Easy anchor retrieval using a float

Easy Anchor Retrieval using a float.

Fishing the reef can involve moving around a lot and with the average offshore boat is too big for an electric and too small for an anchor winch. The result is a never ending back breaking task of retrieving your anchor! Unless you have a fit deckie, continually weighing anchor can get a bit tedious…

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Easy hook removal using bent nose pliers

Easy hook removal

A handy tool I never go fishing without is a set of bent nose pliers. They are brilliant to get hooks out of fish especially in throat hooked fish when the fish hooks are deeply embedded. I find the bent nose enables me to see what I’m doing, and with a quick twist the hook…

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new online fishing courses by Ryan Moody

NEW Online Fishing Courses

Well it’s nearly Christmas time again – how the year has flown! Normally around this time of year we make a short video and thank everyone for being part of our community. Which we did (see below) Because we really REALLY appreciate all the support and kind wishes we get from our community members. We…

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Binding weave for custom fishing rod

Custom Fishing Rods

Having a custom fishing rod built can be a wonderful indulgence and may not be as expensive as you may think. A major advantage is that you can have the rod built to suit YOU and your style of fishing. Not only can a custom fishing rod accommodate a specific purpose, they can also be…

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Catch and cook coral trout with Ryan Moody

Catch and cook – coral trout

I know we are a big proponent of catch and release, but like most anglers we also like to catch and cook! Especially Coral Trout. In today’s video blog, I head to the reef with my old mate Ruffy and we pick up 40 or so coral trout. Most were released as we were fishing…

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Herbert River bush camping at Goshen Station

Camping in Australia – Goshen Station

Last week was Ryan’s 50th birthday and there is nothing we like more than bush camping in Australia, and this trip we visited Goshen Station. Goshen Station is a working cattle station not far from Blencoe Falls in the wet tropics of North Queensland. So we headed bush for some quiet time to celebrate away…

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Getting your fish finder right to find untouched Wonky Holes

Garmin and Ryan Moody Fishing Ambassador Ben “Westo” Weston takes the reins for this week’s blog post. Ben was one of our first “Wonky Holes” online course members and has since gone on to find some fantastic country off the coast of Central Queensland using his trusty Garmin fish finder. Be sure and read to…

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Burley bombs to attract and catch reef fish

Burley Bombs – the clean way to consistently catch reef fish

Using burley is a well established method to attract reef fish to your boat. Typically, bait is chopped up on the spot and thrown randomly overboard, or is placed in a chum tube and manually minced at intervals to disperse the bits and pieces of burley. The problem is, that without a constant steady stream,…

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Cryovac beats the old freezer burn problem for fish fillets.

Tag and release fish while taking home a feed

Today we are joined by guest writer Stephen “Pedro” Parker – a guy who really walks the walk when it comes to being an active member of the recreational fishing community. Pedro has represented recreational fishers on various management committees, edited a fishing newsletter, tag and released some 3260 fish, while still managing to take…

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How to build a naturally plumbed live bait tank into your boat

Keeping live bait without a pump

After going to all the trouble of catching your live bait, you don’t want it dying due to lack of oxygen or dirty water. The best way to look after your live bait is to keep it in a naturally plumbed tank built into your boat. By creating a sealed section in your boat you…

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