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DON’T DRIVE PAST THE BEST SPOTS!

FACT: GOLDEN SNAPPER ARE BOTH PREDATORS AND FORAGERS AND CAN BE TARGETTED IN LESS THAN 1 METRE OF WATER

Fingermark/Goldies are a top eating fish that most anglers target in a few locations on similar tides. After 30 years on charter I’ve found them in locations many people don’t even think to look.

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Brittney Le-Roy

Townsville

My PB Fingermark at 86cm…. all thanks to the Finding Fingermark course. Would not even know where to start if I had not have done that course! Cheers Ryan

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Rob Parslow

Darwin, NT

I use what I have learned in Finding Fingermark every trip now to narrow down the potential fish holding locations. Then I fish with ideas of the framework. It’s been very successful for me up here in the NT.

Steve Newby

Steve Newby

Brisbane

Went out with a fellow Finding Fingermark student and got my PB Snapper at 88 cm - inside Moreton Bay in a place I've driven over a hundred times. Saved the cost of the course in fuel already and caught some magic fish. Still on a high! Thanks Ryan!

INSIDE THE FINDING FINGERMARK PROGRAM

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LEARN MY SECRETS...

If you’re interested in learning to catch Fingermark/Golden Snapper consistently (or other foragers such as Snapper and Dhufish), our online fishing course "Finding Fingermark" will fast track your learning curve saving you frustration, time and money.

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

After successfully empowering hundreds of ambitious anglers with my other online fishing courses, vastly increasing their fishing enjoyment and catches, my deepest hope is that I’ll be able to help you do the same in your quest to catch Fingermark and other foragers like snapper.

Cheers, Ryan

CASE STUDIES

Don't just take it from us - listen to what our students have to say:

SO…
WHAT EXACTLY IS
FINDING FINGERMARK?

Finding Fingermark is a self-study online fishing course that shows you step-by-step, where fingermark / golden snapper will be in your local region, and how to find and catch them.

It is based on our patented "fishing framework" designed to line up the 3 T's (Territory, Timing, Tools) putting you in the sweet spot to catch fingermark every outing.

The framework is based on 30 years of on the water experience by Ryan Moody. Virtually a lifetime in the saltwater reaches of northern Australian estuaries.

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WHY DO YOU NEED IT?

Have you ever heard “80% of fish are caught by 20% of anglers” and thought:

HOW CAN “I” LEARN TO CATCH FISH SO CONSISTENTLY ?

Well here’s the thing…

Great anglers know fish behaviour
Great anglers can predict where fish will be
THAT'S THE POWER OF FISHING WITH STRATEGY

 

And no angler can be consistently successful without it
Robbie-Walters

Robbie Walters

Mission Beach

Great course Ryan Moody, really filled in the gaps and taught me a lot of new stuff. Can’t wait to find some new spots (or look at the ground I’ve always driven over).

Brett Ford

Brett Ford

Townsville

This is what these courses do. Right place at the Right time using the Right gear. The smile on son of mine face is priceless. Team Moody Rocks. Cheers.

Terry-Cain

Terry Cain

Nhulunbuy, NT

Finding Fingermark is a spot on course Ryan. Followed the framework first trip and landed these two goldies.

WHAT'S THE COMMUNITY LIKE?

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Finding Fingermark shows you step-by-step how to position yourself in fish-holding and funnelling locations at exactly the right time.

Following Ryan Moody’s proven 3 T’s framework specific to Fingermark, you’ll be fishing in the right place, at the right time, using the right techniques; turning a frustrating hobby into fish for dinner!

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.

HOW IT WORKS?

The entire program is available to you the moment you complete your registration.

LEARN AT YOUR OWN PACE

  • Over a few weeks or in an 4 hour binge.
  • Anywhere you have internet connection.
  • Mobile and Tablet friendly.
  • Revisit and review for life.

The entire program is available to you the moment you complete your registration.

