Kununurra Barra Bash

Kununurra’s annual Barra Bash was held over two days late last month. It was the 17th running of the event, which was based at the Skull Rock Boat Ramp and coordinated by the local Apex Club.

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With more than $10,000 worth of prizes up for grabs, the big winner was Ian Lewis, who weighed in a Barramundi that was closest to the mystery size of 60cm.

The family-friendly event was well organised and there was plenty of fun for all, including the kids who entered.


The fishing was generally quite tough with catches of Barramundi down on last year. There were plenty of bream and catfish caught and these were eligible for prizes too.

The Barra Bash is a unique event that also provides the opportunity to watch AFL and NRL finals by the Ord River 30 km from town via satellite feed. The weekend event is a must on the Kimberley calendar for many families who welcome the opportunity to socialise and camp next to one of Western Australians most beautiful rivers.


Organisers said the Barra Bash would be on again in 2016 and encourage anyone who is chasing their first Barramundi to come up and enjoy the magnificent fishing of the Kimberley and experience this great community event.