Fishing Tackle for Australia
Getting The Basics Right

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The variety of fishing tackle for Australia that you will come across is simply mind boggling! Australia has several different types of fishing environments, not to mention the different varieties of fish and the Australia fishing tackle you choose will depend on what kind of fishing you are planning on doing.

Having said that, if you are a novice angler and still looking to get your fishing feet wet, you don’t need to be bogged down with the minute details. Getting your basics right will help you get off to a great start. You can always add more advanced tackle as you get more experienced.

Here’s some of the basic fishing tackle for Australia that you will need to start with:

Rod and Reel

Your rod and reel combo is the most important part of your tackle.Fishing rods start from the inexpensive bamboo and fibreglass to the more expensive graphite and telescopic fishing rods.

There are four kinds of reels: spincast, spinning, baitcast and fly.The best combination of rod and reel depends on what fish you are targeting. A light rod combined with a spinner reel is the easiest to handle for a beginner. In most tackle shops you can buy this as one unit.

Fishing Line

You will often hear of this referred to as the filament. It’s one and the same thing. The fishing line can be bought in a wide range of strengths. Stronger fishing lines will have a higher pound test number. An 8 pound test fishing line should suffice when you are starting out.


Floats help you know when the fish has taken a bite as it will drag the float under the water. Slip bobbers are the best for beginners as they are the easiest to use and adjust.


Sinkers will help keep your line in the water where the fish are instead of just floating on the surface. Split shot sinkers are best for novices.


When choosing fishing hooks, the rule of thumb is to use a size that is well matched to the size of the fish’s mouth. For this a little prior planning is called for as you first need to decide which fish you are targeting.

From the fishing rod racks and fishing pole holders to your fishing clothing, fishing tackle in Australia can be as basic or as advanced as you want it to be. Don’t let it get so complicated that it spoils the thrill of the catch.

If you are just starting out, get your basic gear together and go have a fun day fishing! Once you get the hang of it, you can always add on to the basics.

We really hope you found this information useful, if you need further advice or help please contact Chris . You may also be interested in some of other related fishing pages like:

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