Our Ryobi 8000 reel and Hercules rod. Way back when we first started our tackle business, I wanted to offer the perfect boat rod and reel combination. So I contacted a bloke who'd earned the respect of everybody on the Sydney Angler website for the big fish he’d caught on jigs.
Topwater predators like marlin, wahoo and dolphin fish? These sought after species ride the East Australian current southwards, at this time of year. Catching them off Sydney is mostly a matter of luck - finding a bait ball, or a temperature break. Or a FAD. That is, a fish attracting device:
We all know how fantastic squid are. They’re a deadly bait for prime species like kingfish, snapper, jewfish. And deepwater species, like blue-eye. Best of all, what you don’t use for bait makes a delicious dinner. It’s all win.