Highland Dun

Highland Dun (dry) (my version) This is my favourite pattern for Penstock Lagoon, although it has also worked for me in many other locations. Start 1/3 back from eye of hook to allow plenty of room for wing, hackle and head. Make bulbous mound of thread near bend to splay tail fibres. Fold wing over,…

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Going light to get the bite

by Cohen Morante There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that fishing lighter line classes gets you more bites. The trade off of course is the lighter you fish the more chance of bust offs,lost fish and lost tackle. However there are a few simple things I believe you can do to tip the scales…

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Vic Bream Classic – Gippsland Lakes

by Dan Mackrell With some very nasty weather forecast for the Vic Bream East Gippsland Classic, tournament organisers had given us warning that the event may be restricted to fishing the 3 rivers Nicholson, Mitchell or the Tambo. With this in mind the majority of our pre fish was spent searching these areas to try…

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Light line Victorian tuna action

By Paul Malov Having never caught a reasonable tuna before, i jumped at the opportunity to head down the coast with some friends Dan Mackrell and Luke Smith from Reel Time charters, after receiving a call to say “The tuna are ON, come down!!”. It was rough and lumpy but I was PUMPED up to…

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Hook Selection is Vital

by Brad Corrie As a fisherman,we should all know the importance of careful hook selection. I’m not only talking about bait fishing, but lure fishing also. Hook selection is critical for matching bait size, lure size and fish species targeted and can turn a bad day on the water into a good day. Gamakatsu have…

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