AN ONLINE FISHING COURSE WITH PROVEN STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS TO...

CATCH MORE FISH IN LESS TIME

AN ONLINE FISHING COURSE WITH PROVEN STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS TO...

CATCH MORE FISH IN LESS TIME

Do It In Your Own Time At Your Own Pace!

catching big barra in Gladstone

Barra Basics is the ultimate solution for people who...

  • Don't have enough time to spend days and weeks on the water;
  • Have devoured books, magazines and fishing shows but still haven't managed to crack the code;
  • Catch barra one day and not the next... but the bad days outweigh the good;
  • Want to know exactly where to go when and what technique to use in their local area;
  • Want to fish smarter not harder and take years off their learning curve by learning from a well established and respected mentor.

But don't take our word for it...
LISTEN TO OUR GRADS!

Central Queensland barramundi with Barra BASICS
Max and Dallas catching big Rockhampton Barramundi
Barra caught in Bohle River using Ryan Moody techniques
catching big barra in Gladstone

NEW: LAND-BASED BARRA MODULE

Supercharge Your Fishing With My Knowledge!

CATCH MORE FISH IN LESS TIME

We have poured our HEART and SOUL into this mentorship for you!

Access to the core videos for life, webinars for in depth discussion, private community study group including Q&A with Ryan to get your questions answered. Step by step proven framework to follow. Super advanced bonuses now added.

Join over 1500 successful students.

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Ryan Moody's Barra Basics online training program will revolutionise the way you fish for barra!


Jack Centofanti - Tolga

Overall Barra Basics has helped me catch over 150 of metre-plus Barra, with my personal biggest of 125cm and I have got my dad onto a 126cm. Not to mention countless numbers of school Barra. Ryan Moody’s online Barra Basics course will provide you with exclusive skills and knowledge to catch and find these magnificent fish both in impoundments and salt water. Thanks Ryan!


Ben Derulo - Cairns

I signed up for Barra Basics in September 2019. Took my dad up to Lakefield in late October - so not long after starting the course, and got my first metre Barra. I said before I bought the course that if I can catch a metre Barra it will pay for itself. I guess it already did. 105cm of pure chrome. Cheers Ryan and Karen!

Ben Derulo - Cairns

I signed up for Barra Basics in September 2019. Took my dad up to Lakefield in late October - so not long after starting the course, and got my first metre Barra. I said before I bought the course that if I can catch a metre Barra it will pay for itself. I guess it already did. 105cm of pure chrome. Cheers Ryan and Karen!


Christopher McGregor - Darwin

Had some crackin sessions on the water thanks to the knowledge learned from Barra Basics. I have caught over 500 plus barra since doing this course - quite a few rats but plenty of barra in the 80-90 zone. Big thanks to Ryan and Karen for all that you do. Knowledge is power. Love when a plan comes together.


Barra Basics Core Program
Bonus Impoundment Module
Webinars with Ryan
Knowledge Base
12 months "Insiders" Study Group
IMMEDIATE ACCESS
BONUS: Sounder Skills 1
BONUS: Sounder Skills 2
NEW: Land-based barra module

Immediate Entry

$1499 One Payment

Immediate entry into the Barra Basics course.

BONUS: Sounder Skills 1.
  • Barra Basics Core Program
  • Bonus Impoundment Module
  • Webinars with Ryan
  • Knowledge Base
  • 12 months "Insiders" Study Group
  • IMMEDIATE ACCESS
  • BONUS: Sounder Skills 1
  • BONUS: Sounder Skills 2
  • NEW: Land-based barra module

Payment Plan

$499 Per Month

for 3 months

Access once payment plan is complete. BONUS: Sounder Skills 1.
  • Barra Basics Core Program
  • Bonus Impoundment Module
  • Webinars with Ryan
  • Knowledge Base
  • 12 months "Insiders" Study Group
  • IMMEDIATE ACCESS
  • BONUS: Sounder Skills 1
  • BONUS: Sounder Skills 2
  • NEW: Land-based barra module

Or purchase a voucher and give Barra Basics as a gift!

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Our students are loving it!

How to catch barramundi in Queensland with Barra Basics
98cm barramundi caught in Hinchinbrook
Metre plus barra caught in Darwin
Fishing for big barramundi in Mackay
Fishing for big barramundi in Mackay

How to catch a barramundi made simple!

How to catch a barramundi made simple!

I think you can tell from the testimonials, Barra Basics is different from any other method of fishing tuition you have ever experienced.

Firstly, it's fully online and we support you every step of the way as you work through the content at your own pace.

Secondly, it will change the way you look at your fishing forever.

It is about having a fishing STRATEGY. It is about developing a PLAN!

In an attempt to better describe it, let me take you on a short journey.

Firstly, how it came about?

I got the idea for Barra Basics as a result of two events. The death of Ryan’s close friend due to melanoma and the constant questions we got asked on our Facebook page requesting information and tips from Ryan about catching barra.

Bryan’s death started me worrying about Ryan being out on charter in the sun constantly, and I wondered if there was another way he could help people catch fish without having to do it personally by baking every day in the sun.

It quickly became apparent that Ryan’s knowledge was vast and barra fishing very complicated.

I pretty much spent a week picking his brain and condensing everything he knows about where to go when into a one page flowchart with three tiers “Tidal Run”, “Territory” and “Technique”.

And so the Ryan Moody Fishing Framework was born.

However, it didn’t stop there. While tidal run is pretty easy to work out and the flowchart explained where to go, it missed a critical piece of the puzzle. How exactly do you identify these areas?

For example, one of the areas Ryan focuses on is mangrove forests. I noticed from fishing with him that when other boats were trolling for miles along the forest edges, we were anchored and live baiting in one spot.

