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Post Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:35 pm    Post subject: Shady Camp - Shark Attack 1m+ Barra

Hit Shady today looking for that meter barra, well we found it but not in the traditional terms.

Saw the big girl on the surface roll next to the boat, bit of commotion and we could see a shark having a go at her. Managed to get a landing net under her only just and get it out of the water before any more damage was done but she'd lost all her tail.

Measured spot on 1m even without the tail and it was a good solid fish and such a waste.


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Shady Camp - Shark Attack 1m+ Barra

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Shady Camp - Shark Attack 1m+ Barra

Merely a flesh-wound, sure she has had worse

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Shady Camp - Shark Attack 1m+ Barra

What a shame, she seems to be quiet a healthy girl.


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Shady Camp - Shark Attack 1m+ Barra

Bugger... seen a 115 caught tuesday but must of struggled with the release. It taken them ages to revive too.


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Shady Camp - Shark Attack 1m+ Barra

Cracker of a fish, shame about the shark. Taxidermist could make a tail ...

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Shady Camp - Shark Attack 1m+ Barra

same thing happened to us in Tommycut last Wednesday...except we dropped this right at the boat after a 5 min struggle. Obviously she was knackered and good old taxman had lunch!

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Shady Camp - Shark Attack 1m+ Barra

Unlucky mate, tax man never miss an opportunity. Awesome fish tho did look healthy

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:57 am    Post subject: Re: Shady Camp - Shark Attack 1m+ Barra

So what did it taste like?

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Shady Camp - Shark Attack 1m+ Barra

goldfish wrote:
So what did it taste like?

barra bites back at the lodge...tasted superb 8)


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Post Posted: Sun May 28, 2017 11:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Shady Camp - Shark Attack 1m+ Barra

had the same thing happen to me last time i was out there. i was absolutely gutted when she surfaced


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Shady Camp - Shark Attack 1m+ Barra

there is a pic somewhere i have seen of a caught bazza with its total tail gone but had reformed into a little stump and it was still feeding and living well .when caught it was around 700 i think from memory .


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:15 am    Post subject: Re: Shady Camp - Shark Attack 1m+ Barra

Fitzroy River Rocky Feb this year, Al.


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Shady Camp - Shark Attack 1m+ Barra

Haha, almost looks like a triple tail from behind


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Shady Camp - Shark Attack 1m+ Barra

Hi Ronje
That is a perfect example of lordosis. A curvature of the spine that is common in hatchery reared fish mostly due to a deficiency


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