how to tie a quick and easy bowline knot that can be undone even after being pulled tight.

How to tie a bowline knot that won’t tighten on itself

Knots that won’t come undone are good in some instances but not in others! One of the most useful knots to know if you are into boating and four wheel driving is the bowline. Now there are a number of variations on this knot and there’s no right or wrong way to tie it, but…

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Kirrama range road scenic drive

Kirrama Range Road Scenic Drive

The biggest tides of the year are always challenging for fishing, especially when combined with 25 knot winds. In times like these I like to jump in our trusty SWB Pajero “Snowflake” (it’s my wife’s car OK so don’t rib me about the name!) and head off into the bush for a bit of rest…

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how to build a fibreglass boat floor that wont get hot

How to build a fibreglass boat deck that doesn’t get hot

Every few years I refit my boat, building in a custom non-slip fibreglass floor that doesn’t get hot. The main advantage of course is that I can run around all summer with no shoes AND I can place fish on the deck without running to grab a wet towel or throw a few buckets of…

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Big Barra 10

Barra season 2015 is now OPEN and we are celebrating with our new video Big Barra 10. Now the astute among you may notice that unlike the previous Big barra videos 1-9, we have some guest appearances from non-barra namely some big threddys and GT’s – just to spice it up. Hope you enjoy. This…

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How to catch mangrove crabs

Kids driving you mad? Entertain them by catching mangrove crabs

Well it’s that time of year again… School holiday time. And if you are like me and you don’t like leaving the kids to entertain themselves for hours, even days playing computer games and x-box, fishing is a great way to get them into the great outdoors. Some of the most fun I have with…

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Boating safety offences you should be aware of.

Holiday time is almost here and you can be sure boating and fisheries will be out on the water doing their stuff. I was having a chat to the fisheries guys a short while ago and asked them; What are the most common boating safety offences people make that are easily avoided? And they came…

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King threadfin

Catching Big threadfin.

In this clip, our protaganist Sharkey is having loads of trouble catching a metre plus Big threadfin. An accomplished fisherman, Sharkey has caught just about every fish imaginable, yet a big thready alludes him. He has been sharked, he has had the hooks pulled. Big Threadfin certainly give you curry!   OK, without further ado,…

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How to repair your cast net on the spot

It’s a pretty hard life for a cast net these days. They are not made of the same mettle as they used to be, and on days when bait is scarce, one is forced to throw into otherwise unsuitable terrain. The result more often than not is a busted pocket or two. Throwing a cast…

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Store rods safely with these handy rod cleats

Australia would have to be one of the most over-regulated countries in the world. Keeping on top of the regulations and remaining safe while running a business in an efficient and effective way can be a challenge. Now I’m not knocking the brilliant safety record we have in this country and not trying to cause…

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Big Barramundi Fishing

Catch Barramundi with Big Barra 9

If you are yet to experience the thrill of catching a metre plus barra, you will come pretty close to it in this video. Big Barra 9 is latest installment of the Big Barra series so crank up the volume (if you like Dubstep) and ENJOY!! Featured are some of the barra caught by Hooked…

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