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 also easily maneuver the vessel to get it in exactly the right spot whenever the wind or tide changes.

Using quick release cleats makes this very easy. I have been using them for 20 years and have even towed disabled vessels home with them.

They are also brilliant when a big fish goes over or under the anchor rope or if we need to head off in hot pursuit.

The following short video demonstrates how I use quick release cleats on my boat.

For complete tutorials on how I set up my boat for barra, how to find and fish barra holding locations, and even the best tides to fish and what techniques to use in each location, check out our upcoming ecourse Barra Basics.

Barra Basics is designed to take years off your learning curve without having to spend 50 hours a week on the water for 20 years to figure it all out.

For a tour of the entire Barra Basics program curriculum Click Here.

If interpreting your sounder is not your strong point and have trouble identifying fish, our $20 Sounder Skills 1 course will help!

Click the button below to get started – it’s cheap as a takeaway lunch at the moment, only takes about 40 minutes to watch and also includes (as a free bonus) our sounder interpretation presentation.

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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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  • Dave Riordan

    Reply Reply September 3, 2014

    I’ve had one cleat for years and yes very handy , I should do the other side and the front does sound like a good idea also . Good luck and congratulations for your wedding .
    cheers Dave

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