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  • Murray Cod Closed Fishing Season 2023

    June 12, 2023 • GUIDE, Uncategorized • Views: 2224

    The Murray Cod closed season is a vital conservation measure implemented to protect the population of this iconic Australian fish species. Read on, and we will talk about the significance of the closed season, its impact on Murray Cod populations, and why it

  • Daiwa slippery dog

    REVIEW: Daiwa Slippery Dog TG Tune topwater lure

    January 16, 2021 • REVIEWS • Views: 3884

    Now, who doesn’t love topwater fishing?! I mean it doesn’t matter what species it is, in my eyes topwater is by far the most fun and sometimes even the most effective way to target a species. Now I’m not going to go into the reasoning and logic behind

  • Lowrance Livesight

    Review: Lowrance LiveSight

    August 4, 2020 • REVIEWS • Views: 8851

    So in 2019 Lowrance introduced us to their LiveSight technology. Making underwater information gathering an even easier task for us anglers. Essentially LiveSight is real time sonar, where you can see fish, bottom and structure in real time depending on where

  • Knowledge is king – Learning fishing the fast way

    January 5, 2020 • IDEAS • Views: 1734

    So traditionally the way you would learn and evolve your fishing was mainly through trial and error. knowledge of species, techniques and locations were hard to come by. Magazine articles, and word of mouth were the main conduits for knowledge and ideas. Fast

  • REVIEW: Daiwa TD Commander SnowFinch 681LFS Spin rod

    January 5, 2020 • REVIEWS • Views: 5672

    The super popular high end TD Commander rods by Daiwa are back, with the second versions sporting some new Daiwa technology, great looks, and some new models to the 14 rod lineup. I managed to get myself the estuary all-rounder, the “SnowFinch”

  • Kiribati – Christmas Island trip report

    January 4, 2020 • REPORTS, VIDEOS • Views: 2320

    Christmas Island, Kiribati or CXI, Whatever you know it as, I bet you have only heard about it as an amazing fishing destination, and more specifically a great Bonefish destination. I recently had the opportunity to head over to CXI, do some filming and also

  • GUIDE: 2019 Murray Cod Fishing closed season dates

    May 18, 2019 • GUIDE • Views: 10579

    With the popularity of Cod fishing on the rise, we need to all be aware of the correct rules and regulations around these iconic Australian species. Closed season dates for Murray Cod in Victoria, ACT and NSW for 2019. Having a closed seasons is allows the

  • GUIDE: Cicada lures and how to fish them

    January 11, 2019 • GUIDE • Views: 9319

      One of our favorite styles of lures to use when chasing estuary and river species like Bream, Estuary Perch and Bass is a Cicada style topwater lure. Summer and the warmer months gives us that unmistakable sound of the Australian bush where the cicadas

  • PICTORIAL: Wilderness Bass Trek

    December 19, 2018 • REPORTS • Views: 2805

    The opportunity came up for Josh and I to complete a Aussie Bass wilderness trip which we had been looking at doing for quite a while. We hiked and waded through some spectacular country, covering around 20km on foot carrying all our gear for a few days. The

  • REVIEW: BerleyPro Stow Bro

    October 23, 2018 • REVIEWS • Views: 3267

    So continuing on from my whole Kayak storage OCD issue and solution, I have now taken it one step further to the boat, and have decided to try BelreyPro’s very versatile Stow Bro product. INTRODUCTION BerleyPro manufacture a range of kayak products to

  • BerleyPro Side Bro

    REVIEW: BerleyPro Side Bro

    June 20, 2018 • REVIEWS • Views: 8524

    Like to be organised? or perhaps have a little OCD?? Well have I got the kayak storage product for you! INTRODUCTION BerleyPro manufacture a range of kayak products to suit a variety of popular makes and models. This is not the first product from BerleyPro

  • REVIEW: Daiwa Live Trout Swimbaits

    May 29, 2018 • REVIEWS • Views: 6621

    Big baits seem to be the order of the day currently for chasing Murray Cod. Huge surface lures and swimbaits have taken over and to very good effect. Cod are definitely not shy of big lures, and some would say they prefer to go out of there way for a decent

  • GUIDE: 2018 Murray Cod closed season dates

    May 10, 2018 • GUIDE • Views: 12292

    Just to keep everyone up to date, below are the Closed season dates for Murray Cod in Victoria, ACT and NSW for 2018. Biggest change for this year for Victoria, is having Lake Eildon open all year round for Cod. Having a closed seasons is allows the fish to

  • Top 10 Hardbody Lures for Bream Fishing – Revisited 2018

    May 10, 2018 • GUIDE • Views: 26230

    Well its been quite a while since we wrote our article on our top 10 bream hardbody lures, so we thought it was time for a update. Now, all the lures from the original top 10 are still available, and still catch fish, but its funny how trends and personal

  • Wilderness kayak Bass fishing

    VIDEO: En Route to Adventure – Wild River fishing for Australian Bass

    May 9, 2018 • VIDEOS • Views: 5376

    We enter the Wilderness with our Hobie kayaks in search of Australian Bass. Carrying all our gear we are after virgin water that will give us the best chance of catching that big hard fighting bass. A combination of sub surface and surface lures we scour the

  • PICTORIAL: Wilderness Bass Kayak Fishing

    March 5, 2018 • NEWS • Views: 3934

    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

  • Clearwater Murray cod on Jackall gantia

    VIDEO: Clearwater Murray Cod fishing from the hobie Kayaks

    February 9, 2018 • VIDEOS • Views: 7429

    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.   I got some great tips and info on fishing rivers from the

  • Review: Daiwa Gekkabjin Air 2003 Reel

    December 7, 2017 • REVIEWS • Views: 6967

    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

  • Sea Sherpa 2018 North Shore Challenge

    November 15, 2017 • REPORTS • Views: 4426

    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

  • Daiwa: TD Zero Light tackle rods

    August 12, 2017 • AFTA 2017, REPORTS • Views: 7836

    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

  • AFTA Day 3 coverage – other bits and pieces

    August 12, 2017 • AFTA 2017, REPORTS • Views: 4019

    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

  • Daiwa – TD Sol Light Tackle Rods

    August 7, 2017 • AFTA 2017, REPORTS • Views: 6559

    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

  • Daiwa – TD Hyper Light Tackle Rods

    August 3, 2017 • AFTA 2017, REPORTS • Views: 8944

    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.

  • Daiwa TD Sol III Spinning Reels

    August 3, 2017 • AFTA 2017, REPORTS • Views: 14337

    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

  • AFTA 2017 – Coverage – Fishing lines

    August 2, 2017 • AFTA 2017, REPORTS • Views: 4002

    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

  • AFTA 2017 – Day 2 Coverage – More Lures!

    August 1, 2017 • AFTA 2017, REPORTS • Views: 4180

    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

  • AFTA 2017 – Day 2 Coverage – Rods

    August 1, 2017 • AFTA 2017, REPORTS • Views: 9347

    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

  • AFTA 2017 – Day 2 Coverage – Reels

    July 31, 2017 • AFTA 2017, REPORTS • Views: 6858

    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

  • AFTA 2017 – Day 1 Coverage – Lures

    July 30, 2017 • AFTA 2017, REPORTS • Views: 7820

    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,

  • Thristy lure murray cod

    REVIEW: Thirsty paddler topwater Cod lures

    July 18, 2017 • REVIEWS • Views: 9224

    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