AFN Fishing Show

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After several years screening on national community television and Foxtel, The Fishing Show by AFN has a new home on 7Mate.

Tune in each Sunday afternoon (73 metro, 63 regional) for all of the tips, techniques and tricks from the experts to help you catch more fish!

Even if you’re just looking for a laugh Nige Webster, Bill Classon and the rest of the team and here to entertain!



Episode 12: Cool Water Tactics – Barra to Trout

Burdekin Gear

Zerek Barra X Pro

Mustad Ultrapoint Trebles

Wilson Baitcast Outfit

Episode 11: Bynoe & Bowling Green Bay

Bynoe Gear

4” ZMan Scented PaddlerZ
3.5” ZMan EZ ShrimpZ
¼ Oz HeadlockZ Jigheads
3/8th Oz Jighead

Bowling Green Bay Gear

4” Zerek Live Cherabin
95 mm Zerek Fish Trap

6’5 Venom 12 – 30lb Crank Bait spin rod

5000 ATC spin reel

36 lb Mustad Braid

Episode 10: Windamere Classic

Wilson Blade N Tails Ultralight
Bone Drago 610M Baitcast Rod

ATC 2000 with 6lb Sure Catch Energy Braid
ATC 2000 with 6lb Mustad Thor Braid

Zerek 10lb Hy-braid line

Zerek 95 mm Fish Trap

Black Spike-It Pen
92553 Mustad Octopus #4

Episode 9: Fitzroy Rockhampton Barra

6’5” Venom Crank Bait Spin Rod

5000 ATC Reel

36 lb Mustad Braid

Zerek 95 mm Fish Trap

Mustad Split Ring Pliers

Mustad Ultrapoint Trebles
Mustad Darter Jig Heads – 4/0 size ¼ Oz weight

Episode 8: Corroboree & Warrnambool

Corroboree Gear
ZMan 2.75” Finesse FrogZ
ZMan 3” MinnowZ

Warrnambool Gear
Savage 3D Prey
Wildfish Smoker

Episode 5: Noosa & Darwin

Noosa Gear
Mustad Big Red 5/0 hook with 2 Oz Sinker
Mustad Tarpon Big Gun with #8 ball sinker
Mustad Tarpon 7766 hooks with #3 ball sinker
Wilson Live Fibre 4 to 10 kg Snapper rod
8000 ATC Reel with 40 lb Mustad braid
Wilson Venom PE 2 to 4 rod

Darwin Gear
Classic Lures Classic Dr Evil

Episode 4: Cape York Billabong

Gold Bomber
Killalure Terminator 2
Classic 120 (Gold Mullet Dazzler Colour)
15A HD Bomber
Killalure 2Deadly
Asari Lethal Hunter
Classic Bluewater Saury
Classic Bluewater F18 CB200
Classic Bluewater Popper

Rods & Reels
PE 1 to 3 Jigging and Popping Rods
6000 to 8000 Threadline reels with 65lb Fins 40G braid

JM Gillies
GPS Watch: G-Shock Rangeman GPR–B1000–1

CY Fishing Charters

Episode 3: Cape York West Coast

Z-Man soft Plastics & Fish Inc. Hardbody lures
Fish Inc. Hooker 160mm Stickbait
Z-Man 3 inch Minnowz
Z-Man 10 inch HeroZ
3Oz TT Jighead
80lb Coated Wire
SL12 Stinger Hook

Rods & Reels
Okuma Azores 5’7”MH PE 5.0-6.0 Spin/Jig Rod
Okuma Azores SW Blue Spinning Reel
Okuma Pressure Point 7’6”M PE 3.0-5.0 Stickbait Rod
Light to Medium rods: 4 to 8kg; 30lb braid and 50lb leader material
Heavy Rods: PE 3 to 6; 60 to 80lb braid and 80lb leader

Z-Man 5” Scented Jerk Shadz
¾ Oz TT Jighead
Z-Man 5 inch Jerk Shadz

Spotters Sunglasses
G-Shock Rangeman Watch
Z-Man soft plastics
Fish Inc Hardbody Lures

Episode 2: Kenn Reef 2

Mustad 3Oz Bucktail Jig

Mustad Kaiju In-line Singles & Trebles for Hardbody Lures
Knife Jig & Mustad Assist Hook – Green Flash Ocean Brute


