Latest in-depth reviews

  • 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…

  • Indepth Reviews, Lures, Tackle

    Field testing Wilson’s new Zereks

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    There’s a huge range of soft plastics on the market, and all of their different designs have not come about by accident; rather they are the result of extensive research and development. The one thing I really like about plastics is that they are continually evolving, and a look at the new range of Wilson’s…

  • Apparel, Indepth Reviews

    The Costa advantage

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    US-based sunglass and apparel brand Costa Del Mar have been in the premium eyewear game since 1983, and have been available here in Australia for many years. They have gone through a lot of very important and sometimes industry-defining changes in that time. The range is now bigger, the quality is better, the price tag…

  • Indepth Reviews, Line, Tackle

    CFS PE8 Fish Floss – how sweet it is

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    Wading your way through the multitude of braided fishing lines on the market can be quite a task for any angler. There are products that cover all price points, and price doesn’t always relate to quality. When it comes to choosing a braided line, there are a number of questions to ask yourself before you purchase….

Latest Products

  • Accessories, Boating

    GME MT600G EPIRB

    GME has released the MT600G, an EPIRB with improved GPS functionality ensuring faster location in an emergency situation. The MT600G features a 10 year battery life and advanced self testing capability, giving users greater peace of mind. Features include a 66 channel GPS receiver which reduces the search area to less than 100m radius, and a…

  • Electronics

    Software Upgrade

    Lowrance has announced enhanced navigational functionality for its HDS Gen2 and HDS Gen2 Touch range. This functionality provides Easy Routing from C-MAP and Autorouting from Navionics. Users can now easily and automatically create the shortest, safe route based on selected start and end points to plan a route. Routes are shown overlaid on the chart, highlighting…

  • Boating

    Black Rhino Boats

    Black Rhino Boats was born from the concept that Australia’s boating industry was suffering from the same old, same old syndrome, so we teamed up with world renowned, award winning boat designer, Scott Robson to produce a range of plate boats. Here at Black Rhino we are manufacturing fresh boats with a contemporary style that is…

  • Motors

    New Mercury Diesels

    Mercury Diesel has released new 150hp and 170hp variants of its 2L Inline-4 platform. Mercury’s innovative technology provides increased power-to-weight ratios, cleaner starts and less noise, while eliminating the smoke and smell often associated with diesel engines. Very reliable, compact and robust, the new engines are available as both inboards and sterndrives, and are fully compatible…

  • Electronics

    Humminbird Onix

    The new Onix series GPS/fishfinders feature high end, super high resolution multi-functional displays. The touchscreens have a gesture based interface called Cross Touch, which allows you to perform functions by making swiping gestures, like you would with a smartphone or tablet. The displays are ultra sharp XGA LCD. Both the 8SI (8.4” screen) and 10SI…

  • Boating

    Avenger Sports

    New to the Sea Jay range is the Avenger Sports side console series. Available in both painted and non-painted versions, it features plate 3mm bottom and sides (aside from the 4.25 model, which has 3.0mm bottom and 2.5mm sides). There are six Avengers available: the 4.25, 4.4, 4.55, 4.85, 5.0 and 5.35. Fitted with plenty of…

  • Accessories

    Talon Electric Anchor Spike

    The Minn Kota Talon quickly and quietly stops and positions your boat in depths down to 12ft. Operating from the boat’s existing battery setup, the Talon vertically deploys its three stage telescopic spike with the wireless remote and without the fish-spooking noise of a traditional anchor. When not in use, the lightweight Talon can be…

  • Accessories

    Fuel-saving Enertia props

    Developed by Mercury to maximise fuel economy at cruising speeds, the new Enertia ECO propellers have shown in testing to cut fuel use by 10%. Available in three pitches (19, 21, and 23), all Enertia ECO propellers have a 16” diameter, compared to normal propeller designs which decrease in diameter as the pitch increases. Enertia…

  • Electronics

    Catch a deal with Lowrance

    Starting from May 1, Lowrance customers will receive a free 83/200 skimmer and StructureScan transducer with all HDS Gen2 Touch models, and a free 83/200 skimmer transducer and StructureScan kit with HDS-8 and HDS-10 Gen2 models (HDS-7 Gen2 units come with a free 83/200 skimmer transducer only). This is up to $90 0 RRP of…

  • Motors

    White Verado 300

    In addition to standard Phantom Black, Mercury Marine will now offer 300hp Verado outboards in two shades of white – Cold Fusion and Warm Fusion. Of course, boat owners have always had the ability to customise their engine or boat, but now they have the choice of buying a factory manufactured colour, which is a…

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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