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How To: Get the Perfect Photo of Your Fish


People often rabbit on about how to cradle a fish so that it doesnt cause any unnecessary harm to the fish. Often people are misled to believe that this is the beginning of a tall story, and that your catch will survive as long as it gets back in the drink… eventually. This is not…

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Gamakatsu Facebook Competition End 18/08/2017


Do you want to WIN $100 worth of your favourite Gamakatsu Hooks? All you need to do is: Tag 3 mates Like the competition post Like @GamakatsuAus Facebook And you’re in the draw! Comp closes Friday 18 August @ 12:00pm. Terms and Condition The promotional period commences Monday 14 August 2017 at 06:00 AEST and…

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Avoiding The Mine Field


Buying gifts for the avid angler in your life? Should be easy right? This is not always the case; fishing fanatics can be extremely difficult to buy gifts for. Some will fish with bait, some with lures, others from a boat, some from shore, or all of the above, and then there’s the whole fresh…

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Best on The Beach: Gamakatsu Long Shank


Soaking a bait from the beach is a favourite past time of many Australians. A relaxing way to spend time and unwind, but beach fishing can also be a very fruitful way to fish, when you get it right. The obvious things to consider are environmental factors – gutters/sandbars, current, wind, tides, etc. Take these…

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The Pointy End of Hook Selection


Most tackle store these days boast an impressive variety of fishing hooks to choose from and rightly so. An experienced angler will know the perfect hook that will suit their style and angling situation but for a relatively inexperienced fisho or an angler just starting out, it can often be a daunting experience when confronted…

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Game Fishing: Favourite Fishing Spots


I have a lot of places that I love to fish. But when I was asked this question the other day, it brought me to think about my lifestyle as a game fisherman. In a sport where you need to be reactive and flexible to where the latest bite is, as fast as possible –…

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Gamakatsu: Tips and Techniques


Targeting any sized kingfish can involve extremely different preparation for targeting meter plus hoodlums. A large kingfish will feed on food that the rats do, however there are techniques that avoid losing too many precious live baits to smaller specimens. When chasing kingfish, live baits seem to work amazingly and run out of down riggers…

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Observe and be Rewarded: The Key for Every Beginner


It is always important to observe the conditions that you are fishing. What conditions have given you success for certain locations? Each fishing spot has its own golden criteria that can be fulfilled to produce quality fishing compared to when the tide isnt quite right; the water is too warm or flowing too fast. Each…

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Top Water Fishing: Tips from the Salty Dogs


When you hear the words top water, fisherman generally associate it with big angry fish like GT’s, Spanish mackerel and a myriad of other pelagic species. The @salty_dogs_fishing crew went on a journey up north in chase of that dream. Having fished a certain shoal off 1770 near Lady Musgrave Island several times in the…

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Top Water Tactics


One of the most exciting ways to catch bream is using a top water technique, whether this be popper, floating stickbait, surface walker or wake bait. The visual appeal of this technique is what brings most anglers back time and time again; not to mention the fact that it simply catches bream! Every angler will…

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