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Oct 17 2012 | 0 comments

These fish certainly are products of their environment. This Golden coloured Barra came from around the darker tannin stained water and its colouring reflects that. The fish with more silver colourations come from the cleaner open water.


Lilypads provide the perfect environment for smaller fish (sometimes bigger fish) and the darker stained water that oocurs around them provides the perfect ambush point for these growing fish. A kind of Barra nursery if you will. They look absolutely amazing too and are a good sign you are in the tropics!


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These days when we travel, we both have our laptops and no less than 10 cameras which represents a significant investment. Transitioning between locations leaves open the possibility of damaging this expensive equipment which is why we are happy to be supported by the wonderful team at CR Kennedy who distribute the amazing range of Vanguard camera cases in Australia. These things are incredible and suit our needs perfectly. If we feel the need to take our Supreme 38F laptop or Supreme 53D roller cases for a swim down to 16 ft (not that we will), no problem! They can also handle temps down to -40c and up to 90c. You can also stand on it to get that high shot if required because they take over 120kgs of weight on them as well! Peace of mind with our cameras travelling was what we wanted and the Vanguard cases deliver each time we fish and film.

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It is easy to forget and become complacent whilst travelling in the north. With the gorgeous water & hot temps it is tough not to think about having a swim to cool off. That of course changes when you get north of Fraser Island in Queensland with the very real prospect of a significantly sized saltwater croc inhabiting that same place you intend to cool off. Best rule of thumb is to read the warning signs (like this one), be extremely cautious and sensible in known croc locations.


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PB's

Oct 16 2012 | 0 comments

Both Jamie and I achieved personal best Barra's on our recent trip with Jamie's fish just falling short of the magic metre by only a few centimetres, mine was a good 15cm shy. The exciting thing for us is now is that we have a common goal in chasing down that magical 1 metre long Barra in the new year. Stay tuned!


Jamie with his 97cm Barramundi


Josh with his 85cm Barramundi

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The Magic Metre

Oct 16 2012 | 0 comments

Trevor Burgess with one of his girls which stretched out to 1.04 metres.  

This magic metre for most Barramundi anglers represents a significant milestone in their angling career, for guys like Trev who spend over 300+ days a year on the water its just a "smaller fish". These guys start getting excited when they stretch out over 1.20 metres on the lie detector. Still a great fish by any standards.


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We just spent some time filming & fishing for Barramundi up in Queensland. We had a fantastic time & were fortunate to be able to call on the knowledge & endless skills of the legendary Barramundi Guide Trevor Burgess who put us (& him) onto some very nice fish indeed. 


The conditions were not ideal with the full moon long gone, but we made the best of the situation and we were able to get some great footage. It was also a great hit out for some new gear we will be using in an upcoming production slated for the early part of next year.


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New Kit

Sep 27 2012 | 0 comments


We have been fortunate to have a play with the silky smooth Chronarch 200E6 sitting atop the perfectly matched GLoomis 684MH BC Australia series rod which will make up the backbone of our kit in our upcoming productions. WOW!

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