Autographed State of Origin Edition Rapala Lures

Rapala VMC Australia in partnership with the State Of Origin and Grays Online are auctioning off a NSW and QLD Rapala Giant Lure autographed by the 2013 SOO team coaches, Laurie Daley and Mal Meninga.

Show support for your favourite fishing brand and State of Origin team with this novelty size 75cm Rapala Original lure, in state team colours. Built to scale, this collectable lure comes fitted with treble hooks, a swimming lip and is packed in a genuine, oversized Rapala lure box. 

ALL proceeds of this auction will be donated to the Men Of League Foundation which supports members of the rugby league community who have fallen on hard times. The charity’s vision was to build a Foundation that provides practical assistance with everything from medical operations, rehabilitation and nursing equipment to welfare support, grants and scholarships. 

Learn more about the Men Of League Foundation from

For your chance to own these extremely limited edition, autographed State Of Origin Giant Rapala Lures, visit here and place your bid.


The addition of Weapon Heads to the squidgy stable has caused quite a stir this month as the hot new Jig heads entered the Australian market. The new Weapon Heads are manufactured using extra strong hooks with the addition in larger sizes of a stinger hook attachment. The new heads match perfectly to the Squidgy range of plastics and feature Squidgies signature keeper system to ensure that tails can be easily changed but stay steadfast when in use.
The range starts at a tiny 1gm #4 hook, right through to a 40gm #6/0 monster stopper making this the perfect range to further compliment what is already the most comprehensive range of jig heads available for Squidgy Soft plastics.

Rapala Arm Sock

Rapala continues to promote sun safety with its newly released Arm Sock.

Do you prefer wearing short sleeved t-shirts but constantly suffer from sunburn or the uncomfortable greasiness of sunscreen? Rapala’s Arm Sock is for you!

Specially made from technically advanced fabric, the Rapala Arm Sock keeps you cool in hot weather; is quick drying keeping you comfortable all day; and offers a high level of UV protection to allow for minimal sunscreen use that would otherwise leave you feeling greasy and may put fish off the bite!
Rapala’s anti-sliding elastic design ensures the arm sock remains in its correct position allowing you to concentrate on fishing. Perfectly combined with Rapala’s Tehnical Casting/Sun Gloves (pictured but sold separately).

Available in sizes M, L, XL, XXL and suitable for both men and women of all ages.

2 x Rapala Arm Socks per pack. Receives a Facelift

Updated to a new layout, now provides the latest news in new products, company history and contact information. As well as this, the new website structure boasts a direct newsfeed from the company’s popular Facebook page, Rapala Australia; making it easier than ever to stay in tune with everything “Rapala”.
Updated to a new layout, now provides the latest news in new products, company history and contact information. As well as this, the new website structure boasts a direct newsfeed from the company’s popular Facebook page, Rapala Australia; making it easier than ever to stay in tune with everything “Rapala”.

Check out entire new product ranges such as the Clackin’ Magnum, BX Minnow and X-Rap CountDown; including in depth video demonstrations on how to use each lure! Rapala is also the leading fishing knife producer in the world and leading fishing tool developer; information on all these and more can be located easily via the new homepage

Flow-Rite Discounts for ABT Members

In association with ABT, Flow-Rite is pleased to announce that all current ABT members are entitled to a 20% discount off all Flow-Rite marine products. This includes bilge pumps, aerator pumps, hose fittings and more.

To take advantage of the discount and get hold of all your Flow-rite products simply visit and quote your ABT membership number when ordering.

Flow-Rite – more than just livewell systems!

Megabass Japan Trade Show Trip- Gallery No.2

Here’s the last of pics. In this selection we have some of the pics of Yuki Ito and Matt Little (the trip winner) doing their presentation thing on the Saturday afternoon at the show.

Also make sure you check out the Japanese kids getting into the action in the kids entertainment area at the retail section of the show.

It was great to see how they got the children and women into the show. For me it shows a broader thinking than just blokes, beer, and fishin’.

And that rocks!

Click here to check out the images.

Megabass Japan Trade Show Trip- Gallery No.1

The Megabass fueled trip to Japan for the 2012 Osaka Tackle Trade Show was everything that I imagined and more.

The show itself was mindblowing, the company on the trip was great, the tackle stores, awe inspiring and the five hours or bass fishing that i got to do was kick arse.

Anyway enough of the hype, here’s the first selection of some of the pics that I took over the three days of the show. Click here for gallery.

There will be a full feature in the April issue of the Fishing Monthly Magazines, along with a big feature in next year’s ABT Tournament Angler Guide.

In addition to these I’ll have a handful of posts for

So enjoy the pics, I’ll have some more in a couple of days. Also if you ever get the chance to go to Japan, do it!

The place absolutely rocks!

Skeeter Bonus Bucks 2011

It’s official, Steve Parker has won the Skeeter Bonus Bucks for 2011 with 381 points. Graham Franklin (360 points) was in second and Bill Schloss (279 points) in third. Bonus Bucks winner Parker doubled his winnings to $4000 courtesy of running an E-Tec on his Skeeter. Click here for full results.

Rapala X-Rap Pop

Big poppin’, Big splashin’, Big smashin’. The Rapala X-Rap Pop brings X-Rap attitude to topwater.

The arched body shape sets this lure up for a large kerplunk-pop and splash with every snap, even the slightest tug and the X-Pop comes to life!
The aerodynamic shape of this lure enable a super-long cast and a gold medal entry into the water; afterward the buoyant nature and weight shifting system carry the X-Pop to the surface and in to position, ready for action every time.   Measuring 7cm, 11g, and available in 6 colour patterns.  

Rapala X-Rap Pop… it has only just begun.

Rapala Tactical Bag

The ultimate in travel accessories, Rapala’s Tactical Bag, ideal for extended trips on foot.  

This daypack comes with an attachable chest pack that can be connected or disconnected as you see fit, allowing ease-of-access to the items needed on a regular basis, whilst keeping the bulkier items (such as lunch) within the back daypack compartment.
The Daypack accommodated two 3700 size Rapala tackle boxes next to a water-resistant compartment suited to a hydration pack. The lightweight design is comfortable enough to carry all day thanks to its ergonomic shoulder strap, and the pack also features a whistle for attracting attention.  

The front Chest Pack attaches easily to the Daypack and features a tray-style front pocket with a spiral retractor for easy attachment of accessories. A removable hook-pad allows quick and easy storage of lures/flies, whilst the addition of smaller pockets allows trinkets and other loose objects to be safely housed away.