Latest in-depth reviews

  • 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…

  • 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…

Latest Products

  • 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…

  • Boating, Electronics

    Lowrance Elite

    Lowrance has announced the next-generation of Elite fishfinder/chartplotters, the Elite-7 and Elite-5 CHIRP series. The new affordable series adds CHIRP sonar to its builtin Broadband Sounder and DownScan Imaging fishfinder technologies. CHIRP sonar produces greater sensitivity, improved target resolution and superior noise rejection. The Elite CHIRP line-up includes 5” and widescreen 7” fishfinder/chartplotter models as well…

  • Motors

    Mercury Verado 200hp Pro

    The new Verado 200hp Pro FourStroke delivers the incredible acceleration and top speed of all the Mercury Pro series outboards along with the quiet and smooth operation of the Mercury Verado. The 200hp Pro is built on the reliable six cylinder Verado platform. It also features Mercury Marine’s 4.8” Verado gearcase with a smaller hydrodynamic profile,…

  • Accessories

    Lone Star G3- 1000SD

    Lone Star Marine’s new G3-1000SD winch boasts 3200kg of holding power for vessels to 8m. This compact unit (featuring a 250mm drum) has been designed for larger boats with a smaller mounting area. It offers a fast drop and retrieve rate of up to 130ft per minute on the smaller frame, without any loss of…

  • Electronics

    Humminbird ION Series

    Humminbird ION Series Multi- Function Displays offer a multitude of modular technological possibilities. From Humminbird’s complete arsenal of leading-edge sonar to their highdefinition radar and full slate of cartography solutions, the choice is yours. The ION10 Multi-Touch dominates the competition with high-speed ethernet networking, wireless connectivity and full NMEA 0183/2000 support. From black box sonar and powerful radar to AutoPilot integration and even…

  • Accessories

    HeadlockZ HD now in 4/0

    TT Lures HeadlockZ HD Jigheads are renowned for their brutally strong, Mustad chemically sharpened, black nickel hook and unique locking grub keeper. This grub keeper has been designed to lock all soft plastic brands, including the 10X Tough ZMan plastics, securely in place. Now the AFTA award winning TT Lures HeadlockZ HD jigheads are available in…

  • Accessories

    Alvey rod holders

    Carrying rods in a bull bar style rod holder can be distracting to the driver of the vehicle. The new Alvey Rod Holders are different. They attach to the ends of your cross bar roof rack system and keep your rod and reel combos rigged ready to fish on the side of the vehicle. The rod…

  • Accessories

    Flashing gang hooks

    Designed in Australia and the first of its kind, Flashing Gang Hooks combine innovation and design to create a unique hook system that is sure to attract any fish’s attention. Flashing Gang Hooks combine the traditional ganged hooks with tied flashing material. The flashing material grabs the fish’s eye as it glitters in the water, while…

  • Accessories

    Evakool Platinum

    Evakool celebrates its 20th Anniversary with the launch of its new range of 12V upright fridge-freezers. Platinum fridge-freezers maintain freezer temperatures of up to -15ºC in ambient temperatures in excess of 45ºC. That level of performance has earned the Platinum series the maximum climate class rating of Tropical +. Powered by a 12V compressor, with insulated walls…

  • Lures

    SKT Magnum

    Big lures catch big fish, so Lucky Craft and Skeet Reese have teamed up to create the Lucky Craft SKT Magnum for what Skeet calls, “crankbait fishing on steroids”! These lures are fitted with a precisely designed bib to produce less pull, so you can burn them back to the boat all day without wearing out…

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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