New Penn Slammer 4 is here. The Penn Slammer 3 was released back in 2016 and was an immediate hit and winner of the iCast 2016 best saltwater reel. Since then it has gone on to be an extremely popular saltwater fishing reel. A rugged workhorse built tough in...

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Daiwa Bait Junkie New colours and sizes. In 2020 Daiwa entered the soft plastics market with their new product range labelled as bait junkie. Releasing 6 new soft plastics in a great colour range including the 2.5 inch grub, 2.5 inch minnow, 3.2 inch minnow, 4 inch grubs, 5...

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New Savage Gear Reels SGS6 SGS8. June 21st 2021 was a big moment for fishing manufacturer Savage Gear. After a marketing teaser that lasted a few weeks, they have finally released the details of 4 new spinning reels the SGS2. SGS4, SGS6 and SGS8. The SGS8 is Savage Gears...

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FishingMad features on The Australian Lure Fishing Podcast. This week Alan featured as a special guest on the Doc Lures Australian Lure fishing podcast to share insight about targeting the humble redfin on the Barwon River. Whilst also giving many fishing tips all around the greater Melbourne and Geelong...

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Fishing retail outlets close. Thursday the 6th marks as a sad day for the fishing industry in Melbourne. At least 50 fishing retail outlets have temporarily closed doors due to level 4 coronavirus restrictions. It is expected that all shops below will close for 6 weeks as per state...

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News has circulated widely around the fishing community this week that the very popular Altona pier is set for a major upgrade. This is welcome news for this very popular land base fishing destination. Our team at fishingmad are local residents of Altona and we see the immense amount of...

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Daiwa 2020 Product Showcase Review. Just in case you missed it Daiwa this week held 3 live streams on their social media platforms to showcase the Daiwa 2020 new to market product range. It’s an exciting time for this local fishing powerhouse who highlight a whole swag of new...

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Golden Tag competition postponed. It has been a bumpy ride for fishing competitions in Victoria in 2020. Bush fires and COVID-19 restrictions continue to decimate plans for recreational and tournament anglers around the state. It was only the 1st of March 2020 when the Victorian Fishing Authorities went live...

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Coronavirus fishing updates Victoria. Just as things looked like they were getting back to normal recent coronavirus transmission spikes has the state government acting swiftly. Actioning new rules and restrictions in an attempt to combat this fast-spreading virus. Things are changing quickly and it can be confusing for local...

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The Victorian Fishing Authorities have today announced that the price of a Victorian Fishing Licence Fees for recreational anglers will not go up between the 2020 and 2021 financial year. They have instead chosen to freeze fees to reduce the financial pressures for individuals and families during the COVID-19...

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