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’m getting increasingly worn down by the amount of moaning going on in match fishing these days! Some of the worst offenders are high-profile anglers who would do well to realise that match fishing is what it is. You’re dealing with Mother Nature – a force that cannot be dictated to or controlled. Not every peg is even; no two situations are the same. To all you prima donnas, come back down to earth and start to appreciate and love fishing for fishing, not for the money or the relative prestige involved. We all want to do well, but sometimes you need to look inwards and just admit you got it wrong. A bad draw or unfavourable angling situation is, in fact, part of the journey and an insignificant inconvenience that match anglers choose to endure for a relatively minuscule amount of time in the grand scheme of things. As the organiser of, or being involved in, some of the country’s biggest matches means I’m on the front line. Running matches comes with responsibility – as a match angler myself it’s in everyone’s interest that the pegging is correct, the rules are clear and every other potential aspect is considered. It’s a tough ask, but done properly leads to the minimum amount of mishaps… and minimal moaning (or so you’d have thought). My next point is linked, but away from match fishing for a moment: I must say that the most enjoyable day I’ve had on the bank this month was fishing a remembrance event for the late, great Kevin Green. Kevin was a good friend of mine and tragically lost his short battle with a severe illness last year. Enjoyable in the sense that it was great to see so many anglers club together – it just shows what a well-liked man he was. Of course, we’d all rather have had Kevin there with us, rather than a remembrance for his absence, but unfortunately it’s the sad reality we’ve had to come to terms with. The former editor of Improve Your Coarse Fishing loved all things angling, but simply being out in the open air and

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FEATURES 8 Steve Ringer’s Bream Secrets Our Feeder World Champion reveals his secrets to amassing a great net of bream and skimmers using a mix of traditional and modern tactics.

14 Stopwatch Matrix-backed Wayne Sharman is the latest to take on the mighty Stopwatch challenge. Can he produce the goods under the pressure of the MF cameras?

54 Commercial Glory

114 First Visit… First Win!

Barbel are commonplace on today’s commercial waters. Matt Pillay is a dab hand at catching them and reckons a positive feeding approach is key.

Want to win a match on your first visit to a venue? Lee Thornton’s simple plan will give you the best possible chance.

118 Conquer Deep Margins! 60 Bank Notes More big matches for our man Rob Wootton this month, but how did he get on?

Jamie Masson believes that a negative and super-accurate approach is the way to crack those awkward deep margins.

124 Drennan Knockout Cup – Round Four 66 Old ’Uns But Good ’Uns!

We report on the latest round, on the awesome tidal Trent – the ultimate challenge.

Guru-backed Andy Pell looks at tackling more-established waters.

20 Match News

71 The Discussion Forum

The latest talking points and gossip from the fantastic world of match fishing.

We love to find out what you guys think and here we ask you what types of elastics you like to use.

26 Matrix Performance OfThe Month

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30 Evesham Festival 2014 We find out what went down at the big-money Evesham Festival and find out how the winners went about their business in front of the big crowds.

38 Match Fishing Clinic Rob Wootton is on hand this month to answer more of your burning questions.

44 MatchThe Hatch

It’s all well and good winning a river match with a stone of roach, but what happens if you don’t draw one of the fliers? Lee Edwards believes that a bonus-fish ploy is the most consistent way of winning.

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82 Getting To Know We ask match fishing stalwart Rob Hewison what makes him tick.

Joe Carass gets out and gives the Pro Natural range a thorough testing to find out what they’re all about.

Old Ghost’s John Watson reveals a deadly paste approach that has been taking Midlands match venues apart.

86 Underwater Secrets

48 Carass’Corner

102 Kerry Solves It!

Assistant editor Joe Carass has been flying the Barnsley Blacks flag this month… and with a deal of success too!

Lee is on the River Yare this month to show how he deals with the daunting task that is fishing tidal rivers.

Up close and personal with the fine art of paste fishing.

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World-Champion tactics FERRY M Gunw EADOWS ade L ake peterb www. oroug hfishin g. co 01733 .uk 38076 8

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Feeder World Champion Steve Ringer has won more matches than he can remember with bream, so who better to learn from than the master himself? t is no secret that fishing for bream is my all-time favourite style of fishing. I just love setting a trap of bait and then working out how best to catch these big ‘aquatic sheep’. Venues such as Ferry Meadows, where I am today, are very much my passion and hopefully I will be able to pass on some sound advice to help you get among more slabs. Ferry is one of the few remaining traditional bream waters, as far as I am concerned, and the way the matches are run here – Method feeders and boilies are banned – mean that traditional tactics are also required. This doesn’t mean that there isn’t a twist, though, and I have brought old-school bream tactics into the modern era by incorporating several key things that I have learnt on commercial venues. It is these tweaks that have really helped me stay at the top of my game.

Tip 1 Worms play a huge role in my bream work and on some days they are the only thing that will get the peg rocking.A kilo of dendrabaenas is a must for me and although I may not use them all, there are definitely days ys where feeding plenty of worm is the key. One thing I have learnt on England duty is that how you chop your ty worms can make a massive difference to what you catch. I used to pretty much always ‘mince’ them and couldn’t understand why anglers from other countries were consistently catching bigger fish. It wasn’t until I watched a Dutch angler one day and noticed his feeder looking like a hedgehog as he cast out.There were long chunks of worm hanging from the feeder and it was clear he had barely even chopped them. It was no coincidence that he was catching quality fish and I have since taken that on board. If large bream are the target then I will just ‘show’ the worms the scissors and chop them in half. If I feel skimmers are going to be the target, though, then I will mince them. It’s all about working out what size of fish you are on.Also, if you are fishing fine worms and catch a bream, try feeding bigger chunks – it may kick off the peg and lead to you catching more bream.

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In Steve’s opinion, feeding a bed of bait at the start is essential.

Tip 2

Bait Banquet Worms are undoubtedly the key attractor but I do feed a host of other particles to keep the fish occupied. My bait table consists of corn, 2mm and 4mm dyed pellets and casters. All of these make excellent particles and are good at holding bream in your swim. Corn is not only a fantastic feed (because it is relatively small-fish-proof) but it also doubles up as a great hook bait and is extremely reliable for bream.

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Fishmeal Or Bust Many of the anglers fishing Ferry actually use a sweet groundbait mix these days and have switched back after a spell on fishmeal mixes. For me, though, I only use fishmeal. I have simply won too many matches here to change. The mix is the ever-reliable Ringers Dark and Ringers Natural 50/50. This is mixed the night before and stored in an airtight bag; I then simply riddle it twice on the bank, which leaves me with a lovely fluffy mix. For some reason the green colour works very well and it fills me with confidence.

Every bream angler has their own theories about feeding at the start and how much to put in; some even advocate just fishing with a standard feeder from the off. I must admit that I do like to feed a few large open-enders of bait to give myself a nice area of bait for the fish to settle on. For this I use a distance-casting rod and reel that has been clipped up at exactly the same distance as my fishing rod (by using distance sticks). To this I attach a large Kevin Leach feeder that can hold plenty of bait. It is important to get lots of freebies into the mix at this point and I like to feed 15 of these feedpacked parcels into the swim. I must stress the importance of not casting into too tight an area and I am always conscious to spread my casts a little. Also, mix up the initial casts; let some feeders empty on the bottom, but also strike the bait out of the feeder as soon as it hits the water on other casts. This is a bit of a trade secret and creates a fish-attracting cloud and a nice spread of bait.

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Feeder Size After the initial feed I switch to casting every five to 10 minutes with a medium Kevin Leach feeder.This still introduces plenty of feed but is also a very accurate feeder.After my initial spread of bait has been introduced I like to tighten things up when I am actually fishing and this smaller feeder helps me achieve that.Also, if I kept going with the bigger feeder I would simply be introducing way too much bait. Be prepared to change, though, and if you are getting lots of bites, and quickly, you can assume that they are getting through the bait rapidly so it may be worth trying a bigger feeder.

Tip 7 These days I nearly always use a braided main line where allowed, as for me there are simply no disadvantages and only positives. If you are going to use braid then you must use a shockleader and mine is tied from 10lb Daiwa Tournament ST. When casting a lot it is inevitable that even 10lb shockleaders can become damaged so I pre-tie mine at home, complete with my feeder link, so that they are all exactly the same length.That way if anything does happen to my shocker I can simply tie a new one on to the main line and be assured that my Steve’s hair-rig essentials. range is still the same. This was a brilliant trick on the World Champs in Ireland and really saved me some time.

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Hair-Rig Is King Tip 6 I pack my feeders with as many particles as I can and only add just enough groundbait to make sure the cast goes the distance. When you think about it, even a large feeder doesn’t actually introduce that much bait so I make sure my feeders are as full as they can be! I do this by creating a small ‘well’ in my groundbait and keep adding particles as I go along to produce an almost neat particle feed – perfect for bream!

I tend to stick to two hook baits here at Ferry and they are worms and corn, both of which I hair rig.This, I believe, is a massive edge and just seems to help me convert far more bites. I use a Guru Speed Stop setup as it’s just a Pass the Speed Stop through the hassle-free way of presenting first section of worm. either of these hook baits. One thing I must stress is to use a decent-sized hook.The average bream here is over 5lb and I don’t want to lose them in the weed (of which there is a lot in Ferry).With this in mind a size 16 MWGB Now take a second worm and is the absolute smallest I will pass the stop through it. go, but am much happier to use a size 14 or even a size 12 on particularly weedy swims.You cannot afford to lose bream of this size and they are certainly not tackleshy. The same goes for line and A perfectly mounted hook bait with the hook exposed. 0.17mm N-Gauge is a must.

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Tip 11

Patience!

Tip 9

Running Rigs

You can have all of the bait and tackle but you must develop a degree of patience if you are to be a successful bream angler. I always want to catch my first bream in the second hour, as I believe they have then found the bait and have settled to feed. Although many of my wins here have come with weights of 90lb and above, there are also days where much lower weights are required and there are few bites to be had. On these days it can really be a ‘sit on your hands’ job and wait for things to happen. If I was happy that there was enough bait in the swim then I would happily leave a feeder in for 20 minutes at a time. An awesome net of fish for the feeder maestro.

I was always a fan of fishing bolt-rig-type setups for bream but since fishing the World Champs, where this kind of rig is banned, I have had to change to a free-running arrangement. It has to be said that my results haven’t faltered with this and I am more than happy to continue with the free-running rigs. You may have noticed the rig is actually a sliding paternoster. I make these links myself out of some 20lb fluorocarbon, two crimps, a glass bead and a swivel. These neat links work very well and, due to their stiff nature, virtually eliminate tangles. The sliding link is simply stopped by another small bead, which slides up against the knot of a short twizzled section that kicks the hooklength away on the cast. A neat, simple rig that all of the England team are using.

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The Right Rod A decent rod is a must for bream fishing; not only do you need something for playing fish but you also need a tool capable of casting a fair distance. Although today I am fishing at 45 metres, I know that my 12ft Daiwa Tournament could comfortably cast a lot further should the need arise. Some of the rods around today that are designed for commercials just don’t have the backbone that is necessary. Look for something with a softish tip section and a stiffer middle for casting, and if in doubt opt for something slightly more powerful than you think you will need as the extra power will always come in handy on another match.

The End Result

Today has been a brilliant session and has shown Ferry in a totally different light. Usually it is all about catching big slabs in the 6lb to 9lb bracket, but today there have been a lot of smaller 1lb to 2lb fish. I have still managed four proper bream but have backed them up with about 40lb of other smaller fish – a fantastic five hours! Good, traditional bream fishing is becoming harder to find these days but the rewards are there for the anglers who are prepared to give my tactics a try. www.matchfishingmagazine.com

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An end peg for our subject, but would it be a good end?

He decides to start on the pellet waggler while his pole lines settle.

15:00 Wayne blows the whistle and feeds his lines.

15:17 Wayne’s choice of pellet waggler, rod and feed.

eadowlands is a very popular Midlands commercial venue and one famed for big weights. With over 200lb needed to get in the top five just a few weeks ago in this very same match it was about time we took the cameras there to follow an angler through a match. And who better for that than the man who runs many matches, including these evening events? Wayne Sharman is a local Matrix-backed angler who works in the W H Lane & Son tackle shop and thoroughly enjoys his

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fishing. He’s too modest to consider himself a top-flight match angler but, believe us, put him on a few fish and he’s unstoppable. With the draw at 2pm and fishing from 3pm until 8pm there is every chance that this Stopwatch is going to be a showstopper.

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He’s off the mark with a 3lb carp.

Wayne keeps his pole lines topped up.

matches many of the weights are caught in the margins. I peg it so everyone has plenty of room and today the 18 anglers in attendance all have a great chance,” he tells us. “The wind is blowing from my left to right, so I’m hopeful my swim will come good later on.”

14:32 This afternoon Wayne’s drawn end Peg 7, which he is delighted about… until he arrives at the swim to find a pleasure angler on Peg 5! So much for that end-peg advantage then, hey? “Because of the times we fish these Tuesday-night

15:00 The ‘all in’ is called and Wayne feeds his three chosen margin lines. The first is just past the pallet at 11.5 metres to his right-hand side, which he feeds with pellets and corn. “Usually I’d prefer to feed

groundbait in the margins, but with this being the deepest part of the lake the depth tight to the pallet is five feet, meaning particles are a must!” says Wayne. Prior to the match starting he managed to find a shallower margin swim, again to his right, but much closer to him at just a top kit and two sections. He feeds this with a 50/50 mix of Bait-Tech Coconut Method mix and Bait-Tech Special G Green, and corn. Finally, his third margin line is fed to the left (a top kit and one section) where he feeds the same as on the 11.5m swim.

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TIme for a look on the margin line.

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15:45

Keep those margin lines topped up!

Mick Bull, on the next peg to Wayne, was finding a few on the pellet waggler.

15:48

Our man sorts it and enjoys a short run of fish on the waggler.

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Wayne was faring well under the camera pressure.

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The fish seem to be on the small side.

His first fish on the pole... but it appears to be a loner.

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With the lines fed Wayne intends to spend the first half of the match on the waggler, but will keep the pole lines topped up regularly throughout. “I’ll top them up roughly every half an hour while I’m trying to catch elsewhere,” he says.

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Plugging away with a Preston self-cocking flighted pellet waggler, trapped between several float stops, Wayne continually alters the depth while regularly pinging 8mm pellets into the swim at 25 yards, where

he can comfortably cast. His work is rewarded with a bite, which he misses. “Well there’s something there.”

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The waggler buries and his 12ft Matrix Carpmaster waggler rod takes the strain as he wastes no time in panning his first fish of the match – a dark-coloured mirror carp of 3lb. “I’m off the mark, which is great,” says a relieved Wayne. “I’ve seen a few fish caught on the other bank, but this swim is very tight with trees and a tree canopy, meaning I can see none of the anglers to my left.”

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Fish number two unfortunately comes off halfway back, and the ducks are proving to be somewhat of a problem for our Stopwatch star as they congregate around his float waiting for the next deposit of pellets.

15:39

“They’re big fish in here, many of them double figures, and you really need to keep the margin lines topped up. “I put one or two potfuls into each swim at a time – you really do have to give them plenty.”

15:45

No more fish follow, but former Fish ‘O’ Mania champ Mick Bull, on the next swim to Wayne’s left, is making some commotion as he gets off the mark with his first of the day. The word coming down the bank is that Pegs 18 and 20 are catching – this is a great waggler area and Wayne has pegged it knowing they will probably have the advantage early on in the match, but has given more room to the swims that will switch on later in the evening. Now that’s how you run and peg a match! www.matchfishingmagazine.com

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18:30 In she goes!

18:44 Here we go… things are starting to come together on the pole.

19:05 Wayne’s Matrix Power X margin pole takes the strain.

15:48 After a succession of missed bites, fish number two is landed, this time a common around the 3lb mark. It turns out to be the first of a run of fish on the waggler as Wayne begins to get the makings of a good weight under his belt.

16:02 More bait for the margin lines as our subject preps them in readiness to snare some of the large numbers of big fish that inhabit this lake.

16:38 Seven carp so far will give Wayne between 25lb and 28lb, but he hopes a roach on an 8mm pellet on the waggler doesn’t signal the end of the run. It would seem not as the orange tip buries once more and Wayne meets with solid resistance, before the fish comes off just moments later. He’s quick to point out that Will Raison’s pelletwaggler feature in our July 2014 issue has altered the way he feeds and agrees

that a more aggressive approach works for him now – certainly on this venue anyway. “No one seems to be ‘bagging’ but then again I can’t keep tabs on many anglers from where I’m sat,” comments Wayne. “It won’t be long before I make some headway on those margin lines.”

16:51 A look on the margin pole line is too much to resist and results in an almost instant bite. “Double corn is my favourite margin bait, which is what I’ve just hooked this one on, but I’ll use a bunch of dead maggots if I have to as well.” Wayne slips the net under a 4lb carp – not the hoped-for monster he was anticipating, but there’s plenty of time yet.

16:59 Small fish seem to be a problem, so it’s in with another pot of pellets and corn. “You need to

be aggressive with your feeding here during summer otherwise the silver fish will just demolish your swims before the carp get a look in,” he explains.

17:02 A look to the left-hand margin swim results in no bites, so three handsqueezed balls of softened micro pellets are quickly thrown into the swim before Wayne feeds the one short right-hand margin line with groundbait and dead maggots and reverts to the waggler, where he’s mounting an 8mm pellet in one of the new Matrix Bait Aligners on a size 14 Carp Rigger hook. “I was going nowhere in one of these matches before, so I took the decision to empty the entire contents of my groundbait bucket right by my pallet, which turned my peg from a no-hoper into a bite a chuck. Incredible, and certainly a valuable lesson to carry with me – I might even have to resort to that today,” he says.

17:08 Mick Bull is putting a few fish together on the waggler and is admitting to 10 carp at this point. Several of the other anglers have now decided to concentrate their efforts on various margin lines.

17:37 A couple more fish on the waggler take Wayne’s tally to the low 40lb mark, so it’s rod down and time for the margin lines to come into play – he hopes! “No bites – not even from silvers in the margins… that’s strange,” he comments.

17:47 “Well that’s disappointing!” Catching no fish down the edge causes Wayne to revert to the waggler once again, but not before depositing more payloads in each of the margin swims.

17:56 A waggler-caught carp ends a spell of missed bites, but it’s on the small side at

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19:19 Getting ready for feeding barrage number two…

19:38 Resting his swim certainly proved effective on this occasion.

19:31 … which sorts the swim out a treat!

3lb – much smaller than the stamp Wayne was hoping to encounter this evening. “I think the big fish have just backed off – they get a bit hammered day in, day out on many venues at this time of year,” he muses.

session where I’m going to try tipping a bucketful of bait in again – I’ll give it a bit longer but it’s certainly heading that way!” Fourteen fish at this point give our man an estimated 50lb.

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With a minute under two hours remaining Wayne heads for the margins once more. “If I’m going to make an impact this evening it’s going to be from the margin lines so I really need it to start happening now. “The wind has picked up and there’s sporadic cloud cover – not bad conditions, to be perfectly honest.” Another fish, but a perch wasn’t the intended margin species at all!

“I can’t wait any longer – that’s a load of groundbait and dead maggots fed straight out of the bucket on to the short right-hand margin line,” he says. “It worked before so I can only pray that it works again this time for the cameras.” Meanwhile, the rest of the field also seem to be suffering a similar match, with just an odd fish to show for their efforts. Mick Bull appears to be doing well on the waggler still, having plugged away on it for most of the match so far.

18:19 A carp on the short margin line to Wayne’s left seems to be a loner as no other proper fish follow, just a few stray silver fish. “With every minute that’s passing it’s looking more and more like another

double-corn hook bait is too much for a carp to resist on the longer right-hand swim, which sees his red Hydrolastic stretched to the max as the fish makes every effort to free itself. A better-stamp fish around the 5lb mark is soon added to Wayne’s tally.

19:05 Wayne can’t resist a drop over the top of the huge load he introduced out of the bucket. Four drops in result in four carp hooked in ultraquick succession and there’s no question his Matrix Power X pole is taking the biggest hammering we’ve ever seen anyone dish out – it’s unbelievable – but it doesn’t falter. Unfortunately, two of the fish disappear under the pallet, never to be seen, but two are added to his net, taking him to over 60lb.

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19:19

“That’s it – the edge or nothing from here on in,” states Wayne. Just moments later his

No more bites on that line prompt Wayne to introduce another load of bait on this short right-hand line in the

same unstealthy way he did previously. A huge amount leaves the bucket and enters the swim with an almighty crash. “That’ll get their attention again,” he smiles.

19:21 While he leaves this shorter line to settle he has a quick look on the longer righthand margin line, which results in another carp, although he’s sure there’s just too much depth here for the fish to settle at this time of the year.

19:31 Into the final half-hour and they’ve returned over the top of all that bait on the short right-hand margin line. In fact, the swim is unbelievably solid – Wayne’s ‘no half measures’ approach has straightened his awkward peg out good and proper. A bunch of dead red maggots on a size 12 Matrix Carp Bagger hook is the winning bait now and it’s clear to see how it’s possible to put a huge weight

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Nowhere to hide!

19:57 Wayne plays a double-figure carp as the match draws to a close…

… and weighs in an awesome 127-4-0 for fourth overall.

Commercial Championship

20:34 Former Fish ‘O’ Mania winner Mick Bull puts 128-12-0 on the scales.

together in a very short time at this fantastic fishery.

19:38 That last carp was a much better one, certainly one of the bigger stamp that have proved somewhat elusive today. “It has taken me around four minutes to get that one out, even on red Hydrolastic to 0.20mm Matrix Power Micron line. “However, sometimes resting the swim for that short period does more good than harm as it allows them to settle.”

19:46 Wayne scrapes around for all of the bait he has left and chucks it in – yep, you’ve

guessed it, via the bucket! A load of fishery micro pellets and dead maggots are all he has left in his armoury, so that’s what he feeds.

In 2015 Wayne is running a fourmatch league across Dynamite Makins (May 25th), Packington Somers (June 28th), Meadowlands (July 26th) and Barston (August 23rd). Entry is £200, plus £20 pools per round payable in advance. The league winner will receive £1,500, and the top nine league places will be paid out! Plus there are overall and section prizes paid per round, with £400 going to the winner of each. Matrix are also backing the league with prizes. Places are limited – to book contact Wayne on 07971 288006.

Wayne’s not sure of his total weight, but is hopeful that his incredible late margin surge has been enough to get somewhere in the frame.

19:50 A quick look on the longer right-hand margin brings a carp around 3lb once more, but Wayne can’t deny that he’s itching to get back on to that short line before he blows the whistle.

19:57 A small perch heads his way with severe red Hydro concussion before he snares another carp that takes him right through to time. This one is a proper bruiser and easily makes its way into double figures.

20:34 He’s on weighing-in duty so begins at the other end, where 114-2-0 is the best weight so far from Peg 18. That is until Mick Bull registers a healthy 128-12-0 from Peg 9. Wayne surprises himself by putting 127-4-0 on the scales, but two other weights –128-4-0 from Daiwa/Hydrolastic man Jack Harness from Peg 41 and a 131-8-0 from Lanes-backed John Shirley from Peg 45 – see Wayne finish fourth overall – a great result given

the added pressure of the cameras.

Wayne’s Words “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this afternoon and evening,” he smiles. “I’ve pulled out of a couple of fish, one in particular that I lost right at the rim of the landing net. “Ultimately that has cost me a win tonight, but that’s how things go and it just goes to show that this is real match fishing – I’m sure the other anglers have all lost fish too, but you just can’t help thinking ‘what if?’ “One fish is often make or break and this evening has certainly proved that, with just 4lb separating the top four in the match. Incredible.”

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FISHING GONE TOO FAR? We are all for catching big weights of fish, but is nearly 1,000lb of carp just too much? The unbelievable 936lb catch recently put together by Nick Darke was by far the biggest match weight taken in the UK. The feat was achieved at the prolific Arran’s fishery in Essex, where, due to venue rules, the match was split into two threehour matches with the average weights in the match being a colossal 367lb.. As staggering as Are colossal weights these numbers are, good for our sport? the question needs to be asked – are monster weights good for the sport? Fair play to Nick for catching such a huge weight, but is it really what fishing is all about? We would love to hear your thoughts on our Match Fishing Facebook page.

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the recent £60,000 Middy-backed Chris Cameron snatched rd Lakes. Here’s how Maver Mega Match This Final win at Larfo he won the biggest prize pot in angling. he draw is conducted the night prior to the event at the Gala Dinner, which is put on for all competitors. Straightaway I fancied where I drew, Peg 8 (permanent Peg 22), as I’d fished the peg next to it the week before in the Maver Pairs and managed to finish third overall in the match. I was confident and had a good idea of how I was going to approach the day. Arriving at my peg in the morning, though, I must admit that I felt a little nervous. However, I decided to stick to the plan I’d mapped out. As the hooter sounded I began on a short, 6m pole line. This is an area where you can find a couple of quick fish, but it generally dies very quickly. True to form I managed one 8lb carp on a banded hard 8mm pellet while feeding 6mms, before I had a couple of other enquiries from skimmers, signalling that it was time to try elsewhere. The rig for this line was a 4x14 Middy XK55 Series 1 float mounted on 0.18mm main line to a 0.16mm hooklength and a size 16 KM3 hook.

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One of the big fish Chris caught late on to help seal the deal.

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I followed the fish out to 13 metres where I was feeding the same bait – the rig here was a 4x16 Middy Carp Grey Carp Series 1 with the same lines and hook as the 6m line. I managed an F1 and a carp over the next 30 minutes, but all the while I was loose feeding 8mm pellets at 30 metres in readiness for a look on it when the 13m line faded away. Soon enough I decided it was time for a cast on to the 30m line with a bomb and

hard 8mm banded pellet as hook bait. The 18in hooklength on this rig was 0.18mm to a size 16 KM2 hook and the rod was an 11ft 7in Middy 4G X-Flex. A single F1 for my efforts wasn’t exactly the result I’d hoped for, though, so I switched to a Method feeder packed with softened micro pellets and a dusting of Old Ghost Carp Match groundbait. This setup featured a 0.22mm hooklength to a size 14 KM2 hook and the rod was a 10ft 4G X-Flex. The hook bait was a Ringers Allsorts Match Boilie mounted on a bayonet on a hair, and I found that the red and yellow colours were best. I managed between eight and 10 carp from 4lb to

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Chris etches his name on the prestigious trophy as the fourth winner.

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COMMENT OF THE MONTH This is THE biggest individual prize in the match fishing calendar and Chris has done superbly to win an event full of star anglers. His late switch to the Method feeder on the 6m line was a crucial move.The Maver Match This event has blossomed and become one of the best titles an angler can put their name to nowadays.

Part of Chris’ winning catch for a whopping £60,000! 8lb over the next two hours with this approach. From what I could hear, Andy Fullylove and Lee Wright were also catching, so with my Method line tailing off I decided to start loose feeding 6mm pellets at 13 metres with a view to casting a bomb over the top. This would also allow me to rest the 30m Method line. Casting onto the new line I picked up a couple of F1s between 2lb and 3lb

8oz before switching back to the 30m line, which I had still been feeding with 8mms. I primed a margin swim 11 metres to my left, over the top of some lilies, with Old Ghost Krill groundbait while continuing to loose feed both the 13m and 30m lines and nicking occasional fish from each. A few fish were showing on the margin line as it’s very shallow there,

but a quick look with a 4x12 Middy Series 3 Styrex float on 0.20 mm Lo-Viz line to a size 14 83-13 hook confirmed that they were virtually impossible to catch at this point. It would have been far too easy to waste time while adding nothing to my weight so I quickly came off that and tried the 6m line, where I pricked two fish and lost both. At least it confirmed there were some in the area. I underarmed my Method feeder on to the 6m line, thinking that when the tip goes around one will be on! I managed three good carp up to 8lb and bankside rumours were suggesting that I was leading the match at this point. With 20 minutes of the match remaining there were a few more fish showing in the margins and I caught an F1 and two more carp from here before the whistle blew. I’d counted 89lb (40.300kg) on my clicker and the scales confirmed 43.220kg – enough for victory ahead of Perry Stone, who recorded 37.360kg. I was over the moon to win and so far haven’t decided what to spend the money on, aside from a new van and some decorating at home.

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Britain’s biggest river festival.

Tom Scholey runs through the build-up to this year’s Evesham Angling Festival. lthough many people see the Evesham Festival as simply an event that takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend, the reality is that the build-up starts as soon as the previous year’s festival has finished. Through winter, Diane Raphael and the Evesham & District Angling Association runs several qualifying matches, giving locals, and those willing to brave the cold weather, a great chance to grab an early place in the prestigious finals. The bulk of the qualifiers are held after the season opens, however, and between June 16th and the August Bank Holiday most weekends host two qualifying matches at Evesham, with three anglers getting through from each. There are also matches most Wednesdays, which see one angler per week make the final. Unlike many big-money qualifying matches, the Evesham qualifiers aren’t all about catching enough weight to finish in the top three. To make the event as fair as possible, the match length is split into three zones, with the winners of each zone bagging themselves a ticket to the final. Of course, as the season and qualifying matches

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The Matrix Dynamite Trentmen Youth team qualified on their second attempt. Dan Varney with his winning catch to seal a place in the final.

progress and more and more anglers qualify, making the final gets easier and easier as fewer in the field are competing for places. For the first time this year, more team qualifier places were available, and the number of invited teams was cut back. This was done to make the event even more open to fresh talent coming in. With two team qualifiers held and three teams qualifying from each, many new faces flocked to the river in the hope of winning a place in one of the richest team fishing events on the calendar. The mighty Warwickshire Avon looked perfect in the weeks leading up to the opening of this year’s river season, and when the first qualifying match came around on June 18th she didn’t disappoint. Bream, chub, perch and eels all fed well – and it was flowingwater expert Paul Glenfield who led the pack with a fantastic three-bream haul for 17-2-0 from Peg 1 at the very top of the Crown Meadow. Peg 1 kept its good form for the second match of the year too, when MAS rod Vince Callaghan made the most of it to take victory with a 17-14-0 bream net. Second on the day, and also earning a place in the

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Evesham Championship Final, was Drennan rod Dan Varney from Peg 36, below the mouth of the River Isbourne. Unbelievably, Dan drew the same peg the following day, but this time went one better and won the match with an 11-5-0 net, meaning he qualified for both of the prestigious individual finals in two appearances! Soon afterwards, one of Evesham’s most consistent performers, Shakespeare Superteam team man Leigh Gardner, made the most

Graham Welton with a Hampton Ferry bream.

Paul Glenfield with a standout catch from the first qualifier of the season.

Rob South with a Warwickshire Avon game changer.

of end Peg 87 to win the next qualifier, with the best weight of the season so far. Leigh caught a 20-3-0 net of hybrids and skimmers on long pole and maggot tactics, fished down the middle of the river. When the first of the season’s team qualifying matches came around, it again seemed that local knowledge reigned supreme, with Shakespeare Superteam – made up of Brian Rigby, Tony Bench, Steve Williams, Tony Davies and Spig Pawlowski – winning by a good margin. Daiwa Gordon League took the second qualifying spot, and Drennan Leicester finished third. As is often the case early season, Evesham’s famous barbel had been conspicuous by their absence up to now, but one finally made an apppearence in the tenth qualifying match of the season, and it was former Festival champion, Rob

Michael Buchwalder’s record here is superb.

Steve Ashmore with a winning roach catch.

Three members of the qualifying Shakespeare Superteam.

South who caught it. Rob foul hooked the 8lb beast in the fork of its tail, and added several good eels to his net to finish with a winning weight of 12-1-0. In the next match, Richie Reynolds became the first angler of the season to win a second qualifier, banking a succession of big roach and hybrids from Peg 36. Richie pinned his faith in hemp and tares, catching two roach over the magical 1lb barrier. Next came the final team qualifier and it was some fresh faces, and relative newcomers to the Avon, who took victory. Matrix Dynamite Trentmen Youth, made up of Greg Cooper, Ant King, Tom Potter, Matt Parkin and Richie Marshall, beat their rivals, Kamasan Starlets, by a single point. Third place was taken by local team Alcester Sports. The final few qualifying matches of the year were dominated by barbel, with some very familiar faces landing giant whiskers to win a place in the final. These included local lad Tony Bench, who banked a 10lb monster to help him top the final weekend qualifier. Denis White also won the Veterans Championship with an 8lb fish, in a remarkable match that saw each of the top five anglers catch at least one barbel. Needless to say, many expected these fish to dominate proceedings come the Festival Weekend but, again, the Avon had several surprises in store…

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Britain’s biggest river festival.

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Waggler-caught chub net sees Welsh international grab victory. use for it!” Runner-up was Evesham Bait Box-sponsored Geoff Spiers, who banked one of Evesham’s famous barbel as well as some smaller perch for his 8-2-0 net. Drawn on Peg 6 on the Crown Meadow, Lee Edwards’ 15-12-0 catch secured Jeff pole-fished a flat float and the £3,000 winner’s spoils… lobworm over a bed of chopped worms and casters for his weight. In third place was Drennan’s Simon Willsmore, who caught a tidy net of roach on bloodworm tactics from Peg 70. Simon fished two lines, at 11 and 13 metres, rotating between the two to keep the fish coming.

The banks were lined with both anglers and spectators.

was key to fooling my BC Baits and biggest fish. Obviously, on Garbolino-backed such light tackle, playing the ace Lee Edwards fish carefully was essential. won the Evesham I kept my rod really high to Individual Championship, keep it away from snags and with a 15-12-0 net of chub. nursed it into the net. Drawn on Peg 35, the River “To be honest, I’m not Isbourne’s confluence with the River Avon, Lee included sure what I will do with the money, although I’m sure fish to 2lb 8oz in his net. that my missus will find a He told Match Fishing: “I knew that the peg has some … and the sought-after form for chub, trophy. and so set my stall out to target them. I fished an old Drennan insert waggler Wayne Swinscoe between 18 Trevor Chalk inches and three feet deep Denis White and included Michael Buchwalder plenty of Sean Ashby small dace Dave Harrell and bleak, as well as some Dean Barlow good-quality chub, in my catch. “I fed around three pints 1 Lee Edwards (ABC Baits/Garbolino) of bronze maggots but the 2 Jeff Spiers (Evesham Bait Box) real key was to fish very fine lines and small hooks. 3 Simon Willsmore (Drennan) I scaled down to 0.08mm 4 Will Raison (Daiwa/Old Ghost) Garbo Line to a size 22 5 Adrian Higginbottom (Matrix Dynamite Trentmen) Drennan Carbon Match hook in the end, and this

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Des’ winning catch was boosted by a 2lb-plus tench.

The top three overall on the Wychavon – Sean Ashby (left), Des Shipp (middle) and Matt Godfrey.

Wychavon Individual Championship

Bonus tench helps England ace to £2,000 win. es Shipp was crowned the 2014 Wychavon Champion after a close-fought battle on what was a challenging day’s fishing for many competitors. The Preston Innovations-backed ace, and England international, picked up the £2,000 winner’s cheque after weighing in 8-1-0 from end Peg 1 on the Crown Meadow. A delighted Des explained: “I am over the moon to have won what I regard as one of the most prestigious river fishing titles out there. I was pleased with my draw this morning, not least because my good friend and England team-mate Will Raison fished the peg yesterday and his information was a massive help, given the fact that I don’t know the water very well as I only usually fish here once a year when the festival is on. “My main plan of attack was to fish bloodworm and joker on the long pole, and after a good start catching dumpy fish my peg slowed up, so I had to top up fairly regularly to keep the odd fish coming. Pike were a

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real problem, though, and I had at least 15 fish taken by them through the course of the day. I ended up swinging most of the fish I hooked just to get them out of the way of the snappers! “Luckily for me, I had a bonus tench of about 2½lb halfway through, which I managed to land on bloodworm gear, and it boosted my weight nicely. When I first hooked it I thought it was a bream, and while playing it I was praying it didn’t wake up and take off into the main river, as I was only fishing with a light hooklength, as you would expect. Fortunately for me, it just plodded around, then came up right in front of me and I

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managed to net it. It proved a very valuable fish come the weigh in!” Runner-up was England ace Sean Ashby, who managed a fine net of bloodworm-and-jokercaught roach from Peg 44. Sean caught all his fish on the long pole, running a light rig over a bed of groundbait and soil. Taking third place was

Pole Fishing magazine’s Matt Godfrey. After drawing fancied Peg 6 on the Crown Meadow, Matt also went with a bloodworm attack as his ‘Plan A’, although he did add a few waggler-caught chublets in the middle part of the day that boosted his weight and helped him secure the £900 third-place cheque.

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Britain’s biggest river festival.

Match Fishing Team Championship

Underdogs triumph in Match Fishing Team Championship. Maver Image took the top team spot ahead of the best outfits in the country.

a small quantity of joker, topping up with small balls rich in joker when bites subsided. ‘We also had one of our anglers, James Drakulic, on Peg 35, which is a noted chub peg. His match took a different path to everyone else’s, but he managed to sneak out three good chub on the wagger, plus several small fish to finish with 1010-0 for a section win, and third in the match.” The individual winner was Matrix Dynamite Trentmen ace Adrian Higginbottom. Drawn on Peg 8, Adrian caught quality roach on bloodwormand-joker tactics to finish comfortably clear of runnerup Sean Ashby, who caught on similar tactics from Peg 15.

Sean Ashby enjoyed a great weekend.

James Drakulic took individual third overall.

op southeast team we have managed to pull Maver Image won it off. “Our tactics revolved this year’s Match around fishing bloodworm Fishing Team and joker on the long pole Championship. Their victory over a bed of groundbait came after a very close and soil. The key for us was finish, which saw them top to feed a mix with a very the tally with a final score of low feed content and only 55 points. Runners-up Adrian Kamasan Starlets Higginbottom finished just won the a single point individual title behind the leaders, with with 1 Maver Image 55pts, £1,750 Drennan Barnsley 14-0-0. coming in third 2 Kamasan Starlets 54 £1,250 with 51 points. 3 Drennan Barnsley Blacks 51 £750 The winning 4 Shakespeare Superteam 50 team was made up of Simon Colclough, Danny Grimsey, Pete Vasey, James Drakulic and Gary Miller. Lee Kerry (Drennan Barnsley Blacks) Danny Grimsey said: “We are Leigh Gardner (Shakespeare Superteam) absolutely made Steve Hemingray (Kamasan Starlets) up to have won Alan Scotthorne (Drennan Barnsley Blacks) what we consider to be one of the James Robbins (Shakespeare Superteam) most important matches on the team fishing calendar. To beat the ‘big three’ of Drennan Barnsley, Kamasan 1 Adrian Higginbottom (Matrix Dynamite Trentmen) 14-0-0 (Peg 8) (£400) Starlets and Daiwa Dorking 2 Sean Ashby (Kamasan Starlets) 11-4-8 (15) (£300) is no mean feat – but thanks to a good draw and a 3 James Drakulic (Maver Image) 10-10-0 (35) (£200) consistent team performance

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The draw is always a tense time for competitors.

Wayne Swinscoe was on fine form… as ever.

Twelve-year-old Sophie Blick won the ladies’ title. Mark Downes slips the net under a crucial eel during the Match Fishing Team Championship.

With catches like this on offer, who wouldn’t enjoy the fishing at Evesham?

Matt Godfrey stands to net a bonus fish.

It Couuld Be Youu…. One of the best things about the Evesham Festival is that anyone can qualify for any of the finals, by fishing the qualifying matches that are run throughout the season.A full list of qualifiers can be found on the Hampton Ferry website: www. hamptonferry.co.uk, but the bulk of the matches take place every weekend between the season opening on June 16th and the week before the final. Entry forms for next year’s matches can be completed online on the website. Be sure to get in quick once entry is available, though, as several matches sold out this year and next year is predicted to be even more popular!

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Match Fishing This month, t all-rounder Rop Wootton answob some of your ers burning ques tions.

