Category Archives: Alvey

The Alvey family has produced quality crafted fishing reels in Brisbane, Australia since 1920. Alvey reels are renowned for their reliability and long life. The Alvey side-cast range of surfcasting reels are tough, dependable, can cast long distances and are made to last.

Alvey Surfcasting Reels – distance casting, reliable, almost indestructible

Some of the author's Alvey side cast reels. From left: 650C, 650GRC, 600C5, and 55C5.

Alvey Surfcasting Reels Saved  I own no fewer than five Alvey reels and would use no other for surfcasting. Their ruggedness and dependability in all conditions have to be experienced to be appreciated. They will keep going when other more complex reels have given up! On big fish, they really come into their own being almost indestructible. Bruce More...

by Allan Burgess | Published 2 years ago
Alvey Reels Saved
By Allan Burgess On Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Alvey Reels Australia Saved – Short History of this Renowned Tackle Company

The History of Alvey Reels Australia Allan Burgess with a small 55c Alvey with stainless steel back. This is an excellent reel for wharf fishing and light surfcasting. Note the rod with two-reel seats. There is More...

Alvey 650c surfcasting reel. Allan Burgess
By Allan Burgess On Monday, June 15th, 2015

Alvey 650c Side-Cast Surfcasting Reel reviewed by Allan Burgess

Alvey 650c Side-Cast Reel with Allan Burgess Allan Burgess with a spiny dogfish from the beach at South Rakaia on an Alvey 650C.  Most anglers have their favourite fishing reels. These are their “go-to” More...

By Allan Burgess On Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Alvey Saltwater Fly Reel Reviewed by Allan Burgess

Alvey Saltwater Fly Reel Reviewed by Allan Burgess Alvey is well known Australian manufacturers of an excellent range of side cast surf fishing reels. However, they also produce boat reels and a very good saltwater More...

The rugged Alvey 650GRC
By Allan Burgess On Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Alvey 650 GRC High Speed Spinning and Surfcasting Reel

The rugged Alvey 650GRC Alvey 650 GRC with Allan Burgess This is an unusual Alvey reel in that it is geared whilst all other models are fixed centre pin reels. It has been engineered as a high-speed spinning reel More...