February 02, 2017 / by Danny Mavis

It originated as a means of survival, but over the years it has transformed from a national pastime into one of the most popular sports in Australia. Yes, you’ve guessed it, I’m talking about fishing. They say fishing is not an escape from life, but often a deeper immersion into it. Today, it is among the most sought after stress relief hobbies in the world. So if you have set your heart on trying it out, there are a few things you will need to master to become a successful fisherman, the biggest factors crucial for your success being frequent practice and purchasing the right equipment.

There is a huge range of fishing equipment on the Australian market. As soon as you enter a bass shop, you’ll be overwhelmed by the amount of choices you have – reels, rods, lures and whatnot. Speaking of lures, let’s discuss something that’s relatively new on the market and has the whole world buzzing – the paddle tail grub.

Paddle Tail Grub

The paddle tail grub is one of the best bass lures to have when going on a fishing trip. They work in pretty much any situation and attract every predatory fish living in fresh, brackish or salt water. They’re designed to combine a few proven fish-catching actions from the wriggler fish tail with the profile, body shape and sonic signature of a live shrimp or live prawn in order to provide the best attack response trigger.

This type of lures is the go-to choice when targeting more aggressive fish or generally fishing in low light conditions and in discoloured waters. There are multiple sizes and colours so you can find a bait to attract every sportfish swimming in the Australian waters.

As a general rule, bait can be either alive or dead, and a lot of anglers consider the prawn baits choice because fish can recognize their look and smell. However, natural bait is transferred from one area to another, which can cause a disruption in the ecosystem, so if you’re using natural bait make sure you get it from a local shop. On the other hand, artificial prawn bait like the paddle tail grub doesn’t disrupt the ecosystem and you can buy it and use it anywhere.

If you’re a beginner, start small and take small steps to upgrade your game and equipment. The right tools can certainly help a great deal, but learning the techniques and fishing methods are what will actually determine your overall fishing success.