Product reviews

ROSS River virus cases are spiking in parts of Victoria and New South Wales this summer with the Murrumbidgee Local Health District reporting 264 cases of the mosquito-borne virus since the start of December.

ZEREK has recently released its new range of Barra X Pro lures which are based on the old Barra Pro Series but with more strength in mind.

OF all the new lures I have tried during this current Murray cod season the absolute standout lure for me has been the Angel Baits from Insanity Tackle.

THE Mohawk is the latest edition to the already extensive Australian made Lively Lures range. I've been using the Mohawk for a few months now, mostly for wild river and impoundment bass in NSW.

THE recent onset of hot weather has provided me with the ideal conditions to get out on the water and field test the newest clothing release from Samaki, the Marlin Long Sleeve Shirt.

ICEMULE coolers are marketed as “the world’s best soft cooler”, a claim which I originally met with scepticism but didn’t deter me from settling on an Icemule Pro Cooler X Large with a 30L Capacity.

JOHN Newbery runs his eye over the new Linesystem ISo Break Water float line, a float line that is designed to replace Wax Dango for luderick fishos.

A SHARP knife is a safe knife. Nothing puts your fingers at risk more than sawing through fish, meat or vegies with a blunt knife.

NS BLACKHOLE rods are based in Korea and distributed in Australia by E J Todd.

SHIMANO’S new range of tackle storage solutions features plenty of different options from small terminals wallets right up to backpacks and tackle bags.

ABU released its revamped Revo spin range last year with five models covering all bases.

TAKING out best saltwater reel at this year’s ICAST tradeshow, the recent release of Penn’s flagship threadline, the Slammer III, has piqued understandable attention.

I’VE been using Halco’s bibless Max 130 for some time now, mostly high speed spinning from NSW & QLD rock ledges.

ONE of the most consistent methods of catching golden perch at Windamere Dam is slow hopping lipless crank baits across the bottom with various pause times in-between hops.

I’VE been using Schneider’s Eight Carrier Super Smooth Braid for a few months in various breaking strains and across several fishing styles.