Category Archives: RMF News

Reflecting on 2021

Well it’s the end of the year and time to start reflecting on 2021. So we can let that year go and gear up for 2022. This time of year we like to do three things. Reflecting on the year just gone. Looking forward to the new year ahead. Thank our followers, students and community…

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Men being men - night fishing for barramundi

What lies on the road ahead for men being men

Recent events have presented a huge challenge for men being men. One of our students Steve Newby wrote a brilliant piece on men’s wellness and how being cooped up by COVID has limited men’s ability to indulge in their basic primal instincts. It was too good not to share. It was initially written as a…

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Huge GT caught in the creek

Fishing with mates

One of the joys of getting into the outdoors is fishing with mates. I was lucky enough to spend some time during winter with the best man at my wedding – Jeff (I call him Bo). We go way back. In fact it was with Bo that we caught probably the first barra on braid…

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Fishing for wellness

Fishing for wellness not just fun

Fishing for wellness. Is fishing food for your health? You Betcha. We go fishing with wellness expert Nikki Fogden-Moore and catch her a nice big Nanny off a wonky hole before heading to the reef for a swim and snorkel. Days like this are what living is all about. We connected via her partner PB…

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Fishing as therapy for kids with medical conditions

Fishing as Therapy for Young Jessie Lawrence

Young Jesse Lawrence was diagnosed with the eye condition Keratoconus at age eight. He was looking down the barrel of a significant eye operation – so we thought a fishing trip chasing big barra might take his mind off it. Keratoconus is when the cornea is an odd shape which has rendered him nearly blind.…

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Hindsight is a wonderful thing

There’s a reason people say Hindsight is a Wonderful thing. And not just because you can learn from your mistakes and are unlikely to repeat them. Because let’s face it… Who doesn’t repeat their mistakes? How many times have you got fried sunburnt and swore never again – only to get fried sunburnt 6 months…

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Fish hook accidents - happens to the best of them!

I’m Hooked – Fish hook accidents

Earlier this year, after 30 years on charter I had MY FIRST EVER fish hook accident. For those not on social media, here is a quick outline of the events. I was filming some new content for the land based component of our course Barra Basics with my son. Nek Minut the big local croc…

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Fishing as a hobby can yield catches like this massive fish for teenager Jack.

Fishing as a hobby has amazing benefits

Fishing as a hobby has some amazing benefits, which is why I have always encouraged my kids to come fishing with me! Hoping they will get as addicted to it as I have been. Fishing as a hobby (or in my case a lifestyle) can benefit humans in so many ways… • Great exercise. Walking…

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Annual boat maintenance on our Black Watch 40 game boat

Online fishing courses – Living the Dream

Would you believe it’s almost the end of the decade, (depending which logic you use, year 0 or year 1) and hasn’t 2020 been a doozy!! If you’re anything like us, realizing that struck a bit of a chord. Cast your mind back to ten years ago. What were you doing in 2010? How old…

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Funny fishing fail fish under rods

Funny fishing memes

With the advent of social media, funny fishing memes have come into their own and provide a huge source of entertainment and laughter for us all. This week we are really under the pump finishing off Sounder Skills 2 and preparing for the next launch of Barra Basics (both to be released on 11th Feb)…

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