Tag Archives: Catching BIG Barramundi

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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Custom made fishing lures

Custom made fishing lures | Dave Killalea

Master fishing lure craftsman Dave Killalea’s favourite pastime is designing and creating custom made fishing lures for a particular purpose. And I’m not talking about a lure for barra or jacks etc. I’m talking about something much more specific than that! By “custom fishing lure” I mean for example; a 6 inch hard bodied lure…

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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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Ryan Moody Catching Big Barramundi video series #11

Every now and again we put together a series of catching barramundi action from the previous few months on fishing charter with Ryan Moody – as we edge ever closer to the 2000 barra over a metre mark. This installment is Big Barra 11 and we hope you like it. We think it is our…

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