Yet we would catch three fish to the other boats one without using fuel or covering any ground. Why?

After thirty years of trial and error, Ryan has worked out exactly where and when the fish to certain areas and he fishes only then.

After thirty years of trial and error, Ryan has worked out exactly where and when the fish to certain areas and he fishes only then.

But how could we explain to the layman exactly where the fish will emerge from the forest when there are 40 gazillion hectare of mangroves along the east coast. Enter the identification modules and demo videos.

The 24 original core videos include concept videos which walk you through the “WHY” of it so to speak, tying it all together with the framework, while the demo videos take you into the field and show you “HOW”. 

Note: Barra Basics continues to evolve based on student feedback.

We have added an additional BONUS module covering impoundment barra including 4 new videos and an impoundment barra framework to follow.

PLUS new advanced videos covering dirty water line current collisions, advanced back water techniques, fast trolling and more to come.

PLUS a new land-based module (12 new videos) with everything you need to know about targeting big fish land-based including a land-based framework to follow. Don't sit in the hot sun all day - go for the bite period then call it quits.

So what we have ended up with is a complete step-by-step package. Using the framework you can effectively plan the days that will be best for your location and preferred technique and go only then.

If spare day comes up and the weather is good, check the framework and you will know exactly what technique to use where for that tidal run in your area.

And after following the steps in the workbook, you will have identified many such fish holding and funneling locations in your area, what techniques to use and the right time to fish them. Easy!

Guarantees.

Will you catch fish using these techniques? Who knows? What I do know is that the techniques are tried and proven over a stellar thirty year career. They are the life’s work of Ryan Moody but certainly if you do nothing you will achieve nothing. And that goes with anything in life really. Sorry but I can’t be more honest than that. In the opinion of our students, this info is GOLD and if you do the work you will get results it is all up to YOU.

Not only do we show you Ryan's complete roadmap of where barra will be at any one time, but we also teach you how to connect with nature and make the necessary observations to accurately predict fish behaviour. It's a skill EVERY ANGLER needs to learn.

What Ryan and I hope to achieve with Barra Basics?

When you find yourself in a position to make a positive difference in people’s lives, you will be poorer for not doing so. People are clamouring for Ryan’s secrets.

But it is not about sales volume for us.

Ryan loves putting people onto fish. You don’t become a charter guide unless you do. But reality is we can’t help everyone. We want to make a positive difference in people’s lives by inspiring and supporting them in their quest. Believe me this barra fishing is not so simple. If it was there wouldn’t be such a buzz about this course. There are a million books and magazine articles out there but who has figured it out? Not many.

We want to be able to provide exemplary service and assistance to our students and we can’t do that if a thousand people go through. We are faced with the same problem as he has for charters. He is generally booked for the most productive fishing periods a year in advance. He simply cannot work all day and mentor a thousand people through the course at night. And mentor them he does therefore enrollments are capped and strictly limited.

 

How does Basics Basics stack up when you go to a new area?

What are the direct benefits to you for taking this course today!

Well it is going to be around for ages so you certainly don’t have to take it today and I understand why you may be a bit reluctant. You have probably been struggling to crack the barra code for a while now and wonder what will make it different this time. Hey it is not a small investment...

But please consider...

How much money have you invested in fishing so far?

Boats, fuel, electronics, lures, braid, rods, reels, magazines, travel, cast nets....

Seriously, you have probably spent in excess of $30,000 and will continue to spend $, without having the time to fully trial and test your methods!

“…For me, it has definitely opened my eyes to a lot of different strategies and techniques I have not tried or thought of yet. This extent of knowledge and technique cannot be learnt in a one day charter, or even "word of mouth" from any local expert. The money I paid for this entire course is what I would pay for a one day charter locally. And I do not think I would even come close to absorbing this much great information. So thumbs up for a well laid out and informative course! Cheers!"
Chris Long - Barra Basics Graduate

Not long afterwards he sent us this...

CASE STUDIES

JACK CENTOFANTI

Barra Basics has helped me catch over 250 metre-plus Barra, with my biggest being 127cm. Not to mention countless numbers of school Barra. Ryan Moody’s online Barra Basics course will provide you with exclusive skills and knowledge to catch and find these magnificent fish both in impoundments and saltwater. Thanks, Ryan!

   


JACK PATERSEN

After fishing a river in the gulf for the last 3 years we thought we were catching fish consistently. I then purchased Barra Basics and applied the appropriate framework to the conditions of our trip. The result was mind-blowing! One session planned according to the Barra Basics framework resulted in 4 x metre Barra and 3 x 90cm models. The detailed plan also allowed us to modify our approach on building tides which resulted in my first oversized Barra at a whopping 123cm! Thank you, Ryan, Barra Basics is life-changing!

   


IAN WALTERS

After catching my first meter Barra in 2004 I had the itch to catch more, but I struggled and lost interest in the species. After doing Ryan Moody’s Finding Fingermark course, I learnt so much and was really impressed with the course contents, so I thought I'd give Barra Basics ago.

With the payment plan option, it made purchasing the course a whole lot easier for my family's budget as well!

After doing the course I was absolutely BLOWN AWAY with it and how much information Ryan shares.

I came across a large school of Barra while looking for a fish funnelling area one day. I went home and looked at the framework and thought I had an understanding of why they were there. I didn't get a chance to get back to have a fish on for an entire month. After identifying a similar tide, I hatched a plan to give them a bash.

On that trip, I managed 2 at 75cm and an 85cm fish! I was absolutely stoked!

I went home, looked at the tides and framework again, and found a tide to go back and try to get the magic metery. I got to my spot at 4 am, an hour before the bite period, and I managed a 103cm (14 years to the day after my very first metery). To say I was chuffed would be an understatement, I couldn’t get the smile off my face!

