Dundee Beach NT sunset

Exploring Dundee Beach NT

  Early in 2018 we purchased a pre-loved Bonito 5.6 m vessel from a lad in Darwin. As a result it was the perfect excuse to travel to the NT! We could  pick up the boat, and have a short holiday exploring Dundee Beach NT. As luck would have it, the exact travel dates coincided…

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Techniques to catch King Threadfin

Techniques to Catch King Threadfin

King Threadfin Salmon is the larger of the 2 Threadfin Salmon varieties found in tropical and Sub tropical Australian waters. They are a much sought after sportsfish by anglers especially those who have mastered the art of catching barra. If you want to move on to the next challenge, King Threadfin are the fo. King…

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Garmin Ultra High Definition sounder

Garmin UHD transducer best in the creeks

Garmin introduced their new Garmin UHD transducer (ultra high definition) and black box this year… and I was lucky enough to be one of the test pilots. As you may know if you’ve done our Sounder Skills 1 course, higher definition frequencies like 800 kHz provide good clarity of the underwater landscape. Now with the Garmin…

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How to catch fingermark offshore at night

Catching fingermark offshore at night

Fingermark have a predatory and foraging habit and their movements can be predicted. Catching Fingermark offshore at night, seemingly in the middle of nowhere, is not as hard as it seems. I love fingermark! (also known as Golden Snapper) They are a top grade food fish and impressive sports fish. In the barramundi closed season…

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Catching fingermark with squid at night

Catch and rig live squid for Fingermark Golden Snapper

Live squid as bait is one of the best ways to catch fingermark (Golden Snapper) but can be a little tricky to rig up. In this post we use a squid jig to catch some live squid as bait for our fingermark session.   A cast net or scoop net can also be used when…

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Catching big fingermark on the headlands with lures

Trolling for fingermark on headlands

On the best ways to catch fingermark or golden snapper is trolling around headlands. Way back when we were creating our Wonky Holes course we traveled to Cooktown for some filming. On this particular day it was rather windy (typical Cooktown weather) so we ran along the coast looking for likely Fingermark country. Fingermark can…

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How to measure fish correctly on a fish measuring device

3 Tips for measuring fish correctly

Many people approach measuring fish with a pretty slap happy approach and risk hefty fines if the fish is borderline legal. In this video we cover 3 useful tips for measuring fish correctly and keep you out of trouble with Fisheries. With my profile, I try and always set a good example plus I take…

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How to set up your boat for barramundi fishing

How to set up your boat for barra fishing

Setting up your boat for barra fishing is critical if you want to maximise catches. I have everything I use regularly a hand reach away. Other less common items are stowed. I prefer a tiller steer with open deck. I like a clean deck with plenty of room to fight the fish. And my live…

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Sharpen a knife so it holds it's edge

How to sharpen a fish filleting knife

No one knows how to sharpen a knife better than a butcher.  Today we talk to Callan from Cardwell Butchery about how to sharpen a filleting knife.  so that it holds it’s edge. Keeping your knife razor sharp is the key to good fillets and getting the most flesh from the fish frame. For this…

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3 LEGENDS FISH DE CURE

WIN TRIP ON MOOD SWINGS with 3 SPORTING LEGENDS!

Head out on our 40 foot game boat Mood Swings for the day with FNQ fishing legend Ryan Moody, and legendary footballers Andrew ET Ettingshausen and Matty Sing for the trip of a lifetime. Includes $1000 cash generously donated by ABC towing. Two nights accommodation at The Ville Townsville including meals. $500 BCF Voucher. Plus…

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