Big Barramundi series 16

Is it the scenery or the mecca for barramundi fishing charters that makes Hinchinbrook the most awesome place to visit?

Apart from being a bucket list destination for saltwater barra anglers wanting to do Barramundi fishing charters, it’s also an area that families can undertake an amazing variety of adventure activities.

If you’re into bush-walking we have the stunning Thorsbourne Trail running the entire distance on the outer side of the island and voted among the top few bush walks anywhere in the world. The amount of different ecosystems you trek through is incredible and just ask anyone who has done it about the stunning photographic opportunities available.

Speaking of photographic opportunities one of the best things I have ever done was to take a chopper flight over the island. It gives just the most amazing perspective that you don’t see when you are on the water.

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Although when we are doing our Barramundi fishing charters the view of Mt Bowen all the way down to Mt Diamantina is also very impressive. Chopper flights can be arranged in Ingham with Josh from Liddles air services.

If your family is into camping there are several camp sites available including Macushla, The Haven and Gould Island. A permit is required from Queensland parks and wildlife and can be booked online.

And for those that want to catch an illusive metre plus barramundi, take a look at our video below for what you can expect on a good day.

As you’ll notice, fish are targeted with an array of techniques including casting lures, trolling lures, jigging soft plastics and vibes plus live bait.

If you have your own boat and live in northern Australia, you can learn the exact secrets to catching big barra consistently in our online course Barra Basics.

But for those that prefer a barra fishing charter where it is all done for you, you can’t go past Hinchinbrook. Check out the video below.


If you loved this video and would like to see more, we have the whole series to watch >> Click here for our Big Barra Series

And for some free barra fishing tips, check out our previous posts on the topic >> Click here for free barra fishing tips.

Or for a roadmap of how to catch big fish like the ones in the video, using an array of techniques including casting lures, trolling, jigging and live baiting – and how to know where to go and what to use – our online course Barra Basics is open for registration in February and September. Click the button below for info.

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About The Author

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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