The event attracts some fifteen thousand fun loving anglers thanks to the beautiful environment, two hundred and fifty thousand dollars in drawn prizes, and best of all some magic fishing!
Situated in the magnificent Gladstone Region this event is iconic with locals but those further afield are only just starting to cotton on. The area has always produced good catches of sizable saltwater Barra but it has become the meter plus Barra capital since the freshwaters of Awoonga Dam spilled during the last two floods. You see Awoonga has been stocked with Barra for decades where they grew huge, and when these previously contained beasts came Boyne tannum hookup fireworks the Dam Wall it increased the natural population of giant fish in the estuaries below by a thousand fold.
In the few months following a flood, anglers caught up to a dozen meter plus barra in the estuaries per day!
Impressive given a single meter plus barra in the salt water is considered a fish of a lifetime to many! Even more impressive is that many of these big barra are caught along the Boyne River itself! These estuary Barra numbers have thinned out in the Boyne a lot due Boyne tannum hookup fireworks dispersion and commercial fishing.
Furthermore recreational fishing pressure has seen the barra become wiser and harder to catch, however giant fish over 1. Better still Lake Awoonga itself is seeing a comeback in numbers of big barra because fish stocked since the last flood have grown fast in the food rich waters. My original plan to hit Awoonga was cancelled because the arvo we had scheduled was too windy.