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25 October, 2021

Barra Bash returns with a bang

NEARLY 600 eager anglers from across Far North Queensland converged on the banks and waters of Tinaroo Dam over the weekend for the 30th annual Tinaroo Barra Bash.

By Rhys Thomas

Mareeba’s Alan McDonald was the Champion angler. His prizes included a Quintrex F390 Outback Explorer boat

After a COVID forced hiatus in 2020, the event returned much to the pleasure of the committee and longtime participants.

There was a recorded 234 barramundi between 384 adults, 114 juniors and 61 small fry (under 6) participants. 

“The event was very good and hugely supported by the local community, it was a huge family event,” Barra Bash publicity officer Laurie Wright said.

“The businesses were phenomenal and the prizes they gave were of very good quality. 

“We certainly would like to see the event happen next year, it’s a huge job.”

The winner of this year’s Barra Bash the champion angler was Alan MacDonald with 10 barra to his name alone. 

Amongst these Alan also reeled in the longest recorded barra at this year’s event with one of his catches measuring in at a whopping 122cm.

Alan received his awards at the presentations on Sunday after the event wrapped up and all rods and lines had been safely stored away.

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