Big Black jewfish on kids baitcaster outfit

Big black jew on kids rod and reel combo

Check out this gorgeous Black Jew Fish we landed using a kids rod and reel combo.

 

And while you don’t necessarily need top of the range gear to catch good fish (these kids rod and reel combo’s retail for under a hundred bucks), it does help if you add a little skill to the mix.

The video for this week’s blog was shot while helping Jarvis Walker film some tips for beginner anglers.

The intention was to land a nice fingermark – which we did – while providing some tips on fishing with baitcasters.

But we also managed this black jew as by-catch for our efforts.

Tips for using a kids rod and reel bait caster combo covered in the video include;

  • Casting control
  • Using your thumb as a brake
  • Application of the spool tension knob
  • Catching mud herring for live bait using a cast net
  • Fishing with a dropper or Paternoster rig
  • Winding techniques letting the rod do the work.
  • Plus watch the little rod do a great job during the 10 minute fight landing the jew fish.

 

If you enjoyed the video and would like some more tips relating to gear, check out some of our previous posts;

 

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For details on where to purchase the Jarvis Walker combo used in this video (or the spinning reel equivalent), click here to visit the Jarvis Walker Website.

 

Have you ever had an unexpected catch while using less robust gear? Let us know below in the comments, we would love to hear from you.

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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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  • mick hicks

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017

    really enjoyed the video, you make it look so easy!

    • Ryan Moody

      Reply Reply March 18, 2017

      Thanks Mick. It was a bit unexpected but up came the big jewie.

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