LEARN THE BIG BARRA FORMULA

FACT: BARRA ARE CREATURES OF HABIT AND THEIR MOVEMENTS CAN BE PREDICTED

Follow our step by step framework for Big Barra success with acclaimed barra fishing guide Ryan Moody, and turn your fishing into catching.

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!

Results...

catching big barra in Gladstone
catching big barra in Gladstone

Ordinary habits won't ever create extraordinary catches - especially now with lure shy fish and pressured fish stocks.

Catching the fish YOU want, requires you to think, plan and behave differently. 

FAST TRACK YOUR LEARNING CURVE WITH MENTORING FROM ONE OF AUSTRALIA'S MOST SUCCESSFUL BARRA ANGLERS

Whether you enjoy the thrill of lure casting fish in the shallows, or would rather sit back and relax while your live bait does the work, we're here to turn your dreams into reality.

Barra Basics can fast track your skill set and save you years of expensive trial and error. We've already helped thousands of barra anglers across Australia increase not only their catches, but their fishing enjoyment. And we'd love to help you too.

Cheers, Ryan

MAXIMISING YOUR FISHING TIME DOESN'T HAVE TO BE FRUSTRATING...

 

Being a top angler means being in the right Territory at the right Time using the right Techniques. We call it the  3T's.

Barra Basics is self-paced training course that shows you step by step how to find and catch big barramundi, in your local area and beyond.

But don't let the catchy name fool you. Barra Basics contains everything Ryan Moody knows about catching these magnificent fish, neatly packaged into an easy to follow course.

In short, Barra Basics is about fishing with strategy e.g positioning yourself in fish holding and funneling locations at exactly the right time.

This is it! No frills, no fluff, no having to spend a ton more money on gear than you already have... Simply learning where they go, what they do, and how to catch them.

  • Is your goal consistent barra catches?
  • Do you want the same knowledge and success as the 'Gun Fishos?'

If the answer is Yes... then read on.

Barra caught in Bohle River using Ryan Moody techniques
Central Queensland barramundi with Barra BASICS
catching big barra in Gladstone

WHO IS BARRA BASICS FOR?

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... and don't completely know why;
  • 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.

MAYBE YOU COULD BE CATCHING MORE FISH OR A BETTER CLASS OF FISH, AND EVEN SPENDING LESS MONEY ON FUEL AND GEAR, JUST BY HAVING A DIFFERENT STRATEGY IN PLACE TO THE ONE YOU'RE USING?

WE MEASURE OUR SUCCESS IN RESULTS...

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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.


Seth Wright - West Kimberly, WA

I was very hesitant to enrol in Barra Basics, being from West Kimberley as our area is completely different to QLD, but with some work, it's starting to show its value and I'm very glad I committed. I got my first metery last night. I’ve got plenty in the 90s and even a 99 but that 1cm extra makes the difference.

The rewarding part was I put the plan into place and it all came together in a spot I'd never fished before and without a sounder.

Barra Basics is very well laid out, and it has changed my mindset when chasing barra for the better. I'm far more consistent and am in finding myself in the right place at the right time far more often than I was before. I'm now fishing spots I've driven past a million times. Thanks, Ryan. Pretty average pics but ya can see we were pretty chuffed.

Seth Wright - West Kimberly, WA

I was very hesitant to enrol in Barra Basics, being from West Kimberley as our area is completely different to QLD, but with some work, it's starting to show its value and I'm very glad I committed. I got my first metery last night. I’ve got plenty in the 90s and even a 99 but that 1cm extra makes the difference.

The rewarding part was I put the plan into place and it all came together in a spot I'd never fished before and without a sounder.

Barra Basics is very well laid out, and it has changed my mindset when chasing barra for the better. I'm far more consistent and am in finding myself in the right place at the right time far more often than I was before. I'm now fishing spots I've driven past a million times. Thanks, Ryan. Pretty average pics but ya can see we were pretty chuffed.


