Gardner Tackle Retention Sling

Carp sacks are being replaced by retention slings these days. There is no need to retain carp for hours on end with these products available, and of course they are far safer than standard carp sacks.

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Gardner Tackle Pro-Pela

This new throwing stick from Gardner Tackle is constructed from carbon, making it extremely light; 70 grams in fact! This gives several advantages over heavier plastic throwing sticks.

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Mainline Liquid Match Additives

Liquid Match Additives are a new range of liquids produced by Mainline and designed for use with PVA sticks, groundbaits, pellets, particles, boilies, solid bags, hookbaits, pop-ups, zigs... it’s only limited by your own imagination!

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Cygnet Stage Stands

Dependable, slick, hard-wearing and amazing value. It is not often you see all those words in the same sentence, but they all apply to the excellent range of Cygnet Tackle products.

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Cygnet Splash Mat

Confession time: I never used to give splash mats much thought; all a bit too tarty for me, plus it was just one more item on the barrow and I just did not see the need for them.

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Fallen Kings by Dave Levy

This is a lovely book by top Essex carper Dave Levy. It’s an autobiographical book, covering Dave’s angling from his first picking up a fishing rod at the age of seven, and concentrating chapter by chapter on the various carp waters where Dave has wet a line over the years.

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Thinking Anglers Camo Cool Bag

A “no-brainer” was how Steve Fantauzzi described the decision by his company, Thinking Anglers, to launch a range of camo luggage.

Let’s face it, we all like some of our luggage to look like it’s come from the army surplus store, and as someone said once, it’s carpy!

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Trakker N2 Chest Waders

It has taken a very long time to get my hands on a pair of Trakker Waders, having first seen them well over a year ago at a Trakker trade show.

At some point close to their launch the team at Trakker decided they could be further improved and, rather than launching an inferior product, they went back and made the necessary improvements. Speaking with Dave Mills and Gaz Hood at Trakker, it was clear they were very happy with the resulting N2 Chest Waders.

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Shimano Tribal TX9

Confident. That’s how I feel when using the TX9 rods from Shimano.

There’s something very special about these rods; they feel just right, empowering even! I’ve only been using them for a few months, but I’ve put in some serious rod hours in that time and have had the pleasure of fishing a wide range of venues.

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