Latest in-depth reviews

  • Indepth Reviews, Line, Tackle

    It’s a Daiwa J-Braid Grand life

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    Last year I was lucky enough to be sent a Daiwa Tatula baitcasting rod and reel combo to have a play with, and inside the box was a spool of the original J-Braid x4 line to fill it with. For a 4-ply braid which was certainly at the lower end of retail pricing in tackle…

  • 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…

Latest Products

  • Accessories

    Gamakatsu Baitholder Black

    The baitholder pattern is a freshwater standard, but also is incredibly popular in saltwater for estuary species such as bream. Thanks to the use of high quality steel (like all Gamakatsu hooks) the Gamakatsu Baitholder is pin sharp due to the unique chemical sharpening process.  Key to its success is the addition of two barbs on…

  • Reels

    Shimano Curado I baitcaster

    The latest Curado release, the I series, sees this evergreen reel tricked up even further. X-Ship is a big inclusion. Supporting the pinion gear at both ends with two of the five SA-RB bearings the reel comes with, a bigger drive gear and increased gearing efficiency results in ultra light rotation of the swept aluminium handle…

  • Accessories

    Storm in a Pack-up-Cup

    Pioneers of the outdoor dining world, Light My Fire, have pushed the envelope yet again with their latest flourish of creativity. The Pack-up-Cup is a set to sit alongside other LMF classics like the Spork, and the FireKnife as an essential bit of kit for outdoor lovers. Light My Fire operates by a simple ethos: ‘Think wild,…

  • Rods

    Daiwa Commander Spin

    Daiwa’s Commander spin series rods feature Daiwa’s legendary HVF blank technology. Refined and rugged, these blanks have maximum graphite density, are incredibly sensitive and are light and responsive. Megatop and V Joint technology combine with HVF to make the Commander’s design and function second to none. The AGS (Air Guide System) guides have a unique graphite…

  • Rods

    Zerek Thannatus rods

    The new Zerek Thannatus is not only a beautiful looking rod but is perfect for lure fishing. The new Xtreme Control Quattro X Loop blank technology delivers a very strong yet durable blank, with a sensitive tip for a lovely feel and finesse. The intelligent technology of the rods is paired with beautiful craftsmanship using a custom…

  • Accessories

    Low-light Tonic Neon

    Australian company  Tonic Polarised Eyewear has released a Neon lens formulated for bright, reflection-free vision in low-light conditions. The ideal ‘winter lens’, it’s available in Tonic’s Rush and Shimmer styles. Neon has been developed by Tonic founder Doug Phillips for sight fishing in shadows, fog, and dawn and dusk. Doug said people were amazed by Neon’s ability…

  • Lures

    DUO Realis Rozante 63SP

    The Realis Rozante 63SP is one of the latest models to be added to the expanding range of quality lures from Japanese manufacturer DUO. The Rozante is essentially a smaller version of the popular 120SP. At 63mm in size the Rozante is perfect for bream, bass and trout, and it comes in a host of colours. Action wise,…

  • Lures

    Tassie Devil colours

    Tasmanian company Wigston’s Lures has released 11 new Tassie Devil colours, which are available now. These new arrivals include a special KG lure in memory of a much-loved staff member of distributor JM Gillies, Ken Gangell, who passed away earlier this year. Keep an eye out for the new colours in your favourite tackle store. Price:…

  • Lures

    Flashers Hooks

    The Flashers hook is the perfect hook for making your own paternoster rigs when fishing the reefs or sand flats. They are designed in specific fish-attracting colours tied to a chemically sharpened circle hook. The tied flashing material catches the attention of the fish while the super sharp circle hook ensures that the fish is hooked…

  • Accessories

    Mustad Fastach Clip

    The new Mustad Ultrapoint Fastach single piece clips are a game changer for Australian anglers. The Mustad Fastach clip saves you leader and time – you just twist and change your lure. It really is the simplest method of changing lures and jigs you’ve ever seen. These clips are made with strong stainless steel wire with…

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