OUR PRIMARY GOAL IS TO TRAIN YOU TO THINK, BEHAVE AND MAKE SMART DECISIONS LIKE A TOP CLASS ANGLER - SO YOU HAVE THE SKILLS TO SERVE YOU FOR LIFE.

How to catch barramundi in Queensland with Barra Basics
98cm barramundi caught in Hinchinbrook
Metre plus barra caught in Darwin
Max and Dallas catching big Rockhampton Barramundi
Fishing for big barramundi in Mackay
Fishing for big barramundi in Mackay
NEED MORE PROOF? CLICK HERE.We have so many testimonials we can't fit them on one page.

Catching big barramundi made simple.

  • Private membership area

    Simply log on with a username and password

    You’ll watch and learn from your computer, mobile or tablet device

  • Learn at your own pace

    We give you access to all content from day one

    Pace yourself or consume it all in one weekend, the choice is yours

  • Step-by-step training videos

    Non frills, no fluff just step-by-step training

    Both mobile and tablet responsive, you can log in wherever there is internet

  • Done for you action guides

    Don’t waste time re-inventing the wheel

    Strategy workbook and tidal calendar to remove all the guesswork

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

While the program uses Ryan’s intimate knowledge of barra behaviour, the lesson structure and format was put together by his marine biologist wife Karen, holder of two University degrees, first class honours, Bachelors Medal of Science and the 2003 University Medal recipient.

In other words, Ryan brought the fishing knowledge and Karen brought the way to teach it. A unique combination of skills.

The original core videos include concept videos which walk you through the “WHY of it so to speak, tying it all together with the step by step framework. While the demo videos take you into the field and show you HOW”. Questions are answered in the private community which includes Q & A webinars and an extensive library of searchable locations.

The most common feedback we get from students is that they're now finding and catching fish in places they've driven over many times.

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“…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...

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!

BARRA BASICS PROGRAM TOUR

There are 6 core learning modules, including in field demonstrations of Ryan walking you through finding and catching fish, plus 3 bonus modules. You will learn the most productive locations in your patch based on your preferred fishing technique, so you can plan out your fishing days a year in advance and leave the less productive times for mowing the lawn and playing with the kids. When you are making an investment of this magnitude, it's important to know what you are getting. That's why we share the entire curriculum with you - so you can make sure the program is right for you.

To hear what our graduates think of the course Click Here, otherwise read on for the full tour.

MODULE 1 | FISHING WITH STRATEGY


Develop a strategic plan for consistent results


how to catch barra using the Ryan Moody fishing framework

Module 1 is all about strategy and being in the right Territory at the right Time. It is in Module 1 that you are introduced to the ©Ryan Moody Fishing Framework, a flowchart that tells you exactly where to go, when to go and what to use. Please note  this entire course  is specifically devoted to saltwater barra*.

  • How to determine the best fishing location for your area and the date/time you need to be there
  • Why your previous fishing successes have been sporadic at best
  • Get to the bottom of how barramundi behave and the benefits that come from this understanding
  • How to effectively and strategically plan out the most profitable fishing times for your local area and your preferred method (live baiting, trolling, lure casting and jigging*) using a simple flowchart
  • Tips (and homework) on how to investigate fish holding locations in your local area (or any area you want to fish) by asking yourself some simple questions.
  • When to keep persevering and when to call it day… what turns them off.

INCLUSIONS;

  1. Concept video 1: "Fishing with Strategy" introducing the Ryan Moody Fishing framework
  2. Bonus video: "Effects of barometer on barra" including how to navigate BOM website
  3. Strategy calendar: To be used in conjunction with the workbook
  4. Fishing with strategy workbook: Assistance on working out your local area FAST.

