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Certate LTD Sold out!

by Murray 5th Apr 2014

certate_ltd_blgIt only took a week to sell all of these limited edition reels, so if you haven’t pre-ordered one, it’s too late now. However, you can read about what you missed here>>


TD SOL II Baitcaster

by Murray 2nd Apr 2014

solii_blgThe TD Sol II Baitcaster will be arriving soon. Check out this elegant new reel here>>


New Ryoga Coming Soon!

by Murray 12th Mar 2014

ryoga_bay_jig_reel_blgA new Ryoga Bay Jigging baitcaster reel will be here soon. These will be available in mid Autumn, till then you can read all about them here>>


Bass Creeks and Baitcasters

by Murray 7th Mar 2014

basscreeks_blgAndrew Badullovich goes Baitcasting with The Tatula 100H and The Generation Black Finezza Rod. Find out how that went in his latest article>>


Battler Baitcaster Rods Coming Soon!

by Murray 20th Feb 2014

battler_bait_blgThe hotly anticipated Battler Baitcaster rods will be here soon. In the mean time check them out here>>


TD SOL II Baitcaster Coming Soon!

by Murray 10th Feb 2014

solii_blgThe TD Sol II Baitcaster will be here in April. Check out this elegant new reel here>>


Starting Out: Bass

by Murray 28th Jan 2014

bass_blogDave Rae takes us through the ins and outs of fishing for Bass, read about it here>>


AccuDepth ICV reel is here!

by Murray 21st Jan 2014

accudepth_blgThe AccuDepth ICV reels have arrived. Read all about this new reel here>>

Marc Ainsworth gives the AccuDepth ICV 15 Baitcaster a try, find out how to get the best from your new ICV here>>


New Lexa 400 PWR-P

by Murray 29th Dec 2013

lexa400_blgOur biggest, baddest baitcaster, the new Lexa 400 PWR-P will be here in early January.  Read all about it here>>


AccuDepth review

by Murray 23rd Dec 2013

accudepth_blgMarc Ainsworth gives the new AccuDepth ICV 15 Baitcaster a try, read about how it performed here>>


The T3 SV has arrived.

by Murray 8th Nov 2013

T3 SVThe new T3SV baitcaster reels are here.  Read all about these exciting new reels here>>


Tatula is here!

by Murray 8th Nov 2013

TatulaNew Tatula baitcaster reels have arrived. The Tatula 100H, Tatula 100HS, Tatula 100P and Tatula 100HL are now available.  Read all about these exciting new reels here>>


New T3 MX now available

by Bradley 1st Oct 2013

Daiwa FB BLOG pic hozThe dark horse in the range the MX delivers the cutting edge features of T3 1016 TW, the budget conscious price tag of the Ballistic and the dark stylings of a Steez.

For more information click here

 


New Team Daiwa S combo’s now available

by Bradley 20th Sep 2013

tdsBuilt to perform to the extreme, that’s Team Daiwa S, Daiwa’s latest premounted combos. TDS is a result of the time taken to create the perfect enthusiast PMC by combining high-end blank innovation, design and components with the proven reels, thus releasing a range that delivers ultimate performance yet incredible value for money.

 For more information click here


The Supercar of Baitcasters

by Murray 2nd Jul 2013

T3 Air Simon Goldsmith puts the T3 Air Baitcaster through it’s paces. Read all about it here>>


TD Zillion: One in a Million

by Murray 24th May 2013

One in a MillionDave Rae takes the TD Zillion to Tiwi Island chasing tropical sportfish. Read his article here>>


Tatula: Debuts Winter 2013

by Murray 22nd May 2013

TatulaTatula: Debuts Winter 2013.  Watch the video>>


The New Daiwa e-Newsletter

by Murray 1st May 2013

Daiwa e-NewsletterSubscribe to our exciting new online newsletter and you could win a Lexa 100H baitcaster reel! Each edition will be crammed with fishing news, views, tips and videos plus, of course, the latest on Daiwa products. The winner will be randomly drawn from all new subscribers during May. To subscribe just follow this link>>


T3 Limited Edition Shipping Now!

by Murray 1st May 2013

T3 LTD Has ArrivedThe T3 Limited Edition reels have arrived and are shipping now. We still have a few of these beauties left so if you want one act fast. Follow this link to find out more>>

 


T3 Air Now Here!

by Murray 7th Mar 2013

T3 Air Here Now!

The T3 Air has arrived, look for it soon at your local Daiwa stockist.


Team Daiwa-X: Pro Review

by Murray 7th Mar 2013

Fishing Rods are my Weakness: TD-X

Greg Seeto from Lure and Fly has given some of the Team Daiwa-X rods a run. The TD-X 6101ULFS and the TD-X 641MLRB are both tested. You can read all about it here >>.


