Fishing

Shimano Backbone Elite rods

shimano backbone rods

SHIMANO’S Backbone Elite rods have proven hugely popular with the offshore game fishing set, delivering a range of line class options at really good prices. And the 2018 line-up has just been given a well-deserved tweak. There are eight rods in all; a 10kg stick with fixed guides and a roller tip as well as three 15kg options in a …

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Making the most of mackerel season

mackerel season brunswick heads

Lewan and I were trying to skull drag our mackerel to the boat on many days and this often worked on the smaller fish but boy did we lose some. We pulled hooks, broke hooks, broke wire traces and broke the line in an effort to get the mackerel past the sharks. As annoying as it is not being able …

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Atomic Arrowz two-piece rods

atomic arrowz two-piece rods

ATOMIC Arrowz fishing rods launched in early 2017 and brought together highly advanced designs and the finest Fuji components assembled on a full-graphite blank. Designed originally as a series of one-piece rods, customer demand has seen the introduction of two-piece rods featuring all the same high-quality components. The focus has been on the Estuary, Offshore and Bream-specific models and ensuring …

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New positive results for white spot disease in Moreton Bay

Movement Control white spot positive results moreton bay

THE latest round of surveillance has been completed in the Moreton Bay area for white spot disease, with some initial tests returning positive results for the virus that causes white spot disease. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said the positive results were found in crab and prawn samples from the northern Moreton Bay region near the …

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Okuma Helios SX spin reel

okuma helios reel

IN recent years, Okuma has been busy developing new patented technologies and incorporating the latest cutting-edge materials to ensure the latest releases are both feature packed and high performance, while also offering anglers excellent value for money. One of these new releases from Okuma, the Helios SX spinning reel, is now available to Aussie anglers in 20, 30 and 40 …

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Gamakatsu Long-Shank Black hooks

gamakatsu long-shank hooks

IF you are a serious fisho, there’s only one hook choice and Gamakatsu is it. Gamakatsu hooks are the benchmark in high-quality, chemically sharpened Japanese steel fishing hooks and a black colour option has been added to the existing long-shank red. Long-shank hooks are versatile and perfect for worms, pipis, prawns and cut flesh baits either fished from a boat …

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Wilson Neoprene Waders

Wilson Neoprene Waders

WILSON has released Neoprene Chest and Hip Waders for the coming winter. Featuring a 4mm neoprene construction that is welded and glued to sturdy boots, they will go the distance. The Hip versions feature adjustable Velcro straps that hold the waders in place with the aid of a belt. Internally, all seams are covered for comfort and the boots are …

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Mustad XL Jig Wallet

mustad xl jig wallet

JIG fishing anglers will love the Mustad XL Jig Wallet, designed to accommodate all your jig fishing needs. The XL Jig Wallet contains storage pockets constructed from tough mesh to allow the jigs to breathe and dry, yet remain safe in transport and use. There are five extra-large jig slots that will take jigs up to 30cm, 18 jig slots …

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Bassday Sugar Deep 90 ‘Barra Tune’

bassday sugar deep barra tune

JAPAN produces some of the most lifelike lures available anywhere in the world and the Bassday Sugar Deep 90 ‘Barra Tune’ is no exception, except this time it’s been tuned for Aussie conditions. This realistic 90mm jerkbait is available in seven fish-attracting colours covering everything from clear to dirty water, making it ideal for inland dams on the barra trail …

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Shimano Stella FJ spin reel

shimano stella fj spin reels

IT might seem like only yesterday, but it’s actually been 26 years since the first Shimano Stella spin reels hit the market. Since then, we’ve seen massive improvements with each technical makeover they have received, and that tradition continues with the latest release, the FJ series. It’s hard to know where to start, given that so much technology has been …

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