This month’s scoop on the best technology and products on the market.
Mako Eyewear Blade
Mako has added Blade to their very popular range of eyewear that has the ability to fit heads of almost all shapes and sizes. The new white-framed green-mirror model is a great all-rounder in the salt water, coming into its own in wading flats, harbours, rivers and estuaries.
This model has Mako’s patented HD technology, cutting out distorting light to enhance clarity. It is a glass lens, one of the best lenses produced in the world, with over 12 anti-reflective coatings, a hydrophobic outer coating and polarization.
For more information, contact Lloyd Pereira of Must Fish on 083 453 8335 or
Big Catch Knives
Big Catch uses 5Cr15MoV material to make their knives. This gives them a hardness of 56-57HRC, making them highly durable and giving them better anti-rusting qualities. All Big Catch knives have a high satin finish and an easy-grip plastic handle, either wooden or a two-tone. Buying in bulk and direct enables Big Catch to reduce the costs for their customers.
For more information, contact Nikki Wedermann of Big Catch on 021 511 1914 or email@example.com.
Pro Bucktail Jigs
The KingFisher has introduced a new range of Pro Bucktail Jigs. Manufactured using only the best material available, great care has been taken to enure that the paintwork is uniform throughout the range and that each Bucktail has been professionally tied. Careful consideration has been given to the weights and colours of the jigs to ensure that each facet of fishing has been catered for – estuarine, rock and surf and offshore.
For more information, contact The KingFisher on 031 368 3903 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adrenalin Surf Master Rods
The Surf Master range of rods from Adrenalin Fishing consists of an 11ft and a 12ft rod rated 3-5oz and a 13ft and a 14ft rod rated 4-6oz. These rods are not only light and easy to handle, but also well-balanced and extremely strong, making them great rods with which to fish for edibles.
- 24T graphite blanks
- EVA grips
- Corrosion-resistant guides
- trigger (pistol) grips
- 2 tips (3-4oz and 4-5oz on the 11ft and 12ft, 4-5oz and 5-6oz tips on the 13ft and 14ft)
For more information, contact Gerhard Terblanche of Adrenalin Outdoors on 021 982 1510.
Halco Whiptail 60g jig
The much anticipated Halco Whiptail 60g jig has arrived. Unlike a conventional jig, the Halco Whiptail Jig features a unique sonic-rattle head that helps predatory fish track it down in dirty or low light conditions. The main hook is a 7/0 Mustad Needle Point hook trailed by a 3/0 Mustad Stinger hook and secured by strong multi-strand wire, making it very resistant to toothy predators. The Whiptail jig can be slow-trolled and cast, but is most suitable for jigging, and can also be sweetened with bait. It is available in six colours.
For more information, contact Cobus Van Biljon or Brandon Zeeman of C1-D2 Tackle Traders (Halco) on 013 744 0196.
Ballistic Polarized Eyewear
New this season from Ballistic is the RIPTIDE, with a built in safety-strap that will keep your glasses attached at all times – no more losing your glasses during a surf launch or while running over the rocks. And the safety strap simply snaps out if you want to remove it. The glasses themselves are great – 100% polarized with 1.1mm lenses and super-lightweight frames, and they look cool too.
For more information, contact Rob Beamish of Brentoni Distributors on 021 706 6064 or email@example.com.
Australian Gold®, founded in the American city of Indiana in 1985, is one of the largest brands of SPF tanning products in the world. It has since become one of the biggest-selling brands of sun lotions over the last 20 years.
The Australian Gold® signature fragrance is recognised as the scent of a holiday vacation at the beach and in the sun, and has been voted the number one fragrance worldwide.
Australian Gold® uses a combination of active ingredients to provide UVA and UVB broad-spectrum protection. All the sun protection factor products are tested by the FDA- (the American Food and Drug Administration) and COLIPA- (now called Cosmetics Europe) to the new approved standards for the the United States and Europe. Designed for an active lifestyle to help retain protection, they are sweat- and water-resistant for up to 80 minutes.
Australian Gold® sun protection products are available in bigger 237ml bottles with fast-drying Fine Finish™ Technology.
Available from most leading fishing tackle stores or from The KingFisher on 031 368 3903 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CORROSION BLOCK is specially designed for the marine and industrial industries. It features polar bonding and thin-film technology to bond to the surface of all types of metal surfaces, leaving a dielectric, waterproof, non-greasy, hydroscopic film barrier to protect against corrosion and moisture for up to 12 months.
Developed and manufactured by Lear Chemical Research Corporation in Canada, a chemical manufacturer specialising in anti-corrosion research, CORROSION BLOCK is now being distributed in southern Africa.
For more information, contact Nikki Wedermann Of Big Catch on 021 511 1914 or email@example.com.
Doctor Hook 80g and 130g Twitch Baits
For popping and stickbait fanatics, these amazing lures have been developed in Australia specifically to target GTs and other tropical game fish. Manufactured using top-quality hardwood, these lures are through-wired with 300lb stainless steel wire and finished off with multiple epoxy coats, holographic film and clear epoxy. Available in five vibrant colours, these Twitch Baits are most effective when rigged with Jigstar medium split rings and size 7/0 in-line hooks (for the 80g size) and Jigstar heavy split rings and size 8/0 in-line hooks (for the 130g size).
For more information, contact Linda Lillis of Jigstar Africa on 012 991 7300. www.jigstarafrica.co.za