Episode 1: Kenn Reef

Venom V66 overhead
Venom P8 Popper
Venom 350 Jig Spin
Venom 350 Jig Overhead

Mustad Big Eye Bucktail Jigs
Zerek Zappelin 220
Zerek Pelagic Z 180
Zerek Pelagic Z 140

Mustad 10881 Jigging Singles
Mustad 10121 Kaiju Inline Single

Big Cat Reality –
Spotters Extreme Sunglasses – Fury Frame
Lowrance HDS 12 Gen 3
G-Shock Rangeman Watch
Still Camera – Sony A6300



Wilson’s Fishing –
Mustad Bucktail Jigs
6000 to 18000 size Threadline Reels
50 to 100lb Braided Line
50 to 150lb Lader Material



Episode 9: Gold Coast Marlin and Bill’s Barra Journey

Marlin Gear

Lures: Skirted Lures
Guide: Cpt. Jason Hedges
Unleashed Sportfishing
0447 922 928

Barra Gear

Lures: Bomber 15A
Bomber Long Shot
Classic 120 +6
Classic Ghost Series +3
Killalure Barra Bait +8
Killalure Needlenose +8

Club BCF
JM Gillies
Aquaventure Fishing

Episode 8: Bucket List Snapper and Old Time Fishing

Handlining Gear

Paternoster Rig: Mustad Needle Sneck, Size 6
Glow Beads
Line: 60lb Mono Handline
Hooks: 6677 Mustad 7/0 Hooks
Sinkers: No 7 and 8 Ball Sinker

Club BCF
Mustad Hooks

Episode 7: 3 Trout Rivers, 3 Days

Sunglasses: Spotters Cristo Frame and Extreme Lens

Spotters Sunglasses

Episode 6: Barra and Trout Bite Times

Barra Gear

Rods: 4 to 8kg spin and baitcast outfits
Line: 20lb braided lines and 50lb fluorocarbon leaders
Lures: ZMan 4” Hard Leg FrogZ and TT ChinlockZ Jighead
Z-Man 6” SwimmerZ with SnakelockZ Jighead
Guide: Vinnie Versfeld
Aquaventure Fishing
0416 838 202

Trout Gear

Rod: 2 to 4kg spin rods
Reels: 2500 sized threadline reels
Line: 4lb braided line & 6lb leader
Lures: Swimbaits
Zerek 4.5” Live Mullet
Hooks: Mustad Ultrapoint Treble Hooks (to suit lure size)

Casio Watches
Wilson Fishing
Aquaventure Fishing

Episode 5: Exploring the Great Barrier Reef

Lures: TT Hard Code Metal Lures
Fish Inc. 160mm Hooker
Fish Inc. 190mm Fullback
Z-Man StreakZ Soft Plastics
TT HeadlockZ Jig Heads
Guide: Hamish “Hammer” McMillan
CY Fishing Charters
(07) 4069 2708

Tackle Tactics
CY Fishing Charters

Episode 4: Cape York Secret Fishing Camp

Rod: 3 to 5kg Spin Rods
Line: Fins 40G Braid
Lures: Bluewater Classic F18
Bluewater Trolling Skirt
Killalure 2Deadly
Guide: Hamish “Hammer” McMillan
CY Fishing Charters
(07) 4069 2708

JM Gillies
CY Fishing Charters

Episode 3: Fraser Island Pelagics & Bass on Fly

Fraser Island Gear

Trolling Lures: Bluewater Trolling Skirts
Scentblazer Trolling Skirts
Rods: Venom Spin Rods
Lures: Z-Man 4″ StreakZ
Z-Man Hard Core Metal Lures

Spotters Sunglasses

Episode 2: 3 Rivers, 3 Fish, 3 Days

Lures: Z-Man 2.5″ GrubZ
Z-Man 3.5″ Trick SwimZ
Spinner: TT Size 1 Jig Spinner
Jigheads: TT No 2 HeadlockZ Jighead
TT 1/4 oz. 3/0 HeadlockZ Jighead
Guide: Vinnie Versfeld
Aquaventure Fishing
0416 838 202

