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    March 5, 2018 • NEWS

    PICTORIAL: Wilderness Bass Kayak Fishing
  • Clearwater Murray cod on Jackall gantia

    February 9, 2018 • VIDEOS

    VIDEO: Clearwater Murray Cod fishing from the hobie Kayaks
  • Daiwa gekkabijin Air 2003

    December 7, 2017 • REVIEWS

    Review: Daiwa Gekkabjin Air 2003 Reel
  • Sea sherpa north shore challenge

    November 15, 2017 • REPORTS

    Sea Sherpa 2018 North Shore Challenge
  • Team Daiwa Zero Rods

    August 12, 2017 • AFTA 2017, REPORTS

    Daiwa: TD Zero Light tackle rods
  • PICTORIAL: Wilderness Bass Kayak Fishing

    A kayak trip into some remote bass water had been in the planning for quite a while, and with the end of summer looming, it was now or never. Carrying everything we needed to survive and to paddle off into the wilderness chasing one of Australia’s hardest fighting freshwater fish was an exhilarating feeling. The …

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  • VIDEO: Clearwater Murray Cod fishing from the hobie Kayaks

    Fishing some of Victoria’s northern clearwater rivers for the iconic Murray Cod. Casting surface lures and swimbaits out of the hobie kayaks is a great way to spend some hot summer days.

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  • Review: Daiwa Gekkabjin Air 2003 Reel

    Say hello to Daiwa’s latest finesse offering in it’s light tackle spin reels. The Gekkabijin Air 2003 is a specifically designed lightweight reel with finesse fishing at its core. SPECIFICATIONS Model Gekkabijin Air 2003 Line Capacity PE 0.3/120m Retrieve Ratio 4.8:1 (64cm) Weight 175g Bearings 8+1 Drag 2kg Country of Manufacture China MSRP $399 AUD …

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  • Sea Sherpa 2018 North Shore Challenge

    With the approach of the Southern summer season, our attention begins to turn once again to pelagic species. Long-range wind forecasts are scanned on phones during work meetings and brownie points are dutifully stowed in high interest savings accounts, ready to be cleaned out for the Australia Day long weekend. All eyes turn towards the …

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  • Daiwa: TD Zero Light tackle rods

    2017 had given a heap of new products from the crew at Daiwa, enter Daiwa’s new TD Zero light tackle range of rods. With a sexy graphite and orange colour scheme, state of the art Daiwa features and a reasonable price tag, this well specced rod got me very excited at this years AFTA trade …

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  • AFTA Day 3 coverage – other bits and pieces

    Along with all of the cool new reels and rods we checked out at AFTA, there was plenty of new accessories and gadgets coming out also. Too many for us to see in fact. So here is but a handful of bits and pieces we saw while wandering around. Daiwa Fish measure/brag mat 130cm nylon/PVC …

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  • Daiwa – TD Sol Light Tackle Rods

    Daiwa released quite a few new rod models this year at AFTA, and brought back some oldies like the TD Sol. This range has had a few incarnations over the past decade, and this one looks like it is going to be a good one. Daiwa are targeting the mid range market with these 14 …

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  • 13 Fishing Concept Z – Ball Bearing Free Baitcasting Reel

    For as long as I can remember a fishing reel’s quality was judged by its ball bearing count, the more ball bearings, the smoother a reel was considered to be. While there is a certain truth to this, there is a whole lot of other factors that make up a quality reel. 13 fishing takes aim at the ball bearing theory …

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  • Daiwa – TD Hyper Light Tackle Rods

    Daiwa introduced a few new light tackle rod series at this years AFTA show. One of which was the Team Daiwa Hyper series. This Olive green and black styled series of rods is aimed at the cheaper end of the market with a retail price starting at $119. Featuring Nanoplus HVF graphite, x45, and Fuji’s …

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  • Daiwa TD Sol III Spinning Reels

    One of the most exciting products we saw at AFTA 2017 was Daiwa’s brand new TD Sol III spinning reels. The new Sol features Daiwa’s new “LT” (Light Tough) concept to suit the new generation of PE/Braided lines. Boasting higher line capacity, higher drag capacity & stronger gearing, “LT reels are smaller, lighter and more …

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  • Daiwa x Tide Collab Apparel Collection

    Tackle heavy weight Daiwa Australia combines forces with master minds at Tide Apparel to bring together a collaborative range of apparel for the upcoming season. The collection includes a spray jacket, tournament shirt, board short, cargo short, long-sleeved tees, headwear and buff, all featuring understated inclusions of both the Tide and Daiwa logos, letting the designs

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  • AFTA 2017 – Coverage – Fishing lines

    A handful of new Braids were released at AFTA this year, and we were there to have a good look. Berkley, Fins and Sunline went head to head for best new line honours. Berkley Fireline Ultra 8 Carrier Re-design of Berkleys’s Fireline product into a new fused 8 strand dyneema PE fiber braid. 6lb to …

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  • Jackall BPM BC-73XH-SB Swimbait Rod

    There’s no doubting that swimbaits seemed to be a reoccurring theme amongst the traders at this years AFTA show. The technique is definitely the flavour of the moment and consumers can hope to see a lot of new lures and rods on the market in the coming months. Jackall Australia is on the forefront of the swimbait …

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  • AFTA 2017 – Day 2 Coverage – More Lures!

