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. Note: 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 on charter. 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 and in it,…

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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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Ryan Moody catching big marlin off the GBR

How to splice dacron

Learning to splice dacron is a skill most regularly used by big game anglers but it can also be used to make a safety lanyard and never lose your sunglasses again. I don’t know how many times I’ve seen sunglasses and other objects disappear into the depths after falling over the side. Sure you can…

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A garfish rig is a great way to catch Spanish Mackerel

Garfish rig for trolling up mackerel – How To Video

Here’s possibly the best garfish rig for trolling up mackerel and other toothy sportsfish. While jigs and metal slices are great for mackerel when they’re on the bottom, a trolled garfish rig is the best way to entice a bite when they hit the surface. When riggiing, first check out our previous blog on making…

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When you tag and release fish you learn the history when it gets recaptured.

Why you should make the effort to tag and release fish

Ryan Moody Fishing Ambassador Ben ‘Westo’ Weston shares how and why he started to tag and release fish, how you can get into it too, and how he and good mate, fellow Barra Basics student Ben Gibertson, tagged and released the SAME metre plus barramundi two years apart. If it wasn’t tagged they never would…

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