Tackle Tactics
Aquaventure Fishing

Episode 1: Hunting Bass and Snapper

Bass Gear

Whiting Rods: 7ft NS Black Hole MS-702L Bream Special
Whiting Reels: 2000 Threadline Reel
Whiting Line: 10lb Sunline Braid & 10lb Sunline Leader
Lures: Tiemco Bounce Tracer Blade – 45mm: 7g
Tiemco Riot Blade Tail Spinner – 25mm: 9g
Zetz Slow Blatt Micro-Jig in 20g

Snapper Gear

Rod: Venom 12 to 30lb Spin RLFVS9
Reel: 5000 ATC Reel
 40lb Mustad Wish Braid
Lures: Zerek Fish Trap 110mm: 30g
Colours: Fat Betty and Olive Guppy

EJ Todd Website
Wilson Fishing



Episode 12: Estuary Survival Challenge

Rod: Venom 7″ spin rod 12 to 20lb
Reel: ATC 5000
Line: 36lb Mustad Wish Braid
Lures: Zerek Live Cherabin
Zerek Fishtrap 65 and 95mm
Z-Man 5 & 7 inch soft plastic StreakZ Minnow
Berkley Frenzy Popper
Sunglasses: Spotters Cristo Frame and Extreme Lens

Spotters Sunglasses

Episode 11: Nomad Prize Winner Challenge

Stickbaits: Nomad Riptide 125mm & 200mm
Nomad Madscad 115mm
Jigs: Nomad Gypsy Jigs 60 – 80gm
Sunglasses: Spotters Sunglasses

Guide: Jason Hedges
Nomad Sportfishing
1800 021 014

Nomad Design Tackle
Spotters Sunglasses

Episode 10: Tropical GT Adventure

Regular Outfit

Rod: Venom Popping Rod PE 5
Reel: ATC Vigour 10000 Reel
Line: Mustad 80lb Braid

Light Outfit

Rod: Venom Stickbait Rod 30 to 50lb
Reel: ATC Vigour 8000 Reel
Line: Mustad 60lb Braid


Lures: Zerek Zappelin Lures
Gear: Kaiju Inline Single Hooks
Mustad Ball Bearing Swivels
Mustad SS Crane Swivels
Mustad Ultra SS Split Rings
Mustad Split Ring Pliers

Mustad Hooks
Wilson Fishing

Episode 9: Daly River Metre Barra & Bemm River Bream

Daly River

Rods: 6kg Rod
Line: Fins 30lb Braid & 70lb leader
Soft Plastic Lures: JM Gillies 6” Soft Mullet
Trolling Lures: Bomber Long A Saltwater 17A
Classic Bluewater F18
Classic Barra 120 15+

JM Gillies

Episode 8: Stickbaiting SA Kings & Portland Tuna

South Australia

Rods: Venom Stickbait Spin Rod 30 to 50lb
Reels: ATC Vigour 8000 Spin Reel
Line: Mustad Braid 70lb
Soft Plastic Lures: ZMan 7 Inch Scented Jerk ShadZ: Colour – Coconut Ice Glow
TT 1Oz HeadlockZ Jigheads
Stickbait Lures: Fish Inc. 120mm Wing
Fish Inc. 140mm Prop
Fish Inc. 160mm Hooker

Tackle Tactics

Episode 7: Darwin Offshore Adventure

Rods: Venom 7’ Spin Rod 12 to 30lb
Venom 7’ Spin Rod 20 to 60lb
Reels: ATC 5000 Spin Reel
ATC Vigour 8000 Spin Reel
Line: Mustad Wish Braid: 40lb & 70lb


Soft Plastics

Reef Lures: Z-Man 5 & 7 Inch Scented Jerk ShadZ: Coconut Ice Glow, Nuked Chicken Glow, Shiner
TT HeadlockZ Jigheads – 1 to 3 Oz: Sizes #4/0 to 8/0
Trolling Paddletail Soft Plastics: Z-Man 6 Inch SwimmerZ
Z-Man 8 Inch Mag SwimZ
Trolling Sailfish Soft Plastics: Z-Man 7 Inch Scented Jerk ShadZ: Colour – Coconut Ice Glow



Trolling Surface Hardbodies: Fish Inc. 140mm Prop
Fish Inc. 190mm Fullback

Tackle Tactics

Episode 6: Mary Cod Hatchery

Rods: Venom Spin and Baitcast Rods 6 to 15lb
Reels: ATC Reels
Line: Mustad Wish Braid: 40lbs
Lures: TT FroggerZ Spinnerbaits
EJ Todd LiveTarget Mullet
Watch: G-Shock Mudmaster Watch


