How to catch fingermark offshore at night

Catching fingermark offshore at night

Fingermark have a predatory and foraging habit and their movements can be predicted. Catching Fingermark offshore at night, seemingly in the middle of nowhere, is not as hard as it seems. I love fingermark! (also known as Golden Snapper) They are a top grade food fish and impressive sports fish. In the barramundi closed season…

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Catching fingermark with squid at night

Catch and rig live squid for Fingermark Golden Snapper

Live squid as bait is one of the best ways to catch fingermark (Golden Snapper) but can be a little tricky to rig up. In this post we use a squid jig to catch some live squid as bait for our fingermark session.   A cast net or scoop net can also be used when…

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Catching big fingermark on the headlands with lures

Trolling for fingermark on headlands

On the best ways to catch fingermark or golden snapper is trolling around headlands. Way back when we were creating our Wonky Holes course we traveled to Cooktown for some filming. On this particular day it was rather windy (typical Cooktown weather) so we ran along the coast looking for likely Fingermark country. Fingermark can…

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How to measure fish correctly on a fish measuring device

3 Tips for measuring fish correctly

Many people approach measuring fish with a pretty slap happy approach and risk hefty fines if the fish is borderline legal. In this video we cover 3 useful tips for measuring fish correctly and keep you out of trouble with Fisheries. With my profile, I try and always set a good example plus I take…

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How to set up your boat for barramundi fishing

How to set up your boat for barra fishing

Setting up your boat for barra fishing is critical if you want to maximise catches. I have everything I use regularly a hand reach away. Other less common items are stowed. I prefer a tiller steer with open deck. I like a clean deck with plenty of room to fight the fish. And my live…

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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.  Today we talk to Callan from Cardwell Butchery about how to sharpen a 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. For this…

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

Easy alternative to FG knot

An easier alternative to the FG knot is the 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. It’s used so we can have a far longer abrasive resistant leader. This is important for fish that head…

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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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