Question 1

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Cagey Skimmers I fish various lakes in the northwest where skimmers on the cage feeder are the target species. However, I seem to miss a lot of bites and also catch a smaller stamp of fish compared to the rest of the anglers. Are there any rig and bait tips you can give me to improve my catch rate? Chris Coombes, Chester

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There seem to be more and more matches held on this type of venue and it also seems that bream fishing on more natural lakes is making a small comeback, which is pleasing to see. Something to remember is that on these venues it’s usually the bigger stamp of fish that wins the match; it’s also worth mentioning that most venues now are seeing a huge amount of fishmeal baits being introduced and this in turn means that the fish, especially the bigger specimens, are seeing fishmeal-based baits as a viable food source. I would try to go down the route of fishing for these bigger fish with a commercial-fishery-style attack and that means pellets, corn, hair rigs and even Method feeders. Using soaked pellets as feed offers everything a bream could want – plenty of attraction from the fishmeal ingredients plus loads of decent-sized particles for them to hoover up. I’d try fishing a Method feeder with micro pellets squeezed around it but I’d also try fishing with a cage feeder and a short hooklength. Both setups would incorporate a hair rig, which should mean that you miss very few bites, if any. My favourite hook bait is a grain of corn but it could be worth hair rigging pellets or a small boilie as change baits. As far as end tackle is concerned it would be a good idea to scale down your usual carp fishing kit; for instance, try using white Hydro inside your Method feeders instead of black and lighter, 0.14mm hooklengths. This is quite a positive approach but it’s one that I’ve had plenty of success with in the past.

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Question 2

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Meat Master The short pole with meat seems to be a popular choice these days for bigger carp. Is there any way, and would it be effective, to scale down the approach for smaller carp and F1s on snake lakes? Chris McGill, Peterborough

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The short pole can be a fantastic approach on snake lakes.

Meat and hemp fed in small quanitites is a winner.

Rob Wootton: Fishing short with meat can be just as effective on snake lakes but the method needs a few tweaks for it to work to its full potential. First thing to realise is that on a snake lake the fish are very rarely far away from you and this means that your feeding doesn’t need to be as aggressive as when targeting a big, open lake. Just a constant three or four cubes flicked in along with some hemp every couple of minutes is enough to keep fish in the swim. The next thing to bear in mind is that small lakes are rarely affected by strong tows as much as large, deep lakes and this means that you can get away with lighter rigs; we all know that lighter is usually best as far as float size goes and I’d try and start off on as light a float as possible – something like a 4x10 or 4x12 Malman Roob would be my choice. I’d shot the float with a strung bulk of No10 Stotz and I’d more than likely end the rig with a size 16 Kamasan B911 hook, regardless of my main-line diameter and size of fish – this just seems the right hook for so many applications. Plumbing up is critical with this method and I’d be looking to fish just as the shelf flattens out; this can very close on a lot of snake lakes –sometimes at just three metres from the bank – and too close to keep fish coming for any period of time. I’d look to fish my short meat line a little way to my left or right, which means I get to find that critical area of the peg but also put the swim far enough away from me so the fish don’t spook easily.

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Question 3

Rob may use an additive later in the session to provoke a response from a dying swim.

Additives I have read countless times about using additives to enhance bait. However, I have never really noticed any benefit to using them. Do you believe in using flavours and additives and, if so, what do you choose? Dan Parker, Luton

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Rob Wootton: Specimen carp anglers swear by using flavours and I also know that plenty of European coarse anglers use flavours all the time, so I’m sure there’s some advantage to be gained by using them. After all, we wouldn’t use all our different groundbait flavours if we didn’t believe it made a difference. Although I feel that additives could help give you the edge it’s very rare for me to add them to my bait at the start of a session, as I’m pretty sure that with the vast array of different baits we have available we should be able to hit on the right one for the day initially. The time that I think that flavours could help catch a few more fish is when a peg starts to slow up. Once a peg starts to Predator Liquid die I’m certain that by adding a works well with flavour to your feed or dipping worms. your hook bait can just catch you those extra few fish. It’s as if the fish get bored of the usual offering and just want something slightly different to trigger them into a response; in fact colouring your hook bait can work in a similar way. One flavour that I do like to add to my bait from the start, though, is Dynamite Baits Predator Liquid. I use this a lot when I’m choppedworm fishing on natural venues; predatory fish are very switched on as far as scents are concerned and I’m sure that the smell from the Liquid Worm plus my chopped worms work much better than chopped worms on their own at attracting fish like perch and eels into my swim.

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John Watson gives the lowdown on a clever paste approach that perfectly matches his groundbait feed.

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sing groundbait down the edge certainly isn’t anything new. Anglers have been reaping the rewards of this deadly method for a number of years now and it is still as effective today. Gone are the days, though, where it was just a case of slamming in a load of bait and then fishing a blatant hook bait over the top. The carp have wised up to this obvious approach and have become difficult to catch as a result. Yes they still come in and feed over the groundbait, but getting a bite over the top can be

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incredibly difficult and frustrating. This got me thinking; the fish are obviously devouring the groundbait and quite clearly love the stuff, yet we are using corn, meat, maggots and suchlike over the top. It doesn’t make sense when you think about it, so why not put groundbait on the hook! Making paste from groundbait is a wellestablished tactic, but with the Old Ghost groundbaits that I prefer for the margins, the particles are very large, which doesn’t lend itself to a great paste mix. There is one little trick with a

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Try and find two feet of water as close to the bank as possible. This is the ideal depth for the groundbait approach.


MIXING THE PASTE

When playing big carp on strong tackle it is essential to have the correct technique to prevent top-kit breakages. I play my fish by grabbing the top kit on the joint; this stops it folding in two!

CORRECT GROUNDBAIT MIXING

1 Take a handful of the pre-mixed groundbait and add to a clean round bowl.

4As the binder begins to work, start kneading the paste like dough, to really work it.

1John’s mix is a 50/50 blend of Now 4 pour in two three-pint tubs Specimen Carp and Match Carp.

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Add a full bag of the Match Carp. The groundbait will look ruined at this point but don’t fear!

2 Now add a good sprinkling of the Old Ghost Protein Binder. Be careful not to add too much at this stage.

5 Once the paste is ready, the mix will have a soft but stringy texture.

Next a full bag of Specimen Carp After 40 minutes the mix will be is added. lovely and fluffy and just perfect. A crackking net of fifishh taken on thhis sim mplee yeet deadlyy iddeaa.

3 Now vigorously mix the binder into the groundbait.

6John’s clever paste bait matches his groundbait perfectly.

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Peg 2 on the Match Lake at Heronbrook was my home for the day.

Commercial National Glory! I was thrilled to bits to make the Barnsley Commercial National team and was determined to do well for the lads. The match is held over two commercial venues (in this case Heronbrook and Cudmore) and you find out which venue you have drawn a few weeks in advance to allow for practising. I was one of five in the team to draw at Heronbrook, a fishery I have had a bit of success at in the past. I didn’t have chance to practise but did a lot of homework prior to the day, and it seemed that a simple meat-and-pellet attack would be all that was required. There was a festival held on the week leading up to the day and it looked like it was fishing well, with the aforementioned baits ruling the roost. For some reason, though, I had a hunch that casters would play a part so armed myself with five pints of Chiltern Bait’s finest… just in case. My draw saw me on Peg 2 of the Match Lake. In the festival Peg 1 had been very consistent, thanks to being in a corner that contains a dense reed bed stuffed with fish. My peg hadn’t been in all week and with Pegs 3 and 4 also in I wasn’t overly optimistic. To make matters worse, commercial god Andy Bennett had drawn Peg 6 with Pegs 5 and 7 spare – you just can’t give anglers like that any kind of advantage! I sat and looked at my peg and tried to think just how I could get good points. The Method was the obvious choice with an island 40 yards away, but I have never fared too well chucking to the point of an island so wasn’t 100 per cent happy with that. The other options were the long and short pole and the margins. There are a lot of huge fish in the Match Lake and they are often caught in the edge, but with every peg in I didn’t fancy that much either. This left me with the long and short pole.

I decided to fish at four metres with meat and at 14 metres with hard pellets, both shallow and deep, as I felt they were my best option for the peg. I kicked off on the feeder and have to tell you I caught bugger all, lost four feeders in snags and also went squirrelling. Worse still, the anglers to my left were catching carp on the feeder and Ste Knowles to my right was catching F1s shallow. The feeder was a no-go and I should have followed my gut instinct and not even chucked it. A look on the long pole finally got my match going and there was the odd bite to be had by feeding cautiously and remaining patient. They were only small fish but I was much happier. Three hours in and the lake was fishing incredibly hard. Peg 1 was flying, Andy seemed to be catching carp on the feeder, Jason Brown to my left was also beating me and my swim just seemed to be devoid. No matter what I tried I couldn’t muster an indication, let alone a bite. With one hour and 40 minutes to go I decided to change tack and blast casters over my long-pole line. Amazingly it worked and within minutes my lifeless swim was suddenly solid with F1s shallow! I had a brilliant final 90 minutes, catching over 40 F1s for what looked like a good result teamwise. My 33kg was beaten only by Andy Bennett, who had a superb 42kg. However, had I not made the switch I dread to think what I would have ended with. It was a massive lesson learnt and proved to me that sometimes you just need to follow a hunch. The team proved unstoppable and thanks to a good draw and some top performances our 168 points comfortably took the gold. It was a brilliant day and reminded me just how awesome team fishing really is.

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A simple bait change made all of the difference for the Heronbrook F1s.

Lesson Learnt

toppable Drennan Barnsley… Uns the very peak of their n Barnsley Blacks squad at nna Dre my see to tic tas fan It is y winning all three of the have proved this by not onl form at the moment. They the World Club Champs in 2014 but also dominating major team fishing events Fish-Off late last year. just how hard the lads to me as I know first-hand e pris sur no as e com has It y all are to team and also how committed the work to achieve these results l years ago has also paid n to invest in youth severa fishing. The team’s decisio y Geldart, Frankie es Dent, Matt Godfrey, And Jam ry, Ker Lee like lers ang off, with h good results. rne and I all chipping in wit Gianoncelli, Oliver Scottho more good things to see y onl can e seen it and I The team is the best I hav e on the Blacks! come in the future… com

Commercial National really The bait-change scenario in the is never set in stone, like reinforced my theory that fishing On that situation, the fish many anglers seem to believe. pellets and were either on k had been hammered all wee tious of them. Either way the fed up with them or simply cau sformed my match. Had I not introduction of casters totally tran k believing there was simply done that I would have left the ban there is a lesson there for no amount of fish present. I’m sure us all to learn. happened to me before, Come to think of it, the same has a marked preference for w when the Tunnel Barn F1s can sho d the peg with pellets, cke atta e hav I a certain bait. Quite often e the change to maggots and with limited success, only to mak t I am trying to say is always absolutely sack up. I guess wha don’t just follow the latest bait take aanother option with you and trend.

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The ups and downs of a match angler

Jamie Masson – Bang On The Money

in this mag g Jamie Masson’s feature I very much enjoyed shootin with in ed ggl stru ing I have often as deep margins are someth his peg I d fee to ng goi s how he wa the past. When he explained to hoon all of mad – margins are a place thought he must be going your bait in aren’t they? no end fect, though, and I can see His negative feeding was per I fish. ues ven the to lied app ories can be of situations where his the

I love loove fifishing hi g ffor hi orr F1s shallow.

I was weell impresssed with Jamie Masson’s methods.

Shallow Secrets to catch shallow and bites are F1s can be a bit of a nightmare somehow predict when they often difficult to hit unless you can things you can do to help, few a are are going to happen. There though. een the pole tip and float, The first is to use a short line betw the likelihood of the fish es of around two inches. This increas at Heronbrook. l wel ked hooking themselves and wor easy to use in a tricky that all t isn’ p Unfortunately this setu ation is to use a mong rig (where wind. The best option in this situ has been around for a long allowed). This is no secret rig and rshotting your float to keep ove ly time but it is basically massive or even an AAA shot five to a tight line. Something like a BB well and the fish quite literally six inches from the hook works lly a crude setup but it can be tota hang themselves. It may seem t grea you . The large shot gives necessary when the wind is bad t. pas the bites a thing of presentation and makes missed

F1 shallow fishing is brilliant fun and a method that I really enjoy. As I have already mentioned, the mong rig can be devastating in the right circumstances. I will happily use this but much prefer to start on a normal rig to help me locate where the F1s are feeding. I set up several rigs at different depths and use the liners to judge where they are; missed bites normally mean there is a need to shallow up.

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a framing weight is to draw the fish from anglers around you and the way to do this is to feed more. Just because you don’t have a lot of fish in your area doesn’t mean they won’t feed; quite the opposite, in fact. The more you feed the more the fish will come to the noise, and feeding fish attract feeding fish. Feed small amounts and you get into the routine of fishing for single fish

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angler’s peg. A shallow swim like this does take time to prime and I always try to wait 45 minutes to an hour before I switch to it; the first hour will be spent fishing on the deck at five metres where quite often a few bigger carp, bream or barbel can be picked up early in the session. As I said, an aggressive feeding approach is essential and in this first hour I expect to feed two of the eight pints of casters I have with me. Feeding in this way gives you a chance to draw fish

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in from the swims around before the fish have time to settle in another angler’s swim. By not fishing the swim for an hour it gives these fish time to settle and gain the confidence to feed up in the water. Once they’re feeding aggressively you’ll see the swim begin to fizz; I’m not exactly sure what causes this but I do know it shows the fish are in the swim and it’s usually followed by a netful. Rigs are kept sensible and basic for this type of fishing. My float choice is a 3x11 MW Ratty, with a simple bulk of three No11s just above my 4in hooklength. Although my main line is a strong and durable 0.17mm my hooklength is just 0.13mm, which may seem light when looking for weights of 100lb plus but it’s surprising just how strong this combination is, and until I start getting broken I have absolute faith in it and the fact the lighter hooklength helps get me more bites. My hook choice is a size 16 or 14 Guru LWG and the size depends on the size of hook bait I’m using. My most popular choices are either double or triple caster or double or triple dead maggot. I’ve set up two identical rigs, one for fishing really shallow – up to 6 inches – and another that will let me fish up to two feet deep. Elastic for both rigs is 6/10 MAP hollow used in conjunction with a puller kit – perfect for carp and barbel up to 6lb. The session has started in much the same way I’d start in a match and in the first hour I’ve had six barbel and three carp on maggot at the bottom of the near shelf. I’ve been regularly feeding full pouches of casters on my pole swim at nine metres and an hour in I’m itching to give it a try. I always start on my deeper rig and 18 inches is my usual starting depth. Baiting with double

caster and shipping out I’m hoping for a response instantly; a few slaps with the rig and as the float settles it shoots under – it’s an ide of around 1lb and the perfect example of the type of fish you can miss out on if you fish pellets. I continue to feed heavily and I’m soon in a rhythm of feeding and catching a mixture of ide, barbel and carp. I’m starting to build a nice weight and even the odd tench is putting in an appearance. Three hours into the session and the fish are really in the swim in numbers. I’ve foul hooked a couple and this is a sure sign to reach for the super-shallow rig. I’ve set the rig to just 10 inches and no sooner do I ship out than I’m into a fish, just 10 inches deep, three casters on the hook and it’s a barbel, proving just how versatile shallow fishing can be if you’re using the right bait. I’m still feeding full pouches but the fish don’t seem to be responding to me slapping my rig; I’ve known this before and I try keeping my rig stationary and simply waiting for the elastic to be pulled from the pole. I’ve also upped the regularity of my feed but halved the amount so that I’m almost constantly feeding. This works perfectly and fish after fish are aggressively hitting my hook bait and hooking themselves. After five hours we call it a day with over 100lb of fish in the net, half of which are not carp. I’ve fed seven of the eight pints of casters I brought with me and had this been a match I’m certain I would have framed. I’m really pleased with my catch and I think the mixture of species I’ve caught shows just how important bait choice can be on this type of venue. Just as important, however, is how you feed that bait and an aggressive, positive approach can and will change an average peg into a framing peg.

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Rob Wootton reflects on this month’s more successful angling trials and tribulations. hen I first found out that this year’s Division One National was to be held on the River Trent I just knew that I needed to fish the event. Over the last three or so years I’ve been spending quite a bit of time on the river and, to be honest, I’ve loved it! The fact that the fishing can be so diverse, coupled with matches being usually well attended is such a bonus for me, especially when most stretches are within an hour’s drive of my Leicestershire home. My new team, Starlets, would be putting a very strong squad into the event and would also be taking it very seriously, with plenty of practising beforehand. I simply concentrated on my usual matches that I fish on the venue and had some mixed results, topped off by a second place in the Individual National, where I managed several bream on the feeder early on before topping up my catch with around 250 tiny gudgeon, dace and perch on a top kit for around 9lb. On the same day Sean Ashby had caught over 400 very small fish on a different stretch for a frame weight and, as a team, we became aware how important these ‘minnows’ could be. Come the day of the race we all arrived armed to the teeth with mountains of kit;

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each peg would require a different approach so the preparation required was huge. Our draw left us upbeat – a couple of upsteam end pegs would help and I was lucky enough to be on one of them. Peg 1 at Laughterton on the tidal stretch of the river was to be my home for the day. I’d been on this peg a couple of years ago and struggled

on the feeder as it’s a very shallow and weedy peg, and just two weeks ago I’d been six pegs further down the stretch on a RiverFest qualifier. That day I managed to win the section by default with a few fish on the feeder; a couple of float weights beat me, though, and with the tide running off all day for the National it looked like the float would also be the most

likely way of scoring good points here. My standard gear for feeder fishing on the Trent is a 13ft Beast Master Heavy Feeder rod coupled with an Aero Feeder reel loaded with 0.22mm Technium Match and Bolo Line. This outfit is great for chucking feeders up to 3oz, and coupled with hooklengths up to 0.20mm I feel that I’ve got a chance of getting anything out that I might hook. This feeder setup always comes out of the bag on this river and it would be a great starting point before I could get my head down for smaller fish on the float gear. With the shallow nature of the peg I was always conscious that with the tide dropping during the day I could end up with very little water to hold in, so after a few early chucks on the tip I thought that it would be best to start short and follow the fish out as they moved into deeper water. My short-pole line at just four metres would be fed with four balls of groundbait. The mix was 50/50 Frenzied Hemp Black and brown crumb and this was fed as I expected plenty of dace to make an appearance on this line. The kit for this short line was a 4x14 Malman Dusty shotted with strung-out No10 Stotz all the way down to an 8in hooklength of 0.10mm Aspire Silk Shock, with a size 16 Drennan Polemaster Wide

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Gape hook. I set the rig up on a top kit housing No6 elastic, although I also set up a whip for this line in case it was solid. My next area to target was on a longer pole – the wind was worsening all the time and I deemed that fishing far out would just be a nonstarter, so I decided that at just seven metres I would feed chopped worms via a baitdropper and use a flat float to fish with big baits in the hope of catching some decent fish. The rig needed to be robust so a 3g Cralusso Torpedo was threaded on to 0.20mm Silk Shock – the hooklength was 0.18mm Silk Shock and a size 12 B711 finished the rig. The final piece of kit I assembled was a waggler rod to fish around 20 metres out over loose-fed maggots – a 13ft Shimano Super Ultegra was the rod of choice and with a 4g Drennan Peacock waggler and a light 0.14mm main line I felt that I might just get a second or two of decent presentation in the wind. Strangely for such a big competition our section started five or so minutes late – no-one down my end could hear an all-in and most of us were scanning the water for anglers’ first casts as a signal to start. Eventually someone shouted and we began. First few chucks on the feeder gave me a few chunky perch, but each fish got stuck in the weed on the retrieve and I wondered if I’d get a bream or skimmer out even if I managed to hook one. After half an hour it was time to have a look on the short pole. Several more perch fell to a single maggot hook bait and before I knew it I probably had around 2lb in the net. The worry for me was the lack of dace on this line. There had been plenty of these tiny fish to be caught just two weeks before but I was struggling to even catch one! The water level was dropping all the time and in just the first 90 minutes of

the match my 4ft deep swim was now nearer three and the short line just died. I’d already fed some chopped lobworms on the 7m line and was pleased to see the float slide away with yet another perch on the first drop. A run of three or four other perch on the lobby was welcome and with around 4lb in the net and about two hours of the match gone that line died too – time for the waggler. I’d been feeding the waggler line with bronze maggots from the start and after a couple of casts I was soon reeling back the first silver fish of the day. It was a roach of only around an ounce but it showed that there were some in the area. For a good couple of hours I

managed to attract plenty of bites on the waggler – dace and dumpy roach were the main species and, although most were small, I was still building a weight in what was looking like a hard section. It was in the last hour that the waggler line followed the same pattern – the swim was getting shallower all the time and because of the awful wind it meant that I hadn’t had the best presentation during the day. This in turn meant that I had lost control of my feeding and had probably ended up feeding a little too much. The result? The swim died! For half an hour I just couldn’t get a bite – the smaller fish had gone. Going into the last quarter of an hour I needed another

run of fish from somewhere. I decided to deepen up the waggler and run a foot or so along the bottom in the hope of a decent fish. It worked, and within three chucks I was putting the net under a perch of about 12oz. Two casts later and it was a repeat performance and, when it happened for a third time just before the end with a slightly smaller perch, I was pleased to say the least. I wasn’t pleased, however, when our section finished three minutes early. I don’t know who was in charge of starting and finishing our section but they obviously didn’t have a decent watch. I hoped it wouldn’t cost me! The weights are recorded in kilos for Nationals and my

He enjoyed a fruitful Division One National, too.

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4.920kg ended up winning the 21-peg subsection at Laughterton. Hardly any big fish had fed and I’d been very lucky that any barbel that were caught seemed to be on the small side. My section was split with North Clifton so I quickly loaded the kit into the van and made my way down to see the weights there. Barnsley man Glenn Lawrence was there and he told me that I’d been beaten for the section by just 80g! How important would those lost minutes have been at the start and end of our match? Jamie Harrison had caught some skimmers and fair play to him as he’s been putting a lot into his fishing recently. Back at the draw headquarters it became apparent that, although we had some brilliant results, we also had a couple of bad returns from very poor areas. This knocked us down into fourth place, with the fantastic Barnsley team taking the gold medal and all the plaudits. Barnsley had put loads of time in on the river and with so many top anglers in the squad it was always going to be hard to beat them.

UK CHAMPS Apart from several coaching days my only visit to a commercial fishery this month has been for the latest round of the UK Champs. I went to Larford Lakes as one

of the frontrunners, knowing that the venue could throw a spanner in the works, as my last in the section last year proved. This year, however, I managed to draw a decent area – Peg 12 on the Specimen Lake – but I would also have some great anglers to fish against for that all-important section win. James Hawkins and Jon Arthur were to my left, to name just two of the stars I’d be fishing against for points. My match couldn’t have gone better, though. I decided on a Method-feeder approach for the first half of the match before trying to catch on a 5m line with meat. I plumbed the margins but didn’t expect to catch in them – I’d been coaching just two days before and had found that because of the dip in temperatures the carp just didn’t want to be in very shallow water. By casting a Method feeder loaded with soaked micros and catapulting 8mm pellets over the top I started catching some lovely carp and skimmers. Each fish was of a good size – even the skimmers were around 4lb apiece. With about two hours of the match gone I reckoned on having about 60lb in the net and it seemed that I was beating most around me. The banter between me and Hawkins was flowing but it seemed that Jon had his serious head on, especially

OCTOBER 1. When feeder fishing on rivers I always like to cast slightly upstream and then pay out a bow of line. If you do this and also get your feeder weight correct, every bite should be a positive drop back. 2. A local venue near me has stopped anglers using large amounts of groundbait. I’ve found that you can get just as many fish in your margins by dumping large amounts of micro pellets. You should get loads of bites by fishing a large visible bait over the top. 3. Resting a swim is something that’s very important, especially as the water starts to cool. By catching a few fish from a line and fishing somewhere else for a few minutes you’re helping the fish in your peg gain more confidence. 4. Pay attention to the weather. Sudden drops in temperature or periods of low air pressure often mean that fish drop down into deeper water, whereas periods of settled warm weather should see plenty of fish venturing into shallow water.

when the Sky Sports cameras made their way round – he even started showboating by standing up when playing his carp (what was that all about Jon?). Going into the second half of the match all eyes were on anglers fishing their shortpole lines. As soon as they started catching it would be time to come off the feeder and try my own meat line. On the next peg Jon was the first to strike into a fish and plenty of pink elastic shot out as a decent skimmer made its way to his net. Ten minutes later he struck again, this time yards of bright pink

A UK Champs round win at Larford Lakes sees Rob topping the table with one round to go.

elastic started to snake out of his pole as the unseen beast made its way to the middle of the lake. Jon let out a sly grin as he knew that a late run of carp could get him right back into the match. Imagine his surprise, though, when a grebe leapt from the water attached to his rig – his face was a picture! Back to my peg and it wasn’t until 90 minutes from the end that my meat line really started to produce. Each fish was massive and at one point I had four fish in four chucks for over 60lb. There were obviously a few fish around but despite this I didn’t foul hook any; the one fish I did lose was hooked in the mouth and was just too much to handle, even on my 0.18mm straight-through rig. I put this down to the way I fed the peg; instead of feeding by hand like many do I just potted in a small amount of bait after each fish. My net of fish pulled the scales round to 95kg, a lovely day’s fishing and third overall behind winner Mick Bull and Zac Brown. It was so nice to catch some big fish and especially as it meant that I kept up my UK Champs challenge with another section win.

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Match Fishing catches up with Guru-backed Andy Pell to see how to get the most from older, more-established match waters. atching 100lb of fish these days is relatively easy; we all know match venues around the country where a 100lb weight would still see you fall frighteningly short of a frame place. But has this big weight mentality made us better anglers or are we losing the ability to use watercraft, experience and knowledge and replacing them with the skill of simply

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catching as quickly as possible? Certain venues still require these ‘old-school’ skills; most are more-established gravel pits or reservoirs, venues that although well stocked, require a different set of skills to catch fish. Venues such as Castle Ashby, where we are today, do still produce big weights; the secret to cracking this sort of venue, though, is

having the skills to catch fish on the harder days, the days when the fish aren’t in the mood to feed and a low weight is needed to frame. These are the days that often see certain anglers always rise to the top. Andy Pell takes up the story… The first thing I always look at when I draw a peg is where I think the fish will be; this is based both on

Castle Ashby is a lovely, mature venue where the fishing takes some cracking.

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watercraft and experience. Fishing several lines is always important, as on a hard day it’s very rare you will catch on one swim all day. On the flip side, too many swims will see you constantly chopping and changing, which is one of the worst things you can do on these types of venues. I like to fish just one swim in each of what I consider to be my catching zones. The main zone will be the long pole, which is fished as long as is comfortably possible. The conditions on the day will often dictate this. Today, with there being little wind, I’ll be fishing at 14.5 metres. My second catching zone is my short-pole line, and although this swim will produce fewer big fish its role is key. This is the swim where the smaller, weightbuilding fish usually show and, on a hard day, an extra 5lb to 10lb of small roach and skimmers from here can be the difference between framing or not. My final catching zone is the margins; as the weather deteriorates the chances of catching here reduce, but then so do the match weights so just one fish here can really swing things in your favour. As you’d expect, as well as having several swims it’s also important to give yourself enough options when it comes to bait. I’ve got various sizes of pellets, casters, maggots, corn, meat and a little fishmeal groundbait, but not loads in total. On hard days you will be looking to catch one, maybe two fish from any swim before it’ll go quiet again; for this reason it’s silly feeding 10 balls of bait – the fish simply don’t settle and you’ll not catch anything. I prefer to feed sparingly and target individual fish. Today on my 14.5m swim I’ll feed just one small ball of micros with a little fishmeal groundbait added just to

A margin creature for our feature star.

Andy latches into one.

Light kit is imperative to success. help them bind, and around six to 10 loose 6mm pellets. This may seem a small amount compared to what we feed on commercials these days, but it’s enough to hold the attention of a couple of bonus fish. The short-pole line is fed by hand with casters; to keep the fish on the bottom I don’t feed this constantly, I just throw in around 20 casters every five minutes, which

Bream are super weight builders at this fishery.

is plenty to keep a few fish interested and searching for food. Finally the margin swim is fed slightly heavier. I will feed a third of a pot of micros and corn at the start and after catching a fish, and then a few 6mm pellets by hand throughout the session. I feel that the sound of the pellets being fed actually helps attract the odd fish and the micros just give them something to feed on. Unsurprisingly, getting your rigs right is also important. I know anglers are used to fishing heavy but the one thing I really need to stress is that conventional commercial rigs should be left at home. The fish in these lakes do require a certain amount of finesse and turning up with 0.16mm hooklengths and size 14 hooks is the biggest mistake you can make. My heaviest rig is my margin rig but even this is relatively light, with a 4x10 MW Steady on 0.15mm Guru N-Gauge line. This is shotted with a small strung bulk six inches from the size 16 Guru LWG hook. I use puller kits on all my rigs and this one carries grey Hydro. I’ve gone really fine for my long and short-pole rigs – they’re all made up on 0.13mm Guru N-Gauge main line to a 0.11mm hooklength,

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which, although light, should still enable me to land everything I hook when used in conjunction with a really light hollow elastic and once again a puller kit. All rigs have a size 18 Guru LWG hook and are shotted with a strung bulk around 18 inches from the hook and one dropper. I always Meat makes a great use light, wire-stemmed floats such as the KC hook-bait option over Carpa Ghent as this offers loose-fed casters. the perfect balance between stability and A bonus on a hard day. sensitivity. The short pole carries a 4x10 while the long pole uses a 4x12. For the long-pole swim I’ve set up two rigs that look pretty much identical; the only difference is the baits I fish with them – one is my regular rig with a spade-end hook for fishing an expander, maggots or corn and the other has an eyed hook with a band. This is used to fish a hard 6mm pellet on the long pole. Quite often you can get problems with the tiny skimmers and roach attacking a soft Who can argue with a pellet; the hard, banded catch like this? pellet, however, is much more resilient and will only be picked up when a bigger fish takes a liking to it. After feeding my three swims I started on the long pole. This type of fishing is a patience game, you must have confidence that what you are doing is correct – if you go 20 minutes without a bite don’t panic and start feeding more or starting new swims, just wait and, quite often, a couple of fish will show out of the blue and you suddenly have another 8lb in the net. I have to wait 30 minutes for a bite and it’s not the bream I was expecting but a small carp, which fell to an expander. Another follows 10 minutes later before it goes quiet. I decide to feed it again and then rest it.

Banded pellets are key.

Corn is one of Andy’s favourite change baits.

A switch to double caster on the short pole brings a few more bites and I start to add a few silvers to my catch. A lull in activity sees me slip on a 4mm cube of meat and I’m instantly rewarded with a bream. I spend the next couple of hours switching between the short and long pole and manage to add another bream and a couple of carp to my catch. Had this been a match I would be quite happy; it’s far from solid but I’m picking fish up regularly and I’m confident my tactics are right. Three hours in and I decide to have a look in the margins. I’m delighted when the float slips under as something takes a liking to my single corn hook bait. I have to apply maximum pressure to guide it away from the bankside snags but after a spirited fight I soon have it in the open water and slip the net under a nice mirror carp. Rather than go straight back in I’m going to feed and rest it, and I actually manage to take another carp on the long pole before the lure of a margin monster becomes too great. I miss a bite, which I’m frustrated about, but it doesn’t seem to have put them off and five minutes later I’m playing another nice carp. It’s a perfectly formed mirror and a great fish to end the session on. I’ve really enjoyed today and all three swims have produced fish. I’ve never reached the bagging stage but to be honest I didn’t expect to. Sessions like this are more about patience and doing things correctly and methodically. If you get the swim choice and feeding right you can have the confidence that if you’re patient the fish will come. They have done so today, resulting in a very tidy net of fish. It may not be 200lb or even 100lb but I know that my catch is the result of quality angling… not just catching.

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David Corcoran

Steve Jones

Single solids for small silvers, double solid for decent silvers, hollows for carp and big fish.

Nick Gilbert hollows for summer, white Hydro in winter.

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Mike Harrison

Used Preston Hollo for years but does fray at the connectors too much for my liking. So I tried Hydro and it is definitely worth the extra fiver!

Hydro… never let me down.

Paulus Allen Never had a problem with Hydro, to be honest. It powers up under tension, and with a Lock ‘N’ Load in white brill for F1 carp. Favourite is black – so many uses.

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Hydro and doubled Preston.

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Vespe solid.

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Mark Karl Weldon Old-school solid elastic if I am fishing near snags but hollow elastics in open water.

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Les Moody Hydro is the best all-round but can be costly; hollow is good if put on puller kits.

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Make the most of your five hours

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METHOD FEEDER

• Middy 4G Micro Muscle Feeder rod • 4lb main line • 28g Method feeder • 3in 0.16mm Middy Lo-Viz hooklength • Size 18 Middy 93-13 hook

PASTE RIG

• 4x12 Middy Styrex 2 float • 0.16mm Middy Lo-Viz main line • 0.14mm hooklength • Size 16 Middy 93-13 hook • Double Middy 6-8 Hi-Viz elastic

BAIT

• 3 pints of damp micro pellets for the Method feeder • Soaked 6mm pellets dusted with crushed expanders for feeding the margins • A tub of homemade fishmeal-based paste

Chris chose to fish paste, hardly a speed bait.

The Method was the starting ploy for Chris. To gather the required information we would sit behind Chris and use a stopwatch to measure the amount of time his hook was out of the water; this didn’t include the time playing fish as we deemed that to be a fundamental part of catching them. We would, however, note the length of time it took to land his fish, to determine an average. As time was called the stopwatch sprang into life and the seconds began to tick away. Chris began the match by feeding two pots of pellets into his margin swim before baiting up his Method feeder and casting out. A full two minutes and six seconds had passed before his bait was in the water and he was finally fishing. A few regular casts saw

the tip went round again as another small carp took a liking to his single white maggot hook bait. Despite his best efforts he lost the fish, and with the same thing happening to his next two we felt as if we may have jinxed him, although Chris didn’t seem unduly worried: “I’m not too concerned about losing a few on the Method, it’s quite normal here. The main thing is I’m giving my margin swim a chance to build up; I just have to judge it right, so I’m not too far behind the people who started on it.” After 20 minutes Chris had five fish in the net and it was time to try the margins. He had been regularly feeding both his Method and margin swims with 6mm pellets but it was interesting to see that he would be fishing paste in the margins – not a bait that is often chosen for speed fishing. Chris had set his rollers to enable him to ship back to bait up without breaking down, but we still felt it would result in a lot of wasted time… unless he came back with a fish every time! He was soon into a steady

On average, it took Chris 42 seconds to land each fish.

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rhythm of catching fish but it was apparent that every missed bite resulted in him shipping back, baiting up and placing the paste in his pole-mounted pot before carefully shipping back out, all things that resulted in the seconds ticking away. The first hour drew to a close and we were all keen to see the figures – even Chris was asking for his vitals! He had caught 20 fish in the first hour and lost five – three on the tip and two on the pole. The biggest surprise, though, was the fact that in just one hour Chris had lost 21 minutes and 47 seconds! We had expected the first hour to be high due to swapping tactics and feeding at the start but we were all shocked at the fact that for 33 per cent of the first hour he hadn’t even been fishing! Chris settled back into the match and we continued to monitor his progress. As his catch rate ticked over so did the amount of wasted time; it was hard to sit and watch as each missed bite added to the ever-increasing total. As Chris was catching well we decided to do a time trial, to see how long it took him to land a fish. We timed 10 fish from the moment he hooked them until the moment they were in the net, and again what was a big surprise was the variation in time. With all the fish being around the 1lb mark we expected them to all be landed in roughly the same time; however, times varied from a speedy 28 seconds to a quite laboured 1 minute 40 seconds, resulting in an average time of 42 seconds per fish. Going into the last hour Chris’ catch rate slowed and he faced a tough choice – stick it out on a dying swim or switch back to the feeder. He decided to keep the faith in the margins, which although it did reduce the amount of time wasted by not fishing, this was mainly due to waiting much longer for a bite.

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slideshow A match win for Chris, but a staggering amount of time was spent out of the water!

Time was called after five and half hours and Chris had done extremely well, putting 107 fish in his net. We let him get on with the weigh-in while we totted up the figures. His catch pulled the scales around to 121lb 13oz, but the number he really wanted to know was from the stopwatch. It was hard to believe but Chris had actually spent one hour, 56 minutes and 50 seconds without even having a bait in the water, and that’s not even including the time spent landing 107 fish at an average of 42 seconds! We were keen to get Chris’ thoughts. “I’m actually shocked by that figure, I did expect it to be high but that’s nearly two hours!” said our bemused angler. “I can’t help but think that if I’d fished a soft expander on the hook I would have caught more simply because I could have just dropped back in after a bite. I also think I could have stepped my elastic up to a 12-16 Shock Core to help me land my fish quicker. “It’s definitely going to make me address my approach and see if I can make a few tweaks to speed things up.” As the rest of the weights came in on his lake it was extremely close: Chris had actually come joint first as another angler weighed in 121lb 13oz, followed by 121lb and 120lb 5oz. As we reflected on the day it was apparent just how important it is to make the most of every single second of a match; how sometimes the best method isn’t the most efficient and, more than anything, how one tiny decision or mistake can be the difference between winning and coming nowhere. Five hours may seem a long time but, as they say, time waits for no man. It seems this is never more true than in the weird and wonderful world of match fishing.

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Win matches the ugly way

UG UGLYROUTE TOSUCCESS ABC’s Lee Edwards explains how targeting roach may be hampering your progress towards a river match win. e would all love river fishing to be about winning matches with stunning double-figure nets of roach; after all, it is what the purists love to see and are there, in fact, many better sights in angling? However, it is a fact that the majority of river pegs are simply not capable of producing such weights of fish. There is, though, a way to stay consistent and give yourself a chance of winning, and that is to target the ‘ugly’ fish!

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By ugly I mean big, quality fish such as eels, perch, chub, bream and tench – rivers these days are full of them and they are a reliable fall-back option. When you’re not on a peg full of roach they can be an extremely effective alternative route to success. People overlook these big bonus fish and don’t really give them much thought, tacticswise. Often they are just an afterthought, when they really shouldn’t be. I have had a lot of success with these species and they play an integral role in my river approach.

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ONE LINE IS ALL YOU NEED One of the key things to remember on a river match is not to spread yourself too thinly. You may only get one or two bites per match off an ugly fish so you don’t want to feed too many lines for them. Having several lines

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attentions and may mean you fish the wrong lines at the wrong times. With this in mind, I tend to fish just one line for big fish. This allows me to still have some small-fish lines on the go but when I do decide to look for a lump I only have one swim to focus on. It is a simple ethos but one that has stood me in good stead over the years. It also means that I can keep on top of the feeding of this one line, which is extremely important.

WHERE TO FISH If possible I like to fish my ugly fish swims in the main river flow. Many anglers target fish such as tench in the margins of rivers but I prefer to have a line in the flow. My reasoning is that fishing here gives me the chance of catching literally anything! Rivers are full of all kinds of big fish and they predominantly live in the flow of the river. Today I am fishing the Warwickshire Avon at Evesham, a river that is typical of many around the country. The conditions are perfect, with a nice tinge of colour and a little extra

pace in the river. With this in mind I have elected to fish at 13 metres, which puts me well into the main flow of the river in about eight feet of water – perfect for targeting the uglies. Just remember that flow means fish!

GENERAL APPROACH Because I am looking to catch bonus fish, I base my session around feeding chopped worms, casters and maggots through a baitdropper. This is no different to what many other anglers do, but the majority will just nail a bait over the top and wait for something to happen. This is great to catch one big fish but there are often smaller perch, roach and chub that will come to this feed and I like to pick them off first before nailing a bait to the deck. I do this by employing a light running rig with a small hook bait, such as a single maggot. Quite often I can catch a couple of pounds quickly by doing this and when weights around 8lb will often win you a few quid, a quick 2lb is very welcome. Once this initial run of fish dries up I can then get down to the fun business of catching some bigger fish.

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TWO RIGS FOR THE JOB For my approach to work I need two completely different rigs. The starting rig is a 0.75g Garbolino DS24 shotted with a tapered bulk, which is similar to what Italian anglers often use for running baits at the pace of the current. This rig is set up with a long line above the float to allow me to search the peg well below the feed where, quite often, perch and particularly chub can be sat. Although this is a ‘light’ rig I still need to be able to land any big fish so my hooklength is 0.10mm, while my hook choice is a size 18 Sensas 3405, which is strong enough to land the odd rogue ugly.

