Fishing Gear

Tackle storage tips

IN recent months we have been faced with strong winds, big seas and even COVID-19 lockdowns limiting fishing options. So what can you do? Sort out your fishing tackle, of course! In this article I outline a number of fishing tackle storage and preparation strategies I use so I’m well placed to find the gear I want in a hurry. …

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Egilicious 2.0 and 2.5 squid jigs from Fish Inc

THE popular Egilicious range of squid jigs from Fish Inc. has expanded to include new 2.0 and 2.5 sizes, which are ideal for fishing slack tide, tough bites and when fishing land based, particularly in shallow water. The jigs are constructed from high quality materials, expertly designed and rigorously tested, with a buoyant ‘tail up’ design that increases the hook-up …

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Clip in your gear to Rhino-Racks new Stow It utility holder

WHETHER you’re heading on a fishing or camping trip, a utility holder is crucial to carry all the essentials, while maximising space inside your vehicle for much needed legroom. As such, leading creators of world class durable easy-to-use roof racks, Rhino-Rack are pleased to announce the release of their brand-new carrying solution, the ‘Stow It’ – making packing, lugging and …

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Broadwater brings the action on blades

THE Gold Coast Broadwater has been fishing remarkably well and has had a great variety of fish on the bite. School mackerel normally appear in the southern Broadwater at this time of year because they begin their annual migration from the north. I have never seen this many though – we’ve had large numbers of schoolies feeding every day for …

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QYSEA FIFISH V6 underwater drone review

I would like to talk a little about a new product, that over the past six months I’ve had the privilege to become the main Australian affiliate for, and that’s the FIFISH V6 underwater drone from QYSEA. No doubt many of you would have seen my videos on Facebook showcasing what this machine can do. This drone can dive to …

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Supporting Australian-made companies

IF there has been a positive to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic, perhaps it is the realisation that we as a nation rely too heavily on imported goods. Personally, I’ve been buying Australian made as first preference for more than a quarter of a century. Taken almost to the point of obsession, I’ve been fishing exclusively with Australian-made lures …

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Moments of mayhem mess with the best

moments of mayhem

AS a charter operator, mess and disorganisation seriously get under my skin. Now, if you know me personally I am one of the messiest people about, and the console of my boat is a clear indication of many moments of mayhem. Lures with rusty hooks stacked on top of each other and hidden underneath is a pair of line clippers that …

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Gearing up for the Cape

gearing up for

I’VE now lived on Cape York for more than 30 years, so I reckon I just about qualify to be called a local! As somebody who has been up and down the main access track, officially known as the Peninsula Development Road, many times, it is often very amusing to read some of the questions posed by those who are …

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Treble hooks are a triple threat

Treble hooks

FINDING the perfect lure is an almost impossible task. Most fishers overlook the hooks on their lures even though hooks are the most important aspect of fish catching ability. So what treble hooks should you choose when upgrading lures? With so many options available, it can be somewhat confusing trying to decide, but each has its place in a tackle box. …

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Saltwater session in Moreton Bay

saltwater session moreton bay

THE plan right up until the Sunday afternoon of a long weekend was to head out early on Monday for an offshore saltwater session chasing mackerel. When rolling the weather dice, sometimes things don’t go your way. While loading the boat on Sunday arvo, I did a last-minute weather check, only to find the wind was getting up earlier than …

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