Author - James Dainton

Barra fishing with Merv Hughes

Twice a year I make the drive from Shepparton Victoria up to Cairns to do a sales run to our Queensland barra store. I’ve always got plenty of fishing tied in with the trip, this time I had organized a couple of days fishing with Merv Hughes and Lindsay Dobe on Peter Faust dam. (more…)

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What do Barramundi and Murray Cod have in common?

Barramundi and Murray Cod are legendary Australian Sportsfish, they both grow well over a metre, and both are implosion feeders. Rather than opening their mouths and biting into something like we would do with a big chocolate donut they open their mouths so quickly that they suck down that donut with a single slurp quicker than you can say ‘on’. ...

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Freshwater Barra Fishing

A recent sales trip up to North Queensland included a day on the water testing out a number of our different Balista models on Barra. Our initial research into the LED technology was carried out on Barramundi, the results were fantastic, however using the right lure for the scenario is still vital for getting the best out of the technology. The...

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Deepwater Jigging Threadfin Salmon

Deep water jigging threadfin salmonLet me tell you that those Juggernaut 90 vibes are totally awesome on threadfin salmon. Jigging in deep water today they caught 5 out of the 6 big threddys. The other guys on board were using some of the bigger name soft vibes and hardly got a touch. I think the LED in deep water helped...

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Balista ICAST 2014

   This years ICAST convention was held in Orlando Florida, and boy what an incredible show it is. It was our first year in attendance, the positive response we had for our LED technology was very similar to that when we launched in Australia in 2010. We had a brand new product release at the show in the S-Pop surface popper,...

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Marine biologist Jamie Seymour puts Balista lures to the test

James Cook University marine biologist Jamie Seymour took on the project of putting our LED technology to the test against the biggest and the best fishing lure brands in the market. The target species for the experiments were Barramundi, with the results of the flashing red LED in the tail of Balista lures generating extraordinary results. Follow the link above to...

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