Latest in-depth reviews

  • Indepth Reviews, Rods, Tackle

    Tested: The sky’s the limit with Bone Voyage rods

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    In 2017 Bone fishing rods were introduced to Australia through the team at Wilson Fishing. There are a number of ranges and models available but my interest was sparked by the Voyage series of rods. It’s a travel rod series designed for the angler who doesn’t want to compromise with the gear they use while…

  • Indepth Reviews, Lures, Tackle

    Tested: Strike Pro Guppie sinking glidebait

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    Cooler nights and shorter days mean that the prime time to target big Murray cod on large lures is almost upon us. More and more anglers are getting out there and giving it a go using a growing range of lures, and I would like to add one to the list: the Strike Pro Guppie….

  • Indepth Reviews, Lures, Tackle

    Unique Yamashita Eginno Pyonpyon

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    Anybody who enjoys squid fishing, whether it is an obsession or an occasional flirtation, would or should know the Yamashita brand of squid jigs. Yamashita’s innovation is second to none, and the jigs in their various iterations are available at an affordable price. I have accumulated a significant collection of Yamashita jigs over the years. It…

  • Accessories, Indepth Reviews, Tackle

    McLaughlin’s Advanced Formula Berley

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    McLaughlin’s Bait and Berley have been producing quality bait and berley products since the late 1940s. During this time they have constantly worked to further improve the range and quality of the items they produce. In 2018 they introduced their latest innovation – the Advanced Formula range of berleys, which builds upon the success of…

  • 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…

  • Accessories

    Aluma-Pro Gripper

    Fish grippers help to handle toothy predators safely, and are a must for all serious anglers. Voted as AFTA’s 2014 Best in Show Fishing & Boating Accessory, the Rapala Aluma-Pro Gripper does it better than any other. This lip grip is built for easy one-handed operation; index finger trigger on the 9” model, thumb operated…

  • Accessories

    AFN Solar Tube

    The winner of this year’s Best Clothing Accessory was AFN (Australian Fishing Network) with their cool new Solar Tube. The quick drying, UV protection of Coolmax fabric makes these tubes great for any outdoor enthusiast. One size fits all in a seamless, streatchable fabric for ultimate comfort. The fabric absorbs and wicks moisture for those…

  • Accessories

    Plano 7237

    Plano’s 7237 tackle box is a durable and roomy solution for storing your fishing gear. This new tackle box includes three 3700 series organizers, along with two top access compartments and a bulk storage area in the base. Accessing your gear is easy, with a drop-down, quick-access door at the front. Customizable StowAway trays are easily interchangeable…

  • Lures, Videos

    ChinlockZ

    The ChinlockZ SWS (Snagless Weight System) has a chin lock to secure the plastic in place, and it also features a moulded weight on the belly of the hook. This aids in casting distance and creates a slow, natural, horizontal sink. Weedless rigging with the ChinlockZ SWS allows you to effectively fish over and through…

  • 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…

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