King Threadfin

Smashed by King Threadfin in Rockhampton

King Threadfin are one of the most underrated sportsfish in my opinion.

They grow big and have a powerful thrusting tail that rips line off your reel in a screaming frenzy.

King Threadfin are unpredictable fighters.

They duck and weave and can also jump on occasion.

I recall late in my charter career on a day catching almost 20 metre plus threadys in one session, one jumped and no joke cleared over 1.5 metres from the water.

Too bad I didn’t have the camera ready!

Fishing the Fitzroy

So we recently headed to the Fitzroy River Rockhampton to chase a $1.30 barra.

For those from overseas, that’s 1.3 metres of silver chrome barramundi.

And while we were in the river searching for our river monster, we found plenty of King Threadfin!

Camera Malfunction

Unfortunately we had a camera malfunction with the sound and although we caught seven over a metre in the river, the sound was crap.

So our editor Kane has picked up some of the more useable clips.

No matter that we can’t use some of the footage. I think it is still pretty clear that large King Threadfin go like the clappers.

Sure gave our gear a workout.

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Big fish in the Fitzroy!

A great thing about the Fitzroy is the net free zones as we allude to in the video.

They have been great for recreational fishing in the area and great for big barra and large King Threadfin.

For those lucky enough to catch a big thready, please consider letting it go.

Like barra, larger fish are female (born male and change to female as they age).

So taking a big threadfin is in effect taking a big breeder out of the system.

And as you'll discover, they are a premium sportsfish, perhaps one of the most underrated sportsfish in Australia.

Hence the Fishing the Fitzroy VCP (Voluntary Code of Practice) for King Threadfin.

The VCP is designed to protect stocks of Barra and Threadys in the Fitzroy River (Tunuba).

The council asks anglers only keep King Threadfin between the lengths of 650 and 1000 and a limit of 2 per person.

So we were outta luck as all our fish topped one metre.

 

King Threadfin country

You can see why the Rocky area is such good Barra and King Threadfin country. So much great wetlands for the fingerlings to hide and grow during the wet season. Plus the net free zones of course.

Fitzroy River King Threadfin

The Fitzroy River is full of good quality Threadfin.

King Threadfin

Smiles all round.

King Threadfin the most underrated sportsfish

King Threadfin are a top food fish and great sports fish. I reckon they are underrated for both!

King Threadfin

Be sure and release them quickly and don't place them on a hot deck.

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King Threadfin

Almost as wide as the boat! Threadfin are underrated as a sportsfish.

King Threadfin

We didn't get our $1.30 barra but we had a fun trip regardless. Despite the weather.

 

 

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About The Author

Karen Rudkin

Karen Rudkin-Moody became hooked on fishing after being introduced to the sport in 1989. Karen is a marine biologist specializing in estuarine marine protected areas, finishing her successful career in Queensland Marine Parks as Ranger In Charge of the Wet Tropics region within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Karen now works with her husband, accomplished fishing guide Ryan Moody, encouraging people to get away from their computers and into the great outdoors.

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