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June - July fishing and boating catalogue

The best b oat and tackle buys June - July

Over 1000 FISHING STORIES


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Mont Escape and Pioneer canvas Bushwalking Packs 20% off.

Lure Clearance

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These tough and spacious packs are ideal for backcountry fishing trips.

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Just Arrived Shimano Waterproof Sport Camera $449

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Plano 3700 Tackle Box

Shimano Cazna 2500FA

Spacious easy to use tackle box for all your gear

$64.95 now $49.95

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Sinking Rock Special

Penn Slammer 560 Reel / Penn Accord 10’ Carbon Composite Rod Combo

Hot Price $129

Electric reels

Why waste a calm winter’s day when you can target Stripey Trumpeter and Blue Eye. Make your life easier with one of these. Daiwa Tanacom 1000 $699 Daiwa Tanacom Bull 1000 $879 Shimano Dendou-Maru Plays 9000 $999

Sherpa Polypropylene Thermals

Shimano Dendou-Maru Beastmaster 9000 $1749

Black Diamond Storm Headtorch

RRP $36.95 Now

New Model 160 Lumens. IPX7 Waterproof. $99.95 Save $20 Now $79.95

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Hydrowave Aust edition Sound Units

Tackleworld Thinsulate Beanies

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The hydrowave is a patented sound device that emits the natural sounds of bait fish and predatory fish feeding on them. By hearing the sounds and feeling the vibrations, fish are drawn in the direction of the hydrowave in a heightened feeding behaviour. This device is intended to give anglers a considerable advantage in the pursuit of fish. Available in Freshwater or Saltwater units.

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DISCOUNTED SAGE & other

FLY RODS SAGE DISCOUNTED FLY RODS

ROSS RODS

370-4 Flight

now $250

476-4 Essence FS

now $225

4100-4 Z-Axis

now $550

590-5 Essence FS

now $225

590-4 Flight

now $250

890-4 Essence FS

now $225

590-4 VT2

now $295

386-4 Essence FC

now $295

7100-4 TCX

now $595

476-4 Essence FC

now $295

990-3 RPLXI

now $325

890-4 Essence FC

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SAGE DISCOUNTED REELS

RIVERWORKS

1830 3-4wt were $180

now $120

690-4 SPS Series

now $295

1850 5-6wt were $180

now $120

690-4 Precision Series

now $230

1880 7-8wt were $180

now $120

4550CF 4-5wt were $375 now $295

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4580CF 7-8wt were $375 now $295

476-4 Cascade

now $150

4540 3-4wt were $430

now $350

590-4 Cascade

now $150

4560 5-6wt were $430

now $350

690-4 Cascade

now $150

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370-3 GT Four

now $240

376-4 Pursuit

now $125

10’8” 3wt Cult Czech Nymph

590-4 Cross Water

now $95

6’6” 4-5wt Fibre Cult

now $195

590-4 Pursuit

now $125

470-4 Nite

now $225

590-4 CPX

now $195

890-4 Attack

now $195

690-4 Redfly

now $125

690-4 Link

now $195

HENDS

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now $395

XP9003 Czech Nymph

$435

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Bar Crusher 730 Hard Top Bullet proof Practical Comfortable Safe - and gorgeous

Bar Crusher 730 Hard Top is a hardcore offshore fishing machine for bluewater anglers. Whether charging the bar as you’re heading out fishing or punching into a messy sea on your way back to the ramp, Bar Crusher’s 730HT will get you there – quickly, safely and in comfort. Nothing beats a hard top boat for protection from the elements. Constructed from heavy duty, high-tensile 5mm (bottom sides) and 4mm (top sides) marine grade plate aluminium, the 730HT measures 7.30m LOA with a 2.47m beam. Its high-tech Waveslicer™ nonpounding, deep-V hull delivers an ultra-smooth ride, the expertly-engineered Rigideck™ sub-floor system ensures maximum hull strength and Bar Crusher’s exclusive Quickflow™ water ballast technology ensures the boat is extremely stable at rest. The innovative Quickflow system incorporates a cavity running the full length of the keel that quickly fills with water when the boat is stationary, which lowers the chines into the water for greater stability, and drains in seconds as the boat moves forward to allow it to leap effortlessly onto the plane. The optional Bar Flap™ system can be used to keep water out, to make the boat lighter in shallow-water applications; or to trap water in, to make the boat heavier when running in extreme rough-water situations. The 730HT’s toughened safety glass windscreen and all-weather hard top allows full standing room and an unobstructed 360-degree view from the helm. Deluxe helm seats are mounted on top of heavy-duty seat boxes with convenient tackle storage, while the functional helm station allows for installation of the latest large-screen marine electronics. The comfortable bunk arrangement provides accommodation for overnight trips. Interestingly, Bar Crusher’s design team has managed to build the new 730HT to have the largest cockpit fishing area of all Bar Crusher models – even larger than the flagship 780HT. This was possible through rearranging the sub-floor framing and moving the cabin forward, to achieve the best combination of usable bunk length and maximum cockpit space. The massive cockpit fishing area is ready for serious action too – self-draining deck with scuppers, step-through transom, marlin board with berley bucket, rod holders, plumbed livebait tank, inFishing News - Page 6

