Tag Archives: Wonky holes

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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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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Michaelmas Cay and Wonky Hole Nannygai

Michaelmas Cay is a lovely little bird sanctuary 21 nautical miles north east of Cairns. It is one of the most important bird nesting colonies on the Great Barrier Reef. Mainly because it has a large grassy area permanently above water and is high enough to withstand cyclones. Terns and Frigate birds that spend their…

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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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Fishing for wellness

Fishing for wellness not just fun

Fishing for wellness. Is fishing food for your health? You Betcha. We go fishing with wellness expert Nikki Fogden-Moore and catch her a nice big Nanny off a wonky hole before heading to the reef for a swim and snorkel. Days like this are what living is all about. We connected via her partner PB…

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Fishing with slow pitch jigs and stick baits

Stick baits and jigs – fishing lure research and development

Stick baits and jigs are one of my favorite forms of lure fishing. Because with stick baits you can manipulate the retrieve, the depth and also use them on the surface. Plus they can be used in a way that you use vibes. At times they are even better because most soft vibes fall flat,…

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Use whatever toppings you prefer to build out your fresh fish wrap.

Catch and Cook – Fish Wraps Recipe.

Next time you catch some fresh fish, try this catch and cook fish wraps recipe. It’s a quick and easy way to prepare fresh fish for the table and the kids will love it. Every catch and cook fresh fish recipe starts with the catching! For that we headed to Cooktown, in Far North Queensland.…

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Finding new spots Fishing Cairns

Fishing Cairns

In late 2020, we moved north and I started fishing Cairns and finding new spots. Our first trip we headed south, and found some good Wonky Holes holding  good Scarlet Sea Perch. On the second we headed north. The topic of this blog. While I have been fishing Cairns before in my marlin boat days,…

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