New Soft Plastics from Jacks LRF Tested on Perch

Jacks Own Sperm TailsFinally got the chance to test out a batch of new lures from Jacks LRF today. I’ve wanted to try them out on the local Perch population for some time now but a frozen canal and other commitments have meant I’ve had to wait. Having said that, by the time I actually got to wet a line I had my game plan all mapped out.

Plan was to test three styles of Jacks Own lures:

  • Mega Darters
  • Sperm Tails
  • Baby Minnows

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Sakura Rock Pocket Review – LRF Lure Wallet

Sakura Rock PocketFor me, part of the enjoyment I’ve taken from discovering ultralight lure fishing, whether that be saltwater LRF or fishing for freshwater Perch, is from the increased mobility and comfort levels experienced. When I started fishing this style just under a year ago now, I didn’t really know which lures and jigs I was going to use from one session to the next. But as my experience has grown, I have acquired a few favourites from the mountains of gear I used to carry and I’ve identified exactly what to use at certain, Continue reading “Sakura Rock Pocket Review – LRF Lure Wallet”

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”

Shimano Baby Baitrunners win Coarse Fishing Award

It didn’t take long! Just moments after Shimano’s 2010 catalogue had arrived, the new ‘Baby Baitrunners’ have already won their first award.

UK publication, Improve Your Coarse Fishing has awarded the new, smaller-than-ever baitrunners their ‘Product of the Month’ award citing the new design as revolutionary for some areas of the sport.

Dave Woodmansey, Deputy Editor of Improve Your Coarse Fishing commented ‘These reels are absolutely cock-on for commercial carp work where ‘lumps’ regularly rip rods off rests, or for specialist barbel, chub, tench, and bream fishing, or lightweight roving.’ Continue reading “Shimano Baby Baitrunners win Coarse Fishing Award”