LATEST NEWS

Australian Freshwater Masters Final

The final of the 18th Freshwater Masters was held over the weekend of February 11/12

Read More

Make It A Mako GT Summer

I’m going to come right out and say, that the GT frame is the most comfortable pair of sunnies I have ever worn!

Read More

Contrasting Conditions

An angler will have no problem purchasing multiple rods and reels for various techniques and situations: for example, one rod for working structure - one for shallow flats, and every other situation thrown in-between. Heck, some anglers will even have two fish-finders mounted in their boat, and trays of lures to cover every scenario that may be presented to them! The one thing that continues to amaze me is, the majority of these anglers will have only “one” pair of polarised sunglasses!

Read More

Golden Classic 2016

Mako were proud to sponsor this years Golden Classic, one of Australia's first and longest running catch and release fishing tournaments held each year at Windamere dam NSW.

Read More

Traveller Update 3 - Mako Gear and Spots

In early 2016, Dave Shelton and his family left the big smoke to travel around Australia for six months. This is an update on their trip so far, what they're using and where they intent to go.

Read More

First Light Gets The Bight

The age old saying of, “The early bird gets the worm” has a lot of merit in the fishing world.

Read More

Mako Travellers Update 2 - Mako 6m SeaJay

Read about Dave Shelton and his families trip in the first installment of their 6 month odyssey around Australia.

Read More

Mako Travellers Update 1 - Mako Angler Hits The Road

At the end of April, Mako sponsored angler Dave Shelton and family (wife and two girls; 6 and 4) will be hitting the road for a 6 month trip around Australia.

Read More

Mahi Mahi Cevichi by Jay Huxley of Hux Grill Penrith

This simple recipe is perfect with Mahi Mahi which have been plentiful up and down the east coast of Australia this season.

Read More

BETS Round 1 Mako Round Wrap Up

Hot! Pretty much describes both the day and the action for Mako Round One on the Hawkesbury River. After the cancellations of last year the 2016 opener not only took place on the planned day, it also became one of those great Hawkesbury river fish fests of old.

Read More

Seeing the action!

Fishing is so much better when the action is visual. Being able to see your target and present it an offering is one thing; however, watching your target light up and smash your offering another!

Read More

Mako GOH2 Lens Review First Impression (Pro Team Member Mark Bargenquast)

I was recently was handed a pair of new Mako Blades, nothing unusual as these have been my favorite frame for 3 years now.

Read More

The Perfect Flats Lens

As a fishing guide I spend up to 200 days per year staring into water from Hervey Bay to Cape York here in Queensland

Read More

Silver Mirror Reveals All (Mako's G3H9 lens)

I've recently returned from Buckenderra on Lake Eucumbene, where I spent the weekend fishing for trout.

Read More

Lens testing 2015 Cape York

Producing world class polarised sunglasses sometimes has its rewards and having the opportunity to head off to test new lenses among some amazing scenery is one of them, albeit one that doesn't come around very often.

Read More

Team Yamaha Mako win Golden Classic

The Golden Classic at Lake Windamere New South Wales has become well known as one of the premier freshwater fishing competitions in Australia.

Read More

Mako Eyewear Hit Coffs Coast

The Dave Irvine Snapper Classic was the first of it's kind fishing comp requiring anglers to catch, photograph and ultimately release their fish with points awarded on a length basis.

Read More

Lure Addicts Outstanding Flathead

St Georges Basin is one of those places that your read about online and in the magazines, as a must fish destination if you’re after a big Flathead. Luckily for us, it’s our local and is only 30mins down the road!

Read More

Mark Peterson on a High in Bass Nation Angler of Year

Mark Petersen has sort of snuck up on the field over the past 2 rounds with a win in the Tonic Boondooma Battle plus a 8th at the recent St Clair round.

Read More

Saratoga Sighting

It was an early start on what seemed like a freezing cold morning in Central Queensland, about two days before the cold snap hit town. We knew this was our last chance.

Read More

New Challenge For Peter Carr Racing


In 2015 Mako Sunglasses race driver Peter Carr has taken on a new challenge, racing in the Polaris RZR Australian Championship. This is a motorcross style, ofoffroad racing class in the Polaris side x side buggies. A new class of racing in Australia, these buggies are insane! With close racing action, clearing 20 foot table top jumps, launching 6 feet in the air, the entertainment is clear to see. 

Read More

Cool Comfort

The cool clear waters of winter opposed to the summer warmth will deliver contrasting challenges to the south coast angler. Fish become more difficult to locate and when you do manage to find them, they can be painfully frustrating to temp!

