Fish Attractant for bait fishing & Lure Scents

 

Why Are Fish Attractants and Lure Scents All The Rage?

Below we are going to touch on a couple of subjects including best fish attractant when bait fishing such as the use of berley and we are also going to touch on Fishing lure scent and which ones to buy further down this article.

 

Best fish attractant when bait fishing

burleyMethods for attracting fish are as ancient as the practice of fishing itself. Many a concoction has been created and sworn by as the miracle solution for turning a sluggish fishing day into a bonanza. Unlikely substances like packaged dry dog food, cat food and chicken pellets mixed with a ‘secret’ ingredient are thrown into the water to attract the fish and / or excite them into feeding. Methods of distributing this fish attractant are as varied as the concoctions themselves and dependant on fishing style, location, conditions and target species. For example, green weed or cabbage mixed with sand will attract Luderick. Bread is often used to excite Drummer. Western Australian Pilchards are chopped up by the kilo block and fed into the current to attract just about anything, especially our big pelagic specie s.

The use of ‘Berley’ or fish attractant, is widely accepted as nigh on essential to bring the fish on the chew and keep them there. Commercial fish attractants have been available for decades. Manufactured from fish products, Tuna oil and berley pellets are a couple of the well-known standards.

Fishing Lure Scent  & Which ones are best?

Fish AttractantWith the rise and rise of lure fishing, anglers and manufacturers alike began to think differently about fish attractants, and imparting the perfect scent onto the lure soon became the new innovation pursuit. Science and technology has had an enormous impact on angling innovation. Rods and reels are just part of it. Recently, the technical boffins retired to their labs with a new challenge, to create the best fish attractant, the ultimate fishing bait scents and attach it to your lure. The feedback suggests, it works like magic. Let’s have a look at a couple.

Two of the top competing brands that have taken the market by storm are s factor fish attractant and Sax Scent. There are countless reports of anglers testing these products by casting lures with and without the fish attractant and collating results. The results certainly back up the claims of the manufacturers. Most of the anecdotal evidence and user research suggests that the fish attractant applied to your lure can be the difference between no fish and bagging out. There are many instances where two people will fish side by side, at the same target, with the same lure, technique and rigs. The difference is that the fisherman who uses the fish attractant catches more fish, the other, performs a little more poorly. The angler experiencing the purple patch also experiences far more aggressive attacks and importantly, the fish holds the lure in its mouth longer giving the angler more time to respond and strike.

When Squidgy plastics hit the market, we all remember taking them from the packet, feeling the slippery texture and smelling the aniseed. We also remember the fish smashing them. One complaint however was that the scent washes away quick. Thing is, it was meant to. The scent is meant to be dispersed, ever so gently, into the water. This is how it works. Of course, your lure would run out of scent and you would therefore lose a lure of optimal performance. Responding to this issue, the Squidgy manufactures made and enhanced a better scientifically developed S factor fishing scent available in tubes to be applied and re-applied to any lure. Of course, it sells like hotcakes.

Sax Scent works on exactly the same principle. The solution, which is available in a tube or jar, is applied directly to the lure. Interestingly, Sax Scent comes in different flavours, such as garlic, crab or prawn and others. Sax Scent also incorporates varying fleck colours that reflect light and can imitate the scales falling from a wounded fish.  Just like S Factor, the angler feedback have been very positive.

There is now a huge representation of lure anglers that are so impressed with the latest fish attractants that they won’t leave home without them. The results have been so good there are more brands hitting the shelves. You might also like to try Ultrabite or Big John’s Fishing Scent. You can safely assume though, the ingredients of these magic potions is a closely guarded secret. The thing that is clearly apparent to all, is just how well they work.

So who makes the best fish attractant? There is only one way to find out, that’s buy one of each and start testing. You can rest assured; there can’t be a better experiment.

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Trout Fishing Australia – Lures, Tackle & Locations

Brown Trout Fishing AustraliaTrout Fishing in Australia

 

We all acknowledge Australia is blessed with the most superlative salt water fishing the globe has to offer. From beach and ocean rocks to our blue water  paradise, our much treasured and protected aquatic wonderland is a haven for anglers of all disciplines. As if that wasn’t enough, much of South Eastern Australia and, perhaps to a lessor extent, the southern regions of Western Australia, provide excellent freshwater opportunities to keep the trout enthusiasts engaged in their favourite pastime for a life time and beyond. For the trout newbie, a whole new fishing lifestyle and passion is there to be embraced and explored.