floor fish storage tank and large-volume storage pockets which will easily accommodate tagpoles, gaffs and other essential equipment. The fully-welded checkerplate deck is extremely easy to clean after a solid day on the water. Rocket launcher, hydraulic steering, dual battery system and Hella low-voltage coaming lights are fitted as standard, while Bar Crusher’s impressive options list for the 730HT includes lock-up cabin, deck wash, overhead LED lighting, Stress Free anchor winch, Sarca anchor, electric macerator toilet and more. Rated to carry a 200-250hp outboard, the 730HT’s superior performance capabilities, 280L fuel capacity and all-weather protection are just a few reasons why this model will follow in the footsteps of other models in the Bar Crusher fleet to earn a reputation as one of the most versatile hard top trailerable sportfishing boats on the market. Hull length (mm)

7300

Beam (mm) 2470 Internal Freeboard (mm)

690mm

Bottom Sides (mm) 5mm Top Sides (mm)

4mm

Transom Length (in) 25” Fuel Capacity (L)

280L

Tow Weight (Dry weight) (kg) 2250 Minimum Horsepower

200

Maximum Horsepower

250

Overall trailer length (mm)

8900

Overall trailer width (mm)

2470

Height on Trailer (mm)

3500

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*Promotion starts 1st of June and ends 30th June 2014, or while stocks last. Offer applicable to selected Honda outboard models BF2.3, BF10 and BF20 and between BF60-BF250. The dollar amounts are as follows; receive $250 for the purchase a BF2.3; receive $800 for the purchase of a BF10; receive $1000 for the purchase of a BF20; receive $1250 for the purchase of a BF60; receive $1300 for the purchase of a BF75 or BF90; receive $2000 for the purchase of a BF115, BF135 or BF150; receive $2500 for the purchase of a BF175, BF200, BF225 or BF250. Amounts include GST. Offer must be redeemed in store at time of purchase on any product or service offered by the dealer from which the outboard is purchased. Offer can be deducted from the total purchase price of the Honda outboard or boat package. Offer is not redeemable for cash. Offer may not be used in conjunction with any other promotion. Offer only applicable to new units. Demo or used units do not apply. Honda Motorcycles and Power Equipment Australia P/L reserve the right to refuse claims that do not meet the terms and conditions or are deemed to be invalid.

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Stabicraft

1992: Thanetcraft Aluminium Boats are licensed to build Stabicraft in the UK where they’re sold and marketed under the Thanetcraft brand. Stabicraft boats are first exported to a distributor in the USA. 1994: Stabicraft boats are first exported to Australia. 1996: Stabicraft unveils the 550XC - the forerunner for the XR Sport range. It is the first Stabi built for the family and recreational market. Until then the range was aimed at fishermen, divers and commercial operators. 1997: The Generation II pontoon is launched. The first major design change in a decade, it represents a turning point, allowing for more

