Fishing

Fish Inc. Winglet

fish inc lures winglet

THE Winglet is the ‘little bullet’, with the weight for long casts and a small profile to match the hatch. It has been designed following the popularity of Fish Inc. Lures’ Wing sinking stickbait, with a smaller profile made possible via the solid zinc body that also provides the weight for casting. At 87mm long, it is a bite size …

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Ecooda X Compact baitcast reel

THE Ecooda X Compact’s low-profile style and sleek gunmetal grey cosmetics ooze quality and sophistication. Built on a strong, one-piece aluminium frame with precisely machined brass gears and a CNC-machined aluminium spool, these reels are built to handle anything from cagey bass to impoundment barra. With 6+1 stainless steel ball bearings, carbon fibre drag washers and a magnetic cast control …

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Pearl perch offshore from Brisbane

Bay pearlies

I use a very similar technique with plastics but I like to make the soft plastic fall as slowly as possible by keeping in contact with it and lowering it using the rod tip.  I’m not sure why but it has worked plenty of times for me, especially with nice high lifts similar to those when using jigs. Lure choice …

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Fishing creeks and rivers around Hinchinbrook Island

hinchinbrook creeks

I’ve also been exploring the upper Herbert River as a location from which to run a future charter where we will spend two days casting lures for sooty grunter, barramundi, mangrove jack and jungle perch. The plan is to put the boats in upriver, drift fish down to a little cabin on the banks of the river and pull up, …

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New Alvey Ripfighter surf reel

alvey ripfighter

THE perfect choice for any experienced Alvey user who enjoys targeting bread and butter species using light-action surf rods, the Ripfighter62 features a narrow, shallow spool on a lightweight graphite back and balances beautifully on any low-mount 10’6” to 12’ light surf rod. Featuring a slightly thinner spindle than the 600B and a long-life stainless steel bush, this new 625BRRT …

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Sunshine Coast snapper

Sunshine Coast snapper

This jig has a wide flutter action that reef fish find irresistable, and when selecting the perfect weight, I find a gram per metre to be the general rule of thumb. Both Davo’s shops stock a great range of micro jigs, so call in and see the teams for all your micro jigging needs. The last of the mackerel have …

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A perfect oppor-tuna-ty to celebrate an important global fish

global fish tuna

WORLD Tuna Day – being celebrated today – is an opportunity to acknowledge one of the most popular and widely consumed fish in the world. Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Anne Ruston said World Tuna Day also promoted the sustainable management of global tuna stocks. “Those of us who love tuna also want to ensure future generations can …

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Murray cod off to a flying start

Murray cod

With Copeton open to anglers 12 months of the year with no Murray cod closed season, the economy it generates through the fishing industry is massive. Lure makers are working overtime to keep up to Copeton’s demanding anglers and the monster fish that will happily straighten your trebles or cause some form of damage to your lure. Copeton has found …

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Wilson Venom Barra Spin rod

wilson venom barra spin

THE Wilson Venom Barra Spin is a brilliant 6kg spin stick designed for those fishing tight structure with spin gear. With a light tip to allow for easy casting, the Barra Spin is a 5’9” spin stick with plenty of backbone to deal back the punishment fish including barra, threadfin, mangrove jack and fingermark like to dish out. Rated for …

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Bagley Minnow B 05

bagley minnow b 05

THE Bagley Minnow B 05 is a shallow-diving fish slayer, with an irresistible action and internal rattle chambers. It is a 5” floating jerk minnow with Bagley’s legendary action and internal rattle chambers that call fish to the lure. Twitch it and pause it to attract brutal surface strikes, or punch, roll and pause it sub-surface to draw fish out of …

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