Product reviews

HERE are five of the stand-out lures we saw at the recent AFTA tackle trade show on the Gold Coast.

IT’S big, it’s ugly and there’s no surprise the latest offering from European tackle giant Savage Gear has found itself down the throat of quite a number of metre fish so far this Murray cod season.

AWARDED “best of show” in the hard lure category at the most recent ICAST trade show in America, the Suicide Duck from international tackle giant Savage Gear is no ordinary lure.

SCOTT Thomas runs his eye over the latest heavy-duty multi tool from Gerber.

GARMIN'S quatix 3 watch is the company’s boating/marine answer to its ultra popular range of fitness and lifestyle products.

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.