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AGILITY AND SIGMA SHORE AND BOAT REELS
Feel the power
Shakespeare’s range of Agility and Sigma shore and boat reels offer strength and reliability at a price you can afford 20LB9 £46.9
SIGMA 20lb AND 30lb bOAT MUlTIPlIERS
Any boat angler, whether drifting across reefs, fishing at anchor or over a wreck, needs a multiplier they can depend on. Add to that super-strength and durability and you have a reel that gets the job done without any fuss or drama. Two new models in the Shakespeare Sigma range certainly have all this and, what’s more, they come at an attractive price too. Available in 20lb and 30lb models, both feature powerful
level-winds, large power handles and smooth star-drags. Weight is kept to a minimum and that’s down to the graphite body and spools. That’s such an advantage when you need to hold the rod for long periods of time. Perfect for targeting species like cod, pollack, rays, flatfish and smoothhounds, you will enjoy your boat trips more knowing that you have a reel that won’t let you down.
MODEL: Sigma 30lb Multiplier
MODEL: Sigma 20lb Multiplier
tech spec MODEL: Agility 70FD WEIGHT: 650g BEARINGS: Seven RATIO: 4.1:1 CAPACITY: 410yd/17lb SPARE SPOOL: Yes
60FD 9 £52.9
tech spec MODEL: Agility 60FD WEIGHT: 600g BEARINGS: Seven RATIO: 4.1:1 CAPACITY: 375yd/14lb SPARE SPOOL: Yes RRP: £52.99
70FD £54.9 9
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80 SURF.99 £54
Brand new to Shakespeare’s Agility stable of reels are the 70 and 80 Surf models. Built for all shore fishing applications, they offer awesome casting and cranking power. Protected extremely well against salt water, added features include an anodised aluminium spool (there’s also a spare graphite version), anti-twist line roller and an extremely smooth and easy-to-operate front clutch.
MODEL: Agility Surf 70
“Quality shore and boat reels at these prices are just what anglers want”
WEIGHT: 600g BEARINGS: Eight RATIO: 4.8:1 CAPACITY: 240yd/20lb SPARE SPOOL: Yes RRP: £49.99
tech spec MODEL: Agility Surf 80 WEIGHT: 760g BEARINGS: Eight RATIO: 4.3:1
70 SURF.99 £49
CAPACITY: 360yd/15lb SPARE SPOOL: Yes RRP: £54.99
AGILITY 50, 60 AND 70 FRONT-DRAG FIXED-SPOOL REELS
Having a reel that packs muscle and guts is vitally important to any shore angler. A flimsy outfit that gives up when we lean on it can be disastrous and probably lead to a fishless session. Agility FD reels (FD stands for Front Drag) come in three sizes and are certainly more than capable of doing an efficient job on the beach or permanent structure.
Starting with the 50FD (not shown), this is the baby of the bunch and is perfect for those light lure or legering sessions. Small it may be, but you can bank on its strength and ability to help you out, even if you fish hostile territory where kelp and rocks pose a threat. Next in the range comes the 60FD. Perfect for fishing from a pier or breakwater when using multi-hook rigs in search of
codling, whiting or dogfish, its strength is awesome and will peak even in harsh conditions. Finally there is the 70FD. This is the one to choose for beach and rock fishing, when your ultimate aim is finding bigger species further out. You can count on its strong gears and smooth oscillation for longer casts, but ultimately you can crank it harder when you need to get fish in fast.
All the Agility fixed-spools come with spare spools
WHERE TO BUY? For more information on Agility and Sigma reels visit www.shakespeare-fishing.co.uk
AGILITY SURF AND SPECIALITY RODS
Lightweight performers If you’re looking for a lightweight rod that offers incredible performance then the new Agility models from Shakespeare will catch your eye
Whether you’re a hardened surf angler, boat and bass specialist or an out and out specimen hunter, there is an Agility rod to suit you. Even if you prefer to mix your fishing and go travelling, there’s a model to do it. Agility rods are slim, lightweight outfits packed with power to match. Lined with zirconium oxide guides and fitted with tough reel seats, they are serious bits of kit to suit any style of fishing. With realistic casting ratings you can choose from surf, uptide, bass, flattie and travel versions. There’s even a multi-purpose rod that will come in handy when you want to mix different styles into one trip.
