Author: Dave Magner

Looking for a cost-effective spinning reel with guts? Then Dave Magner reckons the Quantum Cabo may be what you’re chasing. As you may have seen from my previous reviews, I’ve owned a number of Quantum reels over the years and they have given me great service...

Dave Magner provides some inside info to help you catch more Mackerel on hard-bodied lures. Mackerel are a great sportfish. They hit hard, take long, drag testing runs and fight all the way to the boat. If looked after correctly once caught, they make great eating...

When asked about the best ways to catch more fish, my standard response is to suggest you spend more time in the shed, our your spare room or office or wherever it is that you keep your fishing gear. There’s a simple reason why and...

If you enjoy tinkering with your lures in search of improved performance, here’s half a dozen hook modifications you might like to consider. UPGRADING Unless you are buying Australian made or high end imported lures, there’s a fair chance most of your hard-bodied lures could benefit by...

It doesn’t matter if you are a raw beginner or a seasoned expert, whenever you intend to fish a new location for the very first time, the most important step you can take is to track down some local knowledge about the recent fishing conditions. Finding...

I’ve been fishing for the best part of five decades now and if there’s one lesson I’ve learned over the years that I’d like share with you, it would be don’t give up too quickly. Time and again I see people go fishing and after a...

There’s nothing more frustrating than getting a tangle when spinning. Spinning reels are deservedly popular with Aussie anglers. They are simple to use, cast easily and modern manufacturing techniques can produce a high-quality reel for a very reasonable price. There really is a spinning reel to...

Catching a feed of the smaller mackerel species is no problem if you follow these simple guidelines Collectively, the three smaller members of the Mackerel family (School, Spotted and Grey Mackerel) make for an incredibly popular target species along Queensland’s east coast and it’s not hard...

Here are three common causes of lost fish and some simple suggestions on how you can prevent them from happening to you. #1 KNOT FAILURE Knot failure is one of the most common mistakes inexperienced anglers make. In fact, poorly tied knots are probably the one mistake...

One of the most frustrating steps on your fishing journey is learning how to tie strong, reliable knots. Dave Magner reckons you can make things a lot easier for yourself if you just learn to tie a Uni Knot. COPING WITH THE MULTITUDE OF FISHING OPTIONS...