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Fly Fishing

Chasing Golden Trevalley on the Magnetic Island flats.


Enjoying one of the many beautiful beaches of Magnetic Island.

Sunday 19 July 2009

Barra on fly

Well I think everyone enjoyed there evening at the fly fishing film festival, I will put a report up when the photos come in. More importantly! I haven't cracked the answer but I was a little bit closer to catching barramundi on fly in the salt. I went to my normal morning kayak spot for a short fish on the way to church. I was very happy looking at the water and as I paddled closer I saw some nervous water near the area I fish. This always looks good and suggested that there was either trevally or sea pike around. Cool! After laying the anchor I let the fly out and a couple of casts later the fly came up hard, then a surge and then a leap! I did not want to get to excited but I thought cool, then another leap! This was looking good, then the line went tight to the bottom and I thought not so good. As I eased the kayak closer, by letting out rode, the line starting moving and another leap and we were away. Finally the fish was beside the kayak and I realised my landing net was too small! So I played the fish out and pulled him into the kayak by his mouth, this was a keeper! Nice fish and very happy. The details, 8wt Sage with a Lamson waterworks reel, intermediate line and leader going to a 5kg tippet, no bite tippet, and a 1/0 white clouser. The fish 82cm and weighed 5.4kg gutted and gilled.