Barra Fishing Tips: How Top Fishers Make Their Own Luck.

You want to catch more fish and you know that being in the right Territory with the right Techniques at the right Time is the way to do it. And even though my last post advised that you need to find where the fish aggregate and hold, here’s the truth. In the past when fish…

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Barra Fishing Tips: 3 key elements you MUST get right to catch barramundi

There are three key elements you must get right to catch more barramundi. Working it out however is not that easy! Let me explain. In my first year of uni I struck up friendship with my university lecturer Dr. Catherine Pickering. A botanist. I started working for her as a research assistant on alpine plants,…

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How to become a fish whisperer.

Barra Fishing Tips: How To Become A Fish Whisperer.

Have you heard the saying 20% of fishers catch 80% of the fish? I have and while I’m not sure on the exact stats (there probably aren’t any), I know from fishing for years that it certainly seems true. There are always a couple of guys on facebook, or in the local tackle shop competition,…

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Transducer mounting tips to improve sounder performance.

Mounting your transducer tips

Does your sounder cut out when you travel at speed? Mounting your transducer to read at speed plays a big part! These four transducer mounting tips will boost your sounders performance and make it much easier to find new and exciting fishing spots. There is nothing more frustrating than your fish finder display cutting out…

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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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