The Rocky Barra Bounty is a tag and release event and was the first event to introduce photographing then releasing of fish instead of having the fish weighed or bought back for the event site.
The event has another unique feature in that fishers are required to phone in their catch and tag details when they tag a fish. This allows progress in the event to be tracked in real time and creates additional interest among competitors. There have been over 3288 Barramundi tagged during Bounties with 115 recaptures.
The Bounty is considered to be one of the premier Barramundi competitions in Queensland.