How to catch mangrove crabs

Kids driving you mad? Entertain them by catching mangrove crabs

Well it’s that time of year again… School holiday time.

And if you are like me and you don’t like leaving the kids to entertain themselves for hours, even days playing computer games and x-box, fishing is a great way to get them into the great outdoors.

Some of the most fun I have with my kids is catching bait.

Kids love emptying the castnet, grabbing the slippery bait fish as they try to escape, and best of all now that they are growing up, carrying the heavy bait bucket haha.

For the littlies, a great time can be had catching mangrove crabs on the sheltered beaches and bays in behind the mangroves.

Best thing is it is also cool with a bit of shade and a great place to have a break from the boat.

Actually you don’t even need a boat to take advantage of this fun activity.

And I show you exactly how easy it is to get the kids involved catching these little crabs in the next video.

Although please beware of estuarine crocodiles and be sure to stay well away from the waters edge. 

Christmas message from Team Moody

As the year 2014 draws to a close, we would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you that follow us here at Ryan Moody Fishing.

Be it our fishing community members scattered near and far across Australia and the globe, our fantastic sponsors that make our giveaways possible, to our fabulous fishing charter clients that share my love of fishing and to our amazing Barra Basics ecourse participants – boy your dedication and enthusiasm for the course has us in awe and we thank you for diving into unchartered waters so to speak and trusting us – so glad it is working for you.

So we made this quick thank-you video just to let you all know how much we appreciate all your support and kind words – on facebook and our blog comments, on our youtube channel.

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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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  • Adam Woolley

    Reply Reply December 18, 2014

    Thanks for a great 2013 guys.
    Have a safe & enjoyable Xmas break.
    Looking forward to more next year.
    Cheers . . .

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