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Nannygai (Scarlet Sea Perch) fillets

Fish Filleting – Progress Not Perfection

OK so this blog about Fish Filleting is twofold. To show you how I fillet a fish leaving one side on and… To give you a life lesson in starting before you’re ready and slowly but steadily creating a life of your dreams. As many of you may know, was a charter fishing guide catching…

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Crocodiles in Northern Australia

Crocodiles in Northern Australia

Crocodiles in Northern Australia are a hot topic at the moment after a yacht skipper Andrew Heard was taken from his dingy by a croc. The attack happened at Hinchinbrook Island and was sadly fatal. We know from experience how powerful these animals can be after getting in a perspex cage with a 5.1 metre…

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Fishing hook selection made easy

What fishing hook design should I use?

There are so many fishing hook types and designs on the market, so knowing which one to use can be daunting. Getting this right will increase your hook up rate as you’ll be using the right hook for your chosen fishing method. Because there are hundreds of hooks on the market, in this video I…

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Coral trout

Catching reef fish with shallow diving barra lures

This year during the barramundi closure we decided to do an experiment – catching reef fish on barra lures. It was after the moon when the deeper reef fish often go quiet, so we decided to give the shallow flats a go. The weather was an absolute glass so sight fishing was the order of…

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Golden snapper are great eating and a fantastic sportsfish

Golden Snapper as a Barra alternative.

Golden Snapper (Fingermark bream) can be caught year round across northern Australia. Hence they provide a top fishing target during the Queensland barramundi closure. They are a top grade food fish and the larger specimens fight hard! Chasing Fingermark at Hinchinbrook Hinchinbrook is an amazingly scenic fishing destination. Some have described it as Jurassic Park…

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Slow pitch jigging resulted in this nice GT (giant trevally)

Slow pitch jigging for GTs in the Fin Fish Closure

Slow pitch jigging for GTs is a super fun way to pass the time during the fin fish closure. So I grabbed my good mate Benny and headed out last month for a ton of fun. Conditions were GLASS and it didn’t take us long to get onto a good fish! Check out our newest…

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Finding new spots Fishing Cairns

Finding new ground

Finding new ground is the best way to guarantee a good days fishing. Much to the annoyance of my wife and kids, I’m always doing detours and circles. Stopping to look at any anomaly that appears on my sounder. It can make a trip from A to B rather long haha. But if you know…

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Pearl Perch for dinner

Fishing for Pearl Perch

Pearl Perch are one of the species that I have little experience in but have always wanted to go fishing for. A deep bodied and strikingly silver fish with a pearl like shading on the scales, the large eyes and mouth are definitely appealing. I mean they just look “Yum” and apparently they are. I…

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Custom Boat Pros and Cons

Late last year we ordered a custom built boat from BMENQ in Cairns. We sold the good old barra boat when I retired from charters because we needed something a little more chop friendly. In between we bought and sold a 5.6 m Bonito as a stop gap. Mostly so we could do some filming…

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What sounder should I buy.

What sounder should I buy?

Over all our social media channels, email and messages, we probably get asked, “What sounder should I buy?” about 10-15 times a day. MYTH BUSTER… Funnily enough, that question in itself is not that helpful when looking for a new sounder/fish finder. Ask instead, “What transducer will suit me best?” I am amazed at the…

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