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Hello D.Y.F.C Members!

Welcome to the January edition of the D.Y.F.C newsletter, delivering you all the latest updates and information on the Daiwa Young Fishing Club.   

CONGRATULATIONS
Last Month's Winners

I LOVE FISHING

 Tim Manuel

A stunning 71cm flathead caught at St Georges Basin on a 2” soft plastic. The big flattie certainly had the drag of the Daiwa Exceler humming and was safely released to swim another day. 

ECO ANGLERS

Jack Wright

A morning walk down the river and Jack was doing his part to help clean the environment. Here's a list of what Jack picked up. Two drink bottles, bottle tops and foam, off cut of timber, a tennis ball, and a a zip lock bag that he filled with plastic wrappers.

Keen to get involved?



Simply take a photo and submit your image online together with some details about your entry for either our “I Love Fishing!” or “Eco Anglers!” categories.

 Monthly prize giveaways, enter to

WIN 1 OF 2 DAIWA PRIZE PACKS 

valued at RRP $50.

Winners will be judged on both originality and creativity.

How to Get Kids into Fishing

As someone who grew up fishing from a young age, I know first hand how exciting and enjoyable fishing can be when you are a child. The anticipation of the trip, your dad telling you the plan the night before, the early wake up, the long drives..

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Hello D.Y.F.C Members!

Welcome to the January edition of the D.Y.F.C newsletter, delivering you all the latest updates and information on the Daiwa Young Fishing Club.   

CONGRATULATIONS
Last Month's Winners

Tim Manuel

A stunning 71cm flathead caught at St Georges Basin on a 2” soft plastic. The big flattie certainly had the drag of the Daiwa Exceler humming and was safely released to swim another day. 

Jack Wright

A morning walk down the river and Jack was doing his part to help clean the environment. Here's a list of what Jack picked up. Two drink bottles, bottle tops and foam, off cut of timber, a tennis ball, and a a zip lock bag that he filled with plastic wrappers.

Keen to get involved?
Simply take a photo and submit your image online together with some details about your entry for either our “I Love Fishing!” or “Eco Anglers!” categories.

Monthly prize giveaways, enter to

WIN 1 of 2 Daiwa prize packs

valued at RRP $50.
Winners will be judged on both originality and creativity. 

ENTER NOW

How to Get Kids into Fishing

As someone who grew up fishing from a young age, I know first hand how exciting and enjoyable fishing can be when you are a child. The anticipation of the trip, your dad telling you the plan the night before, the early wake up, the long drives..

Read More

Water Wise Tips:

Five Sun Smart Steps:

1. Slip on Clothing
Choose clothing that covers as much skin as possible, for example, collared shirts with long sleeves.

2. Slop on SPF 30 (or higher) Broad-spectrum, Water-resistant Sunscreen
Apply a generous amount of sunscreen to clean, dry skin at least 20 minutes before you go outside. Reapply sunscreen every two hours or after swimming or excessive sweating.

3. Slap on a Hat
Choose, a broad-brimmed, legionnaire or bucket style hat which shades your face, nose, neck and ears, which are common sites for skin cancers.

4. Seek Shade
Use trees, built shade structures, or bring your own (such as a sunshade tent)!

5. Slide on Some Sunglasses
Sunglasses and a broad-brimmed hat worn together can reduce UV radiation exposure to the eyes by up to 98%. 

Our inland rivers, streams and dams are fun places to be, and just like on our coastal beaches and waterways there’s things to look out for and consider when enjoying a day on the water. Let’s take at look at some potential dangers and some safety tips to stay safe on and around the water.

Dangers:
- Currents and fast-flowing water
- Submerged objects such as rocks, and tree branches
- Slippery banks and uneven surfaces
- Changing seasonal patterns and floodwater
- Inland waterways are not patrolled by lifeguards, and should someone get into trouble, there may be no one there to assist.

