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Bass on Surface, Gorge fishing fun

by Mat Cameron With the lack of rain during late winter and spring, the bass have been very slow moving back up river from their spawning run. This lack of rain also means the water is gin-clear, so the bass can be very finicky and hard to tempt. Late in the afternoon bass could be […]

Bassday Kangoku Vibe Fires Up Fussy Bream

by Zac Skyring I was blading on a sunken reef recently on the Richmond River. My sounder was showing promise with smatterings of good bream schools. I was using an Atomic Bladz in my favourite Muddy Prawn colour and was receiving a few tentative nudges. I decided something more subtle might be needed so I […]

Northern inshore with the Samurai 402 spin.

By Brad Bell Kid’s sleepovers usually means a whole lot of screaming little uns (In my case females as I have daughters). I decided that it would be better for me mentally if I spent the night on the Burrup peninsula instead. I was to spend most of my time fly fishing however during the […]


By Grayson Fong PREFISHING AND RESEARCH This is the second part to our series on Bream Tournament fishing which looks at a valuable tool for your first or next tournament and that is Prefishing and Research. Imagine going into a 10km running race, emotion, ego, adrenalin will only get you through maybe the first 2km […]

Samurai Sessions on the OConnell River

By Luke Galea The O’Connell River is situated around 90 kilometres north of Mackay and boasts some of the best estuary fishing in the Mackay-Whitsunday region. I have been fortunate enough to fish it’s estuarine regions many times and have been rewarded with good captures of barramundi and mangrove jacks for my efforts. It is […]


By Grayson Fong Over the past few years tournament fishing has really taken off in our country and it’s not hard to see why. We are so rich in fisheries and species that can test any angler in any situation. The most popular tournaments have been the bream based competitions. Bream are available all year […]

Gamakatsu Summer Promotions

Happy New Year all! The Gamakatsu Summer Promotion is in full swing. Purchase Gamakatsu branded products and enter online via You have a great chance to win a weekly $200 prize pack and all entrants could win the $2000 grand prize made up of products from our partner brands. If you are buying terminal […]

Have Your Say on Mulloway Now!

Time is running out for you to put your input to the NSW Government on the management of mulloway in this state. Years of overfishing have brought this iconic sportfish to the brink. We have until October 16 to put things right. Go to and take action! One of the key changes we can […]

Gamakatsu, Evinrude North Coast Fishing Bonanza

It is on again. The North Coast Fishing Bonanza, in its third year, will be held in Ballina over weekend of September 27 to 30 2012. Last year the event was a resounding success with close to 300 competitors and over 3000 visitors to the fishing competition and marine show held at the Ballina Seagulls […]

Big blacks love Bassday Sugar Minnow 70 Slims

By Paul Malov. During our last tournament at Mallacoota, I was searching through my tackle box to find that ‘big fish lure’, knowing it would take over 5kg each day to win it.  Looking through my box of Bassday lures, I came across a long, slender, minnow in a silver/ayu colour. From past experience and […]