Tag Archives: Catching BIG Barramundi

Barra Fishing Tips: How Top Fishers Make Their Own Luck.

You want to catch more fish and you know that being in the right Territory with the right Techniques at the right Time is the way to do it. And even though my last post advised that you need to find where the fish aggregate and hold, here’s the truth. In the past when fish…

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Barra Fishing Tips: 3 key elements you MUST get right to catch barramundi

There are three key elements you must get right to catch more barramundi. Working it out however is not that easy! Let me explain. In my first year of uni I struck up friendship with my university lecturer Dr. Catherine Pickering. A botanist. I started working for her as a research assistant on alpine plants,…

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How to become a fish whisperer.

Barra Fishing Tips: How To Become A Fish Whisperer.

Have you heard the saying 20% of fishers catch 80% of the fish? I have and while I’m not sure on the exact stats (there probably aren’t any), I know from fishing for years that it certainly seems true. There are always a couple of guys on facebook, or in the local tackle shop competition,…

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rigging live mullet

Barra Fishing Tips; Rigging live mullet

When rigging live mullet it seems the most common way is to pin it through the back. In my experience, rigging live mullet by pinning them in the middle of the back tends to drown the bait as they spin in the current. I rig my livies differently depending on size and species, and in…

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Winter Barra Bait

Barra Fishing Tips: Winter barra bait

People tell me it is hard to catch barra in winter, and sometimes that is true. They certainly behave differently in winter than summer, and it can be downright frustrating to sit on a big aggregation and not get a single bite, no matter WHAT you throw at them. You might have even seen the…

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Number 3 Creek, Missionary Bay, July 2012

The changing faces of Hinchinbrook

Hinchinbrook, my home, my work, my play… Scrolling through my computer the other day I came across the Cyclone Yasi file. For those of you living under a rock in early February 2011, Cyclone Yasi, the mother of all storms, swept through devastating the region and pretty much put me out of business for a…

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Hinchinbrook Winter Barra

Big Barramundi 8 May-June 2014

Big barra action time with yet another installment of our Big Barramundi series. Winter can sometimes be a little ordinary, especially following a few sudden cold snaps. But when they are on the go, the results are SPECTACULAR. The footage in this video was taken aboard Hooked on Hinchinbrook Charters from May to June 2014.…

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Quantum Exo and Cabo... Reel Review

Quantum Exo and Cabo reel review

This post was meant to be a simple review of the gear I have been using lately and it’s ability to handle big barra. Then last week along comes an almighty northern bluefin tuna that dragged us 4.8 miles from hook up during a 2.25 hour fight. Seriously, at one stage I had the boat…

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Braid vs Mono

Barra Fishing Tip: Braid vs Mono for barra

Over the years I have been asked several times what I run on my rods, braid vs mono. Last month I did a short presentation for the opening of the new BCF Deeragun store Townsville and was asked the same question. Braid vs Mono Basically, to answer the braid vs mono question… I use mono…

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Ryan Moody's first ever 1m barramundi age 15.

My first ever metre barra

Memories… This fish is my first ever barra over a metre long and I was 15 years old. Unfortunately we did keep this one as I didn’t know any better at age 15. It was also used for a photo shoot to promote killalures, one of the premium lure manufacturers back in the 80’s. Up…

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