LITY AGI SS BA .99 £64
tech spec MODEL: Agility Bass SECTIONS: Three LENGTH: 11ft 6in GUIDES: Zirconium Oxide RATING: 2-4oz PRICE: £64.99
tech spec MODEL: Agility Long Surf SECTIONS: Three
AGILITY L SURF 15 ONG FT £89.99 -
LENGTH: 15ft GUIDES: Zirconium Oxide RATING: 4-8oz PRICE: £89.99
tech spec MODEL: Agility Flattie
TY ILI IE G A ATT 9 FL 64.9 £
SECTIONS: Three LENGTH: 11ft 6in GUIDES: Zirconium Oxide RATING: 1-3oz PRICE: £64.99
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tech spec MODEL: Agility MX Surf SECTIONS: Three LENGTH: 12ft 9in GUIDES: Zirconium Oxide RATING: 4-8oz PRICE: £84.99
LITY AGI URF S MX 4.99 £8
SAyS: “Shakespeare’s Agility rods are fantastic. Lightweight, slim and packing lots of power, there’s a rod to suit every angler”
AGILITY MPV £59.99
tech spec MODEL: Agility MPV SECTIONS: Three LENGTH: 10ft GUIDES: Zirconium Oxide RATING: 2-4oz PRICE: £59.99
tech spec MODEL: Agility Travel Beach SECTIONS: Six LENGTH: 11ft 6in GUIDES: Zirconium Oxide RATING: 4-8oz PRICE: £84.99
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MODEL: Agility FS Surf
MODEL: Agility Uptide
LENGTH: 12ft 9in
LENGTH: 9ft 6in
GUIDES: Zirconium Oxide
GUIDES: Zirconium Oxide
WHERE TO BUY? For more information on Agility rods visit: www.shakespeare-fishing.co.uk
AGILITY BOAT AND SPIN RODS
The fabulous three Shakespeare’s brilliant new range of Agility boat and spin rods hits the mark…and the prices are really great too You'll love the three Sea Spin rods and one Bass Plug version, which are all capable of launching lures and plugs from 15g up to a sizeable 100g. We reckon no bass, wrasse or
pollack will be safe. The prices and actions of all these rods are unbelievable, with power coming through the carbon blanks from the butt to the mid section and boasting
fast action tips. Rings are light three-legged models whipped in dark blue with silver tippets that complement the pleasing design of the rods. For the specialist plug angler
Shakespeare offers the Bass Plug at 8ft long, built around 30-tonne carbon that can drive lures from 15-50g. A rod that fishes above its class and sold at just under £70.
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MODEL: Agility Sea Spin
MODEL: Agility Sea Spin
MODEL: Agility Sea Spin
MODEL: Agility Bass Plug
CASTING RATING: 40-100g
CASTING RATING: 20-80g
CASTING RATING: 20-50g
CASTING RATING: 15-50g
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CHECK OUT THESE AMAZING PRICES! Agility 12, 20 and 30lb Boat – all £49.99 Agility 10, 9 and 8ft Spin – all £49.99 Agility Bass Plug - £69.99
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sAys: “Agility boat rods cover all the power classes, while the spinning and plugging rods have amazing actions and superb casting power at prices that make you smile”
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AGILITY 8fT BrAId BoAT - £49.99
Line guides on all rods are zirconium oxide. Tough high-quality black nylon bags with Velcro closures protect all rods.
tech spec MODEL: Agility Braid Boat CLASS: 20-30lb ACTION: Fast SECTIONS: Two LENGTH: 8ft PRICE: £49.99
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The trio of Agility 12, 20 and 30lb-class rods give superb lifting power. Features include zirconium oxide line guides, screw-up reel seat and double length fore-grip with flat sections front and back. The power comes from the bottom to middle sections tapering away to sporting tips. The 12lb-class rod is for bass fishing, wreck and reef pollack and wrasse.
The 20 is the one for rays, tope, bigger cod and ling. For larger fish, deeper water and bigger tides choose the 30. It will tame mid-weight sharks, large rays, the biggest cod and pollack. The Travel Boat 20-30 is a four-piece rod with a supple tip and sporting action, while the Braid Boat has a long tip, short butt and supple tip and is designed specifically for use with braid.
