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  • Top 5 DIY Hobie Kayak Modifications

    May 10, 2018 • DIY, GUIDE • Views: 10189

    As I’m sure most people can attest to modifying or accessorizing our possessions to improve their look and or function can be just as enjoyable as using the item itself. Whether its our cars, boats or in this article kayaks, there is a myriad of

  • 13 Fishing Concept Z – Ball Bearing Free Baitcasting Reel

    August 3, 2017 • AFTA 2017, REPORTS • Views: 6913

    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

  • Daiwa x Tide Collab Apparel Collection

    August 2, 2017 • AFTA 2017, REPORTS • Views: 4921

    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,

  • Jackall BPM BC-73XH-SB Swimbait Rod

    August 2, 2017 • AFTA 2017, REPORTS • Views: 7000

    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

  • To Catch a Metery – Cod Fishing Copeton Dam

    May 15, 2017 • REPORTS • Views: 22494

    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

  • REVIEW: DaiichiSeiko Kousoku Recycler 2.0

    April 9, 2017 • REVIEWS • Views: 3993

    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

  • Smith Creek Trash Fish

    REVIEW: Smith Creek – Trash Fish

    September 7, 2015 • REVIEWS • Views: 4218

    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,

  • Rainbow Trout Infograph

    Species Insight – Rainbow Trout

    August 29, 2015 • SPECIES INSIGHT • Views: 3555

    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

  • Blue Rock Dam Bass Fishing

    Blue Rock Dam – New Boating Regulations

    August 26, 2015 • NEWS • Views: 66519

    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

  • Rise Fly Fishing Film Festival 2015

    August 16, 2015 • NEWS • Views: 2444

    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

  • REVIEW: Strike Pro Bob N Spoon

    August 2, 2015 • REVIEWS • Views: 7598

    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

  • Toolondo Calling

    July 9, 2015 • REPORTS • Views: 4473

    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

  • PICTORIAL: A Whole New World – Winter Cod Fishing

    June 10, 2015 • REPORTS • Views: 3152

    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,

  • 10 Must Watch Fishing Videos

    May 23, 2015 • VIDEOS • Views: 4325

    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

  • IDA Hoodie Now Available!

    April 28, 2015 • Uncategorized • Views: 2042

    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

  • PICTORIAL: Fishing Victoria’s Alpine Region

    February 10, 2015 • REPORTS • Views: 4247

    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,

  • The Focus Point Magazine OUT NOW!

    February 4, 2015 • Uncategorized • Views: 3495

    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

  • REVIEW: Daiwa Battler – Water Zombie 701ULFS

    January 10, 2015 • REVIEWS • Views: 11658

    The original Daiwa Battler range of rods were a huge success with Australian anglers when first introduced many years ago, some models such as the Sparrow & Kingbolt still retaining a cult following today. Daiwa’s vision for the new Battler series

  • Summer Holidays – East Gippsland Style

    January 1, 2015 • REPORTS • Views: 5908

    Summer holidays always come around quicker than expected and often just the thought of going away at the same time as thousands of others can put a halt to any plans before they are even made. I myself have been in this situation many times before, always

  • IDA FIRST LOOK: Daiwa 14′ Presso 2025H

    December 6, 2014 • REVIEWS • Views: 6833

    Just in direct from Japan, we have got our hands on the new 2014 Daiwa Presso 2025H. More details and full review to come.   SPECIFICATIONS   Line Capacity (Nylon)  2.5lb – 100m / 3lb – 90m   Retrieve Ratio   5.6 (75cm)   Weight   185g  

  • Species Insight – Southern Calamari

    November 6, 2014 • GUIDE, SPECIES INSIGHT • Views: 4739

    Whether your chasing them for the table or the bait box, calamari are favorite target species for anglers. Get to know your catch a little better with this months Species Insight.

  • A Week At Windamere – PICTORIAL

    October 15, 2014 • REPORTS • Views: 11612

    This trip to Windamere had been on my mind for a while. After seeing countless photos of monster golden perch being posted on Facebook and Instagram in years past, I wanted in on the action this year, so a date was set and trip preparations were put in place.

  • REVIEW: Daiwa Aegis 2004

    September 3, 2014 • REVIEWS • Views: 13012

    Designed specifically with finesse fishing in mind the Daiwa Aegis offers a host of features in a super lightweight package to suit today’s modern lure angler.   SPECIFICATIONS   Line Capacity   3lb/100m, 4lb/90m   Retrieve Ratio   4.8 (63cm)  

  • Boat Cleaning Tips – Magic Eraser

    July 27, 2014 • IDEAS • Views: 24989

      Boats get dirty! That’s just a fact of life and as to be expected as we travel from one fishing destination to the next. Saltwater, dust, road grime, fish slime, the list goes on. These cooler months are a great time to give your boat the once

  • REPORT: Rubicon Brook Trout Tales

    June 11, 2014 • REPORTS • Views: 14104

    Back in 2012, there was a fish escape from the Yarra Valley Caviar facility located on the banks of the Rubicon River. Rumors have it that a wombat dug a hole through the side of one of the ponds which resulted in the escape of several thousand Brook Trout

  • REVIEW: Fishpond Nomad Hand Net

    May 28, 2014 • REVIEWS • Views: 13991

    What happens when you blend a traditional trout net with modern technology and some artistic paintwork? You wind up with one very attractive net! Lets take a look at the new Nomad series of nets from Fishpond.   SPECIFICATIONS   Mesh Material   Clear

  • VIDEO: En Route To Adventure – Fishing East Gippsland

    March 31, 2014 • VIDEOS • Views: 3686

    In Depth Angler is proud to share our latest project with you. En Route To Adventure – Part 1 Fishing East Gippsland. The En Route to Adventure series aims to take you on a visual journey, chasing Australia’s favorite species in some of our

  • REVIEW: Plano Elite 3607 Spinner Bait Organizer

    February 25, 2014 • REVIEWS • Views: 21976

    Spinner baits have come along way in Australia in recent years, with new companies springing up all the time, there is now a great variety of sizes and styles for us to choose from. While this vast selection is great, spinner baits have had a history of being

  • DIY Rod Storage Part 2 – Built-in Rod Rack for Boats

    December 10, 2013 • DIY • Views: 105158

    Many of us carry a full arsenal of rods when we venture out for a day on the water. Having a good storage system in place, not only helps keep the them organized but also helps protect your investments from damage. When it comes to boats there is numerous

  • Species Insight – Murray Cod

    November 27, 2013 • SPECIES INSIGHT • Views: 3989

    With the opening of Murray Cod season nearly upon us, We take a look at this iconic freshwater fish in this months Species Insight.