Wounded warriors fishing trip with Ryan Moody

Wounded Warriors Weekend 2017

Here at Ryan Moody Fishing we are starting a new chapter and giving back to those in the community that suffer from things beyond their control.

On our first trip recently we took some injured servicemen out fishing on our game boat “MOODSWINGS”.

Turns out, our online course Barra Basics had inspired them to get out of the house and into the great outdoors pursuing the hobbies they love once again.

We had no idea how our online fishing courses inspire and change peoples lives.

We had such a wonderful time with these guys and got to know how and understand the effects PTSD can have on an individual!

Fishing Trip Report.

We decided to head out and chase a few marlin and perhaps do some bottom fishing targeting prized reef fish.

We did manage to raise one marlin but they have been playing it tough lately. After trading blows with quite a few tuna who became pests after a lot of double hook ups, we turned our attention to finding some wonky holes that hold some lovely red fish such as Scarlet sea perch or large mouth nannygai.

After finding a couple of these gems while we were trolling we decided to anchor up and by using a couple of different techniques we managed to trade blows with some quality fish.

Ben with his quality Scarlet Sea Pearch

Ben and Ryan Moody holding their double hook-up “Wonky Holes” Nanny-gai


Fish caught on Wonky Holes

Nick and Ryan with a good sized “Wonky Holes” Nanny.


We dropped down some micro jigs and flesh baits and soon our rods were bent towards the water and reels started smoking. After a great 15 minute session the lads landed a few beauties and lost a few as well.

The boys took home some stunning eating fish for the family and said this was the most amazing experience of their lives. Nick even said it was as good as his wedding day. Things that I have taken for granted for so many years are a different story for so many others.

I have had a great life doing things that many will never get to experience so its time I gave back and funnily enough I actually get a kick out of it.

Below is the video highlights of our wounded warriors weekender on Mood Swings 2017.

Big thank you to Ash Cotter from River to Sea who gave his time to come deckie for us and to our very own wounded warrior, RMF Ambassador and fishing writer Ben Weston, who travelled up from Yeppoon.

For those of you interested in how we came to find the “Wonky Holes”, here is a link to a free presentation on the topic;

Wonky Holes Free Presentation

Or for all the good oil, our Wonky Holes course will show you exactly how to find these honey holes.

Fish Smarter | Wonky Holes online course

For those wanting some related topics on fishing offshore, check out these previous blog posts;

Metal slices for mackerel

Making a wire trace for mackerel

Traditional vs CHIRP sounders


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About The Author

Ryan Moody

Ryan Moody started his fishing career on the reef boats before catching bucket list marlin for the likes of champion heavy tackle angler Johnno Johnson, INXS and the King of Sweden. Branching out in the late 80's to guided barramundi fishing, Ryan has made a name for himself as a Big Barramundi specialist and to date has put clients onto over 2000 metre plus barra. That is over 2 kilometres of metre plus barra! With attitudes changing from 'keep all you can' towards catch and release, Ryan has decided to share his extensive knowledge and hopefully inspire people of all ages to get out from behind the computer screen/TV and into the fishing outdoors lifestyle he has spent his life perfecting.

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  • Trevor

    Reply Reply August 11, 2017

    Ryan, why havn’t you written a book on fishing???

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