Angler’s dream realised as two huge barramundi caught
Fishermen in northern Australia had a spring in their step as they headed out to their fishing grounds early for the start of barramundi season on Feb, 01 2017.
The season starts on Feb 01, 2017 after a four-month closure to allow the fish to spawn and recruit new stocks.
Rain returned at the start of the year, causing rivers to burst their banks.
Gulf of Carpentaria commercial fisher expert, who has been fishing gulf waters for the past 30 years, said the running rivers make for better fishing.
“Talking to a couple of people the other day, they’re all quite excited because of the rain,” Expret said.
He said that more rain across February and March would help in season going.
“Hopefully in the next couple of weeks, going on what the [Bureau of Meteorology] is saying, the monsoon will come back over us and we’ll get some more rainfall,” he said.
“We’ve had some significant rain this year which will bring more fish and allow commercial as well as recreation fishing break recording catch in Karumba, Qld, so it’s looking like being a good season,” expert said.
“I haven’t seen so many prawns in the waterways like this for at least five years,” he said.
“Prawns usually equals plenty of fish, and there’s salmon everywhere at the moment, so everyone should be getting into it.”
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