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Water removed from outboard fuel system

Water in your outboard motor can be costly

Last month I ended up with some water in my outboard motor. It was a costly exercise as the fuel system had to be stripped down, the water removed and all filters replaced. In 30 years of charters I had never encountered this issue before as I am usually very diligent checking the water trap…

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Wonky hole with big reds on down image

Finding red emperor and nannygai using down imaging fish finder

Finding red emperor and scarlet sea perch (nannygai) in a big ocean can be a challenge. Red emperor, scarlet sea perch (along with coral trout) are collectively known as reds and are all prized sports fish and top-grade food fish. Red emperor and nannygai are common residents of underground springs that we call Wonky Holes.…

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Get the most out of your fish finder with sounder skills 2

Sounder Skills 2 – How to use a fish finder

Our newest online fishing course on how to use your fish finder: Sounder Skills 2 will be available from 11th February 2019. Sounder Skills 2 is a comprehensive course on how to get the best from your fish finder in a practical sense. It’s about how to find new spots, position your boat in the…

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Funny fishing fail fish under rods

Funny fishing memes

With the advent of social media, funny fishing memes have come into their own and provide a huge source of entertainment and laughter for us all. This week we are really under the pump finishing off Sounder Skills 2 and preparing for the next launch of Barra Basics (both to be released on 11th Feb)…

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Best time of year to catch a barramundi

Best time of year for barramundi fishing

I wish I got a dollar every time someone asks, What is the best time of year for barramundi fishing?” Mostly from people who want to book a charter and come at the best time. Or also from anglers towing their boat long distances for a fishing holiday and want to maximise their chance of…

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Anchoring on a fingermark school can yield good catches of this beautiful fish

Anchoring on a Fingermark school accidentally

While the wife planned a no fishing boat trip, I accidentally anchored on a Fingermark school. And all hell broke loose as I jigged up four from four. Although as you’ll see in the video, perhaps it wasn’t so “accidental”. Golden Snapper or Fingermark are a delicious food fish and great sportsfish to boot. When traversing…

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You cannot target barra during the barramundi fishing closure

Barramundi fishing closure

The east coast Barramundi fishing closure runs from midday 1st November to 1 February each year. The Gulf of Carpentaria closed season for barramundi runs from midday 7 October to midday 1 February (but possession on boats allowed to midday 17 October). It is prohibited to deliberately target barramundi in Queensland (even for catch and…

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Use a paternoster rig to avoid snags

How to tie a paternoster rig and tips to avoid snags.

Learning how to tie a paternoster rig (dropper or snapper rig) is great for rock walls or areas you get snagged often. Getting snagged is a big time waster as you have to retie your knots. It’s very frustrating and you also leave line and debris in the envirnonment to catch birds and other critters.…

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fishing rocks walls for barra produced this nice metre plus fish

Rock walls for barra

When fishing rock walls for barra, we recently decided to try a technique that works a treat when taking charter clients fishing. We decided to use the “uninterested technique” while fishing the Cardwell rock walls for barra. Now some of you may have seen this video clip on Facebook, however, this is the extended version…

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Volunteers working hard releasing barra fingerlings into the Ross River Dam

Good news for Ross River Dam

Ross River Dam has been in the sights of the Townsville Barramundi Restocking Group for quite a few years and they recently came one step closer to being part of the stocked impoundment permit scheme and creating a world class barramundi fishery in the dam. While Townsville City Council are primarily concerned with water quality…

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