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New Avid Carp Bivvy/Shelters for 2012

Posted by Editor On October - 29 - 2011

Avid Carp 2012We commented that Avid Carp were definitely a tackle manufacturer to watch after last year's Tackle & Guns Trade Show. Here we are 12 months later and they've sure proved us right. Avid Carp is arguably one of the most innovative producers of carp fishing tackle and after visiting this year's trade show we're pleased to say that this looks to continue well into Read the rest of this entry »

Marukyu, Ecogear, Nories and the Future for the UK

Posted by Editor On October - 22 - 2011

Marukyu | Nories | EcogearOn day two of the Tackle & Guns Trade Show I had the absolute pleasure of spending 20 minutes or so with Peter Koppman of Marukyu (thanks to Ben @ Art Of Fishing for the recommendation). Peter works for Marukyu, but more specifically on the Ecogear and Nories sub-brands - I guess you could say, the lure side of things. Peter is an Aussie and resides in Japan - the homeplace of Marukyu. He's an angling nut from an angling family (his parents ran fishing tournaments when he was a kid) and he speaks Japanese. In short, he's a pretty interesting guy and no doubt a Read the rest of this entry »

Berkley Nanofil UK Release Date

Posted by Editor On October - 17 - 2011

Berkley NanoFilWe didn't get a clear answer when we spoke to the Pure Fishing representative at the Tackle & Guns Trade Show yesterday, but it would appear that the amazing new Berkley Nanofil will be in the shops before 2011 is out - or ever so slightly more accurate, in 'one or two months'.
We can't wait to try out the thinnest versions of this line. We got to man-handle the line yesterday and have to say Read the rest of this entry »

2011 Tackle and Guns Show

Posted by Editor On October - 16 - 2011

Tackle and Guns 2011
The Tackle and Guns Trade Show is upon us once again. Every October the T&G show attracts a mass of UK retailer, tackle manufacturers and press. Meetings are had, orders are taken and most exciting for us, the next season's tackle is on display to gorp and drool over.

So this morning, we jumped in the car and headed off to Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire, for the first of the two Read the rest of this entry »

New Akios Shuttle 555, 666 Wide & LSi reels coming soon

Posted by Editor On October - 12 - 2011

Akios just announced on their Facebook page that 4 new Shuttle reels are planned for launch in the coming weeks. Exciting news. The original Akios Shuttle reel was well liked by us, sea anglers and tournament casters alike.

The new additions for 2011/2012 see a narrower CT version, a wide CT version and the first Shuttle reels featuring level winds.

The Akios Shuttle 555 SCM pictured below appears to be Read the rest of this entry »