Tragic news on 14th March 2022 as many local Altona residents reported hundreds of dead carp floating in Cherry Lake. The local authorities have attended the location which is popular for its walking and cycling trails and fishing. They have confirmed that 12,000 litres of surfactant a cleaning product...

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FishingMad on Channel 31. Exciting news this week as Channel 31 has formally given FishingMad its own dedicated TV series on its free to air network. The show will be featured weekly on Tuesday evenings at 9.30 pm straight after Talking Fishing and encore weekly at 3.00 pm on...

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It’s August 2021 and Sea-Doo has announced a big update to the FISH PRO jet ski range. This time diversifying the range into multiple offerings to cater to different budgets. This will include the entry-level FISH PRO Scout which will retail from $19,609, the mid-level FISH PRO Sport which...

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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 SG4 SG6 SG8 SG10. June 21st 2021 was a big moment for fishing manufacturer Savage Gear. After a marketing teaser which lasted a few weeks of international anglers carrying around a briefcase with a secret time inside. Savage Gear has finally released the details of...

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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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