Fish Fest 2010 Show

2010 sure is turning out to be a hot year for fishing shows. Next event in your calendar should be Chapmans Angling’s Fish Fest 2010. A massive three day extravaganza will see a huge array of angling gurus and celebrities represent their prospective fishing tackle manufacturers at the Chapmans Angling Hull store, from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th March.

Amongst the Fish Fest 2010 highlights are live Bait and Rig Making Demos, Q&A Sessions with angling’s top stars, a Bivvy Village, the Latest 2010 Products and Bargains Galore. They’ll also be a number of very special competitions available to those that attend the show – including the opportunity to fish with angling superheroes (including legend John Wilson!) Continue reading “Fish Fest 2010 Show”

Tackle Fanatics – New Site for Used Fishing Tackle

“Tackle Fanatics is an exciting new website launching in April 2010 which will offer the UK’s biggest range of quality used tackle!”

That’s a bold statement when you consider the success of eBay but it’s exactly what the company behind TackleFanactics.co.uk have set their sights on. We came across Tackle Fanatics at The Big One tackle show in Farnborough and I must say, from a presentation perspective, Craig and Matthew (the gentlemen behind the new venture) they have it spot on, with a fresh and vibrant looking brand. Continue reading “Tackle Fanatics – New Site for Used Fishing Tackle”

The Big One Tackle Show 2010 – a great success

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 Continue reading “The Big One Tackle Show 2010 – a great success”

New Daiwa Certate for 2010

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 Continue reading “New Daiwa Certate for 2010”

Fin-Nor Marquesa Reels

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. Continue reading “Fin-Nor Marquesa Reels”