streamlined silhouettes for boats that are more functional and have greater appeal in the recreational market. Trans Tasman Marine is appointed as Stabicraft distributors in Australia. This opens the Australian 1987: In a back street workshop in Invercargill, market and introduces the brand to the United Paul Adams and Bruce Dickens build the Nations and aid relief agencies. first rigid hulled aluminium pontoon boat - a 1998: Stabicraft appoints its first Australian Stabicraft 3.5 Dinghy, called the “Ally Duck”. dealers. Later that year the operation moves to leased The Stabicraft 630HT wins the best fishing premises at 345 Bluff Road, Invercargill. boat in show at the Auckland Boat Show. 1988: The first Stabicraft are exported to Stabicraft donate 4.3 metre and 5.15 metre British Columbia in Canada. The initial shipment cabin boats to the Free Willy Keiko Foundation is two dinghies and three runabouts. to help return the captured Orca to freedom in 1991: Stabicraft buy the premises at 345 Bluff Iceland waters. Road, Invercargill. 1999: Stabicraft splits its range into distinct models launching the Fisher and XR Sport at its inaugural Sales Conference when 18 dealers turn up for a oneand-a-half day seminar to learn more about Stabicraft g n i v i Marine’s positive buoyancy™ Arr boats and revise marketing soon systems. The Jean-Michel Cousteau Oceanographic Institute buys a 630HT for its research facility in California. St Johns Ambulance take to the water at the America’s Cup in Auckland Harbour in a Stabicraft 703HT. 2001: The completion of the phase one factory upgrade doubles manufacturing capacity, raising it to 500 boats a year. Stabicraft adopts the CPC compliance plate an independent quality control standard approved by the Coast Guard and MIA (Marine Industry Association). 2002: Stabicraft With the space and options to make overnighting easy and standard fishing focussed features, the 2400 Supercab takes the fight to the appoints Dan Lomax as its fish or while giving the freedom to explore your favourite inlet and islands.A 300L fuel tank and an efficient, predictable hull mean longer manufacturer’s representative journeys and further destinations are in reach. With smart live bait and seating arrangements, the ability to keep your lines in the water and work fish are improved.The industry leader since 1987 and exporting globally, you know you can trust reputation of strength, in the USA. reliability, innovation and safety Stabicraft carries.Standard with our heralded Game Chaser Transom and Arrow Pontoons, the 2400 Stabicraft staff numbers Supercab cuts through water without compromising on the safety and confidence found in all Stabicraft models. hit 50. 2003: A customised SPECIFICATIONS 14 metre Stabicraft, Delphenidae, built for Length Feet (Metres) 24' (7.3m) Max Adults 8 Dolphin Encounter Kaikoura Recommended HP 200hp Maximum HP 250hp and becomes the largest Maximum Engine Weight 537kg Leg Length 25in Stabicraft built. Too big for Fuel Tank 300L External Beam 2.30m the doors, the rear wall is Internal Beam 1.8m Deadrise 19 degrees taken off the factory to get Tube Thickness 4mm Hull Thickness 6mm the boat out. Reserve Buoyancy (Approx) 1833L Dry Hull Weight (Approx) 1180kg Tow Weight (Approx) 2400kg Length on Trailer 8.5m 2004: Stabicraft registers Height on Trailer (Approx) 3.3m Arrow Pontoons Standard and complies with the Game Chaser Transom Standard Wing Coamings Standard Australian Builders Plate level flotation standards - it’s the first manufacturer to sign up for the standards that become mandatory in 2006. Website: www.stabicraft.com Page 1 Drive, Ulverstone www.deeganmarine.com.au – Ph: 6425 2238 – 102 Eastlands Email: sales@stabicraft.com

