Bass travels record distance

IN ITS latest newsletter, Suntag has reported on the epic migrations of a couple of popular rec fishing species, the barramundi and Australian bass. 

Suntag reports that over 50 barramundi had made a long distance trek of over 700km from Lake Theresa to the mouth of the Fitzroy River.

An Aussie bass has also made a similar long distance trek after being tagged at Queensland’s Lake Boondooma near Kingaroy in Oct 2006. Almost 7.5 years later the fish was caught in the Burnett estuary 320km down river from where it was originally tagged.

Of particular note is that the bass had to negotiate its way over two dam walls and three weirs during its journey – see video below for more details.

*Suntag is a recreational fish tagging program in Queensland. It is a joint program between Fisheries Queensland and the Australian National Sportfishing Association Qld Inc (ANSAQ) and is managed by Infofish Australia.


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