Friday, March 28, 2014

ET in PNG after BB

ET goes to PNG after Black Bass in this episode which premiers on the Discovery Channel this Sunday. Check it out!  The elusive Black Bass from New Guinea is famous amongst anglers everywhere (Fishmax sent it's own team after them a couple of years ago). If you've got a PNG Black Bass story, we'd love to hear it!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Honda Marine Turns 50 Years Young

2014 is a milestone year for Honda, with the company celebrating the 50th anniversary of the very first Honda four-stroke outboard engine, the GB30. A modest 4hp engine, it represented the noble ambitions of Honda’s founder, Soichiro Honda, to manufacture only four-stroke engines for the benefit of the environment and generations to come.

Now, with a range that stretches from the BF2.3 to the mighty BF250 – and includes the latest additions, the BF80 & BF100 – Honda Marine continues to be a leader in four-stroke outboard engine technology.

“Honda has to make environmentally-friendly products; therefore we must build four-stroke outboards,” Mr Honda said in 1964. “I don’t care if everyone is making two-stroke outboards, Honda must make four-stroke outboards.”

Honda Australia General Manager – Marine, Victor Colcott, sees 50 years in any industry as an impressive achievement, let alone one as competitive as the Australian marine industry.

Given the changes that this industry has gone through over the past five decades,” Mr Colcott said, “it is a testament to Honda that we are still a leader in the industry when it comes to environmentally-friendly innovation and performance.

“We’ve grown our range to cater for all boating enthusiasts. From the unbridled performance of our high-horsepower engines all the way down to the convenience of our portable range, there’s something for everyone.

“To everyone who has ever bought a Honda outboard, and to all Honda Marine dealers and staff around Australia, thank you. Here’s to the next 50 years!”

To keep up-to-date on all Honda’s 50th Anniversary celebrations, including a competition later in the year, visit or search #HondaMarine50Years on Twitter.
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Friday, March 7, 2014

Brisbane Tinnie and Tacke Show Ticket Giveaway

Thinking of getting yourself down to the Tinnie & Tackle Show in Brisbane. We just love this great opportunity to check out all  the latest boats and gear, and maybe even pick up a show special.

There's also always heaps of great stuff to see on the stages and Paul Worstelling always brings in the crowds and plenty of hands on fun for the kiddies.

If you are thinking of going, here are all the important details you'll need to know about the Brisbane Tinny & Tackle Show:

Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane

2014 Show Dates

Fri 4 - Sun 6 April 2014

Opening Times

Fri 9am - 6pm
Sat 9am - 6pm
Sun 9am - 5pm

Ticket prices

Adults $18.00
Seniors $12.00
Kids Under 15 FREE
Adult 2 Day Pass $25.00

For more info, visit

Thanks to the great guys at Marine Qld we've got 10 double passes to giveaway (kids under 15 are free, so take the whole family).

Simply email us at and tell us in 25 words or less what the perfect day fishing means to you. Hurry, entries close Midnight March 21, 2014.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

New Bowrider Release from Quinnie

Quintrex’s new bowrider release, the 530 Cruiseabout aims to be a boat to be enjoyed by the whole family.

With fresh and modern plate look sides, the 530 Cruiseabout is built with tough 4mm bottom sheets and the new Quintrex Blade Hull. The new Blade Hull is featured across the entire range and built with Quintrex’s famous Stretch Forming Technology, offering the stable and soft ride Quintrex boats are renowned for. 

There is plenty of room for relaxing in the 530 Cruiseabout with a large and luxurious front lounge and a new Rear Folding Lounge, which can be folded flush against the transom when extra space is required.

With room for up to seven friends or family members and rated up to 115hp the 530 Cruiseabout is the perfect option for taking some time out on the water.

Adding to its new look the 530 Cruiseabout features a new look Dash and Raised Top Deck constructed from a UV stable material.

While the new Dash allows room for larger electronics to be mounted and provides better visibility of the gauges, the Raised Top Deck is complemented with a new low profile wind screen.

Quintrex National Account Manager Cameron Wood said the UV stable, scratch and stain resistant moulded Top Deck combined the strength of aluminium with the aesthetic lines of moulded products.

‘The composite material used to create the moulded Top Deck has previously been used in the automotive industry and we have adapted it for marine use,’ Cameron said.

‘The 530 Cruiseabout has a great design that maximises space, the new transom design actually increases the internal space by 180mm and with better cable guides it creates a clutter free boat,’ he said.

The 530 Cruiseabout is available as a Quintrex Instant Boating Package including boat, BRP motor and Quintrex trailer complete with a three year limited factory warranty.

For further information on the 530 Cruiseabout and the entire Quintrex Range please visit