Then it was the last day of the Barra season, I had to give it one last crack. November 1st at 4:30 am back on the same school of fish, the weather was terrible, misty miserable rain and wind. But the Barra were there and they bit like the framework told me they would! 105cm of chrome, 14 days after the first metery since doing Barra Basics!

Barra basics is without a doubt worth every cent!

There is only one way to get good at something and that is to practice. Oh… and it helps to get a good coach, someone who has gone before you and knows the ropes.

Now to learn what is contained in this course by yourself is possible. Ryan has done it and you can too.

But realistically for all those hours on the water, the equipment, the time… upwards of $30,000 easy.

So you kind of only have two realistic options… Become a charter guide and get paid to be on the water 6 days a week to test it all out, or have a master fisherman like Ryan teach you all he knows using a simple flowchart, concept videos and demo videos.

Sure, you can glean a bit of info by chatting to a local at the boat ramp. Yep and it’s free. But how do the greats get great? By learning from other greats. It’s not rocket science. Stefan Edberg coaches Roger Federer, Boris Becker coaches Novak Djokovic.

And you are probably thinking, well yeah sure he has caught more than 2000 barra over a metre, but can he teach me to do it? How is he as a teacher?

Well the course was developed by Ryan's wife, Marine Biologist Karen Rudkin-Moody. Karen has two University degrees, first class honours in Marine Biology, a Bachelors Medal for Applied Science plus the University Medal. Yep over a decade at uni and has discovered a thing or two about learning.

Which is why the course is an actual course with a framework, a flow chart, a work book, concept videos and demo videos. It's a course using Ryan’s knowledge of a complicated topic that anyone can learn.

And I think that is what is blowing everyone in the course at the moment away. “Fantastic and well presented”, “well laid out and informative”. I am pretty happy with those comments.

  • You will be taught where to go when to check out prospective spots.
  • You will be shown how to do some of it in the comfort of your home using Google earth.
  • You will be shown exactly what to look for in a location.
  • You don’t even need a sounder for two of the three identification modules.
  • You will discover an entirely new level of knowledge, skill and appreciation for estuary fishing.
  • You will be hand-fed a trialed and proven easy to follow flowchart showing you exactly when to go.
  • Plus we have a BONUS module on impoundment barra complete with it's own framework, concept video and demo videos.
  • AND NEW ADVANCED CONTENT e.g. Casting back waters for big fish, Advanced water collisions and dirty water lines, Advanced fast trolling and a special bonus on big tide areas such as central Queensland.
  • AND A LAND-BASED MODULE specific to targeting barra land based. Exactly what to look for when assessing a spot and exactly when to go there. GOLD.

This course is not just a series of tips vids strung together throwing vague concepts at you and confusing the hell out of you.

Nor is it a series of magazine articles strung together in video format, leaving you to join the dots and work it out for yourself.

This course contains step by step instructions to discover in your local area the locations that hold and funnel barra, when to be there and what to use when you get there.

You'll have a workbook to follow, you will have homework to undertake, you will be shown by the best in the business everything he knows in an easy to follow structured way.

Sneak peek into Barra Basics

“Watched the first module of the Barra Basics course last night. Fantastic and well presented. Absolutely stoked not only for you and Karen but for me and my family mate, best investment I’ve made for some time, cheers” Brett Ford - Barra Basics Graduate

"I feel like I just spent several days fishing solo with Ryan Moody, with him showing me the locations, techniques and skills he mastered over thirty years as a professional Barramundi fishing guide. This course has supplied me with the confidence to effectively fish my local estuaries, or any Barramundi fishery I choose to visit. I can ask Ryan any questions through the course website and can share this learning experience with other barra basics classmates in the private group forum, a group that has been inundated with a large collection of Barramundi photographs from all over Northern Australia". Nick Philippa - Fishing Journalist and Barra Basics Graduate.

So I’m just going to repeat myself here; Barra Basics is different from any other method of fishing tuition you have ever experienced.

It is quite literally a worlds first and bouyed by the success of our students, we have patented the framework for our students exclusive use.

If you are up for a challenge, love your fishing and want to be the best you can be, you can’t afford NOT to take Barra Basics.

And for those that truly cannot afford the course, Ryan will always be posting helpful tips on the Ryan Moody Fishing website our Facebook page to help you along.

I can tell you from my own personal experience, that if you want something hard enough, you WILL make it happen. And the universe will conspire to help you.

If however you don’t want to leave it to chance, click the orange button and register now for immediate access.

A payment plan is also available.

Barra Basics Core Program
Bonus Impoundment Module
Webinars with Ryan
Knowledge Base
12 months "Insiders" Study Group
IMMEDIATE ACCESS
BONUS: Sounder Skills 1
BONUS: Sounder Skills 2
NEW: Land-based barra module

Immediate Entry

$1499 One Payment

Immediate entry into the Barra Basics course.

BONUS: Sounder Skills 1.
  • Barra Basics Core Program
  • Bonus Impoundment Module
  • Webinars with Ryan
  • Knowledge Base
  • 12 months "Insiders" Study Group
  • IMMEDIATE ACCESS
  • BONUS: Sounder Skills 1
  • BONUS: Sounder Skills 2
  • NEW: Land-based barra module

Payment Plan

$499 Per Month

for 3 months

Access once payment plan is complete. BONUS: Sounder Skills 1.
  • Barra Basics Core Program
  • Bonus Impoundment Module
  • Webinars with Ryan
  • Knowledge Base
  • 12 months "Insiders" Study Group
  • IMMEDIATE ACCESS
  • BONUS: Sounder Skills 1
  • BONUS: Sounder Skills 2
  • NEW: Land-based barra module

Or purchase a voucher and give Barra Basics as a gift!

