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Beach and Surf Fishing

Surf and beach fishing can be an all year round pursuit. Many people stop fishing as Autumn draws to a close, but there is no need. Tasmania's beaches can be superb on those brisk Winter days-especially on the east coast where temperatures are the most mild in the state. It is inexpesive with some excellent value rod, reels and combos available at very low prices. John Orchard and Mike Stevens take a look at this type of fishing that anyone can enjoy.

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When you have finished for the day, why not have a brag about the ones that didn't get away! Send Mike an article on your fishing (Click here for contact details), and we'll get it published here. Have fun fishing -

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scientific anglersWe have just received the below update from Scientific Anglers concerning further testing on the new AST Plus slickness additive. These figures are quite incredible and can truly be said that the AST Plus is a game changer in the manufacturing of fly lines.

When you read these figures the new Amplitude fly lines are the best value fly lines on the market.


In our never-ending effort to bring you the best products and most up-to-date information available, we wanted to share with you some exciting developments regarding our new AST PLUS slickness additive. When we launched AST PLUS in the new Amplitude series several months ago, the test results we published were excellent. AST PLUS was far slicker than our current AST additive, and the lines lasted far longer than any of the competition’s lines.

However, in subsequent testing, we have discovered that AST PLUS is even better than we originally thought. Take a look at these updated stats:

AST PLUS is 70% SLICKER than the closest competition.

AST PLUS lasts, on average, 862% LONGER, than lines from our closest three competitors.


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