MODEL: Agility 12lb Boat
MODEL: Agility 20lb Boat
MODEL: Agility 30lb Boat
LENGTH: 8ft 6in
LENGTH: 8ft 2in
MODEL: Agility Travel Boat CLASS: 20-30lb ACTION: Fast SECTIONS: Four
WHERE TO BUY? For more information on Agility rods visit: www.shakespeare-fishing.co.uk
ABU GARCIA RODS AND REELS
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Raving about the rocksweeper
Star of the Abu Garcia line-up is the super Rocksweeper lure rod. There are also new Veritas spinning rods and reels from the Revo and Orra ranges tech spec MODELS: Revo S fixed-spool CAPACITY: 185m of 0.30mm mono
Abu Garcia has spawned a whole shoal of Revo multiplier reels available in left or right-hand wind. The SX Left and S models (S model pictured above) offer the ultimate in casting control, thanks to their Infini brakes incorporating a dual linear magnetic and proven centrifugal design. Built from corrosion-resistant aluminium, the reels feature nine + one bearings on the SX models, and seven + one in the S reels. The Revo range continues with six fixed-spools, and here we
SPOOL: Aluminium PRICES: S30 and 40 both £109.99
tech spec MODELS: Revo SX-Left and S multipliers CAPACITY: 145m of 0.35mm mono SPOOL: Aluminium RATIO: 6.4:1 BEARINGS: SX models 9+1, S models 7+1 PRICES: SX £139.99, S £109.99.
feature the S40 as an example of what to expect. Constructed around a lightweight one-piece alloy frame, the engine room of the reel is the one-piece gearbox working through six stainless steel and one roller bearing.
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Big on bass fishing
ROCKSWEEPER NANO RODS – light AND POWERful At the heart of all the new Abu Rocksweeper Nano rods is a gutsy blank built from tiny (nano) particles of carbon formed into thinner sheets of IM9 carbon. The result is a range of rods that are lightweight, powerful
WhAt A lORRA REEl!
A trio of fixed-spools make up the new Orra SX series comprising 30,40 and 60 models. The SX models incorporate nine highperformance bearings and a man-size Carbon Matrix drag system. The ‘superline’ ready spool allows braid to be tied directly to the spool without the use of backing, while an additional spool is supplied for mono lines. Representing great value for money is the Orra S series, two models selling for just £59.99. Both reels use the same technology as the more expensive Premier models, including a one-piece gearbox and tough multi-drag system.
and half the price of comparable outfits. There are four rods in the range and they all share the same furnishings – tangle shedding Fuji SIC titanium line guides, high-density EVA grips and secure screw down
fore-grip that firmly holds the reel foot. Rocksweeper Nano rods are available in four models (detailed in panel, right). A joy to use, especially when you are calming down a feisty bass or pollack.
tech spec MODEL: Abu Rocksweeper Nano 802M, pictured above CASTING WEIGHT: 10-40g ACTION: Medium SECTIONS: Two LENGTH: 8ft GUIDES: Fuji Titanium SiC PRICE: £239.99. *702ML 7ft, 5-25g, 902MH 9ft 15-50g, 1002MH 10ft 15-50g.
RRP: £59.99 sAys:
“The fish had better beware. There are anglers all round them fishing with top of the range Abu Garcia rods and reels”
tRuth AbOut VERitAS RODS
Abu Garcia’s five-model Veritas range again uses nano graphite construction, resulting in outfits that have two and a half times the impact resistance of standard graphite rods. Built around strikingly pearl white blanks furnished with SG SiC T guides whipped in black, the rods feature Abu designed extreme exposure reel seats giving direct finger control at all times. The three, two-piece spinning rods are suitable for fixed-spool fishing, while the two, two-piece casting models, which have trigger grips, are designed for multiplier reels.
tech spec MODELS: Orra SX CAPACITY: 220m of 0.25mm mono
SPOOL: Aluminium RATIO: 5.8:1
MODELS: Orra S
CAPACITY: 265m of 0.25mm
PRICES: SX 30 £89.99, 40 £94.99, 60 £99.99
SPOOL: Aluminium BEARINGS: 6+1 PRICES: 30 and 40 models £59.99
MORE AMAZiNg PRiCES!
Rocksweeper Nano 702ML and 802M £239.99, 902MH and 1002MH £259.99. Abu Veritas two-piece spinning rods, all £69.99; two-piece casting rods, all £72.99.