Casting Baitcasters Video

by Murray 18th Feb 2013

Casting with Baitcasters Video

Baitcasters are a very popular fishing reel for a very good reason, they can be used with deadly accuracy when casting expensive lures into tight cover. Of course this all comes with practice and getting an ‘educated thumb’. It all starts however with some basic understanding of how your baitcast reels works, setting and fine tuning the bells and whistles on the reel, and understanding how to apply pressure with your thumb. Daiwa Australia’s Shannon Watson explains how. See his video here>>


New Aird Rods and PMCs

by Murray 31st Jan 2013

Aird Rods

We have added new models to our popular Aird rod range as well as our Aird Pre-mounted Combo range.

Check out the Aird rod range here >>

Our extensive range of Aird Spin PMCs >>

Aird Baitcast PMCs can be found here >>


New T3 Air Model!

by Murray 15th Jan 2013

The New T3 Air joins the illustrious T3 baitcaster lineup. It will be arriving in Australia very soon, in the mean time read all about it here.


Left Handed Lexa Here Now!

by Murray 19th Dec 2012

Lexa 300HLThe Lexa 300H baitcaster is now available in a left handed model, the Lexa 300HL. Read about it here.


More Generation Black Rods have arrived.

by Bradley 25th Oct 2012

The design and development of the new Generation Black series has resulted in some of the finest rod actions available at this price point. Not only are they some of our most refined actions but also one of our most attractive series ever, the minimal all black matt finish is a truly unique, stealth like design. The GB rod range is sure to be one of our hottest releases this spring.

More  Generation Black rods have arrived,  read more about them here.


Lexa 100H and HL now available

by Bradley 22nd Oct 2012

The new Lexa 100H and HL is now available. For more information click here.


Lexa 300H now available

by Bradley 22nd Oct 2012

The new Lexa 300H is now available. For more information click here.


New Generation Black Rods have arrived.

by Bradley 4th Oct 2012

The design and development of the new Generation Black series has resulted in some of the finest rod actions available at this price point. Not only are they some of our most refined actions but also one of our most attractive series ever, the minimal all black matt finish is a truly unique, stealth like design. The GB rod range is sure to be one of our hottest releases this spring.

The Generation Black rods have arrived,  read more about them here.


The Alphas R-Edition is back!

by Murray 31st May 2012

It’s back by popular demand! The Alphas 103 R Edition over the past few years has built an enviable reputation as one of the toughest baitcasters ever made, the R-Edition is proof that Daiwa makes the best compact light baitcasters available. Read more about it here.


New Generation Black Rods

by Murray 31st May 2012

The design and development of the new Generation Black series has resulted in some of the finest rod actions available at this price point. Not only are they some of our most refined actions but also one of our most attractive series ever, the minimal all black matt finish is a truly unique, stealth like design. The GB rod range is sure to be one of our hottest releases this spring.

The Generation Black rods will be here in September, in the mean time read more about them here.


Aird Baitcaster Now Here!

by Murray 10th May 2012

The Aird Baitcaster is now here.


Pro News Updates

by Bradley 26th Apr 2012

New Pro News Updates

Dave Rae and his favourite new Certate – click here

Dave Rae on Baby Cranks – click here

Warren Keelan – Black Label – click here

James Moller on the Clyde River – click here

James Moller with the new Freams – click here

 


Pro News Updates

by Bradley 24th Feb 2012

New Pro news

Tournament AGS Rods – Bradley Sissins

Choose Your Weapon – Greg Seeto

T3 – Simon Goldsmith


Dave Rae – Pro News

by Bradley 6th Feb 2012

Fishing World journalist, Dave Rae pro reviews now online.

To read Dave’s reviews click here.


Adventure Angler Re-runs.

by Bradley 10th Jan 2012

Micah Adams “Adventure Angler” series 2 will begin its re-run season this week. Showing times are as follows.

Tues 10th, fox sports channel 502, 4-4.30pm episode 5- Cassini island, followed by episode 6- fraser island flats from 4.30- 5pm Wed 11th, fox sports channel 502, 4-4.30pm episode 7- south OZ snapper, followed by episode 6- fraser island flats from 5-5.30pm Thurs 12th, fox sports channel 503, 3.30-4pm episode 7- south OZ snapper, followed by episode 8- png black bass from 4-4.30pm.

Season 3 will begin in February 2012


Pro News Updated

by Bradley 19th Dec 2011

Pro News Updates.

Warren Keelen  on the TMZ-I rods and Zillion baitcaster reels. For more information click here.

