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Product Review - Yakamito Devil Edge 60

13 Mar 2018 3:38 PM - In stock for less than two weeks and already getting the locals excited

Yakamito Devil Edge 60

One of the great perks to working in the retail tackle trade is seeing new and exciting gear coming into the store. When that gear gets you excited eno...

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Get amongst some Kings

5 Jan 2018 8:08 AM - Good numbers of kings in Bass Strait just outside the Rip.

Just in time for the weekend. Our good mate Jarrod Day was out fishing Bass Strait yesterday just outside the Rip and had a great session on small Kingfish.

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45mm Church Mouse by Paul Kneller

3 Jan 2018 10:18 AM - There's no stopping the man, check out his latest creation.

The Church Mouse is the latest offering from Paul Kneller and is another absolute cracker. Locally this will be a winner for trout, bream, ep and bass and will be a must for any serious angler or lure collector.
  • Length - 45m...

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The Ultimate Squid by Chase Baits

21 Dec 2017 4:31 PM - Award winning lure finally hits Australia

When we saw the Chase Baits Ultimate Squid at the AFTA show earlier this year we knew it was going to be a hit with anglers across the country.

A realistic and bite size squid imitation the Ultimate Squid also has a lif...

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Customer report from NZ

18 Dec 2017 9:20 AM - Yamamito Spirits doing well in the land of the Long White Cloud

Great little report from our friend Chris from across the ditch.

"Nice morning in the Rangitoto channel Saturday with the Yakamito spi...

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FADs Announced for Victoria

8 Dec 2017 10:22 AM - 5 FADs to be attached to Torquay's artificial reel

Today, Minister Jaala Pulford announced that Torquay’s offshore artificial reef will be welcoming five FADs in a two year trial to improve recreational fishing opportunities for saltwater anglers in the warmer months.

The five FADs will b...

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Luring Bonefish in Christmas Island

16 Jun 2017 9:11 AM - Chris Baty learns Christmas Island has loads on offer for lure fisherman

While most people think of flats fishing for Bonefish as solely the realm of the fly angler I decided to spend a bit of time on a recent trip to Christmas Island seeing how successful spin fishing could be for this...

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Lake Murray PNG - Trip Report

24 May 2015 10:05 AM - Customer Rob Sturzaker reports on his May '15 trip to Lake Murray PNG

Helping traveling anglers is one of our specialities and it's always great to get feedback on their return.

Lake Murray h...

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Winners are Grinners

6 Jul 2014 7:04 PM - Compleat Angler Melbourne voted Best Small Bait & Tackle Store in Australia

It was a humble and proud Chris Baty who stepped up on stage at this year's AFTA gala dinner to accept the award for Best Small Bait & Tackle Store in Australia on behalf of all the team at Compleat Angler Melbourne.

We we...

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Costa Sunglasses - The Best by Far!

14 Jan 2014 3:25 PM - We're proud to stock Costa Del Mar sunglasses

The range of polarised glasses available from Costa is astonishing. There is a style to fit every face with lenses suitable for every situation the angler will ever encounter.

We're very proud to be...

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10 Dec 2013 12:37 PM - We've got our hands on a great range of colours in the High UV Buffs.

It's taken a while but we've finally received new stock of the original BUFF High UV headwear.

The High UV Buff® is the proof of Buff®'s technology competence. It is the highest cooling hea...

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5 Tips for Luring Stream Trout

7 Sep 2013 11:53 AM - The Trout season is upon us so here's a few tips to help you increase you chances this season .

You've got to love trout. They live in beautiful places, are opportunistic feeders that fight hard and put on great acrobatic displays. With the season now open we thought it time to give you a few tips to help you increase your catch rate this...

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Cranka Crabs Available Soon

7 Aug 2013 10:29 AM - That's right, the award winning Cranka Crabs are due in September

It's been a hard road for Crankas Steve Steer. After taking the award for "Best New Hard Bodied Lure" at the 2012 AFTA show Steve was plagued by production issues that have held these lures up for nearly 12 months now.

To his ...

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Carnarvon Trip Report 2013

5 Aug 2013 10:32 AM - 5 Day on a live aboard fishing around the islands off Carnarvon proved to be a lucky dip of species.

With the wind dying down a little we pointed the bow of the Shikari Charters Liveaboard vessel Temuri J into the swell and headed to a patch of fish we couldn't safely fish the previous afternoon.

Once again the sounder showed ...

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Shimano Stella SWB now Available

6 Jul 2013 11:11 AM - The much anticipated Stella SWB has arrived!

The news that Shimano Japan was set to release a new range of Stella reels was hot news on Social media earlier in the year as news hit the streets of this exciting new range before Shimano Australia had officially notiified retailers and the p...

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