Berkley NanoFil – Innovation of the Year EFTTEX 2011

Berkley NanoFilBerkley NanoFil did NOT win either Best New Monofilament or Best New Braid at EFTTEX 2011. Berkley did win ‘Innovation of the Year’ with NanoFil though. How so?

“Not a Mono. Not a Fluoro. Not a Braid.” That’s how the advertising video for Berkley NanoFil ends. Okay, so apart from ruling Berkley out of every line award at this year’s tackle shows, what does NanoFil mean to us, the Continue reading “Berkley NanoFil – Innovation of the Year EFTTEX 2011”

Century HPR Lure Rods

Century HPRWhat’s this? A UK rod manufacturer making modern lure rods to take on the world? It’ll never happen I hear you cry.

Well you’re wrong, and what’s more, the excellent new Century HPR Lure Rods will be released here in July – that’s almost minutes away!

So what are we talking about here:

Century – A UK company that has been building top quality Continue reading “Century HPR Lure Rods”

Berkley Gulp Sandworm vs Marukyu Power Isome

Gulp Sandworm vs Power IsomeI admit, I’ve been consumed by a new area of our sport. It’s taken all my strength not to let it and all the related new tackle swamp Fishing-Tackle.co.uk, but I can’t contain it any longer.

‘LRF’ or Light Rock Fish originates from Japan where the local anglers use Ultra-Lightweight outfits to target smaller species of fish like Aji (Scad) and Merabu, in a highly pressured fishery. While LRF is a saltwater discipline, it shares a lot of tackle and technique with ultra light freshwater spinning. Anyhow, this isn’t
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Hiro Bream Machine Rod – a Year Long Review

Hiro Bream MachineThe East Solent from the Isle of Wight across to Selsey really comes alive in the spring. From mid-April onwards a wide variety of fish come into reaching distance for boat anglers. There is a genuine chance of a record weight Smoothhound or Tope (catch and release please) and local sport fishing charter services take out stacks of anglers looking for drag-busting fun but you may just be missing out on one of our best kept secrets.

The humble Black Bream arrive right across the south coast from Continue reading “Hiro Bream Machine Rod – a Year Long Review”

Bringing kids into Fishing – the French way

Concept Street Fishing & GunkiIf you’ve been following our Twitter account (@fishingtackleuk) you’ll know we were lucky enough to attend this year’s Salon Europeen des Peches en Mer fishing show in Nantes, France. It was a real eye-opener for all sorts of reasons but the one that really stirred my emotions was how the French tackle industry appears to be evolving and transforming the way that they fish – opening up their sport to new audiences (like urban dwellers) and bringing Continue reading “Bringing kids into Fishing – the French way”