Since launch, we have predominantly moved to a system whereby the poles could be mounted on gunwhales and rails using the RAM system of components although we do still sell poles that can mount directly to the transom of a boat. With feedback and requests from customers, 1400mm poles as well as 1600mm poles to suit larger boats were introduced later in 2019.
At the beginning of 2020 we designed a model of pole to suit the Humminbird units that were hitting the market. These were modified a few months later in May 2020 to offer anglers a more slimline pole.
In 2020 after working with anglers in the Northern Territory creating and developing several models, we settled on what is now known as the N.T. Special. These poles are well suited to fishing in areas of large tidal movement with a sturdy upper section utilising the strength of D Size RAM components whilst achieving less drag in the water with the thinner diametre lower section of pole.
Early in 2021 we designed an extension piece to fit the 1400mm poles to give added length for the comfort of anglers using the poles. With a need to fill a gap for those requiring longer poles for higher sided boats, a telescopic pole was developed so that anglers, particularly in the offshore scene, didn’t have to deal with more cumbersome and heavy longer poles.
In July 2021, Rob Payne Engineering founded Transducer Poles Australia so that customers could more readily find his product online.
This coincided with the introduction of his latest offering, the Ultra and Ultra HD (heavy duty) poles giving anglers even more choice to suit their requirements.
The Ultra poles are made from a thinner diametre tube whilst utilising smaller C size RAM components to suit kayaks and still water fishing conditions.
A more robust version using the thinner diametre tube but utilising D Size RAM components was also created.
About Rob & Rob Payne Engineering
Rob has over 33 years experience in specialised Turning, Milling, Welding and Fabrication. One off jobs are not a problem. Some recent work.
As a lifelong and experienced fisherman himself, Rob has a great reputation in the marine and boating industries for his creative designs and solutions to make a boat owner or tournament angler’s life easier.
TRANSDUCER POLES AUSTRALIA are proudly Australian made and are built tough for marine conditions.
All Tranducer Poles Australia product are designed and manufactured by Rob Payne Engineering in his workshop in Brisbane, Queensland.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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A. Prices vary and are dependent on length, whether the pole is anodised or plain alloy and modifications requested.
A. No, these poles are designed to work in low speed situations such as searching for fish within structure and as such should be taken out of the water when the boat is moving at speed.
A. These poles can either be mounted on the gunwhale or rail of a boat using the RAM components.
A. With the use of the RAM components, these poles can be mounted near a side console, at the bow or transom.
In rough conditions, the bow of the boat sees the most “up/down” movement and the transducer will not give a clear picture. Mounting the pole towards the rear of the boat will reduce this problem. Some customers have placed a number of mounting points in their boat and can change the position depending on the conditions.
A. We have found that the RAM components one of the strongest on the market and compliment our poles perfectly minimising movement of the transducer in the water. This ultimately gives the customer a clearer picture on their screen.
A. We are confident that you will have no issues with our poles however if you do wish to discuss any matters, please contact us via phone, messenger or email and we will happily work with you.