AVID Carp’s new Outline terminal tackle range is the result of two years of product development.
With its semi-transparent colour pigment and dark camo fleck finish, Outline blends in with any substrate. The fast-sinking material stays pinned to the bottom, so no need to carry an array of different coloured or tungsten-based components.
The prices of the full collection of Outline accessories range from £2.99 to £4.99.
1) LEAD CLIP KIT
Click-fit lead clip, matching tail rubber and size 8 swivel. Compatible with Avid anti-tangle sleeves.
2) RINGED LEAD CLIPS
For a hinged rig presentation tie your mainline or leader to the rear and tie rigs on to the reinforced ring section. Compatible with all Avid tail rubbers.
3) QC LEAD CLIPS
Quick-change rigs and set-ups are easy with this double-ended QC lead clip system. Tie your mainline or leader to the rear and hook rigs on to the QC section at the front. Compatible with all Avid tail rubbers and anti-tangle sleeves.
4) LEAD CLIP TAIL RUBBERS
Compatible with all Avid lead clips, these streamline your end tackle and are super-soft for maximum safety.
5) NAKED TAIL RUBBERS
Compatible with all Avid lead clips, these provide streamlined end tackle when fishing without a leader.
6) X GRIP TAIL RUBBERS
These ensure large leads won’t eject on impact, but allow them to do so in snags. Compatible with Avid QC and ringed lead clips.
7) INLINE TAIL RUBBERS
For use with all Avid inline leads, these can also be used with Avid lead clips for a slower-releasing set-up or in colder conditions.
8) ANTI-TANGLE SLEEVES
Shorter anti-tangle sleeves kick your rig away from the lead perfectly. Compatible with Avid QC lead clips and QC drop off stems. It comes in two versions, standard-size and extra-large.
9) QC Drop off Stems
The first-ever drop-off stems for fishing with inline leads, with the addition of a QC link. Compatible with Avid anti-tangle sleeves and all Avid inline leads.
10) SOLID BAG STEMS
Pre-formed, so you can attach your mainline directly to the top of the stem. Great for quickly changing between pre-tied solid PVA bag set-ups. A ring swivel completes the process.
11) PVA LINKS
Attach a PVA link to your lead and then slide a PVA bag into the groove. A great, hassle-free way to avoid tangles when fishing with PVA bags.
12) SPEED LINKS
Change rigs or leads quickly with a speed link. Compatible with Avid chod and heli buffers, and can be used with the ringed lead clip system.
13) RING SWIVELS
Create safe rigs with extra movement with these high-performance size 8 ring swivels – ideal for helicopter presentations.
14) MEDIUM and XL LINE ALIGNERS
Neat, streamlined alignment over hooks sizes 8-12 or 6-2, respectively.
15) HOOK BEADS
These small, grippy beads work effectively on hooks size 10-4.
16) HOOKBAIT SWIVELS
Big eye hookbait swivels are neat, convenient and far less obtrusive than many others of their type.
17) BOILIE SCREWS
These camouflaged hard plastic Boilie Screws will grip almost any bait. Create the perfect quick change pop-up presentation.
18) MIXED GROOVE BOILIE STOPS
Streamlined, tapered camouflage boilie stops.
19) Shrink TUBE (two sizes)
Camouflaged shrink tubing. Use on hook sizes 8-4 or 4-1
20) MEDIUM and XL DROPPERS
Slot your line into the dropper and twist until you get the right level of grip.
21) MEDIUM and XL RIG DROPS
Tungsten rig drops, a modern alternative to rig putty. Pre-formed on thicker wires.
22) Braided hooklink 20lb
Fine leader material keeps the rig pinned to the river or lakebed.
23) Unleaded leader 50lb
Ideal for use on waters where braid is not permitted.
AFTER nearly 30 years away, the classic all-plastic Shakespeare seatbox is back, slightly tweaked for the modern era. Push-in front-locking buttons are replaced by hinged catch locks. Lid width is increased, spreading seated weight better.mThe carry strap is now placed centrally, rather than towards one side.
CHOICE OF TWO COLOURS
The new Shakespeare seatbox comes in either blue or black.
The box has re-designed catch clips that appear to be hard wearing and easy to use.
SEATBOX SIDE TRAY
The supplied side tray can be clipped to the front, or either side, of the seatbox.
IDEAL FOR SEA ANGLERS TOO!
The seatbox swallows everything from bait boxes to float tubes, catties, reels, even a flask and sandwich box.
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Building on the success of its Absolute Station seatboxes, Preston Innovations has added some superb new features to make its next-generation ‘butt rests’ better than ever with this 36 White Edition.
The new design is based around a 36mm profile six-leg system which offers unrivalled stability and looks the part too. Low-profile mudfeet take a couple of inches off the height of the seat, so you can set it up with a very low skyline presence when the need arises.
