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…

  • Lures

    ZMan Scented PaddlerZ

    ZMan Scented PaddlerZ are a realistic baitfish profile that are available in nine colours and 4” and 5” models to suit your favourite medium to large predatory species. They have already proven to be dynamite on flathead, snapper, mulloway, barramundi, mangrove jack and more. The segmented tail design of the PaddlerZ creates maximum action with minimal…

  • Accessories, Videos

    New Tonic styles

    Tonic Polarised Eyewear added two new high-fashion frame styles to its range of high-performance sunglasses: the Torquay and Cove. “The new models are for people who want all the Tonic performance, but prefer a more cosmopolitan style,” said Tonic founder Doug Phillips. Mr Phillips said the new models were available with the same range of lens options…

  • Accessories

    The Stubby Strip

    Aussie Brett Gresham developed the Stubby Strip to provide a convenient new way to carry beer and other beverages. It’s designed for the times when you just want to have ‘a couple of drinks’ – perhaps you’re in the car, watching footy at a mate’s place or having a BBQ at the park – but…

  • Accessories

    Live Bait Sliders

    Online retailer specialtyfishing.com.au has added new innovative live bait sliders to their list of products. Made in South Africa, these sliders are all about quality, strength and attention to detail. Two styles are available, a Live Bait Slider (no spring) that allows your live bait to swim up and down your main line and a Non-Return…

  • Accessories

    PROX lip grips

    Specialty Fishing continues to expand on their range of quality products with the PROX Fish Catcher Long and Fish Catcher 2 lip grips, imported direct from Japan. Fish Catcher grips are made of a combination of stainless steel, aluminium and carbon fibre. This makes them strong, lightweight and, with their ergonomically designed handle, an absolute pleasure…

  • Accessories

    Magellan eXplorist

    The waterproof Magellan eXplorist range of outdoor GPS gives anglers the right tools to keep them on track and get them back to their starting point safely. The eXplorist 610 and 710 include highly detailed Summit Series Australia Topographic maps that enable anglers to see and navigate inland river and lake systems. The maps also provide…

  • Rods

    Shimano Black Terez Rods

    Shimano’s Terez series was launched back in 2012 with much deserved fanfare, as here was a complete range of rods designed with the right tapers, actions and componentry to fish braided lines to the absolute hilt. Now Shimano has released a completely new series for the 2014 season, with one major difference — this time they’re…

  • Reels

    Shimano Spheros SW

    The Spheros series of spin reels has been given a full makeover. The previous FB series were reliable work horses, while the new ones have increased creature comforts for improved performance, while still remaining a gutsy, no-nonsense reel. New features include X-Ship and X-Shield. The former sees a larger cold-forged drive gear and a double bearing…

  • Lures

    Williamson Popper

    The Williamson Popper Pro takes the traditional popping action to the next level and produces extraordinary results. At a length of 130mm, the streamlined profile of the lure opens up a range of surface fishing options to all anglers. You can pop, bloop, slash and stall the lure to mimic a frantically fleeing baitfish across…

  • 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 ergonomic…

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