Bermi Bait & Tackle Pitching live baits to Marlin on bait balls is common in our waters. Bushy shows us a terminal free windon leader option that we’ve added to our custom rig range. These rigs are available here at goo.gl/bW4JeV… See MoreSee Less
Dave Venn of JB Lures Australia created the largest size in his successful ‘Willy Willy’ series especially for the jumbos of the fish world. Suitable for heavy-tackle only, this serious-sized lure gives the impression of a small tuna freaking out on the surface – an irresistible temptation for a big blue marlin.
Read all about the XL Willy Willy in issue 130 of BlueWater magazine.
#bluewatermagazine #biggamefishing #JBLURES #marlinfishing #bluemarlin #thebigwilly … See MoreSee Less
Alvey Reels will continue with manufacturing based in Australia.Alvey Reels will continue with manufacturing based in Australia.
TO OUR VALUED CUSTOMERS AND LOYAL ANGLERS “It’s not just a reel, it’s an Alvey!”
For almost 100 years iconic fishing brand, Alvey Reels, have stood side by side with Aussie anglers, priding themselves on a reputation built firmly on quality, innovation and unique design. Many of their much-loved reels have earned their right as prized possessions, passionately passed from one generation of fishing fanatic to the next.
Despite its’ unsurpassed status, the ever changing face of the modern retail and economic environment saw Alvey Reels face severe financial hardship. With slow sales, increased charges and rising manufacturing costs the favoured family-owned company was pushed almost to the point of bail-out in July 2017.
“A passion for quality and innovation by design”
Thankfully Alvey Reels’ lines run deep into the Australian angling community and along with an unprecedented and overwhelming display of public and retail support Alvey Reels are proud to announce their commitment to once again lure and maintain a shark-size chunk of the Australian and Global fishing retail market.
Casting a watchful eye over the Alvey legacy, we welcome Con Athans who will join forces with descendants of the founding family, Bruce and Glenn Alvey, in a partnership that will drive the brand to a sustainable future.
“To deliver the Alvey experience to the marine leisure sector”
Hooked on fishing? Well so are we! Alvey are thrilled to be able to continue to delight and inspire anglers from all over the world, offering state of the art products for Surf, Estuary, Rock, and Ocean fishing. We are dedicated to delivering an exceptional experience in quality and performance by streamlining our integral manufacturing and sales support teams. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Alvey family in a partnership devoted to the sport we love to devour.
For further information please Contact Bruce Alvey. Bus Hrs 07 3271 2844 … See MoreSee Less
HAVE YOUR SAY ON MINIMUM SIZE FOR MAKO SHARK The Victorian Fisheries Authority is proposing to introduce a minimum size of 120cm for all mako shark species following consideration of a proposal from recreational fishing group VRFish.
VFA Chief Executive Officer Travis Dowling said shark fishing is popular from boats, the shore and piers right along the Victorian coast.
“Mako sharks currently fit within the overarching category of shark catch limits, which is subject to a bag/possession limit of 1 per species and no minimum size,” said Mr Dowling.
“The proposed 120cm minimum size for mako sharks would be measured from the rear most gill slit to the base of the tail fin on any side of the body.
“The proposed minimum size will increase protection of juvenile sharks and ensure that game fishing for sharks in Victorian waters continues to provide an exciting experience.”
Mr Dowling said recreational fishers continue to demonstrate responsible stewardship over Victorian fisheries resources by supporting changes that help ensure fish for the future.
Public consultation on the proposed minimum size ends on 8 June 2018.
The only concern I have about this….
….. is the practicality of measuring a live mako!
Some things look great on paper 😬
Joel Bacon put this on the club site
Should depend on what size the mako starts breeding.
I’d like to see them bring in a live mako for measuring 😳
My say , fuck off this is another bullshit example of people want to control everything ! There are plenty of them and still making them and it pisses me right off! There are enough bullshit rules in this country! What happened to living in a free country! Whoever thought this up is a wanker