New to fishing in the last 12 months I consider myself enthusiastic but not among the enthusiast grade.. Having lived in Port Stephens for 10 years now I only came across Matt and Ross at Duff’s in the past 4 months. The guy’s have helped me with gear, rigging, the when and the where, and indeed the how (and at far less cost than local competition). It’s made the experience for me more than I could have hoped for with each trip seeing more results. A really key item that I believe has helped is the quality of the bait I get from the Gents and just as importantly, who’s biting what when I come in to top up my bag (I’d never buy bait anywhere else again). They’ve been kind enough to stick around after hours to help me out with understanding my target or if I’m running a little behind time to grab something for the evenings catch with a simple phone call. They’ve happily placed that hard to find item on order for me that other larger shops happily show you back to what they sell, and not once have they tried to sell me something I didn’t need or that wouldn’t work from their own experience. I consider myself lucky to have them available to me and would recommend them to anyone from first time fisherman to serious anglers.
Another great rod repair job. Better than new as always. The chat with people who actually fish is great too. Many thanks.
Thanks to Matty and Ross I nailed my first big Jew, 23kg off the Break wall. What the guys told me make sense and finally paid off.
Wow, what a change. We come up twice a year and Duffs shops looks totally different. Looks really great I feel like I’m fishing already. Simon Reynolds.
Ross and Matt understand all types of fishing , the guys are normal they set me up with my new beach gear and wow what a difference, so much lighter and well balanced. I catch more bream now than ever.
I have been a local here for 20 years, I find going to Duffs great , I Garfish and they take the time to help me pick the float that works for me.
A huge thanks to Duffs for setting us on the right track we had never been to Port Stephens before and coming from Melbourne the fishing is very different but one visit to Duffs and the next day 10 fish. To be honest we did try other spots but Duffs was the best for service and honestly great blokes with great fishing tips. Matt Nar Nar Goon
Duffs is not a chain like the others, we can drop in and have a chat and they always know what’s biting.
As a boatie its great I can drop in 5am on Saturday and Duffs is open and ready
The only place in the Bay you can get live worms, with summer coming that’s all I’m after as the whiting come on.
I’m new to fishing but the guys at Duff’s were really helpful, they gave me a yabby pump to try and showed me where. I got heaps of bait myself and brought a pump from them that day.
Duff’s is a local shop for locals, they always look after the locals nothing is ever a problem.