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Week 16: Fishing The Cape York Peninsular For Barramundi

I've just returned from Aurukun, which is located 100 km south of Weipa on the Western Coast of Cape York Peninsular. I caught up with a couple of good mates, skipper Rob McCulloch and guide Terry Holmon. We caught loads of fish over the course of the week and I had a special fishing session with a young angler, 6 year old Lachlan. This was part of our Anaconda Kids Fishing Segment and young Lachlan had a ball.

Lachlan with his baitfish

We decided to cast net live mullet for bait, and Lachlan's first catch was a beautiful 2 kg Queenie. He had never caught a Queenfish before and was amazed at how much it jumped about in the fight. When I asked him what his favourite fish was, he said the mighty Barramundi. He was hopeful, that he would be able to land one of Australia's most iconic fish.

Adrew Ettinghausen & Lachlan with his awesome barramundi

As the afternoon wore on, we caught a number of small cod and a few queenfish, but as hard as we tried, a nice Barra kept eluding us. As the sunset, it looked like we were going to miss out on Lachie's prized fish. On the call of "last cast" I couldn't believe it when Lachlan's line came up tight and a barra leapt across the water. Lachlan's smile beamed from ear to ear. He had a great day's fishing! A big thank you to the guys from Aurukun Fishing Charters who helped make it a special day!


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