Essential spares for a long boat trip.

Boat trip planning and preparation for Princess Charlotte Bay

To head on a long trip to a remote location such as Princess Charlotte Bay, requires a ton of boat trip planning and preparation. In fact we bought the boat in 2016 for this very trip. But for those of you who are new to our blog and community, a few things have happened. The…

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Men being men - night fishing for barramundi

What lies on the road ahead for men being men

Recent events have presented a huge challenge for men being men. One of our students Steve Newby wrote a brilliant piece on men’s wellness and how being cooped up by COVID has limited men’s ability to indulge in their basic primal instincts. It was too good not to share. It was initially written as a…

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Sunset while camping at cape melville

Camping at Cape Melville

Camping at Cape Melville is one of our most treasured locations. Because it is so spectacular! The giant black rocks covering the hillsides, sloping down onto a stunning white beach is one of a kind. On this trip we headed back to the region as it has been some time (like a decade) since last…

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Catch big fish Slow pitch jigging

Make your own assist hooks

Save money and easily make your own ASSIST HOOKS for slow pitch jigging. After a few big fish, the dacron holding the hooks can fray and become unusable. But what of the hooks? With a length of dacron, a home made needle and some heat shrink, recycle the hooks and make your own assist hooks.…

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Brooke Islands national park

Spotted mackerel on plastics

Typically we use metal slices to catch spotted mackerel but in this video I catch spotted mackerel with plastics. Location of our fishing trip this day is around the Brook Island marine park. As it is a marine park, we take a snorkel to have a look at the ancient corals that grow in this…

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Huge GT caught in the creek

Fishing with mates

One of the joys of getting into the outdoors is fishing with mates. I was lucky enough to spend some time during winter with the best man at my wedding – Jeff (I call him Bo). We go way back. In fact it was with Bo that we caught probably the first barra on braid…

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Golden Snapper on Pillager lure

Fishing Plan B

When things go awry when fishing, it pays to have a plan B. This particular day we had planned to film for a new fish smarter course. However it was too wet to film so we went fishing instead. Had a great session on the Golden Snapper and stretched my arms a bit on the…

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Princess Charlotte Bay – Mood Swings October 2021 Trip Report

Back in March 2016, we purchased Mood Swings (then Unleashed) with a view to travelling remote and filming our adventures. The first trip was planned for May 2016 to Princess Charlotte Bay – with some modifications to the boat due pre-departure. Well cut a long story short, the boat was badly damaged during the routine…

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Fishing headlands in winter

Fishing headlands in winter

Fishing Headlands in winter can be very rewarding and can sometimes yield unusual catches. In this episode Ryan fishes with his mates Bo and Sharkey. They hit the water over two half days fishing around the headlands of Hinchinbrook. Fishing headlands in Winter   Ryan Moody Fishing lures To purchase the lures used in this…

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Ryan Moody Fishing lures

Ryan Moody Fishing Lures

Gosh after all the fanfare and tech issues, the Ryan Moody Fishing lures are finally available! Here’s a quick video about them and links below to buy now.   We have had so many technical difficulties getting the software sorted to deliver these babies so I reckon they will go pretty fast You can grab…

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