Reviews

Penn Clash II

I have always used reels with a baitrunner/freespool function when targeting snapper with bait. The ability to allow a fish to grab a bait and

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Shimano SLX DC

Shimano is an iconic fishing brand with a rich history of innovation that continues to keep up with the fast and ever-changing Australian fishing scene.

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Penn Battle III

With current restrictions on where we can travel here in Vic I didn’t have a lot of options as to where I could put the

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Abu Garcia Roxani

Back in March, just as lockdown measures were introduced, the editor passed on the new Abu Roxani 2000SH for me to review. As I’m a

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Yo-Zuri Fin Ace

The Fin Ace is based off the classic Aurie Q and features some new innovative and effective features. As you’ll note the body encompasses a

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Yamashita Naory

We don’t have the Naory squid here in Australia that these jigs were designed for, they’re kind of like a cross between our calamari and

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Daiwa Aird LT

It’s not often we would bother to review a reel that retails at under $100, as in most cases there isn’t a lot of good

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Samaki Ribcage

Jigging has been around for such a long time and its popularity seems to come and go, but no one can question its effectiveness. In

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Shimano Stradic FL

The Shimano Stradic has built a deserved reputation as a stalwart of light tackle angling – the range are refined, tough and have always been

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Daiwa TD Zero

It’s always refreshing to come across new products that have design flair and originality. It gets harder and harder to do every year, but Daiwa

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Owner Draw 4

Owner is a premium brand that makes exceptional hooks and if I could afford to buy Owner for every hook I use, I would. The

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Engage Dart Spin

Words & Images: Dave Seaman It’s always a surprise to receive lures in the mail and when they turn up in a ziplock plastic bag

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Daiwa Caldia LT

Daiwa seemed to hit a point about three years ago where it was releasing new models of line, reels, rods and accessories at a rapid

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Bluewater Saury

When I received the new Bluewater Saury my initial thought was, “Whatever eats this lure is going to be big”.  Like many minnow-style trolling lures

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Chasebaits Rip Snorter

Chasebaits is a relatively new brand and concept to hit the Australian market. It’s part of River2Sea Australia, a company that has always refreshingly had

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SHIMANO CURADO DC

The new Shimano Curado DC 150 was hailed as the reel that would bring the Digital Control system to the masses. Previously the domain of

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Daiwa TD Black LT

Words& Images: Dean Norbiato One new bit of gear I had the luxury of testing out during our Pig Pilgrimage was the recently released Daiwa

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Daiwa Emeraldas LT

Last year Daiwa unveiled its latest and most major design platform since the advent of Magseal with the new LT range of reels. LT was

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Duo Realis Onimasu Glidebait

During its three-year clandestine testing phase, starting in 2013, the DUO Onimasu swimbait was codenamed Project Prometheus. DUO owner and chief lure-maker, Mr Adachi, painstakingly

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Plano Marine Trunk

Organisation and appropriate tackle storage are important elements of your fishing trip – and it can make the difference between catching fish and having a

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