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…

  • Rods

    Lox Hybrid technology

    Following extensive research and development, renowned rod manufacturer Lox has developed a revolutionary new carbon wrap process that delivers dramatic performance gains. It’s called Hybrid Wrap Technology. The secret is the manual wrapping of alternate densities and shapes of pre-preg within the blank, producing a blank with a noticeably different texture and pattern. “The process is very…

  • Accessories

    Shimano Exage mono

    Shimano Exage monofilament is an extra strong, high quality Japanese line, which is perfect for many Aussie fishing conditions and species as well. A clear blue in colour, it features low memory so it lies on reel spools neatly, and exhibits high knot strength. It is perfect for anything from fine line breaming with bait, float…

  • Accessories

    Fish Arrow Spine Hook

    The Spine Hook from Decoy Fishing Arrow was born as a new way of rigging the flash J plastics. It is the reaction of this ultimate rig that can turn finicky fish into feeding fish. Simply twitching the rod tip causes an  unpredictable spiral fall to imitate a baitfish dying!  The Fish Arrow Spine Hook comes…

  • Lures

    Beardy’s Shrimp

    Beardy’s Lures are the brainchild of Daniel Beard. His new Beardy’s Shrimp is a handmade timber lure he produces in Beaconsfield, Melbourne, Victoria. This very distinctive looking lure is a must have for any native freshwater angler and wouldn’t be out of place in the salt as well. Designed around the characteristics of a real prawn,…

  • Reels

    COMMANDER baitcaster

    The new Commander series features Daiwa’s legendary HVF graphite blank technology.  HVF (High Volume Fibre) combines precise resin control with unidirectional graphite fibre to produce a blank that is incredibly sensitive, light and responsive.  AGS (Air Guide System) features a unique graphite frame that’s more sensitive, lighter, and stronger than metal, and more rigid than any…

  • Accessories

    Sufix NanoBraid

    Get ready for the new level of Nano line feel and performance with Sufix NanoBraid. By utilising their innovative Wide Angle Braiding Technology, Sufix has been able to produce a tighter braiding weave that is super strong and silky smooth. Four densely braided Dyneema fibres have combined expertly to deliver a high pitch-count that produces consistent…

  • Accessories

    Tonic Blue Mirror

    Tonic Polarised Eyewear, the new leader in high quality fishing sunglasses, has released a special Blue Mirror Limited Edition. Available in Tonic’s popular Evo and Shimmer frame styles, the Limited Edition is a stylish solution for high-glare conditions. The Blue Mirror lenses were developed for Australian anglers and outdoor enthusiasts, and share their high-tech optics with all…

  • Reels

    Megabass Gaus SW

    The Megabass Gaus 20X and 30X saltwater spinning reels are perfect for estuary to light offshore use for bream, flathead, kingfish and snapper and other reef species. They also excel at other types of fishing courtesy of their high compression carbon composite body, offering unparalleled rigidity with an ultra light feel. Both sizes feature the magnetic…

  • Lures

    New ZMan colours

    The ZMan 4” StreakZ Curly TailZ features a large curl tail and baitfish body, with belly slot for weedless rigging or adding scent. It appeals to a range of species, from flathead to bass and jewies to big snapper. It is constructed from ElaZtech, which has 10X Tough construction, is super-soft and flexible, and has…

  • Reels

    Okuma Ozmodo

    Designed to combat Australia’s harsh saltwater conditions, the Ozmodo steps out with a full aluminium gearing system that is incredibly strong and exceptionally lightweight. With ABEC-5 spool bearings making up the bearing system, the Ozmodo delivers lasting power and performance.  The low-profile design of the reel and soft touch handle grips make the Ozmodo extremely…

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