BUY VOUCHER NOW

We show you step by step how to catch barramundi!

We show you step by step how to catch barramundi!

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Barra Basics is a proven step-by-step strategy for catching saltwater Barramundi.

  • Understand fish movements and be in the right spot at the right time and tide.
  • Discover how to identify fish holding areas in your local waterways and the preferred bait/lure selection to use at different times.
  • Tested and proven by Ryan Moody... Over two thousand saltwater barra over a metre and counting!
  • Over 1500 anglers have experienced the Barra Basics difference. Are you getting left behind?
  • Hone your skills of observation and change the way you fish forever.

Introducing Barra Basics

A step by step program to catch more [and BIGGER] barra that anyone can learn.

MODULE 1: GETTING CLARITY ON THE 3 T'S

At the end of this module you will have a easy step by step proven framework to get you in the:

  • right Territory
  • at the right Time/Tide
  • with the right Tools

MODULE 2: PREPARATION IS THE KEY (choosing the right TOOLS)

Prior preparation prevents piss poor performance! At the end of this module you will know how to;

  • Collect the best live bait for barra without taking all day
  • Choose the most appropriate lure for each application
  • Convert bites to captures by using the right gear.

MODULE 3: UNLOCKING SHALLOW BAYS/HEADLANDS

By using the framework about why we fish there, at the end of this module you will be able to:

  • Identify fish holding bays/headlands and know when to fish them.
  • Choose the right bait/lure (Tools) at the right Time to maximise success.
  • Entice fish to bite by proven casting and anchoring techniques.

MODULE 4: UNDERSTANDING SHALLOW ROCK BARS

Revisit the framework to discover how to fish shallow rock bars for barra. At the end of this module you will be able to:

  • Recognise high potential spots in your local river and creek.
  • Position the right bait at the right time to maximise chances of hooking up.
  • Know when to quit (refer to framework) and when to keep trying - tips on staying focused and mixing things up.

MODULE 5: UNCOVERING DEEP HOLES AND SNAGS

In conjunction with the framework outlined in Module 1, at the end of this module you should be able to:

  • Identify and locate deep holes, ledges and snags likely to hold barra and know when to fish them.
  • Use proven techniques to convert browsers into bites.
  • Learn useful boating skills to maximise your chances by positioning yourself ON the fish.

MODULE 6: SEAL THE DEAL! FROM BITE TO TABLE/RELEASE

This is the pointy end where all the hard work pays off. At the end of this module you will be able to:

  • Sit on your hands and let the fish catch itself. Avoid rookie mistakes and convert bites to captures.
  • Amaze your mates by landing fish with no net.
  • Handle fish for photos/release in the best condition possible for capture on another day (when they are even BIGGER!)

MODULE 7 BONUS: IMPOUNDMENT BARRA

In 2017 we added a great new BONUS module on Impoundment Barra

  • Complete impoundment barra framework - know where to fish when
  • What side of the dam to fish, plus when the fish go deep and when to fish shallow.
  • How to deal with barotrauma
  • Exclusive interview with Lindsay Dobe - Dam barra expert.

ADVANCED BONUS VIDEOS

Over time we are adding more and more great new BONUS videos! And because you have access for life, when they're posted on site you'll get to view them.

  • Secrets to night fishing
  • Fishing big tide areas e.g Central Queensland, WA and Darwin
  • ADVANCED - Lure casting backwaters for big fish
  • ADVANCED - Dirty water lines 1 - water collisions
  • Fast trolling

Plus all our webinar recordings... HOURS of Q&A with Ryan.

How to catch big barramundi

MODULE 8 BONUS: LAND-BASED BARRA

In 2020 we added a great new BONUS module on Land-based Barra

  • Complete land-based barra framework - know where to fish when
  • Rock walls, Jetties, Shoreline Features to look out for.
  • Uni-directional run off fishing in billabongs, lagoons and weirs
  • In field demo footage of Ryan catching fish land-based using these very techniques.

And believe it or not you will also get:

Yes, you'll learn my top secret system of finding and fishing barra holding and funneling areas so the fish actually come to you.

...and if you have any questions about how the framework, you'll most likely get an immediate answer by a quick search of our huge Q&A database.

($499 value)

Right now, there's absolutely no way you can hire me as a consultant. I have retired from charters to focus on helping my students catch more [and BIGGER] fish.

Barra Basics is a tried and proven learning vehicle.

...and this is your chance to come armed with your most burning questions about using the framework to catch more barra and you'll get answers from me directly.

And don't worry if you can't make the calls as we will be posting the recording inside the Barra Basics membership area.

 

(Value $399)

Barra Basics is more than just hands on training - it's a community of like-minded fishermen and women just like you.

This will be your opportunity to bounce ideas and strategies off your peers...

...and get feedback in real time.

But what's truly amazing about this is you will surround yourself with people who are looking to grow their fishing skills too. This is truly priceless.

Plus you can ask Ryan anything and get a detailed reply, often within 24 hours.

(value $ PRICELESS)

Please Note:  After 12 months you can choose to renew your membership with the community at $20/month to continue accessing our ongoing training with Ryan, coaching and Facebook group.

If you choose not to renew your community membership, you will still have lifetime access to the Barra Basics course.

Remember these insights are tried and proven and have caught over 2000 saltwater barra for Ryan and innumerable meterys for students. You just can't learn this stuff unless you have uncanny powers of observation and have spent a lifetime on the water.

WHAT'S THE COMMUNITY LIKE?

Barra Basics Private Study Group Report

Click Here - July 2021

This report was compiled as a service to our study group community by one of our students Steve Newby. Steve has done all our courses and has become an amazing angler in his own right. We are so lucky to have such a wonderful group of people participating in our courses. The support they give each other to become better anglers is a pleasure to be a part of and one of the most enjoyable aspect of our fishing courses.


