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Posts Tagged ‘In Depth Angler’

  • Review: Daiwa Gekkabjin Air 2003 Reel

    December 7, 2017 • REVIEWS • Views: 6643

    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

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    REVIEW: Thirsty paddler topwater Cod lures

    July 18, 2017 • REVIEWS • Views: 9073

    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

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

    May 21, 2017 • REPORTS • Views: 7276

    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

  • To Catch a Metery – Cod Fishing Copeton Dam

    May 15, 2017 • REPORTS • Views: 22270

    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: Lowrance Elite 9 ti

    May 14, 2017 • REVIEWS • Views: 19906

    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

  • GUIDE: 2017 Murray Cod Closed season dates

    May 11, 2017 • GUIDE • Views: 13989

    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

  • Review: Daiwa Morethan 12 braid

    April 20, 2017 • REVIEWS • Views: 7927

    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,

  • IDA’s Top 5 Murray Cod fishing tips

    April 7, 2017 • GUIDE, IDEAS • Views: 4045

    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

  • REVIEW: Daiwa ’16 Certate 2004 spinning reel

    January 31, 2017 • Uncategorized • Views: 8983

    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

  • GUIDE: Estuary surface luring

    December 5, 2016 • GUIDE • Views: 4266

    Coming into the warmer months and topwater luring is on many a fishermans mind. By far one of the most exciting and visual ways of lure fishing its no wonder so many people are turning to this style of fishing. There is such a large range of species, fresh

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    REVIEW: BerleyPro Fish Finder Visor

    August 25, 2016 • REVIEWS • Views: 7865

    We all know fisherman love their accessories, but accessories that can perform a few different and useful functions are normally harder to find, but that’s exactly what the BerleyPro fish finder visor does.   BerleyPro Fish Finder Visor Specifications Type

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

    May 5, 2016 • GUIDE, TECHNIQUES • Views: 4652

    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

  • REVIEW: Daiwa Tournament 8 braid Evo

    May 3, 2016 • REVIEWS • Views: 7664

    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

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    REVIEW: Daiwa Tournament Pro Spike 53SP

    March 10, 2016 • REVIEWS • Views: 5655

    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

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    Childs Play – soft plastics fishing with kids

    March 10, 2016 • GUIDE • Views: 3495

    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

  • REVIEW: PFD Australia – Storm Rider Angler Yoke

    January 14, 2016 • REVIEWS • Views: 5783

    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

  • Top 3 Finesse fishing tips

    December 3, 2015 • GUIDE, TECHNIQUES • Views: 6184

    “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

  • Getting yourself into kayak fishing

    November 18, 2015 • GUIDE • Views: 3982

      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.

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

    October 20, 2015 • REPORTS • Views: 4517

    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

  • REVIEW: Daiwa J-braid

    October 7, 2015 • REVIEWS • Views: 50696

    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  

  • REVIEW: Daiwa Sokkou Knot Tool

    August 18, 2015 • REVIEWS • Views: 13377

    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

  • REVIEW: Strike Pro Bob N Spoon

    August 2, 2015 • REVIEWS • Views: 7370

    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

  • 2015 Murray Cod Closed Season Dates

    August 1, 2015 • GUIDE • Views: 7695

    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

  • VIDEO: Welcome to the Jungle – FNQ Jungle Perch

    July 30, 2015 • VIDEOS • Views: 3491

    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

  • DIY: Hobie Outback Rectangle storage hatch upgrade

    July 28, 2015 • DIY • Views: 8795

    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

  • Toolondo Calling

    July 9, 2015 • REPORTS • Views: 4430

    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

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

    June 29, 2015 • REVIEWS • Views: 10161

    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

  • Lake Wendouree – Urban Trout fishing

    June 13, 2015 • REPORTS • Views: 18174

    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

  • PICTORIAL: A Whole New World – Winter Cod Fishing

    June 10, 2015 • REPORTS • Views: 3056

    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,

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    REVIEW: Daiwa Emeraldas Squid Jig Case

    May 25, 2015 • REVIEWS • Views: 6300

    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