WHERE TO BUY? For more information on Abu Garcia tackle visit www.abugarcia-fishing.co.uk
Always stay connected Berkley has been producing ultra-strong lines, including mono and fluorocarbon, for years. Now, with the addition of a unifilament called Nanofil into its ranks, the company has taken a step further into a generation of future lines BERKLEY TRILENE XL SMOOTH CASTING
This is a smooth limp mono with an impressive strength to match. Easily manageable, it performs superbly with superior casting qualities every time. Only available in 300yd spools in clear colour and available in breaking strains of 3lb up to 20lb.
RRP: £5.99 Incredibly strong
BERKLEY TRILENE FLUOROCARBON
A 100 per cent fluorocarbon that is totally invisible underwater making it suitable as a mainline or hook snood. On days when the water is clear, the last thing you want to do is spook fish like bass and mullet, so that’s when Berkley Trilene Fluorocarbon comes into its own. It is particularly good when fishing into weedy areas where you can rely on its impressive resistance to abrasion and superior high knot strength. n Trilene Fluorocarbon is available in breaking strains of 4lb to 25lb in either clear or green tint. Spool sizes range from 110yd, 200yd, 770yd, 900yd and 1100yd up to 1175yd.
FRO £5.99 M £34.9TO 9
FRO £15.9M £29.99 9
Berkley certainly knows how to make a good line…it has even invented a new one called Nanofil. It’s neither a braid nor a mono or indeed a fluorocarbon – it’s a unifilament. Seven years in the making, this award-winning line is one of the strongest around and with a tiny diameter, it not only casts further, but will also cut through water and fast tides with ease. Carrying a smooth outer surface means that its abrasion-resistance qualities are superb – good news indeed if you are lure fishing around rough ground or kelp-filled venues.
BERKLEY XTS SALTWATER RED
Memory-free and extremely limp, XTS Saltwater Red is an all-round mono that will suit both boat and shore anglers. Its high shock resistance makes it perfect for long casting from the beach or even uptiding, while its knot strength means that anglers afloat can pull harder on bigger species when in deeper water. Breaking strains of 12lb, 15lb, 18lb, 20lb, 25lb, 30lb and 45lb are available on 4oz spools.
n Nanofil is available in 0.10mm, 0.12mm, 0.15mm, 0.17mm, 0.20mm, 0.22mm, 0.25mm and 0.28mm. Available on 270m spools in colours of hi-vis chartreuse, low-vis green and clear mist.
"Use the 0.17 and above for bass and 0.25 and 0.28 for boat and beach work"
WHERE TO BUY? For more information on Berkley lines visit: www.berkley-fishing.co.uk
Perfect for boat and beach
says: "Berkley lines have been trusted for many years and the new Nanofil has to be used to be believed when lure fishing”
WHERE TO BUY? For more information on Berkley line visit www.berkley-fishing.co.uk
BERKLEY POWERBAIT SOFT BAITS
Better than real baits!
Those boffins at Berkley have designed a ‘real-life’ range of soft Powerbaits that fool predatory fish, including the king of them all – bass BASS BEWARE – POWERBAIT’S HERE
Berkley’s Power Pack Seabass lure selection comes in a range of colours, different lengths and sizes matched with appropriate leadheads. The Seabass Pro pack comprises a mix of five Ripple shads with soft glitter bodies in deadly colours. They come with round 15g and 20g jigheads to get them down to the fish. For deeper water and bigger fish, try Berkley’s Attraction and XL Fat Ripple lures, which form a range of fish-like attractors in bronze, blue/green and blue and silver hues. The Attraction range comprises four softies from 10cm to 12cm that can be armed with 20g and 30g leadheads. The XL pack contains three larger 12cm and 15cm lures that can be loaded with 30g and 40g heads.
Brilliant for bass fishing
priceS £6.99 Sea Bass Pro £8.50 Attraction £8.99 XL
LIVELY LOOKING SANDEELS
Bass, pollack, cod and wrasse are suckers for sandeels, so you can’t do better than tie one of Berkley’s Powerbait scent-laden imitations to the end of your line. Available in three lengths, 4in, 5in and 6in, and four colours (black, blue, pink and pearl white) there is a range of options for all sea conditions. They swim like a real eel, thanks to the paddle-type tail, and flash as they twist and turn due to the holographic leaded bodyweight. SizeS and priceS 4in/10cm four pack £3.99 5in/12.5cm four pack £4.50 6in/15cm three pack £4.99
s with werbait ate o P y le k Use Ber ne for the ultim li n Nanofil sensatio fishing
WHERE TO BUY? For more information on Berkley lures go to www.berkley-fishing.co.uk