MODULE 2 | PREPARATION IS KEY


Setting a solid foundation for your long term success

how to catch barra using the Ryan Moody fishing framework

Module 2 is about working with the right tools. Module 2 is the biggest of all the modules simply because good preparation prevents poor performance. It is in Module 2 you will learn how to implement the right tools component and how it fits together into the ©Ryan Moody Barra Fishing Framework.

  • Learn the best live bait for saltwater barramundi  and where to find them at varying stages of the tide.
  • How to ensure you catch your bait before you need them thus maximising the time spent fishing the “sweet spot”.
  • Key distinctions that separate OK bait presentation to outstanding bait presentation
  • Don’t waste any more money on lures* – learn to present the ones you have. Ryan talks about his favourites and why.
  • You only need to know four knots and we show you some tricks on how to tie them quick and easy.

INCLUSIONS;

  1. Concept video: "Preparation is the key - live baiting" including how, where and when to collect the best live bait for barra.
  2. Concept video: "Preparation is the key - lures and gear."
  3. Bonus in-field demo video: "High and low tide bait locations"
  4. Bonus in-field demo video: "All tide bait locations for herring"
  5. Bonus in field demo video:  "Tackle and bait rigging"
  6. Bonus in-field demo video: "The four knots"

MODULE 3 | SHALLOW FLATS AND HEADLANDS


Learn proven principles to sky-rocket your catches

how to catch barra using the Ryan Moody fishing framework

In Module 3 we get into the nitty gritty of the ©Ryan Moody Barra Fishing Framework.

  • Learn to identify the five key holding and funnelling locations for shallow flats and headlands without using a sounder
  • Determine the best of these areas in your local patch and exactly how the fish move between them and thus, how to fish them
  • The best techniques to use in these areas and how this changes with various stages of the tide
  • Use the Framework to keep yourself in the “sweet spot” all day by moving or changing techniques in accordance with a simple flowchart

INCLUSIONS;

  1. Concept video: "Shallow flats and headlands" incorporating the Ryan Moody Fishing framework
  2. Bonus in-field demo video: "Rocky foreshores and obstructions"
  3. Bonus in-field demo video: "Rocky outcrops"
  4. Bonus in-field demo video: "Mangroves and dirty water lines"

MODULE 4 | CREEK ROCK BARS


Unlock the secrets to find and fish rock bars

how to catch barra using the Ryan Moody fishing framework

Module 4 unlocks the secrets to fishing creek rock bars.

  • Learn the key to identifying creek rock bars without using a sounder
  • Why the correct anchoring technique and location will make all the difference
  • Why you don’t need fish to show on the sounder to catch rock bar fish
  • Use a simple flowchart to keep yourself in the “sweet spot” all day by moving or changing techniques in accordance with the ©Ryan Moody Fishing Framework

INCLUSIONS;

  1. Concept video: "Creek rock bars" incorporating the Ryan Moody Fishing framework
  2. Bonus in-field demo video: "How to find and fish creek rock bars"

MODULE 5 | DEEP HOLES LEDGES AND SNAGS


Spend your fishing time in the strike zone

how to catch barra using the Ryan Moody fishing framework

Module 5 teaches the use of your sounder to identify aggregating fish. Fishing deep holes, ledges and snags is the only one of our holding areas that require the use of a sounder.

  • Learn why fish aggregate in these areas and when they will be there
  • Discover advanced trolling techniques to maximise your success and avoid losing precious lures
  • Use a simple flowchart to keep yourself in the “sweet spot” all day by moving or changing techniques in accordance with the ©Ryan Moody Fishing Framework

INCLUSIONS;

  1. Concept video: "Deep holes, ledges and snags" incorporating the Ryan Moody Fishing framework
  2. Bonus in-field demo video: "Advanced trolling techniques for deep holes, ledges and snags"
  3. Bonus in-field demo video: "How to set your sounder to best identify aggregating barra"
  4. Bonus in-field demo video: "Jigging for barra"

MODULE 6 | SEAL THE DEAL


From hook up to table/release

safely handle and release barramundi

Module 6 is the pointy end where all the hard work pays off. At the end of this module you will be able to;

