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Accessory tests


COOLBAGS FOR DEADBAITS – TESTED

Tested by DUNCAN CHARMAN

COTSWOLD AQUARIUS DLX

£15.99
Measuring 14.5 x 10.5 x 3.3 cm this simple but effective cool bag will appeal to many a pike angler and has a capacity to carry more than enough deadbaits plus an ice pack. The satchel style single compartment has a flap which is secured with two Velcro pads and incorporates a single quality zip…

TACKLE BOX SYSTEMS – TESTED!

Tested by STEVE LOCKETT
NASH BOX LOGIC TACKLE STATION
£82.99
This box makes a brilliant combined gear storage/working area with extendable legs allowing a working height of up to 34 cm. The 22 x
33 cm lid has measuring marks and a deep recess giving the best working area of all the boxes on test. Upper storage area has four larger 8 x 11…

FLAT SIDED SWIVEL PEAR LEADS – TESTED!

Tested by DUNCAN CHARMAN

NASH
£1.39 TO £2.15
A typical, shaped flat pear with the weight distributed to its rear, which reduces tangles when casting. The low, flat profile creates lots of stability and is ideal for stillwaters when fishing on sloping or uneven bottoms, and its shape increases hooking properties when using bolt rigs. Each lead is covered in a anti-glare coating,…

HANDMADE MARGIN CARP POLE FLOATS – TESTED

Tested by STEVE LOCKETT
BENWICK SPORTS XT MARGIN MO
£2.30
Quite long and slim floats, more suited to deeper margins. These tasty floats seem great for meat and worm baits under overhanging branches. They come in three sizes: 0.2, 0.3 and 0.4 gr, which is a good range for most edge pegs. Their short 20 mm bristle is made of 2 mm hollow…

HOOK LENGTH RETAINING SYSTEMS – TESTED

Tested by STEVE LOCKETT
SENSAS
£11.99
Very similar to the Maver wallet, but holds slightly fewer hooks, having 76 pegs. Utilises the same four-fold design, each flap holding a line of pegs to take hook length loops, and six neoprene pads for the hooks. Marked to show exactly how long each trace is, the pads are at 20 cm, 25 cm, 30 cm,…

BARBEL HOOKS – TESTED

Tested by DUNCAN CHARMAN

KORDA WIDE GAPE X
£3.99
A stepped up version of the original Wide Gape this heavy-duty wire gauge hook has an advanced PTFE coating creating a smooth and durable finish and incorporates a micro barb and in-turned eye of 15 degrees. I did find that the claimed ‘ultra sharp curved point’ on every hook questionable, as the odd hook…

PRODIGY PRIZE DETAILS

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Prodigy Bait Anchors
Prodigy Bait Anchors are made from clear, semi rigid plastic. They…

INSERT PEACOCK WAGGLERS – TESTED!

Tested by DAVE COSTER
BROWNING
£3.50
Beautifully made wagglers featuring long fine inserts and built-in base weights with swivel attachments. Each float comes in its own protective tube, but even then £3.50 is a hefty price tag! The light yellow finish resembles sarkandas reed but closer inspection reveals peacock bodies and finer peacock inserts. The latter are very sensitive, possibly a bit too…

MINI BLOCK-END FEEDERS – TESTED!

Tested by DAVE COSTER
DINSMORES DUAL
65p
Interesting block-end design with a light sideweight and heavier baseweight. The latter is set in the base cap and can be removed, if required. These feeders are a bright green colour, which puts me off a bit, while the smallest size still carries a fair loading of bait. It casts a long way with both weights…

LIGHT ROVING CHAIRS – TESTED!

Tested by DUNCAN CHARMAN

FOX WARRIOR
£45.99
The heaviest chair weighing 5.1 kg which is due to its strong, durable frame. All legs are independently adjustable to 22 in. using the Fox Spring Lok Leg Mechanism and each has swivel feet. The 50 cm wide frame is ideal for the larger angler and the elasticated padded material creates a comfortable feel. The weight…