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New Nash PEG ONE Brand Unveiled

Posted by Editor On October - 7 - 2010

Nash PEG ONE LogoWe've just heard on the grape vine that Nash, the carp fishing tackle specialists will be unveiling a new brand later this month named PEG ONE. Details are currently thin on the ground but in a press release introducing a new Brand Manager to the Nash team, Read the rest of this entry »

Ryobi Returns with Awesome Metaroyal Safari Reel

Posted by Editor On October - 6 - 2010

Ryobi Metaroyal 5000 Fishing Safari ReelRyobi, the well-regarded tackle giant that sadly disappeared from UK shores in 1998 is set to return once more with the Masterline Walker group (who also house Cortland, Yo-Zuri and Rovex to name a few).

The reason Ryobi retreated was to concentrate on manufacturing high quality fishing tackle for the Japanese market. The good news for us in the UK is that Ryobi will be bringing some of that tackle back with them. We're fans of at least one of their reels - the awesome Ryobi Metaroyal Safari, or to give it its very Asian, full title - the Ryobi Metaroyal 5000 Fishing Safari - so we contacted Masterline who have confirmed that these reels will indeed be available here in the UK.

We've been lucky enough to handle these reels in Australia, Asia and parts of Europe and they are tough. Do a quick trawl of online fishing forums and you'll find some very good remarks about the Metaroyal Safari. This is a heavy-duty spinning reel more traditional suited to tropical styles like deepwater jigging and popping but we're sure it will find its place over here. It features a suitable power gear Read the rest of this entry »

30 Plus Carp Fishing Tackle

Posted by Editor On October - 1 - 2010

30 Plus CarpThree years ago 30 Plus carp fishing products came to the market with a goal to supply well thought out and test proven tackle for specimen anglers. The range now includes items for carp, barbel and pike anglers following the same proven strategy working with a number of angling consultants to get products right before hitting the shelves.

David Middleton, Read the rest of this entry »

Inchiku, Madai & Kabura Jigging Techniques in Greece

Posted by Editor On September - 12 - 2010

Shimano Lucanus in BlueI'm lucky enough to find myself in Greece this September - the best time of year for fish and fishing in this beautiful part of the world. The travel rod remains split down in my suitcase but I've already seen a few hungry looking palegics whilst snorkeling, along with a lone sea bass sat over a bed of eel grass waiting his moment to strike at an injured baitfish. Needless to say I can't wait to get the lure box out.

In the meantime, in between my duties as honourable partner to the ever fish-tolerent Estelle, I console myself by reading a local fishing magazine to get the flavour. I say 'read' lightly as the text may as well be invisible to me - but the pictures are good! The magazine Read the rest of this entry »

Automated Fishing Pole Rest on Dragons Den

Posted by Editor On August - 9 - 2010

Dragons DenTonight's broadcast of the popular TV show, Dragons Den saw 72-year old inventor Charlie Mylonas pitch for the Dragons' financial backing for their automated pole rest for fishing - the Fisheazy Autorest. Charlie, alongside financial partner Guy Nottingham pitched for £60,000 to help them market their idea to UK anglers. The Fisheazy Autorest device enables anglers to accurately adjust the height of the pole rest with the push of a button although Dragon, Deborah Meaden questioned whether the device removed the skill of the angler. The inventor's response was "more time

Night Fishing Tips
1. Don’t Be Tardy
Arrive at your favorite area before sunset so you won’t have to do much navigating in the dark.

2. Come Prepared For Night Fishing
A bunch of tackle boxes and fishing rods and reels strewn out all over the boat’s deck after dark can result in broken tackle or a quick trip overboard. Take with you a bright hard hat lights so you have your hands free .So keep the deck clean and prevent any mishaps by picking a handful of productive lures for nocturnal bass.

3. Go Slow In Clear Water
When bass burrow into cover or hug the bottom at night, try a slow-moving lure such as a plastic worm for fishing in clear water. Texas rig a dark-colored 7- to 10-inch plastic worm on a 4/0 or 5/0 worm hook along with a 1/4-ounce bullet sinker for fishing 10 to 20 feet deep along main lake points and ledges or steep banks halfway back in coves and creek arms. Slowly raise the worm by lifting your rod tip to about the 11 or 12 o’clock position and then dropping the rod down so the worm will fall back to the bottom.

4. Go Punching In Murky Water
If the water is off-colored in your nighttime spot, concentrate on shallow cover and pitch a 3/8- or 1/2-ounce black jig with a black or blue plastic chunk or craw. Present the jig with three to four quick pumps of your rod tip (moving 1 to 2 inches at a time), then reel up the slack line and start another series of quick pumps.

5. Toss Spinnerbaits In The Wind
A black 1/2- or 3/4-ounce spinnerbait is ideal for catching aggressive bass on windy nights. Retrieve the blade bait at a steady pace along rocky banks, through standing timber or over sunken brush piles. These spinnerbait fishing nights can be some of the most fun as bass come chomping at your bait while you burn it through the water.

6. Make Some Noise For Calm Night Fishing
Throw a noisy topwater chugger or prop bait on calm nights for bass suspended close to the surface. Prime targets for nighttime topwater tactics are boat docks with lights. Docks usually have sunken brush piles that hold bass and the lights shining from the boat houses attract shad and sunfish to the surface. The baitfish activity eventually draws bass to the top where they position under the docks to ambush prey.

These night fishing tips should help you light up the lake whenever you decide to head out fora midnight fish. Camping trips, weekend getaways and moonlight bites are all great times to get out and fish. Now that you know how, you can take these night fishing tips and go hunting for a bend in the rod 24/7!

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