TIMELESS STRATEGIES

Finding Fingermark is not some “tips and tricks mishmash.” You’ll learn PROVEN fishing skills specific to catching fingermark that will serve you for life.

EASY TO DIGEST

The program is delivered in video format with a downloadable workbook to keep you focused.

PRIVATE COMMUNITY

Ask questions, get clarity, yarn up with Ryan Moody and mix with like-minded anglers in our private member only community. 12 months free membership of ongoing training and support is included.

LIFETIME ACCESS

Once a member always a member. You can retake Finding Fingermark again and again for free including any updates. Once you join Finding Fingermark you'll have lifetime access to the course. Yes, really.

I would definitely recommend this course and have already done so with a few mates. The information I have gained from this course is taking all the guesswork out for me, and putting me on the fish a lot faster. No time wasted on water now!

Jarrod Forsdick

Townsville

It's all great info and relevant. Loved the course. Thanks Ryan for sharing your knowledge.

Geoff Shapland

Molong, NSW

Great course and would definitely recommend it. It has a lot of good information, much of which I was unaware of.

Colin Swan

Townsville

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PAYMENT PLAN - 3 Months

$129 per month
  • Finding Fingermark Course
  • 12 months free access to Finding Fingermark Private Study Group
  • Immediate Access
  • LIFETIME ACCESS

SAVE $150

AUD$349$499
  • IMMEDIATE ACCESS
  • One-time Payment
  • Finding Fingermark Course
  • 12 months free access to Finding Fingermark Private Study Group
  • LIFETIME ACCESS
  • BONUS: Sounder Skills 1

PAYMENT PLAN - 6 Months

$64 per month
  • Finding Fingermark Course
  • 12 months free access to Finding Fingermark Private Study Group
  • Immediate Access
  • LIFETIME ACCESS

SAVE $150

AUD$349$499
  • IMMEDIATE ACCESS
  • One-time Payment
  • Finding Fingermark Course
  • 12 months free access to Finding Fingermark Private Study Group
  • LIFETIME ACCESS
  • BONUS: Sounder Skills 1

PAYMENT PLAN - 3 Months

$129 per month
  • Finding Fingermark Course
  • 12 months free access to Finding Fingermark Private Study Group
  • Immediate Access
  • LIFETIME ACCESS

PAYMENT PLAN - 6 Months

$64 per month
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WORKS ON OTHER SPECIES TOO!

Elan-Bension

Elan Bension

Sydney, NSW

Can definitely say Finding Fingermark has transformed the way I look at fishing. Learning to find my own spots has put more fish in the boat in 6 months than the last 4 years! Ryan mentioned something that resonated with me and that is spend the time finding your own spots. Last time I was out I marked a new spot and this trip I went back to check it out. First drop I landed my PB Pearl Perch. Second drift as soon as I hit the school, I landed a new PB Pearl Perch!

Marc-Mclaughlin

Marc Mclaughlin

Queensburgh, South Africa

As a very happy Sounder Skills 2 student, I thought I would give Finding Fingermark a try to see if it would help me catch our red fish (Snapper, Santer, Soldier, Slinger) here in South Africa. I can't believe I learned so much! The proof is in the photo! When my mates ask me how I catch so many fish, I tell them to buy Ryan's courses.

Craig Roberts

Craig Roberts

Dunsborough, WA

Finding Fingermark course has got me thinking more about how to approach each fishing trip and having a strategy in place. Ryan's Fingermark techniques definitely work on other foraging species as I've fished Dunsborough WA since doing the course and bagged out on mixed bag of Snapper and Dhu Fish. Largest pink snapper went 90cm.

I don't even live in QLD and the modules in Finding Fingermark have proven themselves to be applied to Snapper in my local area. Love the video demonstration and how it applies to the modules - great stuff!

Nathan Love

Malua Bay, NSW

I had some hesitations about Finding Fingermark because we don't have them in NZ but when I related the info back to the fish we get here, I enjoyed the whole course. I never knew why some areas seemed to fire while others didn't and I now have a much greater understanding. I can't believe how much this whole site has helped my fishing.

