Video of the week: a 60lb barramundi

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Video of the week: a 60lb barramundi

If it’s not Australia’s national fish, it ‘s not far off it. Barramundi grow big, fight well, jump and can be taken on lures and fly. This c60lb barra was taken from Lake Monduran in Queensland. This is a big barramundi: the IGFA record is 98lb 6oz caught from…Lake Monduran. And the weather is good too. Watch the video here. And well done to the anglers for returning it.

Keith Elliott
Keith Elliott
Editor and publisher of Classic Angling magazine. Founder member of UK Angling Writers' Association and current chairman. Former winner of Writer of the Year. I wrote a weekly angling column for The Independent for 23 years, having previously written columns for The Guardian and Sunday Mirror. If it swims, I'll fish for it: marlin or mackerel, trout or tench, salmon or snook. I've written several books on fishing, from one for the Duke of Edinburgh's award to the notorious Catchmore Sharks (don't look at the pictures) and Bob Nudd's autobiography, How to be the World's Best Fisherman. I love exotic travel for fishing (been to Mongolia and Ecuador, the Great Barrier Reef and Arunachal Pradesh) and wish I could afford to do such trips more often. My favourite fish? Anything with fins, though I have a special love for mahseer, and I’m Founder and former Chairman of the Masher Trust.

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