For nailing a bait, a flat float is a must. My preferred choice is a Cralusso Torpedo in whatever size can cope with the flow the peg has. Today an 8g float is perfect. This is shotted with an 8g olivette, a smaller bulk of four No8 shot and finally a micro swivel below that. The rig is then presented 30 centimetres overdepth to maintain a static hook bait. The actual terminal tackle for this rig needs to be beefed right up. A lobworm hook bait could catch anything from a 2oz perch right up to a double-figure barbel, so you need lines and hooks capable of landing anything. My main line is 0.25mm Garbolino Squad while the hooklength is 0.20mm of the same material. Both are super-robust and give me the potential to land

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anything. Hook choice is a size 12 Kamasan Animal, which is a tried-and-trusted big-fish hook.

BAIT CHOICE

There are three baits that I wouldn’t be without and they are lobworms, casters and maggots. All three are fantastic big-fish attractors in their own right and combining them makes them even better. The base of the feed is finely minced lobworms, which I then add the maggots and casters to. Because eels are often crucial in matches I like to pep up my feed a little bit by adding some smelly liquids. Eels are attracted by strong smells and the addition of ABC Liquid Worm and Detonator has worked extremely well for me over the years. I don’t add too much but a squirt of both liquids certainly adds pulling power to the mix.

that many anglers would miss by fishing larger baits straightaway. A single red maggot has done the damage this time. An hour into the session the bites are drying up and it is tempting to top the swim up. However, I still think the initial feed has more to give so I swap to the flat-float rig and bait the hook with a lobworm tail. This is an instant success and the first five casts give me another 4lb in the shape of three quality perch and two eels. This just goes to show that it is always worth trying another presentation before feeding the swim

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FEEDING

I like to create a hotbed of feed but I must stress that targeting these fish is not about ‘filling it in’. To start with I will introduce three medium baitdroppers of the mix and then go from there. I will then catch the early smaller fish before laying on with the flat float. It is at this point that I can start to think about topping up. I never want too much bait in the peg as eels gorge themselves and can become difficult to catch when there is too much bait on the bottom. It is therefore essential to top up the peg with small amounts but quite regularly – top up whenever bites dry up and only attack the peg with a lot of bait if the softlysoftly approach simply isn’t paying off.

READ THE PEG

Today I have kicked off with the running rig and it has been a great decision. I have caught 30 perch between 2oz and 6oz and a bonus 10oz chub. These are fish

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again. After this brief flurry of action it is clear that more bait is required and I feed one small dropperful of my choppy mix. The eels have now taken over the swim and they respond amazingly quickly to the introduction of more bait. Hitting eel bites can be a frustrating thing. They often mouth a bait and swim off without actually swallowing the bait, giving what looks like a positive bite. Unfortunately there is no miracle cure for missed eel bites but there are a few things worth trying. A smaller hook bait is a great option and a

Not everyone likes them, but eels are a very reliable bonus fish.

Lee adds liquids to his worm feed.

1cm chunk of lobby is ideal, but two casters or double maggot are reliable alternatives. It is also important to count to 10 before striking when the float goes under, which just gives the eel time to properly take the hook bait. One final tip I must mention is the playing style. With commercial fisheries being so popular, the method of playing big fish has changed to a ‘pole low’ style. This is all well and good when there are no snags around, but in a river that’s possibly riddled with snags a different approach is needed. The safest place for a big fish to be played is on the surface, so as soon as I hook a bonus I will raise my pole high and pull… hard! It is vital that the fish is brought to the surface as soon as possible, away from any snags. It may look unconventional but it works and gives me the best possible chance of landing everything I hook. Topping up several times throughout the session works like a dream and I end up with well into double figures of ugly fish, which may well be enough to win a match on a river such as the Warwickshire Avon. Fishing for them may not be everyone’s cup of tea but they are a great route to victory and you simply must give my tactics a try in your next river match.

Our rivers are stuffed with bonus fish.


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Getting to know…

Rob Hewison We catch up with one of Match Fishing’s longest-serving contributors, Rob Hewison.

YOUR BIGGEST ANGLING ACHIEVEMENT? An individual win in the 2007 Angling Times Winter League final on my local River Nene, in Peterborough. The river was fishing well because of the extra water about that year and we attacked for bream on the feeder with bloodworm. The tactic saw us finish fourth as a team, but if it wasn’t for two poor scores we may have been close to winning it with a really bold approach, in one of the best finals ever.

WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A LIVING? For the past 24 years I have worked in the composites industry in the design and manufacture of complex components, mostly in carbon fibre, in motor sport (F1, Le Mans, F3000, Indy Cars) but latterly also in defence, space and aerospace – I have made components that are now on Mars and in orbit around the Earth! I am now a technical manager, overseeing projects involving more

than 30 engineers and researchers into the next advances in composites manufacturing.

ANY OTHER HOBBIES/INTERESTS OUTSIDE OF FISHING? I still play five-a-side football once a week (injuries permitting) and used to play darts to Super League level. Other than that I am a bit of a computer geek in my spare time, and also spend far too much time watching YouTube.

WHAT SORT OF VENUES DO YOU PREFER? I prefer roach/bream-dominated venues, particularly with good depth and width, as we find in the Fens.

HOW CAN THE MATCH FISHING SCENE BE IMPROVED? Having been brought up in the heyday of match fishing, starting as a junior in the late 1970s, I could probably write a whole book on how the sport has changed. I would like to see a firmly

Rob believes that a band of black helps him hit more bites.

established group of events based around international rules for both float fishing and feeder fishing, on natural venues. These events would provide a real challenge to anglers restricted to the same rules as the world championship and would, I believe, prove really popular. The Sensas Challenge is beginning to create the interest, and with the bait restrictions in place and pole length restrictions the costs are actually surprisingly good. I would like to see strong local circuits that experiment with the rules and learn the challenge of this kind of fishing. It would also lead to the regular supply of bloodworm and joker in summer, which opens up possibilities for tremendous sport on all sorts of venues.

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR BIGGEST ANGLING LESSON? in 1988. 1 I first wrote for Match Fishing magazine ing moved from Luton in 1990. 2 I have lived in the Fens for 23 years, hav was pegging a Chiltern winter 3 My first date with my now wife, Sharon, it was cancelled due to league on the Nene in the pouring rain… and flooding! That was 20 years ago. ie, along with two dogs. 4 Sharon and I have a 13-year old son Jam Engineering. 5 I have an Honours Degree in Industrial

You never stop learning, and the old advice about preparation is still as important as it ever was, but this cannot replace the need for good positive decision making during a match. Having fished against some of the best in the world my biggest lesson has been “If you think it, do it.” Your instincts are usually right once you have some experience in this sport.

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Other than insanity? Seriously, the reasons subject for a psychology student. The main we go match fishing could form a brilliant thesis different set of problems to solve; if it was reason is the fact that every time you go it presents a going to happen before every single event predictable to the point of knowing exactly what was I would lose interest. Match fishing is a com of constant problem solving, and often a lesso bination possible in your allotted time. It is also very n in time and motion to be as efficient as satis resolve all the problems thrown up by the venu fying to compete with people around you and e and win. If you don’t win there’s always next week, isn’t there? One more point is that match fishing prep success and failure despite meticulous prep ares you for life, where you have to cope with the draw bag can be unkind and if you can aration and your best efforts. Despite all your efforts that isn’t a bad attitude for the rest of your brush yourself down and have another go next week, life.

As old as the hills, Rob has been a Match Fishing contributor for over 25 years!

When making up rigs, never just make one. You always need at least one spare identical rig of every one you make, so don’t just buy one float to try, buy at least two. Don’t be afraid to put shot very close to your hook to help read bites on difficult days, as long as you can read it – a No12 shot two inches from your hook can transform your bites.

I always put a black band around my pole float bristles, leaving three millimetres of colour above the body and perhaps six millimetres at the tip. This band makes a huge difference to reading your bites, and in my opinion is significantly better than a single-coloured bristle. I use the same principles when waggler fishing at distance to help read down the float. Always carry enough pre-tied hooklengths of a variety of lengths to ensure wasted time in a match is at a minimum. I use a crow’s foot knot for all my light elastics, and slide a Drennan Grippa Stop up the elastic before tying the knot. I then leave about 25 millimetres in front of the stop, giving a similar appearance to a Dacron connector without the weight. After a session I usually cut off the knot and slide the stop up about an inch after retying the crow’s foot, adjusting at the bung for the tension. This is quick and easy and ensures you do not place too much wear on your elastics. Above No6 elastic I use Dacron. When waggler fishing with groundbait carry several elastic strains so you are always firing to maximum distance; doubled-up hollow carp elastic is perfect for a very soft ’pult for firing only 20 metres. I keep all my old carp elastics for this purpose as the wear-free length is fine for it.

Always use a Sensas Easy Loop – they can’t be beaten for tying a perfect figure-of-eight every time, although it would be great if Sensas did one in a smaller size. www.matchfishingmagazine.com

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Get On The Paste! This month Joe Carass and Rob Hughes get to grips with the world of paste fishing. How would this popular method fare underwater? Paste is one of the few baits that really divides opinion: get it right and you’re sacking like a good ’un; get it wrong and it’s frustrating, embarrassing and a waste of time. To our knowledge we’ve never seen anyone get their heads underwater and look at what paste does, and whether it even gets to the bottom, so that was the plan this month. Joe was armed with Dynamite Green Swim Stim groundbait paste – arguably the most popular type of paste used – a few pellets and two rigs, one with shot and one without. Hughesy was armed with a tank or air, his underwater camera, and seven feet of water. Would this be a marriage made in heaven or a tactic best consigned to Room 101?

Profile: Rob Hughes Many of you m ay know Rob as ‘th bloke off the te lly’ who presen e ts the UK Champs, Fis h ‘O carp-match prog ’ Mania and the rammes on Sky Sports. What yo um know is that Ro ay not b is a former World Champio n carp angler, writer and quali fied underwater phot diver/ og He’s become kn rapher. own in carp angling circles as ‘T Human Carp’ as he he can be found in the wa ter almost as much as out of it.

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• Wet paste is regarded as the best option for catching fish but is it effective because it’s wet, or because the hook comes out easier?

• It was interesting to see how far apart the pellets and the paste fell, having been cupped in at the same time.

• A smooth paste was our favourite choice. Breakdown time was about two minutes, it gave off a little cloud on the way down but stayed on the hook for a couple of minutes.

• The big question was whether it would get to the bottom. On an unshotted rig fished dead depth it split two out of three times before it hit the deck, and on the third the hook popped out about 20 seconds after it landed.

• The attractors in the paste leach out as you can see here, giving a great area of attraction as it breaks down.

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• The sink rate of paste is much faster than pellets, and it wobbles all over the shop.

• The firm paste made it down to the bottom and stayed on for as long as you needed it to. It also gave off a lot fewer particles on the drop.

• Wet paste with a shotted rig was a no-go. It sank very quickly and the hook was pulled out of the bait.

• A dry, crumbly paste was like a rock on the bottom but it did take on water and start to break down very quickly. It gave off a few bits but not too much at all.

• Fishing at dead depth meant that with the slightest movement from above the paste on the bottom would move.

• This amazing shot shows what happens when Joe very lightly corrected his float.

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• Ten minutes later and the paste has almost gone; just the cloud remains.

• Like smoke on the water, the substance is all but cleared within 15 minutes.

• The roach were soon on the bait, despite Rob being right next to it.

• It breaks down pretty quickly into dust and a light lump.

• Twenty minutes on and a load of roach later and this is all that’s left. Add carp to the equation and your bait won’t last long!

Lessons Learnt.

• Fish action and water movement mean that the bait is soon spread around.

A firm paste is too hard and a very wet paste almost completely ineffective. Somewhere in between is good, and crumbly paste breaks up on the bottom more than the drop. Dead depth is okay, but there is a fair amount of movement of the hook bait (this may well be a good thing). The bait seemed to ‘cock’ when it was fished dead depth and it would stay on a little longer. The final thing we would add is that the colour of the paste was vivid in the clear water. In a green murky pond it would be a little more disguised, but in clear water it stood out and the roach and perch loved it.

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Typical long-bristled float patterns work a treat with the no-shot rig. Don’t be scared of sloppy paste – it is deadly in shallow water.

We tested the ever-popular Green Swim Stim.

JOE’S OBSERVATIONS Paste is without a doubt a method that many anglers seem frightened to give a try – the fact that your bait comes off is hugely off-putting to a lot of them. But, if you are prepared to work at it, the paste can be a terrific way to catch big fish. I think people are scared of fishing really soft paste, but the fact that the sloppiest paste that I could make still got to the bottom in seven feet of water (albeit staying on for 20 seconds) should give you some confidence in the bait. A really sloppy paste can be a massive edge in shallower swims and it is my preferred tactic. On the whole, though, a nice wet but smooth paste was the best – it still created a nice fish-attracting cloud around the bait but also stayed on the hook for over two minutes. One thing I will say is that the wetter the paste you use, the bigger the lump you should stick on the hook. A percentage of it breaks off on the fall and clouds the water, but use a nice big lump and you will still have sizeable hook bait. Rob made a great observation about fishing overdepth and, having seen the pics, I think a no-shot rig fished a few inches overdepth will be my choice in the future. We are always conscious of the float looking pretty but a paste bite is positive and it doesn’t matter how the float looks when the paste cocks it. If it sits on an angle then so be it – a hungry carp will still yank it under! As far as I am concerned there is no place for shot on soft paste rigs because there is no need. What also surprised me was the lack of groundbait left on the bottom. I think it is therefore essential to feed a few particles alongside the paste, just to hold fish in the swim.

A big lump of paste is a must to compensate for the cloud it gives off.

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Up Close

DRENNAN ACOLYTECARP POLE

Never a company to do things by halves, Drennan’s new Acolyte Carp pole is set to shake up the midprice bracket. With package prices starting at just £995, here’s what editor Alex Bones thought.

Drennan’s ro an engineering ller cones are masterpiece. My introduction to this pole was on a morning fishing session arranged by Drennan at a local commercial. Sat on a swim offering a long margin my first foray with it was exciting – latching into a hardfighting carp only moments after sitting on the box! As always it’s Drennan’s meticulous attention to detail that often wins anglers over. Putting the pole itself to one side a moment, it’s this attention that, once again, I couldn’t help but be impressed by. The package that comes with the pole is comprehensive to say the least – four carp kits, two unique double-2 kits (with no loss of the pole’s fishable length) and a cupping kit, factory-fitted side-pull system as standard, roller cones for super-smooth fish playing, two reversible mini extensions, quality Drennan holdall, Visi Case packed with extras (four skid bungs, a pole pot, EVA nose cones, spare cupping kit adaptor, sidepull beads and six roller cones) extractor rod for the bungs and 30, yes 30, Super Slick Internal PTFE Bungee Bushes (two diameters of PTFE bush, each with a choice of wide and narrow internal bores, plus six elastic-centralising PTFE bushes for the No2 section). Built on the same mandrel as Drennan’s existing Acolyte pole it’s fully interchangeable, for any existing Acolyte owners wanting

a beefed-up model, but it’s also a stand-alone pole in its own right. Well worth a special mention are a couple of superb features designed and implemented by the Drennan geniuses in Oxford. Firstly, the new roller cones, which, at this moment in time, are available only with the Drennan pole packages. They are an engineering masterpiece and the roller cone itself locks against the side-puller bush to offer a perfect, foolproof fit every time. This affords one of the smoothest, if not the smoothest, side-puller setup available. Secondly is the design of a new narrower-diameter internal Super Slick Bungee Bush. The external diameter of these matches the existing range of bushes, but offers a greatly reduced internal diameter. This is to allow you to have all top kits cut to the same length, while giving you the option to switch bushes to cater for different elastics. For example, you may wish to use a red or pink Drennan Bungee elastic in the warmer months, but use far lighter grades of solid elastic in the winter. You can switch the bushes without any need to alter the length of the pole tips. Incidentally, the pole is a truelength model and, if you fit the smallest bushes supplied, you don’t even need to introduce the kits to Mr Hacksaw! The double-2 kits are a clever

invention, available already with Drennan’s flagship Acolyte, and, as the name suggests, offer a two-piece No2 joint. Drennan says: “It is approximately the same 2.89m length as a standard twopiece Drennan top kit, but there is another joint in the middle of the No2 section. The clever addition of this extra joint allows you to be able to elasticate one-and-a-half sections of pole rather than just the No1 (tip) or the combined No1 and No2 sections. It is a great idea for anglers who don’t want to fit quite so much elastic in their pole. It also provides you with a slightly shorter top kit for more manoeuvrability. “Importantly, unlike many other poles on the market that offer a ‘short kit’ option, a big advantage of Drennan’s ‘double-2’ system is the fact that you are not losing any fishable pole length when this type of kit is fitted. That means you can use a conventional Drennan toptwo kit and a double-2 kit for the same swim without having to add or subtract sections or use cupping kits of different lengths. “Also, when packing away, you can leave both parts of the No2 section assembled; fold the kit in half and it will conveniently be the same size as the normal carp kits, making everything really simple.” So, back to the pole itself! Well, it’s certainly strong – the sort of weapon that’ll handle anything you

can throw at it. As with most poles designed for power applications it’s quite heavy and, at a full 16 metres, hard work if fished for long periods. That said – show me a pole in this price bracket that isn’t. However, it’s a model suited to any venue, including canals and rivers, if most of your fishing is done at 13 metres or less, with the occasional venture to 14.5 metres. It’s also available in 13m, 14.5m and 16m package options. And, if you buy at the shorter length but want to upgrade at a later date you can do so without it costing you any more than it would have if you’d opted for the longer package in the first place. The top-kit package can also be tailored to individual requirements if the default package doesn’t quite suit your application. All in all it’s a good, solid, reliable pole with an exceptionally well-thought-out package and many unique benefits; certainly one I’d strongly consider if I were looking to spend this kind of money.

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Used and abused

THENATURAL SOLUTION Joe Carass gets out on the bank with the superb Pro Natural range from Bait-Tech.

Bait-Tech somewhat bucked the trend last year when it released the original Pro Natural groundbait. In a marketplace dominated by 2kg carp mixes, producing a blend for silver fish and natural venues was a bold move. It is a move that has paid off, though, and Pro Natural has been a huge success for the brand, proving to be extremely effective for a wide range of natural-venue situations.

I must admit this is a mix that I have used a lot in the last 12 months. I like it because it is a one-bag mix – in the past I may have blended several different mixes together, but with this I can do a variety of things and it all comes out of one bag. It just makes fishing simpler. The groundbait itself is actually quite fine, which is something I really like, and because of this it is extremely easy to mix. I have used it on canals, lakes and rivers,

and with some great results. One tip that Bait-Tech’s Ian Didcote gave to me, and it has worked well, is to mix the groundbait the night before with warm water. This seems to activate the groundbait in a different way to cold water and it smells really strongly. It also deadens the mix, which helps when catching quality silvers. Given this superb mix, there was always going to be room for other Pro Natural products and Bait-Tech has worked hard to produce two more great mixes that slot perfectly into the range. The first is the Pro Natural Dark, fairly obviously a dark version of the original mix. This is a welcome addition, as although adding powdered dyes to brown mixes is a good idea it is not perfect as the dye can actually leach off the mix underwater and slowly the mix becomes lighter on the lake bed. Conquering this problem was one of Bait-Tech’s primary goals when developing this groundbait. Although it is a dark blend, it is not really black. I am not that fond of overly black mixes as I think they defeat the object of trying to match the groundbait to the bottom. Too dark a mix and it actually becomes quite blatant on the bottom. I would say the colour of this is absolutely ideal – hardly surprising given Bait-Tech’s list of consultants who have put the hours in developing it. I like it and it is definitely going to find a place in my fishing. The third and final mix in the range is the Pro Natural Bream. Now if ever there was a mix that

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Big-river success

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RiverHeaven Lee Kerry takes us for an interesting session on one of the very best rivers in the UK.

Dear Lee, I have read in the past that you used to visit the tidal River Yare. Fishing big rivers like this always seems quite daunting, so can you shed some light on how best to approach a venue like this? Frank Perry, Lincolnshire

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Fishing big rivers like the Yare or Trent is something that really excites me. Growing up in Norwich I was privileged enough to have access to a fantastic waterway in the Norfolk Broads. The fishing was good, with roach, bream and hybrids the main targets, but the main matches were always held on the River Yare. Every Saturday from June to October the fishing would always deliver, but rather than be the same every week, the ever-changing tides, water clarity and varying depths would result in a different challenge. I had my share of success but it was early in my match fishing career. Having fished plenty of different venues since, it is always great to go back and use some of the techniques I have developed on them on what I consider my home water. The first thing about big tidal venues like the Yare is that you can forget lighter tackle. There is no place for a single squatt on a 24. In fact, one of my all-time favourite hook baits when feeder fishing on the river was a single maggot on a size 12 PR 355! When the water is flowing quickly, with potentially decent colour as well as the likelihood of a lot of other fish all competing for the food, trying to pick out a bait without a hook in it is not something the fish are concerned about! Incidentally, I have also found that the bigger hook helps hit more bites and fewer fish come off when bouncing against the heavy feeder. Feeder fishing is probably the best place to start. Feeder weights certainly win their fair share of money on the river, so knowing how to approach things is of course a must. First of all, having the right tackle is essential, and the first thing to consider is how far you are

Lee likes to use a 2oz quivertip for most of his river work.

likely to cast. The majority of the match stretch of the Yare is about 60 metres in width, although there are, of course, areas that stretch wider than

It is essential to carry strap-on leads for when the flow changes.

really big chuck is required. These rods are perfect for this robust type of feeder fishing. The Medium Finely rod has 2oz and chopped 3oz tip options, but even in the strong worms are flow I always find brilliant on 2oz to be perfect. I rivers. actually don’t like a really strong tip for this type of fishing, because the pace of the river bends your tip to a certain point no matter how strong it is. Then a bite is when a fish dislodges the feeder, resulting in a drop back. As you can imagine, at this point any fish has either hooked itself or escaped, so there is no need to strike, instead just begin winding in and hopefully begin battle in the strong flow. This is also the time to consider the main-line this. With this in mind I take choice and 0.26mm, or 8lb, a Competition 12ft Medium is a must in my opinion. Feeder rod from Preston For this heavy-duty work, Innovations, with a 13ft big spools of Korum Xpert Heavy version in case the reel line have made life a lot easier. The line is robust and reliable, with just the Lee isn’t scared to put right amount of stretch for plenty of bait through casting and ensuring a clear the feeder. bite. I have seen people using lighter line, but when you consider the lightest you could feasibly go is probably 6lb, then I don’t see any disadvantage in using something heavier that won’t let me down.

Positive feeding soon has the roach queuing up on the pole.

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Big-river success

The pole line can be attacked with bait!

Think carefully about your float and rig choice.

The same can be said for my rig. I have long been searching for a rig that is reliable and doesn’t tangle, and in past articles I have highlighted the feeder sitting above a twisted boom in the main line. The problem with this is that should you crack off, get snagged, or worse still get cut off by a boat (trust me, it happens!) then you don’t want to waste time trying to re-tie a rig. With this in mind I was having a conversation with my dad about the rig and we put together a simple setup using stiff 20lb memory-free mono. The stiff nature of the mono holds the hooklength clear of the feeder, the crimp creates a bolt-rig effect and a swivel at either end means you can quickly attach your main line and hooklength to this pre-tied boom. This works brilliantly and on a recent festival on the River Yare I didn’t have a single tangle all week. Feeder choice is important too. I used to prefer solid, open-ended feeders for this sort of fishing so I could

carry large amounts of livebaits, such as casters and worms, down to the bottom; however, this sometimes resulted in the bait getting stuck in the feeder, emptying halfway back on the retrieval, or not coming out at all. To solve this I started to use cage feeders. These allow the water to get at the bait to ensure it breaks out of the feeder quickly, which is important to build a peg. Sometimes, however, when feeding large amounts of worms I find the bait doesn’t stay in the feeder well, so I tape up the middle to hold the livebait, but the open cage breaks down the groundbait at the ends of the feeder, giving the best of both worlds. Heavy feeders are the order of the day, with 50g being my starting choice, and 65g and even 80g ready in case the flow really gets going. I never bother putting a smaller sized feeder on; the river is just too big and powerful and in my opinion a negative approach will never win you anything.

The feeder is predominately a skimmercatching method on big tidal rivers as well, so my feed reflects that. Brown crumb and Sonubaits Black F1 has been my choice on my last few visits, and this same mix worked wonders on the Trent for the Division 1 National as well. Worms, casters and corn are fed through the feeder; the amount of each varies according to the response of the fish, but I normally start with around an equal split of worms and casters, with just a few pieces of corn. Little changes do make a difference, though, so I am constantly altering things around throughout the day. Good hook baits are single maggot, caster, or worm, but changes to big bunches of bait such as five maggots are also worth a try, especially

if the water is heavily coloured. If you are going to choose to fish the feeder, the tide is important to consider. A flood tide generally brings colour, making the skimmer fishing stronger. An ebb, however, sees the colour drop out, although that doesn’t always mean fewer fish, but just be aware of the conditions. It is amazing how the fish can switch on and off. Although the feeder can be strong, my favourite method is always the pole. Last year I managed over 30lb of roach in one match on the River Yare and catches over 20lb are regular occurrences when the conditions on the river are right. My approach to this method is again kept quite simple, but has to be flexible to suit the varying pace and depth.

Early skimmers are always a possibility on the feeder.

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My first rule comes when choosing your rigs. On any river you always need to cover three options: running through, easing through and holding still. The size of these rigs of course depends on the flow, but in the recent festival I set up a 2g for running, a 4g for easing and an 8g flat float for holding still. The reason for this varying presentation is because no two days are the same. To prove this I once drew the same peg two days running, caught every fish by easing through on day one, then the next day running the float at the pace of the river was best. Be prepared to experiment; the best anglers never settle until they find exactly how the fish want it on any given day. With regard to terminal tackle, like the feeder, small hooks and lines are not required. For some reason the bigger hooks of the feeder setup don’t work as well, but a 16 PR 344 is not a small hook and there rarely seems a need to deviate from this. I combine this with strong elastics too – a solid 6, or even an 8h Hollo in the deeper water, is required. But with big floats to strike through, and swinging reasonable fish a must, there is again no need for lighter gear. The same can be said for line. I use robust main line – 0.13mm Reflo Power – then 0.09mm hooklengths. When the tide is right you can really bag up, so having the tackle to up the catch rate is a must. With the tackle sorted the next biggest consideration is, of course, the feeding. Sticky, heavy groundbait mixes are combined with soil to give weight, and get baits such as hemp, casters and worms down to the fish. A single fluoro maggot is always the best hook bait, but casters or worms also catch fish. How you feed this mix again varies depending on the flow and tide. I have

enjoyed success by potting the groundbait on recent visits, but balling it in and then feeding a ball a chuck also has its place. Once again, the varying nature of the venue means you have to try and figure out what is best on the day. This is what makes the matches so appealing – trust me, you don’t always get it right. One other big consideration on the pole is the depth. Often the fish will be close to the bank, so in areas of strong flow seven to 10 metres is often the best line. However, there are of course exceptions to that where the water is a lot shallower, and finding depth and flow is important. This again changes throughout the day. Being a tidal river the level can rise or fall by over two feet during the course of a match, so using a marker and regularly adjusting the depth is necessary to ensure the fish take the bait correctly. For today’s session I have come to reacquaint myself with the river in preparation for a three-day festival. Starting on the feeder it took around 30 minutes before a steady stream of skimmers and hybrids found the net. Two bits of worm was definitely the standout hook bait on this occasion, and by casting regularly to build a peg the fishing was good. No sooner had it got going, though, than it was starting to slow. I couldn’t wait to pick up the pole and with around eight feet of depth my 2g running rig was easily the best, as a constant stream of roach on either caster, worm and even tares found the net. Finishing the day with over 25lb, it was a great warm-up. This positive approach, with robust tackle, bigger baits and heavier feeding really are winners on tidal rivers. Give it a go next time you’re on the bank.

The festival didn’t disappoint either; two pole-caught weights of 16lb 6oz and 18lb 10oz sandwiched a 16lb 12oz of feedercaught skimmers to give me five points and fourth place in the festival. My good friend Will Freeman won the festival in style with three individual match wins. Speaking to him afterwards he said he fished very similarly to myself, catching 20lb of roach twice and a big 31lb net of skimmers on the last day.

Over 25lb of prime river fish taken on both pole and feeder tactics.

Each month the reader whose question is answered will receive a selection of the fantastic gear used by Lee on the day. This month Frank Perry has won:

• 12ft Competition Feeder Rod • 8lb Korum Reel Line • 0.13mm, 0.09mm Reflo Power Line • Size 14 and 12 PR 355 hooks • Various cage feeders

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Barbless Maggot 90340 (Spade) 14s only...................................................(Per 10) £1.60 Barbless Maggot 90340 (Spade) per100 14s+16s only .......................................... £6.30 Bream Feeder (Spade Barbed) 10s only ......................................................(Per 10) £1.60 Wide Gape Power Barbless (Spade) 22s, and 24s only................................(Per 10) £1.60 Wide Gape Canal Seed (Spade Barbed) 24s only................................................. (Per 10) £1.60 Wide Gape Power Barbed (Spade) 12s,22s & 24s only................................(Per 10) £1.60 Wide Gape Match (Barbless Spade) 20’s & 22’s only...................................(Per 10) £1.60 Wide Gape Match (Barbed Spade) 22’s only................................................(Per 10) £1.60 Black Nickel Carp Feeder Barbless (Spade) 10s & 12s ..............................(Per 10) £1.60 Black Nickel Medium Feeder (Barbed Spade) 12s,16s,18s, 20s................................... (Per 10) £1.60 Stillwater Power Barbless (Spade) 18s only.................................................(Per 10) £1.60 Stillwater Power Carp Barbless (Spade) 12s -18s .......................................(Per 10) £1.60 Stillwater Extra Power Barbless (Spade) 18s only........................................(Per 10) £1.60 Stillwater Power Barbless (Spade) 10s, 12s, & 14s only..............................(Per 10) £1.60 Match Carp Barbless (Spade) 22s only........................................................(Per 10) £1.60 Barbless Feeder (Spade) 18s+20s only.......................................................(Per 10) £1.60 Crystal Chub (Spade Barbed) 12s+18s only................................................(Per 10) £1.60 Magnum (Spade Barbed) 18s+20s only......................................................(Per 10) £1.60 Match Maggot Barbed (Spade) 14s+22s+24s only.....................................(Per 10) £1.60 Method Feeder Barbless (Spade) 6s +16s only ...........................................(Per 10) £1.60 Method Feeder Barbed (Spade) 8s-12s.......................................................(Per 10) £1.60 Ultrafine Bloodworm Barbed (Spade) 18s only ............................................(Per 10) £1.60 Stillwater Power Penetration Carp Barbless (Spade) 14s only .....................(Per 10) £1.60 Carp Feeder (Barbless Spade) 10s-12s only................................................(Per 10) £1.60 Round bend Match (Barbed spade) 16s only ..............................................(Per 10) £1.60 Feeder Barbed Spade 12s, 16s, 18s only ....................................................(Per 10) £1.60 Any 6 packs ...........................................................................£8.00 Any 12 packs .......................................................................£15.00

BULK HOOKS TO NYLON Browning hooks to nylon 6-24 ..................................£2.50 per pack 30 assorted packs worth £75.00.....................................Only £30.00 Gamakatsu hooks to nylon 12-24 .............................£3.25 per pack 10 assorted packs worth £32.50.....................................Only £24.00 30 assorted packs worth £82.50.....................................Only £49.00 Barbless Hooks to nylon 6-20 ....................................£2.50 per pack 30 assorted packs worth £75.00.....................................Only £42.00

PAYMENTS FOR ORDERS BETWEEN £150 AND £350 WE WILL ACCEPT SIX POST-DATED MONTHLY CHEQUES ACCOMPANIED BY BANK CARD NUMBER PAYMENT FOR ORDERS BETWEEN £350 AND £1,000 WE WILL ACCEPT 12 POST-DATED MONTHLY CHEQUES ACCOMPANIED BY BANK CARD NUMBER ALSO POST-DATED VISA/MASTERCARD/MAESTRO) (0%)

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POLES

POLES

AGGRESSOR ALCHEMY 12.5m (2x KITS).....£799 ..... £250

DUO 12.5m (3 TOP KITS)......................£499 .... £199

MARGIN MASTER II 8.5m......................... £185....... £99

POWERHOUSE STILLWATER CARP 12.5m£350.. £159 XGT ADVANCED 11m (1 x TOP KIT) .......£140 .... £109

NEW AIR 16m (10 x KITS) .....................£5999 .£3750

OBSESSION 10.5m ..............................£169 ...... £79

NEW AIRITY x45 16m (9 x KITS)............£4999 .£2999

TRIUMPHANT 10m...............................£159 ...... £79

AIRITY SUPER SLIM 13m (5 x KITS).......£2999 .£1799

TRIUMPHANT 7m...................................£79 ...... £49

NEW MATCHWINNER 14.5m (5 x KITS)..£1600 ...£979

POWERHOUSE HIT & HOLD MARGIN 5.2m£89.... £49

TOURNAMENT PRO X 16m (8 x KITS) ....£3999 .£2339

POLES

WHISKER 16m (8 x KITS).......................£2499 .£1569 CONNOISSEUR G20 16m (7 x KITS).......£1800 .£1169 TDXR5 16m (8 x KITS)...........................£1299 ...£959 TDXR4 16m (6 x KITS)...........................£1099 ...£799 TDXR3 14.5m (5 x KITS)..........................£775 ...£535 TDXR2 13m (4 x KITS).............................£550 ...£379

SNIPER 12.5m (3 x TOP KITS) ................ £329..... £189 BAZOOKARP 9.5m ................................. £142....... £99 MARGIN MANAGER 6.4M ....................... £199....... £69 SQUAD MAX COMP 5 14.5m (4 x KITS)... £450 ..... £369 SUPER G9 16m (7 x KITS) .................... £3019... £1699 SUPER G8 16m (7 x KITS) .................... £2475... £1249

TDXR1 11m (2 x KITS).............................£199 ...£169 TDXR1 PLUS 13m (3 x KITS) ...................£450 ...£289 AIRITY SYSTEM WHIP 10m (2 X KITS) ......£705 ...£565 AIRITY SYSTEM WHIP 9m (2 X KITS) ........£590 ...£470

POLES

GENERATION 12.5m (1 x TOP KIT) ........£799 .... £249

POLES

AGGRESSOR CONTROLLER MARGIN 10m (1 x TOP KIT) .................................. £189 ....... £99 GHOSTBUSTER 12.5m (1 x TOP KIT)....... £599 ..... £199 GT 4000 12.3m (1 x TOP KIT) ................. £699 ..... £199 B4000 13m (1 x TOP KIT) ....................... £799 ..... £250 SNIPER 13m (2 x TOP KIT)...................... £399 ..... £229

POLES ROBOCARP 13m (3 x TOP 2 POWER) ........£750 ..... £299 AQUA POWER 13m ................................£1199 ..... £399 IMMOBILIZA 13m (2 x TOP 2 KIT) .............£380 ..... £199

POLES

OCTOBER SPECIAL POLE SALE POLES AT COST OR BELOW FOR OCTOBER ONLY SHAKESPEARE CYPRY MATCH CARP 12.5M (1 x TOP KIT) . £950 ...£299

TRIANNA CARP ZILLA 12.5M (1 x TOP KIT) .................£599...£299

TRICAST LIBERATOR 12.5M (1 x TOP KIT)...................£538...£199 SILSTAR ULTIMATCH 3000 12m (1 x TOP KIT) ............£599...£169 SHAKESPEARE VALOUR CARP 2000 11M (1 x TOP KIT)£199 ...£99

(9 x KITS) RRP £3000 O/P £1699 MAVER METALICA 14.5m

MAP CARPTEK POWERTUBE 13m (3 x TOP KITS) .....£1199...£399

COLMIC GALACTICA CARPA 16m (2 x TOP KITS).........£1999...£699

(2 x TOP KITS) RRP £725 O/P £399

TRIANNA ULTIMATE CARP 13m (3 x KITS).....................£729...£399

MAVER POWERLITE 15’/17’

POLES SUITABLE FOR CARP FISHING

RRP £115 O/P £83 DAIWA WHISKER 16m

COLMIC ASTRA 16m (5 x TOP KIT) ..............................£1999...£799

QUARTZLITE 13.0m (INC TOP 4) .................... £1450.......£499 LEXICON 12.5m (INC TOP 3) ........................... £700.......£179 VINDICATOR 12.0m (INC TOP 3) ...................... £700.......£179 OASIS 9.5 (INC TOP 2) .................................... £140.........£79 CYPRY MATCH CARP 5000 12.5m (1 x KIT) ... £950.......£299

SHAKESPEARE CENTENARY CARP 13m (1 x TOP KIT) £999 .......£299

SHAKESPEARE PSYCHO CARP 14m (1 x TOP KIT) ......£1130 .......£399

SKP OT2000 12.5M (TOP 3) ........................... £450.......£199

SILSTAR ULTIMATCH 3000 12m (1 x TOP KIT)...£599 .. £249

RRP £2499 O/P £1579

COMPETITION MATCHTHIS PLUS 6 ( 9 x KITS) .£3000 .. £1699

CYBA CARP 13m (1 x KIT)............................... £675 .......£299 AL2000 13m (1 x TOP KIT) .............................. £575.......£199

SILSTAR ULTIMATCH 3000 13.5 (1 x TOP KIT)...£699 .......£299

BROWNING MARGIN MASTER 8.5m

AL1000 12.5m (1 x TOP 3’s) ........................... £525.......£169

SILSTAR TAKTIQ SUPERMATCH 12.5m (1 x TOP KIT) ....£649 .......£149

B31 14.5m (INC 1 TOP 3).....................£1849 .... £699 ZEPHYR 16m (3 x TOP KITS).................£1720 .... £699

TDSR2 12.5m (4 x KITS) .........................£525 ...£359

GRIM REAPER XB 13m (4xKITS) .................£535..... £299

ONSETT GOLD 12.5m (1 x TOP 3) ................... £299.......£169 CENTENARY CARP 13m (1 x KIT) .................... £999.......£299

TRI-CAST LIBERATOR 12.5m (1 x TOP KIT) .......£538 .......£279 BROWNING GHOSTBUSTER 12.5m (1 x TOP KIT) .........£599 .......£199

HRP712 13m (2 x KIT).............................£650 ...£250

METALLICA 14.5m (2 x TOP KITS) ..........£725 .... £399

HERCULES EXTREME 11m (1 x TOP KITS) ........ £199.........£99

HRP712 14.5m (2 x KITS)........................£690 ...£299

131 13m (3 x TOP KITS)........................£599 .... £299

BUNGEE EXTREME 11m (1 x TOP KITS)........... £399 .......£149

HARRIER Z 14m (2 x KIT) ........................£749 ...£299

REALITY MARGIN POLE 8.5m (1 x TOP KITS)£175... £139

DYNAMIC POWER 12.5m (1 x TOP KIT) ........... £279.......£149

SILSTAR ULTIMATCH 4000 13.5M (1 X TOP KIT) £1295.......£199

YANK N BANK PRO 11m (2 x KITS) ..........£325 ...£249

SATANIC CARP 13M (3 x KITS)....................£534..... £369

POWERPLAY MARGIN 9m (1 x TOP KITS) ........ £120.........£69

ABU EXCELLENCE 14.5m ...............................£1200 .......£499

POWERPLAY 13m (2 x TOP KITS) .................... £425.......£199

MIDDY 003 FINESSE 13m ................................£599 .......£299

NEW YANK N BANK 10m MARGIN (2 X KITS)£250£189

POLES EXECUTIVE CLASS 12.5M

TEAM DAIWA MARGIN POLE 8m (1 x KIT) £130 ...£109

(INC. TOP 3 KIT) ............................................ £439.......£199

SWEEPFIRE 9.5m (1 x KIT) ......................£100 .....£79

STAR FLEX 10M ......................................... £225.........£79

SUPERTEAM 14.5m (3 x TOP KITS) ................... £999 ....... £499

SILSTAR ULTIMATCH 4000 12.0 (1 x TOP KIT) ..........£1095 .......£169

DRENNAN SERIES CARP 12.5m........................£449 .......£269

CARPZILLA 12.5m......................................... £599.......£299

VICTORY X POWER 12.5M ...................... £599..... £189 BULLETT 13M (1 X KIT) ................................ £999 .....£299

