Tag Archives: Catching BIG Barramundi

Designing fishing lures

Fishing lure design with Dave Killalea

Looking at the wall of lures in every tackle shop, I can’t help but think fishing lures catch more anglers than fish. In the right hands however, fishing lures are a very effective angling tool. I personally mostly fish with lures these days as my bung knee plays up when I run down the beach…

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Big Barramundi series 16

Is it the scenery or the mecca for barramundi fishing charters that makes Hinchinbrook the most awesome place to visit? Apart from being a bucket list destination for saltwater barra anglers wanting to do Barramundi fishing charters, it’s also an area that families can undertake an amazing variety of adventure activities. If you’re into bush-walking…

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Barramundi fishing in Queensland

Epic big barramundi fishing video #15

  Well we finally got around to compiling our latest fishing action footage to create our newest EPIC big barramundi fishing video #15. No further explanation is necessary really… Except to say it contains epic big barra fishing video action, massive fish jumps and head shakes, spectacular scenery and of course many mighty metre plus…

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126 cm Barramundi using the Ryan Moody fishing framework

Barramundi Fishing with Strategy

Ryan Moody Fishing Ambassador Ben ‘Westo’ Weston shares how his fishing went from so so to OMG simply by changing his thinking. And following on from this article we have some great news. Our barra strategies workshop is currently available [it’s free] so be sure and sign up for it. It will change the way…

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How to tie a perfection loop fishing knot instead of using a snap swivel

Perfection loop knot vs snap swivel

A regular question I get asked is whether I use a loop knot like a perfection loop or snap swivel to attach lures to my fishing line. To snap or not to snap? I ALWAYS use a loop knot (I prefer the perfection loop) to attach my lures, simply because big barra bite down HARD…

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Wind on leader using bimini twist and albright fishing kno

Wind on leader system

A wind on leader system is simply a way of joining leader to your main line, without having a swivel jam in your rod tip. This can be particularly useful if you want to use a longer leader – which will reduce line breakage around snags as the leader is a far more durable and…

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Big mullet catch big barra. However finding these models can be testing and presenting them correctly is the key

Accepting change, Live baiting isn’t cheating!

Guest writer and Ryan Moody Fishing Ambassador Ben Weston (Westo) has some sage advice on being an all rounder fishing for barra, by downing lures on occasion and using live bait. Accepting Change, Live Baiting isn’t cheating   The bitterest pill I had to swallow after completing the Barra Basics (BB) course, was accepting that…

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Ben Gilbertson rocky barra tagfest

Advanced Fishing Techniques: Casting Angles

Guest writer and Ryan Moody Fishing Ambassador Ben Weston gets technical with technique in his first article for our blog. Changing the Angle of the Dangle… Barramundi can be a fickle or somewhat frustrating species to target with consistent results.  This is fairly obvious by the amount of grey hairs on Ryan head after 35…

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Proserpine dam metre long barramundi

Impoundment barramundi techniques

On our December road trip down the east coast of Queensland, we stopped in at Proserpine and spoke with freshwater barra expert Lindsay Dobe about the latest impoundment barramundi techniques. Lindsay owns the local Proserpine tackle shop Barra World and has also run barra charters to Lake Proserpine for many years. So he was just…

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Setting your drag correctly using scales results in more fish caught and in the boat

Set your drag correctly and catch bigger fish

One of the biggest differences between anglers that consistently catch big fish and anglers that don’t is preparation, preparation, preparation. Setting your drag correctly is often overlooked, yet it is one of the primary reasons people lose big fish. A good rule of thumb is to set your drag at under one third the breaking…

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