Not only has Ryan rewarded his former charter clients with over 2000 meter plus saltwater Barra through his courses, but he’s also continued to see that number grow through his students. It’s always pleasing to see eager new students ready to ply the trade but what can be even more pleasing is to see how members have grown and improved their fishing over a number of years.

So this time around, I’ve asked one of those students to share his story.

Angler Insight- Written by Chris Ballard

I’ve always had the Barra fishing bug since my teenage years. I’d spent almost 30 years chasing them with a less than 10% success rate. Many people asked the question that most Barra fisho’s get asked: “Why do you spend so much time chasing a fish that you don’t catch many of?” Well, I thought that the more often I went, eventually I’d work them out. The problem was that after many years my catch rate wasn’t improving. I read many articles and in later years watched YouTube clips. All providing plenty of ‘expert’ information but quite often the info was contradictory. I later worked out many articles were written by people that had limited knowledge or YouTubers that just wanted a piece of perceived fame.

In early 2017 I decided to enrol in Barra Basics. I hesitated for some time trying to justify the cost but eventually justified it to myself and bit the bullet. After all, I’d spent many thousands of dollars over the years compensating for lack of knowledge by purchasing more and more fishing gear. I had all the gear with basically no idea. The decision to enrol in Barra Basics was the best investment I ever made for a few reasons.

The course had so much content covering almost every Barra fishing aspect but essentially the most important was it gave me the knowledge of Barramundi habits. This was vital to my development. Understanding where they hang out on different tidal movements, why they hang out in those places, how they feed and why they feed that way were the solid pillars of where to start. This was the solid foundation that I could build my knowledge base from.

Live baiting was my starting point. At that point in time, I enjoyed that style of fishing the most. Unknowingly at the time, it would provide me with invaluable knowledge about certain habits of theirs. It allowed me to sit back and observe four main influential factors. Variations of tidal movements and what impact that had on feeding. Bait movements and the relationship to that and how active the Barra were. Water depth and clarity and where/when they would be in a certain depth of water. Weather conditions and how that impacted their feeding. Things I may have missed if I was constantly casting a lure and concentrating on where I needed to land it. Within the first 12-18 months my catch rate had improved considerably to be at least 60-70% of trips would result in at least 1 Barra being caught.

The progression from live bait to lure fishing evolved through a couple of different factors. Chasing live bait was sometimes hard work and could potentially take anywhere up to 3 hours to get the right baits. Then the dreaded boat cleaning afterwards. I wasn’t getting any younger so my back would get sore from throwing the cast net. The main factor though was the addictive nature of getting a Barra strike on a lure and the anticipation of that strike. Once I’d experienced it a few times I just wanted more. So that’s where the lure fishing addiction morphed from. This comes in two different parts for me. Boat and land-based fishing. I love them both, but the land-based is definitely more satisfying.

Lure casting opened a whole new level of trying to understand different factors which impact a potential bite. It gave other opportunities that live baiting didn’t give but I had to learn (and I still have a lot to learn) and develop a whole new different mindset and skillset. Interpreting their movements in the water column, their moods, feeding habits and then add the potential of enticing a reaction bite out of a fish that isn’t feeding. I gained a lot of knowledge of moods and movements from my Garmin sounder with Livescope. Having the ability to observe underwater, what their movements, moods and reactions to lures were, was invaluable.

Prior to seeing it, I would’ve bet my house on that if I dragged a lure past a Barra’s nose, it couldn’t resist eating it. That mindset couldn’t be any further from the truth. So now there’s a whole new challenge of interpreting their movements and coming up with a plan and technique to entice a bite. Land-based fishing is different again because there’s no advantage of a sounder telling you where the fish are and what they’re doing. You have to be able to read the water and develop an understanding of where they are, when and why they’ll likely feed. That’s much more satisfying to catch them because you haven’t had any assistance of technology. It’s purely you against the fish.

The biggest win for me from enrolling in Barra Basics and developing my skills has been maintaining good mental health. I have a constant drive and passion to learn to be a more consistent Barra fisherman. The more effort and energy that I put into it, the more satisfaction I get back from improved results and the more I focus on developing further skills. I go fishing with a plan, but I don’t take any expectations of catching fish. I focus on the plan and my surroundings in the clean fresh air and that’s where I can zone out from any pressures of life and clear my head. If I don’t catch fish, I still learn something so it’s never a bad trip. Barra fishing for me is all about personal development. I don’t do it to impress anybody and I’m certainly not a gun at it. I’m not even that good at it but I strive to continue to improve while still enjoying it.

CHRIS BALLARD- LANDBASED BARRA, NO BOAT REQUIRED!!!

Click Here - May 2021

This report was compiled as a service to our study group community by one of our students Steve Newby. Steve has done all our courses and has become an amazing angler in his own right. We are so lucky to have such a wonderful group of people participating in our courses. The support they give each other to become better anglers is a pleasure to be a part of and one of the most enjoyable aspect of our fishing courses.

 


The months of February through to April sees an influx of eager group members plying their trade and sharing their successes. Barra are right at the top of the list for all and as the anticipation prior to the opening of the season for QLD members slowly builds, members ready themselves to put their 3 months of closed season planning into practice.

We are fortunate enough to be continually reminded and taunted by our Northern counterparts, who enjoy the luxury of a more open season all year round, of just what we’ve been missing out on. But for most members, it merely whets the appetite and encourages the Eastern states preparedness.

For those without an insight into the groups, every post can be likened to adding a coin to the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. The knowledge base continually evolves, and you can always be assured that no matter what you bring to the table, the opportunity to learn and develop is immense.