TRABUCCO GOLD MEDALIST 2 16m (2 x TOP KITS) ..£1499 ........ £799 TRABUCCO WORLD CLASS SUPER CARP 13m (1 x TOP KIT) ....£499 ........ £299

RODS & WHIPS TO CLEAR WHIPS TO CLEAR COLMIC SLIDER 5M .................................................. £99....... £49 COLMIC SLIDER 6M ................................................ £119....... £59 COLMIC KENDAL 8.2M (1 X TOP KIT) MARGIN POLE £199....... £99 COLMIC PRIAM 8.2M (1 X TOP KIT) MARGIN POLE ... £169....... £89 DAM VISA CARBON 6M .............................................. £49....... £35 DAM STIPPY 4M......................................................... £79 ....... £49 DAM CARBOMESH 7M EXT ONLY ............................... £69....... £25 GARBOLINO ANANGA 3M ........................................... £27....... £15 GARBOLINO RAFALE 3M............................................. £33....... £21 GARBOLINO RAFALE 3.3M.......................................... £35....... £23 GARBOLINO SWIFTIE 2.5M ......................................... £55....... £39 GARBOLINO SWIFTIE 3M ............................................ £64....... £45 GARBOLINO SWIFTIE 3.5M ......................................... £69....... £49 MAVER THEMA 5M ................................................. £104....... £74 MAVER B20 6M (T/APART) ....................................... £179..... £119 MAVER STEALTH 2M.................................................. £32....... £19 MAVER STEALTH 3M.................................................. £40....... £24 MAVER VEGA 3M........................................................ £35....... £21 MILO AZZURINA 2.1M ................................................ £49....... £28 MILO AZZURINA 2.4M ................................................ £54....... £29 MITCHELL 6M T/TAPART .......................................... £129....... £69 REAKT CARBON TELE WHIP 3M .................................. £24....... £12 SHAKESPEARE HI-CARBON 7M ................................ £144....... £89 SHAKESPEARE HI-CARBON 6M ................................ £129....... £79 SHAKESPEARE TELE 5.2M.......................................... £49 ....... £29 SHAKESPEARE TELE 4.5M.......................................... £45 ....... £27 TRABUCCO SPEEDMASTER 2.4M............................... £49....... £29 RODS (FLOAT) ABU GARCIA.............................................................RRP .......O/P CONOLON MATCH 13’ .............................................. £189....... £99 ULTRA CAST MATCH POWER 13’.............................. £129....... £69 ULTRA CAST MATCH 13’ .......................................... £129....... £69 AMBASSADEUR ELITE MATCH 14’ ............................ £179..... £109 RENEGADE MATCH 14’............................................. £139 ....... £79 RENEGADE SPECIALIST FLOAT 13’3”........................ £139 ....... £79 ESPIRIT MATCH POWER 13’ ..................................... £119....... £69 MAX DOMINATOR MATCH 13’ .................................... £79....... £45 SIRIUS MATCH 13’ ..................................................... £89....... £49 SIRIUS MATCH 14’ ..................................................... £99....... £55 SEGRA MATCH POWER 13’....................................... £139 ....... £79 EQUALISER MATCH 13’ .............................................. £69....... £39 EQUALISER MATCH POWER 13’.................................. £69....... £39 PHAZER MATCH 13’ ................................................... £69....... £39 PHAZER MATCH POWER 13’....................................... £69....... £39 TRANSMITTER MATCH 13’ ......................................... £89....... £49 ENTICER MATCH 12’ .................................................. £53....... £39 ENTICER MATCH 13’ .................................................. £59....... £39 DAM RODS ..............................................................RRP .......O/P FIGHTER MATCH 13’ .................................................. £35....... £19 DAIWA SENSOR Z 13’ MATCH................................................ £59....... £39 TOZM 14’ POWER...................................................... £89....... £59 TOURNAMAX 13’ WAGGLER ....................................... £75....... £49 VERTICE MATCH 13’ WAGGLER .................................. £55....... £37 VERTICE POWER MATCH 13’ ...................................... £55....... £37 VERTICE X POWER MATCH 13’ ................................... £55....... £37

MATCH THIS 6 PLUS

BROWNING MARGIN MASTER 8.5M..............................£185.....£99

COMPETITION 421 16m (8 x TOP KITS)....£2800 .. £1499

AIRITY SYSTEM WHIP 8m (2 x KITS) ........£475 ...£375

SR3 SYSTEM WHIP 8m (1 x KIT) ..............£175 ...£129

MASSIVE SAVINGS

CONNOISSEUR 12' WAGGLER................................... £275 ..... £175 CONNOISSEUR 13' EX POWER WAGGLER ................ £299 ..... £189 YANK 'N' BANK 13' POWER FLOAT ........................... £130 ....... £69 LEEDA RODS POWERHOUSE WAGGLER 12’ ................................... £70 ....... £39 POWERHOUSE X WAGGLER 13’ .............................. £119 ....... £59 BLUE DIAMOND MATCH CARP 13’6” ...................... £189 ....... £79 MERIT MATCH CARP WAGGLER 13’........................... £79 ....... £39 GENERATION X MATCH 14’ ...................................... £139 ....... £69 GENERATION MATCH 13’ HOLLOW .......................... £129 ....... £59 ZOO CREATURE CARP WAGGLER 13’.......................... £90 ....... £49 POWERHOUSE CARP WAGGLER 13’............................ £80 ....... £39 SHAKESPEARE AERIAL MATCH 13’..................................................... £95 ....... £59 EON MATCH 13’ ......................................................... £79 ....... £49 FLAVIA MATCH 13’ ................................................... £100 ....... £69 ONSET MATCH 13’ ..................................................... £69 ....... £49 QUO MATCH 13’......................................................... £46 ....... £33 MACH 2 COMMERCIAL FLOAT 13' .............................. £65 ....... £40 MACH 1 XT PELLET WAGGLER 11' ............................. £45 ....... £34 MACH 2 13' MATCH ................................................... £65 ....... £40 MACH 3 XT 13' MATCH ............................................ £100 ....... £69 BROWNING BLACK MAGIC 13’ CARP MATCH .............................. £179 ....... £79 ACCESS MATCH 13’ ................................................... £79 ....... £45 CLUB CARP MATCH 13’.............................................. £89 ....... £39 AGGRESSOR POWER MATCH 13’.............................. £179 ....... £79 MITCHELL SPECIAL MATCH 13’................................................... £69 ....... £49 CHALLENGE MATCH 14’ ............................................. £99 ....... £49 PRESTIGE MATCH 13’ .............................................. £219 ..... £109 PRESTIGE MATCH 14’ .............................................. £239 ..... £119 PRESTIGE MATCH 15’ .............................................. £289 ..... £129 DOMINATOR MATCH 13’ ............................................ £69 ....... £39 OPTIMA STRONG 13’ ................................................. £99....... £59 SHIMANO BEASTMASTER AX COMMERCIAL FLOAT 12’ ............ £129....... £89 BEASTMASTER AX COMMERCIAL FLOAT 13’ ............ £139....... £99 BEASTMASTER AX COMMERCIAL PELLET 12’6”....... £175..... £119 COMPRE MATCH 13’ SPECIMEN............................... £149....... £79 MISCELLANEOUS BRANDS MILO SCUBALIGHT 13’ MATCH................................... £99....... £49 MILO SCUBA FEEDER 12’........................................... £99....... £49 MILO CLUB CLASS 13’ POWER FLOAT ........................ £79....... £45 MILO CLUB CLASS MEDIUM FEEDER 12’.................... £79....... £49 MILO CLUB CLASS 13’ MEDIUM FLOAT ...................... £79....... £45 MILO PROGRESSOR MATCH 13’ ............................... £169....... £89 MILO BIG FISH CARP 11’............................................ £59....... £29 MILO STRATOS MATCH 13’ ........................................ £79....... £39 MILO STRATOS LIGHT/MEDIUM FEEDER 12’ ............... £79....... £49 MILO 21ST CENTURY 20’ BOLO ............................... £239....... £99 MILO 21ST CENTURY 14’ MATCH ............................. £169....... £79 MILO 21ST CENTURY 13’ HEAVY FEEDER (TWIN TOP) .... £199 ..... £119 MILO LIGHT FEEDER 11’6”....................................... £179....... £89 MILO KOEX LIGHT/MEDIUM FEEDER 12’................... £149....... £79 MILO KOEX HEAVY FEEDER 13’ ................................ £169....... £99 FISHERMANS FRIEND 11’ CANAL

(13’ COMBI BUTT FREE) ............................................. £87....... £59 FISHERMANS FRIEND MED/HEAVY FEEDER 12’ (100% CARBON) ..................................... £69....... £49 SUNDRIDGE NEBULUS MATCH 13’ ............................. £99....... £59 MAVER ABYSS 14’ MATCH ....................................... £110 ....... £69 KORUM 13’ FLOAT ................................................... £149 ....... £89 ABU GARCIA LEAD RODS CONOLON FEEDER 12’ ............................................. £159 ....... £89 CONOLON FEEDER 11’8”/13’ ................................... £169 ....... £99 CONOLON FEEDER 11’6” ......................................... £149 ....... £79 ULTRA CAST FEEDER 11’6”...................................... £149 ....... £79 EXCELLENCE FEEDER 11’6”..................................... £189 ....... £99 ESPIRIT SPECIALIST AVON FEEDER 11’6”................. £119 ....... £79 EQUALISER MULTI-TIP 11'6” ...................................... £69....... £39 EQUALISER CARP FEEDER 11’6” ................................ £69....... £39 PHAZER FEEDER 13’ .................................................. £69....... £39 PHAZER FEEDER 11’6”............................................... £69 ....... £39 ENTICER FEEDER 11’6”.............................................. £49....... £29 DAM LEGER RODS CARBOMESH MULTI FEEDER 11’6”........................... £135 ....... £59 PARA MULTI TIP 10’ ................................................... £90....... £39 PARA MULTI TIP 10’6”.............................................. £100 ....... £39 PARA MULTI TIP 11’ ................................................. £110 ....... £49 CARBOMESH FEEDER 12’ ........................................ £145 ....... £59 QUICKFIRE FEEDER 11’ .............................................. £69....... £39 KC CLUBMAN CARP FEEDER 12’ ................................ £99....... £49 DAIWA LEAD RODS MWSL 116 Q ........................................................... £140 ....... £65 VULCAN X 12’ TWIN TOP QUIVER................................ £99....... £65 VERTICE 13’ QUIVER .................................................. £50....... £37 VULCAN X 13’ FIXED QUIVER .................................... £119 ....... £75 CONNOISSEUR 10'/11' BOMB .................................. £299 ..... £189 CONNOISSEUR MED QUIVER 12' .............................. £299 ..... £189 CONNOISSEUR POWER QUIVER 12' .......................... £299 ..... £189 THEORY 12' FEEDER ................................................ £170 ..... £109 YANK 'N' BANK 13' MEDIUM POWER FEEDER........... £130 ....... £69 SUNDRIDGE LEGER RODS NEBULA LEGER 10’ .................................................... £49....... £35 NEBULA LEGER 11’ .................................................... £59....... £39 NEBULA FEEDER 11’ .................................................. £69....... £39 SIRIUS 9’6” LEGER..................................................... £49....... £35 SKORPIO 10’ LEGER................................................... £53....... £36 BROWNING LEAD RODS BOB NUDD PREMIER FEEDER 12’............................. £149 ....... £69 BLACK MAGIC CARP FEEDER 13’ ............................. £179 ....... £79 SYNTEC CLUB FEEDER 12’ ......................................... £89....... £39 SYNTEC FEEDER 11’/13’ .......................................... £139 ....... £59 SYNTEC ACCESS FEEDER 12’ ..................................... £69....... £39 SYNTEC ACCESS FEEDER 11’/13’............................... £79....... £45 LEEDA LEAD RODS 5000 10’ MULTI PICKER ............................................. £90....... £59 STALLION LEGER 9’ ................................................... £49....... £33 STALLION LEGER 10’ ................................................. £59....... £39 DOMINATOR MULTI PICKER 10’ .................................. £69....... £39 LEEDA TWIN TIP 10’ ................................................... £79....... £39 LEEDA QUIVER 10’ ..................................................... £79....... £39 SILSTAR LEGER RODS

KONNECT MED/HEAVY FEEDER 13’......................... £189 ......£69 TACTIQ MED/HEAVY FEEDER 11’/13’....................... £169 ......£69 REAKT MATCHPICKER 8’6”.........................................£99 ......£49

RRP £185 O/P £99 SHAKESPEARE POWERPLAY MARGIN POLE 9m (1x TOP 2) RRP £120 O/P £69 DAIWA YANK - N - BANK 10m (2x T/KIT) RRP £250 O/P £189

RODS, POLES & REELS

IAN HEAPS CLUBPICKER 10’6”....................................£75 ......£44

ROYAL CLASS 10FT 9' LIGHT FEEDER ...................... £189 ....... £69 DIAFLEX HEAVY FEEDER 12'..................................... £169 ....... £99 SHAKESPEARE LEAD RODS FLAVIA FEEDER 11’6”/13’ (2 TIPS) ............................. £99....... £59 ONSET MED FEEDER 12’............................................ £90....... £66 BEAST FEEDER 12’ .................................................... £79....... £49 ONSET LIGHT FEEDER 12’ .......................................... £69....... £49 ONSET BITE FINDER 9’6” ........................................... £59....... £39 ODESSA METHOD FEEDER 12’ ................................... £90....... £66 QUO HEAVY FEEDER 12’............................................. £65....... £48 POWERPLAY FEEDER 12’ ........................................... £99....... £59 SUPERTEAM 11'/12'/13' .......................................... £179 ..... £109 MACH 1 XT QUIVER 9' ................................................ £33....... £25 MACH 2 XT COMERCIAL FEEDER 12'.......................... £50....... £35 MACH 3 XT 9'6" FEEDER ......................................... £100 ....... £69 MACH 3 XT 10'6" FEEDER ....................................... £100 ....... £69 MITCHELL LEAD RODS MITCHELL TOP FEEDER 12’ MED/HEAVY .................... £89....... £59 PRIVILEGE MEDIUM FEEDER 11’6” ........................... £115 ....... £79 CHALLENGE FEEDER 11’ ............................................ £85....... £64 CHALLENGE FEEDER 12’ ............................................ £95....... £72 MITCHELL MEDIUM FEEDER 11’ 6” ............................ £69....... £49

OCTOBER SPECIAL RODS SALE RODS AT COST OR BELOW FOR OCTOBER ONLY DAIWA VULCAN X TWIN TOP 12’ QUIVER.......£99....ONLY £65 DAIWA VULCAN X 13’ QUIVER......................£119....ONLY £75 GARBOLINO SQUAD 12’ POWER FEEDER......£69....ONLY £49 GARBOLINO CARRICK MATCH 13’.................£99....ONLY £59 BROWNING BLACK MAGIC 13’ CARP FEEDER .......£179....ONLY £79 ABU SUVERAN 12’/13’6” MATCH.................£239..ONLY £119 ABU ESPIRIT 13’ MATCH POWER ................£119....ONLY £69 ABU PHAZER 13’ FEEDER..............................£69....ONLY £39 ABU ULTRA CAST 11’6” FEEDER ................£149....ONLY £79 MITCHELL CHALLENGE 13’ MATCH...............£85....ONLY £39 MILO 21ST CENTURY 20’ BOLO ..................£239....ONLY £99 BROWNING BLACK MAGIC 13’ CARP MATCH..........£179....ONLY £79 MILO 21st CENTURY 14’ SPECIALIST ..........£169....ONLY £79 MIDDY M1 15’ FLOAT...................................£90....ONLY £59 MIDDY M1 13’ FLOAT...................................£70....ONLY £49 MIDDY GENETIC 13’ WAGGLER...................£100....ONLY £67 BROWNING SYNTEC CLUB FEEDER 12’.........£89....ONLY £39 MAVER ABYSS 2000 13’ MATCH................£110....ONLY £69 MAVER ABYSS 2000 14’ MATCH.................£110....ONLY £69 MAVER ENCOUNTER MATCH 13’...................£70....ONLY £39 LEEDA GENERATION BOMB/LIGHT FEEDER 11’4”...£129....ONLY £69 LEEDA GENERATION X METHOD POWER FEEDER..£129....ONLY £69

TDM 3012 (SINGLE HANDLE) DAIWA REEL RRP £150 O/P £89

DAIWA TORNADO Z 14' POWER FLOAT RRP £89 O/P £59 MAVER ABYSS 2000 14' MATCH RRP £110 O/P £69 DAIWA TORNAMAX 13' WAGGLER RRP £75 O/P £51 NEW TEAM DAIWA 8m MARGIN POWER POLE RRP £130 O/P £109 THEORY 12' PELLET WAGGLER RRP £160 O/P £99

MITCHELL MAG PRO LITE 200 RRP £160 O/P £119

MAP ACS 4000 FRONT DRAG RRP £90 O/P £73

SHIMANO TECHNIUM 5000 CFC RRP £160 O/P £130

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MATCHBOX SYSTEMS

NEW DAIWA SEATBOX

DAIWA

TOURNAMENT 400 SEATBOX RRP £565

ONLY £399 MAVER SEATBOXES

NEW MAVER

ELITE SEATBOX

(inc free wheel kit)

RRP £500

ONLY £429

MAVER MXi SERIES 5 ES

(inc free wheel kit)

RRP £475

SILSTAR

CX40 ...................................£29 ... £19 FX40B..................................£26 ... £19

ONLY £399

MAVER MXi SERIES 4ES

SPECIAL OFFER ON PRESTON IN JUICE MAGGOT FLAVOURINGS

(inc free wheel kit)

RRP £450

ANISEED - MAPLE - STRAWBERRY - TUTTI FRUTTI NORMAL RRP 25P EACH

MAVER MXi

MSX 3-DRAWER BOX +FOOTPLATE+LARGE SIDE TRAY RRP £250.00 ONLY £189.00

4 TUBE HOLDALL....................................................£55........£46 6/8 TUBE HOLDALL..................................................£60........£50 8/10 TUBE HOLDALL................................................£65........£55 10/12 TUBE HOLDALL.............................................£85 ...... £71 DOUBLE READY ROD HOLDALL ....................£55 ...... £46 POLE HOLDALL ............................................£30 ...... £25 JUMBO CARRYALL........................................£45 ...... £38 COMMERCIAL CARRYALL .............................£43 ...... £36 SINGLE NET BAG....................................................... £15 DOUBLE NET BAG.........................................£30 ...... £25 ACCESSORY BAG..........................................£19 ...... £16 REEL CASE.................................................................. £6

SENSAS SEATBOX FOR 2014 SENSAS 760 SEATBOX INTRO OFFER

GAMAKATSU LINES ORIGINAL GAMAKATSU G-LINE .08 DIA 1.4lb.09 DIA 1.7lb .10 DIA 2.1lb.12 DIA 2.9lb .14 DIA 3.9lb.16 DIA 5lb .18 DIA 6.3lb.20 DIA 7.8lb .22 DIA 9.3lb.24 DIA 11.9lb .26 DIA 14.3lb

ALL £7.75 EACH ANY 3 FOR £20 - ANY 5 FOR £31

NEW SUPER G-LINE .06 DIA 0.88lb .10 DIA 2.23lb .14 DIA 4.1lb .18 DIA 6.7lb .22 DIA 9.8lb .26 DIA 17.9lb

.08 DIA 1.5lb .12 DIA 3.1lb .16 DIA 5.4lb .20 DIA 8.3lb .24 DIA 15lb .28 DIA 19.4lb

ALL £9.75 EACH ANY 3 FOR £25.50 ANY 5 FOR £39

RRP £449

ONLY £325 SENSAS 710 SEATBOX INTRO OFFER

MATRIX SEATBOXES

RRP £425

ONLY £299 NEW ABU 506 CLOSED FACE REEL

ON SPECIAL OFFER

MATRIX SUPERBOX 1 SEATBOX RRP £525...........................£399

RRP £85.00

MATRIX MATCH MASTER SEATBOX

MAVER POWERLITE 15’/17’ ROD RRP £115 O/P £83

DAIWA WHISKER 3012 RRP £110 O/P £64

EACH SACHET WILL BE ENOUGH FOR 2 PINTS OF MAGGOTS

ALL

TRIPLE KEEPNET ARM................................. £13 POLE SUPPORT ARM 20” ............................ £13 POLE SUPPORT ARM 30” ............................ £15 FEEDER ARM 20” ........................................ £13 FEEDER ARM 30” ........................................ £15 MULTI POLE SUPPORT (SQ LEG) .................. £25 SIDE POLE SUPPORT ARMS (SQ LEG) .......... £15 SMALL POLE ROLLER ................................... £3 BROLLY ARM................................................. £6 POLE SOCK................................................... £5 POLESOCK ADAPTER SET............................ £12 POLE TOP KIT ARM (EXTENDABLE) .............. £30 ADD ADAPTER 3” .......................................... £6 ADD ADAPTER 6” .......................................... £7 ADD ADAPTER 9” .......................................... £8 ADD ADAPTER BLOCK ................................... £4

NEW MAVER MXI LUGGAGE

SERIES 201

100 ASSORTED NORMALLY £25.00 FOR ONLY £7.99

EXCELLENT FOR COMMERCIAL CARP FISHERIES

ONLY £375

NEW SC1 SYSTEM .............................. £320.. £289 NEW SC2 SYSTEM .............................. £350.. £315 NEW SC3 SYSTEM .............................. £370.. £329 NEW SX3 STOOL ................................ £110.... £99 NEW SX4 STOOL ................................ £130.. £117 NEW SX3 SEATBOX ............................. £150 .. £135 NEW SX4 SEATBOX ............................. £170 .. £153 NEW SX3 SYSTEM .............................. £190.. £169 NEW SX4 SYSTEM .............................. £210.. £189 ACCESSORIES UNIVERSAL ADJUSTABLE FOOTREST.........£60..... £54 SX SINGLE ARM SIDE TRAY .................................. £25 SX MEGA SIDE TRAY .................................£50..... £45 SX XL MEGA SIDE TRAY.............................£55..... £49 SX SIDE FOOTREST .............................................. £35 SX 60mm TRAY .................................................... £30 SX 60mm TRAY (3 DIVISIONS) ...................£40..... £36 SX 60mm TRAY (4 DIVISIONS) ...................£40..... £36 SX 60mm POLE WINDER TRAY (58 WINDERS)£45. £40 SX 60mm POLE WINDER TRAY (86 WINDERS)£70. £63 MATCHBOX ADD-ADAPTERS

RRP £270

ONLY £229

BUY BOTH FOR £139

ONLY £59.00

RRP £435...........................£399

PRODUCTS MUST BE CLEARED. ALL HAVE MASSIVE SAVINGS. ALL AT OUR COST OR BELOW POLES

FLOAT RODS RRP O/P

AGGRESSOR ALCHEMY 12.5m (2 x KITS)................. £799..... £250 MARGIN MASTER II 8.5m ........................................ £185....... £99 AGGRESSOR CONTROLLER MARGIN 10m (1 x KIT).. £189....... £99 GHOSTBUSTER 12.5m (1 x KIT)............................... £599..... £199 GT 4000 12.3m (1 x KIT)......................................... £699..... £199 CARBOXY POWER CARP 13m (2 x KITS) .................. £899..... £299 B4000 13m (1 x KIT)............................................... £799..... £250 SNIPER 13m (2 x KITS)............................................ £399 ..... £229

POLES G-MAX SUPER LEGION 16M (9 x KITS) ..........................£2699... £2399 G-MAX SUPER MATCH 16M (9 x KITS) ...........................£2000... £1889 G-MAX COMP CARP 16M (7 x KITS) ..............................£1300... £1299 G-MAX POWER LEGION 14.5M (6 x KITS) ........................£975..... £879 G-MAX MATCH 3 16M (8 x KITS ....................................£1830... £1599 G-MAX MATCH 5 16M (6 x KITS ....................................£1260... £1099 G-MAX POWER CARP C1 14.5M (5 x KITS) ......................£950..... £799 G-MAX POWER CARP C1 13M (6 x KITS) .........................£700..... £599 G-MAX 600 14.5 (4 x KITS) .............................................£790..... £659 G-MAX MARGIN CARP 500 13M ......................................£500..... £379

CLEARANCE GARBOLINO POLES MAXIM POWER CARP 350 11.5M....................................£249..... £159 MAXIM COMP MATCH 400 13M (2 x KITS)......................£450..... £299 SARCEN 11M (1 x KIT) ....................................................£239....... £99 BAZOOKARP 9.5M...........................................................£142...... £99 SNIPER 12.5m (1 x TOP KIT)............................................£329..... £189 SUPER G 9 16M (7 x TOP KITS) .....................................£3019... £1699 SUPER G 8 16M (7 x TOP KITS) .....................................£2475... £1249 SQUAD MAX COMPETITION 5 14.5M (4 x TOP KITS) ........£450..... £369 MARGIN MANAGER 6.4M ................................................£199....... £69

POLE KITS MATCHLITE MATCH TOP 2......................................£85 ..... £71 MATCHLITE SIDE PULLER (MatchTOP 2’s) ..............£90 ..... £75 UNIVERSAL POWER TOP 2......................................£45 ..... £39 UNIVERSAL SIDE PULLER POWER TOP 2.................£60 ..... £50 POWERLITE POWER TOP 2 .....................................£85 ..... £71 POWERLITE SIDE PULLER POWER TOP 2................£90 ..... £75 POWERLITE EX POWER TOP 2 ................................£85 ..... £71 POWERLITE SIDE PULLER EX POWER TOP 2...........£90 ..... £75 TOP 2 KIT PULLER CONVERTOR .............................£30 ..... £26 NUMBER 4 SECTION PULLER CONVERTOR .............£30 ..... £26 NUMBER 5 SECTION PULLER CONVERTOR .............£30 ..... £26 EXTENDING CUPPING KIT & CUPS ..........................£60 ..... £50 UNVERSAL POWER TOP 2 KIT (K2P/SPLV)...............£80 ..... £64 UNVERSAL SUPERPOWER TOP 2 KIT (K2P/PLGV) ....£80 ..... £64

FLOAT RODS VIPER MATCH WAGGLER 13’ ............................................£40....... £34 ROCKET CARP WAGGLER 10’ ............................................£33 ... £30 ROCKET CARP WAGGLER 11’ ............................................£40....... £34 ROCKET CARP WAGGLER 12 (2 Piece)’..............................£47....... £40 ROCKET CARP WAGGLER 12 (3 Piece)’..............................£45....... £40 ROCKET CARP WAGGLER 13’ ............................................£50....... £42

BLACK MAGIC 13’ CARP MATCH ............................. £179....... £79 ACCESS MATCH 13’ .................................................. £79....... £45 CLUB CARP MATCH 13’............................................. £89....... £39 AGGRESSOR POWER MATCH 13’............................. £179 ...... £79

LEAD+FEEDER RODS BOB NUDD PREMIER FEEDER 12’............................ £149....... £69 BLACK MAGIC CARP FEEDER 13’ ............................ £179....... £79 SYNTEC CLUB FEEDER 12’ ........................................ £89....... £39 SYNTEC CLUB FEEDER 11’/13’................................ £139....... £59

MAXIM COMMERCIAL WAGGLER 11’6”..............................£50....... £42 MAXIM COMMERCIAL WAGGLER 13’/14’ MEDIUM.............£60....... £49 MAXIM COMMERCIAL WAGGLER 13’/14’ HEAVY................£60....... £49 MAXIM COMMERCIAL WAGGLER 13’/14’ EX HEAVY...........£60....... £49 MAXIM SLIDER 14’/15’ .....................................................£65....... £53 MAXIM SPECI CARP 13’ ....................................................£65....... £53 MAXIM PELLET COMBO TWIN TIP 11’6” ............................£80....... £59 G-SYSTEM COMMERCIAL WAGGLER 12’ .........................£140..... £113 G-SYSTEM MATCH WAGGLER 13’ (LIGHT)........................£170..... £135 G-SYSTEM MATCH WAGGLER 13’ (HEAVY).......................£170..... £135 G-SYSTEM MATCH WAGGLER 13’ (EX HEAVY)..................£170..... £135 G-SYSTEM MATCH SLIDER 14’........................................£180..... £145 G-SYSTEM MATCH LONG FLOAT 15’ ...............................£225..... £169 G-SYSTEM MATCH LONG FLOAT 17’ ...............................£280..... £199 G-MAX COMMERCIAL WAGGLER 11’6” (LIGHT)................£200..... £155 G-MAX COMMERCIAL WAGGLER 11’6” (MEDIUM)............£200..... £155 G-MAX MATCH WAGGLER 13’ (LIGHT)...............................£250..... £185 G-SYSTEM MATCH WAGGLER 13’ (HEAVY)........................£250..... £185 G-SYSTEM MATCH WAGGLER 13’ (EX HEAVY).....................£250..... £185 KOI CARP MATCH 13’ (POWER) .........................................£70....... £57 KOI CARP MATCH 13’ (EX POWER) ....................................£70....... £57 KOI CARP MATCH 14’ (POWER) .........................................£70....... £57 SUPER G 15’ LONG FLOAT...............................................£185..... £139 SUPER G 17’ LONG FLOAT...............................................£220..... £159 MAYHEM SPEED CARP COMBO 11’ ...................................£80....... £59 CARRICK MATCH 13’ .........................................................£99....... £59 G-MAX BOLO 6M ............................................................£200..... £155 G-MAX BOLO 7M ............................................................£215..... £169 G-MAX BOLO 8M ............................................................£240..... £179 MAXIM BOLO 6M ............................................................£100....... £79 MAXIM BOLO 7M ............................................................£130..... £105

FEEDER RODS ROCKET CARP PICKER 8’ ............................................................... £25 ROCKET CARP PICKER 9’ ............................................................... £27 ROCKET CARP PICKER 10’ ............................................................. £30 ROCKET CARP FEEDER 11’ (2 PIECE).................................£37....... £31 ROCKET CARP FEEDER 11’ (3 PIECE).................................£40....... £34 ROCKET CARP FEEDER 12’ (2 PIECE).................................£40....... £34 ROCKET CARP FEEDER 12’ (3 PIECE).................................£43....... £36 ROCKET CARP FEEDER 12’ POWER (3 PIECE) ...................£60....... £49 ROCKET CARP FEEDER 13’ POWER (3 PIECE) ...................£70....... £57 ROCKET CARP PELLET COMBO 11’ ..................................£55....... £46 MAXIM CARP PICKER 9’ (2 PIECE) .....................................£40....... £34 MAXIM CARP PICKER 10’ (2 PIECE) ...................................£43....... £36 MAXIM CARP FEEDER 11’ (2 PIECE) ..................................£60....... £49 MAXIM CARP FEEDER 12’ (3 PIECE) ..................................£65....... £53 MAXIM CARP FEEDER 13’ MEDIUM ...................................£80....... £67 MAXIM CARP FEEDER 13’ POWER.....................................£85....... £69 MAXIM CARP FEEDER 13’ EXTRA POWER..........................£90....... £73 MAXIM CARP FEEDER 14’ EXTRA POWER........................£110....... £89

FISHERMAN’S FRIEND

ACCESS FEEDER 12’ ................................................. £69....... £39 ACCESS FEEDER 11’/13’ ........................................... £79....... £45

CLEARANCE REELS ENERGY TI-MAG 430............................................... £129....... £59 SYNTEC ST 330 ....................................................... £50....... £29 SYNTEC STX 650 CARP ............................................. £69....... £44 8506......................................................................... £65 ....... £42 ENERGY TI-MAG 930............................................... £129....... £69 COOL VIPER 850 BAITRUNNER .................................. £45....... £34

ZEBCO RHINO RODS

THESE RODS ARE UNBREAKABLE AND COME WITH A LIFETIME GUARANTEE AGAINST BREAKAGE WHILE FISHING (“BEST ROD I’VE SEEN” TONY TROTH, FISHERMAN’S FRIEND) SPECIALIST CARP 12’ .....................................£129 ............£79

NEW BLACK MAGIC LUGGAGE 6-TUBE HOLDALL ..................................................... £49....... £29 12-TUBE HOLDALL ................................................... £59....... £35 CARRYALL................................................................. £39....... £26

PLATFORMS & SIDE TRAYS MINI DELUXE SIDE TRAY (Fits round legs) .................. £19....... £10 GROUNDBAIT SIDE TRAY (Fits round legs).................. £22 ....... £15

TO CLEAR • TO CLEAR • TO CLEAR

MAXIM PELLET COMBO 11’ 6”..........................................£80....... £65 G-SYSTEM PICKER 9’ ......................................................£150..... £119 G-SYSTEM PICKER 10’ ....................................................£160..... £129 G-SYSTEM FEEDER 11’ (3 PIECE) ....................................£170..... £135 G-SYSTEM FEEDER 12’ (3 PIECE) ....................................£180..... £145 G-SYSTEM FEEDER 13’ POWER ......................................£225..... £169 G-SYSTEM FEEDER 13’ EXTRA POWER ...........................£250..... £179 G-SYSTEM DISTANCE FEEDER 13’ ..................................£200..... £155 G-SYSTEM MINI CARP 10’...............................................£150..... £119 G-SYSTEM MINI CARP 11’...............................................£160..... £129 G-SYSTEM MINI CARP 12’...............................................£170..... £135 G-MAX BOMB 10’ (LIGHT) ...............................................£250..... £179 G-MAX BOMB 10’ (MEDIUM) ...........................................£250..... £179 G-MAX FEEDER 11’ (3 PIECE) ..........................................£275..... £199 G-MAX FEEDER 12’ (3 PIECE) ..........................................£275..... £199 G-MAX FEEDER 13’ (3 PIECE) ..........................................£275..... £199 SQUAD POWER FEEDER 12’ ..............................................£69....... £49 MAYHEM FEEDER 13’ (EXTRA POWER) ............................£120....... £79

WHIPS MAXIM 5M ........................................................................£80....... £65 MAXIM 6M ......................................................................£100....... £79 MAXIM 7M ......................................................................£130..... £105 MAXIM 8M ......................................................................£150..... £119 ANANGA 3M......................................................................£30....... £19 RAFALE 3M .......................................................................£33....... £21 RAFALE 3.1M ....................................................................£40....... £26 SWIFTIE 2.5M ...................................................................£55....... £39 SWIFTIE 3M ......................................................................£64....... £45 SWIFTIE 3.5M ...................................................................£69....... £49

LUGGAGE G-MAX 6 TUBE HOLDALL ....................................................... £75 ........£61 G-MAX 8 TUBE HOLDALL ....................................................... £80 ........£65 G-MAX 8+ TUBE HOLDALL ..................................................... £80 ........£65 G MAX CARRYALL (LARGE) ..................................................... £60 ........£49 G MAX CARRYALL (EXTRA LARGE).......................................... £65 ........£53 G MAX COOLBAG ................................................................... £60 ........£49 ROCKET 6-TUBE HOLDALL ..................................................... £35 ........£30 ROCKET 8-TUBE HOLDALL ..................................................... £43 ........£36 ROCKET 12-TUBE HOLDALL ................................................... £50 ........£42 ROCKET 4-ROD & REEL HOLDALL HOLDALL (1.5M)................ £40 ........£34 ROCKET 3-ROD & REEL HOLDALL HOLDALL (1.6M)................ £33 ........£28 ROCKET 3-ROD & REEL HOLDALL HOLDALL (1.9M)................ £40 ........£34 ROCKET RIGID HOLDALL (1.9M) ............................................. £40 ........£34 ROCKET CARRYALL................................................................ £35 ........£30 ROCKET SINGLE NET BAG .....................................................................£16 ROCKET DOUBLE NET BAG....................................................................£19 ROCKET ROUND NET BAG (SINGLE) .......................................................£17 ROCKET REEL CASE (SMALL) ................................................................£10 ROCKET REEL CASE (LARGE).................................................................£11

MAXIM 6-TUBE HOLDALL....................................................... £55 ........£46 MAXIM JUMBO HOLDALL (8 Tubes + 4 Rods)....................... £130 ........£99 MAXIM JUMBO READY ROD CASE (2-ROD) ............................. £33 ........£28 MAXIM RIGID HOLDALL (1.95M) ........................................... £110 ........£89 MAXIM RIGID ROD POUCH (SINGLE 1.65M)............................. £45 ........£38 MAXIM RIGID ROD POUCH (DOUBLE 1.65M) ........................... £50 ........£42 MAXIM RIGID ROD POUCH (DOUBLE 1.95M) ........................... £60 ........£50 MAXIM RIGID ROD POUCH (TREBLE 1.95M) ............................ £70 ........£59 MAXIM RIGID ROD POUCH (QUAD 1.65M) ............................... £75 ........£63 MAXIM CARRYALL (SMALL).................................................... £38 ........£32 MAXIM CARRYALL (LARGE)..................................................... £45 ........£38 MAXIM JUMBO CARRYALL ..................................................... £80 ........£65 MAXIM NET BAG (DOUBLE) .................................................... £27 ........£23 MAXIM NET BAG (MONSTER) ................................................. £30 ........£25 MAXIM ACCESSORY BAG (SMALL) .........................................................£10 MAXIM CATAPULT BAG..........................................................................£10 MAXIM GROUNDBAIT/PELLET/WORM BAG (MEDIUM) ............................£14 MAXIM GROUNDBAIT/PELLET/WORM BAG (LARGE) ...............................£15 EVA STINK BAG DOUBLE ....................................................... £29 ........£25 EVA STINK BAG TRIPLE........................................................... £33 ........£28 EVA STINK BAG DOUBLE LARGE............................................. £35 ........£30 EVA STINK BAG TRIPLE LARGE ............................................... £40 ........£34 EVA WET ACCESSORY BAG..................................................... £30 ........£25 EVA COOLER BAG................................................................... £65 ........£53 EVA BOOT BAG ......................................................................£33 ........£28 EVA ACCESSORY STORAGE PACK SMALL ..............................................£11 EVA ACCESSORY STORAGE PACK MEDIUM............................................£13 EVA ACCESSORY STORAGE PACK LARGE...............................................£15 EVA GROUNDBAIT BOWL (SMALL) ...........................................................£9 EVA GROUNDBAIT BOWL (LARGE)..........................................................£12 EVA GROUNDBAIT BOWL ZIPPED TOP (LARGE).......................................£18

NETS & HANDLES ROUND SILVER PAN NET 16”............................................................ £7 SUPER FINE SILVER PAN NET 16”................................................... £10 SUPER FINE SILVER PAN NET 18”................................................... £11 CARP BLUE HAIR NET 20” .............................................................. £10 CARP BLUE HAIR NET 22” .............................................................. £11 CARP MATCH NET 18” ................................................................... £13 CARP MATCH NET 20” ................................................................... £14 CARP SCOOP NET 20”.................................................................... £10 CARP SCOOP NET 22”.................................................................... £11 CARP SCOOP NET 24”.................................................................... £13 RUBBER MESH CARP 24”............................................................... £15 ROCKET RECT KEEPNET 2M ........................................................... £20 ROCKET RECT KEEPNET 2.5M ........................................................ £23 ROCKET RECT KEEPNET 3M ........................................................... £27 SQUAD MAX MONSTER ROUND CARP KEEPNET 3M ..........£55....... £45 SQUAD MAX MONSTER ROUND CARP KEEPNET 4M ..........£65....... £53 SQUAD MAX RECT CARP KEEPNET 2M ..............................£43....... £36 SQUAD MAX RECT CARP KEEPNET 3M ..............................£47....... £40

SQUAD MAX RECT CARP KEEPNET 4M ..............................£55....... £46 SQUAD MAX RECT RIVER KEEPNET 3.5M ..........................£50....... £41 SQUAD MAX RECT SILVERS KEEPNET 2.5M .......................£45....... £37 SQUAD MAX RECT COMMERCIAL COMBI NET SET.............£90....... £73 NETSY TWIN SCOOP 366 HANDLE 3M .............................£120....... £89 NETSY TWIN SCOOP 366 HANDLE 4M .............................£160..... £119 NETSY TWIN SCOOP 366 HANDLE 5.5M ..........................£200..... £149 ROCKET POWER CARP HANDLE 2.4M................................£40....... £31 ROCKET POWER CARP HANDLE 3.6M................................£48....... £37 ROCKET POWER CARP HANDLE 4.8M................................£55....... £42

