Platypus Platinum Plus Braid released

After two years feedback and continuous research, Platypus has remastered their popular Platinum Braid, to produce a stronger thinner Braid whilst still retaining the softness of the original best-selling line.

By employing a unique braiding process we are able to pack the PE fibres+ closer together decreasing diameter and enhancing the strength by up to 25%.  The Braid's new process also locks the pigment into the Braid structure to ensure a more colour fast product, reducing fading and loss of colour.

When consulting with anglers one of the most important properties is softness, this increases handleability of the braid enabling smoother, more trouble-free casts.

Made right here in Australia by family owned and operated Platypus lines, we have made Platinum+ Braid for the fisho that needs a Braid at a price that won’t break the bank.  Everything that made Platinum Braid the unique AFTA award winner, just stronger and thinner!

Available in 5, 10, 15, 20, 30, 50 lb in 125 and 300 yd lengths in Lime Green at all great tackle stores.

Suntag passes million fish milestone

Suntag, one of the largest volunteer fish databases in the world, has passed a significant milestone with over 1 million fish records in the database.

Platypus is proud is be a long time suppporter of this excellent program.

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, John McVeigh congratulated Infofish Australia and the Australian National Sportfishing Association Qld Inc and the more than 25,000 fishers who contributed records to the database over the past 27 years.

Minister McVeigh said, "This is a significant achievement by all those involved because Suntag is considered to be the best managed volunteer fish database in the world. I’m pleased the Queensland Government has provided funding to maintain this important fisheries information asset and we’ve provided an additional $40,000 in 2013/14."

Suntag is managed by Infofish Australia in partnership with the Australian National Sportfishing Association Qld Inc (ANSAQ). 

ANSAQ president Jason Stanfield said, "This important milestone is recognition of the efforts of many of our members over a long time. The database has provided a wealth of information that’s allowed us to better understand and manage our fisheries."

Bill Sawynok, Manager of Infofish Australia said, "Having a world class database here in Queensland is an important asset for the fishing industry. Infofish Australia has a policy of ensuring that we use leading edge technology in collecting and delivering information to deal with the real issues that the fishing industry faces on a continuing basis."

The total number of fish records in the database now exceeds 1.02 million with records of 692,000 tagged fish, 280,000 fish from catches and 54,000 recaptures of tagged fish.

Platypus Platinum Braid; Quality Australian made braid that won’t break the bank (or at the knot!), now available in Hi-Visibility Yellow

The award winner Australian made Braid is now available in Hi-Visibility yellow.

Winner of the Australian Fishing Tackle Association 2012 Best Line, Platypus Platinum Braid uses a Silicon impregnated coating to enhance the smooth construction of the line. The smoother feel equates to quieter casting through the guides and longer more accurate casts. The coating reduces wind knots and increases abrasion resistance and knot strength. Our experience with braiding (which dated back to our beginnings in 1898) has allowed us to build a braid with a smooth feel without compromising tensile or knot strength.

We only use 100% Ultra High Molecular Weight PE (Dyneema™/Spectra™) gelspun fibres in Platinum Braid. With everything you expect from a quality braid; high strength, small diameter and near zero elongation without the expensive price tag!

Made right here in Australia by family owned and operated Platypus lines, we have made Platypus Platinum Braid for the fisho that needs an all round Braid at a price that won’t break the bank.

Available in 10, 15, 20, 30 and 50 lb in 125 and 300 yd lengths in Gun Metal Grey, Natural White or new Hi-Visibility Yellow at all great tackle stores.  RRP under $50 for 300yds.

Platypus Platinum Braid wins best line at the Australian Fishing Trade Association Show 2012

We are honoured to receive this award. This the third time we have won the award we have also won for Platypus Lo-Stretch and Platypus Sinking-Braid.

Platypus Platinum Braid uses a Silicon impregnated coating to enhance the smooth construction of the line. The smoother feel equates to quieter casting through the guides and longer more accurate casts. The coating reduces wind knots and increases abrasion resistance and knot strength. Our experience with braiding (which dated back to our beginnings in 1898) has allowed us to build a braid with a smooth feel without compromising tensile or knot strength.

We only use 100% Ultra High Molecular Weight PE (Dyneema™/Spectra™) gelspun fibres in Platinum Braid. With everything you expect from a quality braid; high strength, small diameter and near zero elongation without the expensive price tag!

Made right here in Australia by family owned and operated Platypus lines, we have made Platypus Platinum Braid for the fisho that needs an all round Braid at a price that won’t break the bank.

Available in 10, 15, 20, 30 and 50 lb in 125 and 300 yd lengths in Gun Metal Grey or Natural White at all great tackle stores. RRP $49.95 for 300yds and $29.95 for 125yds.

For the 11th year Platypus rates in top 10 lines in IGFA World Record catches

For the Eleventh year running Platypus has made it into the top ten Saltwater lines, Freshwater lines and Fly tippet according to recent World Record Game Fishes book released by IGFA. We are happy to report that Platypus was rated 5th in Saltwater records, 6th in Freshwater records and 4th in the fly tippets.

In a very competitive and American species dominated field we are very happy with the result. Platypus would like to thank all the anglers that have used Platypus products (especially Pretest and Pretest Braid), not only are you using the only Australian made product, you are using a world class fishing line.