Category Archives: Fishing tips and tricks

Crocodiles need management in Australia

Crocodile Management

Crocodile Management in Australia is the responsibility of the States. In Queensland, the Crocodile Management Plan is the current document. In the NT however, the State Government is responsible (see details here). Except in areas like Kakadu, which are under Federal Government jurisdiction. The aim of crocodile management is simple. To reduce the risk of…

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Nannygai (Scarlet Sea Perch) fillets

Fish Filleting – Progress Not Perfection

OK so this blog about Fish Filleting is twofold. To show you how I fillet a fish leaving one side on and… To give you a life lesson in starting before you’re ready and slowly but steadily creating a life of your dreams. As many of you may know, was a charter fishing guide catching…

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Use whatever toppings you prefer to build out your fresh fish wrap.

Catch and Cook – Fish Wraps Recipe.

Next time you catch some fresh fish, try this catch and cook fish wraps recipe. It’s a quick and easy way to prepare fresh fish for the table and the kids will love it. Every catch and cook fresh fish recipe starts with the catching! For that we headed to Cooktown, in Far North Queensland.…

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Fishing FNQ for top eating fish like coral trout

Fishing FNQ

Here’s some highlights of us Fishing FNQ in late 2020 with our new videographer Kane Chenoweth. The image quality has improved somewhat now our filming is in the hands of a professional! Fishing FNQ In the last months we have had some great adventures fishing between Cardwell and Cooktown. Some of the trips are not…

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Finding new spots at low tide

Finding new fishing spots reconnaissance

Finding new fishing spots is my favourite pastime. For land-based and inshore anglers, the best time to do reconnaissance is low tide. I know that sounds self-evident, but few people actually do this. I rarely go fishing without sussing out an area first. Be it in my boat with a sounder for offshore trips. Or…

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Living with crocodiles

Living with Crocodiles

Living with crocodiles in Northern Australia and other places they’re found, can be dangerous. But like tigers in India and lions in Africa, we can’t just go around killing everything that threatens us. Last year Karen went to Jim Corbett National Park in India to see a Tiger and was rewarded with this amazing experience:…

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Electric motor support bracket

Electric motor support bracket

After years watching my electric motor bash the deck when we hit chop, I’m surprised I never thought to add an electric motor support bracket. Electric motors are in my view one of the best inventions since sliced bread. But boy do they cop a pounding. Perched on the front of the boat, it gets…

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Custom Boat Pros and Cons

Late last year we ordered a custom built boat from BMENQ in Cairns. We sold the good old barra boat when I retired from charters because we needed something a little more chop friendly. In between we bought and sold a 5.6 m Bonito as a stop gap. Mostly so we could do some filming…

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Fishing with kids to catch a big barra.

Making memories fishing with kids

Fishing with kids is both challenging and hilarious. Earlier this year we did a delightful blog post with our 7 year old neighbor Mason. We met Mason at the ANZAC day dawn service after he confidently approached us exclaiming, “Hi Ryan Moody, I watch all your videos” before parroting “I’m Ryan Moody helping you fish…

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Fishing Reel cleaning and maintenance

Fishing Reel cleaning and maintenance

Today I’m going to cover an often overlooked aspect to your fishing, namely rod and reel cleaning and maintenance. As a charter boat skipper for 30 years, I used to go through a ton of gear and over time it costs a lot of money. So the best bet is to look after it. It’ll…

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