November 16, 2023
During Summer Flathead and flounder are plentiful in the Swan River and we've found the most effective way to target them is with our custom Hand-Tied Bucktail Jigs!
Hand tied on quality Gamakatsu jig heads our hand tied Bucktail Jigs are tied with Bucktail, Crystal Flash and feature a UV orange hotspot collar finished in super hard UV resin. They have a very natural movement in the water and are fairly resistant to blowfish!
The bucktail jig is super easy to use - simply cast it as far as you can, let it sink and hop it along the bottom. The best spots we find are shallow flats with a mix of sand and some weed and drop offs.
Species we've caught on our hand tied Bucktail jigs include Flathead, Founder, Bream, Tailor, Herring, Giant Herring, Small Pink Snapper and Samsonfish.
Don't miss out on one of the most successful summer Swan River lures!
May 25, 2023
Nomad have just released their brand new lure - the Squidtrex Squid Vibe and it's proving to be a game changer for demersal/bottom fishing.
The Squidtrex is a unique weighted Squid Shaped soft plastic vibe with a super enticing action that bottom fish can't resist. Featuring a full wire through construction, extra belly rigging point and tough TPE body material the Squidtrex is made to handle the largest bottom species.
The Nomad Squidtrex colours feature high glow and UV patterns to further entice demersal fish species.
Fish the Nomad Squidtrex slow or fast - we find the best retrieve is a mix of both.
The staff at Compleat Angler Nedlands have been testing the Nomad Squidtrex and they have accounted for many fish species and proven to be very effective on: WA Dhufish, Pink Snapper, Coral Trout, Red Emperor, Rankin Cod, Bladchin Grouper, Saddletail Sea Pearch and many more! We consider the Nomad Squidtrex a must have in your bottom/demersal fishing lure aresenal!
Specifications of the Nomad Squidtrex:
May 11, 2023
We all love Shimano Talica Reels and they are one of the most popular overhead reels sold in store for good reason. With high drags, robust gearing and rock solid reliability, this makes them a reel that will last in most situations.
The only thing that lets it down is the stubby, short little handle. It makes an otherwise awesome, powerful reel, awkward to wind and get the most out of it.
We've got the perfect solution to this - the MAXEL CUSTOM POWER T-BAR HANDLE. Not only does it increase the length of the handle to 95mm it also includes a nice chunky EVA T-Bar knob for maximum grip and cranking power. The Shimano Talica feels like the reel it was meant to be with the Maxel Custom Power T-Bar Handle fitted.
Fitting the Maxel Custom Power T-Bar Handle to a Shimano Talica is simple and only takes a couple of minutes. If you're not confident in doing this you can bring your Talica to us and we can fit it for you while you wait.
Fits Shimano Talica Single Speed Models - 8, 10, 12 & 16.
*note this handle will unfortunately only fit SINGLE SPEED Shimano Talica Reels
May 08, 2023
If you're after a mulloway or two from the beach, NOW is the time of year to do it, with awesome weather and plenty of fish. In this video, staff members Finn and Jayson got away for a couple of nights of beach fishing to test out Finn's new Assassin Horizon Championship Edition rod. They ended up putting all of the outfits through their paces on some big mulloway (jewfish), sharks, shovelnose, tailor and even a cheeky Spanish Mackerel that left Jayson devastated. On the second night, good customer Sam Harris joined the boys to see whether he could get onto his first land-based mulloway, and it didn't take long! Within an hour he had a 1.27m 16kg silver ghost on the sand. Hope you guys enjoy the video!
May 08, 2023
The Snapbait Triple Threat Hybrid Bait Jig is a brad new, super effective technique to fish for bottom fish. The unique Jig / Bait hybrid lure that gives you all the advantages of fishing baits on a tradition rig combined with the added benefits of the flash skirt and high glow head.
Starting at the top, the weighted jig head has been custom designed to enable a nose forward free fall allowing greater speed in the jig getting to the bottom and also being retrieved. The heads have also been triple coated with the highest quality UV reactive finish with high glow spots / stripes.
The glow skirts are made from ultra durable stretchy material with silver glitter to resemble the light reflection of a fish's scales.
Featuring high quality Extra Strong Japanese BKK hooks! Rigged on 200lb Kevlar assist cord, the Snapbait Triplethreat Hybrid Bait Jig will stand up to the abuse of the largest bottom fish.
Rig with your favourite bait and drop - it's that simple! Favourite baits include whole octopus tentacles, whole small Lunds squid, or your favourite fresh strip bait.
The Snapbait Triple Threat Hybrid Bait Jig is the perfect way to target, West Australian Dhufish, Pink Snapper, Coral Trout, Red Emperor, Rankin Cod and many more cold water and tropical demersal bottom fish.