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Reel Deal or Reel Steal? Ricey defends his big fish story

FISHING fanatics – send us your big fish stories to appear in our weekly feature ‘The Reel Deal’
This teacher caught barra fever after swapping the Murray for the Herbert River four years ago.
Here is his big fish story:
Name: Matt Rice
Age: 32
From: Victoria
Work: Teacher at St Teresa’s College, Abergowrie
Fish: Barra
Size: 82 cm
Bait: Live mullet
Where: Seymour Creek off Hinchinbrook Channel
What: Crumbed and made fish tacos
Is it your best catch ever: No. That would be my wife Charlotte. She’s 8.5 months pregnant
Great Northern or VB: Northern
Murray cod or barramundi: Barra
What do you love about Ingham: Fishing

Now, a few people posted on facebook questioning whether you caught this fish – what is your response: Those jokers will take any opportunity to have a crack. They know this is my fish.

There it is – our first Reel Deal.

Thanks Matt!

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Keep it Reel!

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