Presented from Issue 105, August 2013
Christopher Bassano fishes over 250 days a year. This interview was recorded just before he headed off to fish for Australia in the World Fly Fishing Championships in Norway 14-17 August 2013.
I live on a small stream and at the start of the season I like to go off on a bit of a discovery mission and fish the headwaters of the creeks and rivers I feel an affinity with.
These small rivers include the St Pats, Meander, Forester, Little Forester and others. The further up you go on these rivers the clearer and lower the levels. They are often less affected by the rain and runoff and you get some good opportunities. Get as close to the source as you can and you will find some good dry fly fishing. Don’t limit yourself to those I have mentioned. Most headwaters will hold trout.Read more ...
After the upgrade of the world famous BF2.3, Honda Marine continues to strengthen its line up of portable engines with the exciting launch of three new portable outboards; the BF4 (4hp), BF5 (5hp) and BF6 (6hp). These little beauties are packed with the very latest in Honda's technologies. The BF4, BF5 & BF6 range has been developed specifically to fill a boating niche, the best thing about this range is that they are incredibly portable, easy to start, and more comfortable to operate and will now go for longer!
The BF4, BF5 & BF6 are now lighter than ever (starting from a low 27kg) their lightweight nature and new carrying handle design enables the user to easily transport and store away the engines. The tiller handle can be fully folded to make the unit even more compact making storage even more convenient.
Looking to grab a rippa double deal this September on a Honda outboard?
Honda is pleased to announce that customers can now double their savings with up to a MASSIVE $2,000* off selected Honda outboards during September 2016!
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Penn Slammer III wins Best Saltwater Reel at iCast
Michael Guest (“Guesty”) and his mates are back for another season of Reel Action. The fishing show that focuses on technique and tackle to target Australia’s favourite fish will commence Series 4 Saturday, June 11 on ONE and Southern Cross nationally. Episodes will air 4.30pm Saturdays with encore viewings Sunday, 10.30am and Wednesday 8.30am.
Suzuki Marine and The Haines Group are urging consumers to deal directly with their local Suzuki Marine dealer when purchasing an outboard motor from their range after a number of scam websites were reported selling unauthorised motor.
The Mercury Dealer Sale is now on, and your local participating dealer has an amazing offer to get you on the water sooner. With savings of up to $750 on the 40–75hp Mercury FourStroke outboard range, plus a free stainless steel prop upgrade… and with a Mercury Finance offer of No Deposit and a LOW 3.99% comparison rate… there has never been a better time to power up.Such a good deal on such great engines – engines which will deliver the performance, reliability and efficiency to take your time on the water to a whole new level. Read all the details in this press release.
Tonic Polarised Eyewear, Australia’s leader in high performance sunglasses, is setting bold new trends for 2016 with its latest frame styles and a super-cool new Photochromic Grey glass lens.
Tonic’s new Trakker and Rise frames combine Tonic’s signature VistaView™ de-centred lenses and adjustable IntegraBridge™ for maximum viewing comfort all day long.
IntegraBridge™ features soft-feel pads which follow the contours of the frame when retracted and can adapt to a wide range of facial contours.
Trakker and Rise join Tonic’s ever-growing selection of styles that are just as much a fashion item as a high-performance fishing accessory.
Photochromic Grey glass is the perfect complement to stylish new frames, and to other Tonic unisex styles such as the smart Torquay and elegant Cove.
The Revo Micro site is designed as an educational tool and explains the tech in Revo reels. It’s a very cool and technical site and includes aussie video content.
Attached is a PR document with micro site details and Revo spin family.
Revo Australian Microsite
Aggressive, modern, durable. Discover why anglers around the country are talking about the Next Generation of Revo spin reels from Abu Garcia.
Midland, MI — Building on the success of its longstanding GPX taper, Scientific Anglers introduces the all-new MPX taper, a half-size heavy line built for all-around fly-fishing pursuits.
Using the GPX as a blueprint, Scientific Anglers has spent the past year refining, fishing, and casting the MPX in order to perfect every aspect of the taper. From head lengths to tip diameters, the MPX takes its cues from the GPX, but differs where the mass is distributed.
Buy $25 of Berkley Fishin’ Gear and have 50 CHANCES of winning $1000 of Berkley Fishin Gear!
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Prize packs consist of Berkley plastics, jigheads, line and leader.
Each prize contains:
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There’s light estuary, medium estuary and offshore packs to choose from.
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by Sarah Graham
Many anglers are preparing for the opening of the new angling season on Saturday 7 August and it's shaping up to be another good one with the fishery in excellent health as a result of last year’s drought breaking rains. There are many great fishing locations around the State from which to choose for the opening weekend and early season fishing but here are a few suggestions.