Top Shot Tackle Australia
Unit 1 / 42 Bacon Street, Hindmarsh South Australia 5007
Phone: +61 (8) 8346 8088, Fax: +61 (8) 8346 8166
Members of the IGFA
Major Sponsors of
Annual Lizard Island
Black Marlin Classic
Capt. Rolf Czabayski is considered one of Australia's foremost authorities on
white sharks. Rolf has successfully fished for shark and other big game fish
such as black marlin for over twenty years and is now heavily involved in
white shark research. He is affectionately known as "Mr. White Pointer". As
owner skipper of Calypso Star Charters, Rolf has an impressive list of records
to his credit with his clients who have fished from Calypso Star.
"I have had the privilege to be involved with extensive field testing of the
complete range of Top Shot products since their creation. In the early days I
used their prototype gaffs very successfully on several marlin and white
sharks all over 1000 lb (454 kg).
The quality and strength of Top Shot gaffs certainly give you confidence to
know they can stand up to the punishment of big game fishing, unlike some
other makes of gaff I have used which straightened or failed when the
pressure was on.
I have taken a 2026 lb (920 kg) shark with just one 8" (20 cm) Top Shot Flyer
and a world record 1600 lb (726 kg) white shark on one 6" (15 cm) single
flyer. In the past I would have used two or three gaffs of any other maker for
the same job. When Top Shot gaffs are in they stay in with no problems. I
now use their tagging equipment extensively on the white shark tagging
Without doubt the whole range of Top Shot products are the best I have seen
or used aboard Calypso Star."
Dean Butler has operated his own business, Dean Butler Sports Fishing
Adventures, successfully for many years and is respected worldwide for his
expertise as a professional fishing guide. One of Australia's most
experienced all round fisherman, internationally renowned saltwater fly fisher,
multi world record holder, fishing tour organiser and sport fishing
"For many years Steve Morris has been the most innovative tackle technician
in the Australian sport and game fishing scene. His commitment to problem
solving is paramount and unique developments over the years have been
recognised around the world for their invaluable, no nonsense applications.
I recommend, from many years of experience, his range of Dacron splicing
and rigging needles also the range of Top shot Pro Point gaffs. They are the
tools of the trade I would not go to sea without, created by one of the great
fishing tackle tradesman."
Geoff Wilson, well known author, graphic artist and keen fisherman, is a
knots and rigs specialist. Top Shot highly recommends his books and videos
on knots and rigging. A valuable reference for amateurs and professionals
"Loop end splices in dacron or other hollow braided lines allow the
construction of wind on leaders, and other rigs, for game and sports fishing.
However, the nature of the materials being used imposed limitations on their
I am pleased to say that Top Shot dacron splicing needles, not only make
construction of these rigs and leaders easier, but overcome many of those
limitations and give the innovative angler the opportunity to develop even more
useful leaders, rigs and splices."
Calypso Star Charter
Eyre Peninsula, SA
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