29 August, 2022
Anglers gear up for Barra Bash
THE waters of Lake Tinaroo will soon be densely populated with fishermen of all ages as the annual Barra Bash returns next weekend.
The weekend not only gives anglers a weekend full of fishing on Lake Tinaroo, it is mainly for the organisers the Tableland Fish Stocking Society to keep track of fish populations.
Keen on keeping Lake Tinaroo a drawcard for the Tablelands, money made from the event will go straight back into putting more Barra and Sooty Grunter into the dam.
The society recently got the green light to stock Mangrove Jack, so anglers can expect to catch some jack during this year’s Barra Bash.
Barra Bash organiser Melissa Wilson is encouraging any and all avid anglers to gear up and get out onto Tinaroo Lake for this year’s event.
“Tableland Fish Stocking Society wishes to sincerely thank our newest plus returning sponsors for 2022,” he said.
“There are fantastic prizes for adults, juniors and small fry over 22 categories with incredible fishing packages for catching the longest Barramundi, Sooty Grunter, Mangrove Jack or Red Claw – prizes also for most caught Tilapia and Blue/Forktail Catfish.
“You don’t have to catch a fish to be in the draw for the adult nomination prize of $10,000, with all our prizes you just have to be there on Sunday with your ticket.”
Registrations for this year’s event are available from the website at tinaroobarrabash.com.au, Atherton Bait and Tackle and at the event site at Foreshore Park in Tinaroo from 3pm on Friday 9 September.