Shimano Ultegra XTC

Shimano Ultegra 14000 XTC Big Pit Carp Reel

Ok so I have to admit it I am just a little bit excited as I have just picked up my new set of 3 Shimano Ultegra 14000 XTC reels. I have been using the original Shimano Big Pit Baitrunner reels and have had them for about 7 years, they have done me proud but…

19lb 14oz common carp caught last spring

Early Spring Carp Fishing

Well it won’t be long now until the clocks go forward, it starts to get a little warmer (fingers crossed) and the Carp are hopefully waking up from there winter slumber. It is at this time of year that I change the mainlines on all my reels, check all of my kit and carry out…