Mark Gercovich on fishing with kids. For more information click here.


Join Us on Facebook

by Bradley 21st Nov 2011

Join us a on Facebook and get the latest gear updates, fishing news, greatest links plus lots of giveaways! This week were giving away 5 copies of the latest “Fishing DVD” to five lucky Facebook fans.

Join us at Daiwa’s Facebook page


Reel Schematics Updated

by Bradley 9th Nov 2011

The reel schematics have been updated with english versions of the following.

Certate (2010) series – 1003, 2000, 2004, 2500, 2500R, 2506 and 3000

Certate Hyper Custom 2500, 3000 and 4000

Saltist HRF

For more information click here.


T3 Ballistic has arrived

by Bradley 4th Nov 2011

The revolutionary T3 Ballistic has arrived.

For more information click here.


T3 has arrived

by Bradley 4th Nov 2011

The revolutionary T3 baitcaster in righthand has arrived.

For more information click here.


Service Dept Schematics Updated

by Bradley 2nd Nov 2011

SERVICE DEPARTMENT – we are slowly translating the Japanese reel schematics into English. This morning we have updated the schematics for Alphas R, Saltiga 4000/4000H 2010 models, Catalina 4500, 4500H and 6500, Legalis, Luvias 1003, Morethan Branzino, Saltiga 3500 game and Saltiga Expedition. More to come soon.

For more information click here.


Airtorque rods have arrived

by Bradley 5th Oct 2011

The new Airtorque rods have just arrived. For more information click here.


New Service Dept Section now live

by Bradley 20th Sep 2011

The new Daiwa Service Dept section is now live with heaps of information on maintence and servicing your reels. In it you can find the following.

General reel maintenance guide

-          General rod maintenance guide

-          Warranty section

-          FAQ

-          Service products

-          Service and repair forms

-          Service contacts

-          Reel Schematics

For more information click here.


Pro News Updated

by Bradley 13th Sep 2011

The Pro News section has been updated and divided into individual sections for each angler. More updates coming soon from other Pro Staff and new stories/reviews. Click on any of the Pro Staff below to go straight through to their sections.

Mark Berg

Micah Adams

Mark Gerkovich

Warren Keelan

Lure and Fly

Sami Omari

Jamie Robley

Bradley Sissins


The Fishing DVD No.24 out this week

by Bradley 17th Aug 2011

Reading a great fishing magazine can sometimes be the next best thing to actually going fishing… But here’s something even BETTER than a printed magazine!

The Fishing DVD #24 is out this week and is jam-packed with action, information, tips, destinations and product reviews… and you don’t have to read it! In just over two hours of spectacular, high-definition vision, this broadcast-quality “DVD Magazine” brings it all to your lounge room, den, holiday house, offi ce or laptop computer – whenever and wherever YOU choose to view! Watch it all, from start to finish, or choose the stories and segments you like most, then view them over and over, at your leisure. Re-wind, slow mo’, freeze frame and fast-forward to all the juicy bits..

For more information go to www.thefishingdvd.com.au


New 2011/2012 Daiwa catalogues available now

by Bradley 16th Aug 2011

The new 2011/2012 Daiwa Dealer and tournament catalogues are now available. to recieve your free copies click here.


Pro News Updated

by Bradley 12th Aug 2011

New Pro news from Daiwa’s Pro Staff

Chris Seeto on the new Gekkabijin Yogiri – click here.

Greg Seeto on the Z2020 and TMX-g rods – click here.

Warren Keelan on the new Airtorque rods – click here

Mark Gerkovich on Saltist Demonblood – click here

Greg Seeto on Black Bass in PNG – click here


New Super Performance Low Budget Laguna

by Bradley 10th Aug 2011

The new Laguna is Daiwa’s finest budget baitcaster reel ever developed. For superior cast control it features Magforce which controls the spool speed to avoid over runs, but the new design features an open access low profile frame for more thumb control.

Its hand fitting comfort and high performance matched with its amazingly low price makes it ideal for anglers wanting to venture into baitcaster reels.

For more information click here.


Saltist HRF Type II debuts today.

by Bradley 10th Aug 2011

In 2011 Daiwa has upgraded one of the country’s favourite baitcaster reels with an all new UTD drag and cosmetics. So if your fishing takes you into the rugged salt water’s of the Australian coast then the all new Saltist HRF Type II is just what you’re looking for if you need a tough high-capacity, low-profile reel. Designed for either braided lines or monofilament, the Saltist HRF Type II will tackle any medium to heavy saltwater action you care to throw at it, from barramundi and jacks up north to mulloway and flathead down south.

For more information click here.


