E-Nation - Was it really Summer?
11/04/2012: Welcome to my third installment on E-NATION…all the way from wet and windy Australia! Whilst summer here on the east coast of Australia usually means lots of great outdoor activities involving sun, sand, fishing and boating, somehow the weather gods must have forgotten. The weather has been less than cooperative with continuous, persistent precipitation well above historical averages. Now I get the fact that in tropical and subtropical areas there are usually two seasons, “the wet” and “the dry”, given the long range weather forecast...Read here
Obsession and Passion
15/12/2011: Now that I’m officially a part of the E-NATION family, I’d like to tell you a little bit more about myself. My name is Domenic (most people call me Dom) and I have been actively involved in the Australian fishing community for over a decade. I have held multiple positions in an Australian Bass Fishing club, in roles as Secretary, President, and Web site creator and more recently the owner of multiple fishing and boating websites. I am also actively involved with some of the leaders in Fishing and Marine outboard brands in the world.
My family and friends would most likely describe me as totally obsessed, bordering on being obsessive compulsive with all things fishing and boating and a diehard Lure and Fly angler. My obsession for fishing and boating was inevitable, in that I stem from a long line of multi generation fishermen...Read here
E-Nation - To Tournament or not to Tournament
07/12/2011: Hi and welcome to the E-Nation Online Community.
If you were to ask yourself what would be the most satisfying, relatively inexpensive, highly rewarding, steep leaning opportunity, extremely enjoyable and a challenging experience all at the same time that one could take part in? The resounding answer would have to be a team based tournament, and just a short 12 months ago I did just that I signed up for the Berkley Evinrude Team Series (BETS). This team based style tournament has been an absolute revelation, immensely successful and the numbers of new participants to this style of tournament have been astronomical....Read here
Hunter River snags trees felled for expressway
09/11/2011: Trees being cleared to make way for the Hunter Expressway will get a new lease of life as snags in the Hunter River, thanks to an innovative collaboration between Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) and NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI).
“In a generous gift back to the environment, RMS is supplying and transporting almost 1000 logs from trees cleared during construction of the Hunter Expressway,” said NSW DPI Conservation Action Unit manager, Kylie Russell.
“Logs from expressway works near Kurri Kurri will be used to restore and protect the riverine environment near Muswellbrook and Dalwood.
“This is equivalent to more than $64,000 worth of savings for the planned environmental projects.
“The logs will be used to construct Engineered Log Jams (ELJs) that will help stabilise eroding river banks and enhance fish habitat for native species such as Australian bass and mullet.. ...Read here
Wallamba River now more fish friendly
08/11/2011: Native fish passage along the Wallamba River near Nabiac has been improved with an upgrade of the causeway at Wellers Lane crossing.
NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) Conservation Action Unit manager, Kylie Russell, said the recent construction of a three cell box culvert has opened up 18 kilometres of upstream aquatic habitat to native fish.
“Prior to the improvements constructed at Wellers Lane, fish passage at the crossing was greatly restricted during most flow conditions,” Ms Russell said.
“Until the causeway was completely flooded all flows were directed through one pipe, or sheeted shallowly across the roadway with an excessive drop on the downstream side, which limited upstream migration of native fish.
“The new low and medium flow level box culverts enable fish passage for native fish such as Australian Bass, even in medium and low flows. ...Read here
Atomic Lures Reviewed
18/3/2011: Coming from a quintessential tackle industry giant Frogleys Offshore, who are the Australian distributors for iconic brands such as Fuji, Gamakatsu, Mako, Megabass, Samurai, Bassday and Unitika. The Atomic range of lures in recent times have extended its offerings from the Atomic Guzzlerz and Ripperz range of plastics and now have available for all lure addicts, a very diverse and comprehensive range of fish catching Hardz, whilst not forgetting the new highly anticipated range of Atomic Seekerz jig heads soon to be released.
In this review I will be covering the current Hardz range of lures. So before reading this, make yourself comfortable as it is going to be epic!
I had been looking forward to this review as I've been a fan of the Atomic Hardz since the first release of ...Read here
Searing Tackle turns up the heat with Damiki
30/12/2010: Damiki Craft International is a South Korean Based company with over 25 years of fishing experience. Damiki manufactures a wide range of fishing tackle that is sold in America, Japan, Korea, Australia, South Africa, South America, as well as Europe.
Searing Tackle are the authorised licensed importers of Damiki Craft International in Australia.
Damiki baits are produced in two ranges; the first being the Pro Anglers Choice (PAC) and the other...Read here
Maria Lures Reviewed
01/10/2010: Maria lures are a 100% designed and manufactured Japanese lure by the Yamaria Corporation which coincidently produces Yamashita products such as the famed range of Yamashita squid jigs.
The Yamaria Company are certainly not a new player in the fishing industry as they have been manufacturing quality tackle since 1941.
With nearly 70 years in the fishing industry under their belt, their extensive experience is clearly...Read here
National Geographic's Zeb Hogan speaks on 'Monster Fish' series at Narrandera Fisheries
17/08/2010: Star of National Geographic's "Monster Fish? series, Dr Zeb Hogan, is giving a guest public presentation on the project on Friday 20 August in Industry & Investment NSW's Narrandera Fisheries Centre theatrette.
Dr Hogan, a very entertaining PhD fisheries biologist and public speaker, is in the Riverina and South Australia this week in search of a giant Murray cod to feature in the series.
His presentation will give a detailed overview of the three-year...Read here