  • Handle fish for photo/release in the best possible condition for capture on another day (when they are even bigger)
  • Amaze your mates by landing a fish with no net
  • A run down on Ryan’s boat and some clever tips to make fishing easy

INCLUSIONS;

  1. Concept video: "Seal the deal - from hook up to table/release"
  2. Bonus in-field demo video: "Fish handling plus..."
  3. Bonus in-field demo video: "Inside Ryan's boat"

MODULE 7 | IMPOUNDMENT BARRA


Identify where in the dam they will be.

how to catch barra using the Ryan Moody fishing framework

Module 7 has a complete impoundment barra framework so you'll know where to fish when. At the end of this module you'll know...

  • What side of the dam to fish on, plus when the fish go deep and when they go shallow and other predictable patterns.
  • How to deal with barotrauma.
  • Exclusive interview with Lindsay Dobe - Dam barra expert.

INCLUSIONS;

  1. Concept video: "Impoundment barra"
  2. Bonus in-field demo video: "Deep structure"
  3. Bonus in-field demo video: "Shallow structure"
  4. Bonus Interview: "Insider tips from Impoundment barra guide Lindsay Dobe"

MODULE 8 | LAND-BASED BARRA


No boat, no problem.

how to catch barra using the Ryan Moody fishing framework

Module 8 LAND-BASED BARRA. In conjunction with the rest of the course, this module will get you onto good fish land-based. At the end of this module you will be able to;

  • Identify specific criteria that makes for a great land-based location
  • Know exactly when to fish each area and when to change up techniques to maximise catches.
  • Tune into the environment and snatch opportunities when they arise.

INCLUSIONS;

  1. Concept video 1: Intro, rockwalls and land-based framework.
  2. Concept video 2: Shoreline features, Jetties and Uni-directional flow.
  3. Bonus in-field demo video: "Rock walls - Plastics"
  4. Bonus in-field demo video: "Rock walls - Hard bodies"
  5. Bonus in-field demo video: "Rock walls - Live Bait"
  6. Bonus in-field demo video: "Shoreline Features - Drop Offs"
  7. Bonus in-field demo video: "Shoreline Features - Headlands and Spits"
  8. Bonus in-field demo video: "Shoreline Features - Gutters and Drains"
  9. Bonus in-field demo video: "Shoreline Features - Detached Snags"
  10. Bonus in-field demo video: "Shoreline Features - Bait Areas"
  11. Bonus in-field demo video: "Jetties Deep and Shallow"
  12. Bonus in-field demo video: "Inspecting areas at low tide"
  13. Bonus in-field demo video: "Snag reduction tips"
  14. Bonus in-field demo video: "Billabongs, Lagoons and Weirs

ADVANCED TRAINING VIDEOS


Fast Trolling, Advanced Back Waters, Dirty Water Lines (water collisions), Dirty Water Lines (wind and tide), Big Tides Central Qld., Night Fishing the Salt. More added from time to time.

Plus all our webinar recordings - hours and hours of Q&A with Ryan.
how to catch barra using the Ryan Moody fishing framework

BONUS EXTRA: COMMUNITY

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. As they say... A rising tide lifts all boats.

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

Oh and we have also created a knowledge base of over 700 Q&A entries with Ryan and students covering hundreds of locations and topics all over northern Australia. It is fully searchable and available directly on the website.

BONUS EXTRA: LIVE CALLS

Right now, there's absolutely no way you can hire Ryan as a consultant. He has retired from charters to focus on helping his students catch more [and BIGGER] fish.

So 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 Ryan directly.

Four “live conference calls” (webinars) will be scheduled each year in February and September. Students can ask questions via the call and pre-request questions via email.  Recordings will be made available for those that miss it.

SIMPLE, ACTIONABLE AND PROVEN TACTICS TO BECOME A GREAT BARRA ANGLER.