Z200H now available

by Bradley 9th Aug 2011

The new Z200h is now available.

For more information click here.


Pixy PX Type R

by Bradley 9th Aug 2011

The new Pixy PX Type R has just landed.

The finesse anglers dream reel, the new Pixy PX Type R is Daiwa’s ultimate lightweight baitcaster. Developed specifically for Japans high pressure, high intensity bass fisheries, where anglers are required to use ultra light lines and lures to tempt fish into striking.

The new shallow Super duraluminium “air” spool will spin with the lightest of weights, right down to small bream and trout sized lures, casting effortlessly and accurately. While the finesse Magforce Z system will apply breaking when necessary to prevent over-run.

For more information click here.


New Z200 announced.

by Bradley 15th Jul 2011

The 2010 Daiwa introduced Magforce 3D with the Z2020 reel. This all new approach to spool control set the bench mark for cast-ability.  Now in 2011 we introduce the Z200H, by combining the best attributes of the Z2020 like Magforce 3D, Real Four, UTD etc we have created one of the most feature packed baitcasters available.

The new Z200H will introduce a new generation of anglers to pure casting pleasure.

More information is coming soon.


New Pixy PX Type R coming soon.

by Bradley 15th Jul 2011

The finesse anglers dream reel, the new Pixy PX6 Type R is Daiwa’s ultimate lightweight baitcaster. Developed specifically for Japans high pressure, high intensity bass fisheries, where anglers are required to use ultra light lines and lures to tempt fish into striking. The new shallow Super duraluminium “air” spool will spin with the lightest of weights, right down to small bream and trout sized lures, casting effortlessly and accurately. While the finesse Magforce Z system will apply breaking when necessary to prevent over-run. The Pixy is ideal for ultra light bass and native fishing with ultra light lines and lures.

Watch this space for more information coming soon.


New T3 Ballistic coming soon.

by Bradley 15th Jul 2011

Following in the footsteps of the new T3 Daiwa is proud to announce the new T3 Ballistic baitcaster. Watch the website for more details coming soon.


New Video Section

by Bradley 28th Jun 2011

Daiwa’s new Video section is now up and running.

For more information click here.


New Daiwa Apparel section

by Bradley 15th Jun 2011

The new Daiwa Apparel section is now online, featuring Daiwa’s latest Tournament shirts, Jigging Gloves, Columbia Clothing and Caps.

For more information click here.


The Fishing DVD no.23 out soon!

by Bradley 27th May 2011

The Fishing DVD #23 out soon  is jam-packed with action, information, tips, destinations and product reviews… and you don’t have to read it! In just over two hours of spectacular, high-definition vision, this broadcast-quality “DVD Magazine” brings it all to your lounge room, den, holiday house, office or laptop computer – whenever and wherever YOU choose to view! Watch it all, from start to finish, or choose the stories and segments you like most, then view them over and over, at your leisure. Re-wind, slow mo’, freeze frame and fast-forward to all the juicy bits..

For more information click here.


Lake Boga Restocking

by Bradley 11th May 2011

Lake Boga restocking to lure recreational fishers

The Victorian Coalition Government is boosting recreational fishing opportunities at Lake Boga by resuming stocking of the iconic Murray cod.

Minister for Agriculture and Food Security and The Nationals Member for Swan Hill Peter Walsh today helped release 15,000 cod fingerlings into the lake.

“Over time these cod will lure more recreational fishers to our region, boosting Lake Boga’s economy and re-establishing the lake as a popular fishing destination,” Mr Walsh said.

“It will have flow-on effects, not just for Lake Boga businesses which depend heavily on recreational activities such as fishing and boating, but also for Kerang and Swan Hill.”

Mr Walsh said Lake Boga had been doing it tough in recent years after the lake completely dried up in 2008.

“The last time the lake was stocked was in 2005 and 2006 when small numbers of golden perch and Murray cod were released,” Mr Walsh said.

“Restocking is again possible thanks to the spring and summer rainfall which refilled the lake.

“The fish will grow to a catchable size in the next three to five years and will help make Lake Boga a great recreational fishery again.”

Mr Walsh said revenue raised from the sale of recreational fishing licences was funding the restocking of Lake Boga.

“The Victorian Coalition Government is committed to returning all revenue raised from the sale of recreational fishing licences to the industry for infrastructure works, restocking and education programs,” Mr Walsh said.

“We are also providing an extra $16.2 million over the next four years to breed more fish and provide more opportunities for recreational fishers.

“Lake Boga is one of 17 lakes and rivers being restocked by Fisheries Victoria with native fish this month as inland waters recover from the drought,” Mr Walsh said.


