Tag Archives: Fishing Tackle

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Why you should consider buying Delkim alarms

I don’t think there is a Carp angler alive that has not heard of Delkim bite alarms and there must be more reviews of this one bit of kit than you can shake a stick at. So why am I going to the bother to add to the list of reviews? Simple really, it is down to the brilliant service I Just received from Delkim […]

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Support your local tackle shop

So you may be wondering why I would write a blog about this when there are loads of bargains to be had out there on the World Wide Web! At this point I am going to be honest and say yes I do use the internet and order online but hand on heart I think that 95% of my purchases are from two local tackle […]

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Nash Fang X and Twister hooks review

If you have read my earlier post about My Golden Rules of Carp fishing you will know that I believe a sharp hook is of great importance. I think that hook choice is a very personal thing and I would say that it has a lot to do with confidence more than anything else. As for pattern choice my general rule of thumb is Fang […]

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Do you really need to use Rig Tubing?

Well in my opinion it is a resounding no and I haven’t used it for years. There are a number of different reasons why I don’t feel the need to use it. First of all I think that it sticks out like a sore thumb on the lake bed even if you try to break up the outline with marker pen. I have tested this […]

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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 they are not as good as they once were. The […]

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Custom Built 3.25lb Harrison Torrix Carp Rods

Well I have had my custom built 12ft 3.25TC Harrison rods for jut over a year now (built by Tony Kay www.tonykaycustomrods.co.uk) and I am very happy with them. They are an absolute joy to use, they cast extremely well and I believe  they have added to my accuracy and distance. Best of all they are excellent when playing fish, they have plenty of power […]

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Fox Edges Cortex Matt Review

  I started using this coated braid just over a year ago for my hook lengths and I am really happy with it. It is supple enough that I am confident that it is not sitting at a funny angle on the lake bed, yet has enough stiffness that it will cause the rig to reset if it is ejected (which if we are honest […]

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Why should you buy an Aqua Products Endura Tristar De-Luxe?

      Really the title should be “Why did I buy a Tristar De-Luxe?” but there you go and the answer to that question is that I needed something to protect my new custom built Torrix rods (there will be a review of these soon). I have used a rod holdall before but found it very bulky and unwieldy with too much padding. For […]

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The Northern Angling Show

Last Sunday I went to the Northern Angling Show which was being held at Event City in Manchester. I went nice and early to avoid the Christmas shoppers queuing for the Trafford centre. I have to say I was very impressed and must admit that I was quite surprised that there were not more anglers attending. There were plenty of stands covering all aspects of […]

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New Carp Rods

Well I am very excited as I have ordered some custom built carp rods from Tony Kay ( visit his website at www.tonykaycustomrods.co.uk) who is one of the North West’s leading rod builders. Rod choice is a very personal thing and in my opinion we do not put enough consideration into the purchase of them, especially as they are such an important tool in our armoury. […]

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