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Big Boyne barra puts up a fight

A big barramundi caught at Boyne.
A big barramundi caught at Boyne.

MY husband Darren and I have just recently moved to Boyne Island and are relatively amateur fisherman.

A visit from my daughter Tegan, who is a Weipa legend in the fishing arena, prompted a full day out to try and catch dinner in the Boyne.

We were using small live mullet and having no luck, so I decided big bait would land a big fish.

I put on a full king prawn (Woolies $16.99 a kilo ) and five minutes later I was fighting the fish of my life.

It tried to jump and only got its head out of the water, and then we realised how big it really was.

It took a good five minutes to land and I have bruises all over my stomach from bracing the rod.

It was a miracle that I landed her. She was too big for me to hold by myself.

Darren took some amazing photos and captured every moment from the first jump to her swimming off back to freedom.

They were both amazed and so happy for me that I landed this fish, and maybe a little bit jealous.

Topics:  barramundi, boyne island, fishing, outdoor-living




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