The weight of the boxes has been trimmed down, and it doesn’t stop there. The footplate is secured in place (two positions to choose from) by spring-loaded quick-release pins which can be precisely locked open or closed, resulting in rock-solid stability.
For convenience, the winder tray cassette uses the same quick-release locking pins, and the clever design of the frame allows the cassette to slide out from the front or rear. A spirit level on the frame means you can easily check that your set-up is not on the wonk.
Mention should also be made of Preston’s new Mag Lok locking clips. These can be colour-coded to match your pole winders, and their positive magnetic catch opens and closes securely without risk of the wear and tear associated with most other plastic catches.
Rather handily, the new Mag Lok units are fully compatible with all original Preston Absolute Station units and seatboxes.
The latest deluxe padded seat now includes a shallow side drawer, which basically makes much better use of the space beneath. It’s perfect for storing winders, general accessories and hooklength boxes.
These leads recreate popular shapes of yesteryear, but add a durable Outline Camo coating.
A double barrel flexi-ring swivel is moulded directly into the lead instead of being mounted on a brass loop, to amplify the bolt effect and reduce line twist and tangles. The leads perfectly complement Avid’s upcoming Outline Terminal Tackle range. Available from 1.5oz to 4oz, in half-ounce increments.
Price: £1.40 - £1.60
The ultimate streamlined design for extreme distance work, a favourite that has stood the test of time.
widely used by big-fish anglers in the 1990s. Ideal for use on sloping banks and the sides of gravel bars.
The raised tooth design grips the bottom to hold your river rig firmly in position. Great for steep marginal shelves too.
Drop Off In-Line
Perfect weight distribution makes this classic shape with its Outline Camo inline tail rubber the ideal choice for PVA bags.
There's arguably no better way to attach a float to your mainline. These adaptors incorporate a micro-swivel, enabling them to be used with the smallest of line stops.
Intended for use with Guru’s new 10mm and 13mm Foam or Balsa Pellet Wagglers, their large rounded clasp ensures free movement of the float, which will always sit at the correct angle for straight, accurate casting and fold flat on the strike. The clasp opens easily, enabling quick float changes to be made. In packs of 10.
This clever two-tone reel line incorporates an algae-coloured tint, said to offer a degree of invisibility to rival that cloak of Harry Potter’s. The line is also slightly absorbent, which helps it to sink faster, while its smooth texture promotes long, effortless casts. Add to that good knot strength and high abrasion-resistance and you have the perfect reel line for serious carpers. On 1000m spools in 12lb (0.32mm), 15lb (0.35mm) and 18lb (0.37mm) breaking strains.
Claimed battery life: Four hours
- Recording time on inbuilt memory: Seven hours
- Android range: Up to 100m
- Apple range: Up to 60m (up to 100m with range extender)
- Battery recharging time: Three hours
- Picture resolution: 640 x 480
- Weight: 96g
Fifteen years ago, you knew where you were with photos and videos. Cameras were cameras, devices in their own right.
Now, everything has been turned into a Cyclops. A single digital eye sticks out of your phone, your laptop, your cycling helmet and your car’s rear bumper. And with submersible cameras such as the GoPro becoming massively popular with inquisitive anglers, it was only a matter of time before someone stuck a lens in a marker float.
The idea might seem fairly simple in this surveillance age, but the FishSpy is an incredibly sophisticated piece of kit that took the team at TFG years to perfect. Set against the fact that water and electronics will never be best mates, the designers had to factor in the challenges of battery life, range, connectivity and the practical concerns of fitting a camera into a buoyant marker float.
If you believe this type of equipment is cheating – and that’s fair enough – then at least appreciate it for its engineering. And it really is well made. Straight out of the box, the FishSpy feels sturdy and durable.
So how does it fare in use? As you would expect, it is heavier than a normal marker float, so a beefy rod and heavy-duty shockleader is definitely recommended. The FishSpy will transmit to an Apple device up to 60m (100m with an extra extender), or an Android device at 100m, and is certainly capable of being given a big cast without (too much) fear of losing the most expensive float you’ve ever bought!
The float will stream live footage to your phone or tablet providing it is on the surface at the time. Once you wind down the line to get a closer view of the lakebed you need to press record and then watch the video back when the float has resurfaced. Once you have established a connection (the float gives off a Wi-Fi signal that you hook up to) we found you could watch the live footage uninterrupted very well. However, re-establishing the connection after the float has gone beneath the surface and back again was a little more hit and miss. Cold water does nothing for the battery life either, so remember that summer performance will be better than in winter.
That said, we witnessed things we could never see without diving into the lake. Even in 10ft of water, the image clarity is excellent and the sight of sweetcorn fluttering to the bottom through the shafts of sunlight was surprisingly artistic. Putting the FishSpy on spots you thought you knew well will really open your eyes – the footage will both excite and rock your faith in your ‘mind map’ of your favourite swim.
This high-performance stove can quickly boil water or heat food even in windy conditions thanks to its clever WindBlock system which provides 360 degrees wind protection.
