Val Haigh snagged this 109cm monster barramundi at the Tinaroo Barra Bash on a 6kg line with no leader, earning her the award for longest barra of the day for any female contestant. PICTURE: SUPPLIED
Val Haigh snagged this 109cm monster barramundi at the Tinaroo Barra Bash on a 6kg line with no leader, earning her the award for longest barra of the day for any female contestant. PICTURE: SUPPLIED

Anything you can do: Granny shows up son with monster catch

THE exuberance of youth has proven no match for a grandmother's intuition when it comes to barramundi fishing.

Tolga woman Val Haigh scored the longest fish of any female contestant in the weekend's Tinaroo Barra Bash with a 109cm monster caught on a puny 6kg mono line with no tracer.

Her son, mad keen fisherman Cameron Haigh, said he was only too happy to get bested by his mum.

"I thought I was showing her how to do it, but she ended up showing me," he laughed.

Mrs Haigh said it was her first time in the competition and the only barra she has ever caught on Lake Tinaroo.

Read the full story at the Cairns Post


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