Tackle and sea fishing related product reviews

Penn & Shakespeare review – Paul Brooks

Gear Review Paul Brooks, Wrexham I recently enjoyed a boat trip aboard My Way skippered by Gethyn Owen out of Holyhead Marina and was offered the chance to try out the new hire gear he has recently acquired for his boat namely Shakespeare Agility rods and Penn Fathom reel, I jumped at the chance and used the 12lb class agility rod and a Penn Fathom 25n reel off we sailed out to the deeps at Holyhead our target was spurdogs I was a bit sceptical at first only using a 12lb class rod on spurdogs and said so as we […]

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What Fish UK

The What Fish UK Smartphone App has been designed as a sea recognition program for UK Sea Anglers. Being portable, and available on Apple and Android, anglers have instant species identification at their fingertips. To accompany the species drawings the What Fish UK App has recently been updated to include numerous photographs to aid in fish identification. The What Fish UK App also includes the following features Fish name and scientific name Record shore and boat weights Minimum recommended shore and boat sizes CAD designed detailed boat/kayak rig images Boat/Kayak baits descriptions from the experts Description of preferred territory including […]

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This review was written for Boat Fishing Monthly magazine and can be found in the October issue. Previously if you required information and especially GPS numbers on specific wrecks you had to write with your request to the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO). With effect from December 13th 2011 the UKHO have been unable to provide a Wreck Information Service to the general public. In line with government policy, UKHO now grants permission to 3rd parties to re- use the data contained in its Wrecks Database and therefore enquirers are requested to make use of a number of the many […]

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SAKUMA Hooks 450 Chinu

Sakuma started trading in the UK just over 10 years ago when they started importing a range of hooks from Japan. In this very short time Sakuma has gone from strength to strength and has quickly become a favourite brand with the vast majority of UK anglers. In 2010 Sakuma introduced the Chinu Hooks, product number 450. This hook is an incredibly strong and made of high carbon forged wire, despite this, each hook has a very light weight. The Chinu range incorporates a specific style, with a small bend and slightly off set eye and chemically sharpened point to […]

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Colman Fishing Supply Big Game twin speed lever drag reels

Colman Fishing Supply’s W range of big-game reels offers a variety of reels to suit all your shark and big game fishing adventures. Designed with bigger prey in mind, this series of reels is offered in 4 different sizes. CFS 15W, line capacity 15lb/600yd, .4mm CFS 20W, line capacity 20lb/900yd .47mm CFS 30W, line capacity 30lb/935yd, .57mm CFS 50W, line capacity 20lb/850yd .74mm On initial inspection the reel certainly looks the part, big and shiny. The 20W is a hefty reel, well balanced with a powerful cranking handle. These extremely well crafted reels are machined from a one piece anodized […]

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FLADEN MAXXIMUS International 6/0

A discussion recently on pre-tied rigs got me thinking about any types that we use aboard My Way other than feathers etc. There are so many differing brands on the market, though one thing is for sure you only get what you pay for. The GO Angling range of rigs is I think competitively priced at between £1.50 to £2.50 each. Maybe a little pricey when you check out the 10 for £5 offers on certain auction sites for example, but these ‘bargains’ are often too good to be true and only realised when inferior products fail you at the […]

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