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Post Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:07 pm    Post subject: 131cm barramundi from Roper coast

A 131cm barramundi caught on a Roper region coastal creek this week. Seven over a metre taken. 280 barra all up.

Crew included Brendan de With, son of AFANT president Warren de With, and former FFF Awards winner Richie 'Richieboy' Lucker, who apparently caught three meteries.

So where's the report Richie? :lol:

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Please put the boat away now fellas and let everyone else have a go ...


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:10 pm    Post subject: Re: 131cm barra from Roper coast

p..s off....bastards...the lot of you....yeah you too Richie


who was the angler? Congrats by the way.

cn still p..s off....

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:17 pm    Post subject: Re: 131cm barra from Roper coast

That thing is prehistoric, no need for out streached arms for that photo.


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:19 pm    Post subject: Re: 131cm barra from Roper coast

Brendan's fish.

Should have stretched the arms out anyway, tho you'd probably fall over..

Yep, a dinosaur ...


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:28 pm    Post subject: Re: 131cm barra from Roper coast

What the hell do you say to that............. Well done fella's, now to pick my jaw off the ground.

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:39 pm    Post subject: Re: 131cm barra from Roper coast

Holy sh*t, what a monster....well done 8) 8)


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:45 pm    Post subject: Re: 131cm barra from Roper coast

That is one beautiful big girl ,congrats Brendan.Bring on the roper trip wooohoooo

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:45 pm    Post subject: Re: 131cm barra from Roper coast

hope it was not caught on live bait cos it wouldn't be real if it was :lol: ..Seriously spectacular fish! Well done :mrgreen:

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:18 pm    Post subject: Re: 131cm barra from Roper coast

Great fishing ,how do those big girls manage to dodge nets for so long :mrgreen:


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:11 pm    Post subject: Re: 131cm barra from Roper coast

8) 8) 8) WELL DONE! 8) 8) 8)
Jealous doesent even describe how i feel

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:50 pm    Post subject: Re: 131cm barra from Roper coast

Here is the story from Brendan ...

"We went to a creek near the Rose River, a baby creek out that way, we were casting around where there was just a little fresh coming out at the bottom of the tide, which was attracting some bait.
"We made sure we kept casting all day, we worked hard.
"We sometimes cast for two hours straight without a fish, but once we worked out where the fish were we stayed put.
"Five meteries were on Stradas and two on green Bombers.
"We got a 131cm, 114cm, two by 105cm, two 103cm and a 100cm.
"My mate Warwick got two, Richie got three and I got two.
"We stopped counting at 280 fish - we lost count.
"But it was not easy fishing, we started at 6am each day - we went for a week - and Thursday, the last day, was the best day.
"We found the fish and worked them out a bit and it worked.
"We caught 10 or 20 in the 90s and 40 or 50 in the 80s.
"It took eight hours in the boat to get home.
"The big one was a nice healthy fish and it got itself right out of the water - we got to see some awesome tail-dancing.
"And it went straight back in after the photos.
"We launched at Roper Bar Caravan Park, the bar was on 500mm, we were actually going to drive to the Moyle River, but because of all the rain changed our plan to the Roper.
"The Roper River itself was really unproductive - there has been very little rain and the netters are hitting it.
"We did nearly 900km on the boat to get the fish.
"We caught no other species - we were hoping to hit the islands but it was a bit rough."

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:32 pm    Post subject: Re: 131cm barra from Roper coast

pipped me by 1cm, well done


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:34 pm    Post subject: Re: 131cm barra from Roper coast

I dont think there are words to describe that fish 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

I will just say that you have done something that 99.999% of barra anglers will never experience


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:17 pm    Post subject: Re: 131cm barra from Roper coast

Did they weigh it? I got a 131 two years go at shady but my scales only went to 25kg I estimated it was about 30kg?

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:32 pm    Post subject: Re: 131cm barra from Roper coast

yes, they said it bottomed out 60lb scales

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