Loving the Port Hedland Barra

Well i went for a last minute solo saturday night mission to see if i could get a few more barra. The evening started off promising with a nice fish in the low 60's taken casting a lure as soon as i arrived. After that i decided to go and get some livies before the sun set and settle into an old fav spot. I cast poppers around for a while and managed to drop another 2 fish, on of which would easily have gone close to 90cm

first of the session

ahh, not to worry. Next i connected to something large, i new it was large becasue there was just enough light to see it jumping near the rockbar. I was on my own so after the long battle it was dificult to net the big girl. Much to my delight it broke my PB (the 112 from two weeks ago) and went 117cm. It was a horse. Again becasue i was on my own i only took a couple of quick brag mat shots so i could get the big girl back in the water. Awesome! I celebrated with a few gold cans.
Managed another small barra and a couple of jacks for the rest of the night. Made my way back to the ramp at midnight. Gotta love the Pilbara!

new PB 117cm, released!

small baz

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Congrats Champion

Sun, 2010-12-12 16:03

Well done Mate. You making the best of the barra season. You'll have unbeatable records soon.


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Nice fish

Sun, 2010-12-12 16:11

Pitty you didn't get a photo holding it. Next time you'll have to take out a passenger to enjoy the experience.


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dont worry, i enjoyed it on

Sun, 2010-12-12 16:15

dont worry, i enjoyed it on my own mate

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Onya B-Dog. I said it when

Sun, 2010-12-12 16:14

Onya B-Dog. I said it when you landed your 112cm and it proved to be a lie but I'll say it again, that fish is gonna take some beating.
Well deserved. How about working on my PB next time and leaving another metery for me?

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Sun, 2010-12-12 16:17

the size of a shetland pony that baby! 20kg braddo? congrats on the new pb mate! how many m+ you scored / put others onto now this season????


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Hey Brad i reckon if you had

Sun, 2010-12-12 17:08

Hey Brad i reckon if you had straightened the tail out, she would of gone 1180 :-)

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Sun, 2010-12-12 17:34

MDOG strikes again, how happy are you now that we got out of Wrong Creek that arvo!! :)


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Big fish all round

Sun, 2010-12-12 17:58

Very well conditioned this girl, great fish Brad.


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you are going to need a

Sun, 2010-12-12 18:58

you are going to need a bigger brag mat soon mate, well done


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Great fish

Sun, 2010-12-12 19:02

Hey mate great fish, sorry to hear you had to go on your own!! hahaha



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Sun, 2010-12-12 19:33

Top fish brad,you seem to produce the goods time after time. Gotta be happy with 117

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Great catch there , and I

Sun, 2010-12-12 20:13

Great catch there , and I thought 112cm was going to keep you quiet for awhile.


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Well done Brad. Another top

Sun, 2010-12-12 20:17

Well done Brad. Another top baz & another PB to beat!

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brad i dont know you but you

Sun, 2010-12-12 20:21

brad i dont know you but you get on my nerves. haha so good well done mate i was watching ultimate fish - barramundi on fox today wikid stuff some thing i need to tick of my to do list. BARRAMUNDI, congrats. Marko


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well done Brad. sounds like

Sun, 2010-12-12 20:57

well done Brad. sounds like you had another cracker of a session. getting close to that 120 .


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So am I flying in soon or

Mon, 2010-12-13 00:02

So am I flying in soon or what?

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nice barrraa

Mon, 2010-12-13 06:13

they just keep getting bigger and bigger you wil hit the 125 mark the way you are going there brad well done


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Better ask Santa for a longer

Mon, 2010-12-13 06:45

Better ask Santa for a longer brag mat! Cracker Bazza Brad.


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