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2400 Supercab

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our innovative Game Chaser Transom and Arrow 2400 Supercab takes the fight to the fish or while Stabicraft 609HT wins best aluminium boat at Pontoons, the 2050 Supercab is more agile, more giving the freedom to explore your favourite inlet the Otago Boat and Outdoor Show. focused with better features the best fishers will and islands. 2005: Stabicraft appoints Leeon Johnston as its appreciate. A 300L fuel tank and an efficient, predictable first Australian sales manager. An extra-large, central live well and bait station hull mean longer journeys and further destinations come standard as does a quality Maxwell anchor are in reach. With smart live bait and seating New Caledonian dealer appointed. winch and single piece toughened glass screen. arrangements, the ability to keep your lines in the Stabicraft opens a $1 million building upgrade water and work fish are improved. Still light enough to tow and launch easily, the which includes expanded workshop, office and 2050 Supercab has been designed tough with The industry leader since 1987 and exporting show room. The expansion marks an increase in safety as the foremost consideration. globally, you know you can trust reputation of production capacity to 1000 boats per year on a strength, reliability, innovation and safety Stabicraft Constructed out of marine grade alloys and carries. single shift. utilising our ‘life-ring’ pontoon design the 2050 is durable, stable, spacious and virtually unsinkable so Standard with our heralded Game Chaser Lindsay Deegan Marine of Tasmania wins you can adventure with confidence. Transom and Arrow Pontoons, the 2400 Supercab the dealer award at Stabicraft’s biennial sales cuts through water without compromising on the conference. 2400 Supercab safety and confidence found in all Stabicraft models. The Stabicraft 609HT wins Aluminium Boat of With the space and options to make overnighting easy and standard fishing focussed features, the the Show at the Christchurch Boat Show. 2006: Stabicraft Marine is recognised by the Southland Chamber of Commerce Export Forum as Exporter of the Year. 2007: Stabicraft Marine managing director Paul Adams is named a member Arriving of the NZ Order of Merit soon for services to business. Stabicraft Marine builds a second factory (for larger, custom boats) and dedicated service centre on its Bluff Road site. 2008: The Stabicraft 759 SC Sport is launched with the revolutionary Gen 3 pontoon, which, coupled with slight hull modifications, gives improved on-water performance. It’s the first boat designed with multiple options that can be retrospectively fitted, added value to the second-hand market. Today: Nowadays, Stabicraft boats are found in waters worldwide. We have standard models across The all-new 2050 Supercab is a keel-up redesign of one of our most popular models. Now featuring a longer hull, more ergonomic four ranges - the original cabin and our innovative Game Chaser Transom and Arrow Pontoons, the 2050 Supercab is more agile, more focused with better Fishers, the recreational features the best fishers will appreciate. An extra-large, central live well and bait station come standard as does a quality Maxwell winch and single piece toughened glass screen. Still light enough to tow and launch easily, the 2050 Supercab has been designed Sports XRs, the robust tough with safety as the foremost consideration. Constructed out of marine grade alloys and utilising our ‘life-ring’ pontoon design the Frontiers and our all-weather 2050 is durable, stable, spacious and virtually unsinkable so you can adventure with confidence. Supercabs. Around 600 boats are turned out from our Invercargill (New Zealand) SPECIFICATIONS factory every year thanks to a dedicated staff of 70. Length Feet (Metres) 20.5' (6.2m) Max Adults 7 Our global team features 16 Recommended HP 115hp Maximum HP 150hp Maximum Engine Weight 235kg Leg Length 25in dealers in New Zealand, 14 Fuel Tank 150 L External Beam 2.25m in Australia, three in the US, Internal Beam 1.65m Deadrise 17.5 degrees one in Canada and one in Tube Thickness 3mm Hull Thickness 5mm New Caledonia.

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700 kg 7.2m Standard Standard

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2050 Supercab The all-new 2050 Supercab is a keel-up redesign of one of our most popular models. Now featuring a longer hull, more ergonomic cabin and

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SURTEES 6.7 Game fisher T

eam PENN have been fortunate to campaign a SURTEES BOATS 6.7 Game Fisher put together by Deegan Marine this year. It has been the ultimate sea test and has clocked up well over 150 hours. The Tasmanian marine environment will test a boat’s abilities with the best of them. Heavy swell with good seas on top, short sharp snot with no space between them and wind and squalls straight from the Antarctic. These are the conditions we all know and secretly love in Tasmania. Team PENN also put the good ship, REEL GOLD, to test in some of the famous marlin fishing grounds off Port Stephens at this year’s interclub In a turn up for the books some of the conditions over the 2 weeks was every bit as snotty as Tasmanian can throw up. The Friday before the last weekend of competition was as heavy as you would want to fish. The SURTEES BOATS 6.7 Game Fisher handled everything in its stride and is a significant vessel that punches well above its weight pound for pound. This is one of the significant strengths of the 6.7 Game Fisher. Weight or, of course, the lack there of. Big fibreglass boats have always had the romantic upper hand of being the better sea boat. This has often been acquired through their much heavier design and the need to have a deeper V hull to displace more water while traveling. This deeper V design can often lead to similar sized fibreglass boats being not quite as stable at rest. Less weight means less horse power needed to push an aluminium vessel and also to tow the pride and joy from A to B. Fuel economy in both instances are of course improved. REEL GOLD is a special package. It has an engine that turns her into a jet. An electronic package that, not only sounds the depths, but allows

travel in any condition day or night. When it comes to a game fishing weapon, to fish four anglers, in speed and comfort you would be hard pressed to find better. There is no doubt that broken down to a single function there may be vessels that performs better in that particular area. The design brief was to put together a pocket game boat and to that end the Surtees 6.7 Game Fisher is a gem. When assessed against form and function in all areas the 6.7 is hard to top.

recreational sense you can lay off as you desire and adjust your speed according to your personal preference. In competition fishing when that radio cracks and “righto boys lets go fishing” comes over the air waves Team PENN and other teams like to get to the fishing grounds maximising any and all fishing time. You go, and you go as hard as you can. Not for everyone, but this is an excellent test of any vessels ability in a head sea.

