Barramundi cod from Reichardt Creek

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Barramundi cod from Reichardt Creek

Post by Matt Flynn » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:09 am

Sent in by Buzzdog, a mate of his took this pic of a barramundi cod from Reichardt Creek, never heard of the species from a creek before
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Re: Barramundi cod from Reichardt Creek

Post by fish4me123 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:45 am

That's unreal, well done
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Post by AM » Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:39 pm

Global warming for sure

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Post by Lats » Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:51 pm

Amazing. Beautiful animal

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Post by Flickin4em » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:20 pm

Lats wrote:Amazing. Beautiful animal
Yeah they're pretty cool, I really hope that they released it, I used to see them off the wessels spearfishing but they were pretty rare . . They taste great apparently. But they pair up for life I was told. So I never shot one they'd nearly always have a mate with them too. Instead of them 80cm+ jacks were the go aswell as solid red emperors or 80cm coral trout when we'd dive along 20m deep reef shelves or caves in 10-15m but the barra cod were usually in 8m or less around corals. :mrgreen:

Another random fact too, for those interested a 50cm mangrove jack is around 20 years old making my mates 98cm one he shot out near a headland in 2010 not far from Dhanya pretty ancient. .. and definitely a lot older than me and him put together :|
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Post by Till » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:41 pm

Great eating and I’d never throw one back if I caught one. I’ve only speared them. Hey flickin was it jonesy or Jaimus that shot that jack?

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Post by Flickin4em » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:55 pm

Yeah Till ,
It was my apprentice Jaimus, he goes alright. His mate saw it on the trip before and came up to the surface wide eyed :shock: and f#%king spewin he had stuffed it up. He was claiming he'd seen a metre jack. " :bs: whatever mate " they told him. Jaimus went back to the same spot and shot it next trip from its cave it measured in at 98cm he then sent him a message with its pic "told ya it wasn't a metre" :rofl: I personally have seen a few in the 90s myself and smoked one off cape Arnhem only to lose it to a pack of 2m white tips. :banghead:

I really miss spearing and am keen on a crack at it in a few areas around darwin one day but have been saying that for a few years now..lol. But I will definitely be wearing a sharkshield and 303 powerhead like out there too when I get out there for another crack at it. I run a Rabitech 115 custom carbon fibre rail gun with 7mm shaft and 400lb mono 8) almost as much manoeuvrability as a 110 but same power as my mates 120 with its custom made shorter rubber. 8) originally it was a 130 but too much power was blowing out massive holes in trout and they'd spin off. :evil:
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Re: Barramundi cod from Reichardt Creek

Post by Sullo » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:50 pm

I have killed a lot over the years,they don't handle getting pulled up from 120ft of water.

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Another random fact too, for those interested a 50cm mangrove jack is around 20 years old making my mates 98cm one he shot out near a headland in 2010 not far from Dhanya pretty ancient. .. and definitely a lot older than me and him put together :|

50cm jack is about 7-8 years old then the growth slows right down,takes another 50 years to get to 100cm

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Re: Barramundi cod from Reichardt Creek

Post by boof dog » Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:06 am

See plenty of Barra Cod when spearfishing and line fishing on the reef over here (Cooktown) nearly always in pairs and can get fairly big. They are a 'No Take' spices here in QLD. They are a very curious fish and will often just sit there and look at you when you swim towards them.
Too pretty to eat.. I reckon anyway!
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Re: Barramundi cod from Reichardt Creek

Post by theodosius » Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:36 pm

A mate got a tripletail up a creek yesterday

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Re: Barramundi cod from Reichardt Creek

Post by STANDY » Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:57 pm

theodosius wrote:A mate got a tripletail up a creek yesterday
Always cast at anything floating in Darwin Harbour. Have caught a heap of triple tail this way. Biggest one I have ever seen caught was under a pelican torch floating by itself.

Saw a huge one as thick as a case of beer cruising the east arm wharf rock wall the other day at work. Pity I was on the wharf working.
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