• Lures

    Heavier Black Magic Spinsect

    The original Spinsect lures have proven their effectiveness on a range of species, particularly flathead, bream, trout and salmon. Now, building on the successful formula of the 6g and 12g versions, Black Magic has released a heavier 28g model. It’s ideal for fishing the river mouths, in fast current or ultra-deep water when you need…

  • Rods

    Abu Garcia Salty Fighter

    Abu Garcia Salty Fighter Origin rods have been designed in Australia for the ultimate casting performance. Featuring the latest in Japanese rod design, quality components and striking cosmetics, they also represent good value for money. 30 ton graphite delivers a lightweight, sensitive and powerful blank. The lightweight properties of the SiC guide system retains blank…

  • Apparel

    Super light Tonic Slice

    Tonic Polarised Eyewear, the new leader in high quality fishing sunglasses, has launched the centrepiece of its Gen2 range. The new Slice lens is the thinnest and lightest polarised glass lens in the world. Founder and designer Doug Phillips said the line separating heavy glass from lighter plastic lenses was gone forever. “We haven’t compromised…

  • Lures

    Megabass Derby X

    The Derby X, one of the latest creations from Japanese lure maker Megabass, is a retro mouse imitation that’s set to be a hit with the cod brigade. This 3/4oz surface lure casts well due to its metal wings folding back during the retrieve. It wobbles enticingly along the top on a slow retrieve, making…

  • Lures

    Yamashita Live Search 490

    The Yamashita Live Search 490 jig has just been released, featuring Yamashita’s “490” glow sticker. This was developed in conjunction with university researchers in Tokyo, who determined the best light for squid to detect. Like other Live Search jigs, the 490 has a 600hz rattle. Yamashita discovered that squid can pick up sounds between 400hz…

  • Lures

    ZMan 10” HeroZ

    The new ZMan 10” HeroZ jerk bait is ideal for a wide range of big fish applications. Its buoyant ElaZtech construction makes it perfect for everything from walking across the surface through to weighting it to fish the depths, where its buoyancy and super-soft construction brings it to life on a jighead or paternoster rig….

  • Latest Gear, Lures

    Gin Clear and medium rare

    In response to popular demand, Halco Tackle has made its ghostlike R48 gin clear colour available in a number of new models. Formerly available in just the two smallest Roosta poppers, the colour has proven very popular with anglers around Australia, prompting the rapid expansion of the colour into more models. Anglers looking for finesse presentations…

  • Latest Gear, Reels

    Verto 3500 spin

    The popular Verto range, distributed by Austackle, has now been expanded to include a bigger model. Features include EVA power handle ergo grip as standard, 10+1 stainless steel bearings, 12kg of smooth drag power, stainless steel main shaft and gears, and the oversized arbor and spool that gives Verto its big casting ability. The line…

  • Latest Gear, Lures

    Jackall Gantarel

    At 70g and 160mm, the Jackall Gantarel is a seriously big lure for targeting big fish! The diving depth varies from the surface to about 1m, depending on your retrieve style. With a twitching action of the rod tip this lifelike lure can be made to turn around 180 degrees head-on into an approaching fish….

  • Latest Gear, Reels

    TD Battler spin reels

    To complement the popular TD Battler light tackle rods, Daiwa has introduced the ultimate reel: TD Battler, available in 2000, 2500 and 3000 sizes, from mid-spring 2015. The first thing you’ll notice when you pick up the Battler is its weight. The machined Zaion body and rotor is incredibly lightweight, strong and is completely corrosion…

2016 AFTA Trade Show

Check out these videos to go behind the scenes at the 2016 AFTA Tackle Trade Show – the premier event in the tackle industry calendar!

AFTA Show

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Episode 4

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