The stove features a 1.3-litre pot that sits over the burner while chrome-plated pan supports and feet are rust resistant. The pot has a neoprene cover with a handle that is easy to hold and a secure lid, complete with drinking hole. The stove and gas cartridge can be stored inside the cooking pot for storage and transportation.
Avid’s new Transit scales pouch has fully padded walls for added extra protection, while its semi-rigid construction also helps to keep your delicate instrument safe in transit.
The one-size-fits-all pouch can be used with all popular dial scales, and its clip opening front enables it to be carried with a T-bar in situ.
The Multi Rake is the ideal tool for quickly clearing weed, twigs and leaves from your spot.
Its design enables the rake to be attached to a rope and thrown by hand, or attached to a landing net handle or pole with the integral 3/8 BSF thread.
The versatility of having both attachment points means that this unique product can be used for weed clearance, creating small spots, clearing channels and quickly removing marginal weed to enable you to safely land any fish that you hook on weedy waters.
Multi Rakes are perfect for specialist anglers that like to rake a swim to kick up sediment and invertebrates, stimulating species such as tench into feeding.
THIS 4m CTX Match Power Carp Combi landing net handle from Free Spirit uses the same unique carbon weave as found in the company’s best-selling CTX rods.
The take–apart handle has standard screw fittings on two sections, offering a choice of 2.6m, 2.9m or 4m lengths. Unique rivet and pin-less net ends are super-strong and should provide years of trouble-free service. Contact walkersoftrowell.com
VERDICT: Having used this handle for the past couple of months, I cannot speak highly enough about its superb build quality and unbelievable strength and rigidity at any length.Truly you get what you pay for!
Few ready-tied pole rigs can match Maver’s superb Signature 1, 3, 5 and 7 series, which are made up with the highest quality mainlines, hooklengths, hooks, floats and shot.
Designed by Maver’s vastly experienced consultants and product team specifically for use on UK commercials, so you know they won’t ever let you down.
THESE long-awaited pellet wagglers from Guru are now in shops everywhere.
There are two main designs. The 10g, 12g and 14gbalsa-built Big Water floats promise superb casting accuracy.
The 6g, 8g and 10g foam pellet wagglers in Guru’s latest surface camo colour are intended for very shallow work. Shot them conventionally or with Guru’s new waggler conversion weights.
DAIWA’S Double Rock ‘n’ Roller pole roller tilts back and forth to give the perfect angle of travel as you ship the pole in or out.
A unique horizontal double flat layout is said to provide extra section protection, as it spreads the weight of the pole over a wider area.
Rotating uprights, extending legs and a fold-flat lightweight construction all add up to make this one of the best and safest pole rollers on the market.
These new Drennan nets are unlike anything else on the market, offering significant technical improvements on what has gone before.
The mesh is kind to fish and hooks.The flat section has a super-fine weave that won’t easily snag your rigs. If it does, it will release them easily and quickly.
The nets hold their form and shape, so no need to ferret about untangling a small fish from the mesh and lose valuable match time. Other features include a lightweight but strong D-section frame, a robust metal spreader block and a stainless screw fitting. The nets come in 14ins (36cm), 16ins (41cm) and 18ins (46cm) sizes, and are ideal for both silverfish and carp.
Price: £17.95, £18.95 and £19.95
In a cased set of three with a wireless receiver, these alarms offer everything that the modern carp angler desires. There are LED visuals for drop-back indications and telescopic snag ears. Other features include five volume levels, four sensitivity adjustments and seven tone settings, plus diamond-shaped rollers and super-bright LEDs. The tiny receiver has a memory functionand it can operate on either silent or vibrate mode. There’s also a courtesy night light. Both alarms and receiver take 2AAA 1.5v batteries.
If you're fishing into shallow water, these wagglers from Middy should be on your shopping list. With white bodies that won’t alarm the fish, they are perfect for smaller snake lakes and pools. The fluoro tops are visible at range, and the floats come in a wide range of styles and weights.
Said to be even more supple and soft than the popular Maxima Chameleon line, it’s ideal for rivers and lakes where its natural shade and ability to absorb light make it hard to detect. It’s super robust with good knot strength and abrasion resistance.
If you're finding it hard to hit the horizon on the cast, even when using shockleaders, these 300m double tapered reel linen come in Trans Khaki camo colour, and because you are casting something that tapers down from 0.50mm (35lb) to 0.30mm (12lb) or 0.33m (15lb) increased casting distances are easily achieved.
Drennan’s new Carp Pole Rigs feature quality components and are hand-tied to exacting specifications. Robust and sensibly balanced mainlines, hooklengths and hooks, and strong reliable knots, give you peace of mind. Carp 1, Carp 2 and Carp 3 rigs all come on 3.5m of line, while the shorter Carp 4 Rig is on 3m of line. Each rig comes on a durable winder too.