WELCOME to the home of The Barra’Prentice — a unique mentoring program for female anglers.
The Barra’Prentice Story
The Main Ingredients
Starting With A Checklist
A Gauntlet At Our Feet
A Supported Quest
Mako Polarised Eyewear
We see the major point of difference in Makos over their competition being that the owners of Mako are optometric professionals who LOVE TO FISH! They know our needs, because they are anglers tool
Professional Plant Solutions
Professional Plant Solutions is a plant brokerage service, sourcing soft landscaping needs for Australia’s best landscape and architectural designers. Georgi’s reputation for quality has seen her participate in realising the green space visions of A-listers, including Cate Blanchett and the growing number of Rick Stein’s Bannisters Restaurants.
Litchfield Tropical Retreat
Available for short-term stays.
Manning River Marine
Their commitment to our fishing community was made clear when they approached our team with an offer to sponsor each new ’Prentice! Now THAT is demonstrable support of rec’ fishing, from the ground up!
Barefoot Fishing Safaris
Having fishing as a day job has not diminished Watty’s passion, which rubs off on his clients. That’s why we choose to fish with him each year.
Hell Yeah Chatterbaits
The unique Hell Yeah design allows anglers to fish structure with greater confidence, knowing that the tail beats strongly on the drop and thumps on the wind.
If you have need for sublimated team wear — like we do — give them a call. They are wholly Australian owned and only use Australian made fabrics. All sewing is done in Darwin, too!
Support the businesses that support Australia.
Secret Womens Business Barra Challenge
They’re not our sponsors, but we’d love you to check them out anyway!
Not only does The Barra’Prentice program build self-reliant and empowered female anglers, it also builds strong bonds between team mates. At the end of every program, we find it very hard to cut the bow lines and set our newly graduated ’Prentice adrift. That’s why...
The 2019 Barra’Prentice year has come to a close, but it will never be forgotten. Never before has there been a Barra’Prentice like Nadia “Nadz” Taylor! Nadz has overcome more obstacles than any ’Prentice before her and shared her entire journey with anyone who was...
2019 was the year of curve balls, but everything has a funny way of turning out how it should and the resulting journey has been epic! The 2019 Barra’Prentice was Nadia “Nadz” Taylor, and effervescent and contagiously enthusiastic IP lawyer from Sydney. Many have...
The Australian Lure Fishing podcast has burst onto the Aussie angling scene with great gusto, quickly gathering momentum and igniting vibrant conversation in the rec’ fishing community. If you haven’t discovered it yet, let us borrow from Aussie icon Ian ‘Molly’...
In 2019, circumstances have forced regular Barra’Prentice mentor, Vicki Lear, out of her role, so we have a new recruit! Georgi Saunders is an accomplished angling all-rounder who’s generously accepted our invitation to join our mentoring team and, once you’ve read...
2018 was a memorable year for Team Barra'Prentice, with 'Prentice Stacey Kellett chalking up many “firsts”, from leaving her children behind for a bit of “Stacey-time”, to confronting scary things... like booking a plane ticket and CROCS! Stacey took some time out at...