Safety Tips:
- Check for currents and fast flowing water
- Check the depth of the water and look for submerged objects
- Enter water slowly and feet first, and never jump or dive into the water
- Take care of slippery or uneven surfaces around or in the water
- If you are caught in a current, float on your back feet first, and go with the current. Don’t panic.
- Never swim aloneActively supervise children around water 

At home, at school, at the shops, or in the car, be clean and green with our Be Earth Friendly tips.

1. Avoid the use of disposable goods, such as lighters, paper cups and plastics.

Throwing away these objects contribute to greater problems, and they have to be replaced over and over again. Once these goods are disposed of in landfills, there is the probability that they may form breeding sites for diseases. Besides, once these materials are used, there is a need to replace them each time, which is very expensive and costly.

2. Purchase products made from recycled materials.

A product that has the recycled symbol means that either it has been made from recycled material or it can be recycled. This is common in plastics that have this recycling symbol, usually with a numbered code that shows the type of plastic resin that the container is made of. Recycled timber can be used for functions such as making furniture.

3. Use cloth bags when buying groceries or reuse grocery bags.

Only take a bag from the grocery store if you need it.

4. Instead of using paper cups or bottled water, use coffee mugs or personal water bottles.

The coffee mugs and personal water bottles are portable and can be reused every time. However, the plastic cups/bottled water has to be thrown away after each use, thus increasing the amount of waste to be disposed of.

5. Instead of using plastic wraps, use resealable containers.

When the plastic bags are used once, there is a need to acquire new ones over and over again. Resealable containters in contrast can be used over and over. 

MAHI MAHI

Mahi mahi, often called dolphinfish or dorado are a fast-growing pelagic species found throughout the world in tropical, sub-tropical and temperate waters. They have an elongated body and a dorsal fin that extends from the head almost all the way to the tail. Males have a prominent forehead, with females having a more rounded forehead. Their bodies are usually a vibrant mixture of yellow, green and blue, often changing when out of water.

TACKLE SELECTION

Mahi mahi generally gather around floating debris, such as logs, seaweed clumps, and even man-made objects. Unweighted baits, and cast and trolled lures are all suitable around these structure types.

Here are some tackle recommendations when targeting mahi mahi.

- Rod: 7’-8’ medium/heavy to heavy Daiwa Spin Rod
- Reel: 5000-6000 Daiwa Spin Reel
- Line: 40lb PE line
- Leader: 60lb Fluorocarbon Leader
- Lures: Bait Junkie 7” Jerkshad, Shore Spartan Rough Ride 140F, Shore Spartan Power Splash 140F, Shore Spartan Breakthru 120S                       
     

The Daiwa fishing family is broad and diverse and ranges from the young to the young at heart. For many of us fishing is more than just a weekend activity, it’s a way of life, sometimes a profession, and most notably a deep seated passion.

In our D.Y.F.C ‘Meet the Family’ series we meet and introduce the members of the family that live to fish and are fuelled by the desire to share their passion for the outdoors.

Name: Anthony Strati

Occupation: After Sales, Spares & Service Manager, Daiwa Australia

Age: 32 years old

Age Started Fishing: When I was a child, usually with my pop down at the wharf. I started taking fishing very seriously when I was in my early 20's.

Favourite fish to target: Australian bass and yellowfin bream.

Favourite type of fishing: Lure fishing heavy structure, mainly with lightly weighted plastics or skirted bass jigs.

Most memorable captures: When I caught my first fish on my boat. We had trailer issues the night before leaving at 2 am for the dam.

With some boat issues and minimal sleep I caught my first fish on my new boat, and it felt great to do so while fishing with good friends. I had a great day on the water and still cherish it to this day.

Why do you fish: I enjoy the differences between fishing styles and applications. No one day on the water is the same. It's one of the most rewarding sports you can do. 

Everyone always remembers the fishing stories when you're a child catching bream and flathead around your local river and to create more memories now is excellent.