From rural rivers and dams to the remotest high country streams, trout fishing in Australia will see you immersed in our countries postcard wilderness. Trout fishing in Australia embodies all we dream and imagine in the sport. It is you, pristine wilderness, the ethereal sounds of forest and stream, the scents of campfire and no one else for miles. It is you, your kit and your wits pitched against hard fighting, wily trout. They’re incredible sport, delicious on the camp grill and the thrill of the search can only be outdone by the strike and ensuing battle.

Our online Fishing Store sells the latest and best trout lures, rods and reels at unrivalled prices. The old hand can restock their trout kit and upgrade their equipment. The novice can select a custom, scratch built outfit and kit then hit the streams, rivers and dams, entering the sport with trusted, quality gear. Shimano, Daiwa, Rapala, Celta, and Hardy Zenith Fly are just a few of the brands offering outstanding trout fishing equipment. Read on for more information about Australian trout fishing locations, lures and equipment.

A Brief History

Our trout, Brown, Rainbow and Brook, are all introduced species. The 19th Century saw the introduction of these species much to the detriment of many of our fresh water natives. They have adapted well here, particularly the Brown Trout. Such introductions would be impossible in contemporary Australia. Those of us with the trout passion can credit our access to the sport on the dubious biological controls of the past. Despite the trout’s chequered history and the ecological implications of their introduction the trout enjoys nearly protected status. Trout fishing is strongly regulated and our dams and rivers are regularly stocked. The trout is here to stay, the species have adapted and endured, and the continuing Australian passion for the sport ensures we are well supplied with the latest in trout fishing equipment.

How to Catch Trout, Common Methods and Simple Tips

Depending on the location you choose there are a number of popular methods for catching trout. Your approach is likely to be based on your location or of course to your access to travel and purchased equipment. Whatever the case. It is very easy to get started. And there is a method that will suit you.

Fly Fishing: Probably the most recognisable method of trout fishing. Mostly done in streams and rivers where trout are found swimming shallow and attacking the surface. Special casting techniques are required and flies are an art unto themselves. Introduction to the method is often best under experienced guidance. The fly technique can take some time to master, requires patience and great finesse. There are quite a few places that offer lessons. Pflueger and Gillies have great entry level fly fishing rod and reel combos. For the experienced, Hardy Fly Rods and Reels provide the highest of quality.

Casting Lures: In lakes, dams and rivers, casting as you would do it in the salt water. Just add a lure to your balanced spinning rig and start casting lures. This is a very easy way to start the trout battle. Shimano and Daiwa have great light weight, specialised fresh water rods and reels. Be sure to have a selection of lures and lure colours. Different retrieves speeds and techniques can make a huge difference also and can change a sluggish session into thrill a minute. Check out some of the best trout lures listed further below.

Bait Fishing: A sinker and a swivel tied to a leader above a hook. So simple it is perfect. Ideal for lakes and dams, all you need do is add a garden worm to your hook. Look for fresh water reels from Shimano and Daiwa to enhance your trout fishing experience. A 2 to 4kg set up would be ideal.

Trolling: Trolling delivers great results on dams, lakes and in rivers. Check the lures below to see which ones you should purchase. Keep in mind that in certain areas the trout can be very deep, particularly when the sun is bright. A downrigger may become an essential piece of kit for the deeper lakes and dams.

Jigging: Rainbow trout respond well to jigging. Particularly when they are lurking in the depths. This is a great method when the sun is on the river and the fish have left the surface for some protection. Jig the deep holes and remember, jigging is not just for the boaties.

Baits for Trout: Bait fishing is an awesome way to hunt for trout. A fresh water spinning outfit from Daiwa, Shimano Silstar or Okuma provide options for creating an excellent trout fishing rig. Baits are very readily available and include; Garden worms, Wattle grubs, Mudeyes, Cockroaches, Crickets and grasshoppers work well too. Try Live baiting to entice the bigger fish.

