TKR Fish Ruler / Match Measure

It’s not all that often you discover a ‘homegrown’ angling product that you really want to get behind, but on discovering TKR’s tremendous looking Fishing Ruler I knew I had to get hold of one. Consequently once I’d recieved both the standard TKR Fishing Ruler and the ingenious TKR Extendable Fishing Ruler I was delighted. You may be thinking, “yeah, but it’s a measuring stick – I’ve seen them before”, but check out these features for a start: Continue reading “TKR Fish Ruler / Match Measure”

Shimano Purist Rods – UK Specialist Range


Introducing Purist – a new concept inspired by leading UK specialist anglers including Shimano consultant and youngest ever Angling Times Drennan Cup holder Darran Goulder. The upshot is a quality, 10-strong range of species and situation-specific rods which offer everything the all-round specialist fish hunter could Continue reading “Shimano Purist Rods – UK Specialist Range”

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”

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 Continue reading “The Big One Fishing Show 2010”

Daiwa Catalogue 2010 – Daiwa Reels [part 1]

A copy of Daiwa’s UK 2010 fishing tackle catalogue arrived this morning, much to my delight. For the benefit of those who haven’t received one yet I thought I’d walk you through it – starting with 2010 reels.

Reels

In terms of reel technology there doesn’t appear to be an awful lot of new development for 2010. That’s not to say that Daiwa have rested on their laurels this year, but it just appears that they have concentrated on applying their superb, existing technologies further down the range. In summary, there aren’t any new developments at the top of the tree, but with the likes of Zaion, Real Four, DIGIGEAR and the QD drag already in the lineup, we’re already spoilt. A good example of existing technology filtering down through the range this year is the addition of the excellent High Impact Line Clip (HIP Clip) to smaller fixed spools and away from the exclusivity of the bigger carp reels. For those that don’t know, this ingenious line clip on the spool features a braid and mono friendly collar behind the clip so it can be used safely as a distance control without the fear of damaging line. It finds its way from the top-flight BASIAIR onto the replacement for the ever popular TD-R Match & Feeder reels – the new TD-X range. This new addition should go down a storm. Continue reading “Daiwa Catalogue 2010 – Daiwa Reels [part 1]”