Shimano’s Tag-Em series of entry-level stand-up game rods are built tough at a price that won’t break the bank, freeing up your finances to get you out there more often. The series covers everything from 10kg line class right through to heavy-tackle 37kg fully-rollered game rods. There’s even a deep-dropping swordfish rod with a swivel tip. Shimano’s Tag-Em rods are available from leading tackle stores Australia-wide. To find your nearest stockist, call (02) 9533 0000. For more information, visit www.shimanofish.com.au SHIMANO Australia FishingShimano Fishing New ZealandFish Shimano
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With twin hulls providing broad cockpit space and chop-slicing performance, and a single-engine rig keeping costs down, this industrial-strength Kiwi-built fishing catamaran certainly has a lot to offer.
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Capt. Ron Hamlin passes away.We are saddened to hear of Capt. Ron Hamlin’s passing this weekend.
Hamlin was recognized not only for being famous because of his expertise at the helm of a sportfishing boat, but also for his contributions to billfish conservation.
His expertise at the helm won him awards year after year, including The Billfish Foundation’s Top Captain Award. After years of landing fish, he recognized that continuation of his profession depended upon the availability of healthy stocks of fish in the water for clients to catch. He then turned to catch and release fishing and became a voice for billfish conservation.
He was one of the first to recognize early on the conservation benefits of using non-offset circle hooks when fishing with natural baits. Hamlin supported adoption of these hooks and worked extensively to teach other captains how to rig and use the baited hooks.
TBF awarded Hamlin its most prestigious award, the Rybovich Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013, a much-deserved recognition. He was a living legend within the billfishing world, and will forever be a legend. We will miss him. Casa Vieja Lodge … See MoreSee Less