Hinchinbrook Fishing: How to catch a 125cm barra!

A 125cm barramundi is a trophy fish and a fish of lifetime.

Graham Phillips is the angler and James Pascoe the rather excited fellow in the background.

Twas a day of horrible weather, the barometer not much chop and my confidence a little low – so much so that I almost cancelled at the boatramp! Lucky I didn’t.

Eventually we marked a dozen giant barra on the sounder and persistence here was the key.

Finally after 5-6 passes we finally got one to have a snap… She smashed the 8m deep diver hard and Graham was on. The result – 125 cm of golden salty – our biggest fish for 2012 – released of course to have many babies and provide endless barra catching days into the future.

We are not sure why he is grimacing so much in the photo.

Maybe the rain pelting his face, the weight of the big barra on the end of the line or getting exhausting from the fight… One thing is for sure, this photo is a memory he will never forget.

Moral of the story: When everything is against you… NEVER give up!


Catching a massive barramundi at Hinchinbrook


Graham with his 125cm barramundi.




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Ryan Moody

Ryan Moody started his fishing career on the reef boats before catching bucket list marlin for the likes of champion heavy tackle angler Johnno Johnson, INXS and the King of Sweden. Branching out in the late 80's to guided barramundi fishing, Ryan has made a name for himself as a Big Barramundi specialist and to date has put clients onto over 2000 metre plus barra. That is over 2 kilometres of metre plus barra! With attitudes changing from 'keep all you can' towards catch and release, Ryan has decided to share his extensive knowledge and hopefully inspire people of all ages to get out from behind the computer screen/TV and into the fishing outdoors lifestyle he has spent his life perfecting.

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  • Justin Ormonde

    Reply Reply February 22, 2014

    C’mon mate give us a hand?
    No worries I’ll hold the lip…

  • Drew

    Reply Reply February 22, 2014

    the russian judge gives him a 8.0 for the double handed fist pump…

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