Ryan Moody catches 2000 barra over one metre

2000th metre plus barramundi

We finally did it!

After months of sitting on 1999 and catching a score of 90-99 cm fish, Ryan finally caught his 2000th metre plus barramundi after a 30 year career in fishing charters.

Even more exciting, we made the nightly news AND got a write up in the paper.

To celebrate we made a video about Ryan’s journey from cheeky Townsville kid to Master angler.

He tells the story about catching the big girl in the video, which also documents his fishing career, how he got started and some great fishing footage.


A summarized version of the record capture is as follows:

  • Location – Cardwell Marina, North Queensland, Australia
  • Technique – Hand casting lures
  • LureOld Dog Lures “Mutt”
  • ReelFin-Nor Lethal 40
  • Rod – Berkley Blast 10 kg spin (6’6″)
  • BraidRovex Air Strike 20 lb
Ryan Moody catches 2000 metre plus barramundi

Ryan Moody catches 2000 metre plus barramundi

Frequent visitors to our blog may be aware that we ran a competition to guess when the big 2000th fish would be caught.

Well... The winner is JCU Engineering student Brendan Tabone, who is also a student of our Wonky Holes course.

Brendan has been itching to get into our Barra Basics course and requested a prize swap from our swag of amazing fishing gear prizes to an entry into Barra Basics (knowledge is everything he said). And we couldn't agree more!

So we have redrawn the prizes as a random redraw for members of our Ryan Moody Fishing community! Which is another amazing reason to sign up to join our community. Free tips, random prizes and course specials are all part of the perks.

So the lucky winners of the redrawn prizes are;

Spotters Pack: Jack Ludbrook

Fin-Nor Lethal 40: Andrew Gleeson

Old Dog "MUTT" lures: Geoff Scott

JWB Fishing Shirts: Joshua MacCarthy.

We will be in touch guys.

All of the above businesses played a part in the capture of the 2000th fish (and several others) and we are so grateful that they have donated these special prizes to help commemorate the event


To celebrate our milestone we are announcing the release of our two more online fishing courses Wonky Holes and Threadfin Tactics.

Click here to learn about our online fishing courses: FISH SMARTER PRODUCTS

And for those interested in our signature online fishing course Barra Basics, find our more and jump on the wait list here: Barra Basics Info


For those not a member yet, sign up below by entering your name and email. you'll also go in the draw to win a charter for two with Ryan Moody - drawn every December.



About The Author

Ryan Moody

Ryan Moody started his fishing career on the reef boats before catching bucket list marlin for the likes of champion heavy tackle angler Johnno Johnson, INXS and the King of Sweden. Branching out in the late 80's to guided barramundi fishing, Ryan has made a name for himself as a Big Barramundi specialist and to date has put clients onto over 2000 metre plus barra. That is over 2 kilometres of metre plus barra! With attitudes changing from 'keep all you can' towards catch and release, Ryan has decided to share his extensive knowledge and hopefully inspire people of all ages to get out from behind the computer screen/TV and into the fishing outdoors lifestyle he has spent his life perfecting.

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