Buried within the pot of gold, are always the hidden gems. One of the standout members of recent months is Chris Ballard. Chris is a Mackay based angler and prior to the course, I had known Mackay to be a somewhat difficult area to target Barra. It just goes to show that you can’t always buy in to the perception of what appears to be “popular” opinion among the broader fishing community and also a HUGE credit to Ryan and the platform he has created within the private study groups.

Not only has Chris been successful in many of Ryan’s more generic techniques, he has gained enough confidence to start experimenting further with lure presentations. The end result, Chris has found himself completely in a league of his own chasing topwater Barra! I’m sure we’ve all seen the videos circulating social media and understand the challenge it presents, but day or night, Chris has it dialled in and has openly shared his ideas and results within the private group.

This is what you can come to expect once a member of any of Ryan’s private study groups and as per usual, members like Chris are always on hand to assist, encourage and allow other members to grow, taking their own fishing to that next level.

Chris Ballard- Topwater Barra Tamer

Chris Ballard- Topwater Barra Tamer

For novice anglers or anglers new to barra

JOIN AND GET

The full Barra Basics Training Course. This includes 7 concept and 17 demonstration videos, 24 all up, the tried and proven Ryan Moody Fishing Framework, workbook and strategy calendar PLUS 5 bonus videos and 15 previously recorded webinars videos (Value $1899)

Private Barra Basics Study Group on Facebook: Complimentary 12 months access. This is where you interact with Ryan, our Ambassadors, current Barra Basics students and future graduates. Previous intakes have amassed a treasure trove of insights and information on hundreds of locations that can now easily be accessed via a search function. This community is pumping and the insights are invaluable (Value $ PRICELESS)

Two group coaching webinars. Prefer to hear a voice. Our webinars provide an opportunity for me to personally answer your burning questions about catching barra using the framework PLUS recordings of all previous webinars with clickable time stamps to quickly find what you're looking for  (Value $399)

Knowledge Base: As a Barra Basics student, we want to make sure you get your questions answered quickly. That's why we have included over 700 Q&A interactions with Ryan in a searchable knowledge base. Search for an answer to your question while it's fresh in your mind (Value $499)

Impoundment Barra: For the freshwater fans, a whole new module has been added (Value $399)

Land-based barra: For the non-boaties (or those that don't want to wash the boat) 12 new videos specific to land-based locations and times has been added. Value $499)

All future bonuses and new videos added to the website included. 

Access to the course content videos and knowledge base for as long as the course exists (hopefully many many years to come)

The total value is $4000, but you'll pay far FAR less than one half of that total price.

The cost of lifetime access to Barra Basics is $1,499

Sign up today and you will also receive our Sounder Skills 1 course!

YES! LET ME IN!

Boat $15,000 - $40,000,

$80 fuel per trip say 10 trips a year ($800),

Boat rego and insurance ($600),

Fishing combo $400 x 2 ($800),

Lures $17 each and you probably have at least 20 ($340),

Fishing magazine 5x$8 each ($40),

Braid, hooks, line, cast net etc. ($200),

Let’s not forget your electronics at $800 per unit minimum.

Boat $15,000 - $40,000,
$80 fuel per trip say 10 trips a year ($800),
Boat rego and insurance ($600),
Fishing combo $400 x 2 ($800),
Lures $17 each and you probably have at least 20 ($340),
Fishing magazine 5x$8 each ($40),
Braid, hooks, line, cast net etc. ($200),
Let’s not forget your electronics at $800 per unit minimum.

I know I said it before, but it's pretty important to consider. You have probably spent in excess of $30,000 on your fishing already, and will continue to spend dollars, without having the time to fully trial and test your methods!

Barra Basics will change the way you look at your fishing. Some of our guys have said it has changed their life!

Lifetime access to the full 8 module Barra Basics Course including Ryan Moody's Fishing Framework and any added bonuses, 12 months mentoring in the private Facebook study group, Q&A webinars, plus an extensive knowledge base course is only $1,499.

Remember you have access to the videos for life.

Sign up today and you will also receive our Sounder Skills 1 course!

Is the training live? What if I can't make the sessions? +

I’ve got great news. You have NOTHING to worry about. The module content for Barra Basics is all pre-recorded training videos.  When you enrol in Barra Basics you get access to the content for the life of the course. There is no set time period to undertake the course.

You can go through the content again and again at your leisure and at your convenience for years to come. Better still you get access to all new content and bonuses for no additional cost.

Plus, you won’t have to worry about not getting your questions answered because access to the course includes in the NEW fish smarter knowledge base with over 700 entries plus two webinars with Ryan, plus 12 months access to Ryan and our Ambassadors in the private Facebook Study Group.

And remember, you get lifetime access to the course content. So even if you have to put the course on pause, you can resume it whenever you like.

When does Barra Basics start? What if I miss one of the calls? +
You’re busy, we get it.

That’s why if you’re working or traveling, you don’t have to worry about missing out on the core content because you get lifetime access to Barra Basics.

That means you can never “fall behind.” You’ll learn at your own convenience and the training materials will be there for you for as long as you need them.

New students gain entry to the course during our registration periods, which are typically in only a few times a year.

Our live calls are generally a few weeks after registration.

If you can’t make a call, we’ll record it and it will be available to view from inside the membership area. Again, the Module content is available online and viewable on your computer, mobile phone or tablet.

As long as you are on our mailing list at www.barrabasics.com we will keep you informed of all enrollment deadlines and further information about the course.

I am not the best with computers. How does the course work? +

If you can watch a YouTube video, this is even easier! All the content is stored in a secure membership website. We will give you the website link, a username and password. But just like at the bank, if you don’t like the password you can change it. You can access the content via a computer, a tablet or a smartphone. Anywhere there is internet access, you can log in.