T3 Details now online.

by Bradley 5th May 2011

The information on the new upcoming T3 baitcasters due for release in mid winter is now online.

For more information click here.


T3 – the revolution in baitcasters

by Bradley 25th Mar 2011

T3

Just announced today is the release of one of the most exciting baitcasters ever developed by Daiwa – introducing the new T3.

T3 introduces Daiwa’s latest revolution in levelwind design. The traditional levelwind system has always restricted casting distance and performance but with the introduction of the new “TWS” T-Wing System this is now a thing of the past.

When disengaging the reel for casting the T-Wing releases the line smoothly through the wide “casting area” on the upper part of the level wind, reengage the reel and it pushes the line into a line guide at the base of the T-Wing system. This increases casting performance and reduces back lashing.

T3 is also the first baitcaster reel developed by Daiwa that is made from “Zaion” and it also features Magforce 3D as introduced in the Z2020 reels.

Watch this site as very soon all the information will be revealed!

T3 will be released worldwide in late Winter 2011


The Fishing DVD Issue 22 out now!

by Bradley 10th Feb 2011

The Fishing DVD issue 22 is out now with an awesome array of stories and tips that will keep you entertained for hours.

BANUBANU DREAMING
with Steve Starling & John Haenke

The Fishing DVD visit an extraordinary wilderness retreat located on a tropical island off Gove (Nhulunbuy), on the north east corner of Arnhem Land. The extraordinary fishing action they encounter in these turquoise waters is only exceeded by the hospitality and creature comforts of the camp itself… this one is very special!

AWOONGA BARRA ON FLY
with Peter Morse and Jason Wilhelm

Stocked impoundment barra are perhaps even less predictable than their wild cousins and this makes them a great challenge, especially for fly fishermen. Utilising a range of flies fished at different depths and using a variety of retrieves Peter Morse catches a string of feisty impoundment barra.

KIWI KINGS
with Brad Sissens and friends

Brad Sissens is joined by some of the top fishing reel engineers from Daiwa’s Japanese headquarters for a couple of days of knock-down, drag-out, no-holds-barred tackle testing on the big, green-backed hoodlum kings of Tairua. You have to check this out!

EXPLORING CURTIS ISLAND
with John Haenke & Mark Bargenquast

The crew climb aboard a luxury mothership and head for the waters around Curtis Island, between Gladstone and Rockhampton, to check out some wild and lightly-fished country. Despite wrestling with strong winds, dirty water and unfavourable tides for the first few days, the team hang in there, proving the importance of persistence and ultimately scoring a champagne popper fishing session around the offshore islands, and also includes some great estuary fishing tips as well.

TASSIE TROUT ON PLASTIC
with Steve Starling and Chris Bassano

Starlo joins gun trout guide, Chris Bassano, on a Tasmanian Central Highlands lake in search of wily brown trout using small Squidgy soft plastics and finesse spinning tackle. Their results prove just how incredibly effective this approach can be, even in adverse weather conditions! Great tips on finding fish holding spots and how to overcome weed beds.

For more information click here.


Tournament Master X -G rods just landed!

by Bradley 9th Feb 2011

The all new TMX-G series introduces high class tournament technology to a class of rod never seen before.

The TMX-G series uses Daiwa’s latest carbon design – M500, this new high modulus carbon blank material allows the blank to be thinner, by combining precise resin control with unidirectional graphite fibre making it one of the lightest, strongest and most sensitive blanks in its class.

That’s just the beginning, add to this Daiwa’s ultra sensitive and ergonomic grips, the latest Daiwa “original Comfortable” reel seats and Fuji Sic guide system and you have the best tournament ready series available on the market.

For more information click here.


Daiwa Japan’s TV show “The Fishing” now online.

by Bradley 21st Jan 2011

The long running Japanese Tv show “The Fishing” is now available to watch on line. Daiwa Japan has been the sponsor of this program for the past 27 years and show cases the latest trends in japanese fishing styles and tackle. If you are interested in whats happening in Japan then you can now go online to - www.fishingch.jp/index.html , click on “The Fishing” icon on the far right of the page. Although the content is in japanese many anglers will find it both interesting and fascinating to watch some of the worlds finest anglers using the most advanced techniques.


Fishing World February Edition Out Now!

by Bradley 18th Jan 2011

Australia’s leading fishing publication is packed full of great information this month and  also features Daiwa’s latest Tournamnet Master x-G rods on the inside cover.

Features include.

Surface fishing for bream

Species guide: Dolphin fish

Top 10 bream lures – Part 1

Practical: DIY reel servicing

Destinations: SA kingfish

Destinations: Cape York, FNQ

Destinations: Gold Coast holiday hotspot

Destinations: Sydney’s Hawkesbury River

A life spent Fly fishing

Plus Australia’s best columnists, loads of news and new products and the bonus Boat Fishing magazine featuring tests on new boats plus practical boating tips.


