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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DAIWA PRODUCT FOCUS: AIRD X BY JAMIE ROBLEY

Light tackle bait soaking and lure flicking form the backbone of Aussie angling. Species ranging from bream and whiting in the estuaries, to salmon and tailor on the beaches and bass or trout in the fresh all make up the bulk of what each of us sets out to chase…
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DAIWA FISHING TIPS: POST WINTER INSPECTIONS BY DALE BAXTER

With the weather being cold and miserable and making getting out amongst the fish hard work and only for the true die hards. It is a great time to get your reels into tip top shape with a bit of TLC and ready for the coming Spring. It doesn’t take…
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DAIWA PRODUCT FOCUS: THE PERFECT STORM BY JAMIE ROBLEY

Over the four decades that I’ve enjoyed spending some time at the beach, chasing a variety of species ranging from tailor to mulloway, I’ve also been on the lookout for the perfect surf rod. Thankfully, the bad old days when I used a heavy, solid glass rod have long gone…
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DAIWA FISHING TIPS: BARRA BUCKET LIST BY JASON LINARDOS

I like many fisherman have a fishing “bucket list”. A list of fish species that I want to catch during my lifetime. One of those species I needed to catch was a Barramundi. I have caught Barramundi once before on a guided trip up north but to me it never…
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DAIWA FISHING TIPS: BEACH SALMON AFTER HOURS BY ANDREW BADULLOVICH

There is just something special about surf fishing. The sound of the crashing waves harmonizes with the screeching gulls and terns as they patrol the shoreline for a potential meal. That first rush of seawater that caresses your ankles forces your feet to settle into the sand as the receding…
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DAIWA FISHING TIPS: JETTY JUNKIES BY ANDREW BADULLOVICH

Kids love fishing, particularly from jetties! The fish that frequent the sanctuary of the jetty structure provide a visual fishery, and quite often the kids will be able to offer their selected target a piece of peeled prawn bait. Fish species likely to be encountered from around the pylons include…
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DAIWA FISHING TIPS: MAKING THE MOVE BY MARK BARGENQUAST

Well after living in SE Queensland for the past 40 years it’s been refreshing to relocate to far north queensland. I’ve been guiding in Weipa on and off now for 6 years so it was the logical place to move to, and the bonus is the fishing is great! It’s…
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DAIWA FISHING TIPS: Estuary Fishing On Fraser Island by Jason Linardos

My girlfriend and I recently embarked on a trip up the eastern coast of Australia. We had been planing it for some time and we couldn’t wait to get away from the freezing winter of Melbourne . She was looking forward to the warm weather and I was looking forward…
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DAIWA FISHING TIPS: TUNA PIER BY MARK GERKOVICH

Many successful anglers are very in tuned with how natural forces effect like wind, tides, run-off and seasonal changes affect their piscatorial pursuits. Sometimes however taking notice of maybe more simple man-made influences can also be important. The installation of that new light that now shines on the water and…
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DAIWA FISHING TIPS: JUMBO YELLOWFIN ON SALTIGA MICAH ADAMS

I honestly believed that I had missed my chance and would never catch a jumbo yellowfin tuna! I began game fishing on the NSW far south coast as an early teenager in the mid to late nineties and it was then the best of the yellowfin runs seemed to end.…
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DAIWA FISHING TIPS: Bream in the Timber by Dale Baxter

Of all the forms of fishing around sight casting to fish would have to be one that would be top of the list for most anglers. Whether they use bait or lures you would have to agree it is one of the most addictive forms of fishing around. It is…
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DAIWA FISHING TIPS: Braving the Cold by Vicki Winter Lear

With temperatures cooling down it means the Cod should be sunning themselves in the shallower bays of our dam systems and no longer lurking the depths to get cooler water. We are seeing our dam levels rise so it should be perfect to go and hit it up before close…
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DAIWA FISHING TIPS: Bait ‘em up! Bream fishing tips By Andrew Badullovich

Fishing with bait is where it all started for me: and for those who turn their noses up at using bait to catch bream…well, you just don’t know what you’re missing out on. It is by far the most effective way to score results, and a relaxing way to obtain…
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DAIWA FISHING TIPS: WHATEVER TREVOR BY JESSE ROTIN

For anyone who ever caught a Trevally before, you would know that doesn’t matter what size they may be they all give you a good run for your money. On the southern half of Australia, Silver Trevally is the most common of the Trevally species found in these waters. With…
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DAIWA PRODUCT FOCUS: BLACK LABEL V2 6432 ULFS BY MARK GERKOVICH

A combination of very low rainfall and spending a fair time in the northern states last winter season saw me spend very little time fishing the local rivers and streams, something I was super keen to reacquaint myself with this season. In these fast paced days of technology and innovation…
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DAIWA FISHING TIPS: BACK TO THE FUTURE BY GRAYSON FONG

Since I started chasing bream on lures, the most common question I regularly get asked is ‘What retrieve do you use on your cranks?’ Sometimes I wish I had some real elaborate answer, like I use a double twitch-pause with a draw or a twitch- burn-twitch-pause routine. Well I guess…
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DAIWA FISHING TIPS: Rock Fishing – Safety first, watch the swell! By Jamie Robley

While generally quite productive, the winter months can present some problems for those who are planning to fish the rocks. Aside from wind and the usual obstacles thrown at us, perhaps the most important issue facing rock hoppers is the ocean swell. At this time of year it’s common to…
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