DAIWA FISHING TIPS: Buckenderra – a “Shore” bet! Shore-based trout tactics By Andrew Badullovich.

Winter in the high country is bitterly cold; however, the fishing can be ridiculously hot during the cooler months! Some champagne fishing action is on offer for those willing to rug-up and brave the elements– particularly for the shore-based angler. One location which boasts terrific opportunities for the shore based…
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DAIWA FISHING TIPS: Spinning spawn-run trout 16 Certate 2506 / Black Label 701LXS By Andrew Badullovich

If you haven’t yet fished for spawn-run trout, then I suggest you firmly ink it, onto your bucket list! Most of our highland trout waters will host a spawn-run; however, the most productive (and famous river) would be the Eucumbene River and its tributaries. Depending on rainfall and river depth,…
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DAIWA PRODUCT FOCUS: Tested & Reviewed: Daiwa J-Braid, 8 Braid Evo and 12 Braid Words & Images: Kosta Linardos

To say that 2016 has seen Daiwa release a lot of new products is quite the understatement. The Japanese tackle giant has possibly released more new rods, reels, line and leader over the past 12 months than at any other point in its history. Importantly, all the new releases have…
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DAIWA PRODUCT FOCUS: Ballistic Finesse Balistic X Spin 702ULFS By Andrew Badullovich

If you fish for Black Bream, then you’ll know that the winter months are the time to pursue them. Black bream will school up in large masses, and feed hard prior to making their annual spawning run. During these exiting times for the bream angler, it is possible to catch…
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DAIWA PRODUCT FOCUS: Sticky Sharp! Saq Sas treble hooks By Andrew Badullovich

There are a few explanations why a full blooded strike fails to convert to a hook-up; nonetheless, one of the most common reasons would come down to blunt hooks. More to the point (pardon the pun) inadequate hooks! The Saq Sas treble hooks from Daiwa are awesome, and rarely miss.…
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DAIWA FISHING TIPS: Melbourne Jewfish – When a plan comes together by Darren Weda

It doesn’t happen that often, but how good is it when a distant fishing thought morphs into a plan and then actually plays out how you hoped it would! Well sort of. April generally marks the start to the Melbourne Jewfish season, with the cooling of the weather, drop in…
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DAIWA FISHING TIPS: PELAGICS ON FIRE BY MARK BARGENQUEST

With winter nearly upon us it’s time to have one last shot at some autumn pelagic action, as water temps in the southern half of queensland drops below 22 degrees inshore pelagic predators become less active and many migrate offshore or back north following the warmer currents. Longtail tuna disappear…
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DAIWA FISHING TIPS: DEEP DOWN SQUID BY JASON LINARDOS

Fishing for Squid in Australia is most commonly done on shallow inshore reefs or landbased from piers or rocky headlands. One option thats often overlooked is the deeper reefs that surround our coastline. Reefs as deep as 30-50 metres most commonly associated with Snapper and Kingfish can hold great quality…
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DAIWA PRODUCT FOCUS: Daiwa Interline 7’6” Yuudai – Dale Baxter

There are a number of benefits of Kayak fishing and one of them is being able to fish shallow flats with a stealth approach, and most know that long casts and light lines are a key to success in these areas. Sometimes this can be limited by our gear and…
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DAIWA PRODUCT FOCUS: Tropical Flats fishing with EVO braid. by Mark Gerkovich

Dawia’s new EVO braid is an 8 ply weave braid that is amazingly smooth, supple and seriously thin for the breaking strain stated. When you need the finesse of a light line, but more strength than you would usually get from such a fine diameter, reach for EVO    One example…
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DAIWA PRODUCT FOCUS: Bold & Beautiful Certate 16 By Andrew Badullovich

I’m fresh off the water after a shoot for Daiwa’s, The Next Level series of fishing documentaries. During the shoot, I was fortunate enough to trial the new Certate 16, and just want to exclaim my delight with this superb spinning reel! The word, “Certate” is typically heard among the…
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DAIWA PRODUCT FOCUS: What a great combo! RZ 2000 – Pro Caster 702LFSE By Andrew Badullovich

 I love taking my three children fishing; however, I’m, not so keen on sharing my rods & reels with them! Although my kids know the rules when using “Dad’s” rods and reels…they always end up worst for wear at the end of the day. So, I decided to purchase my…
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DAIWA PRODUCT FOCUS: Take ‘em from the Top! Silver wolf – Slippery Dog By Andrew Badullovich

Catching fish on surface lures appeals to most anglers. This extremely visual technique is not only an exciting way to catch a fish, but can also provide an angler with an alternative method to entice a fish to strike! I’ve experienced situations where the fish were all over the flats;…
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DAIWA FISHING TIPS: Targeting Bream Around Man Made Structure by Darren Weda

If bream are one of the species you like to target, then I have no doubt that at some stage or another you have managed to catch or at least seen Bream hanging around or feeding off man made structure of some sort. Man made structure will provide some of…
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DAIWA FISHING TIPS: What’s working? by Ian Seeto

It doesn’t matter where your fishing or what your fishing for, the tides, moons, baits, lures can ultimately determine your success. Like all things though, it takes experience to understand which stars are aligning, something that often takes anglers years of fishing. In this article I thought I’d share my…
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DAIWA PRODUCT FOCUS: Daiwa Tournament 8 Evo Braid by Darren Weda

I’ve been lucky enough to been trialling some Daiwa's newly released Tournament 8 Braid Evo for the last 6 months and running it through its paces on all my favourite light tackle species. Targeted at the mid range line market, Tournament 8 Evo is a step above their popular and…
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DAIWA FISHING TIPS: Gorge’ous Murray Cod by Jackson Davis

The Northern inland rivers of New South Wales are well known for the boulder infested gorge terrain river systems. These west bound flowing rivers make there way through this beautiful country on there way to the Murray-Darling system. As much as possible, I make the journey to these rivers to…
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DAIWA PRODUCT FOCUS: TATULA BAITCASTER OUTFIT – IAN SEETO

Bait caster equipment is not something that has generally been a preferred weapon of choice. Until my relocation to the Far North last year spinning gear has always been adequate, even for the odd sweetwater trip. Sure I used bait casters from time to time but I never felt it…
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DAIWA FISHING TIPS: Whiting Without Boats by Marc Ainsworth

Catching King George is a serious option for Victorian anglers without a boat. Yes, it involves planning and yes, the sand can be annoying, but the rewards are worth the effort. Get it right and the family will be kicking you out the door to wet a line and bring…
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DAIWA FISHING TIPS: Barra Trolling by Mark Gercovich

Planning and packing for a nine week fishing trip through Queensland that was going to cover everything from Bluewater to barra, bass to mackerel was always going to be a headache, albeit it a good problem to have. One scenario that definitely got under my guard, but proved to be…
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