CLOTHING GARBOLINO CAP .............................................................................. £7 GARBOLINO FISHING APRON .............................................£30....... £25 GARBOLINO SUMMER BRIMMED HAT ............................................. £10 G-MAX POLO SHIRT (S-XXXL) ............................................£30....... £25 GARBOLINO TEAM SWEATSHIRT (M-XXXL) ........................£40....... £32 GARBOLINO TEAM T-SHIRT (S-XXXL).................................£23....... £20 G-MAX T-SHIRTS (S-XXXL) ................................................£20....... £18 GARBOLINO TEAM HOODIE (M-XXXL) ................................£45....... £39 G-MAX FULL ZIP HOODIE (M-XXXL) ...................................£45....... £39 SQUAD MAX JACKET BIB N BRACE + FLEECE (XXXL ONLY)...£255..... £169 SQUAD MAX BIB N BRACE (SMALL + XXXL ONLY)).................£90....... £75 SQUAD MAX SUPER FLEECE (S, M, L, XXL, XXXL ONLY))..........£65....... £45 SQUAD MAX JACKET (S + XL + XXL + XXXL ONLY))...............£90....... £75 G-MAX BIB N BRACE (S + XXXL ONLY) ............................£120....... £89 GARBOLINO FLEECE (XXL ONLY)........................................£40....... £34

GARBOLINO ACCESSORIES PELLET CONE / BAIT PRESS ............................................................ £7 PELLET CONE / BAIT PRESS SPARE BUNGS ...................................... £4 PELLET PUMP ............................................................................... £10 PELLET BANDER TOOL ............................................................... £5.50 PELLET BANDS (MICRO) .................................................................. £3 RIG RETRIEVER KIT ..................................................................... £7.50 V TRIPOD ROLLER.............................................................£80....... £60 FLATBED ROLLER (500mm) ..............................................£60....... £49 FLATBED ROLLER (650mm) ..............................................£75....... £59

NEW GARBO LINE .06 .07 .08 .09 .105 .125 .14

1lb 1lb 5oz 1lb 13oz 2lb 7oz 2lb 13oz 4lb 6oz 5lb 2oz

.16 .18 .20

6lb 4oz 7lb 8lb 11oz

ALL £6.00 EACH 3 FOR £16.00 5 FOR £24.00

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PRODUCTS POLES NEW SIGNATURE 1000 16M (9 x KITS)..........................£4350 ....£3250 NEW SIGNATURE 800 16M (9 x KITS)............................£2400 ....£1800 NEW SIGNATURE 600 16M (7 x KITS)............................£2000 ....£1500 NEW SIGNATURE 400 16M (5 x KITS)............................£1600 ....£1200 NEW ELITE CARP 4 16M (8 x KITS) ...............................£2400 ....£2000 NEW ELITE CARP 3 16M (8 x KITS) ...............................£2150 ....£1600 NEW ELITE CARP 2 14.5M (6 x KITS) ............................£1600 ....£1200 NEW ELITE CARP 2 13M (6 X KITS)...............................£1350 ....£1000 NEW ELITE CARP 1 14.5M (6 x KITS) ............................£1200 ......£900 NEW ELITE CARP 1 13M (6 x KITS) ...............................£1075 ......£800 NEW ENIGMA SERIES 1 16M (4 x KITS).........................£1065 ......£635 NEW ENIGMA SERIES 2 16M (5 x KITS).........................£1335 ......£899 RETRIBUTION SX CARP 14.5M (4 X KITS) ........................£800 ......£499 GRIM REAPER SX 13M (3 x KITS).....................................£535 ......£349 RESPECT 13M (2 X KITS).................................................£400 ......£245 STRONG ARM 11M..........................................................£185 ......£129 ABYSS X 9.5M...................................................................£70 ........£49 THEMA 9M MARGIN (1 X KITS) ........................................£155 ........£94 POWERLITE 9M MARGIN (2 X KITS) .................................£200 ......£135

MAVER CLEARANCE POLES REALITY MARGIN 8.5m (1 x KIT)......................................£175 ......£139 COMPETITION 421 16m (8 x KITS) ................................£2800 ....£1499 METALLICA 14.5m (2 x TOP KITS) ...................................£725 ......£399 B31 14.5m (1 x TOP KIT) ...............................................£1849 ......£699 ZEPHYR 16m (3 x TOP KITS)..........................................£1720 ......£699 COMPETITION MATCH THIS 4 PLUS 16m (9 x KITS).......£1867 ......£999 COMPETITION MATCH THIS 5 PLUS 16m (9 x KITS).......£2267 ....£1249 COMPETITION MATCH THIS 6 PLUS 16m (9 x KITS).......£3000 ....£1699 GRIM REAPER XB 13m (4 x TOP KITS) .............................£535 ......£299 131 13m (3 x TOP KITS) ..................................................£599 ......£299 APOCALYPSE 11.25m (1 x KIT) ........................................£200 ......£169 APOCALYPSE 13m (3 x KITS)...........................................£300 ......£249 MATCH THIS 5 SX 16M (9 X KITS)..................................£2267 ....£1299 MATCH THIS 6 SX 16M (9 X KITS)..................................£3000 ....£1699 SATANIC CARP 13M (3 X KITS) ........................................£534 ......£369 INVINCIBLE MARGIN 9.5M (1 X KITS)...............................£400 ......£249 SUPER TAPER SECTION (FITS MEDUSSA - MESSIAH - K RANGE POLES, SUPER POWER & DELIVERANCE II) ..................................£100 ........£39

MAVER POLE EXTENSIONS & KITS UNIVERSAL LONG BASE POWER KIT................................................ £47...........£42 SUPER TAPER SECTION ................................................................. £100...........£59 COMPETITION SERIES SHORT NO4.................................................. £80...........£72 UNIVERSAL CUPPING KIT AND CUPS................................................ £50...........£45 POWER KIT EXT............................................................................... £30...........£27 NEW COMPETITION SLOT POWER KIT............................................. £75...........£68 NEW POWERLITE SLOTTED POWER KIT.......................................... £80...........£72 NEW ELITE SHORTPOWER KIT (SLOTTED)....................................... £80...........£72 NEW ELITE FIGHTING NO.5 SECTION............................................... £80...........£72 NEW ELITE FIGHTING NO.6 SECTION............................................... £85...........£76 NEW ELITE FIGHTING NO.7 SECTION............................................... £90...........£81

MAVER WHIPS

SEATBOX ACCESSORIES

MAVER HOOKS

B20 6m (TELE-T/APART) ...................................................£179...... £119 RETRIBUTION 6m ..............................................................£119........ £79 RETRIBUTION 8m (EXT ONLY)..............................................£49........ £19 STEALTH 2m........................................................................£32........ £19 STEALTH 3m........................................................................£40........ £24 THEMA 5m........................................................................£104........ £74 VEGA 3m.............................................................................£35........ £21

MXi Elite Universal Sidetray.................................................................. £100............£84 MXi Pole Seat & Cross Drawer ............................................................... £50............£42 MXi Pole Seat......................................................................................... £37............£31 MXi Plastic Front Drawer...........................................................................................£13 MXi Plastic Side Drawer............................................................................................£15 MXi Replacement Hinge (set 2) ...................................................................................£6 MXi Single Cross Drawer Unit................................................................. £47............£40 MXi Double Cross Drawer Unit ............................................................... £70............£59 MXi Double Front Drawer Unit ................................................................ £70............£59 MXi Stacking Unit Lid & Handle.............................................................. £27............£23 MXi Stacking Unit ABS Lid & Handle....................................................... £30............£26 MXi 30mm Tray Unit............................................................................... £27............£23 MXi 30mm Tray with 18cm winders....................................................... £40............£34 MXi 30mm Tray with 26cm winders....................................................... £40............£34 MXi 30mm Tray with 19cm/13cm winders............................................. £40............£34 MXi 30mm Tray with 19cm winders....................................................... £40............£34 MXi 60mm Tray Unit............................................................................... £33............£28 MXi 100mm Tray Unit ............................................................................ £37............£31 MXi 20mm Stacking Module with Runners................................................................£23 MXi 20mm Stacking Module with moulded runners............................... £25............£21 MXi 30mm Tray + Divider Kit.................................................................. £30............£25 MXi Bait Bowl (fits on leg)..........................................................................................£18 MXi Rig Roost arm.....................................................................................................£20 MXi Compact side tray ..............................................................................................£23 MXi Leg Extender ........................................................................................................£4 MXi Spirit Level ...........................................................................................................£4 MXi Standard Round Legs (pack 2) ...........................................................................£13 MXi Extending Round Legs (pack 2) ..........................................................................£17 MXi Wheel Kit......................................................................................... £40............£34 MXi Barrow Arms (pack 2)...................................................................... £33............£28 MXi Series 1 + 101 Footplate................................................................. £57............£48 MX Keepnet /Accessory Bar ................................................................... £27............£23 MX Keepnet Arm (Long)...............................................................................................£9 MX Keepnet Arm (Short)..............................................................................................£8 MX Cross Arm .............................................................................................................£8 MX Umbrella Arm ........................................................................................................£8 MX Mini Bank Sticks (pack 2)......................................................................................£4 MX Accessory Arm + 2 Bank Sticks ..........................................................................£10 MX Aluminium Side Tray......................................................................... £23............£20 MX Side Tray & 2 Bowls ......................................................................... £40............£34 MX Deluxe Side Tray............................................................................... £55............£46 MX Bowl Attachment.................................................................................................£11 MX Roost Attachment..................................................................................................£7 MX Spray Bar Pole Support .................................................................... £35............£30 MX Bait Brolly......................................................................................... £27............£23 MX Pole Balling Arms (Set of 2) .............................................................. £30............£25 MX 18cm Winder Tray Set (pack of 12) .....................................................................£14 MX 22cm Winder Tray Set (pack of 10)......................................................................£14 MX 25cm Retainer Winders (pack of 10) .....................................................................£8 MX Universal Double Leg Feeder Arm........................................................................£20 MX Ripple Rest..........................................................................................................£11 MX Ripple Arm...........................................................................................................£11 Seatbox Strap............................................................................................................£13 MXi Slider WInders 13cm (20).....................................................................................£8 MXi Slider Winders 19cm (12).....................................................................................£8 MXi Slider Winders 26cm (10).....................................................................................£8

MT1 SPADE END (ALL-ROUND) BARBLESS..................14-22 ................... Per 10 ......£1.25 MT2 SPADE END (ALL-ROUND) MAGGOT & WORM BARBLESS10-18 .................. Per 10 ......£1.25 MT3 SPADE END FORGED BARBLESS .........................10-18 ................... Per 10 ......£1.25 MT4 EYED FORGED BARBLESS ...................................10-18 ................... Per 10 ......£1.25 MT5 EYED FORGED BARBLESS .................................... 8-14 ................... Per 10 ......£1.25 MT5 SPADE FORGED BARBLESS.................................12-16 ....................Per 10.......£1.25 MT6 SPADE PELLET + CORN BARBLESS.....................12-20 ....................Per 10 ......£1.25 MT7 EYED HAIR RIG HOOK BARBLESS ........................10-18 ....................Per 10.......£1.25 MT8 EYED METHOD FEEDER HOOK BARBLESS...........10-18 ....................Per 10.......£1.25 EAGLE SPECIAL INTURN FEEDER HOOKS BARBLESS 16+20 ONLY...........Per 10.......£1.50 NEW BANDED HAIR RIGS (STD HAIR) ..........................12-18 ......................Per 5.......£2.75 NEW BANDED HAIR RIGS (EXT HAIR) ...........................12-18 ......................Per 5.......£2.75 MT1 HOOKS TO NYLON ..............................................14-22 .........Per 10 (Allround) .......£2.00 MT3 HOOKS TO NYLON...............................................10-18 .............Per 10 (Carp) .......£2.00 MT5 HOOKS TO NYLON................................................. 8-16 ..... Per 10 (Power Carp) .......£2.00 MT6 HOOKS TO NYLON...............................................12-20 ............Per 10 (Pellet) .......£2.00 MT7 HOOKS TO NYLON...............................................10-18 .....Per 10 (Carp Feeder) .......£2.00 MT8 HOOKS TO NYLON...............................................10-18 ..Per 10 (Method Feeder)...........£2.00 1031 CARBON MATCH ALL-ROUND.............................12-20 ...................Per 20 ......£3.25 1030 NICKEL ALL-ROUND ...........................................14-18 ................... Per 20 ......£3.25 1041 CASTER & HEMP..............................................14+22 ....................Per 20...... £3.25 1040 NICKEL BREAD PUNCH.......................................14-22 ....................Per 20...... £3.25 1090 NICKEL MATCH STRONG .................................14 ONLY ....................Per 20...... £3.25 1164 RED PINKIE + CHOP WORM............................ 24 ONLY ................... Per 20 ......£3.25 1100 NICKEL SPECIMEN ............................................... 8-10 ...................Per 20...... £3.25 1130 NICKEL STRONG.......................................12+20 ONLY ................... Per 20 ......£3.25 1161 FINE WIRE POLE.................................................22-26 ................... Per 20 ......£3.25 1110 NICKEL SUPER STRONG................................... 14 only ................... Per 20...... £3.25 1021 NICKEL LONG SHANK......................................24 ONLY ................... Per 20 ......£3.25 1150 NICKEL EXTRA STRONG ..................................14 ONLY ................... Per 20...... £3.25 1195 BLACK WORM ..................................... 8+10+14 ONLY ...................Per 20 ......£3.25 1011 BLOOD WORM & SQUATT...................................18-26 ................... Per 20...... £3.25

MAVER KEEPNETS, LANDING NETS & HANDLES

NEW GROUNDBAIT WHISK ........................................................................................£17.00 POLE CLEANING KIT ...................................................................................................£17.00 CLEAN CAP SYSTEM (SET 4) ......................................................................................£12.00 EXPANDA SKID BUNG...................................................................................................£8.00 GRAPHITE POLE BUILD-UP SPRAY................................................................................£7.00 P.T.F.E. JOINT SAVE SPRAY............................................................................................£8.00 POLE CUP SET (3 CUPS)...............................................................................................£5.00 LINE FLOAT SPRAY .......................................................................................................£6.50 LINE SINK SPRAY..........................................................................................................£6.50 LAYFLAT HOOK WALLET (25cm) .................................................................................£10.00 LAYFLAT HOOK WALLET (35cm) .................................................................................£11.00 SEYMO LOOP TIER........................................................................................................£1.50 SLAMO DISGORGER .....................................................................................................£3.00 KNOTPICKER ................................................................................................................£5.00 SEYMO LUNCH PUNCH SET (SET 3)............................................................................£16.50 MEAT PUNCH SET (SET 4) ............................................................................................£6.00 SEYMO MEAT CUTTERS (SET 3)..................................................................................£27.00 SILTASTIC POLE ELASTIC SPRAY ..................................................................................£6.50 STONFO DOOBRY’S......................................................................................................£3.50 STONFO ELITE PLUMMETS (SET 3) (3gms, 8gms, 15gms) ...........................................£9.00 POLE POTS (SCREW-ON SET 4)....................................................................................£5.00 METAL BAIT DROPPERS (SET 3) .................................................................................£14.00 LEUAPIAMBO SHOT REMOVER .....................................................................................£7.50 TULIP POLE REST.........................................................................................................£5.00 METHOD SLIDING REST................................................................................................£6.00 6 DIVISION POLE ROOST ..............................................................................................£5.00 SEYMO SMILEY REST...................................................................................................£6.00 DOUBLE BLADE WEED CUTTER ..................................................................................£13.00 SINGLE BLADE WEED CUTTER......................................................................................£8.00 STONFO HAIR RIG SET..................................................................................................£6.00 INTERNAL POLE BUSHES (SET 4)................................................................................£10.00 SILICONE POLE FLOAT RUBBER (5 ASSORTED) ............................................................£6.00 WIND SOCK POLE ROOST.............................................................................................£6.00 WET WALL ALIGNERS (SET 3).......................................................................................£9.00 NEOPRENE ROD BANDS (SET 2)...................................................................................£5.00 WEIGH NET SUPPORT ARM...........................................................................................£8.00 QUICK RELEASE ADAPTER (NETS ETC.) ........................................................................£6.00 BAIT BANDS (3 SIZES)..................................................................................................£9.75 STONFO BAIT BANDS (2 SIZES)....................................................................................£3.60 STONFO BAIT NEEDLE (2 SIZES)...................................................................................£5.60 STONFO HAIR RIGS (2 SIZES) .......................................................................................£4.00 STONFO ADJUSTABLE LOOP TIER.................................................................................£4.00 STONFO BAIT PUNCHES (SET 3).................................................................................£13.50 PURE LATEX ELASTIC (SIZE 2-18) £3.50 EACH 3 FOR £9.00 5 FOR £13.50 PELLET PUMP (SET 2) ..................................................................................................£9.00 METAL FLASK 750ML...................................................................................................£9.00 LINE MARKER (WHITE)..................................................................................................£7.00

MAVER PLATINUM SYSTEM LUGGAGE PLATINUM SYSTEM CARRYALL....................£100 ............................... £84 PLATINUM SYSTEM ACCESSORY BAG ...........£19 ............................... £16 PLATINUM SYSTEM COOLER BAG..................£20 ............................... £17 4 TUBE HOLDALL...........................................£47 ............................... £40 6-8 TUBE HOLDALL.......................................£50 ............................... £42 8-10 TUBE HOLDALL.....................................£60 ............................... £50 10-12 TUBE HOLDALL...................................£75 ............................... £63 READY ROD HOLDALL (2 ROD) ......................£55 ............................... £46 READY ROD HOLDALL (3 ROD) ......................£65 ............................... £55 COMMERCIAL CARRYALL ..............................£43 ............................... £36 JUMBO CARRYALL.........................................£47 ............................... £40 DOUBLE KEEPNET BAG .................................£30 ............................... £25 JUMBO SUPER SEAL STINK BAG ...................£35 ............................... £30 REEL CASE .............................................................................................£6 SINGLE KEEPNET BAG...................................£18 ............................... £15 GROUNDBAIT BOWL SET...............................£28 ............................... £24 GROUNDBAIT BOWL (MEDIUM)...............................................................£8 SUPA SEAL EVA NET BAG (LARGE).................£40 ............................... £34 SUPA SEAL EVA BAG (X-LARGE).....................£47 ............................... £40 SUPA SEAL ACCESSORY BAG (MEDIUM)........£43 ............................... £36 SUPA SEAL ACCESSORY BAG (LARGE)...........£50 ............................... £42 MEGA CARRYALL...........................................£60 ............................... £50 POLE ROLLER BAG ........................................£25 ............................... £21

TEAM MAVER MATCH LUGGAGE 6 / 8 TUBE HOLDALL ......................................................£65 ........£47 8 / 10 TUBE HOLDALL ....................................................£70 ........£51 10 / 12 TUBE HOLDALL ..................................................£90 ........£65 COMMERCIAL CARRYALL ...............................................£40 ........£29 SINGLE KEEPNET BAG....................................................£17 ........£13

ABYSS X LUGGAGE 4 TUBE HOLDALL.................................................................. £43.........£36 8 TUBE HOLDALL.................................................................. £47.........£40 CARRYALL ............................................................................ £37.........£31 SINGLE NET BAG .................................................................. £16.........£14 DOUBLE NET BAG................................................................. £25.........£21 REEL CASE ............................................................................................. £6

FLOAT RODS

MAVER MXi RANGE OF SEATBOXES

REACTORLITE 12’ MATCH PELLET WAGLLER ..................................................£165 REACTORLITE MATCH 1 13’ ............................................................................£180 REACTORLITE MATCH 2 13’ .......................................................... £180.........£129 REACTORLITE 15’/18’ MATCH .........................................................................£215 NEW ELITE MATCH 10’ ...................................................................................£110 NEW ELITE MATCH 11’ ...................................................................................£120 NEW ELITE MATCH 12’ ...................................................................................£125 NEW ELITE MATCH 13’ ...................................................................................£135 NEW POWERLITE SX MATCH 10’ PELLET WAGGLER ....................... £85...........£69 NEW POWERLITE SX MATCH 11’ PELLET WAGGLER ....................... £95...........£77 NEW POWERLITE SX MATCH 12’ PELLET WAGGLER ..................... £100...........£81 NEW POWERLITE SX MATCH 13’ .................................................. £115...........£94 NEW POWERLITE SX MATCH 15’/17’ ........................................... £130.........£106 NEW POWERLITE SX COMMERCIAL COMBO 12’........................... £100...........£81 GENESIS BLACK ICE MATCH 10’ PELLET (2 PIECE).......................... £65...........£55 GENESIS BLACK ICE MATCH 11’ PELLET (2 PIECE).......................... £70...........£59 GENESIS BLACK ICE MATCH 12’ PELLET (2 PIECE).......................... £75...........£63 GENESIS BLACK ICE MATCH 12’ (3 PIECE)....................................... £67...........£55 GENESIS BLACK ICE MATCH 13’ (3 PIECE)....................................... £75...........£61 GENESIS BLACK ICE COMMERCIAL COMBO 12’ .............................. £80...........£65 GENESIS BLACK ICE EXTREME MATCH 15’.................................... £140.........£117 ABYSS 2000 13’ MATCH ............................................................... £110...........£69 ABYSS 2000 14’ MATCH ............................................................... £110...........£69 DISTINCTION MATCH 13’ (HEAVY).................................................. £189...........£99 GENESIS BLACK ICE 12’ READY ROD MATCH (2 PIECE) (A1415)...... £89...........£49 ENCOUNTER MATCH 13’ ................................................................. £70...........£39 ABYSS X MATCH PELLET 10’ (2 PIECE)............................................ £35...........£29 ABYSS X MATCH PELLET 11’ (2 PIECE)............................................ £37...........£30 ABYSS X MATCH PELLET 12’ (2 PIECE)............................................ £40...........£33 ABYSS X MATCH 12’ (3 PIECE) ........................................................ £40...........£33 ABYSS X MATCH 13’ (3 PIECE) ........................................................ £43...........£35 ABYSS X EUROMATCH 14’ (3 PIECE)................................................ £47...........£39 POWERLITE MATCH 11’ (PELLET).................................................... £95...........£69 POWERLITE MATCH 12’ (PELLET).................................................. £110...........£80 POWERLITE MATCH 13’................................................................. £110...........£80 POWERLITE MATCH 15’/17’........................................................... £115...........£83

NEW MXI ELITE (Black) (Front drawer).................£500 MXi ELITE (Green) (Front drawer)............. £500 ..£429 NEW MXI ELITE (Green) (Cross drawer) ... £500 ..£429 MXi SERIES 5ES........................................ £475 ..£399 MXi SERIES 4ES........................................ £450 ..£375 MXi SERIES 3ES (cross drawer)............... £315 ..£265 MXi SERIES 3ES (front drawer)................ £315 ..£265 NEW MXI SERIES 301 ES.....................................£315 MXi SERIES 201 ....................................... £270 ..£229 MXi SERIES 101 ....................................... £150 ..£125 MXI COMPACT (3 drawer)......................... £230 ..£189 ABYSS X (3 drawer)................................... £100 .... £84 MXI DELUXE TROLLEY................................ £70 .... £59

LEAD RODS REACTORLITE 9’ MULTI TIP..............................................................................£150 REACTORLITE 10’6” FEEDER (2 PIECE)............................................................£170 REACTORLITE 12’ READY ROD FEEDER (2 PIECE)............................................£190 NEW ELITE 10’ FEEDER ..................................................................................£115 NEW ELITE 11’ FEEDER ..................................................................................£120 NEW ELITE 12’ FEEDER ..................................................................................£125 NEW POWERLIGHT SX FEEDER SYSTEM 11’/12’/13’ .................... £215.........£179 NEW POWERLIGHT SX 8’ FEEDER (2 PIECE).................................... £77...........£63 NEW POWERLIGHT SX 9’ FEEDER (2 PIECE).................................... £80...........£65 NEW POWERLIGHT SX 10’ FEEDER (2 PIECE).................................. £90...........£73 NEW POWERLIGHT SX 11’ FEEDER (2 PIECE).................................. £95...........£77 NEW POWERLIGHT SX 12’ FEEDER (2 PIECE)................................ £115...........£94 NEW POWERLIGHT SX 12’ COMMERCIAL COMBO ........................ £100...........£81 GENESIS BLACK ICE 10’ FEEDER (2 PIECE)...................................... £65...........£55 GENESIS BLACK ICE 11’ FEEDER (2 PIECE)...................................... £70...........£57 GENESIS BLACK ICE 12’ FEEDER (2 PIECE)...................................... £77...........£63 GENESIS BLACK ICE 12’ FEEDER (3 PIECE)...................................... £75...........£61 GENESIS BLACK ICE COMMERCIAL COMBO 12’ .............................. £80...........£65 GENESIS EXTREME FEEDER 12’(100g) ........................................... £95...........£79 GENESIS EXTREME FEEDER 12’(150g) ......................................... £100...........£84 GENESIS EXTREME FEEDER 13’(100g) ........................................... £95...........£79 GENESIS EXTREME FEEDER 13’(130g) ......................................... £100...........£84 GENESIS EXTREME FEEDER 13’(150g) ......................................... £100...........£84 SPECIALIST BARBEL 12’ 11/2lbTC .................................................... £90...........£73 BARBEL SPECIALIST 12’ (A1565) .................................................. £179...........£99 ABYSS X 9’ FEEDER (2 PIECE) ....................................................... £37...........£30 ABYSS X 10’ FEEDER (2 PIECE) ....................................................... £40...........£33 ABYSS X 11’ FEEDER (2 PIECE) ....................................................... £45...........£37 ABYSS X 12’ FEEDER (2 PIECE) ....................................................... £47...........£39 ABYSS X 12’ FEEDER (3 PIECE) ....................................................... £50...........£41 RUNNER FEEDER 11’6” (HEAVY)...................................................... £70...........£49 RUNNER TWIN-TIP FEEDER 12’ ....................................................... £89...........£49 MICRO CRYSTAL MULTI-TIP 12’..................................................... £129...........£69 EXCELL 11’/13’ LIQUID CRYSTAL MULTI-TIP.................................. £159...........£89 POWERLITE FEEDER SYSTEM 11’/12’/13’..................................... £215.........£149 POWERLITE 10’ FEEDER (2 PIECE)................................................... £85...........£62 POWERLITE 11’ FEEDER (2 PIECE)................................................... £90...........£65 POWERLITE 12’ FEEDER (2 PIECE)................................................. £110...........£79 POWERLITE 12’ FEEDER (3 PIECE)................................................. £110...........£79 POWERLITE 13’ FEEDER (3 PIECE)................................................. £115...........£83 POWERLITE 12’/13’ 6” METHOD FEEDER...................................... £179...........£99

PRODUCTS POLES NEW TRILOGY PRO 2 16.5M (8 x KITS).............£3250 £2149 NEW ICONIC PRO POLE 16.5M (8 x KITS) .........£2330 £1449 NEW TRILOGY XRS POWER MARGIN 9m (2 x KITS)..£400 ..£315 NEW TRILOGY XRS POWER MARGIN 10.6m (2 x KITS).£520 ..£400 NEW TRILOGY 8M TELE/TAKE PART WHIP ..........£500 ..£379 NEW TRILOGY 9M TELE/TAKE APART WHIP ........£610 ..£469

CLEARANCE POLES ARACEPT 15.7M (4 x Kits) .................................. £1989...£999 VORTEX 12.5M (2 x Kits) ..................................... £491...£299 LIBERATOR 12.5M (1 x Kit)................................... £538...£199 REACTION 15.7M (4 x Kits) ................................ £3299 £1499 MATCH RODS J.ALLERTON PREMIER 13’.................................... £300...£239 J.ALLERTON PREMIER 15’.................................... £340...£269

NEW DUAL CORE ELASTIC

ALL £10 EACH

ORANGE DARK BLUE YYELLOW GGREY PURPLE BLUE OORANGE GGREEN

5-8 RED 16-19 6-9 BLACK 20+ 6-10 8-11 3 FOR £26.50 10-13 5 FOR £39.50 12-15 12-20 ALL 7 FOR £50.00 14-17

MAVER FLOAT SETS FLOATING CANDLES (ELASTICATED) (SET 4) ..................................................£12 FLOATING CANDLES (INLINE) (SET 4).............................................................£10 BOLO ALLOY STEMS (SET 4) ......................................................................£7.20 ALLOY STEM DOMED TOP STICKS (SET 6) ................................................£10.80 ALLOY STEM SHOULDERED TOP STICKS (SET 6).......................................£10.80 SLIMLINE FRAME FEEDER WAGGLER (SET 2) ...................................................£10 CLASSIC FRAME FEEDER WAGGLER (SET 2).....................................................£10 PELLET ROCKET (SET 2).....................................................................................£6 SPECI WAGGLERS (UNLOADED) (SET 5) ...........................................................£8 SPECI WAGGLERS (LOADED) (SET 5)..............................................................£10 INVINCIBLE PELLET WAGGLER (UNLOADED) (SET 5).......................................£10 INVINCIBLE PELLET WAGGLER (LOADED) (SET 5) ......................................£13.75 INVINCIBLE FLIGHTED PELLET WAGGLER (UNLOADED) (SET 5) .................£11.25 INVINCIBLE FLIGHTED PELLET WAGGLER (LOADED) (SET 5)...........................£15 FLIGHTED FOAM PELLET WAGGLERS (UNLOADED) (SET 4) .........................£7.20 FOAM PELLET WAGGLERS (UNLOADED) (SET 5)...............................................£8 LOADED MISSILE WAGGLERS (SET 4) ..............................................................£6 ANTENNA SLIDERS (SET 4)..............................................................................£6 BODIED PEACOCK WAGGLERS (UNLOADED) (SET 4) ...................................£6.60 BODIED PEACOCK WAGGLERS (LOADED) (SET 4) .......................................£7.20 STRAIGHT PEACOCK WAGGLERS (UNLOADED) (SET 6).....................................£9 STRAIGHT PEACOCK WAGGLERS (LOADED) (SET 6) ....................................£9.90 INSERT PEACOCK WAGGLERS (SET 6)..............................................................£9 GPS SPLASHER WAGGLERS (SET 3).......................................................... £10.50 GIANT LOADED WAGGLERS (SET 3)..................................................................£12

MAVER POLE FLOATS READY MADE RIGS MARGIN RIGS (SET 2)...................................................................................................£7.00 SHALLOW RIGS (SET 3) ..............................................................................................£10.50 PASTE RIGS (SET 2)......................................................................................................£7.00 PELLET RIGS (SET 5) ................................................................... .......£17.50 ALLROUND RIGS (SET 5).............................................................................................£17.50

CARP MESH RECTANGULAR KEEPNET 2.5m.................................................£40 ............£34 CARP MESH RECTANGULAR KEEPNET 3m....................................................£45 ............£38 NANO MESH RECTANGULAR KEEPNET 3m...................................................£50 ............£42 MICRO MESH/CARP SACK RECTANGULAR KEEPNET 3m ..............................£35 ............£30 CLUBMAN RECTANGULAR KEEPNET 3m.......................................................£27 ............£23 SHAKE DRY RECTANGULAR KEEPNET 3m.....................................................£40 ............£34 PROTECTOR FRAME RECTANGULAR CARP MESH KEEPNET 3m...................£50 ............£42 40cm D FRAME LANDING NET ........................................................................................£15 50cm D FRAME LANDING NET ........................................................................................£16 30cm ULTRA FINE SILVER FISH LANDING NET.................................................................£13 40cm ULTRA FINE SILVER FISH LANDING NET.................................................................£14 45cm ULTRA FINE SILVER FISH LANDING NET.................................................................£16 30cm RUBBERISED LANDING NET...................................................................................£14 40cm RUBBERISED LANDING NET...................................................................................£16 45cm RUBBERISED LANDING NET...................................................................................£17 45cm OVAL CARP LANDING NET .....................................................................................£15 55cm OVAL CARP LANDING NET .....................................................................................£16 CLUBMAN 40cm LANDING NET.........................................................................................£8 NANO MESH 40cm LANDING NET ...................................................................................£16 NANO MESH 45cm LANDING NET ...................................................................................£17 NEW F1 SPEED NET 45cm.............................................................................................£13 NEW F1 SPEED NET 50cm.............................................................................................£15 COMPETITION LANDING NET HANDLE 4m..................................................£110 ............£89 JURASSIC EXTREME POWER HANDLE 2.6m.................................................£33 ............£28 POWERLITE LANDING NET HANDLE 3m .......................................................£35 ............£30 POWERLITE LANDING NET HANDLE 4m .......................................................£45 ............£38 ABYSS LANDING NET HANDLE 2m ..................................................................................£15 ABYSS LANDING NET HANDLE 3m ..................................................................................£18 ABYSS LANDING NET HANDLE 4m ..................................................................................£23 IRON ARM TELE LANDING NET HANDLE 2m ....................................................................£17 IRON ARM TELE LANDING NET HANDLE 3m ....................................................................£19 STRONG ARM LANDING NET HANDLE 1.8m .................................................£35 ............£27 IRON ARM XT LANDING NET HANDLE 1.8m....................................................................£23 NEW MATCH THIS 1.8m SPEED HANDLE ....................................................£35 ............£30

MAVER MATCH THIS WATERPROOF CLOTHING MATCH THIS JACKET (M-XXXL) .........................£90 ... £75 MATCH THIS BIB & BRACE (M-XXXL) .................£70 ... £59

INTRODUCTORY OFFER BUY BOTH FOR ONLY £124.00

MAVER MATCH CLOTHING MAVER PRO FLEECE ( M - XXL ) .................... £70..... £59 MAVER NYLON OVERTROUSERS (M-XXL) ...... £30..... £25 MAVER HOODED TOP (VISION) (S - XXL) ........ £30..... £25 MAVER BLACK PRO 1 HOODED TOP (S - XXL) £30..... £25 MAVER BLACK PRO 2 HOODED TOP (S - XXL) £30..... £25 MAVER POLO SHIRT (BLACK) ( M - XXL) .................... £15 MAVER POLO SHIRT (GREEN) ( M - XXL).................... £15 MAVER KNITTED HAT ................................................ £7 MAVER FLEECE HAT .................................................. £6 MAVER PEAKED PRO CAP.......................................... £6 TEAM MAVER PEAKED CAP ....................................... £6

ANY 10 ASSORTED RIGS FOR ONLY £28.00

J.ALLERTON PREMIER 17’.................................... £360...£285 J.ALLERTON PREMIER 18/20’ .............................. £390...£309 J.ALLERTON MATCH WAGGLER 13’..................... £300...£239 TRIOLGY X MATCH 14’.......................................... £305...£249 TRIOLGY XS MATCH 14’ ....................................... £310...£259 TRILOGY X MATCH 15’.......................................... £320...£269 TRILOGY X MATCH 17’.......................................... £350...£279 TRI-AXIAL POWER FLOAT 13’/15’......................... £295...£239 TRI-AXIAL POWER FLOAT 15’/17’......................... £380...£285 TRI-AXIAL POWER FLOAT 13’/15’/17’................... £410...£319 ULTRA LIGHT PELLET WAGGLER 10’..................... £190...£159 XRS2K4 SPLASH WAGGLER.................................. £210...£185 XRS2K4 PELLET WAGGLER 10’6” / 11’ 6”............ £185...£149 XRS2K4 PELLET WAGGLER 11’6” / 12’ 6”............ £200...£175 QUIVER & FEEDER RODS NEW TRILOGY X FEEDEER 13’ MEDIUM............... £280...£229 NEW TRILOGY X FEEDEER 13’ 6” HEAVY ............ £295...£239 LEGEND 3500 11’6”/13’ ...................................... £270...£219 LEGEND 4000 12’/13’6”....................................... £290...£239 LEGEND 5000 13’6”............................................. £300...£245

LEGEND EURO FEEDER 13’6”............................... £315...£255 TROPHY TRIUNE 13’ ............................................. £325...£259 TROPHY DUTCH FEEDER 14’ ................................ £335...£269 ULTRA LIGHT 4x4 11’6”/13’ ................................ £320...£259 XRS 2K4 CARP POWER FEEDER 9’ ....................... £180...£149 XRS 2K4 CARP POWER FEEDER 10’6”.................. £190...£163 XRS 2K4 CARP POWER FEEDER 12’ ..................... £200...£179 XRS 2K4 CARP METHOD FEEDER 12’................... £260...£219 XRS 2K4 CARP WAND 8’....................................... £160...£129 XRS 2K4 SHORT METHOD 10’.............................. £190...£159 XRS 2K4 TWIN TOP METHOD................................ £290...£239 VELOCITY BARBEL 12’ 11/4lb ................................ £250...£209 VELOCITY BARBEL 12’ 11/2lb ................................ £253...£209 LEGEND BARBEL 13’............................................ £260...£219 SPARE QUIVER TIPS GLASS TIP PUSH OVER (U/F - F - M ONLY).........................£26 DUTCH FEEDER TIPS (M-H-S-XS-XXS)................................£28 GLASS SWING TIP ADAPTOR...............................................£20 GLASS SPRING TIP (Large -Medium Only) ..........................£26 CARBON PUSH IN TIP STD..................................................£26

FISHERMAN’S FRIEND

CARBON PUSH IN TIP L /DIA ...............................................£27 TRI-CAST LUGGAGE 6 TUBE DEXLUXE POLE HOLDALL.......................... £53.....£44 8 / 10 TUBE DELUXE POLE HOLDALL...................... £60.....£49 MODULAR CARRYALL............................................. £75.....£61 COCOON CARRYALL SYSTEM ................................. £98.....£82 COCOON DOUBLE HOLDALL................................... £70.....£60 EVA SEALED NET BAG (STANDARD)........................ £40.....£35 EVA SEALED NET BAG (LARGE)............................... £43.....£39 DOUBLE NET BAG................................................... £30.....£25 KOOL BAG .............................................................. £26.....£23 REEL CASE ...........................................................................£8 GROUND BAIT BOWLS (small)...............................................£8 GROUND BAIT BOWLS (medium)........................................£10 GROUND BAIT BOWLS (large).............................................£11 LANDING NET HANDLES XRS EASY REACH T/A 8’3” ..................................... £43.....£34 XRS EASY REACH T/A 12’6” ................................... £60.....£51 NEW TRILOGY COMPETITION 2.7M........................ £80.... £60 NEW TRILOGY COMPETITION 4M ......................... £120.....£92

MAVER LINE NEW Genesis 150m .108 .128 .148 .17

2lb 3lb 4.2lb 5.8lb

.18 .21 .23 .265

7lb 8lb 9.7lb 12.5lb

£6.00 Each Any 3 spools £16.00 Any 5 spools £24.00

.165 .205 .245

4.6lb 6.8lb 9lb

.265 .285

11.2lb 13lb

£6.00 Each Any 3 spools £16.00 Any 5 spools £24.00

.05 .055 .06

12oz 14oz 1.0lb

.075 .12 .13

NEW Dual Band 150m

NEW MAVER BLUE CHIP X RAY 1.3lb 3lb 3.5lb

.164 .185 .1976

.7lb .5lb .6lb

ALL £6.99 Each ...Any 3 spools £18.00 ...Any 5 spools £28.00

MAVER ACCESSORIES

MAVER INVINCIBLE, ELITE, & SLOTTY POLE FLOATS ELITE SERIES 1....................(SET OF 5)....................................................................£10.00 ELITE SERIES 2....................(SET OF 5)....................................................................£10.00 ELITE SERIES 3....................(SET OF 5)....................................................................£10.00 ELITE SERIES 4....................(SET OF 5)....................................................................£10.00 ELITE SERIES 5....................(SET OF 5)....................................................................£10.00 ELITE SERIES 6....................(SET OF 5)....................................................................£10.00 ELITE SERIES 7....................(SET OF 5)....................................................................£10.00 ELITE SERIES 8....................(SET OF 4)......................................................................£8.00 ELITE SERIES 9....................(SET OF 3)......................................................................£6.00 ELITE SERIES 10..................(SET OF 5)....................................................................£10.00 NVINCIBLE SERIES 1............(SET OF 5)....................................................................£10.00 INVINCIBLE SERIES 2...........(SET OF 3)......................................................................£6.00 INVINCIBLE SERIES 3...........(SET OF 5)....................................................................£10.00 INVINCIBLE SERIES 4...........(SET OF 4)......................................................................£8.00 INVINCIBLE SERIES 5...........(SET OF 5)....................................................................£10.00 INVINCIBLE SERIES 6...........(SET OF 4)......................................................................£8.00 INVINCIBLE SERIES 7...........(SET OF 6)....................................................................£12.00 INVINCIBLE SERIES 8...........(SET OF 4)......................................................................£8.00 INVINCIBLE SERIES 9...........(SET OF 6)....................................................................£12.00 INVINCIBLE SERIES 10.........(SET OF 4)......................................................................£8.00 DRIFT FLOATS .....................(SET OF 6)....................................................................£21.00 SLOTTY SERIES 11..............(SET OF 5)....................................................................£10.00 SLOTTY SERIES 12..............(SET OF 5)....................................................................£10.00 SLOTTY SERIES 13..............(SET OF 4)......................................................................£8.00 SLOTTY SERIES 14..............(SET OF 4)......................................................................£8.00 SLOTTY SERIES 15..............(SET OF 6)....................................................................£12.00

