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Kingfish Tactics

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Every year, around January to April, we receive some  Northern visitors to the Tamar River. These hard and dirty fighting fish are not as common as they are further north, but for the dedicated angler, rewards can be high, particularly on that special day...

As you may have suspected, these visitors are - yellowtail kingfish.

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When you have finished for the day, why not have a brag about the ones that didn't get away! Send Mike an article on your fishing (Click here for contact details), and we'll get it published here. Have fun fishing - tasfish.com

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Honda marine 0Honda Marine, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Ltd breaks the mould for marine engines at the 2017 Miami International Boat Show with a bold new concept engine that could power the future of boating. With inspiration from across Honda’s line-up – including automotive, marine and aeronautical – the design concept engine is a blue sky vision for what future marine engines could look like.

“The Honda Marine Design Concept Engine is a clear indicator that Honda is committed to the Marine business, continuing its legacy of innovation and ground-breaking marine products with a vision of what future Honda Marine power could be,” said Will Walton, Assistant Vice President – Honda Marine America.

Designers at Honda’s Advanced Design Group in the U.S were given a ‘clean sheet of paper’ opportunity to design a concept motor that could be applied to a variety of engines.

scientific anglersWe have just received the below update from Scientific Anglers concerning further testing on the new AST Plus slickness additive. These figures are quite incredible and can truly be said that the AST Plus is a game changer in the manufacturing of fly lines.

When you read these figures the new Amplitude fly lines are the best value fly lines on the market.

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2016 12 yamaha f90 aYamaha Motor Australia is excited to announce the release of the all new four-stroke 90 horsepower outboard engine, the new lightweight F90. This remarkable new engine bolsters Yamahas line up of class leading mid-range outboards from the award-winning F70 through to the top selling F130. The new F90 fills an important place within the Australian line up, delivering the perfect power option for the huge number of Aussie built boats rated to a maximum of 90 horsepower. Not only does this engine sit in a popular part of the market, it also delivers many new advantages that make F90 quite exceptional.

2016 12 yamaha f25 bYamaha Motor Australia is excited to announce the release of the highly-anticipated four-stroke, 25 horsepower outboard engine, the all-new lightweight F25 EFI. This fantastic addition to Yamaha’s four-stroke line up continues Yamaha’s proud tradition of producing exceptional small motors designed for durability, reliability and above all else, enjoyable time on the water. The new F25 is around 25% lighter and has been engineered for skippers who expect the very best in features, performance and efficiency from their small outboard.

The new F25 has been developed to exceed the performance and features of Yamaha’s 25N two-stroke, a motor that offered excellent performance and highly reliable operation that has powered Australian boaters for decades as well as improve on Yamaha’s existing F25. The all-new F25 has achieved all this and more. Its four-stroke, fuel injected design delivers even better performance and the kind of fuel economy that makes small boating affordable and extremely satisfying.

BF5 LifestyleAfter 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.

Double the Savings September 2016 with Honda MarineLooking 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!

Read the full PDF here

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.

Click here to read the full press release.

Mercury FourStroke Dealer Sale

Mercury’s brilliant 40-75hp FourStroke outboards
Save up to $750

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.

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TrakkerTonic sets bold new trends for 2016

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.

REVO SPIN FAMILY REVO MICRO SITEAbu Garcia has launched an Australian Revo micro site

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.
http://worldclass.abugarcia.com/au/

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.

scientific-anglers-logoSCIENTIFIC ANGLERS INTRODUCES THE MPX TAPER

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.

the-ultimate-berkley-fishin-gear-giveawayThe Ultimate Berkley Fishin’ Gear Giveaway

Buy $25 of Berkley Fishin’ Gear and have 50 CHANCES of winning $1000 of Berkley Fishin Gear!
Entry is simple and there’s 50 CHANCES to WIN. Thats $50,000 in prizes.

Prize packs consist of Berkley plastics, jigheads, line and leader.
Each prize contains:
31 packs of Gulp!, 30 packs of PowerBait, 20 x packs of Nitro jigheads to suit, 4 spools of Fireline and 4 spools of Vanish leader.
There’s light estuary, medium estuary and offshore packs to choose from.

