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Footloose Flathead

By Andrew Badullovich. Flathead are an extremely popular species due to their abundance, and willingness to attack an artificial offering. The flathead are ambush merchants, and commonly feed in shallow water. This is great for the shore-based angler, as most of the flathead’s feeding zones are accessible by foot. Try…
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A wise choice

Wise Minnow 50SP By Andrew Badullovich The market conveys a vast selection of hard bodied lures these days, in all shapes, sizes and colours. Some are expensive, and some are not worth the box that they are packed in. Most will catch fish; however, there seems to be a few…
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Pimp Your Ride

For a tackle junkie few things excite as much as a new reel fresh out of the box. That new reel feel, the smoothness of the first spin of the handle, and of course the anticipation of what lies ahead when you’re spooling up your reel for the first time…
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Fishing the flats

Flats fishing is without doubt my favorite form of fishing, I just love sighting a fish and casting at it, seeing its reaction whether it flees for safety or eats the lure, it’s addictive! I spend four months every year guiding on Cape York, most of it fishing the flats…
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Bream on the flats

By Darren Weda 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…
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Double Clutch

By Mark Gercovich. Remember the “general purpose” fishing rod? Now there’s a rod style we never see any more as tackle companies are well aware of the impossibility of making a rod that covers every fishing scenario. I do remember as a kid though a Daiwa ‘Aussie stick’ general purpose…
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TD Battler Spinning Rod – Beowolf

By Vicki Lear The TD Battler Spinning Rod has quickly become my favourite rod in the rack. I will pick it up to go inshore snapper fishing, casting or trolling for yellowbelly and bream/flathead fishing. It has become quite versatile and seems to cope well with whatever jobs I throw…
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Flicking for Sydney flathead

By Sami Omari Flathead are one of those wonderful species that are readily accessible to most anglers and are quite aggressive, hitting baits or lures with gusto without being overly fussy. I often fish for Flathead in Sydney Harbour, especially when I have a few hours spare and decide to…
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Birds, baitfish, and bent rods! AIRD Combo

By Andrew Badullovich As we delve into autumn, there’ll be an abundance of bait-fish activity within our coastal estuaries. A typical autumn morning will see the cool calm water periodically disturbed with the ripples of nervous bait-fish breaking the smooth surface. These bait-balls are dominated with small anchovies, and predatory…
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Resurrecting the old!

Have you ever had an old rod/reel combination that is still functional, catching fish, yet you still upgrade to the newer lighter and more technologicaly advanced gear? I do, I admit I’m a tackle junkie but I still have a bunch of Daiwa outfits I used when professional guiding in…
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