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  • Indepth Reviews, Line, Lures, Rods, Tackle

    Perfect timing for the 2019 flathead season

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    The flathead season on Australia’s east coast hits its peak in Southeast Queensland in late September, and the action filters its way south as water temperatures increase in December and January. Anglers all the way to bottom of East Gippsland in Victoria, and the southern coast of Western Australia, head out looking to tussle with…

  • 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…

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  • 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…

  • Lures

    Ecogear PP 60F

    The PP 60F is a new addition to the Ecogear premium hard baits range. This new arrival is a topwater popper lure, and its large cup-face makes an attractive popping sound on the top of the water to attract any predator fish in the area. When you make quick rod twitches, the popping sounds emitted by…

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