Breaking Scott’s Tinaroo Curse

Catching a metre Barra is one of the fishing world’s top honors. There’s only a small number of anglers in the country that can claim that crow. But for our Scotty Hillier, there’s one spot in Queensland that has provided a constant challenge…until now!

Lake Tinaroo in the Atherton Tablelands is regarded as on of Australia’s big barra hotspot. BUT, it’s also regarded as one of the hardest fisheries in the state. This is due to the level at which the dam sits above sea level. The tablelands are fairly high up, which mean the barometric pressure varies quite substantially to those of lakes and dams closer to Cairns.

Many Tinaroo bites are felt at dawn or dusk…and often later into the night. The key is to find the fish on your sounder…and our mate Will from Fish Hunter FNQ, says to just pepper an area and you SHOULD get a bite.

Lure of choice – the Zerek Live Mullet. A long cast out and slow wind back in. Nothing tricky…and when you get a bite, just hold on!

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