Tag Archives: Catching BIG Barramundi

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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Metre plus barramundi caught on a twitch bait

Twitch bait lures for impoundment barramundi

Those familiar with our fishing blog will know that Ryan pretty much exclusively fishes for saltwater barramundi. So we commissioned one of our Barra Basics students and ardent freshwater barra angler Nick Philippa to write a few words about the success he’s had with twitch baits on impoundment barra. Incidentally, soon after Nick went to…

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Ryan Moody catches 2000 barra over one metre

2000th metre plus barramundi

We finally did it! After months of sitting on 1999 and catching a score of 90-99 cm fish, Ryan finally caught his 2000th metre plus barramundi after a 30 year career in fishing charters. Even more exciting, we made the nightly news AND got a write up in the paper. To celebrate we made a…

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Catching big barramundi in Queensland

Catching big barramundi in Queensland

Ryan Moody has been catching big barramundi in Queensland for over 30 years and has caught over 2000 saltwater barra longer than metre! That’s well over 2 kilometres of metre plus fish, considering some are well over a metre as this next video shows. And yes, in accordance with the law of diminishing returns, the…

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Selecting the best fishing lures for northern Australia

Best fishing lures to take travelling

A question I am often asked is how to select the best fishing lures to take travelling. In order to address the question, I enlisted the help of lure manufacturing royalty here in Australia, Dave Killalea from Old Dog Lures. The first thing to think about when deciding on the best fishing lures to take…

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Big barramundi jumping

Catching Big Barramundi #13

Catching our 2000th big metre plus barramundi is becoming a bit like climbing Everest haha. The steepest part is at the TOP! Still we have been steadily plugging away with some great big barra captures over the last few months. While some people insist on travelling all the way to the Territory, it’s really not…

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