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

$516 Per Month

for 3 months

Access once payment plan is complete.
  • 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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BY THE END OF THE PROGRAM YOU'LL BE ABLE TO...

  • 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.
  • Hone your skills of observation and change the way you fish forever
  • Share your successes and failures with like minded anglers. Over 1600 anglers have experienced the Barra Basics difference.
  • Tested and proven by Ryan Moody... Over two thousand saltwater barra over a metre and counting!

“…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...

WHEN CAN I ACCESS THE TRAINING?

Once payment is received, a membership link and password will be emailed to you

You will obtain immediate access to all content and the private member-only forums and Facebook community.

Please check your promotions or junk email folder once registered.

Remember, you get access to the content as long as the course is in existence and can revist the modules as often as you like.

HOW DOES BARRA BASICS STACK UP IN A NEW AREA?

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!

STEVE NEWBY

I have been a student of Thready Tactics for a bit over a year, Sounder Skills 2 and now a student of Barra Basics. I come to Rocky to try my hand at a few Barra which is a completely new species to me. Learnt a lot through both the other courses and the main one being the powers of observation and keeping an eye out for potential fish holding locations. Fair to say that I found one over the last few days and had the pleasure of boating some monster fish, well beyond my wildest dreams! The first one come in on Sunday at 128cm and dropped another one at the boat. Today’s session saw 3 hook-ups first up which left me shattered as they spat the lures, one even seemed to throw one at me next to the boat. Later in the tide, the big girls moved in and landed a 120, a 101 and got the Mrs onto a 122. Looking forward to being part of the Barra Basics study group and getting into a few more. Cheers for another cracker course Ryan!

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.

WHAT'S THE COMMUNITY LIKE?

Barra Basics Private Study Group Report

Click Here - September 2021

There really isn’t a better time to sink your teeth into Barra Basics and allow yourself the opportunity to get out and put the course content into practice as the weather warms and the Barra start to fire. If its saltwater or impoundment fishing that interests you most, the next few months will start to see plenty of Barra hit the deck and having the support of the group and its members, including Ryan, you can be confident knowing that all the elements are there to make Barra a regular, successful target almost immediately.

During winter, the weather instability has created a challenge for even the seasoned fisho’s in the group but as sure as the sun rises in the morning, you can count on at least a few members coming up with the goods. Special mention must be made of Ian Moody, Ryan’s brother, who operates Ian Moody Sportfishing Charters in the Hinchinbrook region.

As a guide, there’s an air of expectation to produce for clients on a regular basis. There is no “playing the safe bet” with Barra and while others in the region have struggled or are afraid to put their reputations on the line, Ian has chipped away and managed to locate and catch some great fish in testing conditions. Having the RIGHT knowledge is everything when understanding Barra, and while they can be difficult through winter, Ian’s results are proof that they’re not impossible and is well ahead of the pack when it comes to putting a smile on clients dials in the region.

Chris Ballard has continued to keep us informed of his topwater fishing success, but he may have been slightly overshadowed by a beast of a capture from Clint Rockpig. These fish need little introduction and 103cm of mid-winter Barra speaks for itself. Absolutely awesome capture for Clint and it’s a pleasure to see just how stoked and appreciative members are of the info they have at their disposal.

CLINT ROCKPIG- CRACKING 103CM WINTER GULF BARRA

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)

Advanced videos: Barra Basics is as advanced as you want it to be. Once you've mastered the framework, advanced videos take you through how to catch big barra in open water - Ryan's speciality. Plus how to find and catch big barra in big tide areas, current collisions and other advanced techniques. (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)

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? +

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 fish smarter knowledge base with over 700 entries plus FOUR webinars each year with Ryan, plus 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.

Ryan is in the facebook study group all the time and so are our ambassadors, so you can be sure you'll get an answer to any question within 24 hours (if not ask again as we may have missed it).

Our live calls are generally in February and September.