Casio Watches

Episode 5: Burdekin Metre Barra

Rods: Venom 7’ Spin Rod 12 to 30lb
Venom 5’9 Spin Rod 6kg
Line: Mustad Wish Braid: 36 to 40lbs
60lb Fluorocarbon Leader
Lures: Zerek Fish Trap 95 & 110mm
Zerek Cherabin & Live Shrimp

Guide: John Campbell
JC’s Guided Sportfishing
0438 753 382

Mustad Hooks
Mustad Wish Braid
JC’s Guided Sportfishing

Episode 4: South Australian Jigging & Blue Rock Bass Challenge


Slow Pitch Jigging Gear

SA Slow Pitch Jigging Rods: Quest Metal Witch Jig Rods: PE 1.2 to PE 3
NS Black Hole Amped Slow Jig Rod PE 2 to 4
SA Slow Pitch Jigging Reels Okuma Metaloid Reel
SA Slow Pitch Line: Sunline Super PE Braid: 25 to 50lb
SA Slow Pitch Jigs: 60 to 100 grams
EJ Todd Explorer
Zetz Slow Blatt Slim; Oval; Type S, L, R Jigs
Maria, Slow Blatt & Vanfook Assist Hooks


Heavy Jigging Gear

SA Heavy Jig Rods: NS Black Hole Amped Jig Rods: PE 3 to 6 & PE 4 to 8.
SA Heavy Jig Line: Sunline Super Braid 5 in 80 to 100lb
SA Heavy Jigs: 100 to 300 gram
Slow Blatt L, Zetz Jigaro & Chaos Jigs
Vanfook BBS Assist Hooks #4/0


Blue Rock Bass Gear

Blue Rock Bass Rods: NS Black Hole 7’3″ Spin Rod 1-3lb
Blue Rock Bass Reel: 2500 size threadline reel
Blue Rock Bass Line: 4lb Sunline Super PE
Blue Rock Bass Lures: Soft Shell Cicada 40mm
Cicada II Bass Tune 35mm
Luckycraft Sammy 65mm
Lunkerhunt Pocket Frog

EJ Todd Website

Episode 3: Whiting State of Origin & Apollo Bay Trout

Whiting Gear

Whiting Rods: 2 to 4 kg weighted rods
Whiting Reels: Threadline reels in 2000 and 2500 sizes
Whiting Line: 4 to 6lb braided lines and 6 to 10lb fluorocarbon leaders
Whiting Hooks: Mustad baitholder hooks in size 4 to 8

Apollo Bay Fly Gear

Apollo Bay Fly Rod: 9 Foot Four Weight Rod
Apollo Bay Fly Line: Weight Forward #5 Floating Line, 12 Foot Leader, 4 lb Tippet
Apollo Bay Flies: Royal Wulff & Shaving Brush Dry Flies #14
Dropper with #16 Tungsten Nymph in Deeper Runs
Waders: Adanin iWader

Apollo Bay Lure Gear

Apollo Bay Rod: 1 to 3kg 4 piece Crucis Travel Rod
Apollo Bay Reel: 2500 size threadline reel
Apollo Bay Line: 4lb Windtamer Fins Braid, 4lb Maxima Leader
Apollo Bay Lures: 40-50mm shallow running minnows in natural colours
Waders: Adanin iWader

Mustad Hooks
Apollo Bay Website
Adanin iWader

Episode 2: Brisbane Threadfin and Tuna

Threadfin Lures: Zerek Fish Trap
Threadfin Rods: PE 2 to 4 Venom spin rods
PE 2 to 4 Venom Baitcast Rods
Bluefin Lures: Zerek Zapellin Stickbaits
Bluefin Rods: Venom Stickbait 30 to 50lb

Wilson Website

Episode 1: Swains Reef Jigging

Trolling Lures: Zerek Pelagic Z – Zerek Speed Donkey
Trolling Rods: Venom Jigging Rods PE 1 to 2
Surface Lures: Zerek Zappelin
Popping Rods: Venom Stickbait 30 to 50lb
Hooks: Mustad Kaiju In-line Single Hooks

Mustad Hooks


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