Squid Fishing Survival Pack

 Squid Fishing

Squid Fishing Survival Pack –

The Tackle to have to Tackle the Job!


Catching Squid in South East Queensland was previously an activity for bait collection or to put a unique meal on the table. The tides have now turned and catching the humble Squid has become a popular sport in the winter months for many anglers.  Tackle Land Sandgate have one of the largest ranges of Egi gear in Brisbane and this range is forever increasing to meet the growing demand.

It does not matter if you are trying to catch your first Squid or if you are a seasoned veteran in the sport we have the squid accessories for you.  Tackle Land stock the leading brands such as:

  • Gan Craft,
  • Yozuri,
  • Daiwa Nudes,
  • Yamashita Range Hunters,
  • Yamashita Egi Oh Q Live,
  • Surecatch,
  • Black Magic; and
  • Shimano Sephia Egixile to name a few.


Egi Jigs are just the start of the range at Tackle Land, we also carry a wide range of Egi rods:

  • Timber Wolf,
  • Lox,
  • Gladiator; and
  • Daiwa Interlines,
  • Tairyo Nano,
  • Major Craft and
  • Rapala.


Accessories include:

  • Nose weights,
  • snap on leads,
  • Mother of Pearl adhesive patches,
  • Snaps,
  • Yamashita Squid Spike,
  • Egi Bags,
  • Yamashita Jig Bags,
  • Versa hard carry cases,
  • Yamashita Egi Waist Bag,
  • Yo-Zuri Flurocarbon Leader, and
  • LED Lenser Headlamp and Torches and loads more.

Squid Fishing

Yamashita Squid Spike

Once you have caught your prize Squid, to preserve the quality flesh in the manner required, it is best to kill the squid immediately after you catch it, just insert the Yamashita Squid Spike between the squid’s eyes and push. The Yamashita Squid Spike also includes a hook straightener to repair bent hooks.

Check out the Video page on Tackle Land Sandgate for a demonstration on how to quickly and cleanly dispatch you catch and preserve the flesh to maintain its quality.

Yamashita Range Hunter

Available in 3 sink rates and 3 sizes the Range Hunter jigs feature several unique qualities. The clear body jigs are fitted with a center foil which has a strong flash reflection in bright conditions and they all have a glow belly, making them suitable for low light or night fishing. Fitted with an original design and stainless curved super fine spikes/hooks, they are available in 15 colours including 3 full glow bodies, 3 natural cloths, 2 UV glow bodies and 7 clear bodies.


falling rate

1.5 Basic sink


5.0-5.5 sec/m

  ”   Shallow sink


15-18 sec/m

1.8 Basic sink


3.0-3.5 sec/m

  ”   Shallow sink


12-14 sec/m

2.2 Basic sink


2.2-2.7 sec/m

  ”   Shallow sink


7.0-9.0 sec/m







Egi Sutte R

Available in 6 sizes the Egi Sutte R features skeleton glow bodies which are suitable for both night and day fishing. The slim head design and knife edge sinker give these jigs an easy darting action and the super fine stainless steel hooks enable excellent hookups without rusting issues. Four types of cloth are available as indicated by the first letter of each colour:

R = la-me cloth

B = classic cloth

X = classic cloth with rainbow undertape

N = natural baitfish coloured cloth

Colours: 8 colours avail in size 1.5 and 1.8,  12 colours in 2.2 and 2.5,  14 colours in 3.0 and 3.5

Sizes: 1.5, 1.8, 2.2, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5

Buoyancy: Sinking

Yamashita Egi Oh Q Live

As a result of extensive research undertaken by eging pioneer Yamashita, it has been identified that squid recognise temperature variations in the water. This has led Yamashita to develop a unique Egi Oh Q LIVE squid jig featuring a patented thermo-storage cloth called the ‘warm jacket’. The cloth reacts to light (any form of light; sunlight or artificial light) and will maintain its temperature for longer than traditional cloths. With the capacity to hold heat similar to natural fish the LIVE jigs are more successful in attracting squid interest since they can recognise temperature variations when hunting prey. The new material is called ‘Tactywarm’ which is weaved with a unique thread that is able to change light into heat. It can absorb light from sunlight to artificial light, changing it into thermo energy about 0.5 degree Celsius to 1 degree Celsius warmer in the water, depending on the conditions.

Yamashita also patented the nose design. It is the thinnest nose available on any of their jigs but does not compromise its strength. This gives it the advantage of minimising water resistance when hopped which gives the jig more action for less effort. The LIVE jerks a lot sharper when you lift the rod, generating a much better ‘walk the dog’ action.  Other features of Egi Oh Q Live include large, flat eyes with a glow edge, super fine spikes, Hyper Direct SUS eyelet to maintain jig strength and protect against breakage or leaks, a knife-edged sinker to reduce resistance in the water, and a strike body to make it easy to retrieve the jig. It also has a much longer casting distance than many other jigs.

Colours: 59 colours in Regular; 20 colours in Shallow, 20 colours in Deep

Sizes: 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5 (Shallow only avail in 3.5)

Sink rates: Shallow, Regular, Deep

Daiwa Emeraldas Nude

Squid Fishing

Daiwa Japans Number one premium squid jig range is now available in Australia. The new Emeraldas Nude models are truly unique and feature many design innovations that make it the most effective jig available on the market today.

The Emeraldas Nude is a visual and action jig, its unique lifelike pattern design and smooth body is designed to attract a squid by sight and action. Its smooth body design allows the lure to dart and slide effortlessly through the water, more realistic than any other jig.

The Nude is just not another jig it’s a complete eging system that incorporates accessories to broaden the horizons of this unique jig. Featuring attachment points that are designed to use in conjunction with the Agorig Sinker system and the EG-Snap , this allows for changes in sink speed, depth and angle. By attaching the Agorig sinker to the keel eye the jig will glide slowly at a 30-45 degree angle, but when attached to an EG-Snap the lure will sink rapidly at a 75 degree angle. This is ideal for deep water or fast current situations.


  • Ultra realistic 3D reflective eyes
  • Ultra sharp bump hook
  • Recycled Tin keel
  • Multiple clip points for the Agorig sinker system
  • Nude body design
  • Abalone seat
  • Angled line eye





Emeraldas Nude 2.5




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Emeraldas Nude 3.5




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Sephia EGIXILE Lures

The revolutionary Shimano Sephia Egixile squid jigs have been designed in 3 colour schemes to cover different environmental and light conditions – “natural” for clear water shallow water during the day light hours, “shrimp/prawn” when squid are being cautious and “Keimura” for deep water or lower light conditions.

The intuitive “Keimura” cloth is activated by UV light. UV light travels further in the water column than sunlight to give your jig more presence and glow where sunlight cannot reach.

South East Queensland has a great squid fishery and available to most shore and boat based anglers – simply cast your Sephia Egixile jig around areas that have a bit of weed and structure and slowly retrieve and twitch your lure – when you feel a slow heavy weight come on the to the rod you have a squid – they make great eating and fantastic bait for most species like Cod, Amberjack, Snapper, Trevally, Kingfish, Cobia and Billfish.







  • Hi, Just back from York Peninsula in SA where I am now hooked on squid. Are there squid around the rocky headlands say Coolum, Noosa or Mudjimba / Maroochy River mouth?

    • Welcome back! They can be found around the Sunshine Coast for most of the year, we have a crew that travels up there during the off season back in Brisbane. I would give the Lighthouse a shot around Maroochy for best results. Cheers, Mark


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