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Spanish mackerel fishing rig using custom gang hooks

Spanish mackerel fishing rig – custom gang hooks

It’s winter time and one of the premium times to catch mackerel in north Queensland. A popular Spanish mackerel fishing rig is gang hooks. Big Spanish mackerel pull like freight trains and are one of the true speedsters of the ocean.   They can also straighten hooks and this happened to me once upon a…

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What's in Ryan Moody's tackle box

Setting up your tackle box

In this video blog we’re looking at setting up your tackle box for fishing in small boats to make sure you have all the essentials covered. Having run a successful barra fishing charter business for 30 years, I’ve made my share of mistakes, left things I need at home, and carted around stuff for years…

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How to navigate bad weather in small boats

Boat handling tips for a smoother ride in rough weather

When I’m out and about on the water, I see so many people put unnecessary wear and tear on themselves and their vessel, simply by travelling on the wrong angle in rough weather. So in this video blog, I’m going to cover a few boat handling tips to get a smoother ride in rough weather…

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Techniques to catch King Threadfin

Techniques to Catch King Threadfin

King Threadfin Salmon is the larger of the 2 Threadfin Salmon varieties found in tropical and Sub tropical Australian waters. They are a much sought after sportfish by anglers especially those who have mastered the art of catching barra and want to move on to the next challenge. Because King Threadfin can do some strange…

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Garmin Ultra High Definition sounder

Garmin UHD transducer best in the creeks

Garmin introduced their new Garmin UHD transducer (ultra high definition) and black box this year… and I was lucky enough to be one of the test pilots. As you may know if you’ve done our Sounder Skills 1 course, higher definition frequencies like 800 kHz provide good clarity of the underwater landscape. Now with the Garmin…

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Catching fingermark with squid at night

Catch and rig live squid for Fingermark Golden Snapper

Live squid are an amazing bait for fingermark (Golden Snapper) but can be a little tricky to rig up. In this post we use a squid jig to catch some squid for our fingermark session.   A cast net or scoop net can also be used when they are plentiful. Smaller squid are rigged a…

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How to measure fish correctly on a fish measuring device

3 Tips for measuring fish correctly

Many people approach measuring fish with a pretty slap happy approach and risk hefty fines if the fish is borderline legal. In this video we cover 3 useful tips for measuring fish correctly and keep you out of trouble with Fisheries. With my profile, I try and always set a good example plus I take…

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Sharpen a knife so it holds it's edge

How to sharpen a fish filleting knife

No one knows how to sharpen a knife better than a butcher, so today we talk to Callan from Cardwell Butchery about how to sharpen a fish filleting knife so that it holds it’s edge. Keeping your knife razor sharp is the key to good fillets and getting the most flesh from the fish frame.…

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RMF knot - modified albright to replace FG knot joining fishing line to leader

Replace FG knot with RMF knot

As you may know, I don’t use a swivel and tie my leader directly to the main line. It’s called the wind on leader system and it’s so we can have a far longer abrasive resistant leader which can be wound directly onto the rod. There are numerous ways to make the connection, and being…

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Trailer wheel bearing changes made easy with this simple and free tooll

Handy wheel bearing tool

Regular trailer maintenance is a must if you want to avoid getting stuck on the side of the road with a breakdown. Launch and boat retrieval in and out of saltwater causes all sorts of damage over time and wheel bearings must be checked and changed regularly. One of the trickiest parts of changing your…

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