Lk Nagambie Fisheries Research Underway

by Bradley 13th Jan 2011

Fisheries Victoria scientists have begun surveying Lake Nagambie and the anglers who fish there to determine the success of recent fish stocking.
Fisheries Victoria Executive Director, Anthony Hurst, said native fish stocking was reintroduced into Lake Nagambie in 2008 when 200,000 golden perch and 100,000 Murray cod fingerlings were released.
By the end of this summer, more than 600,000 golden perch and 150,000 Murray cod will have been stocked into Lake Nagambie over a three year period.
“It is now time to start evaluating how those fish have survived and grown using two different approaches,” Mr Hurst said.
“The first will involve interviewing anglers between December and Easter about their catch, time spent fishing, their target species and level of angling satisfaction.
“The second approach involves directly sampling the fish in Lake Nagambie to quantify the survival, growth and proportion of stocked fish within the overall populations.
“If the stocked fish are abundant, it indicates that fish stocking has been successful so far and anglers can look forward to better fishing in years to come.
“It is hoped the interviews with anglers might also reveal keen fishers who are willing to play a bigger role in monitoring stocked fish over the longer term.
“We’d like avid anglers to be an ongoing point of contact for Fisheries Victoria scientists so we can use their information to help gauge the success of the stocking program and fine tune our management strategies.
“With more native fish scheduled for release this summer, it will be important to assess the benefits from stocking using the best and most cost effective research available through the Fisheries Research Branch.
“The stockings and fisheries assessment are well supported by the Nagambie Angling Club, whose members are keen to see the fishery return to its former glory as a regional fishing hot-spot for locals and visitors.”
For more about fish stocking visit www.dpi.vic.gov.au/fishing


Sooties of Eungella

by Bradley 19th Dec 2010

We all have a species or style of fishing that rings our bell. For me it’s sooty grunter and fishing crankbaits in timber, and it’s was during a shoot for an up and coming The Fishing DVD issue 23 episode that I got to indulge both. Fishing Eungella Dam near Mackay Shannon Watson and I got to experience impoundment sooty fishing about as good as it gets.

The process was straight forward, throw 2 ½” shallow and deep crankbaits to standing and laydown timber, slow roll it back and wait for the fish to nail the rattling intruder.

While the lure and retrieve was nothing new our choice of tackle, namely the rod, reel and line had somewhat of a new twist on it. Using a combination of spin and baitcaster gear, it was the Steez and Tournament Master-Z guided ranges that did most of the work. The low modulus Steez Tornado was perfect for the treble armed lures we were using while the Tournament Master Z-G Flats Master was matched up with the new 201 Cerates and Steez spinning reels. These outfits were dynamite at muscling XOS sooties away from their snags.

Baitcaster outfits followed a similar trend with the Steez Blitz and Tournament Master Z-G Topwater Tapdancer used when we were looking for a bit more grunt. These were matched up with the Steez 103 and new Zillion 100H-DA Type R baitcasters.

All the reels were also spooled up with Daiwa’s latest super fine braid, the Tournament Hyper PE and this was the first time it was used on film and it lived up to all expectations, delivering super smooth casting and A1 pulling power.

Simon Goldsmith ABT

Look out for this story in the upcoming Fishing DVD, for more information go to – www.thefishingdvd.com.au


Murray Cod Return To Charlegrark

by Bradley 14th Dec 2010

Murray cod have made a welcome return to West Wimmera’s Lake Charlegrark after an 11 year
absence thanks to some foresight and careful planning more than a decade ago.

The commercial harvest of other fish species from a nearby lake, salvaged as the region’s
wetlands dried out in 1999, have funded the Murray cods’ return tickets.

This week, 300 Murray cod were released in Lake Charlegrark, a popular recreational lake at
Minimay near the Victorian/South Australian border.

Fisheries Victoria Executive Director Anthony Hurst said the stocking was carried out by
Fisheries Officers from Department of Primary Industries (DPI) in conjunction with members of
the Wimmera Angling Association.

“Before the big dry, lakes in this area were popular fishing spots including nearby Lake
Booroopki, an iconic Murray cod recreational fishery.

“When Lake Booroopki began drying out in the late 1990s, local anglers agreed to let the lake be
harvested by a commercial fisherman who relocated any Murray cod and sold other fin-fish.

“Funds from this sale were placed in a trust fund, which is now being used to stock nearby Lake
Charlegrark.

