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Catch and cook coral trout with Ryan Moody

Catch and cook – coral trout

I know we are a big proponent of catch and release, but like most anglers we also like to catch and cook! Especially Coral Trout. In today’s video blog, I head to the reef with my old mate Ruffy and we pick up 40 or so coral trout. Most were released as we were fishing…

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Getting your fish finder right to find untouched Wonky Holes

Garmin and Ryan Moody Fishing Ambassador Ben “Westo” Weston takes the reins for this week’s blog post. Ben was one of our first “Wonky Holes” online course members and has since gone on to find some fantastic country off the coast of Central Queensland using his trusty Garmin fish finder. Be sure and read to…

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Burley bombs to attract and catch reef fish

Burley Bombs – the clean way to consistently catch reef fish

Using burley is a well established method to attract reef fish to your boat. Typically, bait is chopped up on the spot and thrown randomly overboard, or is placed in a chum tube and manually minced at intervals to disperse the bits and pieces of burley. The problem is, that without a constant steady stream,…

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Cryovac beats the old freezer burn problem for fish fillets.

Tag and release fish while taking home a feed

Today we are joined by guest writer Stephen “Pedro” Parker – a guy who really walks the walk when it comes to being an active member of the recreational fishing community. Pedro has represented recreational fishers on various management committees, edited a fishing newsletter, tag and released some 3260 fish, while still managing to take…

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How to build a naturally plumbed live bait tank into your boat

Keeping live bait without a pump

After going to all the trouble of catching your live bait, you don’t want it dying due to lack of oxygen or dirty water. The best way to look after your live bait is to keep it in a naturally plumbed tank built into your boat. By creating a sealed section in your boat you…

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Gear used to tackle big barramundi

Rigs and tackle for catching barramundi

One of the most common questions I get asked is; “What are the best rigs and tackle for catching barramundi in Northern Australia?” So I thought I’d make a quick video at our local BCF store to demonstrate not only the rigs and tackle for catching barramundi, but all sorts of tropical speedsters up here…

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How to make a wire trace when fishing for mackerell

Making a wire trace for mackerel

Mackerel are toothy critters so it’s wise to make and use a wire trace, especially when fishing for mackerel with trolled lures. You can buy them already made, but I prefer to make my own using single strand stainless steel wire, the haywire twist and barrel rolls. With trolling lures costing upward of $30, you…

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Tying an FG knot nice and tight

Easy way to tie a TIGHT FG knot

With the advent of jigging rods with very small guide eyelets, the FG knot has come into it’s own as the best way to join braid to mono leader. However the FG knot can be a complicated fishing knot to tie, especially on a moving boat, and if you don’t tie it tightly enough, it…

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How to repair distorted and kinked soft plastic lures

Soft plastic lure maintenance

Do your soft plastics stick together in your tackle box, or have kinked and melted tails? Perhaps the answer is no but you’d like to ensure it doesn’t happen. In this video we show you a simple trick to straighten those kinks using boiling hot water. And to avoid them sticking together, make sure you…

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126 cm Barramundi using the Ryan Moody fishing framework

Barramundi Fishing with Strategy

Ryan Moody Fishing Ambassador Ben ‘Westo’ Weston shares how his fishing went from so so to OMG simply by changing his thinking. And following on from this article we have some great news. Our barra strategies workshop  is currently available [it’s free] so be sure and sign up for it. It will change the way you…

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