DAIWA PRODUCT FOCUS: Double Clutch 95 By Mark Gercovich

When the “coming soon” posts began about a larger size of the super effective Double Clutch I began to get excited. I instantly though of some of the large local lakes and the how their big resident salmonids, who had proven over the years to love a 75mm clutch, were…
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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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DAIWA PRODUCT FOCUS: SILVER CREEK BY MATT CALDWELL

With most of the rivers and streams across Australia closed to trout fishing at this time of year, the only way to catch a trout  will be to visit one of the many freshwater lakes throughout NSW, VIC and Tassie. Also with the cold weather, yet clear water conditions recently…
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DAIWA PRODUCT FOCUS: EMERALDAS NUDE BY JASON LINARDOS

With all the great new products Daiwa have released this year none have got me quite as excited as the new additions to the Emeraldas range! New jig colours and a new range of rods all specifically designed in Australia for Australian fisherman. The new jigs aren’t just a bunch…
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DAIWA PRODUCT FOCUS: Spiking Gold Tournament Spike 53SP By Andrew Badullovich

I had a hunch the tournament spike 53SP would be deadly on the inland natives, but I was gobsmacked when I found out first hand just how effective they actually were! The tournament spike has made its mark as a killer bream lure; however, it certainly isn’t restricted to the…
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DAIWA FISHING TIPS: DAIWA RELIABILITY IN THE KIMBERLEY BY MICAH ADAMS

I recently had the pleasure of spending two weeks on board a mothership- the Hyland C in the middle of the Kimberly filming for my upcoming season eight of adventure angler. During the trip, we experienced an incredible diversity of action that culminated in the catching of both barramundi and…
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DAIWA FISHING TIPS: PERCH SEARCH BY MARK GERCOVICH

Recently Fisheries Victoria held its “Perch search” on the Glenelg River in South West Victoria. The purpose of the event is allow for the collection of running ripe Estuary Perch that are used as brood stock to produce EP fingerlings for stocking. Previous research has shown that the most effective…
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DAIWA FISHING TIPS: TACKLING TROPICAL SPEEDSTERS BY MARK BARGENQUAST

As a fishing addicted kid I used to always dream of a paradise where catching big fish on lures was an everyday occurrence, a place where bent rods and screaming drags was an easy feat to achieve, well I am now living the dream on the western side of Cape…
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DAIWA FISHING TIPS: SPECIAL SPRING AT LAKE EILDON BY MARC AINSWORTH

Come 1 September this year, Lake Eildon is going to be something special because it’ll be open, for the first time, to Murray cod fishing during spring. That’s right, the 3-month Murray cod closed season of September, October and November won’t apply for the 2016 spring at Lake Eildon. Fisheries…
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DAIWA FISHING TIPS: SURF’S UP BY JESSIE ROTIN

Sand and the sound of crashing waves is what attracts millions to Australia’s amazing coastline each year. Turning up in large numbers and having a never say die mentality, is why many of us spend hours chasing our iconic Australian Salmon. Each to their own: Wading the shallows, flicking lures…
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DAIWA FISHING TIPS: SPRING GOLD BY JACKO DAVIS

Golden Perch, Callop or Yellowbelly, whatever you want to call these oversized footballs, are a freshwater trophy best targeted during spring. The spring months mark the cod season closure coinciding with this top time to target these fish. Many freshwater anglers will pack away the cod gear until December and…
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