FISHING & BOATING PRODUCT REVIEWS

Welcome to the Fishing Mad fishing and boating product reviews. Here we road test the very latest line of fishing rods, reels, lures, accessories and more. If your a product manufacturer and would like your item road tested by the team at Fishing Mad then please click here for more details.

Abu Garcia Revo ALX

Welcome to the Abu Garcia Revo ALX review. When you think of Abu Garcia you think of quality fishing products at an affordable price point. Smart designs, durability fit for local conditions that will appeal to anglers of different abilities. That brings us to the Revo ALX spin reels. If […]

Daiwa infeet 2020 review

Welcome to the Daiwa infeet 2020 review. Arriving in November 2020 are the new flagship infeet spin rods by Daiwa. Building upon the success and smart designs of the Infeet 18 models. The new Infeet 20 range of rods look and feel fantastic. Smart design choices and clever technology advancements […]

Daiwa SOL 3 Review

Welcome to the Daiwa SOL 3 Review. Now, these reels have been around for a while initially released back in November 2017. In fact, it was the first of Daiwa’s reels to be released with LT technology. The reason why were reviewing these reel in 2020 is major fishing retailers […]

Sea-Doo fish pro 2021

Welcome to the Sea-Doo fish pro 2021 preview. The Fish pro jet skis have been a welcome change to recreational fishing in recent years. We have been big fans of the 155 model released in 2019 and the 170 version released in 2020. You can see our Sea-Doo 2020 fish […]

Daiwa bait junkie review

Daiwa bait junkie review. It’s great to see a fishing powerhouse like Daiwa branch out into new areas. Daiwa has an established reputation for making an amazing range of fishing rods, reels and lures and we welcome the venture into soft plastics which they have labelled as Bait junkie. Watch […]

New Shimano Saragosa 2020

Welcome to to the new Shimano Saragosa 2020 product review. The Shimano Saragosa is widely accepted as a favourite saltwater reel offering great affordability, reliability, and durability. A high performing saltwater reel without the expensive price point. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 7 years since the last release […]

best spinning rods 2020

Welcome to the best spinning rods 2020 buyers guide. As consumers, we are spoilt for choice with the endless volume of high-end spin rods available on the market. Different brands, different sizes and different budgets to cater to all skill levels from beginners through to tournament anglers. I have been looking […]

Berkley Reveal 2020 Products

Welcome to the Berkley Reveal 2020 Products. Berkley this week has announced some new and exciting additions to their product range. They will be showcasing these products by revealing a new product release every 24 hours on their website. Spoiler alert some of these products are already being advertised by […]

Best spinning reels 2020 – Complete Buyers Guide

Welcome to the best spinning reels 2020. In this article, we summarise our favourite spinning reels on the fishing market. Covering a whole range of different classes from the elite Stella and Exist to entry-level Siennas. Spanning a wide variety of budgets, brands and applications. The range of reels on […]

New Shimano Vanford 2020 replaces the iconic Stradic CI4+

It’s a bold move by Shimano who has released the New Shimano Vanford 2020 spin reel and retired an old Aussie favourite. That’s right the new Shimano Vanford spin reels will replace the popular Stradic Ci4+ reels. The Vanford has taken the looks and feel of the iconic Stradic Ci4+ […]

New Shimano Zodias 2020 is here

New Shimano Zodias 2020. It’s May 2020 and the new Shimano Zodias rods have finally arrived. This medium to high-end spinning rods part of Shimano’s highly regarded JDM series. Popular with Aussie anglers and well designed for flicking lures and soft plastics. The old Zodias were a great rod so […]

Trident Tackle Whiting Rigs Product Review

Trident Tackle Whiting Rigs Review. I love fishing products. In fact, you could say I’m a fishing gear and accessories junkie. I love following the advancements in coming fishing technology, reading about new gear, buying new gear and testing new gear. I received a message from Isaac Wood a local […]

Daiwa Luvias 20 review

Welcome to the Daiwa Luvias 20 review. The Daiwa Luvias range of reels is synonymous with ultralight fishing over the past decade. For many anglers including weekend warriors, serious fishos and tournament anglers this reel has been a goto choice for bream and trout fishing. Lightweight stylish design and reasonable […]

GoPro 8 Fishing review

Welcome to the GoPro 8 Fishing review. September and October have become synonymous time periods for new GoPro releases so here is our GoPro 8 Hero review. After months of speculations and product teasers on October the 1st 2019 the new GoPro 8 was finally released. I have been a long-time […]

Strike Pro Bob N Spoon Product Review

Strike Pro Bob n Spoon Review. What can I say I love fishing gear? I’m fascinated by the subtle technology and design changes to take all sort of fishing gear to the next level. Every now and again you a get pleasant and unexpected surprise a positive reaction to something […]

Pontoon 21 Paco Spoon Product Review

In recent years metal spoons have become one of my first choices when selecting a lure for freshwater fishing. It’s surprising because when I first started using metal spoons I doubted them greatly. Sure they looked flash but on first tests, I thought they really lacked genuine movement and action […]

Rui Squid Jig Review | Great priced squid jigs

Rui Squid jig review. It’s difficult to get your head around the explosion of squid jigs on the market in recent years. There are variations with squid jigs at different budgets, sizes, weights, styles and colours. There are squid jigs with rattles, UV glow, reflective cloth, shiny foils and 3D […]

Savage Gear 1DFR Salt series fishing rods

Welcome to the Savage Gear 1DFR fishing rod series review. I have been using the range of 1DFR fishing rods exclusively since their release into the Australian market. These fishing rods released by Savage Gear is part of their new Savage Salt series of products. The range of rods fit […]

sea-doo fish pro review 2020 – A word class fishing jet ski

Welcome to the sea-doo fish pro review 2020. The personal watercraft fishing scene has exploded in recent years. Kayak fishing has grown in popularity and so has Jet Ski fishing. The combination of fishing and a fun day out zipping on the water is very appealing. I have watched with […]

Reedy’s Rigz – Paternoster Rig

Reedy’s rigz in recent years has become an increasingly popular product synonymous with local snapper fishing. What is Reedy’s Rigz exactly? Quality pre-made snapper rigs that you simply tie to your main line, then attach a sinker of weight choice. It couldn’t be any easier for targeting snapper available in […]

Savage Gear Stealth Spinning Reels

It’s been a big year for Savage Gear who cement themselves in the Australian market as a key fishing product manufacturer. Recently the team at Savage Gear released their new range of spinning reels custom built to suit tough Aussie conditions. A welcomed change from Savage Gear who already have […]

Nories Wasaby Metal Spoon Review

Metal spoons have been around for a while now, but there has been a recent explosion of new types, brands models and colours. Therefore spoons are a trending product growing in popularity particularly for freshwater anglers. Increased sales would testify to this. In comes the Nories wasaby, a heavy jigging […]

Savage Gear LRF Fishing Rods Review

If you enjoy fishing with light tackle then you’re going to love this news. Savage Gear has released a new product line of fishing rods labelled LRF. Curious what LRF stands for Light Range Fishing and this will be apparent the first time you hold one. Why? because of there […]

Bullet Lures Review

Bullet lures have grown with immense popularity over the last couple of years. With a moderate price tag and exciting colour range this simple hard body lure has rapidly built a large following by local Victorians, Particularly throughout social media. Designed with fresh water species in mind the range of […]

Zman GrubZ review by FishingMad

Zman GrubZ is synonymous with soft plastic fishing in Victoria. The Zman GrubZ range essentially is a soft plastic with a thin curl tail and that has a great wriggling action as it descends which is irresistible to a wide range of fish species. They look lifelike and are very […]