Trout Lures

Best Trout Trolling Lures for Lakes and Rivers

  • Rapala Spotted Dog
  • Rapala Ultra-Light Minnow
  • Berkley Power Blade
  • Tassie Devils

Best Trout Lures for Streams

  • The Berkley 3B Fat Dog
  • The Berkley 3B Crank Scum Dog
  • The Rapala Original Floating Minnow
  • Rublex Celta Fishing Lure
  • Berkley Gulp 3 inch minnow
  • Berkley T-Tail Minnow

Best Trout Lures for Lakes and Dams

  • The RMG Scorpion 35
  • The Storm Gomoku stiletto
  • Berkley Powerblade
  • Rapala Original floater
  • Celta lures
  • The Rapala Xrap Series

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Trout Fishing Locations in Australia

There are so many awesome locations for trout fishing in Australia. The list below represents just a handful of the possibilities. You will find Brown Trout just about everywhere. Rainbow Trout are also widely dispersed but not quite as prolific as the Brown. Brook Trout are not as common as its cousins but you will find all of them are fabulous sport fish and all are truly delicious. It is very wise to check the fisheries guidelines for the location you choose to fish as regulations can vary. The list below barely scratches the surface. Google the areas mentioned to find greater detail.

Fishing for Trout in NSW & ACT

  • The New England Region
  • Central Southern Highlands
  • Snowy Mountains
  • Kosciuszko National Park
  • Barrington Tops
  • Gloucester Tops
  • Robertson
  • Goulburn

Fishing for Trout in the Snowy Mountains in NSW

  • Lake Jindabyne
  • Lake Eucumbene
  • Monaro River, lower and Upper
  • Perisher Creek
  • Bobundra Creek
  • Betts Creek
  • Diggers Creek
  • Thredbo River
  • Moonbah River
  • Snowy River
  • Eucumbene River
  • Murrumbidgee River
  • Swampy Plains River – Geehi
  • McLaughlin River


Trout Fishing Victoria

  • Lake Eildon
  • Lillydale Lake
  • Blue Rock Lake
  • Goulburn river
  • Lake Bellfield
  • Lake Wendouree
  • Lake Eppalock
  • High Country

Trout Fishing Tasmania

  • Derwent River
  • Craigbourne Dam
  • Huon River
  • Lake Meadowbank
  • Lake King William
  • Bronte, Bradys and Lake Echo
  • Great Lake
  • Arthurs Lake
  • North Esk and St Pats rivers
  • Lake Barrington

Trout Fishing Western Australia

  • Waroona Dam
  • Harvey Dam
  • Collie River
  • Blackwood River
  • Donnelly River
  • Warren River

Appropriate Trout Fishing Equipment

Trout fishing equipment need not cost you an arm and a leg. The famous brands like Shimano and Daiwa offer fantastic fresh water rods and reels ideal for trout fishing. A rod between 6 and 7 feet rated from 2 to 4kg with spinning reel from sizes 1000 to 3000 will be perfect. Grab a bag of Small Mustad hooks usually size 2 to 6 if you’re using bait, or check the lure selection above.

One of the best investments for standing in a creek or stream are a good pair of waders. Wilson have excellent fishing waders or you could check out the Kokoda Dawn Patrol Waders. Both are fantastic and will keep you dry and just a little warmer for those long spells standing in cold alpine waters.

For those interested in Fly fishing, try Pflueger and Gillies entry level fly fishing rod and reel combos. For the Fly expert and enthusiast, have a look at the Harvey Zenith range of Fly rods. Rumour has it that they are the best trout fishing rods on the market. Check Shimano and Daiwa for a fly reel to match.

Smoked trout are fantastic table fair. To add the culinary touch to your trout fishing expedition, you might like to take a look at the Jarvis Walker Stainless Steel Fish Smoker. You’ll also need smoker sawdust so check out the Tacspo range of smoker sawdust, there are a number of wonderful flavours from which to choose.

You can find all of these on our website by using the handy search tool at the top of our online fishing store. So, what are you waiting for? Buy Trout gear and get out and go fishing!

Penn Battle Reels

 

The new series of Penn Battle II reels are one of the most affordable and value for quality reels that I have come across as a retailer of fishing gear in Australia.

One standout feature is that you actually get a full metal body reel for well under $200!

