TESTING TIMES!......The Greys Prodigy VX Specialist Float Rod
The Greys Prodigy VX Specialist Float Rod
The catalogue says.....
“A brilliant all-round float rod, with just a hint of extra casting and striking power. Forgiving tip allows for a degree of finesse, and helps to avoid hook pulls as bigger fish are played in towards the landing net. The 15ft option provides extra casting and striking backbone”.
While helping out on the Pure Fishing stand at the Dublin Angling Show this year, I had the opportunity to p...
MULLET ON THE MOVE
One thing I’ve learnt about mullet is that they are a moody fish. Like no other they will switch from feeding to being totally disinterested in the blink of an eye. When I started out fishing for mullet I wasted way too much time trying to catch fish that I’ve since learnt were just not feeding. The key to successful mullet fishing is keeping on the move to locate fish that will feed.
The big weakness that mullet have is that they are easy to see and locate. You can’t miss...
Roach/Rudd Hybrids.....Terry Jackson.
The hybrid season has arrived again, finally warming up enough to target the coarse fish, and Andrew Wolsey joined me as usual. As part of a pact made several years ago, I offer the benefit of my experience on this water, for what it’s worth, and he pre-baits an area for the two of us, a partnership that has worked well over previous seasons. I should explain that Andy lives close to the venue which makes it easier, but I am always grateful for his commitment.
Blue Turns Ugly - An iconic brand of boat rods gets the ultimate workout against a hard-fighting shark ugly
When the iconic Shakespeare Ugly Stik brand of boat rods first appeared in 1976 it was described as “maybe the most remarkable product of the last two decades”. Nearly 40 years later the trademark clear-tip Ugly Stik remains one of the most popular and recognised brands in the fishing tackle industry. To celebrate the brand’s success, plus its longevity in the marketplace, Shakespeare took a set of Ugly Stik GX2 rods on a nationwide tour. The challenge was to pu...
Top Water Action...,.
ENJOY SOME BRILLIANT SURFACE ACTION
The next few weeks are the ideal time to catch predators close to the surface. With the fish being very active they will often be willing to hit lures fished right on the surface, especially at dawn and dusk when they will be accustomed to finding everything from frogs and mice to large invertebrates at the water surface.
Nothing beats the thrill of watching a bow-waving pike or chub charging towards ...
Back to basics: Feeder fishing.......Tony and Joe Skinner
Successful feeder fishing hinges on accurately priming a tight area with loosefeed. Father and son team Tony and Joe Skinner are your guides
Feeder fishing is a style of angling that incorporates the use of a device filled with feed. Regular casting will feed the swim, so you can quickly build up a specific area with a lot of bait to draw and hold fish and make them easier to
catch. At least, that’s the theory. But, there’s more to the tactic than simply chucking out a fe...
JRC Easy Rider Extreme carp barrow.....by Terry Jackson
JRC Easy Rider Extreme carp barrow
What the manufacturer says.
This Barrow has all the features you need, two side pockets for bait-boat batteries or water bottles, and also a large storage bag set low to ensure that the centre of gravity is kept low for maximum manoeuvrability.
This bag is ideal for storing the wide track wheel when transporting the barrow in your vehicle.
It also has two small quick-access side pockets for valuables such as your keys or phone, exten...
JRC Bloxx review from CARPology
The dog's Bloxx!‘Compact’, ‘stealthy’ and ‘great value for money’ are words synonymous with a long list of bivvies from JRC – and that’s going to continue… 10 Jun 2015 / by CARPology
You wait long enough all week, wishing you could be on the bank, that when your ‘weekend pass’ does finally arrive, the last thing you want to be doing is spending most of the that time getting your bivvy up. ‘Bish, bash, bosh’, it’s up and you’re fishing is what’s required – although you ma...
Penn Affinity 7000 LTD
Penn Affinity 7000 LTD
What the manufacturer says.
Designed as big pit carp reels, all the Penn Affinity’s specifications include a long tapered, forged aluminium spool and slow oscillation movement for perfect line lay to achieve maximum distance with both mono and braided lines.
With strategically placed stainless steel ball-bearings these reels are smooth under load, but also feature a quick turn drag system, a titanium main shaft, manual bail arm and a rotor brake syst...
Targeting Bream in a Storm......
Targeting Bream, featuring the Penn LTD 7000
Fishing? More like that Japanese Endurance show that used to be on the telly. I feel that I’m getting to old for it all, let me explain!
I had acquired a set of Affinity LTD 7000’s, the new Live-liner reels from Penn, and an “Easy Rider” carp barrow from JRC. As usual, I wanted to do a wee write-up on the new gear. Obviously there is no use talking about an item of tackle without actually giving it a proper try out first, a...