I still get the same excitement from those fish in my adult life. It's a great way to see some great country and locations you may not have noticed. Fishing has definately changed my life.

Who/What inspires you to fish? 
I enjoy being outdoors and on the water, it's relaxing and a great way to spend time with your friends and family. I enjoy the challenge that fishing can present. Fishing can take you to some incredible places.

What is your next dream catch? I would like to go to North Queensland to catch barra and saratoga. They’re two species I’ve wanted to catch for a long time, so to tick them off my catch list would be very satisfying.

Each month we’ll present you with the opportunity to get in touch with your artistic side with our interactive fishing inspired activities.

Grab your pens and pencils and add a touch of colour to this awesome looking Aussie bass. Click the link to access, download and print out your very own D.Y.F.C colouring in sheet.  

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MAHI MAHI

Mahi mahi, often called dolphinfish or dorado are a fast-growing pelagic species found throughout the world in tropical, sub-tropical and temperate waters. They have an elongated body and a dorsal fin that extends from the head almost all the way to the tail. Males have a prominent forehead, with females having a more rounded forehead. Their bodies are usually a vibrant mixture of yellow, green and blue, often changing when out of water.

TACKLE SELECTION

Mahi mahi generally gather around floating debris, such as logs, seaweed clumps, and even man-made objects. Unweighted baits, and cast and trolled lures are all suitable around these structure types.Here are some tackle recommendations when targeting mahi mahi.

Rod: 7’-8’ medium/heavy to heavy Daiwa Spin Rod

Reel:
5000-6000 Daiwa Spin Reel

Line: 40lb PE line

Leader: 60lb Fluorocarbon Leader

Lures: Bait Junkie 7” Jerkshad, Shore Spartan Rough Ride 140F, Shore Spartan Power Splash 140F, Shore Spartan Breakthru 120S

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The Daiwa fishing family is broad and diverse and ranges from the young to the young at heart. For many of us fishing is more than just a weekend activity, it’s a way of life, sometimes a profession, and most notably a deep seated passion.

In our D.Y.F.C ‘Meet the Family’ series we meet and introduce the members of the family that live to fish and are fuelled by the desire to share their passion for the outdoors.

Name: Anthony Strati

Occupation: After Sales, Spares & Service Manager, Daiwa Australia

Age: 32 years old

Age Started Fishing: When I was a child, usually with my pop down at the wharf. I started taking fishing very seriously when I was in my early 20's.

Favourite fish to target: Australian bass and yellowfin bream.

Favourite type of fishing: Lure fishing heavy structure, mainly with lightly weighted plastics or skirted bass jigs.

Most memorable catches: When I caught my first fish on my boat. We had trailer issues the night before leaving at 2 am for the dam.With some boat issues and minimal sleep I caught my first fish on my new boat, and it felt great to do so while fishing with good friends. I had a great day on the water and still cherish it to this day.

Why do you fish?

I enjoy the differences between fishing styles and applications. No one day on the water is the same. It's one of the most rewarding sports you can do. Everyone always remembers the fishing stories when you're a child catching bream and flathead around your local river and to create more memories now is excellent.I still get the same excitement from those fish in my adult life. It's a great way to see some great country and locations you may not have noticed. Fishing has definately changed my life.

Who/What inspires you to fish? 

I enjoy being outdoors and on the water, it's relaxing and a great way to spend time with your friends and family. I enjoy the challenge that fishing can present. Fishing can take you to some incredible places.

What is your next dream catch? 

I would like to go to North Queensland to catch barra and saratoga. They’re two species I’ve wanted to catch for a long time, so to tick them off my catch list would be very satisfying.

Each month we’ll present you with the opportunity to get in touch with your artistic side with our interactive fishing inspired activities.

Grab your pens and pencils and add a touch of colour to this awesome looking Aussie bass. Click the link to access, download and print out your very own D.Y.F.C colouring in sheet.  

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