winter barra

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winter barra

Post by bigbudge » Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:20 am

Hey fellas, have just joined FFF. I'm from the Hunter Valley, NSW, and heading to Darwin on June 1st.
Hoping to catch my first barra! I know June is not the prime time for barra but with work and family commitments I'm flat out getting a week off. My mate lives in Darwin and has a 5 metre tinnie.
We plan to head to Dundee Beach for a couple of days then maybe down to Daly River for 3 days.
Some people have told me I'm wasting my time at this time of year ? I believe the fishing may be difficult but fish have still gotta eat ! We intend to use everything from hard body surface lures to deep divers, plastics, and live bait.
Have you had success fishing for barra in winter ?
Any tips or tricks ?

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Re: winter barra

Post by Matt Flynn » Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:16 am

If you get some warm calm weather, fish the gutters/drains that are out of the wind.

Around Dundee foreshores, and Bynoe Harbour, they get large barra around the shallow rocks in the dry season, you can troll shallow rocks out front of Dundee.

If the barra don't read the script there will be queenfish (skinnies), brassy and giant trevally, goldies, threadies, jewfish, mud crabs, so you'll be eating well regardless.

Also good mackerel and sailfish at times out of Dundee if the south-easter drops-off, the macks come in close too.

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