Author Archives: Ryan Moody

Large mouth Nannygai

Ryan’s BEST offshore fishing lures

People often ask me what are the best offshore fishing lures to catch trophy fish while travelling or going on a fishing charter. As a charter guide for three decades, I have trialled innumerable lures with mixed success. Many are duds while a rare few are absolute crackers! So after a dig through my tackle…

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Best inshore fishing lures to catch big barramundi

Best inshore fishing lures

People often ask me what are the best inshore fishing lures to take travelling or bring on a fishing charter to northern Australia. As a charter guide for three decades, I have trialled innumerable lures with mixed success. There are seven main categories of inshore fishing lures I use to maximise my chances to catch…

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Conquering Cape Bedford by 4 wheel drive

Conquering Cape Bedford

From sea, the Cape Bedford headland is an impressive part of the Cooktown to Lizard Island landscape. And often as we sail past on one of our northern adventures, we could see dirt tracks leading up to the top of the southern headland. At night, campfires on the beach. Naturally, it has been a quest…

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Is the barrier reef dying - boat on reef

Is the Barrier Reef Dying ?

Because we spend so much time fishing and snorkelling, we often get asked the question; Is the Barrier Reef dying? And while it is difficult to answer that question definitively, we have found some areas very badly damaged and dying. We have also found many areas with quite good coral cover, both hard and soft…

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Cape Bedford headland

Fishing Inshore Cooktown continued…

Our trip fishing inshore Cooktown continues… But wait! This is Episode 2 and you can watch the first episode here. The goal for this trip was to film some content for our upcoming Locating Livies course. As well as have some fun smashing Nannies on Wonky Holes And some snorkelling on the reef. The advantage…

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Boat propeller from shipwreck nearshore Cooktown

Nearshore Cooktown and a new Shipwreck!

Fishing nearshore Cooktown is one of our favourite things to do. We have done several trips there. The road to Cooktown is now fully paved and makes for an easy 3.5 hour trip from Cairns, even with the boat. At one stage Cooktown was a Gold Rush town with ninety-four hotels and just as many…

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Fishing Ribbons Reefs for Coral trout

EP. 12 Snorkelling and fishing the Ribbons Reefs.

The final stages of our Princess Charlotte Bay trip saw us fishing and snorkelling the ribbons reefs and surrounding areas. Fishing the Ribbons is like stepping back in time for me as I spent many years here on the marlin boats. After dropping off my mate Evatt in Cooktown, Karen and I headed out again…

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Fishing northern australia for nannygai

EP. 11 Fishing Northern Australia – Last night at sea.

Last night at sea with our mate Evatt fishing northern Australia on our Princess Charlotte Bay trip. Sadly Evatt had to get back for work, however we will be certain and have him along for more of our adventures. After catching cod for the whole trip, Evatt’s Cod King mantle was in jeopardy when I…

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Fishing Cape Flattery for Pennant Fish

Ep. 10 Fishing Cape Flattery on our Northern Adventure.

Epic session fishing Cape Flattery during the last days of our northern adventure. Cape Flattery is approximately 40 kilometres north of Cooktown and famous for it’s shimmering white sand and Silica mine. It is one of the world’s largest silica mines and the white sand dunes are spectacular. Fishing Cape Flattery has been productive on…

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Whale shark

Ep. 9 Whale Shark Day

Whale Shark Day – Best day ever! Episode 9 of our Princess Charlotte bay trip sees us swimming with a friendly whale shark, having a manic fishing session and relaxing on a superb sand cay. I’d have to say, beside the helifish adventure, one of the best days of our lives. To see the trip…

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