Monday, November 26, 2012

Fifty Shades of Grey - A Fisherman's Fairytale

Four guys have been going to the same fishing trip for many years.

Two days before the group is to leave, Ron's wife puts her foot down and
tells him he isn't going.

Ron's mates are very upset that he can't go, but what can they do.

Two days later the three mates get to the camping site only to find Ron
sitting there with a tent set up, firewood gathered, and dinner cooking
on the fire.

"Ron, how long you been here?  How did you talk your missus into
letting you go ?"

"Well, I've been here since last night. After dinner at home yesterday
evening, I was sitting in my chair and my wife came up behind me and put
her hands over my eyes and said, 'Guess who ?'"

I pulled her hands off, and she was wearing sexy brand new lingerie.

She said she had been reading 'Fifty Shades of Grey' and she had a
devilish look in her eyes!!!

She took my hand and led me to our bedroom. The room had candles and
rose petals all over
On the bed she had handcuffs, and ropes !

She told me to tie her up and cuff her to the bed, so I did.

And then she said, "Do whatever you want."

So . . . . here I am !

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Innovative design sets this sleeping bag apart

A Sleeping Bag that you can wear all day?
Innovative design isn't something that you'd usually associate with sleeping bags, but when we saw the Selk'bag we knew that we were looking at something really different.

Developed in 2006 by Chilean designer Rodrigo Alonso, the Selk'bag is a wearable sleeping bag system, basically a sleeping bag you can walk around in! One of the main features of the Selk'bag is that you are able to sleep freely, ie. not getting twisted and tangled in your sleeping bag!

Designed with plenty of ventilation, reinforced feet and a hood the Selk bag comes in three different models, five different sizes and heaps of colours to choose from!

We have to admit that when we took the Selk' bag on a field test recently, it got it's fair share of sideways looks and even an unflattering comment or two from our fellow fishos and camp mates, but after a couple of very comfortable nights sleep, we found this initially strange looking sleeping bag hard to fault. It's comfortable to sleep in and while we don't recommend it as an all day outfit, it's easy to move around in if you need to. We can't really see anyone sitting in the Selk Bag all day fishing tho'.

These are however very well made bags and perfect for the fisherman who likes to camp out in winter. Even the Selk Bag Lite which we field tested is very well insulated - make sure you get the right weight for your intended weather. 

For more details of the Selk' Bag, to buy online or to find  authorised Australian Selk Bag stockists, visit the official website

Thursday, November 15, 2012

It's Nearly Time! Big Man Count Down

Right now, he's getting in some last minute fishing, but in just 6 weeks the big man in the red suit will be visiting, and regardless of whether you've been naughty or nice, every fisho wants some good stuff under the tree.

It is a well known fact however,  that if you want to avoid the usual socks, jocks, shirts and occasional novelty fishing item that you don't really want, you need to give some clear guidance to your spouse and kids, and so this year, we've once again, pulled together our favourite Christmas gift ideas for blokes (some fishing related, some not), and you can check them all out here >> Christmas Gift Guide for Blokes.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Innovative Boat Ownership Idea

The team at Boab have just launched an creative boat ownership option called "Boab Boat Crew". The program offers
people the opportunity to buy a share in a fully-equipped, Honda-powered Boab boat, which is managed by the company’s national franchise network.

Along with a designated amount of annual boat usage, Boab Boat Crew members are also promised an exclusive crew member pack containing branded merchandise, tackle and other gear, Boab Platinum Card membership, which offers huge discounts off Boab’s entire hire fleet anywhere in Australia; complimentary Team Honda Marine membership; and access to member-only rates on products and services offered through selected Boab suppliers.

According to Boab director Paul Gelfius the program starts from less than
$40 a week and for that, members can own a share in a premium-quality trailer boat with ‘owner usage’ rights and enjoy the many other exclusive benefits offered by program. Boab is currently offering o
wnership opportunities on the 6.00m Centre Cab (Honda BF150) and 5.70m Sports Rider (Honda BF135) vessels around Australia.

According to Boab, the two most popular boats in Boab’s fleet are sold in 1/12th shares under a 12 unit trust.

For more information and a copy of the Boab Boat Crew information memorandum, visit

Monday, November 5, 2012

Huge Black Marlin Caught in FNQ

Monster marlin
Weighing more than half a tonne the large female black marline was caught and tagged by first-time marlin angler Kiwi tourist Douglas Perry, aboard the Moana III and skippered by Dan McCarthy. 

Monster marlin

Landed after a 15 minute fight, the 1200 lb monster black marlin, was taken off Opal Ridge, about 48 nautical miles north of Cairns.

Monster marlin

The official record for a marlin caught stands at 1560 pounds.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Record NZ Brown Trout

NZ Man Catches Record Brown Trout

New Zealand man Evan Johnson, of Timaru, NZ, was fishing the Upper Waitaki hydro canals when he landed a 39.7-pound female brown trout setting the New Zealand record.

NZ Officials believe this large NZ trout it could be the biggest female brown trout caught in the world.

According to the Timaru Herald, Johnson caught the fish using a Tasmanian Devil lure and the fish was so big that it broke his fishing net when he tried to land it.