Category: Reviews

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Hybrid Elastic Review

I’ve been using Daiwa Hydrolastic for the majority of my fishing for many years, yes it’s expensive but it lasts me several seasons and has never let me down so I think it’s worth every penny. I have flirted with other brands along the way and they’ve been fine but I always end up going back to Hydro. People who know me

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Thermos Stainless King Flask Review

Most of us at some point have experienced that horrible feeling when you grab your flask out of your carryall on a cold day and you’re looking forward to a nice hot drink only to hear that horrible broken glass rattle of another dead flask. Stainless steel all but solved that problem and I’ve had some that have lasted me years but

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FOX Match Carryall – A Fond Goodbye

I suppose this is a review of sorts although you can’t actually buy this product anymore! Most reviews you see are all about the latest kit with lots of glossy photos highlighting all the high tech features and snazzy graphics. To be fair some of the magazines do ‘Tried and tested’ or ‘Used and abused’ style articles where they look at items

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Spotlight On….. Bait-Tech Special G Green and The Juice Groundbaits

For my commercial silvers fishing I always used to feed micros that I’d soaked and added some flavouring to along with a dusting of groundbait and I’ve had a lot of success doing that but in recent years, especially at Summerhayes where I fish a fair bit, there seems to have been a move towards groundbait. I started playing around with different

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Guru Mick Wilkinson Signature Pole Float Range

Mick Wilkinson floats first came to my attention way back in 2013 when Steve Ringer would often mention in his magazine features the MW Diamond he used for meat fishing and the F1 Slim he used for F1’s and silvers. I was fishing for skimmers a lot at Summerhayes and thought the latter pattern would be ideal but getting hold of some

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Mortimer & Whitehouse Gone Fishing Book Review

When the first series of Mortimer & Whitehouse Gone Fishing aired on BBC2 I didn’t really know what to expect but any fishing on the box is a bonus. After watching the first episode I was pleasantly surprised, now I’ve never been a massive fan of the Fast Show or Shooting Stars, I used to watch the occasional episode and of course

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CoolNet UV+ Buff Review

With the release of Buff’s latest Spring/Summer (SS19) collection came the launch of their newest material, Coolnet UV+, this is what they’ve got to say about it, ‘The brand new BUFF® multifunctional tubular offers high UV protection from the sun whilst providing a cooling effect to keep you from overheating in hot weather. 100% seamless, ultralight, 4 way stretch it has UPF

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Spotlight On….. Bait-Tech Juice Dumbells

The Bait-Tech Juice Dumbells came out in 2017 following on from the release of the massively popular ‘The Juice’ glug the previous year. Bait-Tech sent me out a package of all their new products and I have to admit I was more excited about trying the groundbaits and the Plum liquid than the Dumbells as I just didn’t really know how or

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Spotlight On….. Bait-Tech Max Feeder and Karma

For the first part of my new series, I thought I’d have a look at the Max Feeder and Karma groundbaits which I’ve started using this year as my edge/margin mix. Max Feeder is new for 2019 and Bait-Tech say it’s quite possibly the best feeder groundbait they have ever developed! It’s a gorgeous olive colour and has elements of Special G

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MD Floats Review

After recently reviewing the Selfie Fish, Paul from Peejay Tackle has also now added MD Floats to the website, MD Floats is the brain child of keen match angler Mark Davis, so he knows what works! There are four popular patterns available on the website and I’ve listed them below along with the descriptions, Open Water Chimps – This pattern is very