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126 cm Barramundi using the Ryan Moody fishing framework

Barramundi Fishing with Strategy

Ryan Moody Fishing Ambassador Ben ‘Westo’ Weston shares how his fishing went from so so to OMG simply by changing his thinking. And following on from this article we have some great news – Ryan is releasing some free fishing with strategy training in the next few days so be sure and sign up for…

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drink like a fish

Do you drink like a fish?

Last week I was digging through my old marine biology papers, and found one I wrote many years ago titled… “Osmoregulation in euryhaline teleost fishes with emphasis on the role of chloride cells.” Now that sounds really boring… But I think it’s actually pretty interesting and here’s a bit of fish trivia for you. Did…

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How to tie a perfection loop fishing knot instead of using a snap swivel

Perfection loop knot vs snap swivel

A regular question I get asked is whether I use a loop knot like a perfection loop or snap swivel to attach lures to my fishing line. To snap or not to snap? I ALWAYS use a loop knot (I prefer the perfection loop) to attach my lures, simply because big barra bite down HARD…

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Wind on leader using bimini twist and albright fishing kno

Wind on leader system

A wind on leader system is simply a way of joining leader to your main line, without having a swivel jam in your rod tip. This can be particularly useful if you want to use a longer leader – which will reduce line breakage around snags as the leader is a far more durable and…

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Venting and releasing fish with Barotrauma

Releasing fish with barotrauma

With the popularity of catch and release fishing, questions are often raised about the best way to release fish with barotrauma. When fish are brought to the surface quickly from depth, gas in the swim bladder can expand and not have time to vent naturally, resulting in a bloated appearance and preventing fish from returning…

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Big Black jewfish on kids baitcaster outfit

Big black jew on kids rod and reel combo

Check out this gorgeous Black Jew Fish we landed using a kids rod and reel combo.   And while you don’t necessarily need top of the range gear to catch good fish (these kids rod and reel combo’s retail for under a hundred bucks), it does help if you add a little skill to the…

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Anchoring tips_Twin Anchor technique for fishing in the right spot

Anchoring your boat with the twin anchor technique

Anchoring your boat with the twin anchor technique has many advantages and I have been doing it this way for many years. Twin anchors allow you to anchor sideways in the current thus maximizing your fishing area, keep the boat steady and your baits in the right place, and reduces the effect of wind and…

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Big mullet catch big barra. However finding these models can be testing and presenting them correctly is the key

Accepting change, Live baiting isn’t cheating!

Guest writer and Ryan Moody Fishing Ambassador Ben Weston (Westo) has some sage advice on being an all rounder fishing for barra, by downing lures on occasion and using live bait. Accepting Change, Live Baiting isn’t cheating   The bitterest pill I had to swallow after completing the Barra Basics (BB) course, was accepting that…

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How to avoid baitcaster birds nests

Baitcaster Birds Nest Tips

Avoid the dreaded back lash and lost fishing time untangling a mind boggling mass of braid with our simple baitcaster birds nest tips for beginners. We cover how to set your cast control and spool adjustment to get that perfect amount of tension, plus using your thumb as a brake and learning to cast overhead…

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Ben Gilbertson rocky barra tagfest

Advanced Fishing Techniques: Casting Angles

Guest writer and Ryan Moody Fishing Ambassador Ben Weston gets technical with technique in his first article for our blog. Changing the Angle of the Dangle… Barramundi can be a fickle or somewhat frustrating species to target with consistent results.  This is fairly obvious by the amount of grey hairs on Ryan head after 35…

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