Woofing the Tropics – Mark Bargenquast & Justin Duggan

Bargy on the TD Woofer The new Daiwa TD Woofer has certainly taken top shelf in my tackle box. After testing a few woofers down in Hervey Bay and getting good results on threadfin salmon, flathead and Barra it was time to try this new exciting lure in tropical Queensland,…
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Cold water Vibe: Black Label 6102 LXS – Andrew Badullovich

As we delve into winter, we tend to approach a day’s fishing with different tactics. Bream are one such target that will see anglers use contrasting techniques to fill their bag. The warmth of the summer water call anglers to crank the shallow flats; while on the flip-side, winter will…
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Stay Up Late, When the Bass Won’t Bite! Dave Rae

On a recent 3-day bass trip to a beautiful bass river, we thought we’d venture into a true wilderness area and fish some truly pristine water. The stretch of river we chose is fished very rarely, perhaps 3 or 4 times each season and that’s only if the river level…
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Eging with Kids – Eging is fun…! Ben Weston

Since the arrival of my kids new Daiwa combo’s I have been the most harassed dad in Central Queensland. “Dad can we go fishing” has been the most common question in our house, slightly pipping the kids’ endless desire for ice cream. Here in CQ we have recently been dished…
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J-Braid – Street Fighter Strong – Josh Carpenter

#BeAStrongfighter Its great to finally be able to reveal what we have been testing for a while now, the new J-Braid. Now I'm not known as a big braid user and I have written more than a few blogs on how much I love the BRAVE fluorocarbon but when it…
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Luderick on New Era fly gear – Vicki Lear

It is time to dust off my New Era NE6 Rod again along with the New Era 5/6 reel, spooled with the floating line and a 4 to 6lb tippet and go hit the estuary systems or rock ledges in NSW for some blackfish on fly. I am pretty excited since…
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Sydney’s Winter Snapper – Sami Omari

As the weather cools and most fishermen put away their boats for the winter, the dedicated souls who venture out into the cold can be rewarded with some wonderful snapper fishing around the hard fished waters off Sydney. Winter time in Sydney is when the snapper aggregate on the inshore…
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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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The Line Up – Simon Goldsmith

Not all lines are made equal and not all lines are designed with the same job in mind. An item that definitely follows a horse-for-course approach, especially when it comes to lure fishing, is an angler’s line. Available in a variety of sizes, genres, thickness, rigidity and abrasion resistance matching…
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Rock Baits Roundup- Jamie Robley

By Jamie Robley. Lure casting is undeniably popular these days and certainly very effective for catching a plethora of salt and freshwater species. When it comes to rock fishing lures will also work well for many different fish and in some cases you’ll actually do a lot better when throwing…
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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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