Category: Reviews

River Monsters Book Review

I love watching fishing on TV and in recent years one of the biggest and most popular shows has been River Monsters with Jeremy Wade and at the Big One recently, Hurf and me both got books signed by the great man himself! Shows like River Monsters and Robson Green’s Extreme Fishing popularised fishing for more exotic species in far flung locations

Reel Elite Clothing Review

My waterproofs were starting to look a bit tatty after a good few years of faithful service (although a bit like Trigger’s broom, the jacket is the same but I’m on about my third bib n brace) so when Bait-Tech announced a clothing range would soon be available from Reel Elite Apparel, I decided to have a look. It wasn’t cheap but

Fishing Calendar App Review

*Sponsored Post* Over the years I’ve reviewed several fishing apps, a couple of which are still going strong but several have fallen by the wayside so when I was contacted recently asking if I’d review another one, I was intrigued to see if it would offer anything different. It’s called Fishing Calendar and according to the info I received it ‘is a

2018 Bait-Tech Products – A Closer Look – Part 2

Following on from Part 1 where I had a look at the latest Bait-Tech groundbaits and the new Stick Mix Liquid flavours, I’ve since had chance to use some more of the products released for 2018. First up were the Special G Gold, Green and Dark soft hookers, now I have to say I don’t tend to use shop bought soft pellets very often

Finygo App Review

I downloaded this app quite a while ago and if I’m honest I hadn’t got around to doing much with it, I’d published a review of another product and mentioned that there are loads of reviews on the blog when a very nice lady from Finygo contacted me and asked if I’d review the app. Of course I said yes and started having

2018 Bait-Tech Products – A Closer Look – Part 1

Bait-Tech’s new 2018 products have been out a little while now but I thought I’d actually wait until I’d used a few of them before actually writing a review. Firstly lets take a look at what’s new, there are three new additions to the groundbait range, Pro Natural Fine Lake Dark, I already use Pro Nat Dark for nearly all of my silvers

Float Review Revisited

Way back in 2013 at a Perry St match, the Tart brought on some pole floats made by Mike Smith for me to have a look at. I didn’t know Smithy back then and was quite flattered that anybody would actually care what I thought! Here’s what I said about them at the time, ‘I mentioned earlier that Brendon had brought me on

UV BUFF and Baseball Cap Review

I received an e-mail from BUFF announcing their Spring/Summer (SS18) collection and as always there were loads of great looking new products, as I was due to head to Thailand again, I contacted them to ask if they wanted me to test or review anything from the new range. They very kindly offered to send me a Realtree AP High UV BUFF

GABY Fish Pillows Review

Looking for a gift for the angler in your life? Check out these fantastic GABY fish pillows, something a little different and they are just gorgeous, equally at home on the sofa or in a fisherman’s tackle den. They look really life like and the first time I saw one of the carp pillows in a classic ‘catch’ pose I had to look twice! They are

V2V Angling Productions Review

One of the first reviews I did for the blog, back in 2012, was of two Dvd’s from V2V Angling Productions and they were both excellent (see my original DVD review here). I was talking to Brian Gay recently and obviously things have moved on in the intervening five years or so and now in most cases downloading has replaced actually owning