“Thanks to the forward thinking of the local angling community we have, after all these dry years,
finally been able to bring the icon species back to the region.

“The Murray cod that have been stocked are yearlings weighing 150-200 grams each and
measuring 15-20 cm.

“They are expected to reach breeding maturity within three to four years and the legal minimum
length size of 60 cm within four to six years, depending on lake conditions.

“Murray cod are an important species in this region and their return will enhance both the social
and economic fabric of the community,” Mr Hurst said.


Bass Fishing at Lake Glenbawn

by Bradley 14th Dec 2010

As a parent, I think it’s natural that we secretly hope that our children will share our passions.  I think it is also one of the greatest privileges to watch them as they succeed in their endeavours.

So as a keen fisherman, you can imagine how proud I was to fish a Bass Tournament with my 10 year old Daughter, Anja, and to watch her land her first Australian Bass.  The following are her own words as she recounts our weekend on the water together.

Last weekend my family and I drove to Lake Glenbawn.  There was a Bass fishing tournament taking place and I went to fish with my Dad, Greg Seeto and his friend Josh Carpenter.  I’ve fished in a tournament with Dad before, but I was very excited because this was my first Bass tournament and I am always asking Dad when I can fish another comp with him.

We entered the tournament as Team Daiwa. Each morning we got up at 5.00am to be on the water for the start at 6am.  We fished for 8 hours on Saturday and for 5 hours on Sunday.  Brad from Daiwa lent me a D-Shock and a Royalcast rod and reel for the weekend and I caught my first ever Bass on Saturday.

Josh kept telling me to cast as close to the edge as possible and wind my lure past the trees and weed in the water. I caught my fish on a spinnerbait in clear water, using the D-Shock rod and reel.  Dad was so excited.

Listening at the weigh in, a lot of the people caught their Bass on spinnerbaits.  I was so proud of myself because this was the first Bass I have ever caught and it was the second biggest out of the three we caught on the first day.  I didn’t catch any fish on Sunday, but I still caught more than Dad.  Luckily Josh caught two for us.  So our total for the weekend was 5 out of a possible 8, not bad considering Dad and I don’t go Bass fishing very often.

I had a great but very tiring weekend.  It was cool to try the 2 new rods and reels as well.  The D-shock is like my other fishing rods that Dad taught me to use, but the Royalcast was easier to cast. I love to fish with Dad and can’t wait till we do another tournament together.

If you’re looking for a fishing combo for the kids, the D-shock and the Royalcast are great inexpensive options, depending on the level of experience of the children.

D-shock is a spin outfit with many features found in Daiwa’s high end reels, including ABS, Twistbuster and Digigear.  The Royalcast reel on the other hand is a Spincast reel, perfect for kids.  Available in a matched rod and reel combo it will assist with line management, reducing tangles and allowing for easy casting.

Greg Seeto

www.lureandfly.com


New Spellbinder Series just landed!

by Bradley 13th Dec 2010

The new Spellbinder rod series has just landed and will be in stores later this week.

Ultra fast, ultra light, ultra powerful… that’s the easiest way to describe the all new Spellbinder series. Designed on Daiwa’s latest new concept blank designs which introduces a blank that is amazingly light and fast at a price that has never before been seen in Australia.

Built with the finest components like Fuji K guides, Daiwa reel seats and ultra tough EVA grips available the Spellbinder series is the ideal choice for the serious angler.


Vic Fishing Licenses Funding New Projects

by Bradley 13th Dec 2010

Revenue from the sale of recreational fishing licences continues to fund projects that
improve angling opportunities throughout Victoria, with a further 14 grants provided
through the Small Grants Program.

Half of the projects involve promoting recreational fishing to children through active
participation while others focus on research and minor infrastructure development.

Since its launch in March 2010, the Small Grants Program has funded 45 projects worth
more than $141,000. The program is open year round for small grants up to $5,000.

Executive Director of Fisheries Victoria, Anthony Hurst, said the 14 projects ranged from
junior clinics in regional centres to education products aimed at increasing awareness of
revised regulations.