Competition game fishing will soon find any cracks in a vessels ability as an offshore fishing platform. In a competition sense it is nice to have four people on board. Each person has a designated role and they can rotate through each one. Driver, angler, trace man and support. The 6.7 has ample room on deck for all members to move around and do their job. Particularly when the angler steps back and trace man and support make that decision to either tag or gaff. The dance floor on the SURTEES 6.7 is fantastic.

The 6.7 Surtees Game fisher’s ability to cover ground in very ordinary conditions is amazing. The water ballast tank allows a new dimension to an alloy built vessel. Hatch shut with a touch of trim tab to pull the nose down, and in fetch and rubbish sea condition, the Surtees is as close to the ride of a big fibreglass hull as you will find. When the swells are a fair bit bigger and spaced well apart, drop the hatch emptying the ballast, take the trim tabs out and trim out the nose and she is a rocket! The soft riding hull never ceases to amaze when coming off the back of some serious water.

The ability to point into the teeth of swell and sea is a welcome feature in any hull design. In a

The soft riding hull and ballast design in these vessels are the brain child of Neil Surtees and have

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Built for lightweight performance, the Conflict reels

smooth drag under heavy loads.

feature an all-w frame and sideplate, stainless steel ball

From casting lures to dropping jigs or working

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proprietary greased HT-100 drag system that provides

engineered to last.

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been so successful to be copied by a number of manufacturers. The fishing fixtures on a Surtees are well thought out and value add to the whole package. Simple inclusions like the sinker holders and the flush mounted storage lockers on the rear gunnel tops are extremely handy. The inclusion of a live bait tank is nothing new on a vessel of this class, but its large glass front possibly is. The ability to keep an eye on your bait stocks and their condition at any given time is obviously the first goal here, but what an awesome feature to keep the kids amused! We all know that even the keenest kids can become a little bit over it and start to run the … “when are we going home Dad”. The glass front on the large bait tank on the Surtees 6.7 can be your very own aquarium. Just add anything with fins. A spur dog shark or leather jacket. A parrot fish or flathead placed in the live well turns any bored child into a ball of wonder and amazement extending a fishing trip for ages. The kids even love the act of letting them go free when it is time to head for home. There are enough rod holders on board to satisfy even the most tragic of tackle junkies. Storage is ample and on REEL GOLD the port side passenger seat doubles as a cavernous area for tackle and gear. Often over looked and little mentioned are the grab rails on a vessel. On a game boat it is often handy to stand on the gunnel for a better look at something or get out around the cab to get to the fore deck and anchor. The grab rails and rocket launcher are in perfect position to get around the vessel with confidence. The Game fisher is marketed as a chiselled down hard core fishing platform. To this end the cabin is solid and expansive, but also mindful of the dance floor at the rear for doing battle with big fish. Plenty of room for two up front and a third tucked in the middle level with the seats. When the number of fishers goes to 4 the seat storage box and position behind the driver is very comfortable in most

conditions. In competition situation in heavy seas and wind over 30 knots wet weather gear will be an option. In the Surtees range of boats the Sports Fisher has an extended cab that is more suited to general fishing and keeping a family dry for the entire day no matter the conditions. Flat dash space is expansive and very handy for keeping competition information and grid maps on. Tag cards and small tag poles can be loaded and ready to roll in an instant. Vision from the expansive glass windscreen is exceptional and helps in every situation. Spotting bait fleeing predators from underneath or finding birds gaining height from above. Covering a huge amount of ocean looking for any sign of activity and fish is very important and the 360 vision from the helm of the Surtees 6.7 is excellent. REEL GOLD has had a windscreen wiper fitted to the skipper’s side panel of screen. It is an absolute god send and one of the best additions to a boat you could have. Clear vision on demand in any sea or weather condition is not only comfortable but a significant safety advantage.

Waiting for Mozz to stop mucking about and reel his Marlin in so Hooch can tag it.

REEL GOLD has served well this last 8 months. The SIMRAD NSS12 has put the lads onto a heap of fish. The RADAR has kept them safe in fog and darkness and on those rare occasions when no one has been at the helm the auto pilot has set a course perfectly. I say rare occasion as the EVINRUDE 250HO combines so well with the SURTEES hull that giving up the helm is like handing over the keys to a Ferrari. Interested in this or another Surtees? Contact Hadley Deegan from Deegan Marine - Tasmania

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$18.90

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Prices From $32.90

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Williamson Lure Kits Prices From

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Large range of Plano tackle boxes

Penn 850SSV Combo

$239

Shimano TLD50

$495

Plano Lure Wraps Prices From

$19.95

Rapala Xrap 30

Meridian Lures

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20% Off

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What’s the best way to test waders? Outfitting anglers since 1986

Get someone who practically lives in waders to give ‘em heaps! We asked Trout guide, Commonwealth Gold Medallist and competition angler, Christopher Bassano to try them for a season.

