How to set up your boat for barramundi fishing

How to set up your boat for barra fishing

Well it’s the end of an era with my retirement from charters and a new beginning with our Fish Smarter online fishing courses. Rather than bake in the hot sun, now I mentor my students from the comfort of my airconditioned office or from a lap top in our cabin aboard Mood Swings. But before…

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Sharpen a knife so it holds it's edge

How to sharpen a fish filleting knife

No one knows how to sharpen a knife better than a butcher, so today we talk to Callan from Cardwell Butchery about how to sharpen a fish filleting knife so that it holds it’s edge. Keeping your knife razor sharp is the key to good fillets and getting the most flesh from the fish frame.…

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3 LEGENDS FISH DE CURE

WIN TRIP ON MOOD SWINGS with 3 SPORTING LEGENDS!

Head out on our 40 foot game boat Mood Swings for the day with FNQ fishing legend Ryan Moody, and legendary footballers Andrew ET Ettingshausen and Matty Sing for the trip of a lifetime. Includes $1000 cash generously donated by ABC towing. Two nights accommodation at The Ville Townsville including meals. $500 BCF Voucher. Plus…

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RMF knot - modified albright to replace FG knot joining fishing line to leader

Replace FG knot with RMF knot

As you may know, I don’t use a swivel and tie my leader directly to the main line. It’s called the wind on leader system and it’s so we can have a far longer abrasive resistant leader which can be wound directly onto the rod. There are numerous ways to make the connection, and being…

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Inside Barra basics online fishing course

Sneak peek into Barra Basics

Getting lots of questions about Barra Basics so I thought I’d quickly share a sneak peek video we made inside the membership area.       Although it is called Barra Basics, we do add new content from time to time including advanced videos and we also have a private study group on Facebook. For…

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Trailer wheel bearing changes made easy with this simple and free tooll

Handy wheel bearing tool

Regular trailer maintenance is a must if you want to avoid getting stuck on the side of the road with a breakdown. Launch and boat retrieval in and out of saltwater causes all sorts of damage over time and wheel bearings must be checked and changed regularly. One of the trickiest parts of changing your…

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Designing fishing lures

Fishing lure design with Dave Killalea

Looking at the wall of lures in every tackle shop, I can’t help but think fishing lures catch more anglers than fish. In the right hands however, fishing lures are a very effective angling tool. I personally mostly fish with lures these days as my bung knee plays up when I run down the beach…

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Collectors edition fishing lure

Moody Dog Memorabilia Competition

For all those lure collectors out there…. check this out. Back in September 2016, you may recall, we caught our 2000th massive metre plus saltwater barra for clients. Made the nightly news and everything! The fish was caught on a “Mutt” lure – bronze in colour – with some racing stripes drawn on by Ryan…

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Win a barra charter with Ryan Moody

Win a barra charter competition 2017

WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT Every year at Christmas time we randomly draw a number of prize winners from our Ryan Moody Fishing community. The lucky winners of our 2017 draw are as follows;   Barra Charter with Ryan Moody: Michael Schopp Ryan Moody Fishing Shirt: Edward Weller Ryan Moody Fishing Shirt: Rod Baker Old Dog Lures Pack:…

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Wonky Holes off Cairns

Large mouth Nannygai on Wonky Holes

Every time I find myself wanting to catch some large mouth nannygai, I’m always on the look out for Wonky Holes! Large mouth nannygai are a beautiful red sportsfish in the Lutjanidae family – a relation of Fingermark and Mangrove Jack. Large mouth nannygai are great to eat and fight hard! They are typcially found…

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