With the benefit of hindsight, I reckon Rockhampton City Council will one day look back on their decision to declare the region a Net Free Zone (NFZ) as one of the smartest and most far-sighted choices they could have made.
With the barra season about to open, this is the perfect time to learn more about these fish and how you can target them for the best results once the season opens again in February, 2020.
The thought of venturing out into the Coral Sea is certainly an exciting prospect for any red-blooded angler. Whilst we all know about the multitude of hard fighting sports-fish on offer out there, I think the main allure for me personally are the extensive myriad of reef systems to explore.
We all have our favourite type of lures. For some people it’s a paddle tail soft plastic or prawn, others it’s a hard body, stick bait, or popper. Usually these lures earn their favouritism from past captures as they bring a sense of confidence and reliability when catches are lean.