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.ryanmoodyfishing.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 quicker you enrol, the faster you'll see the changes you've always dreamed of in your fishing. Nothing changes if nothing changes.

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 than 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.

Even more advanced content has been 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! 

Will Barra Basics work in my area? +

Barra Basics now has students that have pretty much caught Barra throughout their range. From Brisbane to Broome, our techniques have been tried and proven. Which is pretty remarkable due to the tidal differences. Which is why our Framework is split into small medium and large tides. Plus our advanced content has revolutionized fishing for Barra in open water (no midgies or snags) and in large tidal areas. Barra are creatures of habit and react to environmental stimuli in the same manner, no matter what state you are in.

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)

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. This group is searchable and insights on barra locations throughout Australia from Ryan and students. The group is searchable and the helpful community is invaluable.  (Value PRICELESS)

Four yearly 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. We have never finished a webinar yet without speaking to everyone. They are also recorded so you can listen back if you missed it. (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 Impoundment Barra Module (including framework), Land-based Module (including framework).

We are continually adding content to Barra Basics including advanced videos and recently added two whole new modules. Our Barra Basics students are now catching big barra consistently in the Dams and Land-based as well. (Value $699)

So many people focus on gear and electronics when they should be investing in knowledge. Skills that will serve you and your family for life.

One of our students' Steve Nuttall, was concerned he may have peaked too early with his first fish after doing the course 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 and travelled extensively 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 Payment Provider so we do not handle your credit card details - we leave that to companies that specialise in that area.

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.

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? +

If you choose the payment plan option, 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.

There is also the PayPal Payin4 option if you choose to use PayPal to purchase the course. To so follow the prompts on the payment page after choosing PayPal.

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.

Bruce Hindmarsh | Gladstone

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

When I first saw and read about the Barra Basics course and not being from the Townsville region I had heard about Ryan being an excellent guide, but wasn’t sure how he could possibly put all his experience and knowledge into any kind of a training course let alone an online web based program. Then the next question I had was how do you put a price on that training package? Well most of my questions were answered in the first instance by reading the web info and communicating directly with Karen and Ryan prior to signing up. Then once Id joined and went through the course content and support setup I was totally convinced that I had made the right decision and am still amazed at how well and user friendly the course is structured and how much extra information I pick up every time I go back to refresh my mind on individual subjects.

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

Being in my 50’s I’m pretty set in my ways and thought I knew a fair bit about how, when and where to fish for Barramundi so I expected to struggle with taking on new information from an unfamiliar source. But this course has helped me target Barra in a totally different way than I have in the past, which was pretty much reliant on a few days each month, in a few specific locations if time permitted. Now using the knowledge  I’ve gained from the course and using Ryan’s framework I can plan as far in advance as I want for any location, local or elsewhere or make a decision about where my best opportunity will be to catch a Barra the night before I go. Having a strategy prior to hitting the water and sticking to it has made a vast difference to my results too, I now find my self preparing for a couple of different locations and methods on each outing rather than a just single idea no matter what.

This has increased my catch rate, allowed me to chase both large and small fish and saved me wasting time in the wrong locations targeting Barra in the wrong way.

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

The things that’s stands out most for me from the Barra Basics course is how it takes a lot of guess work out of the game by teaching the art of strategy and planning each outing with confidence, knowing your using 30 years of an expert guides experience as a basis to build your own fishing style around.

WOULD YOU RECOMMEND BARRA BASICS - WHY OR WHY NOT?

I would and have recommended the course to people I believe have the passion I have to learn about the finer art of Barra fishing, the environment they live in and to become better and smarter environmentally aware fisherperson.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD?

I really like the idea that once you join the course you also get connected to like-minded people via the closed group Facebook page and that all the course content is continually updated and available to members 24/7. As my parents taught me, be inquisitive; Ask, Listen, Look and Learn that’s how to enjoy you life.

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
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

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!