Description: a supple, braided hook length material. Specifications: 15 lb breaking strain; 0.20 mm diameter; available in Weed Green and Mud Brown; 25 m spool. My verdict: this supple, braided…

Description: rods for spodding and marker float work. Specifications: Sea-Guide BTLSG guides; 18 mm DPS reel seat; matt black blank; abbreviated handle; black, anodised fittings. Spod rods: 12 ft long…

Description: full range of hi-attract pop-ups and wafter hook baits. Specifications: new additions to an existing bait range; all colours and flavours now boast 12 and 15 mm pop-ups and…

Terry Cheesman, who died after contracting coronavirus.

Top carp angler and musician Terry Cheesman sadly passed away after contracting the deadly virus. Weymouth, Dorset born Terry played in the Carp Society Super Group in the 1990s. He…

Description: extensive range of specimen carp rods. Specifications: two-piece rods available in 10 ft (3 lb test curve), 12 ft (2.75 lb, 3 lb and 3.5 lb t.c.) and 13…

Description: an extensive range of banksticks, buzzer bars, stands, stabilisers and adaptors. Specifications: made from 16 mm aircraft-grade 6063 aluminium; lightweight; functional; durable; black, anodised finish; No Loss Tri-lobe thumb…

Steve Cliff was amongst big Elstow carp as it had to close for lockdown.

The 60-year-old’s catch came from at Elstow Fishery complex in Bedfordshire, at the time when venues were just beginning to close. Steve, who is head bailiff on Elstow, explained: “I…

Paul Viner admires his 53-pounder from The Avenue.

Paul visited on The Avenue, making amends on his last trip when it produced this 53 lb mirror. Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands-based Paul, 48, recorded ‘Andy’s Fish’ for the first…

Description: buoyant, biodegradable plastic rig foam. Specifications: soft plastic; luminous, fluorescent and standard colours; three Stix per pack; trim them to size. My verdict: Enterprise Tackle wanted to be the…