123cm Fraser Island barra
Effort reaping the reward for Coastwatch’s David Granville who released this massive 123cm barra fishing out of River Heads with Luke in September 2021. David has fished with us many times before both locally and on long-range Gulf Expeditions as well as regularly at Monduran Dam. He was very excited for his new saltwater PB, a dream fish for anywhere but in particular for Fraser Coast waters.
Watch Dave’s video here.
The waters inside Fraser Island are recognised at the southern limit of wild barramundi on the east coast of Australia. Within this area there are three major rivers which provide the necessary environments for barramundi to breed being the Susan and Mary Rivers which enter the straits at River Heads, as well as the Burrum River to the north of Hervey Bay.
Since relocating to the Fraser Coast with the big boat, KEKOA, in 2018, Luke has spent a lot of time in the estuaries specifically targeting barramundi to good success.
Luke lives at River Heads and typically spends most of his effort locally, with wife Kelly, who is also a long time fishing tragic and his partner in the fishing businesses. They both love nothing more than hitting local waters when time allows!
If you are interested in supporting the Fraser Coast Fishing Alliance and their efforts to restore the Fraser Coast to its status at the top of the list of world-class fishing destinations, please sign the petition to end commercial netting in the Fraser Island/Sandy Straits conservation zone here.