Tag Archives: Levitator lures

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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Cape Bedford headland

Fishing Inshore Cooktown continued…

Our trip fishing inshore Cooktown continues… But wait! This is Episode 2 and you can watch the first episode here. The goal for this trip was to film some content for our upcoming Locating Livies course. As well as have some fun smashing Nannies on Wonky Holes And some snorkelling on the reef. The advantage…

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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 northern australia for nannygai

EP. 11 Fishing Northern Australia – Last night at sea.

Last night at sea with our mate Evatt fishing northern Australia on our Princess Charlotte Bay trip. Sadly Evatt had to get back for work, however we will be certain and have him along for more of our adventures. After catching cod for the whole trip, Evatt’s Cod King mantle was in jeopardy when I…

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Topwater fishing on the outside reef

Green Jobfish Nursery – Jewell to Lizard – PCB Ep. 8

The green Jobfish is a prized fish among recreational anglers. And during our transit from Jewell Reef to Lizard Island we encountered a swarm of them! The weather for this leg of our journey was sublime! Perfect to score a quick dinner fishing on a Wonky Hole (although we nearly lost it to a huge cod).…

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Noble Island

Magnificent Noble Island – Princess Charlotte Bay Ep. 7

On our journey from Cape Melville to Lizard island we stopped at the magnificent Noble Island. Noble Island is located in the mid-northern section of the Great Barrier Reef and can be seen from quite a distance due to it’s majestic peaks. The visit is part of our northern adventure to Princess Charlotte Bay in…

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Ribbon Reefs

Ribbon Reefs – Great Barrier Reef

Each year for the last two years we have headed to the Ribbon Reefs on the Great Barrier Reef for Xmas. And this year was no exception! After the amazing trip we had to Princess Charlotte Bay in October, we had planned a two week trip. The plan was to spend some time at Lizard…

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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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