Monthly Archives: September 2015

REVIEW: Sokkou Knot tool – Darren Weda

For some the task of tying fishing knots is a real struggle, whether it be due to eyesight, fat fingers, technique etc, it can be difficult. In an attempt to make things much easier and quicker for the aforementioned Daiwa have designed and made the Sokkou Knot Tool. Daiwa Sokkou…
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DAIWA FISHING TIPS: The Jetty Rat – Andrew Badullovich

Land-based angling is a favourite form of fishing for me. I grew up chasing all manner of fish species from the shoreline, and found the wharves and jetties to provide great opportunities for the young fishing grommet. When I was a kid, my mates and I would patrol every timber…
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DAIWA FISHING TIPS: Luring Lake Lizards – Jamie Robley

Although dusky flathead can be caught throughout the year, the months ahead are normally best when it comes to catching flatties around the coastal lakes of NSW. Living smack bang between the Tuggerah and Macquarie systems on the Central Coast, I’m even more familiar with the habits of fish here…
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Presso Rolling Crank Junior – Chris Seeto

It’s time to start dusting off those spring/summer lures, so get your crank baits, wake baits, and top water lures out of hibernation and be ready for the sound of the cicadas, the longer daylight hours and warm weather. It seems perfect timing that Daiwa have gone and released the…
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Daiwa Fishing Tips – Springtime Redfin – Marc Ainsworth

Redfin are under-estimated! They’re prolific, delicious and reasonable sport on light gear. They’re also a schooling fish, which once located, can make for hefty hauls of superb fillets. Catching redfin in springtime is really popular with boating anglers in Victorian lakes: Eildon, Hume, Cairn Curran, Eppalock, Waranga Basin, Toolondo, Fyans…
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Storage World: Daiwa Fishing Tackle Storage Solutions- Simon Goldsmith

Tackle and gear storage should never be underestimated when it comes to fishing. Not only does it ensure that your gear and tackle is safe, secure, and in optimum condition, it also helps make your angling time easier, more effective, and ultimately more fun. Whether it’s shore game angling that…
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DAIWA FISHING TIPS: Whiting on top – Chris Seeto

It doesn't take much to make this kid happy. Sure, I love my boat and getting on the water but sometimes wading the sand flats can be just as fun with a fraction of the cleaning up. Spring has finally arrived, and hopefully the warm weather won't be far behind. It's…
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DAIWA FISHING TIPS: Gummy Sharks – Jesse Rotin

Gummy sharks range around the whole southern half of Australia, anywhere from the shallowest of sand flats to the deepest of ocean drop-offs, right through to bays and inlets along the coast. Having strong fighting abilities plus a delicious taste makes this species an enjoyable and also a popular target…
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Review: TD Commander Bayonet Division – Hooked Up Magazine

The Daiwa Commander series is one of the first series of AGS rods to be released by Daiwa. There is no doubt that the AGS guides have been a game changer in rod development and they are now being implemented over a number of new Daiwa models. For those of…
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Finicky Tuna on the Overthere Skipping Stickbait – Mark Gercovich

This season has seen a fantastic run of school sized Tuna on the inshore grounds of Sth West Victoria (anything from 2 to 10km offshore) since as early as February. Like inshore fish often are when compared to their shelf dwelling brethren, the fish have often been regarded as finicky, getting a…
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The Verdict on Vadel – Andrew Badullovich

I was honestly impressed at first glance. The new Vadel from Daiwa is extremely appealing, and easy on the eye. The over-sized EVA handle knob is perfect for gripping power, and is a welcomed feature when battling strong fish. The Vadel 4000H is a smooth operator, and is well balanced…
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DAIWA FISHING TIPS: Bait Gathering – Vicki Lear

Sometimes depending on the species you are fishing and the method you are using to catch these fish there is no substitute for live bait. Whether it is squid, slimy mackerel or yellowtail they all have their purpose whether you are live baiting off the rocks, trolling or down rigging.…
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Review: Presso Rolling Crank MR – Hooked Up Magazine

The Daiwa Presso Rolling Crank is one of Daiwa’s newer models in their vast range of finesse lures. It’s a tiny little crank that could be the difference between some good captures and a fishless day. The Presso is a tiny 32mm crank that comes in two dive depths, the…
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DAIWA FISHING TIPS: Springtime Australian Bass – Ian Seeto

The spring bass season is upon us and I know that there will be quite a few anxious anglers just waiting to hit the rivers and creeks in search for the wild Australian Bass.  Regardless of whether fishing, ponds, creeks or puddles that you can literally jump over, I have been…
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