Latest in-depth reviews

  • 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…

  • 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…

Latest Products

  • Lures, Videos

    HeadlockZ

    The HeadlockZ HD River & Estuary Value Pack contains five each of 1/16oz 2H, 1/12oz 1H, 1/8oz 1/0H, 1/6oz 2/0XH and 1/4oz 3/0XH HeadlockZ HD jigheads in a quality tackle tray. It offers great value for those who fish the rivers and estuaries, is ideal for those wanting to get into soft plastics fishing and…

  • Accessories, Videos

    Longreach Surf Rig

    The Black Magic Longreach Surf Casting Rig has been cleverly designed to extend your casting distance in the surf. The secret is the aerodynamic design. Traditionally, a basic surf rig consists of a ball sinker with a pilchard a foot away from it, and this tumbles through the air as you cast it. The Longreach rig,…

  • Lures

    Balista S-Pop

    The Balista S-Pop wreaks surface havoc with a combination of large pops and big fizz from the holographic gills. Water squeezes through the gills on every pop, leaving a traceable trail of bubbles. It’s engineered to offer as many strike-generating features as possible, allowing the Balista S-Pop to generate a strike when nothing else can….

  • Lures, Videos

    Halco C-Gar

    The Halco C-Gar is a weighted stickbait designed for use on the surface for species such as Australian salmon, tailor and queenfish. Alternatively, it can be fished sub-surface for all tuna species, mackerel and other predatory fish. The lure action is less splashy than a popper however the unique nose and weighting ensures long casting ability…

  • Electronics

    Colour sounder <$150

    The most affordable colour fishfinder ever introduced, the new Lowrance Elite-3x includes a dual-frequency 83/200kHz Broadband Sounder transducer and features an LED-backlit display with detailed 240×360-pixel resolution that’s easy to see in full sunlight from wide viewing angles. The Elite-3x allows anglers to quickly and easily identify fish targets, bottom contour, structure detail, bottom hardness, thermoclines…

  • Boating

    Stacer 509 Sea Runner

    Stacer’s new Sea Runner Range includes three models – the 509, 539 and 579 – all featuring a walk around cabin.  Built tough, the popular 509 Sea Runner features 3mm bottomsides, and rated to 115hp this cabin is made for cruising through bays, lakes and estuaries. With room for up to seven people, it has…

  • Motors

    Minn-Kota 55lb PowerDrive

    With the increasing popularity of deep V boats with higher freeboard being fitted with Minn-Kota electric motors, Minn-Kota has responded by introducing a 54” shaft. Replacing the previous 601450 and 601484 models, the Minn-Kota Saltwater PowerDrive 55lb, 54” SP motor (RT 55SP) is supplied standard with full function foot pedal, giving the user accurate control, power…

  • Boating

    Bar Crusher HTP

    Bar Crusher has launched its new Hard Top Pilothouse (HTP) series of offshore Fishing Weapons. Incorporating three models – 670HTP, 730HTP and 780HTP – this series offers the ultimate in protection from the weather, as well as the opportunity to stay overnight, with fully-enclosed cabins, toilets and other comforts. The flagship 780HTP has plenty of space…

  • Accessories

    Compact rescueME EPIRB

    Ocean Signal has introduced the world’s most compact EPIRB, the Category/Class 3 rescueME EPIRB1, which features a 30% reduction in size compared to other EPIRBs. The new rescueME EPIRB1 measures 178mm (height with antenna stowed) by 89mm and weighs 422g. It’s manually activated and can be easily retained within its manual release bracket or placed…

  • Boating

    Tournament amm 7800

    The Tournament 7800 is AMM’s latest 7.8m rig, designed by Barton Thomas. With features including a separate toilet and shower cubicle; heat insulation, exceptional cabin sound insulation; a fresh, hot water system; a fridge freezer running on solar panels, the boat was launched with twin 200hp Yamaha G series outboards fed from a fuel capacity of…

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