CENTRAL WESTERN FRESHWATER

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    RODS

    Light, sensitive spinning (threadline) tackle is perfect for this sort of freshwater fishing. Starlo chooses Shimano Anarchy, Zodias and Jungle StiX rods

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    REELS

    Lightweight 1000-size reels are perfect! Shimano are the leaders in this field and we use their mid-range Rarenium, Stradic and Navi models

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    LINE

    While you can use monofilament main lines, Starlo loves his fine, strong braid. In this episode, he chose 3 pound PowerPro Bite Motion braid with 4, 6 and 8 pound Shimano Ocea leaders.

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    TERMINAL TACKLE

    A range of smaller Squidgies tails in the Wriggler, Bug, Whip Bait and Fish configurations matched to lightweight (1.2 to 5 gram) Squidgies Round Head jigs are perfect, but be sure to carry a few hard-bodied lures as well.

Just a few hours drive west of Sydney, the Central Western Region of NSW offers a surprising diversity of freshwater fishing options. In Episode #1, Starlo bases himself and his Native Watercraft kayak in Lithgow to catch up with his old mate, Glen Stewart. Despite the icy winter weather, they catch a bunch of small but tasty redfin or English perch in Wallerawang Dam (Lake Wallace), before successfully pursuing the wily brown trout of nearby Lake Lyell.

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