The 14 projects are:


$5,000 to assess fish populations in the Anglesea River after recent fish deaths

$4,960 to conduct a ‘Junior Fishing Day’ event at Corinella Jetty

$4,560 to evaluate pipi stocks in the Cape Liptrap Coastal Park

$2,500 to co-fund 2,000 pipi buckets to promote the reduced bag limit at Cape
Liptrap Coastal Park

$4,500 to conduct a ‘Learn to Fish’ convention at Lakes Entrance

$3,950 to conduct a ‘Mates Day on the Bay’ fishing event

$3,664 to conduct six ‘fishing for diversity’ events at Barwon Heads

$3,400 to conduct a ‘Family Fishing Day’ at the 2011 St Kilda Festival

$2,965 to replace parts of the fishing platform at Deep Lake Recreation Reserve

$1,900 to conduct a ‘Student Fishing Day’ at the Curdies River

$1,975 to conduct a ‘Junior Fishing Clinic’ at Lake Boga

$1,530 to conduct a ‘Junior Angler Workshop’ at Kyabram

$1,215 to co-fund a pilot program to install fishing line disposal bins at 21
locations around Port Phillip Bay and

$1,425 to conduct a Family Surf Fishing tuition day at Venus Bay.
“These projects are terrific examples of ‘your fishing licence fees at work’ to improve
recreational angling opportunities and I encourage any organisation to consider applying
for a grant,” Mr Hurst said.

Since its inception in 2001, the Recreational Fishing Grants Program has funded over
345 projects worth more than $13.5 million. For more information or to apply for a Small
Grant, visit www.dpi.vic.gov.au/fishing/feesatwork


New Horizons for Bass in Victoria

by Bradley 9th Dec 2010

Freshwater anglers are set to benefit in years to come thanks to an expanding Australian bass
stocking program that released over 100,000 fingerlings into seven Gippsland waters, including
three rivers for the first time.

Executive Director of Fisheries Victoria, Anthony Hurst, said recent advances in the genetic
knowledge of Victorian bass stocks confirmed Gippsland bass are essentially one stock rather
than several, as previously thought.

“This means broodstock bass from many Gippsland catchments within their natural range can
now be used when breeding fingerlings, which has increased broodstock collection opportunities
and consequently, fingerling production,” Mr Hurst said.

“Australian bass are a highly regarded sportfish and these stockings cement the Department’s
commitment to developing new fisheries for this species.

“Stocked bass fisheries in north-east New South Wales and south-east Queensland have proved
very successful so we are keen to ensure that Victorian anglers get the opportunity to enjoy bass
fishing.

“Lake Glenmaggie, near Heyfield, received 22,000 bass while Blue Rock Reservoir, near Moe,
received 15,000.

“These two lakes were stocked last summer with 30,000 and 22,000 bass respectively so we will
have consecutive year-classes in the water, which is ideal.

“The Macalister River below Lake Glenmaggie was stocked with 4,000 bass while Lake
Narracan received 20,000.

“New to the list of waters to receive Australian bass fingerlings are the Mitchell, Avon and
Thomson rivers, which contain low density populations of wild bass, some of which have been
used to breed the fingerlings being stocked.

“The Mitchell River received 15,000 bass, the Avon 15,000 and the Thomson 11,000 at Cowarr
Weir.

“These bass fingerlings are about 1 gram and 3cm long when released and are expected to take
several years to reach the legal minimum length of 27cm.”

The expanded bass stocking program has benefited from extensive broodstock collection by
researchers from the Arthur Rylah Institute (DSE) and is well supported by VRFish, Native Fish
Australia and local Gippsland anglers.

For more information about fish stocking visit www.dpi.vic.gov.au/fishing


New Shinobi Braid

by Bradley 2nd Nov 2010

Great news for those anglers on a tight budget is Daiwa’s latest release due out in stores soon is Shinobi Braid Super PE. This smooth, round profile braid is constructed using PE for improved casting distance and high abrasion resistance. Perfectly suited for spin and baitcaster reels, the Shinobi is a super high visibility yellow braid that is ideal for lure casting applications.

It also comes in a unique dispensing spool, this design allows you to apply tension to the spool when winding onto your reel.

For more information check out Shinobi Braid in our Line section.


Coastal Barra 153H

by Bradley 8th Oct 2010

Compact yet with big reel line capacity and durability, the CB153H is built specifically to the needs of the dedicated saltwater barra angler. With all metal components anti-corrosion treated, the Coastal Barra will fight the affects of saltwater use with only minimal ordinary maintenance. Featuring CRBB bearings, lightweight aluminium spool, aluminium frame/sideplate, 7 disc super drag and marine grade brass gearing.

Available now the Coastal Barra is set to become extremely popular for the top end barra angler looking for a baitcaster reel with excellent performance but not at high prices.


TD Zillion Type R lands in Australia.

by Bradley 30th Sep 2010

The New TD Zillions have just arrived today fresh from our factory in japan. Within the next you’ll be able to pick up one of these beauties – the solid feel of precision engineering, Team Daiwa Zillion represents the pinnacle of Daiwa’s engineering excellence. The all new super tuned  Type R series is tricked up with carbon fibre swept handles, UTD drag and Hyper Speed ball bearings, tuned for uncompromised performance.