Questions and answers

When can you catch barramundi in Queensland?

When can you catch barramundi in Queensland?

The barramundi fishing season is closed from November 1 through to February 1, but you can fish all year round at Hook-A-Barra in the Daintree Saltwater Barramundi Farm.

Where can I catch barramundi in Qld?

Barramundi aren’t just a northern species. River systems such as Fitzroy in Central Queensland’s Rockhampton region and the Mary River on the Fraser Coast are home to some of the biggest breeding populations of barra on the east coast.

Where can I catch barramundi?

Look for snags, deep holes, intersections of two separate flows of water. Spots where a hungry barramundi will likely wait to ambush prey. Without a boat, a good spot generally means anywhere that you can access and cast a line.

Can you catch Barra in Cairns?

Cairns is unique in the fact that you have a great chance of catching metre-plus barramundi from the beaches just north of town at Trinity Beach. “Sure, you can catch small barra in the creeks – up to 80cm, but on the beaches, you’ll struggle to catch a fish under 80cm,” he says.

What time of year is best for barramundi fishing?

BARRAMUNDI fishing improves as the weather warms. August can fish well but September and October are the best barra months. The second half of September and first half of October are a great time to fish the harbour. Unlike the famous wet season run-off period, early build-up conditions are stable and predictable.

Can you catch barramundi in Hervey Bay?

The Mary and Susan River are two of the largest estuary systems on the Fraser Coast and is one of the most exceptional barramundi fisheries south of the Fitzroy River containing larger than average size barra than other more renowned northern river systems.

What do you eat with barramundi?

Plate the barramundi, crispy skin side-up atop white bean puree and alongside summer veg. Serve with dollops of pistou, chervil and lemon wedge to garnish.

How fast do you troll for barramundi?

Boat speed and action may vary from 12km per hour down to slow trolling with the vessel in and out of gear. The behaviour of any present bait should give an indication to the most successful troll speed. If no prey animals are present, mixing it up until favouring results are obtained is a prudent option.

Where is the Flying Fish Point in Innisfail?

Little known, and closely guarded by keen fishing locals, Flying Fish Point is located at the mouth of the Johnstone River, Innisfail. Fishing off the beach is popular at Flying Fish Point, and those lucky enough to own absolute beachfront accommodation in the area boast being able to ‘fish from their doorstep’.

What kind of fish can you find in Innisfail?

Whether you’re fishing for Sucker, Perch or Bigmouth Buffalo, or one of the other fish found near Innisfail, we can tell you where to find them, how to bring them in, and who’s having success.

Where is the Johnstone River in Innisfail Queensland?

The Johnstone River runs through Innisfail is approximately 90km south of Cairns. It is a great place target Barramundi and the River has been stocked since 1994 and continues to be stocked with the last release was in 2009.