PB Products Gator Braid

August 12, 2020

To Braid Or Not To Braid! Without question braid has a steadfast place in angling, and respectively, given the right fishing situation It will offer a number of attributes that other main lines just can’t. So the big questions are when, where and why is it a good idea to… Read more

Thinking Anglers 600D Rucksack

Thinking Anglers 600D Rucksack Review by Craig Welch

July 31, 2020

I’ve always been one of those anglers that takes way too much gear with me. I’ve always liked to be prepared for any eventuality, which is fine for long sessions on the bank but most of my angling these days is short day trips and I found myself struggling with… Read more

All Things PVA

July 31, 2020

PVA…? If you are not using PVA in your carp angling, then it is about time you should! Simple yet devastating! In this How-To / Review I take you though a number of PVA products that are available over at from PB Products. From the most simple items like… Read more

Rod Hutchinson Lounger Chair

May 19, 2019

Combining comfort with functionality, the Lounger Chair features a pair of moulded clips on the rear frame allowing the chair to be set at three preset angles removing the need for awkward cams. With arms for added comfort, this chair offers the excellent head and back support required, especially if… Read more

Rigwise Foam

April 18, 2018

Rig tangles are always a concern while casting. There are a number of ways you can make your rig less likely to tangle, such as PVA sticks. But what if you just want to wack out a single bait? Rig foam is the answer, and the Rigwise Foam from Gardner… Read more

Gardner’s Pop-Up/Bait Bag

December 12, 2017

If you are having, as I had, a problem with you hook baits being a mess of pop-up tubs and various containers of all sorts, the Gardner Pop-Up/Bait Bag might be just what you need. The outside of the Gardner Pop-Up/Bait Bag is a durable material with both handles and a strap… Read more

NGT 6 Pot Green Glug Bag

December 6, 2017

  I have been looking for a quality bag not only for glugs but to put my jars of corn and tiger nuts in. The best part about this bag is you can lay them down to see the actual flavors on the labels. I have to say this bag is… Read more

Gardner Braided Hair Needle

September 5, 2017

I have used a lot of hair needles over the course of my carp fishing career and I can easily say that the Gardner Braided Hair Needle (standard size) is my favorite. There are a few reasons for this but the biggest is that they are versatile. As my baiting… Read more

Gardner’s Outreach landing Net

July 27, 2017

The Outreach landing net from Gardner is a well thought out and durable piece of essential equipment. As the name suggests the handle is a bit longer than normally seen with the addition of an additional section that can be added on. Read more

Gardner Pro Line

April 26, 2017

There are so many lines on the market – and so many make fantastic claims about their abilities. So what about Gardner’s Pro line? It is a fairly limp line and behaves it’s self very well. There are so many claims about line being limp and tough and this line… Read more

The Century C2-D Spod Rod

March 27, 2017

The C2-D Spod rod from Century is, if not the best spod rod in the world, certainly in the top 3 (it’s likely the #1). Read more

ATT Alarms (thoughts after some use)

January 12, 2017

There are lots of bait alarms on the market and I have tried some of them. While I started off wanting all the knobs and buttons and adjustments, I realized that none of these things really matter as much as reliability. Having the ability to change the sensitivity of the… Read more

Solar Titanium Indicators

December 20, 2016

While the principal behind visualbite indication is fairly simple. If you get a run the indicator moves upwards, upon a dropback the indicator will drop or sag.  So why have things gotten so complicated, and furthermore what else does a bite indicator need to accomplish?  When I began Carp Fishing… Read more

JAG Hook Sharpening Kit Review by Josef Raguro

June 22, 2016

Well I’m retiring my Berkley hook sharpener. After seeing Zach retouch his hook points on the bank I decided to get a JAG hook sharpening kit. It comes in a small pouch. The kit includes a vice , jeweler file ,2 polishing stones , jeweler’s eye / magnifying glass and… Read more

Review: Gardner’s Deluxe Pencil Marker Float

June 19, 2016

Gardner has a few different marker floats on the market, and each has a slightly different set of benefits. The Deluxe Marker float is a classic take on the marker float: balsa wood construction and the “pencil” design. It is available in two sizes, with the smaller size being well… Read more

Rueben Heaton Scale

Weighing In

June 16, 2016

In the late 70s, when I first fished for carp, the most common method of weighing my captures was with a plastic bag and bar spring scale. These scales are still sold in huge numbers for anglers. Their popularity being due to a very low cost and widespread availability. Their… Read more

Review: Gardner’s GT80+ Main Line

June 12, 2016

I am fussy about my line and have used a lot of different brands and types over the years. There are a lot of lines that will catch fish, but some are much more pleasant to use than others. Gardner’s GT80+ is one of the latter. For example, some lines… Read more

Review: Gardner’s Mugga Hooks

April 10, 2016

The Gardner Mugga Hooks are an example of a hook that has gotten it right in just about every way. The metallurgy is spot on, the finish is great, and most importantly they are really, really sharp. Read more

Century Rods – F2MA and C2-D Review

January 13, 2016

Some tools are for the casual user, some are for those who use them often, and some are for those who understand that their passion demands the best. Century rods are in this last category. Nothing about these rods is done in half measures and it shows. For anglers who fish tournaments,… Read more