Getting to Know Gordon

It’s officially Winter and although the temperature is dropping around the country, the fishing is heating up in a lot of the states. In this month’s newsletter we profile one of The Tackle Warehouse's longest serving team members Gordon Macdonald. Gordon has worked as part of the Tackle Warehouse team for nearly 26 years and is a wealth of fishing knowledge. We picked Gordon’s brain to find out what keeps him casting and keen to keep learning after such a long time in the industry.

We also have some great new products from Nomad Tackle, Shimano, Daiwa, Rapala and Zman. Grab a blanket and a warm cup of Milo, and enjoy this month's newsletter.

Getting to Know Gordon

This month we wanted to take some time to introduce you to Gordon Macdonald. Gordon has been part of the Tackle Warehouse team for nearly 26 years and has a wealth of knowledge in all areas of fishing. From his early years chasing barramundi on handlines on his parents cattle property in Northern Queensland and sneaking out of his boarding school dorm to chase fish before school, through to targeting world records in SEQ, Gordon has tried his hand at just about every type of angling challenge you could imagine along Australia’s East Coast and several overseas destinations.

It’s this versatile approach to fishing that makes Gordon such a valuable resource for anglers wanting to learn a new technique or target a new species and as such, he is often in high demand in the shop.

Name: Gordon Macdonald

Where are you from?: Initially near Ravenswood North QLD and then Townsville but now based in Brisbane

Favourite Place To Fish: Anywhere that holds fish, although Moreton Bay is home base and one of his favourite spots to fish

Favourite Species to target: Longtail Tuna, Snapper, Cobia, Billfish, Tusk Fish, Mackerel and most tropical species

Favourite Technique: Varies greatly between fly fishing, jigging, bluewater trolling and all types of lure fishing, especially soft plastics

Most Memorable Catch: A four hour fight on 8Kg mono with a Sunshine Coast Sailfish (2kg shy of the then world record!)

Fishing Goal for 2021: Revisiting old areas with new sounder technology and trying different techniques to get better results.

As you can see Gordon is really a jack of all trades and with nearly 26 years experience at the Tackle Warehouse, Gordon has been able to help generations of young anglers hone their craft and target the fish of a lifetime, or just dial in that specific technique. Gordon has also written numerous articles for most of the major fishing publications over the years.

So next time you drop in, make sure you ask for Gordon and pick his brain, he will be more than happy to help you out.



New Arrivals This Month!

Nomad Design Vibe Storage Box

This month the creative minds at Nomad Tackle have released their great Nomad Design Vibe Storage Box. This heavy duty, double sided storage box has been designed specifically for the Vertrex range of vibes from Nomad and will not react with the Nomad TPE material.

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Z-Man 4.25" Billy Goat

Zman’s latest creation to hit Australian shores is the awesome new Z-Man Billy Goat 4.25" .This lure has been making waves over in the US on the largemouth bass tournament scene and this 4.25” version is going to be a great surface presentation for barramundi and murray cod anglers alike.

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Rapala RCD Magnum Lock Split Ring Pliers

Every angler needs a good pair of split ring pliers and the new Rapala RCD Magnum Lock Split Ring Pliers are well worth the investment. These stainless steel, multiuse split ring pliers also feature Rapala’s patented Cerakote coating to add an extra level of corrosion and abrasion protection. Come in and have a play with these pliers, you won’t be disappointed.

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Shimano Outdoor Pants

Shimano’s new Outdoor Pants are instore and packed with great features. Water repellent, UPF50+ but most importantly, these super comfortable pants feature a reinforced plier pocket! If you’ve ever carried a set of pliers around on your pocket, you will understand the importance of this groundbreaking advancement in fishing technology. Order a pair online today!

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Daiwa 21 Overthere Rods

Daiwa’s new Overthere range of rods are perfect for anyone looking to target fish from the beach or rocky headlands. This new range from Daiwa has been purpose built to cast baits and lures a long distance for those chasing Tailor and Salmon during their winter runs. Come in and check them out!

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Daiwa Saltiga C Rods 2021

We also have stock of Daiwa's Awesome Saltiga C Rods 2021. These are the perfect pairing for Daiwa’s pinnacle offshore spinning reel the mighty 20 Saltiga. If you want to throw stickbaits and poppers for backbreaking pelagics, this is the rod range for you!

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Shimano Twin Power SW C

The Nomad Design Long Sleeve Tech fishing shirts feature UV 50+ protection for the ultimate in sun protection. This performance shirt is made of 100% polyester super fine mesh weave fabric that features moisture wicking and quick dry fabric technology.

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That’s it from The Tackle Warehouse Team this month. Stay warm, stay safe and we will see you next month