Hinchinbrook barra session

3 hour barra session on my new lures

With all this wind we’ve been unable to go offshore so we headed to Hinchinbrook for a barra session.

Hinchinbrook is an amazing barra fishery and where I caught my 2000th metre plus barra!

The mud as it is only allows access to the boat ramp at certain times, so on this day we only had a three hour window.

Karen has been onto me to have a barra session and get some photos of barra with the new lures.

This was our first opportunity to do so as we have been a bit busy.

As some of you may know, we are opening a new online shop (if we can get the technology sorted).

Colin from Kuranda post office has kindly offered to store and ship our goods because we go away so often.

It will only be a small shop of some of my favourite gear. So far we have a two lures with more on the way.

I really hope we can get the technology sorted and get them out of my garage and into your hands soon!

Anyhoo, enough plugs – here is the video!




Fishing for barramundi at Hinchinbrook is one of my favorite things.

The scenery is spectacular! As the sun rises over the island it never ceases to take my breath away.

We like to describe the outside beaches by saying Jurassic Park meets Blue Lagoon.

Whereas inside in the channel mangroves abound and the barra fishing is superb.

barra session at Hinchinbrook

Casting lures as the sun rises is one of the best things in life I reckon.

Fishing the drains

Fishing the flats is very popular at Hinchinbrook however it means you may be locked out of the boat ramp for the day. We are still waiting for the Government to dredge it.

Scaleblazer lures catching barramundi

Our new Scaleblazer is available now and is a top barra lure.This is the very first fish caught on one of our branded lures caught during our three hour barra session. Fourth cast actually. Not bad for a cold snap at the tail end of winter during a crappy weather period.

Barra session fish

This little fella is nice eating size. Mostly I prefer to catch and release but we haven't been able to head offshore and Karen won't eat frozen fish! So we took this fella home for dinner. Probably the first barra I've taken in over two years. Certainly worthwhile coming out for our three hour barra session.

Gear and tackle used for our 3 hour barra session


GARMIN 8412 and GT51 transducer. (find out why >>here)



Reel: Quantum Smoke S3 Inshore 40

Lures: Scaleblazer - available now

Line: 50lb braid with 80lb Ande mono leader.

Knots used.

When you're having a barra session, you don't want to lose fish to rookie mistakes. Here are some of my tips for knots that work.

Wind on leader system

Perfection loop to attach lures.



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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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