What makes a metal body so good? Well not only does it make the Penn Battle a super durable reel for the fisho that might put it under a little bit of punishment such as a rock fisherman, it also allows the gears to form a much better alignment resulting in smoother and more powerful operation.

Another standout feature of the Penn Battle is the rubber ring that sits around the spool. Penn Reels call it “Superline Spool” and right so as it means that unlike traditional methods if you are the type of fisho that loves a good capacity of braid then now there is no longer a need to use backing to lock the line onto the spool. How many of you have had problemsin the past where you have tied braid direct to the spool only to find out that it slips and you lose drag? Well Penn have solved that issue with the rubber ring on the Penn Battle Reels spool.

 

 

Penn Battle Reels come in several sizes to choose from as follows:

Penn Battle 2500 – is asmall sized fishing reel that is going to match well to a 6-7ft rod rated around 2-5kg so trout, bass, bream, whiting anglers are going to love this reel.
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Penn Battle 3000Still a small reel this size is going to suit rods that are around 6ft to 7.5 foot in length – line rating around 3-7kg but what’s more interesting about this size isthat you could also use it on a light luderick rod up to around 10ft also.
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Penn Battle 4000 Now we’re getting to the midsized reel that will offer a fair bit of versatility in the fact that you could use this reel as heavy estuary fishing reel to chase tailor or perhaps a small jewfish, you could use it for chasing barramundi or mangrove jack up north, or you could use it as a light surf or offshore fishing reel.
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Penn Battle 6000 This is where we are starting to get into a large size reel. Where I would recommend one to use a Penn battle 6000 is on a boat offshore to chase snapper and other reef
fish or perhaps a kingfish, bonito, salmon or tailor on the surface. Same goes for beach and rock fishing – this reel would be the ideal size for chasing all your favourite surf and rock fish species.
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Penn Battle 8000 is the beast in the series. So where would you use such a reel? Offshore boat enthusiasts, surf and rock fishos will appreciate this model to be a decent size for holding a good line capacity from mid-heavy line class. Go ahead and use this size reel to target small tuna, kingfish, amberjack, dolphinfish, large reef fish and more.
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These tough reels come with 5+1 ball bearings, aluminium bail wire, and quality aluminium spool and have advanced engineering resulting in a reel that offers impressive quality for money.

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Jet Tent – Camping Tents By Oztent

Experience the Outstanding Jet Tent Range from Oztent – BUY YOUR JET TENTS HERE

Jet Tent is an amazing range of innovative tents created by Oztent. We are delighted to say that we stock these stunning tents here at the Fishing Tackle Shop. Each and every tent from the range is an innovative design marvel. Your perfect option is waiting amongst the six Jet Tents available below.

Innovative Shared Features

But before we dive into them individually, first we need to tell you about the innovative features present in every Jet Tent. Oztent strives to display innovation at every turn in the development of these tents. Here are the stunning results:

  • Oztent’s patent-pending auto lock/release mechanism allows for the external aluminium frame to set up in mere minutes, leaving you more time to relax with friends and family. This is a quick setup tent as well as quick pack up tent.
  • Every Jet Tent is 100% waterproof because of the rip-stop polycotton canvas, PVC tub flooring, corrosion-resistant parts, fully taped and double-stitched seams, and attachable rain fly. Forget about rain wreaking havoc your next trip.
  • Superior ventilation is achieved with the extra-large windows. And that doesn’t have to be at the expense of letting in insects. All of the Jet Tents possess unrivaled mesh screens to keep out flying beasts.
  • Attachable elements like the front awning, fly and panels will let you adjust the Jet Tent to meet your exact needs. Start camping without compromise when you buy an Oztent Jet Tent.
  • We sell every Jet Tent complete with Tent pegs, poles, fly, and a waterproof carry bag with web handles that can be adjusted. These are the little things that will add a lot to your Jet Tent.

 

Jet Tent F-21 (See this tent)

Weighing in at 20.3kg, this is the lightest of the Jet Tents. But don’t let its weight fool you, as the F-21 can sleep up to four people comfortably. The 2.2m height will ensure that even the tallest of campers don’t have to stoop.

Jet Tent F-25  (See this tent)

The F-25 is second in the Jet Tent range and also the highest seller. Ground dimensions of 2.5m x 2.5m allow for five people to share the F-25. The increased size of the tent only takes its weight up to an impressive 25kg.

