There’s a lot of good quality fishing tackle produced these days. Poles costing up to £5,000 plus top end rods and reels costing hundreds of pounds but being an average working guy fishing just once a week many of these are out of my budget. I look for value from the tackle I use. I’ll often include the items of tackle I’ve used in my blogs if I feel it has helped me put more fish in the keepnet. But generally these are the small items like hooks and lines.
If I’ve written a review, I like it and I’m happy to share my viewpoint on it!
Pole cases seem to be all the rage at the moment and when I brought my new pole in August 2021, MAP had just brought out their version of these popular pole protection cases. 6 months in how’s it faired?… Continue reading MAP Pole Protection Case
When the weather changes in the autumn soft expander pellets come into play for my pellet fishing. Hard pellets can still be a great bait as it gets colder but I feel more fish will take a soft pellet over… Continue reading Sonubaits Pro Expanders
Being a match angler I never know the peg I’m going to draw, the weather conditions on the day or the depth of water I expect the fish to be in. So I need to be well prepared and carry… Continue reading Commercial venue pole rigs
I’ve been using these Guru SLWG Banded Ready Rigs for a couple of years now and I have total confidence in these expertly tied (better than I could do) Ready Rigs. Being in full time employment I simply don’t have… Continue reading Guru SLWG Banded Ready Rigs
This Dura Slip Hybrid elastic ticks all the boxes for me based on it’s durability, performance and its cost price. 6 months in from trying a couple of top kits with Preston new Hybrid Dura Slip. I must say I’m… Continue reading Preston Dura Slip hybrid elastic
They are various ways of attaching your pole rigs to your top kits. I’ve used three styles of connector during all the years I’ve been pole fishing and these days all my top kits are fitted with Guru Dacron connectors … Continue reading Guru Dacron connectors
Garbolino Short Stop Kits 21 July 2020|Tackle Reviews In recent years especially for F1 fishing shallow, Short Kits have become a welcome addition to the match anglers armoury. I’m a big fan of Garbolino poles so when they brought out… Continue reading Garbolino Short Stop Kits
Daiwa Hydrolastic and Preston Hollo elastics I’ve used various elastic brands over the years and without doubt daiwa’s hydrolastic even though it’s pretty expensive is the one I turn to for my summer shallow fishing. Used in conjunction with my… Continue reading Elastics
Nick Gilbert has a large comprehensive range of award winning hand assembled pole floats that cover nearly all UK fishing applications. A Pole Fishing Magazine winner 3 years running. The build quality of these is about as good as it… Continue reading Nick Gilbert pole floats
Over the last 20 years of match fishing I have spent many an evening tying up hook lengths for my matches along with pole rigs for the weekend. Now over the last couple of years tackle companies such have Preston… Continue reading The pre-tied Ready Rigs revolution
I’ve always been a Garbolino pole fan having had several of them over the years. Garbolino were really the first tackle company to produce a carp power pole and as most of my fishing centres around carp puddles it made… Continue reading Garbolino poles
A only use TDR reels for my running line work. Yes they are expensive, costing around £160 each but once you have used one you really don’t want to use anything else. My 2508 and 3012 single handle version are… Continue reading Daiwa TDR Reels
I love great ideas that save me time on the bank and Preston Innovation ICS Feeder system certainly does that! The ICS (inter change system) has been around for several years now. Its a fantastic way of changing your terminal… Continue reading Preston Innovations ICS Feeder System