Description: top-end pod. Specifications: ultra-high grade, 300-series stainless steel construction; quick set-up and pack down spring-lock bar system; legs can be locked at 45 degrees, and then with the pod…

Description: three flavours of sinking pellet feed: Cheese & Garlic, Shrimp & Krill and Meat-Furter. Ingredients: 1.8 kg bags of 4, 6 and 8 mm highly flavoured fishmeal pellets. My…

Description: carp rods.                                                               Specifications: Magnum XLR (Xtra-Long Range): 13 ft (3.75 lb) casting rod; 46-ton high-modulus Nano Matrix Carbon blank, 1-K weave; Fuji Alconite BKWAG guides, including a 50 mm…

Description: irregular-shaped hook baits that are soft and buoyant. Ingredients: made from ‘100 per cent natural’ ingredients. My verdict: Vanilla White is a new addition to this hook bait range,…

Description: compact alarms and receivers. Alarm specifications: ergonomic head design; ultra-bright LEDs with six colour options; sensitivity control; forward and drop-back bite differentiation; built-in Night Light function with long-life power…

Description: hookable floating hook baits for targeting big carp. Ingredients: fishmeal and a ‘secret’ formula. My verdict: more durable and longer lasting than the original surface baits from Dynamite, these…

Description: collapsible bucket for containing water. Specifications: 10-litre capacity; reinforced PVC walls and base with welded seams; rigid top ring; front window; carry handle; D-ring. My verdict: this bucket is…

Description: a bivvy for all weathers. Specifications: tough ArmaSkin fabric with a waterproof rating of 10,000 mm and a breathability rating of 5,000 g; supplied with a half winter skin…

The record river carp when caught last autumn by Nick Helleur.

The record river carp was discovered by several anglers near to Marlow in Buckinghamshire, who had tried to trace a horrible smell. It had probably been dead for a couple…

  Karp-Lokker HR3 Padded Rod Holdall and HR1 Padded Sleeve Description: holdall and sleeve for carrying made-up rods. Padded Rod Holdall specifications: holds three 12 ft carp rods and reels;…