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Metro Monster Seminar

Fridays Metro Monster’s Seminar was a huge success, with well over two hundred people turning up to hear some cutting edge info on how to catch threadies and jew. Thanks to Steve Morgan and Troy Marien for divulging the secrets! Here are pics of Steve and Troy doing their thing, along with the lucky door prize winner with his new Loomis and Stradic combo.
If you don’t want to miss out on the next seminar just message us with your details.



Latest Slow Pitch Jig Arrivals

Latest model from Xesta. The Slippy is a great new addition to anyone’s jig roll.xesta slippy
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Just released Ichimatsu 60g slow fall jig is sure to strike gold in Hervey Bay!ima ichimatsu jig
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Some of our recent fishing trip pics.

The team at Jones’s Tackle has had some great trips recently. Jack’s been back home to the Townsville region and Lyn, Neil and Steve have been out and around from Brisbane to Hervey Bay. Here’s a few pics from those adventures.lyn amberjack jigging
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Jack with coral trout



Lyn with amberjack

Lyn with Rthroat 1

Steve with Golden

Steve with tuna

Yellowfin on jig


Snapper on Jigs!!

The proof is in the pictures. Snapper can be targeted on metal jigs. Lyn and Neil landed these fish on slow pitch techniques in a great recent fishing trip to our local spots off Cape Moreton.snapper on jig 1

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Surf Fishing Seminar with Gary Howard

Part of the big crowd from the recent Surf Seminar. Gary Howard gave a great presentation and helped everyone with lots of tips and tricks for their next beach trip. Bruce Alvey was on hand to show off the latest Alvey reels and there was always a crowd around looking at the latest models. We’ve had some great feedback from this seminar, with quite a lot of people who attended saying they caught more fish using the tips learnt on the night.
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An overwhelming number of readers have requested that we discuss the technology surrounding graphite rods and which style will best suit their Sportfishing needs. Steve Kelly dedicates the majority of this month’s article to the history, development and science behind your favourite graphite rod as well as the usual report on all things fishy. We also have a new section for guest writers; this month we have a guest appearance from “Reidy” (Jack) discussing surprising results in the Northern Fishing Sectors. Enjoy! Click Cover to View! To receive JTSM each month SIGN UP HERE.



Plenty of New Micro Jigs at Jones’s Tackle

There are lots of new and cool micro jigs that have just arrived in-store.

Brand new from Xesta is the Slow Emotion range. These are classic slow fall jigs ideal from all reef species.micro jigging, jones's tackle brisbane

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Hot off the press from Ima is the latest limited edition colours available in 20,30 and 40 gram sizes. Still one of the very best jigs we have used.brisbane micro jigging, jones's tackle, micro jigging

Just released from Anglers Utopia is the slow pitch Enryu series, another first class fish catcher.micro jigging brisbane, jones's tackle, jiggingjones's tackle, micro jigging, brisbane fishing tacklechart_s10[1]chart_s09[1]






Jones’s Tackle 25th Birthday Festival

Thanks to everyone who joined us in celebrating our 25th Birthday! Our hearts were warmed by the fantastic turn out and the kind words by those who could not attend. We’d also like to thank our supporters: Shimano, Daiwa, Alvey, L.Wilson, Platypus, Jarvis Walker and Tackle Tactics as well as Steve Morgan for his fantastic seminar on the night. We couldn’t have done it without you all!


Jones's Tackle 25th Birthday Festival

Jones's Tackle 25th Birthday Festival

Jones's Tackle 25th Birthday Festival

Jones's Tackle 25th Birthday Festival



Belated Trip Reports


Wow, it’s been so busy of late that our trip reports have suffered a bit.

So here’s a bit of a catch up:


Meet our newest staff member, Jack Reid, pictured holding a great longtail tuna caught near Stradbroke Island recently.

Jack has extensive experience working in the tackle industry and fishing in north Queensland.

Now he’s learning the ropes down here and this top fish is a pretty good start.


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Lyn and Neil had a great trip up to Fraser Island over Easter. The weather was fantastic and although the sportfishing was a bit slow there were plenty of nice reef fish around. All these fish were caught on micro jigs, again confirming just how effective this technique is on reef species. Successful jigs included models from Apia, Ima, Shout and CB One.

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Lyn with a lovely wire netting cod

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Neil with a colourful coronation trout

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Nice coral trout on micro jig

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Cobia also like micro jigs!

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This picture was taken 60klms north of Fraser Island on Sunday. How calm is that!




New Products In Stock Now

Lots of new lures have just hit the shelf. Awesome products from Duo, Evergreen, Ima and Angler’s Utopia.

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Apia Premium jigs are available in 40 gram and 60 gram. They come rigged with Owner twin assist hooks.


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Duo Blazin is a 92mm, 40g casting minnow. Ideal for Tuna, Trevally, Mackerel and Tailor

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New 60g version of the IMA Gun. A must have for all micro jiggers.

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New stocks and colours of the cool 50g Caprice Kid just arrived

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Barbarossa is a cool new sinking stickbait from IMA lures. 120mm – 33grams


Saltwater Softplastic Seminar

A big crowd turned out on Friday night to hear Scott Mitchell talk about the latest tricks and techniques for using soft plastic lures in saltwater. The rain stayed away and everyone took something away to improve their catches.

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Scott Mitchell and the Friday Seminar crowd


Jigging and Tuna Fishing Trip

Lyn and Neil were out off Cape Moreton recently chasing a few big Amberjack on jig. Unusually for a Sunday the weather was  great and there were a few fish around as well. It’s fair to say that since the two big flood events of recent years the fish have been harder to find so persevering and finding that pinnacle with active fish on it just takes more time.  When the fishing is harder it’s no time to be using inferior jigs. Jigs from Hot’s, Evergreen and Smith were the proven performers. Back in the bay we are having one of the best Lontail Tuna seasons in quite a few years and Lyn landed a nice one from quite a few Mack Tuna on the run back home in the afternoon. 


Neil with a nice 120cm Amberjack on light jig

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Lyn with 9kg Longtail on Duel Adagio lure

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Another nice AJ

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Lyn with a Mack Tuna caught on jig