Tag Archives: 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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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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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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How to improve your flathead catch rate (tips for Flathead Classic)

I found the in-line singles didn’t pick up the weed as easily as trebles, however it was a little more difficult to shake the weed loose when it was picked up. The front size 1 hook never found its mark in any of the fish, so next trip I will be removing the front hook altogether. On the rear I …

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Richmond River producing at Ballina

Things are finally starting to settle down after the horrendous weather of June and July and the Richmond River is getting a chance to clean up after yet another flood. Some large tides over the past few weeks have certainly helped speed up the process, which has allowed plenty of fish to make their way back upriver. A sharp drop in …

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Mackerel, tailor, trevally, queenfish around Bundaberg

LOOKING at the latest forecast, things around the Bundaberg area may come good for some offshore fishing, so fingers crossed. Also, keep an eye on the latest forecast before heading out, as the predicted northerlies can be unpredictable. The mouths of most of the rivers have been fishing well with some school mackerel, tailor and a mix of trevally and …

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ChinlockZ and SnakelockZ Finesse jig heads

AS more anglers discover the benefits of weedless rigging when fishing in and around weed, mangroves, fallen timber and other structure, it was only natural that Tackle Tactics would receive requests for weedless jig heads to suit smaller plastics. This has seen the addition of ChinlockZ Finesse and SnakelockZ Finesse jig heads to TT Lures’ current weedless range that includes …

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Targeting bream and flathead in Lake Macquarie

For flathead, large (100-150mm) silver and black plastics that resemble mullet or even white plastics with some orange on the gills are a good choice. If targeting bream, 2” Gulp Shrimp in Pepper Prawn are fantastic. Your large plastics might even land you a good size jew, so cast until your shoulders hurt and good luck. One recent afternoon I took …

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