More barra stocked into Lake Kununurra

When barramundi were first stocked into Lake Kununurra in 2013, not many people imagined the quality of fishing that the lake would produce in such a short amount of time.

Fisheries Minister Dave Kelly, Recfishwest CEO Dr Andrew Rowland and North Regional TAFE Portfolio Manager Jeff Cooper at the stocking event today. Picture: ABC Kimberley

The abundance of baitfish and lack of predators within Lake Kununurra saw barramundi reaching one metre in length within three years of age!

Any barramundi over one metre is a phenomenal fish and a bucket list target for many fishers.

Lake Kununurra is evolving into a sensational destination for anglers to chase their first barra and is a bona fide big barra waterway that continues to produce trophy sized fish.

The stocking of Lake Kununurra has forged the waterway into perhaps WA’s best barramundi fishery.

More than 650,000 barramundi fingerlings have been stocked since the project was announced back in 2012.

We’re pleased to report that more than 100,000 more barramundi fingerlings have been stocked into Lake Kununurra this year, including many at today’s stocking event.

This year’s stocking was funded through the Recreational Fishing Initiatives Fund, adding to the number of great projects funded using recreational fishing licence money.

Read what the Fisheries Minister had to say about today’s stocking here.

More than 650,000 barramundi fingerlings have been stocked since the project was announced in 2012.

Lake Kununurra: A world-class barra playground

As planned, Lake Kununurra is now regarded as a world-class trophy barramundi fishery (plus there are no saltwater crocs or huge Kimberley tides to deal with).

If these monsters continue to grow as expected it won’t be long before the Lake could hold Australia’s biggest barra.

If you want to keep up to date with the latest catches, check out Lake Kununurra Barramundi Stocking Group on Facebook.

If you ever find yourself lucky enough to explore the Kimberley, ensure you visit Kununurra and test your luck tracking down an iconic barramundi on the lake’s calm protected waters.

Catching a big barra is a quintessential Kimberly experience and Lake Kununurra is now one of the best places to do it!

As planned, Lake Kununurra is now regarded as a world class trophy barramundi fishery. Picture: Lake Kununurra Barramundi Stocking Group.

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