Monthly Archives: May 2015

J-Braid – Its No Cheesy Line – Andrew Badullovich

J-Braid. By Andrew Badullovich. #BeAStrongFighter Fishing line; whether it is braid or mono, is an important component of fishing. With a plethora of variety on the market these days, we are spoilt for choice. This said…there are lines, and there are lines! Let’s focus on braided line. Most brands retail…
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South of the Border – May News – Mark Gerkovich

With an extended run of very ordinary autumn weather allowing for the tuna blinkers to come off for a while, it gave me a chance to do something else during the month of May. Something we used to do a lot at this time of year before May became tuna…
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Daiwa Freams 2004 – Kosta Linardos

By Kosta Linardos – Hooked Up Magazine.  I will not deny I’m a “gear snob”, even though it’s totally justified as fishing reels are essentially my work tools. I love Japanese reels and all my favourite reels are made in Japan. The Japanese just do it better, there is no…
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Emeraldas Jig Case – Darren Weda

By Darren Weda. While fairly new to squid fishing, I had always wondered what the best way was to store and carry these larger profile lures. So after getting a collection of squid jigs, I decided to look into some storage options and came up with the Daiwa Emeraldas range…
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TD Commander – As Sweet as a Strawberry – Andrew Badullovich

TD Commander – Electric Strawberry. By Andrew Badullovich. I’ll start by saying; that this is the sweetest little rod that I have used for cranking hard-bodied lures off river and lake edges for bream! I have found the Electric Strawberry to be the perfect compromise between a distance rod, and…
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2015 Freams 2500 – Surface Tactics in the Tropics – Mark Bargenquast

Fishing the Freams 2500. By Mark Bargenquast. It’s no wonder anglers worldwide love surface fishing, it’s the thrill of that explosion all over your lure as something eats it, forget the focus on GT popping which has taken the world by storm, almost every other predatory species can be caught…
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Essentials of Rock Fishing – Part 2 – Jamie Robley

By Jamie Robley. Australia has no shortage of magnificent headlands, points and rock ledges dotted around the entire country. Not only is it possible to encounter an extraordinary variety of fish from these rocky fringes, many species are aggressive predators that will eagerly pounce on lures. Whilst distant or exotic…
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New Presso RCS has arrived

Are you an avid trout angler? Then imagine being able to customize your new Presso, Exist or Ignis reel so it feels better, looks better and performs better in your hand. Well, now you can! Daiwa introduces a stylish range of Presso upgrade parts to help you to customize your…
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Southern Black Bream

By Micah Adams. Had a short short session today on a nearby small lagoon full of nice sized southern black bream. Using his Hobie Pro Angler, with the raised seat is superb, comfortable and functional, and the stability of the Kayak allows you to stand and fish which makes a…
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On the stones at Exmouth – The Fishing DVD

A classic morning on the rocks below the lighthouse at Exmouth WA. Shore based fishing is something many of Fishing DownUnders’ viewers have told us they want to see, and we’ve been getting some great rock fishing action. The first time I fished this particular rock ledge was back in…
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Fishing DVD – Tathra Flathead

Andrew Badullovich has been filming in the Tathra area with the team from Fishing DownUnder, and we find out a bit about the story from John Haenke, the producer. There is actually a fair bit of planning that goes into the shooting of each and every one of the stories…
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New Daiwa Soft Shell available

Winter is upon us and the new Daiwa Soft Shell is now available at our online store. The Soft Shell is windproof, fleece lined, spray proof and features heavy duty YKK zippers. Ideal for cold blustery days over winter. Check them out here          
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Queen of the Night – Gekkabijin AGS and 2004 – Jesse Rotin

Gekkabijin AGS Ajing 610l-s/Gekkabijin 2004 All-round sensitivity: (Gekkabijin) Japanese for Queen of the night is a style of fishing which was developed in Japan with the use of ultra-light saltwater tackle along with micro plastics and tiny slow jigs for species known as (Mebaru) rockfish and (Ajing) Yellowtail mackerel. In…
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Daiwa Lure Wallet

By Chris Seeto. We all should know the Cranka Crab, they’re a small, somewhat effective creature bait imitation. The unique point of difference the crab has are its floating claws and the challenge with the Cranka Crab is storing them with the floating claws. Most treble based lures, I put…
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Success with Stingers

By Ian Seeto. It’s winter, it’s cold and from my experience, Bream can be a lot harder to catch. This doesn’t mean the fish aren’t there, actually I’ve found in the colder months fish tend to be of better quality, compared to the quantity you may catch during the warmer…
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Destination Weipa

By Mark Bargenquast. How many fisho’s have dreams about the big trip north, pick up any magazine and usually there’s a glossy article with pics of tuna, trevally, barra, jacks etc. It really gets the blood pumping! Even for me living in Hervey Bay where the fishing really isn’t all…
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Casting is a Dream

By Ben Weston. When you are blessed as I am to have the opportunity to use the finest fishing gear in the world, you actually tend to forget how superior this stuff actually is! My young cousin Sean recently made the trek 700kms down from Townsville in North Queensland to…
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