Fishing

TT Lures HeadlockZ Extreme

THE recent growth in larger soft plastics, including Z-Man’s 8” Mag SwimZ and 10” HeroZ, has led to requests for jig heads that are both designed to rig effectively in these larger plastics and be capable of handling the fish that eat them. Enter the next-level in TT Lures’ award-winning HeadlockZ range, the HeadlockZ Extreme. HeadlockZ Extreme jig heads are …

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Zerek Barra X Pro

THE popular Zerek Barra X has undergone a serious upgrade, creating the Barra X Pro series. This series has been built with extra strength in mind because the target species include mulloway, barramundi and Murray cod. The Barra X Pro also has a magnetic cast system that gives the lure incredible casting distance and accuracy as well as unique underwater …

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New TT Lures BuzzlockZ

CALL fish to your soft plastic or other lure and enjoy the brutal surface strikes triggered by the TT Lures BuzzlockZ. BuzzlockZ feature a clear, four-bladed buzz blade designed to create water movement, noise and a bubble trail that attracts predators and triggers brutal strikes. They come fitted with a TT Lures ChinlockZ SWS jig head to lock your soft …

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Shimano Stradic CI4+ series

SHIMANO’S durable and award-winning Stradic CI4+ series of spin reels has been given a total revamp for the upcoming season. Packed with the sort of features discerning light line anglers get excited about, the 2500CI4+ FB model won the Best New Reel Category at the recent Australian Fishing Trade Show on the Gold Coast. This reel series is all about …

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Switchbait flathead fishing shirt

THE Switchbait flathead fishing shirt is here. Flathead are Australia’s favourite species and without argument one of the tastiest estuary inhabitants. This Switchbait creation features the dusky flathead exploding from the sand on a weed-lined flat. Fish longer and jig stronger! The Switchbait performance fishing polo has been tested on the water in Aussie conditions, and Switchbait shirts will keep you …

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Wilson Venom Stickbait rod

THE 7’11”, two-piece Venom Stickbait rods are built on a Venom-patented high-modulus graphite blank coupled with Fuji Silicone K guides to give exceptional casting performance. The softer tip of the Venom Stickbait rods, when compared to the Venom Popping series, gives better action to stickbaits and allows the angler to work the lures through calm and rough conditions perfectly. Tested …

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Bundaberg systems producing flathead and whiting

Lake Monduran fired this week during the northerly winds, with good numbers of big barra up to 104cm being taken.  Most were caught around the “B” section of the dam on Jackall Squirrels fished tight to the edge of the timber.  If the northerlies keep up the barra fishing will only get better. Hopefully the weather and wind will be …

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Up to $121,900 fines: Barra off limits in the Gulf of Carpentaria

FISHERS are being reminded that barramundi will be off limits in the Gulf of Carpentaria from midday 7 October 2016 until midday 1 February 2017. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol (QBFP) acting district manager Tony Loader said the closure was in place to protect barramundi stock during their vulnerable spawning season. “Barramundi typically aggregate in one area to spawn, making …

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Perfect fishing weather for the long weekend

WITH it being the last week of the school holidays families were out in force along the Noosa River. After last week’s rain the water now has a bit of colour to it and the fish seem to be feeding that bit more aggressively. Large flathead are still in great numbers and taking soft plastics like the River2Sea Chase Baits, …

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Gearing up to catch mangrove jack

My favourite snags are the ones out in the middle of the river that have washed down in previous floods and become wedged on the bottom. These snags rarely get fished and often hold good schools of jacks, including some really great fish over 50cm. I like to vertically jig these snags. Most of them are in deep water of …

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