I only just started fishing. Will Barra Basics work for me? +

While the majority of our students will have caught some fish, I envisage a great deal of success with absolute beginners and here’s why… You will learn to think and behave like a top performer right from the start. You will avoid costly mistakes and be confident you are on the right track. We have also included a bonus on exactly what gear you need and how to use it.

I don’t have a boat. Will I still benefit from Barra Basics? +

YESSSS. While most of the original demonstrations involved the use of a vessel, catching barra is about understanding the movements and behaviour of the fish and using this to maximise your catches. Hence, several of our students caught meterys off the beach and break walls by following the original Barra Basics framework.

But to make it even easier for land-based fishos, we have added a land-based specific framework and 12 land-based specific videos to get you “fishing on the fish” in each environment.

What if I am not ready? +

If you want to join Barra Basics do it now! Is there ever a time you are truly ready for anything? Past students are already achieving results and the course will not be available for purchase at this price again. Barra Basics is only run a couple of times a year so if you want to be first in line before the crowd, the time to purchase is now.

How basic is Barra Basics? +

Barra Basics is designed for passionate anglers of any level. With 2000 massive metre plus saltwater barra under his belt it is doubtful there is a person alive that knows more about finding and catching barra then Ryan Moody.

That said advanced anglers may find the first two module very basic however these have been included to get beginners up to speed and everyone on the same page with the terminology.

Advanced content is being added to the course as our students have gotten so damn good we are challenging them with more advanced methods. Lure casting meterys in backwaters and fishing dirty water lines in large tidal run are just two of the recent bonuses added.

With the webinars and private facebook study group - Barra Basics can be as advanced as you want it to be! 

What does Barra Basics include? +

Barra Basics is not just a mish mash of ideas thrown together. It is a tried and proven learning vehicle to put you in the right place at the right time to catch more barramundi.

Join and Get...

The full Barra Basics Training Course. This includes concept and demonstration videos, 22 all up, the tried and proven Ryan Moody Fishing Framework, workbook and strategy calendar (Value $1699)

12 months access to the Private Barra Basics Facebook Study Group. This is where you interact with Ryan, our Ambassadors, current Barra Basics students and future graduates. (Value 499)

Two group coaching webinars. Prefer to hear a voice. Our webinars provide an opportunity for me to personally answer your burning questions about catching barra using the framework (Value $399)

Knowledge base: As a Barra Basics student, we want to make sure you get your questions answered. That's why we have a knowledge base of over 700 Q&A entries with clarification from Ryan on a huge range of topics. Search for clarification about the module you're working on while it's fresh in your mind (Value $499)

Advanced bonuses and Impoundment Barra Module (including framework)

We are continually adding content to Barra Basics including advanced videos and recently added a whole new module. Our Barra Basics students are now catching big barra consistently in the Dams as well. (Value $499)

The total value is $3595, but you'll pay less than one half of that total price.

And because of the high level of support we provide students, we are only run Barra Basics a few times each year.

One of our students Steve was concerned he may have peaked too early with his first fish of the season measuring 108cm. He needn't have worried. A month or so later he landed a 126cm barra.

Is Barra Basics right for me? +

I’ll level with you. To become one of the 20% of fishers catching 80% of the fish, it’s hard.

That’s why I put together Barra Basics. It’s everything I wish I had when I started my charter business.

But you do have a couple of options available.

You could try and figure it out yourself.

And you know what? With 40 hours per week of time and several years of trial and error, you could probably do it.

Or you could take the short cut.

You see, I spent the last 30 years learning the ins and outs of barra behaviour, building a profitable and successful barra fishing charter business. And I’m share everything I know inside this course.

I don’t mean to brag, but I have caught more than 2000 saltwater barra over a metre for clients, some 30,000 barra in total (actually I don’t even count anything under a metre). I practically live in the saltwater reaches of north Queensland chasing these fish and I have learned and thing or two about their patterns over the years.

As John C. Maxwell said, “A wise person learns from his mistakes. A wiser one learns from others’ mistakes. But the wisest of all learns from other’s successes.

How and when do I pay for the course? +
Payment is via a secure Pay Pal website

The security of our customers payment details is VERY important to us, which is why we have engaged Pay Pal and STRIPE to handle our payments for us.

During our registration periods, payments can be made via an already existing Pay Pal account, or you can pay be credit card as a Pay Pal visitor or via Stripe.

Once payment is made you will prompted to register your member profile and a password will be sent to you by email. Once received simply click the link to enter the login page, enter your details and you're away!

Jeffrey our tech whizz is always on hand during office hours to sort out any glitches and difficulties you may have via support@barrabasics.com.

As long as you are on our mailing list at www.barrabasics.com we will keep you informed of all enrollment deadlines and links to access our payment page when the time comes.

What does Barra Basics cost? +

Barra Basics is an investment. An exclusive investment.

Lifetime access to all the Barra Basics core videos, bonus videos and any added modules is AUD$1,499. You will also receive Sounder Skills 1 as a bonus!

Consider what you've spent already in fishing gear, fuel, boat, lures, marine electronics etc.

Isn't it about time you invested in knowledge?

A new fishing reel won't catch you more fish. But knowledge WILL.

What are the payment plans for Barra Basics? +

You can either pay in full for AUD$1,499 or you can get it together with our Sounder Skills 2 course for AUD$1,699 or choose our extended payment plan of three monthly payments of AUD$499.

If you choose the payment plan, your payments will be automatically charged on the same date of the month every month. Access to the course is contingent on your payments being up to date. Access will be immediately revoked if you fall into arrears. If you encounter financial difficulty please let us know..

We do not have any special payment plans outside of what is offered. We also do not offer work study programs or barters.

As long as you are on our email list, you’ll be notified of our payment plans, registration dates and our yearly scholarship contest — which we hope you’ll participate in!

