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Posts Tagged ‘lure fishing’

  • PICTORIAL: Wilderness Bass Trek

    December 19, 2018 • REPORTS • Views: 3413

    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

  • Sea Sherpa 2018 North Shore Challenge

    November 15, 2017 • REPORTS • Views: 4478

    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

  • AFTA 2017 – Day 2 Coverage – More Lures!

    August 1, 2017 • AFTA 2017, REPORTS • Views: 4225

    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 1 Coverage – Lures

    July 30, 2017 • AFTA 2017, REPORTS • Views: 7937

    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,

  • To Catch a Metery – Cod Fishing Copeton Dam

    May 15, 2017 • REPORTS • Views: 23323

    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

  • IDA FIRST LOOK: Daiwa Gekkabijin Air 2003

    May 7, 2017 • NEWS, REVIEWS • Views: 6926

    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

  • IDA’s Top 5 Murray Cod fishing tips

    April 7, 2017 • GUIDE, IDEAS • Views: 4191

    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

  • REPORT: Hervey Bay Tuna

    December 18, 2016 • REPORTS • Views: 3081

    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,

  • GUIDE: Estuary surface luring

    December 5, 2016 • GUIDE • Views: 4341

    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

  • Top 10 gifts for fishermen

    August 18, 2016 • IDEAS • Views: 7268

    We had a reader of the blog contact us recently asking us for our recommendation of a good fishing rod that she could buy for her partner. We were told he was a keen and experienced fisherman, “almost obsessive” she described him as, and she said

  • Quick look: 2015 vs 2016 Generation black rods

    May 29, 2016 • COMPARE, REVIEWS • Views: 3437

      Most of you know the Generation Black range of fishing rods by Daiwa are one of my all time favorite rod series, so when I heard about some of the changes they were making to the 2016 model rods I was pretty excited. Hands down I still think they are

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

    May 5, 2016 • GUIDE, TECHNIQUES • Views: 5365

    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

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    REVIEW: Daiwa Tournament Pro Spike 53SP

    March 10, 2016 • REVIEWS • Views: 5829

    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

  • REVIEW: PFD Australia – Storm Rider Angler Yoke

    January 14, 2016 • REVIEWS • Views: 5948

    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: 6224

    “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: 4020

      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.

  • REVIEW: Daiwa J-braid

    October 7, 2015 • REVIEWS • Views: 51684

    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: 13822

    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: 7757

    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

  • VIDEO: Welcome to the Jungle – FNQ Jungle Perch

    July 30, 2015 • VIDEOS • Views: 3521

    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

  • Toolondo Calling

    July 9, 2015 • REPORTS • Views: 4601

    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: 10542

    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: 18382

    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: 3266

    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,

  • VIDEO: #Thursdale – Melbourne metro bream

    May 14, 2015 • VIDEOS • Views: 3410

    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 Sail (AKS) hobie kayak, giving the flexibilty to launch almost anywhere in the city and the stealth

  • REVIEW: Lure – Assassin Spinnerbaits

    May 12, 2015 • REVIEWS • Views: 5540

    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

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    REVIEW: Korkers Redside Wading Boots

    May 10, 2015 • REVIEWS • Views: 6538

    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

  • VIDEO: The Hidden Stream

    April 22, 2015 • VIDEOS • Views: 3088

    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

  • GUIDE: Bream on the flats

    April 8, 2015 • GUIDE, TECHNIQUES • Views: 9017

    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

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

    March 30, 2015 • REPORTS • Views: 3229

    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