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Barra Fishing

Episode: 2
Broadcast: 20th June 2015
Presenter: Eamon Sullivan

Eamon flies to a special fishing location that only a select few have had the pleasure to visit.

  • Highly prized by anglers, Barramundi are reputed to be good fighting fish, avoiding fixed nets, they are best caught on lines or fishing lures.
  • “Barramundi” comes from the Aboriginal language of the Rockhampton area in Queensland, meaning “large-scaled river fish”.
  • Since its introduction, Barramundi is popular in Thai, Goan and Bengali cuisines. It is an iconic table fish as a quintessential Australian brand.
  • Barramundi are found inhabiting coastal waters, estuaries, lagoons and rivers, preferring clear to turbid waters in temperatures of 26 – 30 degrees Celsius.