About Us

Mad About Tackle is owned and operated by Chris Leishman and is an online retail store specialising in two of his favorite passions:

Mad About Tackle is the only online specialist tackle store that is based in North Queensland, with over 25 years fishing experience on the Great Barrier Reef and with 10 years retail tackle experience, Chris knows first hand what passionate anglers want when pursuing their dream fish.

Chris and Mad About Tackle aims to bring to you a great selection of high quality blue water lures from around the world, including specialty lures from some of the amazing new boutique suppliers and manufacturers.

While imported plastic Barra lures are a dime a dozen – Mad About Tackle aims to support the Australian lure making industry by specializing in a diverse range of high quality Australian handcrafted timber lures that can be hard to get through your main stream tackle outlets.

Importantly Mad About Tackle stands behind every item of tackle that we sell and there is not a single item of tackle on this website that we wouldn’t confidently use ourselves. All of the products you’re looking at have been extensively field tested in Australian conditions on the biggest toughest fish we could find!

Customer satisfaction is Mad About Tackles No. 1 priority and we are happy to offer advice or assistance via phone or email.

When you contact Mad About Tackle you know you’re dealing with a passionate angler that has a wealth of experience in all forms of fishing and his passion for blue water lure fishing, on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and Barra fishing is second to none.

As you would expect Mad About Tackles quality tackle range comes with honest advice, competitive prices, speedy delivery and secure transactions which is why Mad About Tackle should be your No. 1 choice when purchasing superior fishing gear.