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  • 2016 generation black rod

    May 29, 2016 • COMPARE, REVIEWS

    Quick look: 2015 vs 2016 Generation black rods
  • bream fishing melbourne around structure

    May 5, 2016 • GUIDE, TECHNIQUES

    Piers, Pylons and Pontoons – Targeting bream around man made structure
  • Daiwa Evo 8 braid

    May 3, 2016 • REVIEWS

    REVIEW: Daiwa Tournament 8 braid Evo
  • daiwa 2016 certate 2004

    April 23, 2016 • REVIEWS

    IDA FIRST LOOK: Daiwa ’16 Certate 2004
  • hobie DIY livewell upgrade

    April 20, 2016 • DIY, GUIDE

    DIY: Hobie Kayak Livewell Electric pump upgrade
  • Quick look: 2015 vs 2016 Generation black rods

      Most of you know the Generation Black range of fishing rods by Daiwa are one of my all time favorite rod series, so when I heard about some of the changes they were making to the 2016 model rods I was pretty excited. Hands down I still think they are one of the best …

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  • Piers, Pylons and Pontoons – Targeting bream around man made structure

    If bream are one of the species you like to target whilst fishing, then I have no doubt that at some stage or another you have managed to catch or at least have seen Bream hanging around or feeding off man made structure of some sort. Man made structure will provide some of the best …

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  • REVIEW: Daiwa Tournament 8 braid Evo

    I’ve been lucky enough to been trialing some Daiwa’s newly released Tournament 8 Braid Evo for the last 6 months and running it through its paces on all my favourite light tackle species. Targeted at the mid range line market, Tournament 8 Evo is a step above their popular and excellent J-braid, managing to keep …

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  • IDA FIRST LOOK: Daiwa ’16 Certate 2004

    The eagle has landed! All I can say is Wow! When I first saw pics of Daiwa’s new 2016 Certate I was impressed and very excited, and now finally having one in the flesh I can say I am not disappointed. So far the new 2016 Certate 2004 ticks all the boxes for me, looks, …

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  • DIY: Hobie Kayak Livewell Electric pump upgrade

      We are well underway for the 2016 Season of the Hobie Daiwa Bream Kayak Series. The opening event at Bemm River in East Gippsland saw a record field of 105 Anglers battle it out over 2 days. As always Hobie ran a seamless event, but with the sheer number of competitor even with split …

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  • REVIEW: Daiwa Tournament Pro Spike 53SP

    Need a decent size light tackle lure that casts well, dives deep and hangs in the zone? Well look no further, Daiwa’s Tournament Pro spike is here to answer all your needs. Daiwa Tournament Pro Spike 53sp Specifications Type Deep diving Minnow Buoyancy Suspending Depth 2m+ Size/Weight 53mm / 5g Colour options 13 Included Hardware …

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  • Childs Play – soft plastics fishing with kids

    This summer I have enjoyed teaching my 4 year old son to fish, he started to show interest watching me rig rods and clean my boat at home, and I was keen to start him lure fishing straight away. I found him a great little graphite kids rod which is 5ft long and light, and …

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  • REVIEW: PFD Australia – Storm Rider Angler Yoke

    Introduction With new boating and life jacket laws bought in around the country over the last few years a pfd (personal flotation device) is now high up on most peoples list of items to purchase for their boating and kayaking pastimes. There are many pfd’s available on the market now too, with the Storm Rider …

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  • Top 3 Finesse fishing tips

    “Finesse” is a bit of a buzz word around the fishing traps at the moment, but in essence just means making some changes to your tackle and technique which will be a bit more subtle and hopefully help your catch rates for some of those more finicky species. So here is our 3 best tips …

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  • Getting yourself into kayak fishing

      Kayak fishing as a sport has really taken off in the last few years, with all the major brands now having dedicated models especially for fishing. Not to mention the huge number of kayak fishing competitions currently happening all over the country. But you shouldn’t feel left out. It really is quite easy and …

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  • REPORT: 2015 Vic Bream Classic – Mallacoota, Round 5

    A bit of a write up of our latest round of the Vic Bream Classic held down at the beautiful Mallacoota in far east Gippsland. And beautiful it was! Sunny warm weather made for great boating, but probably made the fishing a little bit slower than normal for this time of the year. PREFISH Prefish …

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  • REVIEW: Daiwa J-braid

    Looking for some new braided fishing line? IDA give a run down of Daiwa’s latest well priced, battle ready “J-braid”, and let you know how it’s been performing for us.  Daiwa J-braid Specifications   Type  8 Ply braided line   Material  PE   Colours  Chartreuse and Multicolour   Diameter  0.06 to 0.43mm   lengths  150, …

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  • REVIEW: Smith Creek – Trash Fish

    We all know fisherman love their accessories. This is especially true with fly fisherman who seem to have gadget to do almost everything. Many of these are fly fishing specific, but I recently came across a device that’s applicable to all anglers, regardless of fishing style or location, the Smith Creek Trash Fish.   Smith …

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  • Species Insight – Rainbow Trout

    Its only days till the opening of the rivers to trout fishing for the 2015/2016 season in Victoria. Let us help you get a better understanding of a target species that will be on many peoples radar in the coming months, the Rainbow Trout. Want to learn more about other species? Check out the rest of …

