Masterline Bob James Lightweight Centrepin

If you are a tackle tart like me -READ NO FURTHER!- any failure to comply with these instructions will cost you serious money. However, if you really need a new centrepin for trotting even the lightest float on your local…

New stick floats

I’ve just read through my copy of a monthly fishing and shooting trade publication called Tackle & Guns from David Hall’s publishing stable. As a PAA coach I am sent a copy of this magazine each month and it helps…

Excellent service from Davies Angling

On Thursday 8th August my pole sections arrived from Dave at Oham lakes and the next day I went to Davies Angling in Staines to see Stuart with a view to buying the kit to elasticate the new sections. Stuart…

Tackle dealers

When I am approached by a parent who wishes me to teach their child or children I always arrange to visit them at home so that they can decide if I am a fit and proper person to have custody…

Trotting with braided line

Now the next instalment of Martin’s barbel float fishing adventures. The next item of tackle I want to talk about is the line, because most of my trotting for barbel is done with a float attached top and bottom to…

A rod for Rob

Martin at The Tackle Exchange in Walton showed me a new rod from Shakespeare, the Excelsior XL Match a slim line, stepped up, match rod which at fourteen feet is lighter than anything I have seen under two hundred pounds….

The Centrepin Reel

I promised last month to tell you more about my barbel float fishing tackle and as I have already covered the rod I will tell you about my choice of reel. I am a great fan of centrepin reels and…