Ryan Moody's first ever 1m barramundi age 15.

My first ever metre barra

Memories… This fish is my first ever barra over a metre long and I was 15 years old. Unfortunately we did keep this one as I didn’t know any better at age 15. It was also used for a photo shoot to promote killalures, one of the premium lure manufacturers back in the 80’s. Up…

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DIY drag washer service

D.I.Y. fishing reel service

Keeping your drag smooth with this step by step D.I.Y. fishing reel service. Have you ever lost a big fish to gear failure? Getting big fish to the boat for clients is my job and why I never leave anything to chance if I can help it. Sometimes we will fish all day chasing that…

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Peters 108cm May 2014

Big Barramundi 7 – Hinchinbrook action Autumn 2014

Bumper season so far for big barramundi despite some atrocious weather. Fishing has been outstanding with most fish in the past five weeks taken lure casting. And talking about the weather, looks like a pretty crap weekend coming up so I thought I’d put together some highlights from the past few months for you. Big…

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Cast nets for catching bait

Top tip for clean and dry cast netting

Tired of getting covered in crap and jellyfish tentacles while cast netting? I sure did about 25 years ago which is why I developed a new way!!! Now I’m not going to boast that I am the only one to use this method, because I’m sure others must have stumbled upon it. But most people…

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Drag maintenance.

Sticky Drag, Empty bag!

While most people ask me questions about where I fish and when, very few quiz me on tackle maintenance and gear performance yet this is one of the biggest players in getting that fish to the boat. As a fishing charter operator, I simply cannot afford to have clients lose big fish for avoidable reasons. Big…

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Barry Frenzy

Barra Boofing Frenzy

A couple of days after cyclone Ita drowned north Queensland’s east coast, I decided to take the family out across the Hinchinbrook Channel for a sunset cruise. Those of you from north Queensland will know that sunsets are glorious after a cyclone and this afternoon was shaping up to be a good one. Of course…

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Land based metre plus barra

Land based casting for big barra.

Many years ago I was fortunate enough to stumble across a successful method of targeting big saltwater barramundi while land based lure casting. Way back then we used to get a lot of fish in the 90cm bracket using this method but did manage 5 over a metre. For the last 18 years or so…

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Large mouth nannygai

Wonky hole facts

Wonky Holes are underwater springs exiting from the sea floor. They were given the name wonky holes by the northern trawlermen who used to lose their gear and sometimes capsize their boats. This occurs as the otter boards dig in, pulling from the outriggers and over she goes. Hence, they can often be found near…

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Leader size for big barra

Leader size for Big Barra

They say size doesn’t matter but in today’s video on leader size I am going to tell you otherwise – because landing big barramundi consistently takes a little bit of luck and a whole lot of prior preparation. Too often I have people come on charter to catch that fish of a lifetime and their…

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Reel photograph

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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