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Competition – What’s your favourite fish

Red Morwong

Want to score a Fish Chilla fish cooler bag from DryStore? To launch our second generation Fish Chilla Bags we’re giving away a Pelagic Fish Chilla.

Fish Cooler BagsIt’s simple! Let us know in the comments section below, what’s your favourite fish to target and why? It could be any fish for any variety of reasons, but rest assured we will be rewarding creativity. From the humble red morwong to the bold black marlin, dig deep, conjure the emotion and get descriptive!

Competition closes end of August with winners to be announced following.

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Queen Snapper – Gear Testing Fish Cooler Bags

One of the great things about running a business selling Fish Cooler Bags, is that you have to go and test them out as often as possible. Not that we ever need an excuse to go and catch a feed of fish, but with new products in need of testing, there even more reason to get wet.

The South West of WA is truely one of the best locations to spearfishing in Australia. With consistent 15-20mtr Vis and an ample list of delicious species on offer, it is one of the best cold water spearfishing areas in the world. The selection of 5 star eating reef fish is unparalleled with Dhufish, King George Whiting, Queen Snapper, Harlequin Cod, Long Snout Boarfish, Nannygai, Pink Snapper and Breaksea Cod. Add to this a range of big pelagics including Samsons, Kingfish and Tuna and it’s about as good as it gets.

Spearfishing the South West

Accessing The Dive Spots

The coastline is rugged with big sweeping bays and protected coves, allowing for spearfishing in pretty average conditions. When the wind picks up from the South West many of the dive spots can be accessed without a 4wd but with an easterly a 4wd comes in handy.

Big Queen Snapper

Quickest Catch On Record

With a mission to catch a few nice table fish we headed off in search of a calm spot to dive.  About an hour from Albany we came to a protected spot that looked pretty calm to get in. Having to improvise without a float and diving in an area not accessible by boats we swam out with a drink bottle tied off to the float line. We had no intention of spearing anything big enough to pull a speargun out of the hands so it was mainly just for storing fish and keeping an eye on each other.

After Swimming along the sand line and picking up a few KGW I dove into a crack and was pleased to see some nice Brown Lip Abalone hanging upside down in the cave. I scraped a couple out and was about to head in when I saw a big Queeny sleeping in a gutter. I lined up a kill shot and I had penty of fish for a feed after only 20 minutes. 2 nice KGW a Big Queenfish and a brownlip ab in about 8 dives no deeper than 12mtrs… Talk about an easy feed.

Nice Catch

We made our way back to the car and measured up the queeny on our Fish Cooler Bag which came in at 82cms and had some tasty fillets.

Another awesome dive in the South West! 

Fish Cooler Bag

We had a couple of frozen drink bottles in the Fish Chilla bag and left the fish in the bag while we went for lunch in town and by the time we got home 2 hours later the fish were nice and cool and the boot of the car was fish juice free!

Fish Kill Bag

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Fish Cooler Bag Review

Fish Cooler Bag Wahoo

Marke Geide was one of the first to put our new Fish Cooler Bags to the test. With a few nice fish landed Mark put the Fish Chilla to good use and sent us through a few pics of their day out.

Fish Cooler Bag Wahoo

Mark is using the Pelagic Fish Chilla Bag which was perfect for these long Wahoo.

 

Mulloway In Fish Cooler Bag

A couple of nice Mangrove Jacks made it a great days catch. 

Hoo

 

Thanks for sending through the pics Mark and I’m sure you had a few nice feeds from the fish!

 

We’ll keep a look out for more reviews of our Fish Cooler Bags, feel free to send us a comment below if you have one to add!

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Shark Repellent Wetsuit | North Western Australia


 

On a recent trip up to north WA Drystore tested out a shark repellent theory we had been contemplating for some time…

It involved the new Aimrite Wetsuit, some acrylic paint and a stencil. The rest just fell into place.

Not A Seal Stencil Laying down seal stencil

The theory of repelling sharks using a wetsuit technology holds great merit. Sure sharks have incredibly sensitive ampullae of Lorenzini, small vesicles and pores that form part of an extensive subcutaneous sensory network system, but heck lets face it, they have one prey on their mind when they see a diver… Seals

Shark Repellent Wetsuit

 

This new repellent technology focuses less on the sharks sensory systems and more on their insatiable appetite for seals. By simply informing sharks that we are not infact seals, we can put up a smoke screen and make a hasty exit before they think twice about tasting, this very seal like creature!

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Drystore Reviews Dry Bag Testing

We sent some dry bags out to video review guru Evan Leeson to give the once over.

Fortunately he only had positive things to say about our range of dry bags and our waterproof phone case.

Make sure you leave a comment below and let us know what you think of the review? We were pretty impressed with Evan’s video skills!

Waterproof Dry Bag Review

You can check out our DryPhone case and the Waterproof Dry Bags.

 

 

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Drystore Advert in FishLife Magazine

FishLife Magazine Advert

Did you get a chance to check out the latest issue of FishLife magazine?

Our Advert was featured in there.

FishLife Magazine

We’ve chosen to advertise in FishLife magazine as it is an exciting new Australian fishing publication with amazing photography. If you love fishing then this magazine is well worth the read.

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