Christopher wears waders for about 250 days a year and he gave Aquaz the big thumbs up. ‘Right up there, and in fact better than some of the highly priced brands used by some snobs and greenhorns. ‘Love the fit and comfort, great belt and gravel guards, and reinforced knees. And when I learned the price I couldn’t believe it’. We are so confident in Aquaz waders we offer a three year seam warranty. If the seams leak within three years we will repair or replace your waders — no questions asked. However, to be fair, if you roll down a forest of black berries, have the crotch eaten out by a Tassie Devil, or lose a fight with a barbed wire fence, we will gladly sell you a repair kit to keep the water out. Worn by Christopher - Aquaz Trinity chest, stocking foot waders and Aquaz Trinity wading jacket. Breathable Waders from $229 to $299 Breathable Jackets from $229 to $299 Visit your local specialist retail outlet to view the full range of Aquaz products from thermals, wading boots, softshell jackets, gloves.

Contact 03 9899 0034 for your stockist.

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Sufix NanoBraid is tightly woven using Wide Angle Braiding Technology to increase abrasion resistance and create superior knot and shock strength unmatched by any other ultra thin line.

GET READY FOR THE NEW LEVEL OF NANO LINE FEEL AND PERFORMANCE.

For stockist information telephone 02 9780 8200 www.rapala.com.au

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Sea Jay 4.85 Magnum Hull Length 4.85M Beam 2.20M Transom Shaft Length L/S Boat Weight Approx. 247Kg Max Outboard Weight 110Kg Trailer Dunbier Outboard: Yamaha 50Hmhdl 50Hp 2 Stroke Gas Tilt Standard Features Floor - Front/Part/Rear Carpeted Plywood, Rope Shelf, Spray Chines, Towing Eye - Double, Transducer Bracket, Front Bollard, Flotation - Under Floor, Wide Side Decks and more....... Factory Fitted Options Painted Inside And Out, Rear Step And Rail, Rear Splash Well.

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Hull Length 4.55M Beam 2.10M Boat Weight Approx. 355Kg Transom Shaft Length L/S Standard features Anchorwell, Bollards x 3, Bungs-38mm x 2, Dashboard glovebox, Flotation - under floor, Transom rails, Paint - chine up & inside, Rod holders x 2, Side pockets, Step down front floor, Towing eye - double, Wide side decks, 65Lt under floor fuel tank, Rear rails, Battery & oil rack - in stern, Bow sprit & roller, Cut away dash, Floor carpeted - plywood, Gunwhale rubber inserts, Pinstripping, Rope shelf, Full upholstered seats & pedestals x 2, Spray chines, Transducer bracket, Windscreen - opening, Bow rails - low profile/nav light plates, Seat sockets x 3, Windscreen rails. Factory fitted Accessory pre rig, Coloured sides Yamaha 40xwtl 40hp 2 stroke, electric start, power tilt

Package price $21990

Sea Jay 4.40 Avenger Hull Length 4.40M Beam 2.00M Transom Shaft Length L/S Boat Weight Approx. 320Kg Recommended Hp 40Hp Max Hp 50Hp Max Outboard Weight I15kg Trailer Dunbier Outboard: Yamaha F40FEHTL Efi 4 Stroke Ptt, Electric Standard features 2 X 38mm bungs, Gunwhale rubber inserts, Rear corner gussets, Anchor well alloy, Spray chines, Towing eye - double, Battery rack under cast deck, Electric motor mount, Live bait tank alloy flow through, 2X side pockets, Sounder mount, Switch panel plate, Rear step and rail, 2X upholstered seats, 3mm bottom, Floor carpeted plywood, Handles front & rear, Rope cleat, Wide side decks, Tank rack, Bollard front, Welded thwart- coolite fitted, Cast platform front and rear, 6X rod holders, Splash well, Storage under cast deck, Under floor flotation, 65Lt under floor fuel tank 5x seat sockets, 3mm sides

Package price $21990 Sea Jay 4.25 Avenger

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Fully welded floor Sea Jay 4.40 Ranger

Sea Jay 4.85 Tropic

Hull Length 4.40M Sides 3.00Mm Bottom 3.00Mm Beam 2.0M Transom Shaft Length L/S Max HP: 50 Max motor weight: 105KG Boat Weight Approx 323Kg Trailer Dunbier with Brakes

