Trakker beds all the way for me... And I've used several now. Difficult at the moment but it's always best to "try before you buy" - either at a well stocked local tackle shop, a show - I think the Big One coming up is soon? Or even on the bank - depending on how well you know the water or the people on it :D Heated OP, always nice to see deal posts for our sport, the biggest participation sport in the UK the last time I checked?
Preston do a brilliant feeder chair that takes all of their accessories. Took me a long time and a lot of chairs to get there but it's the best one that I've found (y)
Thanks you for the fishing deals
Nice to see some fishing deals
Argos do a dunlop one very similar to this 1 for £30
Posted 25th JanPosted 25th Jan
DAM Quick 1 RD Reel for fishing 56981 Model: 4000 RD for £16.99 at Anglingdirect£16.99 Free P&P Free
DAM Quick 1 RD Reel for fishing 56981 Model: 4000 RD for £16.99 at Anglingdirect https://www.anglingdirect.co.uk/dam-quick-1-rd-reel 3+1 Steel ball bearings High qual… Read more
This will be fine for lake fishing unless you need to cast a fair distance, I wouldn't advise using it for beach fishing as you'll probably need heavier line & salt water is savage on reels.
You don't need a bait runner to fish for carp, just loosen the drag & tighten up when you get a run. I fish for big carp, barbel & catfish & don't use one. Looks like a good deal to me so voted hot.
With these reel families, the number going up tends to mean two things: 1) the number of bearings goes up to deal with heavier demands, 2) the line capacity also goes up. The problem you have to be mindful of is that the 4000 model here holds 340m of 6lb mono. That's a LOT of line and you're potentially paying for lost 'spooled' line and will use only a fraction. There are ways around it, read up on that is you want. For the money this is a good buy. You're paying £16 at the end of the day and if the reel lasts you 10 years it'll have done well!
Im new to fishing after being given a few bits & pieces. The rods are good but fancy a new reel. Planning mainly lake but may also buy a bigger rod for beach/ peer fishing. Would this reel be suitable for both?
Posted 26th Jul 2020Posted 26th Jul 2020
Free fishing whip, pole rig and bait (for under 16s) with any £10 Spend at Angling Direct£10
Angling direct are offering a free fishing whip, pole rig and bait for under 16s when accompanied by an adult spending over £10. The whip is a "garbolino telefloat one 118"
I had a box and octoplus. was awesome. Could set up a station in the middle of the river
Looks like a rip off of the "style icon" that is, the Shakespeare Team Seat Box :D I had one of those as a kid until I got a proper seatbox system when I started work. Always wish I'd have kept my Team box, you could fit anything in it! I never had it but you could also get something called the Octoplus System, looked ridiculous - would have loved to have had it (y) Heated OP, you evoked some much needed nostalgia!
Surely that depends on what YOU put into it to lug about !
These boxes are basically made for kids / older people who are no longer able to carry around a proper match-box. They are basically medium sized, thin plastic boxes. On occassion, They do come with side trays but it doesn't seem like this one does, Regardless, They weigh basically nothing.
If you're a stick man yes... (annoyed)
Posted 9th Apr 2020Posted 9th Apr 2020
Luckylaker Fish Finder £60 @ Angling Direct£60 Free P&P Free
Always fancied one of these for mapping the bottom of the lakes and reservoirs that I fish. This is a brilliant price for a clever bit of kit. This is the latest in the new wirel… Read more
Perhaps I'm showing my age but, personally, these defeat the purpose of fishing for me. I wouldn't use one, for the same reason that I wouldn't use a bite alarm. For me, the pleasure is in sitting by the water and enjoying some quiet time in nature, getting to know a particular fishing spot, and trying different tactics. Which is just as well, given that I rarely catch much of note ;) That said, I'd never knock someone for pursuing their hobby in their own way, so, if this enhances your enjoyment of your pastime, then crack on; be guided by your sense of fun.