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  • Blue Rock Dam – New Boating Regulations

    All anglers are now welcome to Blue Rock Dam in Victoria’s Central Gippsland region after the dam received a much needed change in boating regulations today. The previous restrictions of boats no greater than 4.3m and 10ph meant the lake could only be fished by those with a small tinny, kayak or from the shore. …

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  • REVIEW: Daiwa Sokkou Knot Tool

    For some the task of tying fishing knots is a real struggle, whether it be due to eyesight, fat fingers, technique etc, it can be difficult. In an attempt to make things much easier and quicker for the aforementioned Daiwa have designed and made the Sokkou Knot Tool. Daiwa Sokkou knot tool specifications Type Knot …

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  • Rise Fly Fishing Film Festival 2015

    The Rise Fly Fishing Film Festival returns for its 10th year with screenings at 28 locations across Australia and New Zealand. For those new to the event, The Rise Film Festival gathers some of the latest and greatest fly fishing feature films from around the globe for a night of action and adventure which will …

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  • REVIEW: Strike Pro Bob N Spoon

    A modern take on a classic design. Strike Pro takes aim at re-inventing the wheel with the Bob N Spoon. Incorporating realistic head detailing, scale patterns and 3D eyes with an injection molded body, internal weight and and rattle chamber. The humble spoon takes a giant leap forward into the 21st century. Lets take a …

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  • 2015 Murray Cod Closed Season Dates

    Below we have listed the 2015 closed season dates for Murray Cod across Australia Having a closed seasons is allows the fish to reproduce in peace and quiet without us anglers harassing them, which in turn it provides us with a more sustainable and robust fishery for years to come. VIC – 1st Sep to …

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  • VIDEO: Welcome to the Jungle – FNQ Jungle Perch

    In Depth angler explore the rainforests of Far North Queensland in search of the freshwater Jungle Perch. A great lure fishing species to target that can take you to some amazing places and on some serious adventures. Using a Daiwa generation black black jack travel rod, paired with a Daiwa sol II 2004 reel, walking …

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  • DIY: Hobie Outback Rectangle storage hatch upgrade

    One of the best upgrades you can do on your 2015 outback if you are looking for some more storage space is to upgrade to the larger rectangle hatches which are used on the Pro Angler model. The modification is a really easy way to increase usable and easily accessible space in the outback and …

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  • Toolondo Calling

    With the rivers closed for the trout to do their thing, it was time to head off and battle the cold for a few days chasing some big trophy lake trout. The destination was Lake Toolondo in the state’s North West, a lake which had received much media attention over the last 12 months regarding …

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  • REVIEW: Megabass Destroyer Phase 3 – Deep Throat F0-68XS

    The “Destroyer Phase 3 – Deep Throat” is one hell of a name which could be easily mistaken for an adult film rather than a high end fishing tool. After only seeing and hearing positive words about this rod for over a year I bit the bullet and bought myself one from Japan without ever …

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  • Lake Wendouree – Urban Trout fishing

    Lake Wendouree is definitely one of those hit and miss fisheries. Too many times have I heard “you should have been here yesterday!” after bracing the icy winds of Ballarat for a day of trout fishing only to catch one half decent sized trout. But if you do happen to get there on a day …

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  • PICTORIAL: A Whole New World – Winter Cod Fishing

    With the Melbourne forecast for the June long weekend looking less than desirable, Joel Bramble and myself hit the highway to explore a river I have wanted to check out for a long time. In a short but adventure filled few days we traveled 1600kms by car, 25kms on foot and spent countless hours fishing …

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  • REVIEW: Daiwa Emeraldas Squid Jig Case

    While fairly new to squid fishing, I had always wondered what the best way was to store and carry these larger profile lures. So after getting a collection of squid jigs, I decided to look into some storage options and came up with the Daiwa Emeraldas range as a great looking squid jig storage option. …

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  • 10 Must Watch Fishing Videos

    Its been a hard task but someone had to sit down and filter through the internet to find to find the gems. Here’s my list of 10 must watch fishing films from across the globe. 1. Bucknasty Browns BY : MONTANA WILD With runoff in full swing, the guys decided to load up the truck …

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  • VIDEO: #Thursdale – Melbourne metro bream

    An insight into fishing for Melbourne metro bream with one of the most dedicated metro fishermen Dale Baxter. His vessel of choice being a Action Kayak Sail (AKS) hobie kayak, giving the flexibilty to launch almost anywhere in the city and the stealth required to catch these unpredictable city bream. Enjoy in HD!  

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  • REVIEW: Lure – Assassin Spinnerbaits

    Introduction We love fishing for Australian natives. Casting hardbodies, lipless cranks and spinnerbaits for Murray cod and Yellowbelly. So we decided to put some of the Assassin spinnerbaits that we use through their paces in this lure review. Spinnerbaits are one of the best ways to target these structure loving species, so they have to …

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  • REVIEW: Korkers Redside Wading Boots

    Introduction With a huge range of Wading boots on the market these days from numerous different brands, it is definitely a tough decision narrowing down exactly which model of boot to spend your hard earned cash on, and then hope they will do exactly what you want in the river and on also dry land. …

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