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    February 4, 2015 • Uncategorized

    The Focus Point Magazine OUT NOW!
  • hobie outback kayak rainbow

    November 18, 2015 • GUIDE

    Getting yourself into kayak fishing
  • mallacoota vic bream classic

    October 20, 2015 • REPORTS

    REPORT: 2015 Vic Bream Classic – Mallacoota, Round 5
  • j-braid black bream

    October 7, 2015 • REVIEWS

    REVIEW: Daiwa J-braid
  • Smith Creek Trash Fish

    September 7, 2015 • REVIEWS

    REVIEW: Smith Creek – Trash Fish
  • Rainbow Trout Infograph

    August 29, 2015 • SPECIES INSIGHT

    Species Insight – Rainbow Trout
  • The Focus Point Magazine OUT NOW!

    The wait is finally over! Click the link below to check out our brand new project The Focus Point. The Focus Point is a brand new FREE bi annual digital magazine which we have put together with of some of the best authors & photographers in the fishing community. A huge thank you to everyone …

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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 Sale (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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  • IDA Hoodie Now Available!

    IDA Apparel is here! We are doing a PRE-ORDER for our IDA Hoodie. Be sure to get your order in soon as our pre-sale ends 11/5/15. Don’t go cold this winter with our super warm 350 gsm cotton blend hoodie. COLOUR: Charcoal SIZES/MEASURMENTS COST: $60 delivered to your door* This is how our PRE-SALE works …

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  • VIDEO: The Hidden Stream

    In Depth Angler take you on an adventure to one of their special places. A hidden Stream where small trout abound and the scenery is stunning. A place where all you can hear is the water over the rocks and the birds in the trees. With a good sense of adventure anyone can find a …

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  • GUIDE: Bream on the flats

    One of the best and most effective ways to target bream with lures is on the flats. By flats I mean any piece of water that’s bottom is generally flat or very slight gradient, but is generally 1m deep or less and covers a fair area. Flats can potentially go completely dry on low tides …

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  • REPORT: 2015 Vic Bream Classic Round 2 – Gippsland Lakes

    Round 2 of the 2015 Vic bream series was held at Metung in the Gippsland lakes. Last year we were restricted to the major rivers due to bad weather but in stark contrast this year we had amazing weather, light winds and plenty of sunshine. While the nice weather was great for boating and moving …

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  • GUIDE: Fishing Sunglasses lenses

    One thing I found out when looking for a new pair of fishing sunglasses was that I didn’t know much about lens colour and how it can best be tailored to the type of fishing I do. So here is a summary of what I found and how it can help you if you are …

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  • Wingan It!

    Spontaneous fishing trips are usually some of the best, the type where you just get up and go with no real plans or expectations. The March long weekend crept up rather quickly and with a few days off Josh and I decided to head east to explore a small tidal estuary system reserved only for …

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  • REVIEW: Daiwa Tatula Baitcast Reel

    We take a look at one of Daiwa’s latest low profile baitcaster offerings, the Tatula. A mid range baitcaster that has a stack of features for its price range, performs well on the water, and is silky smooth.   SPECIFICATIONS   Model   Tatula 100H   Line Capacity   12lb/135m, 15lb/90m   Retrieve Ratio   …

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  • PICTORIAL: Fishing Victoria’s Alpine Region

    With hot weather predicted for Melbourne, we decided to head to Victoria’s alpine region to escape the summer heat. There’s so many options to explore and fish in this part of the world, spring fed creeks, hidden lakes and boulder filled rivers, we only just scratched the surface in the day and a half of …

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  • REVIEW: Daiwa Generation Black Rod – Trauma Centre

    In need of a heavier all round spin rod I decided to check out Daiwa’s Generation Black – Trauma Centre. This Red veneered model has the same great quality and affordable price of the numerous other generation black series rods, and looks to be my new rod for all occasions. Specifications Model 712 MMLXS TRAUMA …

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