Gday guys,

Just got back from a trip up in the kimberely with the wife, was up their for a few weeks and only managed to sneak in 2 days of fishing, hadn't caught a barra before, its been on my bucket list for a while. Managed to talk her into a last minute trip to go heli fishing out of derby, fishing was pretty slow but what an experience, pushing the bait of the banks with the chopper and watching them get smashed by barra was insane, equally frustrating as we only landed one for the trip and the wife caught it good job on her behalf though.

Had a day booked with makaira a month prior to the trip this was my last chance to get one before we had to head back to Perth.

Fishing was again quiet we ended up landing a few more fish this day, tried sight casting for triple tail but they weren't interested in the lures, so we moved further into the creeks, no threadies but managed 3 barra for the day, finally got my first barra at 84cm was pretty happy with that quick photo and sent her on its way. After that fish, was happy to sit back and enjoy a beer and the rest of the day flicking lures.


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Awesome stuff.

Fri, 2020-10-02 10:58

How good is heli fishing. Used to fly from derby to Cone bay via chopper and the barra were easy to spot on low tide. Congrats on getting your bucket list fish 


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Fri, 2020-10-02 20:02

 Well done on the barra its a beauty. Broomes quiet all over at the moment.  Been fishing all week for one lemon shark. Can't even get a long Tom to bite!


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Sat, 2020-10-03 06:45

 Great quality photo of that baz, nice for a first.


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Sun, 2020-10-04 09:12

 Yeah it was an awesome trip, cheers guys!