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Flick of the reel lands prized 1m barra at 24th annual Apex Kununurra Barra Bash

Metre long barramundi was the order of the day at the 24th Apex Kununurra Barra Bash over the weekend, with hundreds of anglers turning out to test their skill in the tournament.

Tyran Flick reeled in the biggest fish of the competition, a 1070mm long barramundi weighing 15.86kg, winning him two of the senior categories, the combined fish length and the longest barramundi.

Tyran Flick caught this 1070mm barramundi.
Camera IconTyran Flick caught this 1070mm barramundi. Credit: Supplied

Peter Fee won the senior longest bream category with his 420mm catch while Kelly-Ann Drill reeled in a 1030mm catfish winning her the senior longest catfish category.

Then in the juniors, Sam Bennett came out on top in the longest combined fish category with his catches reaching a total length of 1740mm.

Tileyah Birch and Kassariah Cox tied for catching the longest barramundi out of the junior contestants with both of them bringing in a fish just shy of a metre at 935mm.

John Manning brought in the longest bream out of the juniors with a fish of 415mm and Ky Thomas reeled in a 980mm catfish winning him the junior longest catfish category.

Bailey Dawe won the lucky draw and got to take home an $18,000 boat.

Barra Bash event organiser Aaron Macnamara said it was a record-breaking event this year.

“The Kimberley Coastal Camp 24th annual Apex Kununurra Barra Bash again drew a record crowd of keen anglers,” he said.

“There was more than 725 entries this year, breaking last year’s record of 703 with over 180 entries ebbing juniors.

“There was 168 legal barramundi caught, 181 catfish and 70 bream, also known as sooty grunters, over the three days.

“Apex Kununurra would love to thank all their sponsors and the community that continue to get behind the event each year.”

The Apex Kununurra Barra Bash is set to return next year for its 25th year.

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