Shady Camp - Shark Attack 1m+ Barra

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Shady Camp - Shark Attack 1m+ Barra

Post by Out Blue » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:05 pm

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 by Lats » Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:01 pm

Survival of the fittest

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Post by Dick » Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:53 pm

Merely a flesh-wound, sure she has had worse

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Post by Tap'n'Zap » Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:01 am

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

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Post by badkev » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:49 pm

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 by West_Oz_Rossco » Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:53 pm

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 by Bigaz » Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:46 pm

Unlucky mate, tax man never miss an opportunity. Awesome fish tho did look healthy
Caution: there’s something fishy about this fella…

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Post by goldfish » Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:27 am

So what did it taste like?
Tight lines 'n' keep the shiny side up people.

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Post by West_Oz_Rossco » Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:55 pm

goldfish wrote:So what did it taste like?
barra bites back at the lodge...tasted superb 8)

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Post by chris338 » Sun May 28, 2017 10:51 pm

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 by al57 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:28 pm

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 by ronje » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:45 am

Fitzroy River Rocky Feb this year, Al.
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Re: Shady Camp - Shark Attack 1m+ Barra

Post by mickkk » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:05 pm

Haha, almost looks like a triple tail from behind

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Re: Shady Camp - Shark Attack 1m+ Barra

Post by stroma » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:27 pm

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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