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Information on the quality and location of local Boat Ramp facilities. Includes photographs, maps and some video content.

Family orientated

Promoting family fishing.

Fish for the future promotes catch and release fishing.

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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 16 January 2011

Rescued Barramundi

I was on a walk today with the family when we spotted a large Barra trapped in a small section of a creek. It obviously got in there during the floods and was now stuck with shallow rocks blocking the way back to the River. We ducked home and grabbed a couple of nets to try capture the fish and return it to deeper water. It wasn't difficult and fish went nose first into the big net. Unfortunately she lost a few scales from the net, but my environet just wasn't big enough. She already had some injuries down one side, I'm guessing from trying to get around in the small space. But a few lost scales is better than certain death as the water evaporates and warms up. A successful release in Ross River saw the big fish swim away reasonably happy. Here is the video of the event. Its not the best as most was shot by my 6yo son! Hope we don't get in trouble for 'targeting' a Barramundi out of season!!!