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Guides and Line Rollers

People often ask me the secret to landing big barra on such a consistent basis. Certainly being on the water day in day out helps. But it truly is the little things that make ALL the difference. I do a lot of behind the scenes maintenance, but I also use really simple practices that you…

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Big fish don’t move!

Over my years on the water catching barra with my fishing charters, I have noticed a distinct pattern with re-captured fish. In the earlier days when I didn’t have grey hair, we caught many smaller barra as part of tagging programs. With these smaller barra, I noticed that many of them were tagged between 100…

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How to remove box jellyfish in your castnet.

With venom one of the deadliest in the world, it’s unfortunate when you get box jellyfish in your castnet. Because I know only too well how unpleasant it is to be stung! Usually getting hit a couple of times per season – mostly minor of course. For those unfamiliar with a box jellyfish, these critters inhabit…

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Cardwell Crocodile no dog eater

Poor old Bruiser/Bismark the Cardwell Crocodile is in the news again, although I suspect witnesses could have got it wrong. I have personally seen this bloke cruise up and down the beach while I am walking my dog, while people are casting nets for bait and fishing on the waters edge. Personally, I have never…

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Stabbed in the leg by a sting-ray!

Stabbed in the leg by a sting-ray!!! Ever wondered what to do next? Well I found out first hand last Saturday when it actually happened to ME. Let me tell you the story… Last Saturday while gathering bait on a beach near Townsville I caught a 50cm bull-ray and about 6 mullet in the cast…

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Brilliant tip for easy fish filleting!

With barra season upon us, now might be the time to revisit a fish filleting video we made at Easter last year. This simple trick will make fish filleting a whole lot easier! It also ensures you get the maximum amount of flesh off the bones and onto the fillet. The trick is to start…

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Ryan looking at sounder

Ryan’s secret when using a sounder to find fish.

I this blog I demonstrate Ryan’s little secret when using a sounder to find fish. Because sounder skills are the secret to Ryan’s extraordinary success with trophy fish! Actually I (his wife) am totally taking the piss at his annoying habit of stopping the boat and spinning around 50 times every time we are trying…

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Hinchinbrook Fishing: How to catch a 125cm barra!

A 125cm barramundi is a trophy fish and a fish of lifetime. Graham Phillips is the angler and James Pascoe the rather excited fellow in the background. Twas a day of horrible weather, the barometer not much chop and my confidence a little low – so much so that I almost cancelled at the boatramp! Lucky I…

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Catching Big Barra | Fishing action #6

Ryan Moody is the master of catching Big Barra as he has caught more metre plus saltwater barramundi than anyone on the planet. Big barra 6 is our latest installment in the Ryan Moody Big Barramundi series shot in 2013 and showcasing some of the highlights of Hooked on Hinchinbrook charters – demonstrating how fabulous…

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