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DAIWA PRODUCT FOCUS: Daiwa Td Minnow 120 SP – The Ultimate Drain Barra Lure By Mark Bargenquast

As a self-confessed barra nut for the past 30 years I have fished for them from the NT right down the east coast to their most southern limits of Noosa in SE Queensland.  I have caught them from water as deep as 18 meters right up to sight casting at…
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DAIWA FISHING TIPS: 5 Tips for Summer-time Lake Eildon Cod

Lake Eildon’s Murray Cod population is going from strength to strength thanks largely to the considerable ‘Million Murray Cod’ stocking program several years ago. Those fish have grown well and most are now in the 50-60cm size range, providing the bulk of goodoo action. However, Summer at Lake Eildon can…
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DAIWA PRODUCT FOCUS: Black Gold Heating up the Tropics By Mark Bargenquast

Finally the time had come, after weeks of gruelling, day in day out guiding with some new untested tackle sitting in the room I was just hanging to get it out and give it a run! New lures, line, leader, rods and reels had arrived and even though I love…
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DAIWA FISHING TIPS: The line up – fishing line explained By Simon Goldsmith

Line can be a confusing tackle item to get your head around. Today’s anglers are spoilt for choice with new technologies, designs and fishing styles seeing tackle store walls littered with a tonne of line types and styles that can leave an angler scratching their head about what to buy…
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DAIWA FISHING TIPS: Pre-Storm Bass. By Jacko Davis

My local bass impoundment has seen a lot of me over the last few months, right through winter, and now into spring. I’ve been waiting for the switch to flick, and last session it did. Once the water temperature rises with the spring weather, the bass move up into the…
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DAIWA FISHING TIPS: Walking for whiting – Surface fishing. By Andrew Badullovich

With the south coast “whiting on surface” season fast approaching – I thought I would share 3 tips to get you amongst the action! Tip 1- tackle: Select a rod with a fast tapper, and a line rating somewhere between 1-2kg, and 2-4kg. This rod should be at least 7’…
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DAIWA PRODUCT FOCUS: BG 4000 BY JAMIE ROBLEY

Upon unboxing the new BG 4000 reel, the most noticeable thing was the solid ‘old school’ feel and distinct hints of its historical black and gold heritage, dating back to the mid-1970s. After screwing the handle in and cranking the reel though, it immediately became obvious the engineering inside is…
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DAIWA PRODUCT FOCUS: CATALINA BY NABEEL ISSA

Chasing pelagics is one of my favourite styles of fishing, seeing fish break the surface and chase bait can really get the adrenaline pumping and put excitement levels through the roof! In South East Queensland, we are lucky to have a number of different Tuna and Mackerel species that come…
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DAIWA PRODUCT FOCUS: AIRD X – sweet combo! 702LFS – 2500SH By Andrew Badullovich

I was introduced to the Aird rods and reels a few years back, and couldn’t believe how well they performed for their price tag. Well, we are now blessed with the Aird X range…and guess what…they perform even better! One combo that I have been using lately is the 702LFS…
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DAIWA PRODUCT FOCUS: One Ballistic Reel Ballistic EX 2000 By Andrew Badullovich

The Ballistic EX 2000 is one of those special reels that I have become particularly fond of. It’s not expensive, and performs well above its price-tag. It’s packed with high-end features and looks superb on any rod you decide to marry it to. Magseal is one such feature that the…
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