Glorious weather windows combined with a subsided East Australian Current out on the shelf can only mean two things its winter time and that you need to drag out the electric combos for a deep drop mission.
Fishing depths from 100m to as deep as 500-600m of water is no easy task and takes some skill and planning to do it successfully. There is something about the unknown when it comes to dropping to these depths and the anticipation of not knowing what may come up next is quite the buzz.
From bar cod & blue eye trevalla to flamies & alfonsinos to pearl perch & snapper, these are just a few of the more common deep-water species encountered in our waters off Fraser.
Gear We Use & Recommend In Stock Now
- Daiwa Tanacom 800 & 1200
- Daiwa Seapower 800 & 1200
- Daiwa Leobritz 300 & 500
- Daiwa Seaborg 300, 500, 800 & 1200
- Shimano Plays 4000
- Shimano Forcemaster 9000
NEW Shimano Beastmaster 9000 ETA: October/November
Bent Butt Rods
- Daiwa Saltist Dendoh
- Daiwa Grandwave Dendoh
- Daiwa Tanacom X
- Daiwa Tanacom Z
- Daiwa Seapower
- Daiwa Seaborg
- Shimano Status
- Shimano Speedmaster
- Wilson Live Fibre Deep Drop
We Also Stock The Following Essentials
- Pre-made Leader Systems Australia custom deep drop rigs.
- Bulk circle hooks
- X-heavy duty swivels
- Bulk crimps
- Heavy mono leader
- Strobe lights: different flashing patterns & colours
- Pre-made rigs
- Lumo accessories - beads,
- Tubing, squids & uv torches
- Lithium battery packs that strap to your rod and power your reel. Super light, convenient and increase your mobility around the boat
- Plus - we offer free spooling and instore tuition. We are your one stop 'deep drop shop!
Top Tips From the Fisho's Team
Invest in a quality marine electronic set up
To pursue this exciting deep-water fishery with success, having a quality marine electronic set up is a must. Your unit or units are important however your transducer type and mounting set up is vital in returning a quality image to help you understand what is going on down there. Having a narrow beam low frequency 1kw transducer or even better a 2kw will make your time searching these deeper limits much more successful.
Keep it simple!
Less is more when fishing the deep, you almost have to revert your thinking from your shallow water fishing. What I mean by less is more is keeping your rigs simple, a simple rig is hopefully a tangle free rig. Fishing smaller streamline baits, this not only allows you to get to the bottom faster, by reducing drag but this also helps to reduce any line twist which could be created by a bigger bait. Don't over thread your bait onto the hook, simply hook through once maybe twice if you're unsure. Fishing these smaller baits doesn't hinder the circle hook as much from working its magic and finding the corner of the jaw of a deep water ooglie. Deep drop fishing is a great way to experience the beauty of Hervey Bay and catch some of the largest and most prized fish species. So head out, enjoy the scenery, and reel in some monsters!
Secure The Best Price at Fisho's!
We offer a price match guarantee so if you find the same item stocked at an Aussie retailer, we'll match it!
We also offer combo/package pricing if you purchase a selection of gear at the same time. See us in store and we'll help you get a deal.