Do you offer a guarantee? +
Our mission is to help you realise your full potential and achieve your dreams of fishing success.

Unfortunately, due the easily shareable nature of this content, we do not offer a refund other than when required by Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Law.

Even if you don’t end up using it straight away, you still get to keep & use it over and again. Ryan’s strategies have been tested and proven.

It’s a unique, generous offering, and you’d be hard pressed to find as much content, and knowledge in a very small priced program. When you invest in your self with a Barra Basics membership, your purchase is final.

WHAT DO OUR GRADUATES HAVE TO SAY?

Joe Cristaldi | Cairns

WHAT HESITATIONS DID YOU HAVE ABOUT SIGNING UP FOR BARRA BASICS?

I initially hesitated at the cost of the course as it was alot of money to outlay (I bit the bullet and decided to go without any new gear for a while instead and invested in this awesome course). I thought about how much I will use it and what I will gain and boy I didn't expect to gain as much as I did.

WHAT CHANGES HAVE YOU NOTICED IN YOUR FISHING SINCE UNDERTAKING THE COURSE?

Its all about the framework...  Framework, Framework, Framework, Framework... I'm sure you get the picture as it is your framework. Previously I use to go out fishing with no plan of attack. Now when I go out I have a word document I complete each time, it includes tides, the framework and how I anticipate to fish incoming & out going small, medium and large tides. Helps to focus on what I want to do.

WHAT SPECIFIC FEATURES/MODULE DID YOU LIKE BEST WHEN DOING THE COURSE?

I think I have answered this already but just incase you missed it THE FRAMEWORK 🙂

WOULD YOU RECOMMEND BARRA BASICS - WHY OR WHY NOT?

I have told so many people about it. I will be revisiting the course in the next 2 weeks to refresh my memory and try and understand some new bits as there were plenty of things I didn't understand/remember. Need to write me some good notes. So in short I'd highly recommend the course especially for amateur fishos like myself.

Stephen Booth

I studied environmental management and majored in freshwater ecology and coastal geomorphology and believed I had a reasonably good understanding of fish and their behaviours. But nothing compares to on the water experience and Ryan has this in bucket loads. From the very first seminar you are learning. And not just learning bits and pieces, you are learning so much that anyone will come out of this a better barramundi angler. From topics as diverse as habits and habitats, feeding and weather, Ryan sets out in plain English how you can use this to your advantage. The best part for me was that Ryan does not talk down to the people participating. He gives his knowledge to you in an easily digestible format that you can literally take to the water with you.


 The Barra Basics eCourse has given a much greater understanding of the great barramundi, and it has also given me a broader knowledge base to compare other species with. I would recommend the Barra Basics eCourse to anyone who has a love of barra fishing or who wants to go barra fishing. Novice to expert alike will have their skill set upgraded – guaranteed.

Stephen Booth , Fishing Writer | Editor

Jeff Titmarsh | Mackay

WHAT HESITATIONS DID YOU HAVE ABOUT SIGNING UP FOR BARRA BASICS?

I had no real hesitations about signing up for the course. Some of my friends thought it was a bit strange since I already do fairly well but I know I really only have one main fishing tactic and that is to plan my fishing around an early morning low tide and lure fish flats, gutters, certain banks and more recently some rocky areas. The course has given me many more options and ideas so I'm looking forward to giving them a go.

WHAT CHANGES HAVE YOU NOTICED IN YOUR FISHING SINCE UNDERTAKING THE COURSE?

It hasn't happened yet but I intend on doing some live bait fishing. I'm hoping to catch a bigger class of fish once I get on top of collecting bait at high tide and I've narrowed down some fishing spots. I have a few spots in mind for both that I'm hoping will pay off. We'll see how I go and I guess for me that's the really interesting thing about fishing.

WHAT SPECIFIC FEATURES/MODULE DID YOU LIKE BEST WHEN DOING THE COURSE?

For me the number one thing I liked most was your barramundi framework. Also bait collecting tips at high tide and the fish funnelling information was great.

WOULD YOU RECOMMEND BARRA BASICS - WHY OR WHY NOT?

Yes I would recommend your course to anyone. I do a fair amount of fishing and do quite well from time to time but I think this has joined the dots for me. I imagine if you were new to fishing this would take years of trail and error out of the equation.

Brett Ford (Townsville)

I personally can’t thank you guys enough not just from me but from our family as well. We have always loved the outdoors and now that I finally went out and purchased a boat for the first time I attribute this new confidence I have from the whole aspect of this course to plan my holiday destinations with tools I have learnt from this course. Most importantly the years of knowledge wrapped up in this course can now be shared with my kids which with my work load I would never of been able to do. Thanks a million Team Moody.

Brett Ford (Townsville), Barra Basics Graduate

Q. Where are Barra Basics students catching barra?

where can you catch barramundi

A. The framework works EVERYWHERE!

(Except Antarctica and other such places barra are not found)

YES! LET ME IN!

To the wives and partners

For the Minister of War and Finance... just in case she needs help deciding.

Wife catches big barra
Fishing fun for the family

You could hire a charter guide, fishing writer or other full time fishing experts to show you how. But the truth is that would get really expensive.

If you’re looking to hire someone like myself for instance, my daily rate for a four person charter used to be $1080 per day. It would take weeks to teach what is contained within this course. It took nearly two years to film and produce it.

I don’t even know what I would charge to teach you one on one what is contained within this course. And at this stage anyway, it is not an option that is currently on offer.

Or you can follow the PROVEN Barra Basics training course and do it yourself with online support from me and my team… at a fraction of the cost.

It’s a no brainer really. So if you want to see me on the inside of the Barra Basics membership area, don't delay and click the Yes Let Me In! button below.

YES! LET ME IN!