MAVER BROLLIES NYLON 45”...................................................................................................£33 ............£28 NYLON 50”...................................................................................................£37 ............£31 POLE SHIPPER 50”.......................................................................................£57 ............£48 SYSTEM BROLLY 50”....................................................................................£60 ............£50 BROLLY-LITE-SEAL 50” ................................................................................£55 ............£46 BAIT BROLLEY..............................................................................................£27 ............£23

MAVER POLE ROLLERS COMPETITION FLAT BED ROLLER.................................................................£55 ........................... ............£46 ........................... COMPETITION XL FLAT BED ROLLER............................................................£70 ............£58 ........................... SHORT LEG FLAT BED ROLLER.....................................................................£70 ............£58 ............................. COMPETITION FREE STANDING ROOST ........................................................£40 ............£34 ............................ MAVER THIS 4 LEG ROLLER..........................................................................£30 ............£25 ........................... 2X XL FLATBED ROLLER IN BAG.................................................................£150 ..........£125 ........................... 1X XL FLATBED ROLLER IN BAG...................................................................£85 ............£71

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POLES ASPIRE ULTRA AX 16m (9 x TOP KITS)............................................£4999.......£2199 FIREBLOOD AX 16m (9 x TOP KITS)................................................£3499.......£1899 SUPER ULTEGRA 16m (7 x TOP KITS) .............................................£1999.......£1179 BEASTMASTER AX COMMERCIAL 16m (7 x KITS) ..........................£1499.........£879 CARP CRUNCHER 14.5m (5 X TOP KITS) ........................................£1199.........£629 EXAGE 13m (4 X TOP KITS)...............................................................£749.........£429 TECHNIUM ALLROUND 13m (3 x TOP KITS)......................................£499.........£279 CATANA ALLROUND 13m (1 x KITS)..................................................£349.........£229 BEASTMASTER MARGIN 8.5m (1 x TOP KIT) ....................................£279.........£159 BEASTMASTER MARGIN 10m (1 x TOP KIT) .....................................£348.........£219 BEASTMASTER MARGIN EXTREME 4m.............................................£60...........£35 SUPER ULTEGRA WHIP 6m................................................................£200.........£129

FLOAT RODS ASPIRE ULTRA 13’ MATCH................................................................£380.........£249 ASPIRE ULTRA 14’ MATCH................................................................£400.........£269 ASPIRE ULTRA 15’ / 17’ MATCH........................................................£420.........£279 SPEEDCAST MATCH 13' LIGHT.........................................................£270.........£169 SPEEDCAST MATCH 13' ...................................................................£280.........£179 SPEEDCAST MATCH 14' ...................................................................£290.........£189 SPEEDCAST MATCH 15' ...................................................................£300.........£199 SPEEDCAST MATCH 15' POWER ......................................................£310.........£209 SUPER ULTEGRA MATCH 13’ ............................................................£200.........£129 SUPER ULTEGRA MATCH 14’ ............................................................£210.........£139 SUPER ULTEGRA MATCH 15 / 17’.....................................................£230.........£159 SUPER ULTEGRA MATCH 20’ BOLO ..................................................£220.........£149 CATANA DX MATCH 13’ ....................................................................£110...........£75 CATANA DX MATCH 14’ ....................................................................£115...........£79 CATANA DX MATCH 15’ ....................................................................£120...........£85 CATANA DX MATCH 15’/17’..............................................................£130...........£89 VENGEANCE AX MATCH 13’..............................................................£100...........£60 VENGEANCE AX MATCH 14’..............................................................£110...........£65 ALIVIO CX MATCH 12'.........................................................................£70...........£43 ALIVIO CX MATCH 13'.........................................................................£75...........£46 ALIVIO CX MATCH 14'.........................................................................£80...........£47 FEEDER RODS ASPIRE ULTRA FEEDER 10/11’..........................................................£420.........£289 ASPIRE ULTRA FEEDER 11/12’..........................................................£430.........£299 ASPIRE ULTRA FEEDER 12/13’..........................................................£440.........£309 SPEEDCAST FEEDER 12’ ..................................................................£290.........£199 SPEEDCAST FEEDER 13’ ..................................................................£300.........£209 SPEEDCAST FEEDER 12’/13'............................................................£300.........£209 SUPER ULTEGRA FEEDER 11' (LIGHT)...............................................£170.........£119 SUPER ULTEGRA FEEDER 12' (MEDIUM)...........................................£190.........£139 SUPER ULTEGRA FEEDER 13' (HEAVY)..............................................£200.........£149 SUPER ULTEGRA FEEDER 11'/12'.....................................................£200.........£149 SUPER ULTEGRA FEEDER 10'/11'.....................................................£190.........£139 BEASTMASTER CX 11’ (LIGHT) ........................................................£130...........£89 BEASTMASTER CX 12’ (MEDIUM).....................................................£150.........£109

FLOAT RODS RRP O/P CARP MATCH WAGGLER 12’.................................................£35 ........... £24 CARP MATCH WAGGLER 13’.................................................£35 ........... £24 CARP MATCH PELLET WAGGLER 11’6”.................................£35 ........... £24 FLOAT RODS TO CLEAR BLUE DIAMOND MATCH CARP 13’6” ..................................£189 ........... £79 BLUE DIAMOND MATCH HOLLOW 13’6” .............................£189 ........... £79 BLUE DIAMOND MATCH HOLLOW 15’6” .............................£199 ........... £89 GENERATION X MATCH 14’.................................................£139 ........... £69 GENERATION MATCH 13’....................................................£129 ........... £59 ASSASSIN II COMBI FLOAT 13’/15’ .......................................£90 ........... £49 ASSASSIN II METHOD BAGGIN WAGGLER 13’ .....................£139 ........... £69 ASSASSIN II METHOD CARP WAGGLER 13’.........................£119 ........... £59 ASSASSIN II METHOD WAGGLER 13’ ..................................£139 ........... £69 MERIT MATCH CARP WAGGLER 13’......................................£79 ........... £39 ZOO CREATURE CARP WAGGLER 13’....................................£90 ........... £49 ZOO CREATURE POWER CARP WAGGLER 13’........................£90 ........... £49 POWERHOUSE CARP WAGGLER 13’......................................£80 ........... £39 POWERHOUSE WAGGLER 12’ ...............................................£70 ........... £39 POWERHOUSE X WAGGLER 13’ ..........................................£119 ........... £59 DUO MATCH CARP 13’ .......................................................£189 ........... £79 CONCEPT MATCH CARP 12’ .................................................£69 ........... £35 CONCEPT MATCH CARP 13’ .................................................£74 ........... £37 CONCEPT MATCH CARP 14’ .................................................£79 ........... £39 OBSESSION DELUXE MATCH 13’ ........................................£119 ........... £59 OBSESSION MATCH 13’ .......................................................£89 ........... £49 CARP MATCH WAGGLER 12’.................................................£59 ........... £32

BEASTMASTER CX 13’ (HEAVY) .......................................................£160.........£115 BEASTMASTER CX 13’ (EXTRA HEAVY).............................................£175.........£125 BEASTMASTER CX 14’ (EXTRA HEAVY).............................................£195.........£139 BEASTMASTER CX 11'/12' (MEDIUM) ..............................................£155.........£109 BEASTMASTER CX 12'/14' (HEAVY) .................................................£175.........£125 BEASTMASTER CX 9'/11' (LIGHT) ....................................................£140...........£99 AERNOS FEEDER 11' ........................................................................£120...........£79 AERNOS FEEDER 12' ........................................................................£125...........£85 AERNOS FEEDER 13' ........................................................................£130...........£89 ALIVIO CX FEEDER 11’........................................................................£65...........£39 ALIVIO CX FEEDER 12’........................................................................£75...........£47 ALIVIO CX FEEDER 13’........................................................................£80...........£52 SUPER ULTEGRA WINKLEPICKER 8'/9'..............................................£200.........£129 VENGENANCE WINKLEPICKER 8' ........................................................£90...........£49 COMMERCIAL RANGE OF RODS SPEEDMASTER 9’/11’ PELLET WAGGLER.........................................£190.........£129 SPEEDMASTER 11’6” PELLET WAGGLER .........................................£190...........£99 SPEEDMASTER 9’/11’ MULTI FEEDER ..............................................£210.........£145 SPEEDMASTER 11’6” FEEDER..........................................................£210.........£145 SPEEDMASTER 12’/13’ MULTI FEEDER............................................£230.........£139 BEASTMASTER BX 9’/11’ PELLET WAGGLER ...................................£140...........£99 BEASTMASTER BX 11' 6" PELLET WAGGLER...................................£140...........£99 BEASTMASTER BX POWER PELLET 12’ WAGGLER..........................£140...........£99 BEASTMASTER BX BAGGING WAGGLER 12’.....................................£170.........£119 BEASTMASTER BX 9’/11’ MULTI FEEDER.........................................£160.........£109 BEASTMASTER BX 11’6” FEEDER ....................................................£160.........£109 BEASTMASTER BX 12’6” FEEDER ....................................................£180.........£119 FORCEMASTER 10’ FLOAT..................................................................£55...........£35 FORCEMASTER 11’ FLOAT..................................................................£60...........£40 FORCEMASTER 12’ FLOAT..................................................................£65...........£45 FORCEMASTER 10’ FEEDER...............................................................£55...........£35 FORCEMASTER 11’ FEEDER...............................................................£60...........£40 FORCEMASTER 12’ DISTANCE FEEDER..............................................£65...........£45 SPECIMEN REELS SUPER BAITRUNNER XTR 6000 RA...................................................£200.........£139 SUPER BAITRUNNER XTR 8000 RA...................................................£210.........£142 SUPER BAITRUNNER XTR 10000 RA ................................................£215.........£145 BAITRUNNER XT 6000RB..................................................................£150.........£115 BAITRUNNER XT 8000RB..................................................................£155.........£120 BAITRUNNER XT 10000RB ...............................................................£170.........£125 BIG BAITRUNNER XTA LONG CAST (LARGE) .....................................£250.........£200 BIG BAITRUNNER XTA LONG CAST (MEDIUM) ..................................£240.........£190 C14 XTRA LONGCAST (LARGE).........................................................£370.........£320 C14 XTRA LONGCAST (MEDIUM)......................................................£350.........£300 BAITRUNNER XT 2500 FA.................................................................£140...........£99 BAITRUNNER XT 4000 FA.................................................................£150.........£109 BAITRUNNER DL 2500 FA...................................................................£90...........£70 BAITRUNNER DL 4000 FA.................................................................£100...........£80 BAITRUNNER DL 6000 RA ................................................................£110...........£75 BAITRUNNER DL 10000 RA ..............................................................£115...........£79 BAITRUNNER ST 2500 FA...................................................................£70...........£50 BAITRUNNER ST 4000 FB...................................................................£75...........£55 BAITRUNNER ST 6000 FB...................................................................£80...........£55 BAITRUNNER ST 10000 RA ................................................................£80...........£52

LEAD AND FEEDER RODS TO CLEAR CARP MATCH FEEDER 12’ ....................................................£35 ............£24 BLUE DIAMOND TWIN TOP FEEDER 11’/6’ ..........................£199 ............£89 GENERATION X MEDIUM FEEDER 12’..................................£129 ............£69 GENERATION FEEDER TWIN TIP 11’6”.................................£139 ............£69 GENERATION BOMB/LIGHT FEEDER 11’4” ..........................£129 ............£69 GENERATION X METHOD POWER FEEDER...........................£129 ............£69 ASSASSIN CARP FEEDER 12’ .............................................£100 ............£49 ASSASSIN III MED FEEDER 12’ ...........................................£100 ............£59 ZOO CREATURE CARP FEEDER 12’ .......................................£89 ............£44 ZOO CREATURE DRAYTON METHOD FEEDER 13’ ................£149 ............£79 ZOO CREATURE POWER CARP FEEDER 12’6” .......................£99 ............£49 CONCEPT MATCH MEDIUM/HEAVY FEEDER 12’ ....................£79 ............£39 CARP MATCH FEEDER 11’ ....................................................£49 ............£29 IKON CARP FEEDER 12’......................................................£119 ............£59 IKON HEAVY FEEDER 13’ ....................................................£129 ............£69 IKON POWER METHOD FEEDER 13’....................................£129 ............£69 MERIT MATCH FEEDER 12’...................................................£69 ............£39 MERIT CARP FEEDER 12’ .....................................................£69 ............£39 MERIT PLUS FEEDER MEDIUM 11’ .......................................£69 ............£39 POWERHOUSE MULTI CARP METHOD FEEDER 12’ ................£80 ............£44 POLES XGT ADVANCED 11M (1 X KIT) ............................................£140 .........£109 POWERHOUSE STILLWATER CARP 12.5M...........................£350 .........£159 POWERHOUSE HIT-N-HOLD MARGIN 5.2M ...........................£89 ........... £49 DUO 12.5M (3 X KITS) ........................................................£499 .........£199 TRIUMPHANT POWER CARP 10M .......................................£159 ........... £79 TRIUMPHANT POWER CARP 7M ...........................................£79 ........... £49 GENERATION 12.4M (1 X KIT) .............................................£799 .........£249 OBSESSION 10.5M.............................................................£169 ........... £79 SPECIALIST RODS TO CLEAR CARP ATTACK CARP 12’ 2¾LB T/C.......................................£49 ........... £33

DISCONTINUED RODS TO CLEAR

DISCONTINUED REELS TO CLEAR

BEASTMASTERAX COMMERCIAL 12’ FLOAT.............£129...........................£89 BEASTMASTERAX COMMERCIAL 13’ FLOAT.............£139...........................£99 BEASTMASTERAX COMMERCIAL 11’6”PELLET.......£169.........................£119 BEASTMASTERAX COMMERCIAL 12’6”PELLET.......£175.........................£119 COMPRE MATCH 13’ SPECIMEN..................................£139...........................£79 SYMETRE MATCH 13’ FASTACTION............................£190...........................£99

NEXAVE 10000 FB..........................................................................£85..........£55 TECHNIU M 5000 CFC ..................................................................£160..........£99 CATANA 1000 RA............................................................................£32..........£22

MATCH REELS RARENIUM C14 2500 FA RARENIUM C14 3000 SFA RARENIUM C14 4000 FA RARENIUM C14 5000 FA STRADIC FJ 2500 STRADIC FJ 3000 STRADIC FJ 4000 STRADIC FJ 5000 AERO MATCH 4000 AERO FEEDER 4000 TECHNIUM 2500 FD TECHNIUM 3000 SFD TECHNIUM 4000 FD TECHNIUM 5000 FD

£210 £210 £220 £260 £185 £190 £200 £220 £200 £200 £155 £160 £170 £175

£146 £146 £154 £179 £124 £129 £137 £146 £129 £129 £107 £112 £116 £120

AERNOS 2500 FA AERNOS 3000 SFA AERNOS 4000 FA AERNOS 5000 FA EXAGE 2500 FD EXAGE 3000 SFD EXAGE 4000 FD EXAGE 5000 CFC NEXAVE 2500 FC NEXAVE 3000 SFC NEXAVE 4000 FC CATANA 2500 FC CATANA 3000 SFC CATANA 3000 FC

£95 £100 £100 £110 £75 £75 £80 £85 £53 £55 £58 £45 £45 £50

£65 £69 £69 £73 £52 £52 £56 £56 £33 £35 £37 £29 £29 £30

REAR DRAG TWIN POWER C14 2500 RA .............................£260....................£179 TWIN POWER C14 3000 SRA ...........................£260....................£179 TWIN POWER C14 4000 SRA ...........................£270....................£189 STRADIC GTM 2500 RC...................................£140......................£95 STRADIC GTM 3000 SRC.................................£140......................£95 STRADIC GTM 4000 RC...................................£150....................£105 SUPER GTM 2500 RC ......................................£110......................£73 SUPER GTM 3000 SRC ....................................£115......................£77 SUPER GTM 4000 RC ......................................£120......................£82 SUPER GT 2500 RC.........................................£110......................£73 SUPER GT 3000 SRC.......................................£115......................£77 SUPER GT 4000 RC.........................................£120......................£82 EXAGE 2500 RC ................................................£75......................£49 EXAGE 3000 SRC ..............................................£75......................£49 EXAGE 4000 RC ................................................£80......................£52 EXAGE 2500 RC (double handle) ........................£75......................£49 EXAGE 3000 SRC (double handle) ......................£75......................£49 EXAGE 4000 RC (double handle) ........................£80......................£52 NEXAVE 2500 RC ..............................................£53......................£33 NEXAVE 3000 SRC ............................................£53......................£33 NEXAVE 4000 RC ..............................................£57......................£36 CATANA 2500 RC ..............................................£45......................£26 CATANA 3000 SRC ............................................£45......................£26 CATANA 4000 RC ..............................................£48......................£28

2XL SPECIALIST CARP 11’ 2¼LB T/C ...................................£40 ........... £29 CARP 12’ 2¾LB T/C .............................................................£49 ........... £33 WYCHWOOD REACTION 12’ 2½LB T/C .................................£99 ........... £59 WYCHWOOD REACTION 12’ 2¾LB T/C .................................£99 ........... £59 WYCHWOOD REACTION 12’ 3LB T/C ....................................£99 ........... £59 WYCHWOOD ROGUE 12’ 2½LB T/C ......................................£69 ........... £45 WYCHWOOD ROGUE 12’ 2¾LB T/C ......................................£69 ........... £45 WYCHWOOD RAGE 12’ 2½LB T/C.........................................£79 ........... £49 WYCHWOOD ENERGIS 12’ 2¾LB T/C..................................£149 ........... £79 GIANT 12’ 2¾LB T/C ..........................................................£139 ........... £69 OBSESSION SPECIALIST CARP 12’ .......................................£60 ........... £39 LEEDA 3000 11’ 2½LB T/C ..................................................£59 ........... £39 SPECIALIST 12’ 2½LB T/C..................................................£119 ........... £79 SPECIALIST PIKE 12’ 2¾LB T/C ..........................................£129 ........... £79 NEW MUSTAD HOOKS EYED HAIR RIG CARP BARBLESS ..SIZES 8-16 SPADE POWER CARP BARBLESS..........10-18 SPADE PENETRATOR CARP BARBLESS.10-18 SPADE STILLWATER POWER BARBLESS10-18 SPADE WIDE GAPE SUPER POWER BARBED 10-18 SPADE WIDE GAPE POWER BARBED.....12-20 SPADE WIDE GAPE POWER BARBLESS .12-20 SPADE WIDE GAPE MATCH BARBED .....16-24 SPADE WIDE GAPE MATCH BARBLESS .16-24 SPADE ROUND BEND MATCH BARBED .12-20 SPADE MATCH MAGGOT BARBED.........14-22 SPADE FEEDER BARBED ......................10-18 EYED MAGGOT BARBED .......................14-20 EYED CARP MATCH BARBLESS ............12-18 EYED SPECIALIST BARBED.....................8-14 ALL £1.50 EACH EYED CARP POWER BARBLESS ..............8-14 ANY 6 £8.00 EYED CARP PELLET BARBLESS ............10-16 ANY 12 £15.00 EYED CARP PASTE BARBLESS..............10-16

LINES TECHNIUM MATCH + BOLO (300m) 4lb - 5lb - 6lb - 8lb - 10lb TECHNIUM TOURNAMENT BULK SPOOLS 8lb 1700yds 10lb 1371yds 12lb 1074yds 15lb 823yds ANTARES SILK SHOCK (50m) .14 5.4lb .16 6.7lb .10 2.8lb .12 4.1lb ANTARES SILK SHOCK (150m) .10 2.8lb .18 .12 4.1lb .20 .14 5.4lb .22 .16 6.7lb .25

7.7lb 9.4lb 11.8lb 14.9lb

ULTEGRA SILK SHOCK 50m .08 .11 .14 .18 .22

.25

£9 EACH 3 FOR £25 - 5 FOR £39 £35 EACH 2 FOR £59 - 4 FOR £96 £4 EACH 3 FOR £11 - 5 FOR £17

£9 EACH 3 FOR £23 - 5 FOR £36

£6 EACH 3 FOR £16 - 5 FOR £24

NEW LANDING NET HANDLES

BEASTMASTER AX 3M ........................................£110 .............£73 BEASTMASTER AX 4.5M .....................................£140 .............£95 CATANA AX 3M......................................................£55 .............£37 CATANA AX 4M......................................................£70 .............£50 CLOTHING

GORE-TEX RAIN JACKET (M-XXXL) ........................... £220.............£139 ORIGINAL MATCH JACKET (M - XXL)......................... £100...............£60 ORIGINAL MATCH BIB 'N' BRACE (M-XXL)................... £80...............£43 ORIGINAL BREATHABLE PADDED JACKET (M - XXXL) £150...............£99 ORIGINAL BREATHABLE BIB 'N' BRACE (M - XXXL) ... £100...............£65 ORIGINAL STASH JACKET (M - XXXL).......................... £60...............£39 ORIGINAL STASH TROUSERS (M - XXXL) ..................... £45...............£26 SIBERIAN HAT ..................................................................................£13 FLEECE BEANIE HAT...........................................................................£8 WINTER BEANIE HAT ........................................................................£10 PVC THIGH WADERS (6-13) ........................................ £65...............£39 PVC CHEST WADERS (6-13) ....................................... £80...............£52

EYED CARP CORN BARBLESS...............10-16 EYED CARP MEAT BARBLESS ...............10-16 NEW MUSTAD HOOKS TO NYLON HAIR RIG BARBLESS ..................SIZES 10-16 POWER CARP BARBLESS .....................12-18 PENETRATOR BARBLESS......................12-18 POWER BARBLESS...............................12-18 METHOD FEEDER PINS £1.50 WIDE GAPE SUPER POWER BARBED.....12-18 WIDE GAPE POWER BARBED ................14-20 ALL £2.00 EACH WIDE GAPE POWER BARBLESS ............14-20 ANY 5 £9.00 WIDE GAPE MATCH BARBED ................16-22 ANY 10 £17.00 MATCH BARBLESS...............................16-22 ROUND BEND MATCH BARBED.............14-20 MATCH MAGGOT BARBED....................14-20 FEEDER BARBED..................................10-16 KEEPNETS, LANDING NETS AND HANDLES CARP MATCH NET SET (KEEPNET & LANDING NET) ................................ £40 CARP MATCH LANDING NET ................................................................... £10 CARP PAN NET & HANDLE COMPLETE.................................................... £20 2XL ALUMINIUM HANDLE ......................................................................... £7 CARP MATCH HANDLE 2.5M .................................................................. £10 CARP MATCH HANDLE 3M ..................................................................... £13 MICROMESH KEEPNET 2.5M .................................................................. £20 UMBRELLAS AND ACCESSORIES WYCHWOOD 50” SPECIALIST BROLLY ..................................£50 ........... £45 LEEDA 45” BLUE SQUARE UMBRELLA ..................................£30 ........... £24 LEEDA 50” FIBREGLASS UMBRELLA.....................................£45 ........... £36 LEEDA 50” SQUARE CAMOU NUBROLLI ................................£50 ........... £40 LEEDA 50” SUPER CAMOU NUBROLLI ..................................£50 ........... £40 LEEDA 50” SUPER ROUND NUBROLLI...................................£50 ........... £40 2XL 45” BROLLY ..................................................................£30 ........... £24 2XL 50” BROLLY ..................................................................£35 ........... £28

DRENNAN PRODUCTS POLES ACOLYTE 16M (9 X KITS) ...............................................................£2795 ACOLYTE CARP 13M (7 X KITS) .......................................................£995 ACOLYTE CARP 14.5M (7 X KITS) ..................................................£1295 ACOLYTE CARP 16M (7 X KITS) .....................................................£1595 MARGIN CARP 8.5M........................................................................£120 FLOAT RODS NEW ACOLYTE ULTRA MATCH 13' ...................................................£179 NEW ACOLYTE ULTRA MATCH 14' ...................................................£189 NEW ACOLYTE ULTRA MATCH 15' ...................................................£199 NEW ACOLYTE POWER PLUS 13'.....................................................£179 NEW ACOLYTE POWER PLUS 14'.....................................................£189 IM9 CLASSIC 13'.............................................................................£159 IM9 FINESSE 13'.............................................................................£159 POWER FLOAT 13' ..........................................................................£149 RED RANGE CARP WAGGLER 11'.......................................................£50 RED RANGE CARP WAGGLER 12'.......................................................£55 RED RANGE PELLET WAGGLER 11'....................................................£55 RED RANGE FLOAT 13'......................................................................£55 MATCH PRO FLOAT 13' ...................................................................£139 MATCH PRO FLOAT 14' ...................................................................£149 MATCH PRO ULTRA LIGHT FLOAT 11' ..............................................£119 MATCH PRO ULTRA LIGHT FLOAT 12' ..............................................£129 MATCH PRO ULTRA LIGHT FLOAT 13' ..............................................£139 MATCH PRO ULTRA LIGHT FLOAT 14' ..............................................£149 MATCH PRO ULTRA LIGHT FLOAT 15' ..............................................£159 SERIES 7 F1 CARP WAGGLER 10' ......................................................£70 SERIES 7 PUDDLE CHUCKER CARP WAGGLER 11' .............................£75 SERIES 7 PUDDLE CHUCKER CARP WAGGLER 12' .............................£80 SERIES 7 PUDDLE CHUCKER PELLET WAGGLER 11' ..........................£80 SERIES 7 PUDDLE CHUCKER PELLET WAGGLER 12' ..........................£85 SERIES 7 TENCH & SPECIMEN FLOAT 13' ..........................................£95 SERIES 7 SILVER FISH FLOAT 13' ......................................................£95 SERIES 7 POWER CARP WAGGLER 13' ..............................................£95

LEAD & FEEDER RODS MATCH PRO MEDIUM FEEDER 12'...................................................£139 MATCH PRO SUPER FEEDER 12'......................................................£149 MARTIN BOWLER SPECIALIST BARBEL 12' (1¾ TC) .........................£169 MARTIN BOWLER BIG RIVER BARBEL 12' (2¼ TC) ...........................£169 RED RANGE CARP FEEDER 10'..........................................................£50 RED RANGE CARP FEEDER 11'..........................................................£55 RED RANGE MINI CARP FEEDER 9'6" ................................................£50 RED RANGE METHOD FEEDER 11'.....................................................£60 SERIES 7 AVON QUIVER COMBO 11' (1¼ TC).....................................£90 SERIES 7 AVON QUIVER COMBO 11' (1½ TC).....................................£90 SERIES 7 SPECIALIST AVON QUIVER 12' (1¼ TC) .............................£100 SERIES 7 SPECIALIST AVON QUIVER 12' (1½ TC) .............................£100 SERIES 7 SPECIALIST AVON QUIVER 12' (1¾ TC) .............................£100 SERIES 7 CARP FEEDER COMBO 10'/11'...........................................£95 SERIES 7 METHOD FEEDER COMBO 11'/12'....................................£100 SERIES 7 PUDDLE CHUCKER CARP FEEDER 10'.................................£80 SERIES 7 PUDDLE CHUCKER CARP FEEDER 11'.................................£85 SERIES 7 PUDDLE CHUCKER CARP FEEDER 12'.................................£90 SERIES 7 COMPETITION FEEDER 12'.................................................£90 SERIES 7 PUDDLE CHUCKER METHOD FEEDER 11' ...........................£85 SERIES 7 PUDDLE CHUCKER METHOD FEEDER 12' ...........................£95 ULTRALIGHT BOMB 10'/11'.............................................................£139 ULTRALIGHT MEDIUM FEEDER 11'6"/12'6".....................................£159 REELS CARP METHOD BAIT RUNNER 930 ....................................................£46 CARP METHOD BAIT RUNNER 940 ....................................................£48 CARP FEEDER 9-45...........................................................................£40 CARP FEEDER 9-50...........................................................................£43 FD 3000 (FRONT DRAG) ....................................................................£55 FD 4000 (FRONT DRAG) ....................................................................£60 SERIES 7 FLOAT 9-30 (REAR DRAG) ..................................................£36 SERIES 7 FLOAT 9-40 (REAR DRAG) ..................................................£38 RED RANGE FLOAT 6-30 (REAR DRAG) ..............................................£20 RED RANGE FLOAT 6-40 (REAR DRAG) ..............................................£20

KEEPNETS, LANDING NETS & HANDLES NEW STYLE CARP 8' (RECT) ............................................................£40 NEW STYLE CARP 10' (RECT) ..........................................................£46 NEW STYLE CARP 8' (RECT) ............................................................£40 NEW STYLE SILVER FISH 8' (RECT) ..................................................£36 NEW STYLE SILVER FISH 10' (RECT) ................................................£40 SUPER SPECIALIST MICROMESH 8' (RECT)........................................£33 SUPER SPECIALIST MICROMESH 10' (RECT)......................................£37 SUPER SPECIALIST CARP 10' (RECT) .................................................£43 MATCH PRO SILVER FISH/MATCH 10' (RECT) .....................................£37 MATCH PRO CARP 10' (RECT) ...........................................................£43 CAMO MICROMESH 8' (RECT) ...........................................................£27 MATCH PRO LANDING NET 16" .........................................................£15 MATCH PRO LANDING NET 18" .........................................................£16 MATCH PRO LANDING NET 20" .........................................................£17 DRENNAN EXTRA STRONG MATCH 16" .............................................£15 DRENNAN EXTRA STRONG MATCH 18" .............................................£16 DRENNAN EXTRA STRONG MATCH 20" .............................................£17 DRENNAN EXTRA STRONG SPECIALIST 18" ......................................£16 DRENNAN EXTRA STRONG SPECIALIST 20" ......................................£17 DRENNAN EXTRA STRONG SPECIALIST 22" ......................................£18 SERIES 7 RIGID CARBON HANDLE 2.6M ............................................£34 SERIES 7 MEGA CARP HANDLE 2.6M ................................................£46 SERIES 7 EXTRA STRONG CARP MATCH 3.3M ...................................£46 RED RANGE TELESCOPIC HANDLE 2.4M ............................................£25 RED RANGE SUPER SPECIALIST EXT TWIST LOCK .............................£48 RIGIDEX 2.6M ...................................................................................£60 LUGGAGE TEAM DRENNAN 4/6 TUBE ................................................................£50 TEAM DRENNAN 6/8 TUBE ................................................................£65 TEAM DRENNAN 10/12 TUBE ............................................................£75 TEAM DRENNAN 3 ROD HARDCASE HOLDALL ...................................£55 TEAM DRENNAN DOUBLE ROD SLEEVE (SHORT) ...............................£23 TEAM DRENNAN DOUBLE ROD SLEEVE (LONG) .................................£25

TEAM DRENNAN SINGLE ROD SLEEVE (SHORT).................................£20 TEAM DRENNAN SINGLE ROD SLEEVE (LONG) ...................................£22 TEAM DRENNAN CARRYALL (SMALL) ................................................£40 TEAM DRENNAN CARRYALL (LARGE) .................................................£60 TEAM DRENNAN CARRYALL (EXTRA LARGE)......................................£66 TEAM DRENNAN COOLBAG (MEDIUM) ...............................................£20 TEAM DRENNAN COOLBAG (LARGE) ..................................................£25 TEAM DRENNAN VISI BAG (SMALL) .....................................................£6 TEAM DRENNAN VISI BAG (LARGE) ......................................................£8 TEAM DRENNAN WET NET BAG (1 NET).............................................£25 TEAM DRENNAN WET NET BAG (2 NET).............................................£30 TEAM DRENNAN WET NET BAG (3 NET).............................................£35 TEAM DRENNAN REEL BAG .................................................................£5 MATCH PRO ROD SLEEVE (SMALL 3-ROD) ........................................£19 MATCH PRO ROD SLEEVE (LARGE 2-ROD) .........................................£20 MATCH PRO ROD SLEEVE DOUBLE (SMALL 3-ROD)...........................£22 MATCH PRO ROD SLEEVE DOUBLE (LARGE 2-ROD) ...........................£24 CLOTHING NEW MATCH WATERPROOF JACKET (S-XXL)...................................£139 NEW MATCH WATERPROOF BIB 'N' BRACE (S-XXL).........................£129 NEW MATCH WATERPROOF TROUSERS (S-XXL) ................................£89 MATCH HEAVYWEIGHT HOODIE (S-XXXL)...........................................£30 MATCH FULL ZIP HOODIE (S-XXXL)....................................................£30 MATCH JOGGERS (S-XXXL) ...............................................................£25 MATCH POLO SHIRT (S-XXXL) ...........................................................£16 MATCH T-SHIRT (S-XXXL)..................................................................£13 MATCH BEANIE HAT ............................................................................£7 BASEBALL HAT ...................................................................................£7 FLEECE HAT .......................................................................................£8 SERIES 7 WATERPROOF QUILTED JACKET (S-XL)...............................£65 SERIES 7 WATERPROOF QUILTED TROUSERS (S-XXL) ........................£50 SERIES 7 FLEECE HOODY (M-XXL).....................................................£30 SERIES 7 PACKAWAY JACKET & TROUSERS (M-XXL) .........................£30

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PRODUCTS POLES FOR 2012 TKS 425 14.5M (5 X KITS)..........................£700......£639 CARPTEK HIT-N-HOLD MARGIN POLE 8M£130.....£109 MAP POLES TO CLEAR CARPTEK POWERTUBE 13M (3 X KITS) .£1199......£399 MAP FLOAT RODS PARABOLIX STI 13’ LIGHT ......................£170......£139 PARABOLIX STI 13’ MEDIUM ..................£190......£159 PARABOLIX STI 11’ PELLET WAGGLER....£160......£129 PARABOLIX STI 12’ PELLET WAGGLER....£180......£149 MATCHTEK 13’ FLOAT ...........................£100........£84 MATCHTEK 14’ FLOAT ...........................£100........£84 MATCHTEK 15’ FLOAT ...........................£110........£89 CARPTEK 11’ PELLET COMBO..................£80........£65 CARPTEK 11’ PELLET WAGGLER ..............£65........£53 CARPTEK 12’ PELLET WAGGLER ..............£75........£61 CARPTEK 13’ WAGGLER...........................£75........£61 MATCH FLOAT RODS TO CLEAR MATCHTEK SPECIMEN MATCH 13’ .........£100........£59 MATCHTEK COMMERCIAL CARP COMBI 13’/17’.....£150 £89 CARPTEK WAGGLER POWER FLOAT 13’....£90........£49 CARPTEK WAGGLER NO.2 FLOAT 13’......£100........£59 CARPTEK CARP WAGGLER 13’................£140........£89 CONCEPT MATCH 13’.............................£160........£99 CFS MEDIUM POWER WAGGLER 13’.........£90........£49 MAP FEEDER RODS PARABOLIX STI 8’ F1 BOMB...................£140......£114 PARABOLIX STI 9’ F1 BOMB...................£150......£122 PARABOLIX STI 10’ BOMB......................£160......£130 PARABOLIX STI 11’ FEEDER ...................£170......£138 PARABOLIX STI 12’ FEEDER ...................£170......£138 MATCHTEK 10’ BOMB..............................£90........£75 MATCHTEK 11’ FEEDER .........................£100........£84 MATCHTEK 12’ FEEDER .........................£100........£84 MATCHTEK 13’ HEAVY FEEDER ..............£110........£89 CARPTEK 10’ BOMB.................................£60........£49 CARPTEK 11’ FEEDER ..............................£70........£57 CARPTEK 12’ FEEDER ..............................£70........£57 CARPTEK 12’ METHOD FEEDER ...............£80........£65 MAP FEEDER RODS TO CLEAR CFS CARP FEEDER 12’.............................£99........£49

POLES 884 16m (10 X Kits).................................£2600....... £1899 874 16m (10 X Kits).................................£2399....... £1699 854 16m (10 X Kits).................................£1999....... £1199 814 16m (6 X Kits)...................................£1250......... £849 POWER MATCH 74XL 16m (10 X Kits) ......£2499....... £1799 POWER MATCH 783 16m (8 X Kits) ..........£2999....... £1899 POWER MATCH 753 16m (7 X Kits) ..........£1999....... £1199 POWER MATCH 733 16m (6 X Kits) ..........£1250......... £849 POWER MATCH 73XL 16m (8 X Kits) ........£2499....... £1899 SUPER MATCH 75XL 17m (9 X Kits)..........£3125....... £1899 POWER MATCH 655 16m (7 X Kits) ..........£1750......... £975 POWER MATCH 635 16m (6 X Kits) ............£999......... £849 POWER MATCH 115 13m (2X Kits) .............£399......... £339 POWER CARP 654 16m (6 X Kits).............£1199......... £859 POWER CARP 644 14m (5 X Kits)...............£825......... £639 POWER CARP 624 14m (4 X Kits)...............£699......... £499 POWER CARP MARGIN 7.2 (1 X Kit) ............£240......... £169 MAGIC BIG FISH 11.5m..............................£365......... £289 WHIPS BULLET TELE 6m .......................................£105........... £89 BULLET TELE 7m .......................................£149......... £125 BULLET TELE 8m .......................................£200......... £169 ALBORELLA 250 2.5m .................................£37........... £32 ALBORELLA 250 3m ....................................£50........... £43 ALBORELLA 250 3.5m .................................£60........... £51 ALBORELLA 250 4m ....................................£76........... £65 ALBORELLA 250 4.5m .................................£90........... £77 ALBORELLA 250 5m ..................................£100........... £85 ALBORELLA 250 6m ..................................£120........... £99 FLOAT RODS CLASSIC COMPETITION MATCH 13’............£150......... £119 CLASSIC COMPETITION MATCH 14’............£150......... £119 CLASSIC COMPETITION POWER FLOAT 13’ £150......... £119 CLASSIC COMPETITION POWER FLOAT 14’ £150......... £119 CARP FLOAT 10’ ........................................£130......... £105 CARP FLOAT 11’ ........................................£130......... £105 CARP FLOAT 12’ ........................................£130......... £105 BIG - FISH BOLO 5.9m ...............................£185......... £149 BIG - FISH BOLO 6.8m ...............................£210......... £169 SILVER FISH BOLO 5.9m ............................£185......... £149 SILVER FISH BOLO 6.8m ............................£210......... £169 FEEDER RODS CLASSIC COMPETITION CARP FEEDER 9’ ...£130......... £105 CLASSIC COMPETITION CARP FEEDER 10’ .£130......... £105 CLASSIC COMPETITION CARP FEEDER 11’ .£140......... £109 CLASSIC COMPETITION POWER FEEDER 12’£150 ....... £119 CLASSIC COMPETITION DISTANCE FEEDER 13’£150 ... £119 LONGCAST FEEDER (MEDIUM) 12’ ...............£70........... £57 LONGCAST FEEDER (MED/HEAVY) 12’ ..........£70........... £57 LONGCAST FEEDER (MED/HEAVY) 13’ ..........£90........... £73 LONGCAST FEEDER (MED/HEAVY) 14’ ........£110........... £89