Hull Length 4.85M Beam 2.14M Boat Weight Approx. 377Kg Transom Shaft Length L/S Recommended Hp 60Hp Max Hp 70Hp Max Motor Weight 120Kg Outboard Options Yamaha F60 Efi 4 Stroke Standard features Anchor cavity, 2 X 38mm bungs, Console - centre or side - screen/ shelf, Floor plywood carpeted, Gunwhale rubber insert, Minn kota plate on bow, 6 X rod holders, Spray chines, Towing eye double, Wide side decks to bow, Rails - bow - nav light plates, Spray chines, Rails console screen, 2 Fully upholstered folding seats & pedestal, Battery rack - under cast deck, Cast platform - front / hatches x 2, Dry storage in cast deck, Floatation under floor, Handles - rear, Pinstripping, Side pockets, Steering - push / pull, Transducer bracket, 60Lt under floor fuel tank/deck fill/gauge, 6 Seat sockets, Transom motorwell

Standard features: Anchor cavity, Bow sprit, Checkerplate floor - fully welded, Inspection port, Reverse chine, Spray chines, Transducer bracket, Wide side decks to bow, Rear rails, 5X seat sockets, Console box, Bollard - front, 2 X alloy bungs, Electric motor plate- extended of gunwhale, Handles rear, Long side pocket - starboard side only, Splash well, Towing eye double, Under floor flotation, Bow rails -with nav lights plates, 2 X fully upholstered folding seats, Casting platform front to bow - 2 hatches, Keel external

Package price $14500

Hull Length 4.25M Beam 1.98M Transom Shaft Length L/S Boat Weight Approx. 300Kg Recommended Hp 40Hp Max Hp 40Hp Max Outboard Weight 105Kg Trailer Dunbier Motor: Suzuki DT30hp 2 Stroke Manaul Start, Manual Tilt Standard features: 2 X 38mm bungs, Gunwhale rubber inserts, Rear corner gussets, Rope shelf, Spray chines, Towing eye - double, 2.5Mm plate sides, Live bait tank flow through, Side pockets x2, Sounder mount, Wide side decks, Bow rails with nav light plates, 2X upholstered folding seats, Front casting deck 2 hatches, Rear casting deck 2 hatches, Rope cleat, 3Mm plate bottom sheets, Full floor carpet, Electric motor plate, Anchor well plastic, 6X plastic rod holders, Rear splash well, Switch panel plate, Rear step and rail, Rear rails, 5X floor seat sockets.

Package price $13300

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Boat and trailer only

Options fitted Upgraded rod holder to alloy, Rear step & rail

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BAR CRUSHER NEW MODEL 510T with WATER BALLAST

5.1 me tre 70HP $32990 All new model from the Bar Crusher Team that is an absolute ripper. Designed to suit those who want maximum deck space in a bullet proof dinghy this boat is going to be a great set up for the hard core fishos. Keeping with every Bar Crusher model, this boat runs the same RIGI DECK sub floor system and water ballast technology to be the most stable dinghy we have ever experienced, 3 adults on one side and it hardly moves!

4mm bottom high tensile aluminium sheets with deep V, attacks the chop like its not even there. Three under floor kill tanks, c-tek battery charging port, 12v socket, alloy rod holders, packaged on a Bar Crusher Easy Load trailer with Bar Catch it is the ultimate dinghy! Fitted up with a 70hp engine packages from $32990 its the bargain of the year!

View this boat and more at Cnr Fairlands Dr and Bass Hwy, Somerset Burnie TAS, 7320

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510 Ocean Spirit If your after a little bit of luxury in a compact package, this is the model for you. With plenty of features included as standard like the new rear folding lounge, walk through cabin hatch and fishfinder. Packaged with the fantastic 90hp Evinrude.

420 Explorer Trophy

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A complete fishing package with all the bells & whistles. A stable boat with front and rear casting platforms, plenty of storage and room for your mates and their fishing gear. Powered with 30hp Evinrude, electric start and power trim.

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Super Shimano deals every day

NEW ARB SUPERSTORE NOW OPEN Come and see the new superstore as we take it out for it’s first off road adventure.

We are a full Shimano dealer offering prices equal to any tackle store. We are open every day 6.30am to 9pm for all your tackle, bait and fishing needs. Yes, we fish too, so you also get great advice.

