Collecting bait at beach creek mouths

Barra Fishing Tips: Beach creek mouths for bait

Barra like their food moving. Because of this, thrashing the water to foam luring can be a very successful technique. But if you prefer to sit back and enjoy a coldie while fishing, live bait is going to be your best option. Yes you may have caught one on a strip bait once or twice,…

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Quick release cleat

How to catch barra; Anchor on the fish

Anchoring on the fish while live baiting for barramundi or other tropical species has never been easier than with these quick release clips. When live baiting, I like to anchor side on to fish holding locations, using bow and stern anchors. Not only can I fish four to five rods using this method, I can…

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What happens next??

Spotters Comp

Tell us… What happens next??? Win a pair of Spotters Sunglasses plus a Spotters cap by entering our Spotters “What happens next?” competition. Ryan has been wearing Spotters for years and swears by them for finding and catching bait. They are always on his head, so it’s a great prize if you love fishing! All…

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rigging live mullet

Barra Fishing Tips; Rigging live mullet

When rigging live mullet it seems the most common way is to pin it through the back. In my experience, rigging live mullet by pinning them in the middle of the back tends to drown the bait as they spin in the current. I rig my livies differently depending on size and species, and in…

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Winter Barra Bait

Barra Fishing Tips: Winter barra bait

People tell me it is hard to catch barra in winter, and sometimes that is true. They certainly behave differently in winter than summer, and it can be downright frustrating to sit on a big aggregation and not get a single bite, no matter WHAT you throw at them. You might have even seen the…

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Number 3 Creek, Missionary Bay, July 2012

The changing faces of Hinchinbrook

Hinchinbrook, my home, my work, my play… Scrolling through my computer the other day I came across the Cyclone Yasi file. For those of you living under a rock in early February 2011, Cyclone Yasi, the mother of all storms, swept through devastating the region and pretty much put me out of business for a…

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Hinchinbrook Winter Barra

Big Barramundi 8 May-June 2014

Big barra action time with yet another installment of our Big Barramundi series. Winter can sometimes be a little ordinary, especially following a few sudden cold snaps. But when they are on the go, the results are SPECTACULAR. The footage in this video was taken aboard Hooked on Hinchinbrook Charters from May to June 2014.…

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Quantum Exo and Cabo... Reel Review

Quantum Exo and Cabo reel review

This post was meant to be a simple review of the gear I have been using lately and it’s ability to handle big barra. Then last week along comes an almighty northern bluefin tuna that dragged us 4.8 miles from hook up during a 2.25 hour fight. Seriously, at one stage I had the boat…

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Lure upgrades for big barra

How to catch barramundi: Lure upgrades for big barra

Oils ain’t oils and lures ain’t lures… or so they reckon… I personally don’t think that colour is as important as many people make out. I prefer a lure with good light and dark contrast, a rolling lolling action, the right depth for my target aggregation and most importantly, a good set of hardware/hooks. The…

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Braid vs Mono

Barra Fishing Tip: Braid vs Mono for barra

Over the years I have been asked several times what I run on my rods, braid vs mono. Last month I did a short presentation for the opening of the new BCF Deeragun store Townsville and was asked the same question. Braid vs Mono Basically, to answer the braid vs mono question… I use mono…

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