Tag Archives: fishing offshore

Large mouth Nannygai

Ryan’s BEST offshore fishing lures

People often ask me what are the best offshore fishing lures to catch trophy fish while travelling or going on a fishing charter. As a charter guide for three decades, I have trialled innumerable lures with mixed success. Many are duds while a rare few are absolute crackers! So after a dig through my tackle…

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Is the barrier reef dying - boat on reef

Is the Barrier Reef Dying ?

Because we spend so much time fishing and snorkelling, we often get asked the question; Is the Barrier Reef dying? And while it is difficult to answer that question definitively, we have found some areas very badly damaged and dying. We have also found many areas with quite good coral cover, both hard and soft…

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Fishing Ribbons Reefs for Coral trout

EP. 12 Snorkelling and fishing the Ribbons Reefs.

The final stages of our Princess Charlotte Bay trip saw us fishing and snorkelling the ribbons reefs and surrounding areas. Fishing the Ribbons is like stepping back in time for me as I spent many years here on the marlin boats. After dropping off my mate Evatt in Cooktown, Karen and I headed out again…

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Fishing Cape Flattery for Pennant Fish

Ep. 10 Fishing Cape Flattery on our Northern Adventure.

Epic session fishing Cape Flattery during the last days of our northern adventure. Cape Flattery is approximately 40 kilometres north of Cooktown and famous for it’s shimmering white sand and Silica mine. It is one of the world’s largest silica mines and the white sand dunes are spectacular. Fishing Cape Flattery has been productive on…

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Whale shark

Ep. 9 Whale Shark Day

Whale Shark Day – Best day ever! Episode 9 of our Princess Charlotte bay trip sees us swimming with a friendly whale shark, having a manic fishing session and relaxing on a superb sand cay. I’d have to say, beside the helifish adventure, one of the best days of our lives. To see the trip…

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Catch big fish Slow pitch jigging

Make your own assist hooks

Save money and easily make your own ASSIST HOOKS for slow pitch jigging. After a few big fish, the dacron holding the hooks can fray and become unusable. But what of the hooks? With a length of dacron, a home made needle and some heat shrink, recycle the hooks and make your own assist hooks.…

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