Tag Archives: Barra Fishing Tips

Ryan Moody has caught over 2000 massive metre plus barra and provides a ton of tips on his blog to help anglers land a massive metre plus saltwater barra for themselves. And for those that don’t have the time to work it out for themselves, he reveals it all in his online course Barra Basics. Click the link above for details.

fishing with live bait using circle hooks

Live baiting for barramundi using circle hooks

The advantage of using circle hooks when live baiting for barramundi, threadys or fingemark over your traditional J hook or suicide hook, is more often than not the fish is hooked in the corner of the mouth. If your intention is to release the fish, circle hooks or half circle hooks like the Eagle Claw…

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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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safe and accurate lure casting with a spinning reel

Safe and accurate way of casting a lure with a spinning reel

Casting a lure with a spinning reel in a boat full of other lure casters can be a dangerous occupation. Over the years I’ve noticed that those casting to the side are most likely to hook their fellow fishermen, and/or land their lure slightly wide of the mark. Obviously when there is only one or…

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Using Water Wolf to interpret what’s on your sounder

Do you struggle to interpret what you see on your sounder? Perhaps you think you know what’s down there… but can you be sure? Over the years I have come to know for a fact what my sounder is saying – that my interpretation is correct – because I go on to catch that species…

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How to get your lure off a snag

Best way to get lures off snags

One of my most useful tips is how to get lures off snags and this is the topic of our latest video. As some of you may know, I prefer not to use snap swivels to attach my lures as big fish can bite down on the snap causing it to open. Using a knot…

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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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Old Dog barra lures

In search of the perfect barra lure.

Is there such a thing as the perfect barra lure? My old mate Dave Killalea likes to think so, and he should know having founded one of the most successful barra lure manufacturing mobs in Australia “Killalure”. But what many people may not know is that Dave sold the company several years ago and had…

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Spooling a fishing reel with braided line

How to spool a fishing reel with braid and monofilament line

In this post I demonstrate how to spool a fishing reel using braided line with a monofilament backing. The advent of braided line has been a boon for many fishing applications, however using braid can make spooling your fishing reel an expensive proposition. The easiest way round it is to use a monofilament backing on…

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Catching barra on balista lures flashng LED technology

How to catch barra and threadfin using Balista LED lure technology

Lures generally catch more fishermen than fish, and to be honest, barra are not that fussy. And I don’t normally go for gimmicky stuff, preferring to use my tried and proven techniques and equipment because I know it works so well. But as you can imagine, I get sent plenty of equipment to try, especially…

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How to repair your cast net on the spot

It’s a pretty hard life for a cast net these days. They are not made of the same mettle as they used to be, and on days when bait is scarce, one is forced to throw into otherwise unsuitable terrain. The result more often than not is a busted pocket or two. Throwing a cast…

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