Description: pole support system. Specifications: lightweight, stable and height adjustable system; fits 30 and 36 mm round legs; profiled or smooth top. My verdict: I’m hearing that this well-thought-out pole…

Description: sliding pike float with a hi-vis tip. Specifications: balsa body; tubed centre; bulbous tip. My verdict: pike don’t always tear off with a bait, as sometimes they just clamp…

Description: unhooking pliers for lures. Specifications: choice of 15, 18 and 20 cm lengths; stainless steel jaws with serrated grips; patented Mag Spring mechanism on the pivot point of the…

Description: quilted jacket with hood. Specifications: windproof; showerproof; breathable; adjustable hood; adjustable hem cord; chin guard; elasticated cuffs; full-length zip; two zip-up pockets; sizes M to 5XL. My verdict: available…

The Tackle Box in Kent is one of the well-respected stores in the new AIR fishing trade group.

The AIR fishing trade group –  the Association of Independent Retailers – intends to promote the sport and collectively support local trade in the face of fierce competition from internet…

Description: seatbox for match anglers. Specifications: a drawer with dividers; a 20 mm storage tray; a double drawer with dividers; a deep base unit; facility to take a wheel kit;…

Description: ‘safe’ scissors for lure anglers. Specifications: sharp, stainless steel blades; built-in carabiner. My verdict: a handy accessory for roving lure anglers, these scissors can be attached to a waistcoat,…

Near to closing - Fishtec is big in online sales, mail order brochures, and a well stocked shop.

In a surprising move, Fishtec embarked upon a major ‘closing down’ sale, ready to cease its operations at some point early in 2020. The discounting blitz, via its base in…