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  • Ep 21 – James Dainton: Tips for Chasing Mulwala Cod and the Journey of Balista Lures

In this episode I was lucky enough to interview the man behind Balista Lures, James Dainton. Now James is a genuine bloke who loves his fishing… so much so that he made it his lifelong passion. In this episode we discuss Murray Cod techniques as James shares what he has learnt over many years of targeting cod including an incredible technique for chasing giant cod in Lake Mulwala.

Then we get onto talk about the origin of Balista Lures, how it all came about and how it grew to where it is today. I thoroughly enjoyed speaking with James and I hope you enjoy this episode just as much as I did!


In this episode:

How fishing started for James (4:30)

James’ Favourite Species to Target (8:30)

James’ go-to Technique for Chasing Murray Cod in Mulwala (13:00)

Tips for Chasing Murray Cod in Rivers & Top Spots for Victoria (24:00)

The Story Behind Balista Lures (30:30)

The LED Technology in Balista (43:00)

James Opinion on the Fishing Industry into the Future (59:30)

James’ Most memorable Catch (1:04:30)

James’ Final Piece of Advice (1:07:00)

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