    As expected we missed a few bits and pieces on Day 1, So here is some more new lures that we checked out today at AFTA 2017. Atomic Hardz Vibe 2 new sizes for the Atomic Hardz vibe range. 50R is a 50mm 5.4g and the 70R is 70mm and 15.5g. Both have rattles. 18 …

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  • AFTA 2017 – Day 2 Coverage – Rods

    Day 2 saw In Depth Angler take a really good look at new fishing rods and reels at AFTA 2017. Below is a quick glance at what we found, we will bring you some more detailed photos and details on individual ranges over the next few days. Abu Garcia Veritas 3.0 28 models in the …

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  • AFTA 2017 – Day 2 Coverage – Reels

    A quick run down of a few of the new reels released at AFTA 2017, soon to be available in a tackle shop near you. Keep an eye out for more detailed pics and information from us over the coming weeks. 13 Concept Z Bearingless,  4 Models, Left & Right hand, 6.6:1, 7.3: & 8.1:1 RRP:$349 ETA: Feb …

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  • AFTA 2017 – Day 1 Coverage – Lures

    In Depth Angler takes you through the latest tackle releases at the 2017 AFTA trade show, being held on the gold coast. In this article we take a look at the new fishing lures available for the Australian market. A great range of soft plastics, swimbaits, topwater and hard bodies were on show this year. …

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  • REVIEW: Simms ExStream Half Finger

    Winter fishing can be grueling at times. Usually the first part of your body to feel the elements is your hands, and once they get cold and numb fishing really becomes a struggle. Simple tasks like tying knots, changing lures and casting can become difficult and painful. With long hours on the water usually starting …

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  • REVIEW: Thirsty paddler topwater Cod lures

    Surface fishing for Murray cod has absolutely exploded over the past few years, and is only going to keep growing. People have realised what an exciting and visual way it is to fish for this iconic Australian species, and can be a very rewarding way to catch one. It was not that long ago when …

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  • To Catch a Metery – Part 2 – Cod Fishing Lake Eildon

    So I’m not sure exactly which god Josh and I have pleased lately, but for us both to get our first meter plus Cod only a week apart means we have been definitely doing something right! In all seriousness though, most people don’t see or realize the amount of fishless trips that we have both …

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  • To Catch a Metery – Cod Fishing Copeton Dam

    Well where to start. If I had started writing this piece a few days ago, it would be a very different article from what your about to read, but more on that later. Copeton dam is a destination any keen cod angler will know about. Its hard not to have heard of the iconic location with …

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  • REVIEW: Lowrance Elite 9 ti

    First Impressions Straight out of the box the new Lowrance Elite 9 ti feels and looks very familiar to me. I’ve always used Lowrance products, and the Elite ti seems to follow in the footsteps of its more expensive HDS siblings. It looks, functions and has a similar layout I am comfortable with straight away. …

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  • GUIDE: 2017 Murray Cod Closed season dates

    Just to keep everyone up to date, below are the Closed season dates for Murray Cod in Victoria, ACT and NSW for 2017. 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 …

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  • IDA FIRST LOOK: Daiwa Gekkabijin Air 2003

    Daiwa’s latest finesse reel is here! and I couldn’t resist! The Gekkabijin Air 2003 boasts some of Daiwa’s best and newest technology in this ultralight little spinning reel, and at only 175g I can see this becoming my favourite little lightweight reel very quickly! My first impressions as I hold the reel in my hands …

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  • Review: Daiwa Morethan 12 braid

    Early in my fishing days I always thought braid was just braid. No big variations from brand to brand, model to model etc and generally I went with the cheapest decent brand line i could find, but trust me, I was wrong! After using Daiwa’s J-braid x4, x8 and also the Evo 8 braid for …

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  • REVIEW: DaiichiSeiko Kousoku Recycler 2.0

    The process of spooling reels at home can be an awkward and somewhat tedious process, especially when alone, The team at DaiichiSeiko have taken this problem and created a line spooling and stripping device in one. Meet the Kousoku Recyler 2.0   DaiichiSieko Kosouku Recycler 2.0 Specifications   Type   Spooling Device   Material   …

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  • IDA’s Top 5 Murray Cod fishing tips

    Australian natives can be such frustrating species to target with Lures in particular Murray Cod. I’m not going to lie, fishing for these guys can really test your patience and skills. You can increase your chance of catching a Cod by following our top 5 Cod fishing tips below. 1.    Fish low light periods Dawn, …

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  • Sea Sherpa North Shore challenge

    REPORT:  Offshore kayak fishing competition in Portland, Victoria In the last 6 months of 2016, my Wife and I busied ourselves organising the Sea Sherpa North Shore Challenge.  The goal was to put on Victoria’s only dedicated offshore kayak fishing competition over the Australia Day long weekend.  Lo and behold, Australia Day 2017 was upon …

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  • REVIEW: Daiwa ’16 Certate 2004 spinning reel

    When the word Certate is mentioned most fishermen think of quality workmanship and prestige. Daiwa have not let us down with their latest version of this very popular spinning reel. Since 2004 the Certate has been gracing the mid/high end spinning reel market and creating a huge following and reputation along the way. We take …

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  • REPORT: Hervey Bay Tuna

    Something I’ve been trying to do regularly is head north during the cooler months, to experience some of the fishing that the tropical regions of Australia has to offer. Hervey Bay is a place that I have found not only ticks all the boxes fishing wise, but is also an easy trip for a few …

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