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Some great early season locations

Shane Flude

Well it's that time of year again, the opening of the brown trout season, time to check your old gear and stock up on some new. Now the only problem is deciding which location to hear for.
Here is a list of places that may help to narrow down your choice for the first few months of the season.

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TrakkerTonic sets bold new trends for 2016

Tonic Polarised Eyewear, Australia’s leader in high performance sunglasses, is setting bold new trends for 2016 with its latest frame styles and a super-cool new Photochromic Grey glass lens.
Tonic’s new Trakker and Rise frames combine Tonic’s signature VistaView™ de-centred lenses and adjustable IntegraBridge™ for maximum viewing comfort all day long.
IntegraBridge™ features soft-feel pads which follow the contours of the frame when retracted and can adapt to a wide range of facial contours.
Trakker and Rise join Tonic’s ever-growing selection of styles that are just as much a fashion item as a high-performance fishing accessory.
Photochromic Grey glass is the perfect complement to stylish new frames, and to other Tonic unisex styles such as the smart Torquay and elegant Cove.

Tonic founder Doug Phillips said Tonics were becoming the sunglasses of choice not only for fishing but for sailing, canoeing and long-distance driving.
“With such a wide selection of frame styles, we really do have something for everyone, and every one of them features the best polarised optics money can buy,” he said.
“The quality of our optics is really winning people over – not just the thousands of fishermen who swear by Tonics, but everyone from European tourists to American academics.
“Long distance drivers love them – they say they can feel their eyes relax as soon as they put on their Tonics.
“People are realising that nobody demands more from their sunglasses than fishermen, so the best fishing sunglasses are also the best sunglasses of any type – and that’s Tonic.”
All Tonic sunglasses are designed in Australia by Doug Phillips and made in Japan with the latest Japanese optical technology, including unique de-centred VistaView™ lenses for distortion-free viewing.
Tonics are available from leading fishing and boating outlets and from selected Bright Eyes sunglasses stores nationally.

RRP for all styles is $279 with UltraOptic™ glass lenses. See the full range and find your Tonic retailer at


More information:

Doug Phillips This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (03) 9761 7002 or 0466 112 681



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