Our range includes: • ARB bull bars • Old Man Emu Suspension • ARB Air Locker diff locks • ARB roof racks • ARB recovery equipment

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NEW - Thinner Dacron line

The highest quality Dacron® fibers and most advanced braiding machines in the industry are combined to manufacture this premium line. Its low stretch gives quick response to strikes and increases sensitivity. The spliceable construction

and specially formulated wax eliminate knot strength loss, reducing your chances of lost fish. Braided Dacron® lines are available in a variety of lengths and pound tests, all with I.G.F.A approval. Available in white, salt and pepper, chartreuse, fluorescent orange and black.

MicroLead – 30% smaller 3 X stronger Small diameter lead core protected by a powerful Spectra fiber braid, TUF-Line MicroLead revolutionizes lead core trolling. With reduced drag, MicroLead achieves the same sink rate as standard lead core and can be fished on lighter rods and smaller reels. The Spectra fiber braid is 3X stronger than standard lead core line for smooth, effortless handling.

Lead Core Trolling Line

Tightly braided high tenacity Nylon multifilament yarn encapsulates a 99.9% pure lead core. This construction offers a smaller diameter than standard lead core lines. Colors change every 10 yards with a high visibility dye to enable anglers to instantly determine depth.

Fly line backing - Use smaller reels or increase the backing capacity. This small diameter, low stretch braided backing is waterproof and will not rot or mildew. Available in 20 and 30 pound test in white, chartreuse, and fluorescent orange.

Tuf-Line is made by one of the most respected names worldwide in braided line technology. Ask for it at your local tackle store. Distributed in Australia by Clarkson Imports.

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FISHING, FRICTION-FREE The world’s first triple-textured fly line provides freedom-from friction. The new SharkWave fly line casts farther, floats higher, mends easier, and lasts longer. Find the entire SharkWave family of lines at scientificanglers.com/sharkwave. For your nearest stockist call MAYFLY TACKLE on 03 9899 0034

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Fishing and Boating Directory Advertise here for $77. Contact Mike Stevens 0418 129949

Outboard Servicing Mobile service, saves you time, money and convenience. • Launceston, east, northeast coast and central highlands. • Latest computer diagnostic equipment to suit most models. • Quality work guaranteed. Grant Garwood: 0428 382 130 Email: ggarwood1@hotmail.com

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Fishing and Boating Directory

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It is no exaggeration to say the Tasman Peninsula is truly remarkable with possibly the best sport fishing, highest sea cliffs, outstanding diving in giant underwater kelp forests, renowned fine food producers, Australia’s leading convict site and some of country’s best bush walks. Situated at Eaglehawk Neck, and just one hour from Hobart, The Lufra provides relaxed affordable accommodation close to Port Arthur and natural attractions and is ideally located as the base for you to enjoy many activities, sitting as it does at the narrow isthmus which connects the Forestier and Tasman Peninsulas. Visit the Lufra and you’ll share more than a stunning view because the area abounds in many attractions — both natural and made-made — all within easy driving or walking distance. Close to the hotel are several amazing rock formations and attractions - The Blowhole, Tasman Arch, the Devil’s

Kitchen and the Tessellated (or tiled) Pavement. You will be impressed by the drama of these geological wonders, sculpted by Mother Nature over millions of years. A mere 15 minutes south by car the history of Tasmania’s convict past comes alive at the former penal settlement of Port Arthur and other historical sites on the Tasman Peninsula. Nearby you can also indulge in sports and pastimes like deep sea fishing, surfing, and bushwalking, or visit other nearby attractions like wildlife parks and wineries. $59 pp twin share incl. The Lufra Hotel offers comfortable accommodation continental breakfast in a range of rooms and self-catering units or as well as a limited number of “fishermen’s rooms” at very affordable $65 pp with hot breakfast. rates. Additional car parking development allows substantial · 66 Stylish Rooms car and boat parking. Our licensed restaurant and bistro · CBD Location by a games/recreation restaurant are complemented room, ·TV/lounge area with open fireplace, café/coffee Affordable Rates shop and two bars. · Conference Rooms Australian aviation pioneer and tourism entrepreneur · FREE Parking Moviesthe Lufra Sir Reginald Ansett is reputed·toFREE have described Hotel as “the hotel with the best view in · FREE Fitness Room the world.” No wonder there has been an accommodation house on · Wireless Broadband the same site for more than 150 years. Three The ·Lufra HotelSteps on George380Heritage Pirates Bay Drive Bar - Restaurant Eaglehawk Neck www.colonialinn.com.au Toll free 1800 639 532 (03) 6250 3262 www.lufrahotel.com or info@lufrahotel.com

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