Read More

Mako Angler Boondooma Victory

Sponsored angler, Mark peterson had a great weekend at the Bass Nation Australia Bass tournament at Boondooma Dam

Read More

High Speed Fraser

The north-west of Fraser Island is increasingly becoming one of those “must fish” places, especially as the flats fishing for small Marlin has been recognised. Since that recognition, an often underrated attraction of the region is the amazing sports fishing for such a wide variety of other high speed predators.

Read More

Lake Glenbawn Winter Tips for a Family Friendly Destination

With bright sun, and glorious winter weather – Lake Glenbawn over the June long weekend was a wonderful place to be. Mako/Yamaha angler Dave Shelton took his family to the lake – trying to tempt some of the lake’s most feisty inhabitants – Australia Bass.

Read More

See Better, Sight Better

I’m going to come right out and say, “If you sight-cast to fish on the flats, then you need a pair of these!”

Read More

Golden Kings on the South Coast

I was fortunate to get a phone call from a professional fish spotter looking for salmon but letting me know there was a close to 20 tonne school of large kingfish swimming around the lookout area near the wharves at Eden.

Read More

Reidy's Pleasing Night

The twin feature-race format at the Archerfield Speedway 410 Sprintcar Track Championship Grand Final last Saturday night saw Danny Reidy finish with a fifth and a win, which rewarded him a second-place finish overall.

Read More

Mako Brains Swains

Mako angler Murray Chapman is just back from a week of arm stretching excitement at the famous Swain Reefs,  200 nautical miles north east of Yeppoon, Queensland.

Read More

How To Fish an Estuary With Steve Starling

In this video Steve Starling takes us through his top tips on fishing an estuary. Whether you are fishing in northern NSW, QLD or in the far south of Australia, these fishing tips apply anywhere.
 
Bream, flathead, trevally and even estuary perch inhabit many coastal waterways, but they all fish the same and identifying structure is a must.
 
Starlo's favourite lure for this type of fishing is the soft plastic as it allows him to fish the entire water column top to bottom.
 
Come along for the ride as we take a look at where to fish and when. Tips that will help you learn how to fish in any waterway.
 
 

Read More

Western Bream Scramble

Mako Pro Angler Offers some tips for bream fishing in Sydney Harbour after fishing the Western Bream Scramble - ed

Read More

Mako Supports NSW Police and Emergency Services Games

The NSW Police and Emergency Services Games was held between the 15th and 18th of March 2015 in the Wollongong region.

Read More

Skinny Water Bass

After a lengthy preparation, I was frustrated after having no luck exploring a new creek the previous day, so I was keen to hit some old relatively untouched water to make up for it. Strangely there was an earthquake that coincided with that previous mission, so I assume that’s why the fish were not biting.

Read More

Mako Team Wins Freshwater Masters

The 16th Freshwater Masters has been run and won. Some of New South Wales and Victoria's most experienced freshwater anglers chased three iconic freshwater species

Read More

More Mako Marlin Madness

Well it seems like everyone has been getting stuck into the billfish off south east QLD this season, with reports from mates and even mates of mates filtering through my email and mobile phone almost monotonously. For the majority of it I have been forced to sit back and watch in jealousy from my donga in the Western Australian Pilbara, or on the two occasions I managed to be at home with a window of opportunity, feel content with not much more than a great day on the water after 0-0-0 results. With the Australia day long weekend looming I was hopeful to get another shot.

Read More

Mako New Womens Range

Traditionally, women have been catered for with unisex styles which were extremely popular, but with an eye on the future and an increased involvement from women in outdoor activities, we have designed a purpose built range of women specific polarised sunglasses with a fashion focus.

Read More

Low Light, High Vision

Sight fishing anglers are regularly challenged by the elements and none more so than the sun, or lack of! Selecting the appropriate pair of polarised sunglasses for sight fishing can often prove the difference between catching fish and spooking fish.

Read More

Mako Eyewear Races In New Zealand

The first round of the 2015 Aussie Racing Cars Series was in the town of Cromwell, 30 minutes out of the adventure city of Queenstown in New Zealand's South Island. This was the first international event in the history of Aussie Racing Cars.

Read More

Reidy Fighting On

Since a heavy crash earlier in the season and consequently being forced to switch cars, Danny Reidy has struggled to recapture his early season form, but one thing is for sure, he is fighting on.