Leonard Rameka

Waitakere, New Zealand

I was quite hesitant to purchase Finding Fingermark as I live in Perth so Fingermark are not on our radar. But since they are a foraging species I thought I might get some advice and good tips for my fishing. Also when coupled with sounder skills 2 I have found that it ties everything in. I like the easy to navigate modules. I don't have a favourite module as I found them all quite interesting and learnt something from them all. Cheers Karen and Ryan

Shane Clifton

Madeley, WA

The core learning is the proven Ryan Moody framework – neatly and simply presented in a one-page flowchart.

FINDING FINGERMARK CURRICULUM

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There are 6 core learning modules, including in-field demonstrations of exactly how it’s done, all tied together with my Fingermark Fishing Framework. The focus is species-specific and exclusive to Fingermark/ Golden Snapper.

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’re making an investment in knowledge, it's important to know what you're getting. That's why we share the entire curriculum with you - so you can make sure the program is right for you.

Multiple fingermark catches at Hinchinbrook
Catch Golden Snapper on offshore headlands
Ryan Moody shows how to catch golden snapper in his finding fingermark online fishing course

MODULE 1: FISHING WITH STRATEGY

MODULE 1: FISHING WITH STRATEGY

Develop a strategic plan for consistent results.

Module 1 is all about strategy and being in the right Territory at the right Time. It's in Module 1 you're introduced to the patented ©Ryan Moody Fingermark 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 Fingermark/Golden Snapper*. Topics covered in Module 1 include;

  • How to determine the best fishing location for fingermark in your local 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 Fingermark 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 and jigging) using our simple yet effective 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: Fishing with Strategy. Introducing the Ryan Moody Fingermark Fishing Framework.
2. Bonus demonstration video: Effects of the barometer on Fingermark. Including how to navigate the BOM website.
3. Fishing with strategy workbook: Assistance on working out your local area FAST
4. Strategy Calendar: To be used in conjunction with the workbook

MODULE 2: PREPARATION IS THE KEY

Setting a solid foundation for your long term success.

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 Fingermark Fishing Framework.

  • Learn the best live bait for Fingermark and where to find them.
  • 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 1: Preparation is the key (Live bait). How, where and when to collect the best live bait for Fingermark.
2. Concept video 2: Preparation is the key (Lures and gear)
3. Bonus in-field demo video: Collecting the best live bait
4. Bonus in-field demo video: Finding and catching squid
5. Bonus in field demo video:  The four knots
6. Bonus in-field demo video: Throwing a cast net to catch bait

MODULE 3: DEFINED STRUCTURE

Fingermark aggregate in these areas when conditions are right.

Module 3 is about identifying the RIGHT defined structure. Everyone knows Fingermark like defined structure, but in coastal and inshore waters, which ones do they prefer? Revisit the framework to discover how to identify and fish defined structure for fingermark. At the end of this module you will be able to:

  • Recognise the kind of defined structure Fingermark prefer to hang around.
  • Position the right bait at the right time to maximise chances of hooking up.
  • Use you sounder to know which technique to use and what to do next.

INCLUSIONS:

1. Concept video: Defined Structure
2. Bonus in-field demo video: Discovering underwater spits.
3. Bonus in-field demo video: Identifying the right Bommies, Rocks and Wrecks.
4. Bonus in-field demo video: Navigation markers.
5. Bonus in field demo video:  Sinkholes.
6. Bonus in-field demo video: Twin anchor technique - fishing on the fish

MODULE 4: COASTAL BACKWATERS

Identify, locate and catch fingermark as they hole up in coastal backwaters.

Module 4 is about identifying fish holding coastal backwaters. In conjunction with the framework outlined in Module 1, at the end of this module you should be able to:

  • Identify and locate coastal backwaters and know when to fish them.
  • Use proven techniques to convert browsers into bites.
  • Learn useful sounder skills to maximise your chances by finding the fish FIRST.

INCLUSIONS:

1. Concept video: Coastal Backwaters – Sounder techniques and identification
2. Bonus in-field demo video: Fishing coastal backwaters for fingermark / golden snapper.

MODULE 5: FORAGING AREAS

Module 5 is all about places to look when the fingermark scatter and disperse. Revisit the framework to discover how to fish beaches, rubble pads and sand pinnacles for Fingermark. At the end of this module you will be able to:

  • Recognise high potential spots in your local area.
  • Position the right bait/lure 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.
  • How things change at night and how to maximise your chances.

INCLUSIONS:

1.Concept video: Foraging areas - when Fingermark scatter
2.Bonus in-field demo video: Shallow foraging areas - beaches and shallow rubble pads
3.Bonus in-field demo video: Deep foraging areas - sand pinnacles and deep rubble pads

MODULE 6: SEAL THE DEAL

Handling, hook-ups and making life easy for yourself.

Module 6: Seal the deal. This is the pointy end where all the hard work pays off. We also take a look at issues affecting fingermark stocks and how to be mindful of sustainability. 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!)
  • Treat fingermark for barotrauma - and when not to bother.

INCLUSIONS:

1. Concept video: Handling for release
2. Bonus in-field demo video: Filleting tips
3. Bonus in-field demo video: Ryan’s boat set-up

BONUS EXTRA: COMMUNITY

As anyone who has tried to change habits would know, being accountable to another or having a supportive community of like minded individuals is invaluable. So we have set up a private, student only Facebook study group for you guys to help each other!

Ryan drops in regularly, sometimes does trip reports and our Ambassadors are on hand to provide advice. 12 months access to the Facebook study group is included in the purchase price.

And let me just say, this community is developing into the most amazing resource and we are blown away by the success of our students and the willingness of those a little more advanced to assist and help the others. As they say... A rising tide lifts all boats.

Important Information: 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 Finding Fingermark course.

Ryan Moody catches Fingermark at Hinchinbrook
Jonathon Thurston catching Fingermakr
Matt Sing catches Fingermark

PAYMENT PLAN - 3 Months

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  • BONUS: Sounder Skills 1

PAYMENT PLAN - 6 Months

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  • Finding Fingermark Course
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  • LIFETIME ACCESS
  • BONUS: Sounder Skills 1

PAYMENT PLAN - 3 Months

$129 per month
  • Finding Fingermark Course
  • 12 months free access to Finding Fingermark Private Study Group
  • Immediate Access
  • LIFETIME ACCESS

PAYMENT PLAN - 6 Months

$64 per month
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  • 12 months free access to Finding Fingermark Private Study Group
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  • LIFETIME ACCESS

Ryan Moody BarraABOUT RYAN MOODY

Ryan Moody started his fishing career on the reef boats before catching bucket list marlin for champion anglers, royalty and celebrities. Branching out in the late '80s to guided barramundi fishing, Ryan has made a name for himself as a Big Barramundi specialist and to date has put clients onto over 2000 metre-plus barra. With attitudes changing from 'keep all you can' towards catch and release, Ryan has decided to share his extensive knowledge and hopefully inspire people of all ages to get out from behind the computer screen/TV and into the fishing outdoors lifestyle he has spent his life perfecting. Click here to read more about Ryan

Ryan Moody Wonky HolesABOUT FISH SMARTER
by Karen Rudkin-Moody

During Ryan's charter years he kept his secrets close to his heart (like most anglers do!). But with the death of a good friend, came the realization that he wants to leave a legacy. One of fishing with strategy, rather than relying on luck. Ryan has the experience & knowledge, and his marine biologist wife, Karen, has the ability to dissect it and put it together into easy, understandable lessons. Fish Smarter courses all are built around the philosophy of fishing smarter, not harder. Click here to learn more about Fish Smarter Courses. Click here to learn more about Fish Smarter Courses

IS FINDING FINGERMARK RIGHT FOR YOU?

Over the years, we’ve listened to hundreds of anglers who struggle to catch fingermark with consistency.

Fingermark have a foraging habit at times and can just "dissappear!"

We created this course to handle those struggles.

We’re confident you'll get great value from the course if you’ve ever said anything like:

WHAT DO THEY LOOK LIKE ON MY SOUNDER?

 

I have no idea where to start looking

 

I KNOW THEY’RE IN THIS AREA BUT… I CAN’T ALWAYS FIND THEM!!
I CATCH THEM ONE DAY BUT NOT THE NEXT AND I DON’T KNOW WHY?

 

I can only catch them at night on certain tides.

 

I just don’t seem to get enough time on the water to work it out.

Or perhaps we should look at your investments in fishing thus far…

  • 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 min.

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!

THE BEST WAY TO MAKE THE MOST OF THOSE INVESTMENTS IS WITH KNOWLEDGE!

YOU COULD GO ON CHARTER AND GET A GUIDE TO HELP YOU OUT

But you’ll only learn about the conditions at that time

Plus a decent guide is in excess of $800 per day

And probably booked out for a year in advance

Reality is, without a good understanding of how to fish with strategy, and the time to put it into practice, you may never work out your target species.

Especially when trying to catch Golden Snapper/Fingermark, as they only aggregate at certain times, the rest of the time they spread out!

Or you could take a shortcut…

And use the information compiled by Ryan over years on the water.

It’s a no brainer really.

Big Fingermark (Golden Snapper) are a hard fighting fish
How to catch Fingermark (Golden Snapper)
Kids love to catch Fingermark
Fingermark are a top grade food fish

JOIN AND GET

Lifetime access to Finding Fingermark course content

This includes concept and demonstration videos, 22 all up, the tried and proven Ryan Moody Fishing Framework, workbook and strategy calendar (Value $899)

Twelve months of access to the Private Finding Fingermark Facebook Study Group.

As a Finding Fingermark student, we want to make sure you get your questions answered. This is where you can interact with other Finding Fingermark students and graduates. Ryan drops in from time to time and you can request clarification about the module you’re working on while it's fresh in your mind (Value $480)

The total value is $1379, but you'll pay way less than half of that total price.

Immediate Access. Once a member, always a member.

Access includes any and all bonus videos added later

FULL DISCLOSURE: Fingermark or Golden Snapper are common names for Lutjanus johnii, also sometimes referred to John's Snapper. Estuaries and nearshore headlands from Rockhampton to Broome are fingermark habitat and at certain times good catches can be expected. When they're around, everything in this course is all you need to know.

Still undecided?

We want you to be as serious about your investment and the work you’ll put into your fishing as we are about helping you succeed.

We’ve put together a number of free classes as part of our Ryan Moody Fishing community so feel free to join up now (it’s free) and get a feel for our teaching style.

Plus you can watch hundreds of free episodes of Ryan Moody’s blog to know what you’re in for.

And we have provided the full curriculum of the Finding Fingermark course for your perusal

STILL CURIOUS?

You’re not the only one.
Here are our honest answers to some of the tough questions….

Fingermark caught off wreck
Catch large fingermark with our online fishing course
Large fingermark can be caught jigging plastics
Fingermark are great eating fish

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AUD$349$499
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  • BONUS: Sounder Skills 1

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AUD$349$499
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  • One-time Payment
  • Finding Fingermark Course
  • 12 months free access to Finding Fingermark Private Study Group
  • LIFETIME ACCESS
  • BONUS: Sounder Skills 1

PAYMENT PLAN - 3 Months

$129 per month
  • Finding Fingermark Course
  • 12 months free access to Finding Fingermark Private Study Group
  • Immediate Access
  • LIFETIME ACCESS

PAYMENT PLAN - 6 Months

$64 per month
  • Finding Fingermark Course
  • 12 months free access to Finding Fingermark Private Study Group
  • Immediate Access
  • LIFETIME ACCESS

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