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About Tackle Warehouse

The Tackle Warehouse, a family owned and operated business was established in 1988. Our successful philosophy is to provide every customer with old-fashioned service and access to the greatest range of products.

Our sales staff are keen and seasoned anglers, each with a lifetime passion for this great sport. When you get to talk to them, it won’t take you long to realise every aspect of their life revolves around fishing. Apart from fishing recreationally they also regularly enter tournaments, and write articles for numerous fishing magazines.

Although each staff member has a broad knowledge of various fishing methods and scenarios, they each have their own specialties in areas such as game fishing, impoundment Barramundi, tournament Bream and Bass fishing, land based game, fly fishing, deep water jigging and estuary lure casting, just to name a few.

Our Staff

ADAM MEREDITH

Adam Meredith
 

What is your best fishing experience and why?
My 132cm Barramundi caught at Awoonga Dam whilst casting in heavy timber.  Unlucky Barra.

What is the oldest item in your tackle box?
A 20 year old hand crafted wooden lure.  There is something special about the action of a wooden lure.

What is the most challenging landing you have every done?
Fighting and gaffing big Jewfish off the rocks at night.

What is the secret about fishing for Jewfish?
Jewfish demand a lot of patience and preparation.  Quality bait -  fresh or live is the key.  Keep noise to a minimum.

What is on your bucket list of destinations for fishing and fish?
Papua New Guinea to fish for the mighty Black Bass.

What is your favourite way to cook fish?
Whatever my wife does!

GORDON MCDONALD

Gordon McDonald

 

What item is the only thing you never go fishing without?
My camera because I am just as happy to come home with some great images as I am with the fish.

What is the best item you ever bought?
My first fishing rod as it started my love for this awesome sport.

What is the secret about fishing for any species?
Learn about its habits, diet and other facts to understand where best to find it and how to tempt it.

What is on your bucket list of destinations for fishing and fish?
Giant Tarpon in Costa Rica or Panama, Black Bass in Papua New Guniea, Tiger fish in Africa. There are so many and so little time!!!

Favourite Line?
A taut one.

What’s your favourite way to cook fish?
Wrapped in alfoil with a few green prawns, some butter, a squeeze of lime juice, seasoning then baked in the coals of a camp fire.

STEVE FEENEY

Steve Feeney in the workshop

 

What is your best fishing experience?
Fishing the Solomon Islands for three weeks.  We were catching Marlin, Wahoo and Mackerel 100m off shore.

What is the oldest item in your tackle box?
A limited edition (late 70’s / early 80’s) Gold Daiwa Millionaire 6HM fishing reel.  I love collecting old fishing reels.

What is the most challenging landing you have ever done?
Catching Mangrove Jack on 4kg line in the Solomon Islands.

What is the biggest myth you have ever heard about fishing?
You can only catch Tailor in winter.

What is your favourite way to cook fish?
Either shallow fried with Panko breadcrumbs or grilled.

KRIS CAPRA

Kris Capra

 

What is your best fishing experience?
I like camping and fishing so any time I can combine the two.  Stradbroke and Moreton Islands are my favourites. 

What is the oldest item in your tackle box?
A 600A5 Alvey surf reel that I bought from The Tackle Warehouse 15 years ago. 

What is the secret about fishing for Mackerel?
Get up early. 

What is on your bucket list of destinations for fishing and fish?
Broome and Exmouth in Western Australia.

What is your favourite way to cook fish?
Crumbed, or whole on the BBQ, or sashimi or in the smoker…. Depends on the fish!

PETER HERBST

Peter Herbst

 

What do you like to fish for?
Giant Herring.  They are so fast.  They jump like crazy and can be targeted on light casting tackle. 

What is the best item you ever bought?
A Buff - I never get sunburnt anymore! 

What is the most challenging landing you have ever done?
50lb Cobia - We had a small hand gaff which broke on the first attempt.  We finally put a small net over its head and grabbed the tail and pulled it in. 

How can the everyday person help our environment and save our fisheries?
Never litter in the water or on the banks.  Only keep the fish you are going to eat and be mindful when releasing fish.

What is the secret about fishing for Giant Herring?
Getting the right retrieve to entice the fish to bite. 

What is on your bucket list of destinations for fishing and fish?
Mothership charters out of North Queensland or Northern Territory.  Fishing in the creeks, flats and offshore reefs. 

What is your favourite way to cook your fish?
Fillet and skinned, flour, egg and cornflake crumbed.  Cooked in a hot pan and oil!  YUM!!!

ASHLEY CUNNINGHAM

Ashley Cunningham

 

What do you like to fish for ?
I’m not fussy with what I target.  Anything that swims with fins.

What item is the only thing you never go fishing without?
Buff Headwear – I hate getting burnt, but hate sunscreen.

What is the best item you ever bought?
My son’s combo.  So that I can share my childhood fun with him.

What is on your bucket list of destinations for fishing and fish?
First on the list is Florida for the legendary Massive Tarpon.

What is your favourite way to cook fish?
I don’t mind!

LIAM COURT

Liam Court

 

What do you like to fish for?
Whatever the tides are doing.  I’d be willing to chase anything. 

What is the secret about fishing for Bass?
Persistence is key.  They bite early morning, so waking up when it is dark can pay off for a good session. 

What is on your bucket list of destinations for fishing and fish?
Papua New Guinea fishing for Black Bass.  New Caledonia for Giant Trevally and the Amazon for the Peacock Bass. 

What is your favourite way to cook fish?
Depends on the species, but usually in the pan or on the BBQ whole.