'The Barramundi is one of
the most well-known fish in Australia. Barra are the stuff that angler's dreams
are made of: a sporting catch, lovely to eat and plenty of it at a maximum of
60kg (132 pounds). The biggest ones measure nearly 1.8 metres (6 feet) in length
so they must be a real challenge to haul into the boat! The huge demand for this
fish has sparked a multi-million dollar aquaculture and commercial fishing
industry. Barra are restocked into waterways and dams to replenish the supply
and you'll find barramundi (Lates calcarifer) served at most seafood
restaurants in coastal Queensland.'
Wet Tropics Management Authority
The Queensland Fisheries Management Authority has organised recreational
fishing for Barramundi and Crayfish in Lake Tinaroo.
is being stocked regularly with fish. Barramundi do not
breed because they have no access to salt water to spawn, therefore, the
closed season (set due to breeding periods) does not apply.
Similarly, the maximum size limit (set to protect large female Barramundi)
does not apply, as the females can not contribute to the natural spawning
The change in
regulations enables recreational fishers to fish for Barramundi and Crayfish
without harming wild self-sustaining numbers.
permit is required by anyone fishing in Lake Tinaroo
- Fishing permits can be
Atherton Bait & Tackle, 82 main Street Atherton ph: 07
or Lake Tinaroo Holiday Park, Tinaroo Falls Dam Road Ph: 07 4095 8232
- Boat Hire & Fishing
Permits can be obtained from Tinaroo Terraces, cnr of Church and Russell Sts
Tinaroo Ph: 4095 8555
minimum size limit is 58cm.
bag limit is five Barramundi.
pots are available for sale at many sports stores and hardware outlets on the Tablelands.
Professional Fishing Guide
Professional Barra Guide
Location: Lake Tinaroo, Tinaroo.
Contact: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (07) 4095 8888
International: +61 7 4095 8888
Tinaroo Barra Sports Fishing
offers the most experienced fishing guide in the business.
is a world record holder for barramundi fishing and will help you
catch the 'Big Barra'.
Full Day Tour:
Lure, Fly or Bait Fishing.
Experienced Fishing Guide.
Morning & Afternoon Tea.
3 People Max
Half Day Tour: