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The story of Jimmy Barwick is next level! This is an epic chat as we learn who Jimmy is and the crazy adventure he has been on over the past two decades. He has travelled a fair portion of the world, lived overseas working and spent a massive part of his life living on the water.

Currently working as a fly guide on the Tumut River in NSW, and also working in retail. He has seen and done it all, and in the first half of this episode we get an insight into his amazing life journey.

The second half of this episode Jimmy shares his last 12 months of chasing Murray Cod. Having never chased them ever before, to learning about this incredibly intelligent species, to catching his first (and now multiple) metre Murray Cod on the fly. We discuss techniques and approach for using the fly, and lessons Jimmy has learnt along the way. This is a big episode and one you’ll want to listen to.


In this episode:

0:00 – The Jimmy Barwick Story – Early life in Tasmania

12:50 – The Story – Super Yachts in Europe

18:00 – The Story – Move to Indonesia

21:00 – The Story – Guiding at Arlie Beach

29:30 – The Story – Charter Boat in the NT

30:45 – The Story – Move to Tumut as a Guide

40:00 – The Story – Working on a Super Yacht Travelling the World

50:00 – Learning to target Murray Cod (having never chased them before)

58:00 – How Jimmy started out with chasing Murray Cod

1:05:00 – First sessions on the water

1:17:30 – Spending more time on the water and catching cod on lures

1:27:00 – Going from lures to first metre cod on fly

1:35:00 – Tips for chasing cod on fly

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