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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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drink like a fish

Do you drink like a fish?

Last week I was digging through my old marine biology papers, and found one I wrote many years ago titled… “Osmoregulation in euryhaline teleost fishes with emphasis on the role of chloride cells.” Now that sounds really boring… But I think it’s actually pretty interesting and here’s a bit of fish trivia for you. Did…

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How to tie a perfection loop fishing knot instead of using a snap swivel

Perfection loop knot vs snap swivel

A regular question I get asked is whether I use a loop knot like a perfection loop or snap swivel to attach lures to my fishing line. To snap or not to snap? I ALWAYS use a loop knot (I prefer the perfection loop) to attach my lures, simply because big barra bite down HARD…

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Wind on leader using bimini twist and albright fishing kno

Wind on leader system

A wind on leader system is simply a way of joining leader to your main line, without having a swivel jam in your rod tip. This can be particularly useful if you want to use a longer leader – which will reduce line breakage around snags as the leader is a far more durable and…

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Venting and releasing fish with Barotrauma

Releasing fish with barotrauma

With the popularity of catch and release fishing, questions are often raised about the best way to release fish with barotrauma. When fish are brought to the surface quickly from depth, gas in the swim bladder can expand and not have time to vent naturally, resulting in a bloated appearance and preventing fish from returning…

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