get this video up on their 60 inch and show them and I know they will feel happiness and for a short time it will take their minds from the struggles of their life in their late 80's. I know it will spruce Dad up as fighting Parkinson's at 87 is not fun ...

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Sel

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Re: First Barra for 2018 season thanks to Nativeman! [w/ Vid

#9 Post by Ads22 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:55 am

Pleasure Sel. You have a product that looks good, happy to share. Hope the folks get a kick out of it. Parkinson's can be a tough disease to deal with. Best wishes to your Dad.
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Estuary Cod 50cm; Mangrove Jack 49cm; Barra 108cm; Flathead - dusky 62cm; Flathead - bartail 51cm; Flounder 28cm; Forktail Catfish 60cm; Bream 32cm, Sand whiting 30cm; Striped Butterfish/Scat 20cm; Barred Javelin 47cm; Bull Shark 80cm; Queenfish 103cm; Tarpon 60cm; Golden Perch 47cm; Estuary Perch 33cm; Saratoga 72cm; Leathery Grunter 43cm.

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