I NEED A HIRO
Land-based sensei HIROAKI NAKAMURA shares his hard-won knowledge on catching the mighty barramundi without a boat
WE went fishing on Nick Paspaley’s big boat for three days last week.
I fished on the boat for the first time in one and a half years. I think you might know this already; my occupation is not a barramundi fisherman in the first place. I usually work for Paspaley Pearling Co. The first time I met Nick Paspaley was in 1988. He is the first pearl producer to produce the world’s best south sea pearls without any chemical treatments.
As you know, Australian south sea pearls are the most beautiful pearls in the world. These three days were very fun.
We enjoyed mud-crab catching, reef fishing, barramundi fishing and tuna fishing. Because of Mr Paspaley’s guidance those fishing all went very well.
I caught a big golden snapper on a 60g jigging lure with a slice of squid.
This was required for searching out a productive fishing reef. I caught a barramundi on a handmade lure made by Bill Jackson for trawling.
This timber lure caused an ‘aggressive’ wobbling action.
Mr Jackson makes his timber lures possible to create high-quality finished form. I normally fish barramundi on lure through land-based techniques.
The best tide shifts are those with the best fishing point every hour.
On the other hand, the wind condition operates powerfully on the fishing result for good and bad.
Nick Paspaley also lightly referenced the wind condition when we were trawling.