Phil Lyons with a metre-long barramundi he caught at Peter Faust Dam.
Phil Lyons with a metre-long barramundi he caught at Peter Faust Dam. Contributed

Mackay region has the best barramundi fishing in Australia

THE best barramundi fishing in Queensland and possibly Australia is available from Mackay district dams.

Mackay Tournament Anglers members proved this when they landed 10 fish of more than a metre in a round of the club's series at Peter Faust Dam at Proserpine.

"We've got the best barra fishing in Queensland at the moment," said Phil Lyons of Mackay, who placed third behind Geoff Newby and Clinton Honour after landing four fish, including one of 101cm.

Newby and Honour also landed fish measuring exactly a metre.

"Clinton and I were fishing together, and I got two of a metre long in 10 minutes," Lyons said.

"Clinton got his about an hour later."



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