CONCEPT MATCH FEEDER 12’................£140........£79 MATCHTEK FEEDER 11’/12’/13’.............£160........£89 MATCHTEK POWER FEEDER 12’/13’.......£150........£89 MATCHTEK HEAVY FEEDER 12’ ..............£110........£69 MATCHTEK STILLWATER FEEDER 12’ .....£140........£79 CARPTEK STILLWATER CARP FEEDER 12’/13’£170 £99 CARPTEK POWER FEEDER 13’................£170........£99 MAP REELS MAP ACS 3000 FRONT DRAG ...................£90........£73 MAP ACS 4000 FRONT DRAG ...................£90........£73 MAP ACS 4000 BAITRUNNER ...................£70........£57 CARPTEK ACS 3000 FRONT DRAG............£50........£41 CARPTEK ACS 4000 FRONT DRAG............£50........£41 CARPTEK ACS 4000 BAITRUNNER ............£50........£41 MAP LUGGAGE MAP READY KIT CASE ............................£140......£126 PARABOLIX 6 TUBE READY ROD HOLDER£110 .......£99 PARABOLIX 8 TUBE LAY FLAT ROD HOLDER£130 .£117 PARABOLIX 3T CARRYALL ........................£80........£72 PARABOLIX LAY FLAT CARRYALL ..............£80........£72 PARABOLIX BAIT & COOL BAG..................£35........£29 PARABOLIX POLE ROLLER BAG ..............................£15 PARABOLIX LAY FLAT LARGE ACCESSORY BAG............... £17 PARABOLIX LAY FLAT SMALL ACCESSORY BAG ................ £7

PARABOLIX CATAPULT BAG ......................................£7 PARABOLIX REEL CASE............................................£7 PARABOLIX BOOT BAG.............................£25........£21 MATCHTEK 6/9 TUBE HOLDALL................£65........£53 MATCHTEK 8/12 TUBE HOLDALL..............£70........£57 MATCHTEK DOUBLE ROD SLEEVE ............£45........£39 MATCHTEK DELUXE CARRYALL ................£40........£33 MATCHTEK BAIT COOL BAG .....................£30........£25 MATCHTEK ACCESSORY BAG ...................£30........£25 CARPTEK 6 TUBE HOLDALL......................£45........£37 CARPTEK POLE HOLDALL.........................£40........£33 CARPTEK SINGLE READY ROD CASE.........£40........£33 CARPTEK DOUBLE READY ROD CASE .......£45........£37 CARPTEK DELUXE CARRYALL...................£35........£29 CARPTEK DOUBLE NETBAG ......................£23........£19 CARPTEK COOL BAG ...........................................£8.50 CARPTEK SINGLE REEL CASE ...................................£7 CARPTEK DOUBLE REEL CASE .................................£8 CARPTEK GROUNDBAIT BOWL .................................£6

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SPECIAL OFFER BUY ALL 5 WHIPS FOR ONLY £149.00 NEW DUTCHMASTER ROD RANGE Excellent Method Rods DUTCHMASTER 10’8” FEEDER....................................................£165.... £148.50 DUTCHMASTER 11’8” FEEDER....................................................£175.... £157.50 DUTCHMASTER 12’8” FEEDER....................................................£199..........£179 DUTCHMASTER 13’ 8” (80g) FEEDER..........................................£209..........£174 DUTCHMASTER 13’ 8” (100g) FEEDER........................................£209..........£188 DUTCHMASTER 13’ 2” (80g) FEEDER..........................................£209..........£188 DUTCHMASTER 14’ 2” (130g) FEEDER........................................£219..........£197 DUTCHMASTER 14’ 2” (160g) FEEDER........................................£219..........£197 DUTCHMASTER RIVER 14’2”.......................................................£219..........£159 DUTCHMASTER METHOD FEEDER 11’8”.....................................£189..........£170 DUTCHMASTER METHOD FEEDER 12’8”.....................................£199..........£179

KEEPNETS & LANDING NETS/HANDLES LATEX COMPETITION KEEPNET 4m .....................................................£90 ............£81 BLUE MICROMESH KEEPNET 3m.........................................................£33 ............£30 QUICK DRY KEEPNET 10’......................................................................£40 ............£36 QUICK DRY KEEPNET 11’6”..................................................................£43 ............£39 QUICK DRY KEEPNET 13’......................................................................£45 .......£40.50 SILVERFISH KEEPNET 8’.......................................................................£37 ............£33 BLUE CARP KEEPNET 10’.....................................................................£40 ............£36 CARP COMBO NET SET (2 x NETS).......................................................£80 ............£72 QUICK DRY LANDING NET 18”.................................................................................£13 QUICK DRY LANDING NET 20”.................................................................................£15 HAIR LANDING NET 18”...........................................................................................£15 HAIR LANDING NET 20”...........................................................................................£16 SHALLOW LATEX LANDING NET 18”.......................................................................£14 SHALLOW LATEX LANDING NET 20”.......................................................................£15 DEEP QUICK DRY LANDING NET 18”.......................................................................£14 DEEP QUICK DRY LANDING NET 20”.......................................................................£16 ABSOLUTE MATCH HANDLE 3M ..........................................................£60 ............£54 ABSOLUTE MATCH HANDLE 4M ..........................................................£80 ............£72 ABSOLUTE MATCH HANDLE 5M ....................................................... £100 ............£90 ABSOLUTE CARP HANDLE 2.7M..........................................................£50 ............£45 ABSOLUTE CARP HANDLE4M ..............................................................£60 ............£54 BLUE EVA NET BAG ..............................................................................£30 ............£27 MONSTER EVA BAG..............................................................................£40 ............£36

PRESTON CLOTHING NEW DF20 JACKET + BIB ‘N’ BRACE SET (M-XXXL) .................£200 ........ £180 NEW DF8 JACKET + BIB ‘N’ BRACE SET (M-XXXL)...................£130 ........ £117 DRI FISH CELSIUS SUIT (M-XXL)...............................................£130 ........ £117 DRI FISH TROUSERS (M-XXL) .....................................................£35 ..... £31.50 DRI FISH BIB ‘N’ BRACE (M-XXL) ................................................£50 .......... £45 MICROFLEECE (M-XXL) ..............................................................£25 ..... £22.50 2-PIECE UNDERSUIT (M-XXXL)...................................................£30 .......... £27 PRESTON TRACKSUIT TROUSERS (M-XXL)..................................£25 ..... £22.50 PRESTON HOODED FLEECE (M-XXL)...........................................£40 .......... £36 PRESTON SOFT SHELL JACKET (M-XXL).....................................£60 .......... £54 PRESTON WINDPROOF HOODED FLEECE JACKET (M-XXL)..........£65 ..... £58.50 PRESTON TRAPPER HAT.............................................................................. £15 KNITTED HAT ................................................................................................ £8 NECK WARMER............................................................................................. £9 PRESTON CAP............................................................................................... £7 PRESTON WINDPROOF HOODED FLEECE (L ONLY) (FJACK12) .....£45 .......... £33 POLO SHIRT (NAVY BLUE) (M-XXL) .............................................................. £17 POLO SHIRT (WHITE) (M-XXL)...................................................................... £17 DRI FISH 50 JACKET & BIB ‘N’ BRACE (M + L Only ).................£189 ........ £109 QUILTED UNDERSUIT (S, L & XL ) ................................................£35 .......... £30 TRACKSUIT JACKET (M-XXL)......................................................£30 .......... £27 PRESTON JOGGERS (BLACK) (M-XXL).........................................£27 .......... £24 PRESTON JOGGERS (NAVY BLUE) (M-XXL)..................................£27 .......... £24 CASUAL BLACK HOODIE (M-XXL)................................................£30 .......... £27 CASUAL ROYAL BLUE HOODIE (M-XXL).......................................£30 .......... £27 CASUAL NAVY BLUE HOODIE (M-XXL).........................................£30 .......... £27 CASUAL NAVY BLUE T-SHIRT (M-XXL) ........................................................ £15 CASUAL BLACK T-SHIRT (M-XXL) ............................................................... £15 CASUAL WHITE T-SHIRT (M-XXL)................................................................ £15 SOFTSHELL THERMAL HAT ......................................................................... £15

PRESTON LUGGAGE MONSTER HARDCASE HOLDALL .............................................£130 ......................................................................£117 MONSTER SINGLE ROD SLEEVE (190cm) ................................£40 ........................................................................£36 NEW MONSTER 8 TUBE POLE HOLDALL...............................£55................................................ ........................£49.50 NEW MONSTER TRIPLE ROD HOLDALL (RIGID) (180cm) .......£70........................................................................£63 MONSTER TACKLE & ACCESSORIES BAG.................................£65 ........................................................................£58.50 MONSTER HOOKLENGTH BAG................................................................................................................................£16 MONSTER FEEDER & ACCESSORIES BAG ................................£45 ........................................................................£40.50 MONSTER MEGA BAIT BAG.....................................................£28 ........................................................................£25 MONSTER TACKLE & NET BAG ................................................£60 ........................................................................£54 MONSTER MINI MONSTER FEEDER BAG..................................£35 ........................................................................£31.50 MONSTER CATAPULT POUCH..................................................................................................................................£10 MONSTER EVA NET BAG.........................................................£40 ........................................................................£36 HARDCASE SMALL HOLDALL..................................................£65 ........................................................................£58.50 HARDCASE MEDIUM HOLDALL................................................£75 ........................................................................£67.50 HARDCASE (Single) ROD HOLDER 180cm................................£35 ........................................................................£31.50 HARDCASE (Single) ROD HOLDER 160cm................................£33 ........................................................................£30 HARDCASE (Double) ROD HOLDER 180cm ..............................£50 ........................................................................£45 HARDCASE (Double) ROD HOLDER 160cm ..............................£48 ........................................................................£43 HARDCASE CARRYALL HARDBASE...........................................£45 ........................................................................£40.50 HARDCASE INSULATED COOL BAG ..........................................£28 ........................................................................£25 HARDCASE TIP TUBE..............................................................................................................................................£9 HARDCASE REEL CASE ..........................................................................................................................................£6 COMPETITION 3 ROD / 10-TUBE HOLDALL..............................£65 ........................................................................£58.50 COMPETITION ROD SLEEVE (190cm) .......................................£55 ........................................................................£49.50 COMPETITION 6-TUBE HOLDALL.............................................£35 ........................................................................£31.50 COMPETITION 8-TUBE HOLDALL.............................................£40 ........................................................................£36 COMPETITION 10-TUBE HOLDALL ...........................................£45 ........................................................................£40.50 COMPETITION 12-TUBE HOLDALL ...........................................£50 ........................................................................£45 COMPETITION 45L CARRYALL.................................................£35 ........................................................................£31.50 COMPETITION 55L CARRYALL.................................................£40 ........................................................................£36 COMPETITION DOUBLE NET BAG.............................................£20 ........................................................................£18 COMPETITION SINGLE NET BAG..............................................£13 ........................................................................£11.70 COMPETITION BAIT BAG SET...................................................£45 ........................................................................£40.50 COMPETITION MEGA BAIT BAG ...............................................£23 ........................................................................£21 COMPETITION STANDARD BAIT BAG........................................£19 ........................................................................£17 COMPETITION TIP+BUTT PROTECTORS..................................................................................................................£7 COMPETITION SINGLE REEL CASE..........................................................................................................................£7 COMPETITION DOUBLE REEL CASE........................................................................................................................£9 COMPETITION G/B BOWL SET.................................................£20 ........................................................................£18

PRESTON PRO HOOKS PRESTON PRO-CARP BARBLESS 16, 20 & 22 ONLY.......................................................................ONLY £1.30 per pack SPECIMEN PINCH BARBLESS 14, 18 & 20 ONLY ............................................................................ONLY £1.30 per pack WIDE GAPE PINCH BARBLESS 16-20......................................................................................................£1.30 per pack MAGGOT EXTRA 14+16 ................................................................................................................ONLY £1.30 per pack SQUATT 20s..................................................................................................................................ONLY £1.30 per pack CHOPPED WORM 22 & 24 ONLY PER 10 .................................................................................................£1.30 per pack MATCH BARBLESS 18-24 PER 10 ..........................................................................................................£1.30 per pack MAGGOT 18-24 PER 10 .........................................................................................................................£1.30 per pack PRO CARP BARBED 16 & 22 ONLY.................................................................................................ONLY £1.30 per pack ANY 10 PACKS FOR £11.00 ANY 20 PACKS FOR £19.00

PRESTON PRO RANGE HOOKS (ALL HOOKS 10 PER PACK) PR22 (12s ONLY) .................................. £1.00 PR23 (24s ONLY) .................................. £1.00 PR24 (10 & 12s ONLY) .......................... £1.00 PR25 (14, 20 & 22s ONLY)..................... £1.00 PR26 (22 & 24s ONLY) .......................... £1.00 PR27 (10-18s ONLY)............................. £1.20 PR28 (10s -12s ONLY)........................... £1.00 PR29 (12s ONLY)................................... £1.00

PR30 (20-26s ONLY)............................ £1.00 NEW PR32 (22s ONLY)....................... £1.00 NEW PR33 (14 & 16s ONLY)............... £1.00 NEW PR34 (12 & 14s ONLY)............... £1.00 NEW PR35 (16-24s)........................... £1.00 NEW PR36 (10-20s)........................... £1.20 NEW PR38 (10-16s)........................... £1.20 NEW PR39 (10-16s)........................... £1.20

HOOKS TO NYLON METHOD FEEDER HAIR RIGS 4”WITH BAIT BAND.........12-18...............................................................................£2.50 METHOD FEEDER HAIR RIGS 4”WITH QUICKSTOP........12-18...............................................................................£2.50 DUTCHMASTER HAIR RIGS 6”WITH QUICKSTOP...........10-18...............................................................................£2.50 DUTCHMASTER HAIR RIGS 15” WITH QUICKSTOP.........10-18...............................................................................£2.50 DUTCHMASTER HAIR RIGS 30” WITH QUICKSTOP.........10-18...............................................................................£2.50 PR36 BARBLESS HAIR RIGS 4”.....................................10-18...............................................................................£2.50 PR36 BARBLESS HAIR RIGS 15”...................................10-18...............................................................................£2.50 PR36 HAIR RIGS WITH BAIT BANDS 4” .........................10-18...............................................................................£2.50 PR36 HAIR RIGS WITH BAIT BANDS 15” .......................10-18...............................................................................£2.50 ANY 5 ASSORTED PACKS FOR £11.00 ANY 10 ASSORTED PACKS FOR £21.00 ANY 20 ASSORTED PACKS FOR £40.00 4-WHEEL SPACE SHUTTLE...........£150.......................£135 PRESTON ON BOX ON BOX TROLLEY........................£60.........................£54 SEATBOXES ABSOLUTE STATION .................£700.......................£630 OFF BOX UNI TROLLEY ................£70.........................£63 ABSOLUTE COMPACT ...............£500.......................£450 SPACE STATION XS II.................£450.......................£405 SPACE STATION COMPACT........£350.......................£315 0N BOX X6S ..............................£400.......................£360 0N BOX X4S ..............................£350.......................£315 0N BOX X3S ..............................£320.......................£288 0N BOX X3D..............................£320.......................£288 2-WHEEL SPACE SHUTTLE ........£100.........................£90

OFF BOX + ON BOX ACCESSORIES Space Saver Platform .................£120 ....£108 2-Piece Platform.........................£180 ....£162 XS 2 Comp Shallow Add On Unit ...£30 ......£27 XS 2 Comp Shallow Add On Unit (with Runners) ..............................£35 .£31.50 XS 90mm Add On Unit ..................£50 ......£45 XS Pole Seat .................................£50 ......£45 XS Shallow Side Drawer Unit ........£35 .£31.50 XS Shallow Deep Side Drawer Unit ....£40......£36 XS Stacking Unit Lid......................£20 ......£18 XS Leg Extender ..........................................£7 19Mm Leg Extender.....................................£6 XS 45cm Tele Legs (2) ...............................£20 Seat Box Cover ..........................................£15 X Series Tele Extending Legs (2).................£20 Pro Pole Support ...........................£40......£36 Pole Support.................................£35.£31.50 Mega Roost Kit .............................£70......£63 Tripod Roost Kit.............................£43 ......£39 6-Section Pole Roost....................................£9 8-Section Pole Roost..................................£10 6-Section Roost Head..................................£8 8-Section Roost Head..................................£9 Pro Roost Kit.................................£40......£36 Double Ripple Bar Long..............................£18 Double Ripple Bar Short.............................£16 Short Single Ripple Bar..............................£14 Long Single Ripple Bar...............................£16 Pole Hook (Large).......................................£14 Pole Hook (Small).......................................£12 Pole Sock.....................................................£7 Up and Over Rests (2)................................£18 EVA Roller (Small) ........................................£7 EVA Roller (Large) ........................................£9 Accessory Tool Bar........................£35.£31.50 Accessory Block ..........................................£9 Keepnet Arm (Small)..................................£10

Keepnet Arm (Large) ..................................£11 Cross Arm (Small) ......................................£10 Cross Arm (Long) .......................................£11 Bankstick (200mm)......................................£3 Bankstick (350mm).................................£3.50 XL Banksticks (125mm) ..........................£3.50 XL Banksticks (250mm) ...............................£4 Spacer Bar (Short) .....................................£10 Spacer Bar (Long) ......................................£11 Mega Brolly Bracket (Short) .......................£15 Mega Brolly Bracket (Long) ........................£17 Brolly Arm (Short).......................................£10 Brolly Arm (Long) .......................................£11 Universal Arm (Small).................................£11 Universal Arm (Medium).............................£12 Universal Arm (Long)..................................£13 Universal Arm (90 Degree) .........................£11 Angle Lock...................................................£6 XS Feeder Arm ...........................................£30 Tele Feeder Arm.........................................£23 Dutch Feeder Rest (Short) ............................£9 Dutch Feeder Rest (Long)...........................£11 Deluxe Dutch Feeder Rest (Short)...............£11 Deluxe Dutch Feeder Rest (Long) ...............£14 Quiver Rod Rest ...........................................£5 Tuber Rod Rest ............................................£4 Free Flow Rod Rest......................................£4 Butt Rest......................................................£3 Mega Side Tray.............................£40 ......£36 Mega Side Tray (with Lid)..............£70 ......£63 Mega Side Tray (Lid only)..............£30 ......£27 Monster Side Tray.........................£80 ......£72 Baitwaiter ..................................................£13 Double Knuckle Baitwaiter .........................£18 Nylon Groundbait Bowl & Hoop (S) .............£20 Nylon Groundbait Bowl & Hoop (L)..............£23 Small Side Tray..........................................£13

FISHERMAN’S FRIEND

Large Side Tray..........................................£17 Super Side Tray..........................................£20 Side Tray Set.................................£35.£31.50 Groundbait Bucket & Bowl Set ......£35.£31.50 Groundbait Round Riddle Only......................£9 Groundbait Bowl Set Bowl & Hoop (Large).....£17 Groundbait BowlSetBowl&Hoop(Small) ........£16 Bait Brolly .....................................£35.£31.50 1/2 Pint Bait Tub .....................................£1.30 1 Pint Bait Tub ........................................£1.50 2 Pint Bait Tub ........................................£1.75 3 Pint Bait Tub ........................................£2.00 3 Pint Bait Tub With Riddle......................£3.50 Large Bait Tub..............................................£4 In Box Multi Pack (5 Boxes) ........................£15 Hooklength Box (Small) ................................£5 Hooklength Box (Large) ................................£6 All Round Hooklength Box ..........................£10 Method Hooklength Box ...............................£9 Hooklength Spool System ..........................£15 Feeder Hooklength System ........................£20 8 Division Magnetic Hook Box ......................£4

Multi Accessory Box.....................................£5 4-Compartment Accessory Box ...................£3 Tackle & Bait Tray .........................£65 .£58.50 Dutchmaster Feeder Arm ..............£35 .£31.50 Ripple Butt Rest & Arm ..............................£18 Off Box Rod Support ...................................£9 Method Feeder Rest ..................................£10 Pole Grip .....................................................£5 Monster Hooklength Bag ...........................£16 Loop Tyer (Small) ...................................£3.50 Loop Tyer (Large) ...................................£3.50 Space Saver Leg Levellers ...........................£6 OnBox XS Leg Levellers ...............................£6 Bloodworm Bait-Tub...............................£3.25 Monster Eva Method Bowl Set ......£30 ......£27 Monster Eva Bait Station ...............£33 ......£30 OffBox Bait Tray (Shallow)............................£8 OffBox Bait Tray (Deep)..............................£10 Offbox Side Tray Support Arm.....................£15 Dutchmaster Feeder Bankstick ..................£25 Fixed Angle Lock..........................................£4 Total Control Pole Rest..................£35 .£31.50

POWER LINE .05 10oz .10 2lb 14oz .19 7lb 6oz .06 12oz .11 3lb 6oz .21 8lb 15oz .07 1lb .13lb 12oz .24 11lb .08 1lb 12oz .15 5lb 14oz .26 12lb 5oz .09 2lb 2oz .17 6lb 12oz ALL £5.00 EACH • ANY 3 FOR £13.50 • ANY 5 FOR £21.00 DIRECT MONO CONTROLLED STRETCH 2lb 31/2lb 7lb 41/2lb 8lb 21/2lb 3lb 51/2lb ALL £6.00 EACH • ANY 3 FOR £16.00 • ANY 5 FOR £25.00 NEW COLOURS CARP RIGS SILVER (Set 3) £10.50 BLUE (Set 3) £10.50 SILVER LIGHT (Set 3) £10.50 PURPLE (Set 2) £7.00 RED (Set 2) £7.00 GREEN (Set 2) £7.00 GOLD (Set 2) £7.00 WHITE (Set 3) £10.50 ORANGE (Set 2) £7.00 YELLOW (Set 2) £7.00 INTRODUCTORY OFFER ONE EACH RIG FOR ONLY SHOULD BE £84.00 OUR PRICE £60 SAVING £24 NEW BRAIDCAST BRAID .08 8lb .10 10lb .12 ALL £22.00 EACH • ANY 2 FOR £39.50 • ANY 3 FOR £55.00

12lb

PRESTON RANGE OF POLE FLOATS

TYSON 1 TYSON 2 TYSON 3 TYSON 4 TYSON 5 SET 5 £7.50 SET 3 £4.50 SET 4 £6.00 SET 5 £7.50 SET 4 £6.00

TYSON 7 PB CARP 1 PB CARP 2 PB CARP 3 TYSON 6 SET 3 £4.50 SET 3 £4.50 SET 3 £6.00 SET 2 £4.00 SET 4 £8.00

PB CARP 4 PB CARP 5 PB PASTE CIANTI SET 5 DURAFLOAT 10 SET 4 £8.00 SET 4 £8.00 SET 3 £6.00 SET 3 £6.00 £10.00

DURAFLOAT 11 DURAFLOAT 6 DURAFLOAT 7 DURAFLOAT 8 DURAFLOAT 9 SET 4 £8.00 SET 5 £10.00 SET 4 £8.00 SET 6 £12.00 SET 6 £12.00

GREEN SET 4 ORANGE £6.00 SET 3 £4.50

PINK SET 3 £4.50

RED SET 6 £9.00

BLUE SET 6 PURPLE YELLOW £9.00 SET 3 £4.50 SET 5 £7.50

BLACK SET 3 WHITE SET 5 SILVER SET 4 £7.50 £6.00 £4.50

GOLD SET 4 PB INTER 1 PB INTER 2 PB INTER 3 PB INTER 4 £6.00 SET 5 £10.00 SET 5 £10.00 SET 5 £10.00 SET 5 £10.00

PB INTER 5 SET 3 £6.00

PB INTER 6 SET 3 £6.00

PB INTER 7 SET 3 £6.00

PB INTER 8 PB INTER 9 SET 3 £6.00 SET 5 £10.00

PB INTER 10 PB INTER 11 DURAFLOAT PLUS 1 DURAFLOAT PLUS 2 DURAFLOAT PLUS 3 SET 6 £12.00 SET 6 £12.00 SET 3 £6.00 SET 3 £6.00 SET 6 £12 .00

DURAFLOAT PLUS 4 DURAFLOAT PLUS 5 DURAFLOAT PLUS 6 DURAFLOAT PLUS 7 DURAFLOAT PLUS 8 SET 6 £12 .00 SET 4 £8 .00 SET 4 £8 .00 SET 4 £8 .00 SET 4 £8 .00

DURAFLOAT PLUS 9 DURAFLOAT PLUS 10 LOADED INSERT PELLET LOADED DUMPY PELLET INSERT PELLET WAGS SET 5 £10 .00 SET 5 £10 .00 WAGS SET 3 £9.00 WAGS SET 3 £9.00 SET 3 £6.00

KORUM RANGE PRODUCTS CHAIRS ACCESSORY CHAIR ..............................................................................................................£90 .............£81 DELUXE ACCESSORY CHAIR ................................................................................................£120 ............£108 NEW EZ ACCESSORY CHAIR ..................................................................................................£70 ..............£63 NEW KORUM CHAIR FOOTPLATE...........................................................................................£50 ..............£45 SUPA LITE CHAIR ..................................................................................................................£50 ..............£45 CHAIR ARM KIT .....................................................................................................................£25 .........£22.50 CHAIR & NET BAG (STANDARD) .............................................................................................£25 .........£22.50 CHAIR & NET BAG (EXTRA LARGE).........................................................................................£30 ..............£27 ANY CHAIR ADAPTOR .................................................................................................................................£10 CHAIR ACCESSORIES BUTT REST WITH ARM ..........................................................................................................£10 BROLLY ARM.........................................................................................................................£10 SPACER BAR.........................................................................................................................£10 DOUBLE BUTT REST..................................................................................................................£15 UNIVERSAL ARM .......................................................................................................................£11 POLE CROOK ............................................................................................................................£13 ACCESSORY T-BAR ...................................................................................................................£13 GROUNDBAIT BOWL & HOOP......................................................... ............................................£20 COOL BAG & ACCESSORY HOOP.................................................... ............................................£25 SIDE TRAY (STANDARD).............................................................................................................£20 SIDE TRAY (SMALL) ...................................................................................................................£12 XT TRIPOD FEEDER ARM ........................................................................................£40 ............£36 DOUBLE ROD RIVER TRIPOD...................................................................................£50 ............£45 TELESCOPIC FEEDER ARM ........................................................................................................£23 ANGLE ARM (SHORT).................................................................................................................£11 ANGLE ARM (LONG) ..................................................................................................................£13 ACCESSORY BAR T-BAR........................................................................................................£13 LANDING NETS & HANDLES SPECIMEN SPOON 24”..........................................................................................................£16 SPECIMEN SPOON 27”..........................................................................................................£17 LATEX BARBEL SPOON 27”...................................................................................................£22 LATEX BARBEL SPOON 30”......................................................................................................£20 SPECIMEN NET & HANDLE 36” .............................................................................£30 ............£27 SPECIMEN NET & HANDLE 42” .............................................................................£35 .......£31.50 CARBON POWER L/NET HANDLE 1.8M ...................................................................£27 ............£24 CARBON SPECIEMN L/NET HANDLE 1.8M...............................................................£25 ............£22 FIBREGLASS SPECIMEN L/NET HANDLE 1.8M................................................ ...........................£20 POWER STICK 2-PIECE HANDLE 2.7M ....................................................................£33 ............£30 EVA SPECIMEN NET BAG...........................................................................................................£15 KORUM KEEPNET 3M .............................................................................................£33 ............£30 KORUM NET FLOAT .....................................................................................................................£5 GENERAL ACCESSORIES MAXI RIG MANAGER - FULLY LOADED .................................................................£30 ............£27 TACKLE MANAGER..............................................................................................£20 ............£18 ITM RIG TRACK.........................................................................................................................£10 ITM RIG TOOL KIT .....................................................................................................................£13 MAXI RIG STORE ......................................................................................................................£10 SPOOL BOX.................................................................................................................................£3 KITM RIG BOARD.........................................................................................................................£5 BARBLESS HOOK HAIRS WITH BAIT BANDS 8-16....................................................................£2.50 BARBLESS HOOK HAIRS WITH QUICKSTOPS 6-16...................................................................£2.50 BARBED HOOK HAIRS WITH QUICKSTOPS 6-16.......................................... ............................£2.50 BARBLESS QUICKSTOPS ON HAIR RIGS 4” & 15” 10-16................................ .........................£2.50 QUICKSTOPS (XL, RED / YELLOW & BROWN)...........................................................................£1.50 QUICKSTOP NEEDLE...............................................................................................................£1.50 BOILIE STOPS (RED & YELLOW / GREEN & BROWN)................................................................£2.00 INVISI STOPS........................................ .................................................................................£2.00 PELLET STOPS (SMALL, MEDIUM & LARGE)............................................................................£2.00 PASTE CAGES (SMALL & LARGE)............................................................................................£2.00 BAIT STOPS........................................ ...................................................................................£1.50 SUPA SOFT IMITATION CORN (FLOATING) SET 3......................................................................£4.50 SUPA SOFT IMITATION CORN (SINKING) SET 2........................................................................£3.00

BRAID SCISSORS .......................................£5 BAIT NEEDLES (PACK 2) ........................£1.50 BAIT PUNCHES (SET 4) ...............................£5 DRILL & NEEDLE KIT ..................................£6 LINE SNIPS ...........................................£1.50 PRESTON ELASTICATION BITS NEW HOLLO ELASTIC (SIZE 9-13-15-19) .......................................£10.00 EACH 3 for £26.00 NEW HOLLO PTFE BUSH ....................................................................£3.00 EACH 3 for £8.50 NEW HOLLO CONNECTORS ...............................................................£2.00 EACH 3 for £5.00 NEW HOLLO POLE BUNG (S+M) ......................................................£4.00 EACH 3 for £10.00 SLIP FLOURO ELASTIC (SIZE 2-14) ...................................................£3.00 EACH 4 for £10.00 ORIGINAL SLIP ELASTIC (SIZE 2-14) ...................................................£2.50 EACH 4 for £8.00 SLIP ELASTIC LUBRICANT (SMALL) ................................................................................. £3.50 SLIP ELASTIC LUBRICANT (LARGE) .................................................................................. £6.50 SLIP MICRO EXTREME CONNECTORS (1-6 ELASTIC)......................................................... £1.85 SLIP MICRO CONNECTORS (4-8 ELASTIC) ....................................................................... £1.85 SLIP BIG CARP CONNECTORS (10-14 ELASTIC) ............................................................... £1.85 SLIP CARP EXTRA CONNECTORS (10-20 ELASTIC) ........................................................... £1.85 DIAMOND EYE THREADER ................................................................................................ £3.50 STORA BUNG & ROD (MEDIUM & LARGE) ......................................................................... £3.50 STORA BUNGS ONLY (MEDIUM x 2 & LARGE x 2) .............................................................. £3.50 STRETCH SLIP BUSH (12-20 ELASTIC) ....................................................................£3.00 EACH PTFE EXT BUSH (1-18 ELASTIC) ..............................................................................£2.50 EACH NEW PULLA BUNG ...........................................................................£3.00 EACH OR 4 FOR £10 PRESTON POLE & GENERAL ACCESSORIES NEW POLE SOCK ............................................................................................................. £7.00 NEW PINPOINT CATAPULTS (SET OF 3 SIZES) ................................................................. £18.00 CAD POLE POTS (SMALL-MEDIUM-LARGE) SET OF 3 ....................................................... £4.00 FEEDAPOTS ..................................................................................................................... £3.50 TOP TUBES (FOR SPARE TOP KITS)...................................................£7.50 EACH 5 FOR £32.00 POLE END PROTECTORS (SET 5) ...................................................................................... £6.00 SLIP JOINT ALIGNERS (SET 5) ........................................................................................ £10.00 JOINT RESTORER (SPRAY)................................................................................................ £8.00 JOINT SAVE (BRUSH ON) ................................................................................................ £10.00 BRISTLE GREASE (ORANGE - YELLOW) ............................................................................. £4.00 MICRO SILICONE TUBING (ASSORTED) ............................................................................. £2.00 POLE FLOAT SILICONE FOR THICK STEMS ........................................................................ £2.00 BIG SILICONE FOR STICKFLOATS & CHUBBERS ................................................................ £2.00 SLIP SHOT DISPENSER (SIZES 8-13) ................................................................................ £6.00 SLIP SHOT REFILLS (SIZES 8-13) ............................................................................£1.65 EACH WAGGLER ADAPTERS.............................................................................................. £3.00 DRIP FEEDER POTS (SET OF 2)................................................................................ £5.00 NEW STOTZ DISPENSER ......................................................................................... £6.50 NEW STOTZ REFILLS (SIZES 8-13).................................................................£1.75 EACH NEW PELLET FEEDERS (SET 8) ............................................................................. £16.00 NEW QUICKLOAD FEEDERS (SET 8)....................................................................... £10.00 NEW DUTCHMASTER BULLET FEEDERS (SET 8) .................................................... £18.00 NEW STOTTA APPLICATOR...................................................................................... £6.00 NEW JUMBO LOCKING SHOT (SET 2) ...................................................................... £5.00 NEW LOADED DUMPY PELLET WAGS ( SET 3)......................................................... £9.00 NEW UNLOADED INSERT PELLET WAGGLERS (SET 3).............................................. £6.00 NEW LOADED INSERT PELLET WAGGLERS (SET 3).................................................. £9.00 NEW UNLOADED PELLET WAGGLERS (SET 4).......................................................... £8.00 PRESTON ROLLERS + BROLLY’S NEW FREEFLOW ROLLER..............................£55 ........£49.50 NEW SPACE MAKER FLAT BACK BROLLY.......£75 ....... £67.50 PRO FLAT ROLLER ........................................£60 .............£54 PRO FLAT ROLLER XL....................................£70 .............£63 PRO V ROLLER..............................................£55 ........£49.50 SUPER PRO V ROLLER...................................£65 ........£58.50 MEGA PRO V ROLLER ....................................£95 ........£85.50 PRO TRIPOD..................................................£33 .............£30 PRO TRIPOD LARGE ......................................£50 .............£45 ROLLER STOPS .................................................................£13 KORUM BROLLY 50” .....................................£55 ........£49.50 KOROUM FIBREGLASS BROLLY 50”...............£65 ........£58.50 FIBERSHIELD BROLLY....................................£90 .............£81 PRESTON FLATBACK BROLLY 50” .................£60 .............£54 PRESTON BROLLY WITH POLE ZIPS 50”.........£65 ........£58.50 PRESTON FIBREGLASS FLATBACK BROLLY 50” .£65 ........£58.50 KORUM DAY SESSION SHELTER II..................£90 .............£81 KORUM MULTI SHELTER ..............................£150 ...........£135

NEW KORUM LUGGAGE

RUCK BAG .............................................................. £50 .............£45 DELUXE RUCK BAG ................................................. £60 .............£54 XL ITM RUCKBAG .................................................... £65 ........£58.50 RUCKSACK.............................................................. £70 .............£63 ROVING RUCKSACK................................................. £55 .............£49 ITM TACKLE & BAIT BAG ......................................... £40 .............£36 ALL ROUNDER NET BAG CARRYALL......................... £30 .............£27 ITM TABLETOP CARRYALL....................................... £50 .............£45 ITM DAYSACK ......................................................... £30 .............£27 RIG & ACCESSORY BAG ...............................................................£20 CHAIR & NET BAG ................................................... £25 ........£22.50 CHAIR & NET BAG (EXTRA LARGE)........................... £30 .............£27 BAIT & BITS BAG (LARGE) ...........................................................£19 BAIT & BITS BAG (STANDARD).....................................................£17 TOTAL PROTECTION 3-ROD HOLDALL ..................... £80 .............£72 TOTAL PROTECTION COMPACT 2-ROD HOLDALL..... £70 .............£63 TOTAL PROTECTION 2-ROD QUIVER ........................ £55 .............£49 ALLROUNDER HOLDALL .......................................... £45 .............£40 3-ROD QUIVER ........................................................ £23 .............£20 5-ROD QUIVER ........................................................ £28 ........£25.20 TIP BUTT PROTECTOR...................................................................£7 ROD + LEAD BANDS (2) ................................................................£5 TWIN-WHEELED TROLLEY ....................................... £50 .............£45 COMPACT BARROW ................................................ £90 .............£81

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125m CLOSED FACE ................................................................................£80 .............................. £63 1657 DM (AUTO BAIL)............................................................................£100 .............................. £79 TDX 3012 (SINGLE HANDLE) ..................................................................£295 ............................ £217

EXIST 2506..................................... £999 ......£789 EXIST 3012..................................... £999 ......£789 CERTATE 2506................................ £489 ......£375 CERTATE 3000................................ £499 ......£379 NEW CERTATE 1003 .................... £335......£299 NEW CERTATE 2004 .................... £335......£299 NEW CERTATE 2500 .................... £350......£315 NEW CERTATE 2506 H................. £350......£315 NEW CERTATE 2508 PE ............... £350......£315 NEW CERTATE 2510 PE-H............ £350......£315 NEW CERTATE 3000 .................... £350......£315 NEW CERTATE 3012 H................. £360......£325 NEW CERTATE 3012 .................... £360......£325 CALDIA 2500A ................................ £249 ......£189 CALDIA 3000A ................................ £249 ......£189 CALDIA 4000A ................................ £249 ......£189 TDX MATCH 2508 (SINGLE) ............. £295 ......£207 TDX MATCH 2508 (DOUBLE) ........... £325 ......£213 TDX MATCH 3012 (SINGLE) ............. £295 ......£217 TDX MATCH 3012 (DOUBLE) ........... £325 ......£223 NEW TDR 2508 (SINGLE) ............. £245 ......£170 NEW TDR 2508 (DOUBLE)............ £245 ......£170 NEW TDR 3012 (SINGLE) ............. £245 ......£170 NEW TDR 3012 (DOUBLE)............ £245 ......£170 NEW TDR 4012 (SINGLE) ............. £245 ......£170 NEW THEORY 3000A ................... £169 ......£135 NEW THEORY 4000A................... £169......£135 BALLISTIC 2500 SHA ...................... £199 ......£157

BALLISTIC 3000 SHA ...................... £199......£157 BALLISTIC 4000 SHA ...................... £199......£157 THEORY 2500A ............................... £169......£135 THEORY 3000A ............................... £169......£135 THEORY 4000A ............................... £169......£135 TDM 2508 (SINGLE) ........................ £150........£89 TDM 2508 (DOUBLE)....................... £150........£89 TDM 3012 (SINGLE) ........................ £150........£89 TDM 3012 (DOUBLE)....................... £150........£89 TDM 4012 (SINGLE) ........................ £150........£89 WHISKER MATCH 2508 ................... £110........£64 WHISKER MATCH 3012 ................... £110........£64 EXCELER X 2500............................. £100........£75 EXCELER X 3000............................. £100........£75 EXCELER X 4000............................. £100........£75 EXCELER S 2500............................... £85 ........£62 EXCELER S 3000............................... £85 ........£62 EXCELER S 4000............................... £85 ........£62 HARRIER X MATCH 2553 ................... £55 ........£42 HARRIER X MATCH 3053 ................... £55 ........£42 1657DM (AUTO BAIL) ...................... £100........£79 125M (CLOSED FACE) ....................... £80 ........£63 PROCASTER 2500A (FRONT DRAG) ... £65 ........£49 PROCASTER 3000A (FRONT DRAG) ... £65 ........£49 PROCASTER 4000A (FRONT DRAG) ... £65 ........£49 MEGAFORCE 2500A (FRONT DRAG)... £50 ........£36 MEGAFORCE 3000A (FRONT DRAG)... £50 ........£36 MEGAFORCE 4000A (FRONT DRAG)... £50 ........£36

MATCH FLOAT RODS NEW TOURNAMENT PRO 13’/15’

£499.00

£420.00

TEAM DAIWA 11’ PELLET WAGGLER (EX POWER)

£150.00

£100.00

£89.00

£59.00

TORNADO Z 14’ POWER FLOAT

AIRITY MATCH 12’ WAGGLER .............................£375 ..£275 AIRITY MATCH 13’ WAGGLER .............................£385 ..£279 AIRITY MATCH 13’ POWER .................................£395 ..£289 NEW TOURNAMENT 11’ WAGGLER................£365 ..£299 TOURNAMENT 12’ WAGGLER (2014) ..................£375 ..£315 TOURNAMENT 13’ WAGGLER (2014) ..................£425 ..£350 TOURNAMENT 13/15’ WAGGLER........................£499 ..£420 TOURNAMENT WAGGLER 14’ (2014) ..................£450 ..£380 TOURNAMENT 11’ MULTI FEEDER MATCH/FEEDER£375 .£275 TOURNAMENT 12’ MULTI FEEDER MATCH/FEEDER£399.£289 TOURNAMENT 2’ EXTENSION...............................£60 ....£42 CONNOISSEUR MATCH 12’ WAGGLER.................£275 ..£175 CONNOISSEUR MATCH 13’ EXTRA POWER .........£299 ..£189 THEORY 11’ PELLET WAGGLER ..........................£150 ....£99 THEORY 12’ PELLET WAGGLER ..........................£160 ....£99 THEORY 13’ PELLET WAGGLER ..........................£170 ..£109 NEW TEAM DAIWA 10’ PELLET WAGGLER......£150 ..£100 NEW TEAM DAIWA 11’ PELLET WAGGLER......£150 ..£100 NEW TEAM DAIWA 12’ PELLET WAGGLER......£150 ..£100 TEAM DAIWA 10’ PELLET WAGGLER (EX POWER)£150 ..£100

TEAM DAIWA 11’ PELLET WAGGLER (EX POWER)£150 ..£100 TEAM DAIWA 12’ PELLET WAGGLER (EX POWER)£150 ..£100 TD-SR3 MATCH 12’ PELLET POWER WAGGLER ..£130 ....£87 TD-SR3 MATCH 13’ MEDIUM POWER .................£130 ....£87 TD-SR3 MATCH 13’ ALLROUND..........................£130 ....£87 NEW MATCH WINNER MATCH 11’..................£200 ..£169 NEW MATCH WINNER MATCH 12’..................£200 ..£169 NEW YANK ‘N’ BANK 12’ PELLET WAGGLER...£130 ....£69 NEW YANK ‘N’ BANK 13’ POWER WAGGLER...£130 ....£69 PROTEUS 13’ WAGGLER.......................................£65 ....£55 PROTEUS 13’ POWER WAGGLER ..........................£65 ....£55 PROTEUS 14’ POWER WAGGLER ..........................£70 ....£59 SWEEPFIRE 13’ WAGGLER....................................£40 ....£29 TOZM 14’ POWER FLOAT .....................................£89 ....£59 TDFC 13’ POWER FLOAT ....................................£125 ....£79 TOURNAMAX MATCH 13’ WAGGLER .....................£75 ....£49 VERTICE 13’ WAGGLER.........................................£55 ....£37 VERTICE 13’ POWER WAGGLER............................£55 ....£37 VERTICE 13’ X POWER WAGGLER.........................£55 ....£37 SENSOR Z MATCH 13’ WAGGLER .........................£59 ....£39

TD GEMINI SPLASHERS (4-6-8-12-16-20GM) .............£6.50 EACH .......(SET OF 6) £32.00 LINE LOADER ................................................................................................£11.00 FEEDER REST .................................................................................................£8.00 SLIDER METHOD REST..................................................................................£12.00 SLIDE WINDERS (5 ASSORTED PACKS £10) (10 ASSORTED PACKS) ...............£18.50 ANGLERS HAND DISINFECTANT.......................................................................£4.00 TEAM DAIWA HOOK WALLET (MEDIUM)...........................................................£8.00 TEAM DAIWA HOOK WALLET (LARGE)............................................................£10.00 TEAM DAIWA POLE CATTY...............................................................................£7.00 TEAM DAIWA MATCH CATTY............................................................................£7.00 TEAM DAIWA POWER CATTY ...........................................................................£7.50

POLE ROLLERS TEAM DAIWA POLE ROLLER ............................................£35............£30 TEAM DAIWA ROCKING POLE ROLLER..............................£45............£38 DAIWA PRO V POLE ROLLER.............................................£60............£50 DAIWA FLAT RUNNER POLE ROLLER (50CM) ....................£65............£55 DAIWA FLAT RUNNER POLE ROLLER (60CM) ....................£70............£59 DAIWA DUEL RUNNER POLE ROLLER ..............................£80............£67

WILL RAISON DVDs No1. No2. No3. No4. No5. No6. No7. No8. No9.

