Latest in-depth reviews

  • Indepth Reviews, Rods, Tackle

    Tested: Hyped by the TD Hyper range

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    Although I simply love fishing, I have to admit that I have become a little obsessed by the humble flathead. I blame the team here at Fishing Monthly when I arrived. They caught a lot of them and it was pretty tough not to get involved when most trips involved being connected to lots of…

  • Indepth Reviews, Line, Tackle

    Tested: New Siglon PE braid from Sunline

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    The purchase of braided line should be seen as an investment. It might not be quite as long-term as a rod and reel set-up, but usually longer than a many lures, and certainly any terminal tackle. It’s for this reason that, despite my not being particularly moneyed at this stage in my life, I always look…

  • Apparel, Indepth Reviews

    Feature: Mako – I can see clearly now

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    As we grow towards middle age certain changes become apparent in our everyday lives. Groaning when we bend down, being irritable about new technology and the lack of ability to see things clearly when close to us becomes part of everyday life. History has not been kind to baby booming anglers; as our sight diminishes…

  • Indepth Reviews, Lures, Tackle

    TESTED: Halco Madeye soft plastics tick all the boxes

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    Australian lure company Halco has been manufacturing lures in Western Australian since 1950. Their range of products include iconic lures like the RMG Scorpion, Halco Laser Pro, Twisty and many more. There would be a Halco lure in most keen anglers’ tackle boxes. After many years of being at the forefront of hardbody lure design, Halco…

  • Accessories, Indepth Reviews, Tackle

    Tested: SoftGaff AccuMat – the ultimate in accuracy

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    In today’s world of outstretched arms, clever camera angles and noses that grow like the fabled puppet Pinocchio, a brag mat has become more important than ever before when recording your catches, checking for a PB and, most importantly, making sure your fish is bigger than your fishing buddy’s! That’s why we were so excited…

Latest Products

  • Boating, Motors

    Mercury 3.0L 150-270hp diesels

    Mercury has released a new line of 3.0L diesel engines for sterndrive, inboard and water-jet applications. Available in 150hp, 230hp and 270hp, these engines have been engineered to lead their class in several key attributes: acceleration; reliability; ease of installation and maintenance; and reduction in noise, vibration and harshness (NVH). “Mercury already has a class-leading diesel portfolio,…

  • Lures, Tackle

    Squidgy Bio Tough Crawler

    Since their launch in 2017, the Squidgies Bio Tough range of durable, stretchy and more environmentally-friendly bioplastics have made a big impact. From the sweet waters of the high country to our estuaries, bays and offshore, Bio Toughs are the go-to choice of many tournament and social fishers. This season, three new families of tails join…

  • Camping & 4WD

    Eagle Creek Cargo Hauler

    The Eagle Creek Cargo Hauler duffel is tough, lightweight and functional. Crafted from an extra durable, water-repellent coated Bi-Tech Armor Lite fabric, it has a fusion of technologies that merge optimum abrasion resistance with ultra-light carry technology. With a custom bartack reinforcement on all high stress points for efficient schlepping, one can simply lift and carry…

  • Lures, Tackle

    Ocean Born Flying Series

    Renowned tackle innovator Patrick Sébile has created a new company called A Band of Anglers, and the range includes some truly unique topwater lures. The Ocean Born Flying Series of Poppers and Pencills dramatically increase casting distance without sacrificing action or fish catching ability. Each model features side wings and low air friction ribs that allow them…

  • Boating, Motors

    New Mercury Pro XS models

    Mercury has announced multiple new Pro XS outboards – V-8 4.6L engines in 200, 225, 250 and 300hp, along with an all-new V-6 3.4L 175hp model. The new 200-300hp Pro XS models are built on Mercury’s new V-8 engine platform and boast a 4.6L powerhead that delivers phenomenal torque while weighing just 229kg. During testing, the…

  • Rods, Tackle

    Samaki Archer Rod Series

    The Samaki Archer series of rods hits the nail on the head with design and componentry. They are built on crisp matte black blanks which transmit the slightest of bites, and features include carbon locking rings with gold trim detail, composite AA Cork and Ultra Hard EVA grips plus the new Fuji Fazlite guides. The…

  • Camping & 4WD

    Aquayak Banjo

    Lightweight, extremely stable, easy to paddle and available in a wide range of colours, the Australian-made Banjo is the perfect gift for kids. Like all Aquayaks, the Banjo’s rugged, one-piece construction guarantees a lifetime of enjoyment. Designed to accommodate paddlers up to 65kg, the Banjo’s cockpit is deep moulded, lowering the centre of gravity, making…

  • Lures, Tackle

    Tango Shad 1m diver

    The Zerek 50mm Tango Shad 1m diver comes in floating only, and is ideal for all manner of estuary and freshwater fishing situations. There are 10 colours in the range, covering both natural and attractor patterns, including UV colours for maximum attraction. The 50mm Floating Tango Shad 1m diver has been an amazing success story in testing…

  • Lures, Tackle

    Strike Pro Guppie New Colours

    Strike Pro has released two new colours in its popular Guppie swimbait lures and spare tails. There are three crltails and 1 Paddletail in 5 colours to match the Guppie lures. The TrueGlide Guppie has been the gold standard for handmade wood glide baits throughout Europe and the U.S.A. The paint schemes incorporate using paint or…

  • Lures, Tackle

    Gulp Twin Tail

    New for 2018 is the Berkley Gulp Twin Tail. The Twin Tail has more moves than a bowl of worms! A minnow profile with a set of twin tails that flutter and swim at any speed. Based on the crazy legs jerkshad, the designers have downsized this deadly concept to bite-sized 3” and 4” models. With…

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