Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Land Based Game Fishing In Australia

Nathaniel Boldizs with potentially the largest landed Marlin to date off the rocks.
Those brave souls who enjoy Australian land based game fishing take part in one of Australian sport fishing’s ultimate challenges! Tackling huge fish from rock ledges has become hugely popular over the last few decades with some truly phenomenal captures and the sand stone ledges around Jervis Bay are the spiritual heartland.

Shimano Fishing has just published  a fantastic article by Scott Mitchell with some amazing photos and great tales of awesome land based marlin fishing and land based tuna fishing in Australia's hottest spot, so check it out!
Robert Barrett’s 131kg marlin

Read this amazing story and see more awesome Australian land based marlin photos in the latest article on Shimano's website.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Night Fishing with No Batteries - Lightweight and Waterproof LuminAID.

If you enjoy getting out for a spot of shore based night fishing, you no doubt also burn through the batteries in your torch, electric lamp or headlamp. Kathmandu has a great solar powered lamp which can help.

Although it doesn't come cheap at $39.99, weighing in at just 85 g,  Kathmandu's  LuminAID makes a great travel companion for the night fisherman.

This solar-powered, inflatable light packs flat and inflates to create a lightweight, waterproof lantern. Throw it in your tacklebox  for your next night fishing expedition and with up to 12 hours of LED light  on approximately 7 hours of direct sunlight chargin, it's streets ahead of many of the alternatives.

While we initially thought the "inflatable" part of the LuminAID looked quite flimsy, it withstood the rough handling we gave it and the product definitely gives out enough light to pack and unpack your fishing gear, although you will need to switch it to the brighter of the two modes (which means a shorter running time)  if you want to do fine work such as tying notes. 

Kathmandu also believes in giving back, so for every 10 LuminAID lights sold, Kathmandu will donate one light to the Australian Himalayan Foundation (AHF). The AHF will distribute these lights to communities where people do not have access to a reliable source of electricity, providing them with a clean, safe and reusable light source.

To order, visit www.kathmandu.com.au 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

120cm Saltwater Barra Caught @ Shadycamp Mary River NT

Fantastic pic from reader Tim who bagged this 120cm Saltwater Barramundi while flicking lures on the Mary River in the Northern Territory.

Tim tells us that he went to a mate's place to borrow a mower, got talking and ended up going fishing instead! This magnificent fish was the result and best of all it was Tim's first ever legal Barra. Tim took a quick pic, gave the fish a kiss and threw him back, so it's there for the next guy. Well done mate!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Honda Celebrates 50 Years With Its Biggest Ever Sale

To celebrate its 50th Anniversary Honda is giving away up to $2,500 ‘Honda Dollars’ with the purchase of selected Honda outboards during the months of May & June.

And unlike other sales that focus on one or two products in particular, this campaign will see huge giveaways on a variety of models throughout the impressive Honda lineup.

Retail customers who purchase throughout May or June a BF60 will receive $1,250*; a BF75 or BF90 will receive $1,300*; a BF115, BF135 or BF150 will receive $2,000*; and customers who purchase a BF175, BF200, BF225 or BF250 will receive a whopping $2,500*.

Honda Dollars can be taken directly off the purchase price of the outboard or boat package, or any other product in-store at the time of purchase.

Full terms & conditions are available in store and on Honda Marine website – marine.honda.com.au.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show 2014 a Hit

Once again they 2014 Brisbane Tinnie & Tackle Show delighted, with great crowds and lots of fantastic gear and boats on display.

Attracting over 30,000 visitors to the Brisbane Show Grounds it was not just the boats that people flocked to see with special guests like the Australian Wildlife environmental warriors the Irwins, with Terri, Bindi and Robert entertaining the crowds on WAECO Outback Stage over the weekend and Chris 'Brolga' Barnes, aka Kangaroo Dundee, shared stories about his experiences and answering questions.

The Action Arena presented by Isuzu UTE was a big crowd pleaser, with the Isuzu UTE Team D-MAX action experience, the Monster truck, and the Can Ams and Xtreme 4x4 time trials all attracting plenty of interest.

Crowds also got to see the elite of the fishing world, with event ambassador Paul Worsteling joined on the Engel Fishing Stage by Mark Taylor in standing-room only presentations.

Also extremely popular were the Engel Fishing Stage's shows by Dave 'Nugget' Downie, Jason Medcalf and Jason Ehrlich, as well as Bart Beek's cooking demonstrations on the Club Marine Cooking Stage.

For more pics and reports, check out the official Tinnie & Tackle Show website

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Vishing Vanuatu for Dogtooth on Jigs and GTs on Poppers

This short film clip was shot over a few days popping and jigging the waters all within easy reach of  the Trees & Fishes Anglers Lodge Vanuatu. In this Vanuatu fishing video you'll experience what it is like sport fishing in Vanuatu with Ocean Blue, stepping onboard their32ft EdgeWater Azzurra & fishing some of our favourite waters with guide Andrea Traverso.

On this journey you’ll get hooked up to some unstoppable dogtooth tuna on jigs, battle some big GT’s on poppers and account for some excellent dogtooth tuna on popping gear.