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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

I love fingermark! They are a top grade food fish and impressive sports fish. In the barramundi closed season they are one of my primary targets. Fingermark have a predatory and foraging habit and can be easily caught offshore at night seemingly in the middle of nowhere. A keen eye on your sounder will find…

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Catching fingermark with squid at night

Catch and rig live squid for Fingermark Golden Snapper

Live squid are an amazing bait for fingermark (Golden Snapper) but can be a little tricky to rig up. In this post we use a squid jig to catch some squid for our fingermark session.   A cast net or scoop net can also be used when they are plentiful. Smaller squid are rigged a…

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Catching big fingermark on the headlands with lures

Trolling for fingermark on headlands

Way back when we were creating our Wonky Holes course we travelled 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 be readily caught deep trolling along headlands such as this when conditions are right.…

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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

Well it’s the end of an era with my retirement from charters and a new beginning with our Fish Smarter online fishing courses. Rather than bake in the hot sun, now I mentor my students from the comfort of my airconditioned office or from a lap top in our cabin aboard Mood Swings. But before…

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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, so today we talk to Callan from Cardwell Butchery about how to sharpen a fish 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.…

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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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RMF knot - modified albright to replace FG knot joining fishing line to leader

Replace FG knot with RMF knot

As you may know, I don’t use a swivel and tie my leader directly to the main line. It’s called the wind on leader system and it’s so we can have a far longer abrasive resistant leader which can be wound directly onto the rod. There are numerous ways to make the connection, and being…

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Inside Barra basics online fishing course

Sneak peek into Barra Basics

Getting lots of questions about Barra Basics so I thought I’d quickly share a sneak peek video we made inside the membership area.     Although it is called Barra Basics, we do add new content from time to time including advanced videos and we also have a private study group on Facebook. For info…

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