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The Prestige Carp Porter Mk5 Barrow

Posted by Editor On February - 27 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

At the recent Big One tackle show, one item that caught my attention was Prestige Engineering's new Carp Porter barrow - the Mk5. Wow! What a piece of kit. And British too. I have absolutely no requirement for a carp barrow but now I want one!

Prestige have been making tackle transportation devices for 20 years and they say the Mk-5 Carp Porter is the best fishing barrow they've ever made. Each features a lightweight, hi-tensile steel frame made here in the UK by hand and such is the amount of love that goes into making them, each one is individually numbered. All Carp Porter Mk5 barrows come with a lifetime guarantee for the frames - impressive. ... Read the rest of this entry »

The Big One Tackle Show 2010 – a great success

Posted by Editor On February - 22 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

I attended The Big One fishing tackle show in Farnborough, on Saturday 20th February and hats off to Fishface Promotions - it was a cracker!

I haven't seen any official visitor numbers but at times during the morning it was absolutely ram packed - hundreds and hundreds of anglers all looking for a bargain or two and taking advantage of the excellent displays and seminars by the tackle manufacturers and angling celebrities that attended.

Parking was easy and as promised there was a nice touch in that for anglers that overindulged themselves on the discount tackle (especially heavy ground-bait, pellet and boilies) there were a number of ... Read the rest of this entry »

New Daiwa Certate for 2010

Posted by Editor On February - 20 - 20107 COMMENTS

2010 is already proving to be a great year for exciting new fishing tackle. The latest in a growing list of hot tackle items to be launched this year is news that Daiwa have created a brand new Certate - one of the best spinning reels in the world.

Best news of all is that Daiwa haven't just rehashed the existing design but created something brand new with some amazing new features. First up, something called 'Mag Sealed'. This new feature is straight out of sci-fi. Based on NASA technology, Daiwa have capitalised on a new material - magnetic fluid. Used for fuel management in space ships, Daiwa have adapted this latest technology as a waterproofing agent. The ... Read the rest of this entry »

Fin-Nor Marquesa Reels

Posted by Editor On February - 16 - 20106 COMMENTS

It probably hasn't escaped your notice that there's a bit of a revolution going on in the boat multiplier market. A new breed of smaller, faster, tougher lever-drag reels specifically built for braid. First was the excellent Avet range, followed this year by the Shimano Talica and Daiwa Saltist Lever Drags.

A reel that may have escaped your attention in this new category is the Fin-Nor Marquesa. Fin-Nor used to be leader in big game fishing reels around the world but in recent years has handed down the mantel. With the Marquesa, Fin-Nor aim to once again take on the giants like Shimano's well regarded Torsa. ... Read the rest of this entry »

The Big One Fishing Show 2010

Posted by Editor On February - 10 - 2010Comments Off on The Big One Fishing Show 2010

Following on from their success in 2009, The Big One fishing show returns to Farnborough in 2010 over two days - 20th & 21st February. A huge number of fishing tackle manufacturers and tackle retailers will be present at the show as well as a few celebrities including; Keith Arthur (Talk Sport / Tight Lines), Bob Nudd (4 times Match World Champion) and Korda's Danny Fairbrass.

Exhibitors confirmed for the event include: Maver, Browning, Used Tackle, Tubertini, Trakker, Sonik, Fox, Tony's Tackle, Korda, Nash & many, many more.

The Big One has grown to be an unexpected hit over the years with many stall holders attending this event and choosing not to endure the large costs associated with shows like the Go Fishing Show at Birmingham's NEC. It's great to see a show like this grow in popularity by following a formula lead ... Read the rest of this entry »

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