Level 2 (part b) ‘Footprints’

  • Great Barrier Reef, QLD
  • 21 Jul 2024

$499.00 $399.00

Reading Salt and Fresh Water


Part B

Pre-requisite – Reading Weather  (Part A)



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Level 2 of The Leopard Trail – ‘Footprints’

Part B

Reading Salt and Freshwater


  • Learn to Read Saltwater and Freshwater lakes – by Eye

Ever wondered where to start the search for barramundi in lakes or salty rivers?

Where to look in winter?

Where to look in spring or summer?

The truth is not all parts of a waterway are productive. Without knowing it’s easily possible to never put a cast near a barramundi.

(Worse still, catch fish one day but not the next because the driving force changes daily. You need to understand this.)

Let’s take a journey to learn about water and features fish use to survive.

In This Seminar…..

Find barra spots without sonar, learn to ‘SEE’ and understand the driving forces of different waterways. Take time to learn about wind energy transfer and how animals use this to advantage.

Many fisherman are guided by sonar, spend time staring at the screen and miss what’s going on outside the boat.

The developed habit of sonar watching shrinks awareness and leaves many anglers casting at random schools of fish found on sonar.

Isn’t that the idea? No.

This method produces fish but many of those schools aren’t feeding and won’t feed in those areas, leaving anglers scratching their heads wondering what the hell is going on.

By learning to read water anglers spend more time fishing productive areas, in turn increasing odds dramatically on feeding fish. Water knowledge can lead you within metres of hungry fish, so well a trained angler can sometimes score a fish first cast…..without the need for sonar.

I’ve studied barra for about 30 years, guided 15 years and now train recreational and tournament anglers to refine their game all the way to 1st, 2nd, 3rd placings….

…learnt so much through guiding, awareness, an analytical mind asking the question, “WHY?”

Part of my vision is to encourage anglers along the path of earth learning where fishing and hutning is broken down to the minute and second in our advanced courses found in ‘The Leopard Trail.’ This stuff is powerful, yet to reach that level anglers need weather and water reading skills before moving up the learning tier.


Detail is my specialty and it’s what separates good anglers from top level anglers.

(Having a flash boat means nothing without knowledge on the species or the watery playground in which they live.)

To further develop on barramundi, Murray cod or any wild species it’s essential to establish a thorough understanding on weather, water and land.

Client Feedback

“I knew water moved but not at those different speeds. The backflow and layered info in lakes was mesmerising. Monduran here we come.”  Thanks. BR.

Reading a lake can take decades to nut out over thousands of hours. I refined that experience into a seminar so you too can discover the heartbeat of any waterway.

Add tide flow in saltwater environments and all of a sudden there’s intense mixing and cool water features to learn about.

If you’re keen to read water by eye come and join me in a seven hour training seminar. No guessing, no gimmicks, no lure colour talk, no fast boats or sounders….just real info broken down for instant application to make informed decisions on the water.

This course provides greater control over decisions and improves spot selection any day of the year. It’s the difference between turning left or right.


Client Comment 

“I loved the idea of the two dragons, it made it clear on what’s happening to the water.” RS. Gladstone 

This pathway is the starting point for a lifetime of fishing fulfillment……

Discover the strength, power and value within ‘The Leopard Trail’ 🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾

Barramundi seminar

  • "That was eye opening and makes total sense why fish move so much." SR, Rockhampton.

  • "A great investment giving meaning to the why on previous trips and making future decisions easier. Already planning the next tournament, thank you!"

  • "One of the best learning classes I've been to, you really have a unique style of teaching."