Category Archives: Barra Fishing Tips

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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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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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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Big Barramundi series 16

Is it the scenery or the mecca for barramundi fishing charters that makes Hinchinbrook the most awesome place to visit? Apart from being a bucket list destination for saltwater barra anglers wanting to do Barramundi fishing charters, it’s also an area that families can undertake an amazing variety of adventure activities. If you’re into bush-walking…

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Gear used to tackle big barramundi

Rigs and tackle for catching barramundi

One of the most common questions I get asked is; “What are the best rigs and tackle for catching barramundi in Northern Australia?” So I thought I’d make a quick video at our local BCF store to demonstrate not only the rigs and tackle for catching barramundi, but all sorts of tropical speedsters up here…

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Barramundi fishing in Queensland

Epic big barramundi fishing video #15

  Well we finally got around to compiling our latest fishing action footage to create our newest EPIC big barramundi fishing video #15. No further explanation is necessary really… Except to say it contains epic big barra fishing video action, massive fish jumps and head shakes, spectacular scenery and of course many mighty metre plus…

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126 cm Barramundi using the Ryan Moody fishing framework

Barramundi Fishing with Strategy

Ryan Moody Fishing Student Ben Weston shares how his barramundi fishing went from so so to OMG simply by changing his thinking. And following on from this article we have some great news. Our barra strategies workshop is currently available [it’s free] so be sure and sign up for it. It will change the way…

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Ben Gilbertson rocky barra tagfest

Advanced Fishing Techniques: Casting Angles

Guest writer and Ryan Moody Fishing Ambassador Ben Weston gets technical with technique in his first article for our blog. Changing the Angle of the Dangle… Barramundi can be a fickle or somewhat frustrating species to target with consistent results.  This is fairly obvious by the amount of grey hairs on Ryan head after 35…

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Proserpine dam metre long barramundi

Impoundment barramundi techniques

On our December road trip down the east coast of Queensland, we stopped in at Proserpine and spoke with freshwater barra expert Lindsay Dobe about the latest impoundment barramundi techniques. Lindsay owns the local Proserpine tackle shop Barra World and has also run barra charters to Lake Proserpine for many years. So he was just…

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Big barra caught at Prosperine Dam boat ramp

Big impoundment barra caught at the boat ramp

With the barra fishing closure well underway here in Queensland, ardent barramundi anglers head to the freshwater dams to try their luck. Although freshwater fish tend to be a bit sluggish in comparison, fishing the dams can be great experience handling and landing big fish, especially as they can be (on occasion) much easier to…

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