Read More

The Beaks Are About

It seems some of the Mako Pro Anglers have gone Marlin mad with some great catches recently on the south coast of NSW.

Read More

Mako Hervey Bay Trip

Trials and tribulations were pushed to their limits the past week as it was evident that chasing small black marlin was no easy task! We ventured to Hervey Bay on a journey to explore what was on offer where we hooked up with young angler and local Aidan Robertson.

Read More

Mako Infocus Drummer Clip

We recently headed down south to fish with Mako Team angler Andrew Badullovich for the might drummer.

Read More

North Queensland 2 Day Adventure Part 2.

Part Two of our two day journey had us pressing on upriver to another waterhole, the largest we found during the trip. The creek had a sweeping bend with log lay downs and over hanging trees on it. Marty was first to throw a cast using a surface lure, before he could even turn the reel the lure was inhaled by a big fish.  The drag on the reel was screaming but we couldn't get a sight on what type of fish he had hooked. Then finally we saw the silver flash... it was lucky we were out in the middle of nowhere as we all started yelling with excitement. The big man had nailed the target species; we had traveled all this way for, the mighty Jungle Perch. It was a cracker of a fish around 40cm plus. We took some photos of it and quickly released it so we could see what else was lurking in the creek.

Read More

Mako G2H5 Lens

We have been in the Australian marketplace for decades and believe in staying at the forefront of lens technology, creating a range of lenses suited to the varied conditions experienced by active outdoors people.

Read More

North Queensland 2 Day Adventure Part 1

Part Two of our two day journey had us pressing on upriver to another waterhole, the largest we found during the trip. The creek had a sweeping bend with log lay downs and over hanging trees on it. Marty was first to throw a cast using a surface lure, before he could even turn the reel the lure was inhaled by a big fish.

Read More

Mako Sunglasses Aussie Racing Car 2014 Round Up

What a year for the Mako Sunglasses Aussie Racer!

Read More

Polaroiding For Trout

They say one trout landed polaroiding is worth five fish blind casting. All freshwater fishers who have successfully executed such a feat will whole heartedly agree. Even after decades of polaroiding trout, the exhilaration of first seeing, then presenting a lure or fly, and then hooking a big brown trout in ankle deep water is one I never will tire of.

Read More

NSW South Coast Report

Fishing the Far South Coast last month has been pretty quiet and weather hasn't been favourable recently. We've had some strong winds blow up from south and west ,aking life difficult but July has been surprising.

Read More

Barra nationals 2014, The Scurvy Dogs

As predicted the Barra Nationals were tough with only 534 barra landed over the 5 days. Day one was the best for big fish on the back of the spring tides with 5 metre-plus fish landed. Fortunately for us we were one of the teams to land a meterey, and at 109cm it was a massive fish. Andrew Maher landed the fish trolling a classic 160 shallow diver pass the mouth of Elizabeth creek on the incoming tide. The big girl inhaled the lure and jumped many times before being subdued and netted by Steve Bormann.

Read More

Flathead Fishing With Scott Whitfield

During the recent Easter break I had a chance to get out on the water with my wife to chase some Tweed River flathead.

Read More

The Mako Lap, West Eyre Peninsula, SA

The southern tip of the Eyre Peninsula has national parks on both its eastern and western sides. We had spent almost 2 weeks exploring the eastern park, ‘Lincoln National Park’, and were now heading to Coffin Bay National Park on the peninsulas western side. 

Read More

The Mako Lap, East Eyre Peninsula, SA

After having spent much longer than expected on the Yorke Peninsula it was time to put in some serious hours driving to get over to the Eyre Peninsula and its amazing Snapper and Mulloway fisheries. We spent only a day driving up and over the top of the Spencer Gulf which separates the Yorke and Eyre peninsulas.

Read More

The Mako Lap, Yorke Peninsula, SA

We drove quickly through Adelaide, with only enough time to enjoy some of the fantastic Vietnamese pho that’s on offer in Adelaide. Our rush was two-fold, firstly we believed the faster we traveled the sooner we could escape both our families, who had joined us on KI for two weeks. Secondly we had plans to visit the Barossa Valley, only an hour from Adelaide, to sample wines and visit Maggie Beers Farm.

Read More

Mako's Aussie Race Car in Tasmania

The Tasmania round could not have gone better for our little Aussie racecar

Read More

Mako 2013 Lens Testing Trip

In 2013 the Mako team headed on their annual pilgrimage to test the new lenses for the following season. We had a ball chasing some great fish and testing lenses in a wide range of outdoor situations

Read More
×