NOTED QLD IGFA record chaser, Mark Hope, recently landed a world record 127.5cm, 28.3kg barra while fishing at Lake Tinaroo, inland from Cairns.
Having landed nine other world records prior to his latest 6kg line class achievement, Hope's latest effort has been verified by the International Game Fishing Association (IGFA). He now awaits official listing of the new record in around three months.
For his pursuit of record-sized barra Hope uses Platypus Pretest braid exclusively.
Pre-test is an IGFA rated braid that's available in line classes 6kg and above. "Platypus has done the fishing community a good service by releasing this product onto the market. A very good Australian Made product. I have confidence in this line, having used it to break the 6kg line class Barramundi World Record," said Hope.
For more info on the full range of Platypus Aussie-designed and manufactured lines: www.fishplatypus.com.au.
IN this video from NT Fisheries, the effects of barotrauma on golden snapper (fingermark) caught and released in depths of 10m and deeper are clearly visible...