CARPONPOLE(SHALLOW) CARPONPOLE(DEEP) SILVERSONTHEPOLE(BLOODWORM) CARPONTHEROD(BOMB&FEEDER) SILVERSONTHEPOLE(WORM&CASTER) CARPONTHEROD(PELLETWAGGLER) CARPONTHEROD(BIGWAGGLER) SILVERSONTHEROD(BREAM/TIP) SILVERSONTHEPOLE(ROACH/BREAD)

No10. No11. No12. No13.

LONGPOLETOISLAND/MARGIN POLE&PASTE DOUBLEFIGURECARP BREAM&SKIMMERSONPELLETS

ALL £15.00 EACH ANY 6 FOR £77.00 ALL 13 IN SET FOR £156.00

WADERS STD NEOPRENE CHEST WADERS (6-12).........................£90...........£75 LIGHTWEIGHT CHEST WADERS (6-12)............................£45...........£38 LIGHTWEIGHT HIP WADERS (6-12) .................................£30...........£25 NEOPRENE HIP WADERS (6-12)......................................£70...........£59

LINES, HOOKS AND READYMADE RIGS TDR REEL LINE (150m) 3lb, 4lb, 5lb, 6lb, 8lb, 10lb ALL £8.00 EACH ANY 3 FOR £20.00 - ANY 5 FOR £30.00 NEW MATCHWINNER MONOFIL 2lb, 21/2lb, 3lb, 4lb, 5lb, 6lb, 8lb ALL £5.00 EACH ANY 3 FOR £13.50 - ANY 5 FOR £21 NEW SUPER G-LINE .06 DIA 0.88lb .08 DIA 1.5lb .10 DIA 2.23lb .12 DIA 3.1lb .14 DIA 4.1lb .16 DIA 5.4lb .18 DIA 6.7lb .20 DIA 8.3lb .22 DIA 9.8lb .24 DIA 15lb .26 DIA 17.9lb .28 DIA 19.4lb ALL £9.75 EACH ANY 3 FOR £25.50 - ANY 5 FOR £39 ORIGINAL GAMAKATSU G-LINE .08 DIA 1.4lb .09 DIA 1.7lb .10 DIA 2.1lb .12 DIA 2.9lb .14 DIA 3.9lb .16 DIA 5lb .18 DIA 6.3lb .20 DIA 7.8lb .22 DIA 9.3lb .24 DIA 11.9lb .26 DIA 14.3lb ALL £7.75 EACH ANY 3 FOR £20 - ANY 5 FOR £31 GAMAKATSU HOOKS CARP MATCH BARBLESS (SPADE END) 10-18 (PER 10) PELLET BARBLESS (SPADE END) 10-20 (PER 10) GAMA GREEN BARBLESS (SPADE END) 16-24 (PER 10) GAMA BLACK BARBLESS (SPADE END) 16-24 (PER 10) ALL-ROUND BARBLESS (SPADE END) 12-24 (PER 10) WIDE GAPE EYED BARBLESS 12-18 (PER 10) WIDE GAPE EYED BARBED 12-18 (PER 10) NEW PELLET BARBLESS EYED 10-18 (PER 10) NEW PASTE AND PELLET (SPADE END) 10-20 (PER 10) NEW FEEDER BARBLESS EYED 12-14 (PER 10) NEW WIDE GAPE MAGGOT (SPADE END) 10-20 NEW GAMMA POWER BARBED (SPADE END) 8-20 NEW GAMMA POWER BARBLESS (SPADE END) 8-20 NEW FEEDER BARBED (SPADE END) 12+20 (ONLY) NEW FEEDER BARBLESS (SPADE END) 12-20 NEW FEEDER BARBED (EYED) 12+16+18 (ONLY)

ALL £2.00 EACH

MATCH LEGER RODS THEORY 12’ MED/HEAVY FEEDER

£170

£109

BUY ANY 10 ASSORTED FOR £17 BUY ANY 20 ASSORTED FOR £30

POLE EXTENSIONS AND TOP KITS GENERIC POLE EXTENSIONS

CONNOISSEUR 10’/11’ BOMB/LIGHT QUIVER AIRITY 10’/11’ BOMB/LIGHT......................................... £375 ...£275 AIRITY 12’ MED FEEDER............................................... £385 ...£279 AIRITY 12’/13’ MED/POWER FEEDER........................... £395 ...£289 NEW TOURNAMENT PRO 9’ QUIVER (2 PIECE)............ £365 ...£300 NEW TOURNAMENT PRO 10’ QUIVER (2 PIECE).......... £375 ...£315 NEW TOURNAMENT PRO 11’ QUIVER (2 PIECE).......... £385 ...£325 NEW TOURNAMENT PRO 10’/11’ BOMB/LIGHT.......... £395 ...£325 NEW TOURNAMENT PRO 12’/13’ MED POWER FEEDER£425.£350 TOURNAMENT MULTI-MATCH 11’ FEEDER................. £375 ...£275 TOURNAMENT MULTI-MATCH 12’ FEEDER................. £399 ...£289 TOURNAMENT LONG DISTANCE HEAVY FEEDER ‘13. £499 ...£349 TOURNAMENT LONG DISTANCE EX HEAVY FEEDER ‘14 £525 £369 CONNOISSEUR 12’ MEDIUM QUIVER ........................... £299 ...£189 CONNOISSEUR 12’ POWER QUIVER............................. £299 ...£189 CONNOISSEUR 10’ / 11’ BOMB / LIGHT QUIVER.......... £299 ...£189 THEORY 12’ MED/HEAVY FEEDER................................ £170 ...£109 NEW TEAM DAIWA 10’ EXTRA POWER BOMB ........... £150 ...£100 NEW TEAM DAIWA 11’ EXTRA POWER MEDIUM FEEDER. £150 ...£100 NEW TEAM DAIWA 12’ EXTRA POWER MEDIUM FEEDER.£150 ...£100 TEAM DAIWA 10’ BOMB/LIGHT.................................... £150 ...£100

EXCLUSIVE TO IEND FISHERMAN’S FR

£299

£189

TEAM DAIWA 11’ MED FEEDER.................................... £150 ...£100 TEAM DAIWA 12’ MED EXTRA POWER FEEDER........... £150 ...£100 TEAM DAIWA 11’ FEEDER (EX POWER)........................ £150 ...£100 TEAM DAIWA 12’ FEEDER (EX POWER)........................ £150 ...£100 MWSL 11,6” LIGHT / MEDIUM FEEDER........................ £140 .....£65 MATCHWINNER BOMB/ LIGHT FEEDER 9’/10’............. £200 ...£169 MATCHWINNER BOMB/ LIGHT FEEDER 10’/11’........... £200 ...£169 MATCHWINNER FEEDER 12’ ....................................... £200 ...£169 PROTEUS 11’ LIGHT FEEDER...........................................£60 .....£50 PROTEUS 12’ MED FEEDER ............................................£65 .....£55 PROTEUS 13’ HEAVY FEEDER .........................................£70 .....£59 SWEEPFIRE 12’ FEEDER..................................................£45 .....£34 TDFC 13’ POWER FEEDER............................................ £149 .....£99 TD-SR3 11’6” MED FEEDER......................................... £130 .....£87 TD-SR3 12’ ALLROUND FEEDER (2-PIECE).................. £130 .....£87 TD-SR3 12’ ALLROUND FEEDER (3-PIECE).................. £130 .....£87 TD-SR3 13’ DISTANCE FEEDER.................................... £130 .....£87 VLXS 12’ TWIN TOP FEEDER ...........................................£99 .....£65 VERTICE 13’ QUIVER........................................................£50 .....£37 VULCAN X 13’ POWER FEEDER.................................... £119 .....£75

NEW SUPERIOR WIDE BORE EX-LONG INTERNAL PTFE BUSH

These bushes are made exactly to fit match no2 sections and power top 2 kits of Daiwa poles. Also designed for using with all grades of hollow elastics. If the power top 2 is cut to the same length as the match no2 and 3 sections when put together the no2 internal bush will fit exactly making power and match tops exactly the same length. The no2 bush will take the thickest elastics available. Even though they were designed for Daiwa poles we have found they fit most poles made. No 1 bush (fits match no2 sections) £3 each or any 6 for £15 No 2 bush (fits power top 2 kits)

PHEX 1 HALF EXTENSION (Fits TNP210-410-510-MWP 811 .......................................£103 ........£69 PHEX 2 HALF EXTENSION (Fits TNSP-TDXP-CNXP-MWSP-MWXP).................................£91........£59 PHEX 5 HALF EXTENSION (Fits TTP-SCP-WAT-CPP AT 12-7MT+14.4MT).......................£80 ........£67 SUPER NO 3........................................................................£40........£33 SUPER NO 4........................................................................£55........£45 SUPER NO 5........................................................................£65........£53 TOURNAMENT PRO EXTENSION (Tournament-Spectron Power) £325..£245 TOURNAMENT SUPER EXTENSION (Spectron-Excelor-WHP-210-410-510) ...............................£235 ......£189 SUPER GENERIC EXTENSION ...........................................£275 ......£215

SEATBOXES AND ACCESSORIES SEATBOXES NEW DAIWA 50 SEATBOX ..................................................... £165 .....£129 NEW DAIWA 150 SEATBOX.................................................... £325 .....£235 NEW DAIWA 300 SEATBOX ................................................... £440 .....£309 NEW DAIWA TOURNAMENT 400 SEATBOX SYSTEM............. £565 .....£399 NEW DAIWA 40 SEATBOX...................................................... £105 .......£85 NEW DAIWA 75 SEATBOX...................................................... £225 .....£179 NEW DAIWA 100 SEATBOX.................................................... £325 .....£255 ACCESSORIES TOURNAMENT /100 SEATBOX WHEEL KIT...............................................£45 NEW D-TACH ACCESSORY ARM (SHORT)..................................................£6 NEW D-TACH ACCESSORY ARM (MEDIUM)...............................................£7 NEW D-TACH ACCESSORY ARM (LONG)....................................................£8 NEW D-TACH KEEPNET ARM.....................................................................£5 NEW D-TACH FEEDER ARM.....................................................................£14 NEW D-TACH POLE ROOST SET..............................................................£10 NEW D-TACH SPARY BAR........................................................................£20

NEW D-TACH ACCESSORY ARM (600mm)..............................................£13 ROTO CLAMP FEEDER ARM.....................................................................£20 TEAM DAIWA SIDE TRAY............................................................£50 .......£42 TEAM DAIWA BARROW PLATFORM........................................ £165 .....£139 TEAM DAIWA TACKLE TROLLEY.................................................£75 .......£63 TEAM DAIWA BAIT WAITER......................................................................£16 TEAM DAIWA POLE SOCK..........................................................................£6 TEAM DAIWA POLE ROOST & TRIPOD .......................................£40 .......£33 POLE ROOST SET (6 DIV)...........................................................................£9 POLE ROOST SET (8 DIV).........................................................................£11 SEATBOX ACCESSORY ARM SHORT...........................................................£6 SEATBOX BROLLY ARM..............................................................................£5

DAIWA 400 TOURNAMENT SEATBOX OXX WAS £565 NOW £399

CLOTHING

RRP O/P STAFF GORE-TEX JACKET (RED) (XXL ONLY)............................................................................................ £360 ..............£299 STAFF GORE-TEX JACKET (RED) (M-XL) .................................................................................................. £350 ..............£289 STAFF GORE-TEX JACKET (BLUE) (XXL ONLY) .......................................................................................... £360 ..............£299 STAFF GORE-TEX JACKET (BLUE) (M-XL)................................................................................................. £350 ..............£289 STAFF GORE-TEX BIB ‘N’BRACE (RED) (XXL ONLY)................................................................................... £340 ..............£279 STAFF GORE-TEX BIB ‘N’ BRACE (RED) (M-XL)......................................................................................... £330 ..............£269 STAFF GORE-TEX BIB ‘N’ BRACE (BLUE) (XXL ONLY) ................................................................................ £340 ..............£279 STAFF GORE-TEX BIB ‘N’ BRACE (BLUE) (M-XL)....................................................................................... £330 ..............£269 STAFF GORE-TEX WINDSTOPPER SOFTSHELL (RED) (XXL ONLY).............................................................. £240 ..............£209 STAFF GORE-TEX WINDSTOPPER SOFTSHELL (RED) (M-XL) .................................................................... £230 ..............£199 STAFF GORE-TEX WINDSTOPPER SOFTSHELL (BLUE) (XXL ONLY) ............................................................ £240 ..............£209 STAFF GORE-TEX WINDSTOPPER SOFTSHELL (BLUE) (M-XL)................................................................... £230 ..............£199 STAFF GORE-TEX TROUSER (RED) (XXL ONLY) ......................................................................................... £260 ..............£225 STAFF GORE-TEX TROUSER (RED) (M-XL)................................................................................................ £250 ..............£219 STAFF GORE-TEX TROUSER (BLUE) (XXL ONLY) ....................................................................................... £260 ..............£225 STAFF GORE-TEX TROUSER (BLUE) (M-XL) .............................................................................................. £250 ..............£219 TOURNAMENT GORE-TEX JACKET (BLACK) (XXL ONLY) ........................................................................... £350 ..............£285 TOURNAMENT GORE-TEX JACKET (BLACK) (M-XL) .................................................................................. £340 ..............£275 TOURNAMENT GORE-TEX BIB ‘N’ BRACE (BLACK) (XXL ONLY) ................................................................. £340 ..............£285 TOURNAMENT GORE-TEX BIB ‘N’ BRACE (BLACK) (M-XL) ........................................................................ £330 ..............£275 TOURNAMENT GORE-TEX WINDSTOPPER SOFT SHELL (BLACK) (XXL ONLY) ............................................ £230 ..............£185 TOURNAMENT GORE-TEX WINDSTOPPER SOFT SHELL (BLACK) (M-XL) ................................................... £220 ..............£179 TOURNAMENT GORE-TEX OVERTROUSERS (BLACK) (XXL ONLY) .............................................................. £260 ..............£209 TOURNAMENT GORE-TEX OVERTROUSERS (BLACK) (M-XL) ..................................................................... £250 ..............£199 TOURNAMENT GORE-TEX BIB ‘N’ BRACE (BLUE) (XXL ONLY).................................................................... £275 ..............£229 TOURNAMENT WINDSTOPPER SOFT SHELL FLEECE (BLUE) (XL ONLY)..................................................... £215 ..............£159 TOURNAMENT WINDSTOPPER TECHNICAL FLEECE (BLUE) (M 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Master new venues

NTON RN LEE THOR Age: 28 ter Lives: Manches , dy Sponsors: Mid Bag ‘em of the MF says: One stars g in ris sport’s

Doo yyou D ou want to conquer a venue on your fifirst visit? i it? Lee Thornton shows how he recently won a festival without even seeing the fishery before.

Lee soon realised that to win at Bradshaw Hall he would need large numbers of small fish.

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was fortunate enough to recently win the three-day festival at the lovely Bradshaw Hall Fisheries, near Bolton. It was my first-ever visit to the venue, so I was over the moon to win. I would love to say that it was because of a string of outstanding performances but the truth is I followed some simple rules that I have learnt elsewhere and used them to great effect. This proves that a lot of what we learn can be transferred between venues. Fishing is relatively simple and, providing we get the basics right, there are huge weights to be taken.

THE VENUE Firstly, we need to look at Bradshaw as a venue.Two of the days were to be held on the relativelay new lakes, 8 and 9, while the other day was on the older, more established lakes at the bottom of the complex. It is important to do a bit of homework, especially when visiting a venue for the first time.The consensus was that the newer lakes were full of small F1s, while the older ones were more carp based. I fish for F1s a lot, so I was very confident of doing well. It was just a case of making the most of the two snake lakes while playing it by ear on the older waters.

PLUMBING – THINK ABOUT IT! Lakes 8 and 9 are fairly typical snake lakes, between 10 and 13 metres wide with a deep central track and a shelf on each bank. I know from previous experience that the far bank is the best area and that it is essential to find a couple of flat areas in different depths. Finding key depths is essential with pellet fishing and I like to start in two feet of water before working into shallower water if the need arises. However, I was faced with a problem here.The really shallow water was very uneven and I am not a fan of fishing on steep slopes.To my mind, it leads to all kinds of problems with missed bites. I decided that it was better to concentrate on the slightly deeper water off the far bank where it was perfectly flat, rather than fishing in my preferred shallow water where the bottom was not as I would like. It turned out to be a great move because I won my section both times fishing just one line in two feet of water on the flat shelf.There were times when I could have done with shallow water but it was a case of making the best of the situation that I was faced with.

WET PELLETS – A MUST Potting small amounts of micros was the name of the game on the snake lakes.“Boring,” I hear you say? Well I do have a few theories regarding this.To my mind, it is not a case of soaking your pellets quickly and just tapping them in. Loose micros can give you nightmares when it comes to liners and missed bites. For this reason, I totally saturate my micros.This makes them heavy and also means that they will cling together when fed and go straight to the bottom. This is key. If you think about it, a pot of loose micros will see the pellets sink at varying rates.This gives you quite a long window where the fish come off the bottom and give you liners. If the pellets cling together in a ball and go straight to the deck, that window of liners is drastically reduced and the fish are on the deck ready to be caught. It may only be a small thing but I believe that it makes a massive difference when it comes to hitting bites.

Finding a flat bottom is a must. Lee swears by saturating his pellets.

ACCURACY ESSENTIALS With the fishing largely being a fish race, maximising my efficiency was what the matches were all about. Plumbing up to find a flat bottom was a big key to this. However, something that I see anglers get wrong time and time again is the position of their pole pots. You want to be fishing bang on your bait at all times, so why anglers fish with their pole pots six inches or further from the pole tip makes no sense to me! I have drilled my pots so that they sit right on the end of the pole tip.This means that every time I feed I know that my bait is totally bang on my pole float. This reduces liners and gives more ‘clean’ bites.When trying to catch 120 small F1s, the fewer liners and missed bites, the better your end result will be.

Placing the pot right on the pole tip makes feeding incredibly accurate.

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Master new venues

Previous experience with F1s helped Lee win at Bradshaw Hall.

SHORT KITS I love to use a short top kit when fishing snake lakes.To me, it is a similar principle to the short rods that we all use and the short tops mean that the whole process of fish catching is easier. My pole of choice is a Middy XZ65.The top kits are a little long, though, and I have doctored my pole to make things how I want. Basically, Daiwa produces a short top kit that is about five feet 10 inches, which is the perfect length for me.They don’t fit the pole, though, so I have taken a Middy short No4 and telescoped a Daiwa short four inside it. I have then strengthened the joint so that it won’t let me down.This means that I can use the Daiwa kits on my pole. It may be a bit unorthodox but it works.

THE ROUTE TO VICTORY!

Light tackle is a must for Lee.

RIGS – POSITIVE, NEGATIVE! When fishing for F1s I like to employ rigs that I like to call ‘positive, negative’. By this I mean using positive shotting patterns but combine them with fine, ‘negative’ floats, hooks and line. The shotting is simply a staggered bulk of No10s four inches from the hook.This gets the hook bait down quickly while also registering the bite as soon as the fish has the bait in its mouth. My float, though, is a superfine Malman Snake 2, one you would happily use on a winter canal. However, when pellet fishing it is a must because the fine bristle shows the smallest of indications very positively. New fish have a habit of not moving very far and rarely give a positive bite. My positive shotting and fine bristle help a lot with that. My hooks and line are also kept fine.A size 16 Middy 63-13 fits the bill nicely and 0.10mm hooklengths are essential. Finally, my elastic is a size 4-6 Middy Shockcore hollow, which is ideal for small F1s.

My two days on the snake lakes went like an absolute dream. On both matches I had an F1 a chuck from start to finish and won the section on both days.The tactics I’ve outlined were brought into play and it was all about being more efficient than the guys around me. Combining all of these little differences with the basics, such as correct roller placement, all helped to improve my efficiency. The final day, on Lake 3, was totally different. My peg offered me an island at 19 metres but also plenty of open water. My main approach was in the open water, where I pinged hard pellets.This worked an absolute treat and I was heading for a section win. However, I knew that I needed to up my overall weight in the event of a tie. I went into my holdall and unleashed the extra barrels and went right over to the island. It was a great move and it gave me the extra weight that I needed – and the rest is history. I was delighted to win the festival but to do it on my first visit to the venue was even better. It just showed that, with a bit of thought, what you have learnt from past experiences can go a long way to helping you conquer venues straightaway. Another bumper haul for our rising star!

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Avoid foul hookers

Jamie feeds tiny balls of groundbait to attract one carp at a time.

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EEvver struggleed too catch in a ddeeeper than norm mal margin swim? Jaamiee Masson has the answer and it’ss all down to ssome cleever feedding.

Anything from 3ft deep and over

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slideshow Strong terminal tackle is a must.

The margins offered over three feet of water, but Jamie’s clever approach worked a treat.

amounts of bait intended to attract and hold just one fish long enough to catch it. The average fish in Hallcroft is 10lb, so the last thing you want is several of them competing over lots of bait – this will just lead to a bald scalp! What I do is wait until the final two hours of the match and just feed a golf ball of groundbait, then immediately fish over it and stay patient. The fish naturally want to come into the margins at this time of the match so large amounts of bait are just not needed to actually attract the fish. For that reason I am confident to feed that small ball and nail my rig over the top, safe in the knowledge that it is enough to attract one fish.

THINK PASTE, FEED GROUNDBAIT

W

e have heard it all before; find that magical margin depth of two feet. It is the holy grail of edge fishing and that specific depth has helped many anglers catch huge weights. But what if you haven’t got such a depth? It is a problem that seems to be commonplace these days as more and more commercials have deep, often undercut margins. But don’t fear, deep margins can still be fantastic places to target. It does need some thought, though, and a careful feeding plan combined with the right rigs will see you utilise these deep margins with ease.

I like to mix my groundbait so that it is a super-wet paste-like consistency. I want to reduce the amount of particles coming off the groundbait and feeding it in this fashion does just that. The balls then sink straight to the deck and take the fish with them. I have always been an advocate of mixing Marukyu groundbaits as and when you need them, to keep the mix as fresh as possible. However, for this method to work it needs to be mixed the night before and absolutely loaded with water. It is then a case of tweaking the mix when you get to the bank by adding small amounts of water until it resembles a paste. I then feed this with a large, homemade pot.

Jamie mixes his groundbait overwet so that it sinks quickly.

DEEP WATER? NO PROBLEM!

By deep I mean anything of three feet and over. As I said previously, two feet is the optimum depth but I must be honest and say I can’t remember the last time I drew a peg that offered me that. I haven’t let it faze me, though, and have been having a great run of late with my carefully considered approach. Today my swim offers just

over three feet of water tight to the next peg’s platform. The fish will always feed happily in this depth, but when dealing with such large creatures the extra water can make foul hooking a nightmare. It is something that you have to deal with and I think it is the feeding that really helps me make the most of the situation.

FEED GROUNDBAIT, FORGET THE BIG POT

It has been all the rage for several years now but, for me, feeding loose groundbait in deep margins is just a total no-no. I do still use groundbait but don’t pile it in as has been so popular. Instead, I try and approach the peg as if I was fishing in open water, using small

SIMPLE IS BEST

There is nothing fancy in my armoury when it comes to the rig but there are a few key attributes that it needs to have. Firstly, the line choice needs to be robust. I fully expect to catch some big fish on this line so you have to gear up appropriately. With

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Avoid foul hookers

Big, brutish carp like this are why margins are so deadly.

quite often you can catch several fish on one grain.

MY METHOD IN PRACTICE

this in mind I use 0.20mm Colmic Stream straight through – no prisoners! The hook is also beefed up to a Colmic WB958, which is a beast of a hook. I tie this into a hair rig as I like to mount my corn hook baits in this manner for margin work. Float choice is a simple 0.2g float; importantly, though, it has a thick, buoyant bristle. There is just no point in using a finer bristle. This is shotted with a bulk eight inches from the hook, which keeps things stable. The eagle-eyed among you may have noticed something between the float and pole tip. It is simply a 10in length of leadcore that I use to stabilise the rig. It is amazing how the inclusion of this can really help with presentation and I urge you to give it a try.

Plop the ball right on to the float.

I have kicked off the swim in exactly the manner I have described and it has taken 15 minutes to get my first bite. Because I am feeding and fishing over such a small amount of bait I can monitor when the swim needs more bait. For example, if I get liners for a few minutes but no bite, I have to assume there is no bait left and another ball is needed. But if I am sitting waiting with no liners or signs then I am happy to sit and be patient. And patience really is the watchword here. To catch 100lb at Hallcroft you may only need eight fish, and trust me when I say it doesn’t take long to catch that many fish. But it

also stands to reason that bites are not going to come as regularly as, say, when fishing for F1s. So I am more than happy to sit for 10 to 15 minutes between bites. I have amassed well over a ton in the allotted two hours and haven’t foul hooked or lost a single fish in that time. Just to make a point, though, I try upping the feed and throw in eight balls of bait to see what happens (this wouldn’t be an unusual amount of bait to feed in a shallower swim). It is clear that the fish are attracted by the carpet of bait but catching them has turned into a total nightmare and the next five fish are all foul hooked and lost! It just goes to show that feeding negatively in deeper margins is the way to go and it has changed my fortunes in recent months.

An awesome net of fish caught in just two hours.

THE PERFECT HOOK BAIT I don’t think there is a better margin hook bait than a grain of corn. I do have a slight twist on the theme, though, and actually use Credence Corn on the hair. I’m not sure what it is but this bait definitely gets picked out quicker than standard corn. Maybe it is the ultra-bright colour or the flavour, but one thing I do know is that it works. Just a single grain is all I use and

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KNOCKOUT CUP Rouund Foour – Tidal River Trent Three rounds of intense competition have seen the hopes of many of the 100-strong starting line-up dashed. But for the 20 now remaining, the Tidal River Trent at Laughterton and North Clifton awaits. his event is about finding the best all-round individual angler in the country, meaning the competitors always have commercial, canal and river rounds to face. Having hosted the Division One National just a few weeks earlier, these two stretches of the River Trent were a place many of the more team-oriented anglers had become accustomed to fishing. Being tidal, however, meant an additional challenge and one that those who hadn’t been involved in the National would have to get to grips with very quickly. The tide table showed that the tide would top at the Laughterton stretch at 12.20pm and at North Clifton, further inland, 30 minutes later. With the match starting at 12 noon this meant that one of the key match times for each of the hopefuls would be as the tide was turning. The topping tide brings with it an additional challenge – fluctuating levels. Quite where to position your seatbox is a

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task in itself, and most of the competitors hadn’t put their boxes in place until five minutes before the match started. It was likely most would also reposition throughout the match too – just an extra little challenge, as if there wasn’t enough pressure for this round anyway. With heavy rainfall preceding the match the river was already carrying an extra 18 inches of water, which can really affect the fishing. Venue regular, and the man who pegged the match for this round today, Alan Henry, said: “Both float and feeder tactics will play a part. I would expect 7lb to 10lb to be enough to qualify, but the extra water should actually improve the fishing. There are plenty of skimmers, bream, flatfish and perch, as well as an abundance of small fish to make the weights up. It’s possible to qualify with an all-small-fish catch, but I dare say that many will sit for skimmers on the feeder and look for quality rather than numbers.”

With the match being split over two stretches there were to be four end pegs. Rob Wootton secured the fancied Peg 1 at Laughterton, while Michael Buchwalder found himself on the other end peg on that stretch, Peg 19. Admittedly this isn’t quite such a good area and falls just before a bend in the river. Odd-numbered pegs were used, giving each angler plenty of room. At North Clifton Geoff Vallance pulled out Peg 2 while youngster Luke Bamford was on 20. The talk between the anglers prior to the match began centred around what tactics to use. With such diverse fishing and changeable flow conditions many set up both light and heavy feeder rods with accompanying rigs, alongside wagglers, stick floats and even some Bolognese tactics. The pole was also to play a part for many, with conventional river pole rigs for running through and flat floats for anchoring a hook bait. Across the board the approach looked to be that most would begin on the

The mighty tidal River Trent was to be the arena for Round Four’s showdown.

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feeder looking for early skimmers, bream or bonus fish with a groundbait feeder, and worm hook bait. After that, many of the anglers’ matches would take on a different form, whether that be concentrating almost solely on a feeder match or crunching numbers on the pole. Worms, both dendrabaenas and lobs, were a part of nearly everyone’s setup, as were maggots, hemp and casters along with various groundbaits, both fishmeal and non-fishmeal, for

plugging the feeder. As the match began many fed pole lines with a baitdropper in readiness for a flat-float attack later on, but their opening gambit was the feeder. Rob Wootton got off to a great start, managing to secure a bream and two skimmers for 6lb in the first 45 minutes! Over at North Clifton, Luke Bamford was off to an equally good start, along with Geoff Vallance on the other end, both

Neil McKinnon was on fine form, as ever.

managing to secure skimmers on feeder-fished worm. As the tide turned and the water began to run off the fishing became trickier for some, with anglers such as Jimmy Brooks, Gary Miller and Jamie Hughes all struggling on the feeder early doors, forcing them to rely on small-fish tactics on the pole or, in Jamie’s case, the stick float. “I must admit this round is a challenge for a commercial-

Geoff Vallance was making the most of an end-peg draw.

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oriented angler,” said Jamie, as he swung another in a flurry of small roach to hand. “Running water isn’t completely alien to me, but I can’t admit to much river fishing, other than an annual Christmas trip on the River Weaver. Nevertheless, I’m thoroughly enjoying myself,” As the mid-way point approached Rob Wootton was the clear match leader with over 20lb already, thanks to fish on both the feeder and flat float. Chris

Rob Wootton is having an unbelievably good season... and continued to impress.

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Overallresults Former Drennan KO winner Ian Didcote secured a pass to the semi-finals.

TOP THREE OVERALL

PEG NAME

WEIGHT

NORTH CLIFTON

35-13-0 27-7-0 18-13-0

2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20

Geoff Vallance Andy Quarmby Tony Curd Rob Wright Samantha Sim Kian Wardle Neil McKinnon Chris Kitchin Ian Didcote Luke Bamford

17-12-0 6-13-8 5-1-0 3-12-0 10-9-0 3-12-0 9-14-8 27-7-0 18-13-0 16-1-0

LAUGHTERTON

1st Rob Wootton 2nd Chris Kitchin 3rd Ian Didcote

1 3 5 7 9 11 13 15 17 19

Rob Wootton Andy Power Dan Ashington Lee Farmer Steve Conway Jamie Hughes Jimmy Brooks Ed Warren Gary Miller Michael Buchwalder

35-13-0 10-15-0 2-5-0 4-13-0 3-14-0 3-4-0 5-12-0 4-9-0 6-8-0 7-15-0

Peg 1 Peg 16 Peg 18 SECTION POSITION Section winner

TEAM/SPONSOR Preston Innovations Thatchers

Middy MAP/Guru/Bait-Tech Browning Hotrods/Browning Preston Innovations/Sonubaits

Garbolino Preston Innovations/Sonubaits

Second overall Third overall Section winner

Middy Garbolino/Bait-Tech Middy

First overall Section winner

Preston Innovations/Sonubaits

Shimano/Dynamite Baits Kamasan Starlets/Sensas

Maver Midlands/Maver/Bag ‘em Matchbaits

Middy Preston Innovations/Sonubaits

Maver/Bait-Tech Preston Innovations/Sonubaits

YELLOW = QUALIFIERS

Kitchin, on North Clifton Peg 16, started to catch after a decidedly slow first half. Sam Sim had suffered a somewhat similar two and a half hours before latching into a 6lb 4oz bream on her pole line! That one fish alone helped to secure a weight many were tipping to be enough for qualification at that stage. The ever-consistent Ian Didcote was plugging away, fishing a brilliant match, on Peg 18. He had approached the match slightly differently on the feeder, opting for a lighter feeder and longer hooklength to most. Geoff Vallance was looking dangerous and was having to stand on top of his box to bring hooked fish over the top of a snag that had already consumed some of his feeders and hooked fish.

Neil McKinnon was catching the odd fish and looked to be level pegging with Sam. It seemed that Chris and Ian were the clear frontrunners, though, with Rob and Andy Power looking strong at Laughterton, too. Ed Warren was suffering a frustrating match, which saw him hemmed between trees that made a float match a tricky proposition. Gary Miller, off the back of his Maver Image Team Championship win at Evesham the previous weekend, looked to be fishing a safe match for small fish but wasn’t clear on his weight. He was certainly putting plenty of dumpy roach together on the pole, despite the horrendous wind that was making good presentation almost

There were some unusual species to catch – like this flattie!

impossible. As the match drew to a close it was clear the choice of venue had made for a testing, but thoroughly interesting round. As with all match fishing, things don’t always work out fairly for everybody, but that’s all part of the game. Over at North Clifton both early frontrunners, Geoff and Ian, were looking hard to

beat, but Chris Kitchin was already admitting to well over 20lb and was on for a strong finish thanks to some lovely skimmers on the feeder. A few flat fish had begun to show, particularly on flat-float-fished worm at short range and it was exciting to see an alternative species thrown into the mix. With just 10 qualifying places it was always going

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Gary Miller fished a busy match.

This 6lb-plus bream helped Sam Sim to the next round.

Jimmy Brooks found himself in a dogfight, but did enough to qualify.

Michael Buchwalder relied largely on float tactics.

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Geoff Vallance narrowly missed out on third overall, but won his section.

Steve Conway used running-line tactics for the most part.

to be a shame to see half of the field sent away without a pass for the next round, the semi-final. Even so, it’s an incredible achievement to get this far in an event that has become so hard to win. A superb weight of 35-13-0 from Laughterton saw Rob Wootton take the match win convincingly – you just can’t fault this angler’s consistency – making

another win to add to the ever-increasing tally this season! It was great to see Chris Kitchin, not one of the sport’s more well-known names, take second overall from the North Clifton stretch with 27-7-0 while Ian Didcote secured third overall with 18-13-0. Andy Power, Michael Buchwalder, Geoff Vallance

and Luke Bamford won their sections with 10-15-0, 7-15-0, 17-12-0 and 16-1-0 respectively. Each of the framing anglers and the section winners secured a place to the next round along with Jimmy Brooks, Gary Miller and Sam Sim. What is interesting to see is that as the numbers get whittled away four former Drennan Knockout Cup

champions are still in the mix – reigning champion Michael Buchwalder, 2012 winner Rob Wootton, 2011 champ Gary Miller and 2010 winner Ian Didcote – along with six other hopefuls who are yet to make the final of this event. The semi-final, next issue, returns to a commercial water, where just four of them will make it through to this year’s £5,000 final.

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2014 Chris Kitchin with 27-7-0 from North Clifton.

Ian Didcote with 18-13-0 from North Clifton.

Winner

Rob Wootton won the match overall with a fantastic 35-13-0.

2nd

3rd Reigning champ Michael Buchwalder did enough.

Chris Kitchin enjoyed a productive round and secured the best weight at North Clifton.

Andy Power made the semi-finals.

Winner’s Verdict Rob Wootton 35-13-0, Peg 1 I’ve fished the Laughterton stretch of the Tidal quite a few times in the last few years but never with so much extra water on. Unbelievably, I drew the same peg that I was on just a few weeks earlier in the Division One National. On that day, and in totally different conditions, I caught plenty of fish on float tactics; today, though, match organiser Alan Henry assured me that I should catch enough fish on the feeder to get through. In the past I’ve had problems with snags on this peg, especially the bank of weed at around 20 metres out. The weed makes playing fish almost impossible in low water conditions but with the two feet of extra water on the river it gave me a chance to get fish above the snags and I only got caught in the weed a handful of times. I settled on a line 60 yards out and ended up using a 3oz Matrix cage feeder when the flow was at its strongest. With the extra water my kit for this match was a 14ft Shimano Beast Master Heavy feeder rod matched to a mini big pit reel loaded with 0.10mm braid and a 12lb shockleader tied to this, to take the strain of casting heavy weights. Hooklength was 0.16mm Shimano Aspire Silk Shock and the hook a size 13 B711. As soon as the tide started to turn 30 minutes into the match I had my first bite, a bream of about 3lb, and to be honest it was plain sailing from there on with fish to 6lb regularly coming to a worm hook bait. I also managed to catch a few perch and flatfish on the flat float at seven metres, too. I love this competition and, having won it a couple of years ago, would love to go all the way again.

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