Latest in-depth reviews

  • Hooks, Indepth Reviews, Tackle

    Tested: Black Magic DX Hooks

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    Scroll down to watch video Last year I received an email from Fishing Monthly asking me if I would like to try out a new range of bait hooks – Black Magic DX Point hooks. Bait fishing is something that I really enjoy, yet I never seem to make a lot of time these days…

  • Boating, Electronics, Indepth Reviews

    Review: Evinrude iDock joystick control

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    Was it one of the worst kept secrets in the marine industry? Maybe. When I received an invite to Florida, USA, from Telwater (TW), Australia’s Evinrude distributor, the discussion went as follows. It may be paraphrased for simplicity and to not get in the way of a good story. SM: Cool – new, smaller G2…

  • Indepth Reviews, Latest Gear

    Review: Rapala Floating Aerator

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    Keeping fish alive in your boat can be a costly and fiddly exercise, but it doesn’t have to be! Whether you’re keeping bait alive, hoping to upgrade a fish destined for the dinner table or doing your best to weigh in a big bag of fish in a tournament, the guys at Rapala have you…

  • Indepth Reviews, Reels, Rods, Tackle

    Review: Cinnetic rods and reels

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    Until recently, the brand Cinnetic wasn’t one that I was familiar with. When the guys at Dogtooth Distribution approached me to try out some Cinnetic gear, I jumped at the chance to try something entirely new. I was given a Cinnetic Crafty Lagos Light game 2.10m rod and a Crafty CRB4 FD Hybrid 3500 reel –…

  • Boating, Electronics, Indepth Reviews

    Tested: Lowrance Elite 9Ti

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    My formative fishing years didn’t provide me with a lot of exposure to, or need for sounders or fish-finders. It wasn’t until several years later when I moved to the coast, with its unfamiliar and ever-changing saltwater environments, that I really started to see their value to the modern angler. My most recent move to…

Latest Products

  • Lures, Tackle

    Berkley Gulp Shrimp new colours

    Berkley Gulp 3” and 4” Shrimp now has new colours available. Just about all fish love to eat prawns, the Gulp Shrimp is a perfect choice to take advantage of this fact. They can be fished using different Nitro jigheads, depending on the situation, and the target species. Fish them on the bottom with short sharp…

  • Lures, Tackle

    Berkley Gulp 3” Mantis Shrimp New Colours

    The Berkley Gulp Mantis Shrimp now has new colours. The Mantis Shrimp was created and designed to look like a shrimp. It has a slender body, feelers at the front, and tiny legs that wriggle in the current or when moved. This life-like Mantis Shrimp can be rigged and fished with any technique you choose. Fish…

  • Lures, Tackle

    Berkley Gulp 10” Eel

    Berkley Gulp 10” Eel is the perfect shaped bait to mimic long and slender prey. At 10” long, it’s a big fish specialist. The eel tail-fin provides a subtle fluttering action on the drop that predators find hard to resist. Rig the Eel on a Nitro Saltwater Pro or Stealth jighead in the salt for big…

  • Lures, Tackle

    Berkley Gulp 6” Swimming Mullet

    The Berkley Gulp 6” is the big daddy Swimming Mullet. The Berkley Gulp Swimming Mullet’s ‘fat’ profile and flickering curl-tail is a deadly fish magnet, and is now available in 6” size for those big occasions. The swimming action of the large curl-tail, combined with an enticing ‘body roll’ at a slow retrieve, makes the 6”…

  • Lures, Tackle

    Berkley Gulp Minnow has new colours

    Berkley Gulp 3” and 4” Minnow has new natural and high vis colours available. The Berkley Gulp Minnow is one of the most popular soft bait lures on the market and for good reason, they work! Berkley Gulp Minnows are extremely effective when chasing any species that eats small baitfish. Bream, flathead, trevally, trout, bass, and the…

  • Reels, Tackle

    Penn Conflict II

    The runner-up for Best Combo at the 2017 AFTA Show was the Penn Conflict II and Regiment II. Incorporating a lightweight yet strong RR30 (Rigid Resin) body and rotor, the Conflict II can withstand the high pressures that braided lines and powerful fish generate, while being light enough to comfortably cast all day. Housed with the RR30…

  • Lures, Tackle

    Berkley PowerBait Gotam Shad

    Introducing the new Berkley PowerBait Gotam Shad. Its translucency, married with the inner mylar foil give it the appearance of a real live baitfish. The firmness has been carefully studied to get the best vibration from the paddle-tail, 3D eyes and micro sparkles complete this realistic shad. Available in 3” and 4” sizes and eight colours the…

  • Line, Tackle

    Sunline Siglon PE

    Sunline‘s newest braid, Siglon PE, offers superior performance at an affordable price. Made from EX-PE fibres, Siglon PE is a tightly woven braid that provides superior abrasion resistance, a very thin diameter for its breaking strain, and minimal stretch. It is very easy to manage, with a stiff yet ultra-smooth and round profile, and is available…

  • Lures, Tackle

    Berkley PowerBait Giant Ripple Shads unrigged

    The Berkley Powerbait Giant Ripple Shad features a sleek profile complete with extremely life-like details, including 3D eyes and natural translucent colours. The ribs or ripples extending all the way to the bait’s tail set it apart from other similar baits on the market, creating additional water disturbance and vibration as well as a larger surface…

  • Line, Tackle

    Berkley Fireline Ultra 8

    Berkley Fireline Ultra 8 delivers a line that is incredibly strong and abrasion-resistant yet long casting and user friendly, resisting wind knots like never before. Optimised for spin reels, Fireline Ultra 8 is ideal for all light to medium lure fishing applications. The unique fusing process using heat to molecularly bind thousands of Dyneema fibres gives…

2016 AFTA Trade Show

Check out these videos to go behind the scenes at the 2016 AFTA Tackle Trade Show – the premier event in the tackle industry calendar!


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