Impoundment barra in full swing

The weeks after the event saw the fishing turn around and the impoundment barra come right on the chew. Young Damien Mills from Tamworth stayed for a week at Faust and was straight into the action with his first barra going 106cm after it inhaled a Zerek Flat Shad. With Damien was his good mate David Masters, who upgraded his …

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New Quantum Smoke Inshore rods

 QUANTUM has followed the success of its Smoke Inshore spin and baitcast reels with a range of impressive multi-modulus graphite rods designed specifically for Australia’s most popular sportfishing techniques. The Quantum Smoke Inshore rod range reflects the Quantum hallmarks of technology, quality and fishing performance and offers rods ideal for bream, flathead, whiting, snapper, barramundi and many other estuary, inshore …

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Cone claims 2016 Atomic Championship

However, the scales read 2.31kg in what seemed like a slow-motion moment, and Garry won in front of a cheering crowd. Garry will also be travelling to the US to compete in the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship come November. He will be representing Australia as a co-angler in the global format tournament. This honour sees two incredible young guns heading over …

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Fishers fined $7000 for 798 red claw tails

TWO recreational fishers from Townsville who were found with eight times the legal possession limit of red claw have each been fined $3500. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol district officer Robert Ibell said officers found 798 red claw tails in a freezer at a Kidston Dam (far north Queensland) campsite in June 2015. “The possession limit for red claw is …

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New Fin-Nor Biscayne rods

FIN-NOR Biscayne spin and overhead reels have long been known for offering durability and value and now Biscayne fans have a range of tough saltwater rods to match with their favourite reels. Biscayne rods are built on powerful, thick-walled blanks with a genuine integrated clear solid tip for excellent durability and fish-fighting power. Each Biscayne rod is fitted with heavy-duty …

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Kayaking for Gold Coast mangrove jack

Your gear will cop a lot and I’ve had endless trouble with my Daiwa Tatula baitcast reel. My usual kayak partner in crime, Brad, has also had the same issues. When chasing jacks, 20-25lb braid will be sufficient, coupled with a 1.5m, 40lb leader. While on leaders, there has been a lot of talk lately about the FG knot and …

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Fishing the transition period on the Gold Coast

Over the next month or so, as the transition period continues, you really have to hedge your bets as to what to target and maybe even change plans once you are out on the water because you can connect to anything from a snapper to a marlin, all on the same spot. The highlight over the past month was feeding …

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Zerek Hy-Braid

Available in 150m and 300m spools, Zerek Hy-Braid is a truly unique braided offering unlike anything else on the market. For more information, visit

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