Barramundi Fishing in Australia

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A small barramundi delivers a highly acrobatic fight; like tarpon, they spit many a hook. Photo by Peter Zeroni.Peter Zeroni
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Winding rivers flow to remote beaches north and east of Darwin, in Australia's Northern Territory. Photo by Chris Woodward.Chris Woodward
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John Frazier fly-casts toward a muddy river mouth emptying into Bynoe Harbour in the Northern Territory, west of Darwin. Photo by Chris Woodward.Chris Woodward
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Barramundi occur from northern Australia to the Philippines and southern China, around the coasts of India to the Persian Gulf, according to 2013 IGFA Word Record Game Fishes. Photo by Peter Zeroni.Peter Zeroni
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While barramundi can grow to nearly 100 pounds, trophy fish like this NT monster can certainly make an angler's day. Anglers troll or cast plugs, depending on conditions and where the fish are located. Photo by Peter Zeroni.Peter Zeroni
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My first barra! Taken on a topwater plug fished below a barrage with Bamurru Plains lodge manager John Cooper. Photo by Chris Woodward.Chris Woodward
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Scouting barra hot spots with Airborne Solutions, flying over the northern coastline in a small helicopter. Photo by Chris Woodward.Chris Woodward
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Wallabies littered the flood plain in front of Bamurru Plains Lodge, in Australia's Northern Territory. Photo by Chris Woodward.Chris Woodward
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During normal wet seasons, rains flood the plains and barramundi feast. Photo by Peter Zeroni.Peter Zeroni
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The Northern Territory is known for its barramundi and for its crocodiles. When the two meet, it usually doesn't go well for the barra.Peter Zeroni
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Bamurru Plains manager John Cooper casts for barra below a large barrage. Photo by Chris Woodward.Chris Woodward
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This fly-caught bluenose salmon is a common threadfin species in Australia. Photo by Chris Woodward.Chris Woodward