Suspend for Success
Dave Magner | June 2011

While bass are keen on most types of hardbodied lures from time to time, one of the most effective, yet often overlooked, methods for catching these feisty freshwater sportfish is on suspending minnows and plugs.
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Seriously Tuff Tackle
Dave Magner | May 2011

Sniper profile

When it comes to top quality fishing tackle, we anglers have literally never had it so good. Seriously, the high end fishing equipment on today’s market continues to blow me away with its performance and standard of finish and nowhere is this more evident than in the ranks of heavy duty spinning reels.
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Seriously Tough Tackle
Dave Magner | March 2011

When it comes to top quality fishing tackle, we anglers have literally never had it so good. Seriously, the high end fishing equipment on today’s market continues to blow me away with its performance and standard of finish and nowhere is this more evident than in the ranks of heavy duty spinning reels.
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Testing Holiday Times
Dave Magner | February 2010

I really enjoy Christmas and the holiday period. Not only because it allows me to spend more time with family and friends, but because I can get out on the water with my kids and try out all the new bits and pieces I’ve accumulated over the past few months. I mean it’s great to buy new gear, but until you have had a serious chance to play with it, it’s hard to get a real idea of how it will perform when put to the test.
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The Bennett McGrath legacy
Dave Magner | September 2009

Australian lure makers have produced some timeless classics. Lures like the StumpJumper, Boomerang and Kadaitcha all set and then raised the bar when they arrived on the scene thanks to their individual design, performance and fish-taking abilities.
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Bundaberg Pelagics Part II: Mackerel
Josh Hodges | March 2009

Sam Gatt recently caught his first black king offshore.

Here is the second part of the series on how and where to catch pelagics in the Bundy region. Even though these tips are designed for Bundaberg fishing, they can be used in whichever area you are fishing.
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Effective Leadership
Lee Brake | February 2009

When working weightless lures like this jerk shad the weigh of a flurocarbon leader can provide a more natural action in shallow water.

As someone who works in the tackle industry I’m regularly asked questions about choosing the right leader material. There are just so many different brands, materials and variations out there and it really can leave anglers faced with a case of trial and error, which, let’s face it, is expensive and frustrating.
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Bundaberg Pelagics Part 1: Tuna
Josh Hodges | November 2008

This is the first part in a three part series that will explain how to catch pelagic fish around Bundaberg. While this article concentrates on Bundaberg and its surrounds these techniques can be used to catch these fish all along the Queensland coast.
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City Fishing Hints and Tips
Dave Magner | June 2008

As our population grows and cities continue to expand, anglers need to be able to find fish in urban settings.
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