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The UK fishing tackle trade is under pressure and some hollow pole elastic prices are rising.

The UK fishing tackle trade is feeling the pinch amid economic uncertainty and exchange rate pressures. Kent-based Nick Gilbert who runs NG Floats has announced that his suppliers have made…

Description: 4, 6 and 8 g pellet wagglers. Specifications: AA grade, high-buoyancy balsa wood; unobtrusive, natural finish; anti-dive shoulder; interchangeable swivel base. My verdict: ideal for catching commercial fishery carp…

Description: a hook pattern dedicated to catching carp to specimen size on zig rigs and floaters. Specifications: short shank; wide gape; non-glare PTFE finish; Japanese carbon steel construction; long, straight…

Description: front drag fixed-spool reels for float and feeder fishing. Specifications: the 3000 model weighs 253 g and has a capacity of 150 m of 0.18 mm line. The  bigger…

Description: a new flavour in an already popular bait range aimed at big river fish. Ingredients: all products in the range have a spicy sausage flavour. The groundbait contains a…

Description: Corn Steep Liquor glug for carpy hook baits and freebies. Ingredients: a 250 ml high-protein liquid food source in Natural and Krill & Tuna formats; listed ingredients include: maize…

Description: high-quality barrow bag for holding your main carp accessories. Specifications: 90-litre capacity (57 x 35 x 38 cm); made from 840-denier super-tough material with reinforcement at critical stress points;…

Description: umbrella with a large canopy. Specifications: 2.2 or 2.5 m ‘span’ umbrellas with a long, straight front and rear edges and three ribs at either end; 6 mm fibreglass…

Description: storage box for hook lengths. Specifications: clip-shut case; supplied with 24 colour-coded foam hook length spools; includes marker pen and pins. My verdict: hook lengths are tied better when…