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Illusive Marlin


Recently, the crew from Salty Dogs have spent a considerable amount of time chasing the pinnacle of game fishing species… Marlin. We have utilised a variety of techniques that have aided in our success. More often than not, using common sense and what we know about catching other species is a crucial element to the…

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Deep Dropping Tips


There are a number of ways to fish deep water for bottom dwelling fish species, manually or electronically. Personally, I think that if you are attempting this style of fishing regularly it is worth purchasing an electronic reel. It is extremely exhausting to haul your catch up from depths of half a kilometre. The electronic…

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Gamakatsu Hooks – Sleek, Robust and Reliable


Sleek, robust and reliable… the expressions which illustrate Gamakatsu hooks best and depict the characteristics which have enabled them to assist me with my greatest captures to date. Prior to Gamakatsu I resorted to many different brands, usually procrastinating with one before experiencing failure and moving on to the next. It was a few years…

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Gamakatsu Octopus hooks


We had some champagne fishing south of Adelaide where the snapper were on the chew. Bait is best in this area and to perfectly rig a strip bait you can’t go past the Gamakatsu 4/0 octopus twin hook rig bought off the shelf. If you prefer, buy the value bulk pack of 4/0s and make…

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In-line Single Hooks for Tricky Trout


Despite living in Darwin I was fortunate enough to indulge in one of my favorite pastimes while in New Zealand recently, spinning for trout in small crystal clear mountain streams. This reinforced childhood lessons learnt when fishing the small New England streams of Northern NSW on stealth and finesse lure presentations. I am still amazed…

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New Release: Gamakatsu Sabiki Rigs


Sabiki Rigs — S150, SS203, S523 Gamakatsu introduces three new versions of the popular Sabiki Rigs, the multi-hook tool to catch a whole school of live bait at once. Each hook is rigged with an extremely durable, high grade latex attractant that mimic small bait and prawns as the angler twitches and jerks — to…

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New Sizes: Gamakatsu in the EWG Monster


Gamakatsu are the benchmark in high quality, chemically sharpened Japanese steel fishing hooks and they’ve added two new sizes to the EWG Monster worm hook range. The new sizes offer more versatility and build on the already available 7/0 EWG Monster. A 5/0 and 6/0 now complete the range of the strongest worm hook on…

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New Release: Gamakatsu Long Shank Black


If you are a serious fisherman, there’s only one choice and Gamakatsu is it. They are the benchmark in high quality, chemically sharpened Japanese steel fishing hooks and they’ve added a black colour to the existing long shank red. Long shank hooks are versatile and perfect for worms, pipis, prawns and cut flesh baits either…

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Gamakatsu Facebook Competition End 13/10/17


COMPETITION ALERT!COMPETITION ALERT! Tag 3 mates Like the post Like Gamakatsu on Facebook TERMS AND CONDITIONS: The promotional period commences Monday, 09 October 2017 at 06:00 AEST and closes Friday 13 October, 2017 at 12:00 AEST. The promoter is Frogleys Offshore. Only Australian residents are eligible to enter this competition. In order to participate in…

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Gamakatsu Wide Gape Trebles


Gamakatsu Wide Gape’s are deadly sharp trebles featuring a wider gape for the hook size with the result that they hook up a lot more fish than normal trebles. Additionally, the turned in bend results in far fewer fish getting off the hook. They are available in sizes 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12…

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