that is a very nice catch Congrats for that
isn’t it very very sad to kill a Big Pregnant Female Barramundi that carried millions of eggs ????
killing a pregnant woman is considered a double murder in the books of law and but what about other species ?? its unethical and to the best of my knowledge most of the religions in the country also do not allow to harm or cut a fruit laden tree so leave alone the egg laden fish & animals
irresponsible and unregulated fishing is an enormous problem in the country today
I am sure all of us on this forum are from well to do background and none of us are that destitute and famished to kill a pregnant female fish [even barras that big are not good to eat thats what many people told me and also the pollution waters of mumbai ]
I am writing this post not to criticize any person but to condemm the act of not releasing the big female barras for our future generations I humbly Appeal to all guys who don’t release big fish ,we will not starve to death by releasing them PLEASE let them survive and Angling will also survive with them or else one day we will have to just show pictures of them to our future generation
And even this forum also promotes Catch & Release
Here are some barra facts to refresh the memories ( collected from the net)
At the start of the monsoon males migrate downriver to meet females, which lay very large numbers of eggs (multiple millions each). The adults do not guard the eggs or the fry, which require brackish water to develop.
The species is sequentially hermaphrodite, most individuals maturing as males and becoming female after at least one spawning season; most of the larger specimens are therefore female.
The Barramundi produce eggs between the months of September and April , Barramundi eggs and larvae require salt water and spawning normally takes place in Marine bays and river mouths
Juvenile Barramundi [now200-300mm] migrate up the rivers and ito freshwater wetlands.
If the young do not have access to freshwater they will probably remain in coastal and estuarine areas to mature
After three to five years most of the freshwater Barramundi migrate back to the ocean to spawn
Our lust to grab a few praises & records is clouding our judgement, hardly in this whole forum do i read a barra being released ???? I think its about time we became a little bit more responseble