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Cast Off With Up To $2300 Of Free Rigging With Yamaha F30-F150 Outboards

Yamaha Motor Australia is excited to announce the release of a new promotion offering customers up to $2300 worth of free rigging on F30 to F150 four-stroke outboards. This is the perfect opportunity to secure the complete Yamaha package and start enjoying the great Australian boating lifestyle with friends and family this summer.
Yamaha Outboards are renowned for their innovation, performance and reliability including Yamaha’s recent addition of the class leading F130A four-stroke model - one of the most highly anticipated motors to hit the Australian market in years, completes a quality line-up of four-stroke outboards.

SAWorld Leading Fly Line designers from Scientific Anglers coming to Tasmania
AUGUST 1st at Clarendon

Scientific Anglers designed the first modern plastic-coated fly line way back in 1952.
SA’s international sales manager Jeff Pierce, along with their chief research and development engineer, Andrew Bosway are visiting Tasmania 01 August.
Jeff and Andrew travel the World seeking to understand the needs of anglers everywhere.
SA understands the importance of the Australian market and its long term support of Scientific Anglers.
‘We want to meet the Australian people who have made Scientific Anglers the world leaders they are today and educate them on the current technologies that our products offer.
‘We cannot wait to visit and may have a few surprises in new lines in development for people to actually cast on their own rods.’
Scientific Anglers will be holding a FREE open day for the public on 01 August at the Australian Fly Fishing Museum.
When: Saturday, August 01
Where: Clarendon Estate, Nile
Time 10am - 2pm
Sausage sizzle and cold drinks avail.
Rods avail., but BYO rod and try SA lines on yours.

Any enquiries to Mike Stevens 0418129949

YouRanium is here. Easter is here.

Order now. Don't get left behind.
http://www.toniceyewear.com.au/
Tonic is rolling out a huge marketing campaign. Now is the time to get your stock of Tonic.
Contact Tonic at head office or any of our distributors to get stock or see samples: http://www.toniceyewear.com.au/contact

Key Points

  • Custom designed adjustable nose bridge fully integrated into the frame.
  • Curvature at the front designed to follow the brow to reduce light coming in from the top.
  • Arms designed with extended temples to follow and snugly fit the wearers head.
  • Our lightest frame ever.
  • Guarantees a comfortable and stylish look.

mercury-2015-03-bEnjoy a FourStroke hat trick

The best engines. The best prices. The best finance.
Mercury FourStroke outboards are unlike any others – powerful, compact, fuel efficient and uncompromisingly reliable – and now they are even better value for money.
Boat lovers can now enjoy an awesome mid-range Mercury FourStroke and save up to $1,000!
Even better, repowering boat owners can take advantage of an unbelievable offer from Mercury Finance of just 4.99%* (comparison rate).
But the clock’s ticking. These unreal savings on every Mercury FourStroke from 75hp to the legendary 150hp are only available until May 29 and only at participating dealers.

GoFree™ with HDS Software Updates

Be free to spend your weekend out on the water in your favourite fishing spot, not tied to your computer at home.
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The new GoFree™ Shop lets you browse, purchase and download charts, install software updates, and use Insight Genesis to create maps from your sonar logs, all right on your chartplotter.

Access the GoFree™ Shop anywhere you have Wi-Fi coverage – from your driveway to your local marina, and even out on the water with mobile internet coverage and a smartphone that supports internet connection sharing or ‘tethering’.

The GoFree™ Shop is available on HDS Gen2 Touch fishfinder/chartplotters with the optional WIFI-1 wireless module, and on all HDS Gen3 models with built-in Wi-Fi. A free software update for your chartplotter is required to enable access to the GoFree™ Shop – just follow the link below for your model.

bucket-list 2015BUCKET LIST FISHING ADVENTURE TO PRINCESS CHARLOTTE BAY.

Congratulations to Lindsay Price of Victoria!

Lindsay and his 2 mates Andrew and Peter are off on a bucket list fishing trip of a lifetime to Princess Charlotte Bay with Reel Chase Charters thanks to Abu Garcia, Penn, Ugly Stik, Spiderwire and Stren. 


Lindsay and his 2 mates Peter and Andrew will spend 5 days aboard the luxury Amokura, a 57’ Assegai with 2 x 20ft custom sportfishing vessels in tow. Complete with experienced guides, an onboard chef and the spectacular scenery of the area.

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