Category Archives: Fishing news and updates

fishing for fingermark using as bait caster

Baitcaster or spinning reel for lure casting

The choice of fishing reels these days can be overwhelming, and I am often asked which style of reel I prefer for lure casting; bait caster or spinning reel? In my charters, I am often faced with a situation where some of my clients are not accomplished anglers, yet the most effective technique for the…

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How to prevent line twist when using a spinning reel

Spinning Reel Basics

Spinning reels are a great way to catch fish, however they do twist up your line if used incorrectly. And while most people assume they know what they’re doing… I see A LOT of people on my charters, inadvertently spinning up the line when using a spinning reel, to fight and catch big fish. Big…

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red tide algal boom is not coral spawn

Trichodesmium blooms are often confused with coral spawn.

Seasoned anglers at one stage or other, will probably have encountered a grey, red, or brown slick on the ocean surface, usually assumed to be coral spawn. Chances are the culprit is actually a naturally occurring algal bloom called Trichodesmium. Trichodesmium is often present in the water column of tropical ocean waters, especially during the warmer…

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Merry christmas from Ryan Moody Fishing

XMAS message 2015

Well another year is about to come to a close and Christmas is upon us! We are now only 7 metre plus barra away from a milestone 2000 meterys caught by Ryan Moody Fishing – so next year is going to be a big one when we hit #2000. We have had a great year…

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Barra fishing charter destinations

Why Hinchinbrook Island is the perfect destination for barra fishing charters

Many people agree that Hinchinbrook is the perfect destination for Barramundi fishing charters. And being one of the guides that operate here, I’m certainly not going to argue! I have been running barra fishing charters for nearly 3 decades with many of those years in the Townsville to Burdekin region and I moved up to…

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SafeTrx app monitors you by GPS and keeps you safe on the water

Coast Guard SafeTrx app keeps you safe on the water

For those not keen on using a marine radio, and maybe don’t even have one, SafeTrx app for smartphones is a neat new way of keeping you safe on the water. Downloading the app to your smartphone is quick and easy and took us about 5 minutes. The hardest part was choosing a password and…

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Bar crusher leads the way in aluminium fishing boat design

Bar Crusher boats – fishing weapons

There are many options when looking at a great fishing boat these days, but I must admit I really like the look of the Bar Crusher range, built in Melbourne and tagged “Fishing Weapons”. During our last trip south we visited the Bar Crusher factory, looking to expand our charter business with the purchase of…

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Garmin CHIRP sonar technology

How does CHIRP sonar technology work?

As some of you may know, I recently switched to Garmin sonar electronics for my barra boat, one of the main reasons being I wanted to run CHIRP sonar technology and Garmin are leaders in the field. Other manufacturers are also taking advantage of CHIRP and I have no doubt they will be good products…

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Evinrude E-tec 2 stroke vs 4 stroke outboard review

Two stroke vs Four stroke

Why I choose Evinrude E-Tecs for my fishing charter business? Given my 30 odd years in the charter fishing game, many people ask why I use certain products over others. One of the most asked is, “Why on earth are you still running a 2 stroke outboard?” It seems many Australian anglers and boaties have…

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Kirrama range road scenic drive

Kirrama Range Road Scenic Drive

The biggest tides of the year are always challenging for fishing, especially when combined with 25 knot winds. In times like these I like to jump in our trusty SWB Pajero “Snowflake” (it’s my wife’s car OK so don’t rib me about the name!) and head off into the bush for a bit of rest…

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