Jet Tent F-30 See this tent

Number three in the range is the F-30, and what distinguishes it from the F-25 are ground dimensions of 3m x 3m and a sleeping capacity of six. What is amazing is how portable this large tent is, with the weight only climbing to 27kg.

Jet Tent F-25X  (See This Tent)

This is the upgraded version from the best-selling F-25. Now you can sleep up to seven people thanks to the pull-out extension chamber sized at 2.5m x 1.8m. The extra space is perfect for additional guests or for storing your camping gear.

Jet Tent F-30X (See this tent)

The F-30X is a similar upgrade to the F-25X, except this time the pull-out extension chamber features dimensions of 3m x 1.8m. As a result, the F-30X can sleep up to eight campers in its spacious confines. There is also an internal divider for when privacy is needed.

Jet Tent F-25DX  (See this tent)

Now we can introduce you to the largest tent in the range. This huge tent features not one but two pull-out extensions – both sized at 2.5m x 1.8m. All of that wonderful extra space allows for ten people to share the F-25DX, which basically makes it the mansion of tents.

The Perfect Tent

Oztent has firmly asserted its position as one of the best tent makers in the world – not just in Australia. The Jet Tents are large tents that can be transported and assembled with stunning simplicity. These camping tents are ready to face all weather conditions, warm and cold alike. Jet Tents are the epitome of design excellence and outstanding materials. You owe it yourself to have a tent that will constantly amaze you. Stop compromising and start camping with our range of Oztent Jet Tents.

Berkley Gulp Fishing Lures – Soft Baits

Berkley Gulp Fishing Lures 

 

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Berkley Gulp Fishing Lures

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Despite the presence of so many other types of lures, the modern angler is more comfortable working with Berkley Gulp soft bait fishing lures which are the next best thing to natural or live lures. Let us say from the outset that they are ever so popular because Gulp Lures are made from 100% natural ingredients and not soft plastic, but even so Berkley Gulp still demonstrate the same consistency as any other soft plastic fishing lures and they can be fished in exactly the same way. Berkley Gulp lures are an absolute killer for any fish with a mouth. They are particularly useful as fake bait because of the natural ingredients that they contain and the powerful scent they emit.

If you want to fish enjoyably either in an estuary setting, in a fresh water dam, or over shallow flats, Berkley Gulp Fishing Lures are available in a wide range of shapes, sizes and colours. It is not a mere claim to say that Berkley Gulp Lures are very effective on just about any species of fish you can think of since they resemble worms, shrimps, prawns or any other crustacean imitation you can imagine as well as small bait fish. This makes Berkley Gulp fishing lures irresistible to any fish and an absolute must have in any tackle box because, depending on your choice and preference, you can either use them as a motionless bait or plastic lure. In a word, they are the ultimate impostors.

Since the Berkley Gulp soft fishing lures are available in varying sizes and lengths they are practically economical to use for any kind of fishing expedition. Any number of lures from 4 to over 20 can be found in a packet depending on the models you purchase. The natural ingredients Berkley Gulp Fishing Lures contain are specially enriched with special scents that are many times more powerful than what you can expect in ordinary plastic baits. This plays an important role in attracting the fish and persuading them to strike even when they are in a skittish mood.

One of their biggest advantages is related to environmental protection. To begin with, Berkley Gulp Fishing Lures are made out of 100% biodegradable materials and so by using them, you will be playing an important role in conservation efforts to protect the waterways. Most plastic lures in the market are made of non-biodegradable substances which when lost in the waterway can really create a negative environmental impact. You can never beat these lures for replicating the favourite fish diet, for instance shrimps and prawns. They are simply a revolutionary product that is flexible, durable and long lasting. It is easy to fit them into a jig head or to drift them on any standard hook.

Some of the Berkley Gulp soft baits can catch fish even when they are not given any action. Those with a crustacean imitation are just marvelous amongst anglers who take part in tournaments for the simple reason that they work wonderfully. So to avoid the hassles and expenses of keeping live baits, here is something that is easy to work with and which can not fail to send fish into a feeding frenzy in any setting. Berkley Gulp Fishing Lures are one the most effective and revolutionary type of soft baits ever invented.

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