HOOKABLE PELLET BAITS – TESTED

Tested by Dave Coster   DYNAMITE BAITS THE SOURCE £3.25 Soft hook pellets flavoured with The Source, which is a popular boilie ingredient for carp. Almost a deep burgundy colour,…

SUPERMARKET MEAT BAITS – TESTED

Tested by Bill Rushmer NEWGATE PORK AND HAM Lidl £1.19 for 300 gr Coming in a 300 gr ring pull can it appears to be fattier than most with a…

READY ROD HOLDALLS – TESTED

Tested by Dave Coster   MIDDY COMMERCIAL ROD SLEEVE £12.99 This unpadded sleeve can take one two-piece rod up to 12 ft in length. It has webbing carry handles and…

BARBEL LANDING NETS – TESTED

Tested by Steve Ansell   30PLUS IQ 26 IN. MEGA HARD HEAD £19.99 A bit disappointing. The polished spreader block and frame is mentioned on the packaging as a selling…

BUDGET BITE ALARMS – TESTED

Tested by Steve Ansell   ZEBCO £17.49 each Cheap and cheerful, it works and doesn’t sound too bad. This alarm features volume and tone controls, a brass thread, sounder box…

CARP GROUNDBAITS – TESTED

Tested by Dave Coster DYNAMITE BAITS THE SOURCE £3.95 (900 gr) Fine consistency groundbait made from Dynamite’s popular ‘The Source’ boilie ingredients. It’s a dark reddish brown in colour with…

CONTROLLER FLOATS (upright) – TESTED

Tested by Steve Ansell   DRENNAN SURFACE CONTROLLER 3, 5, 10 gr £2.95; 15, 20 gr £3.15 A classic controller that has been around for donkey’s years, certainly since I…

READY TIED BOILIE HAIR RIGS – TESTED

Tested by Steve Ansell   CARP KINETICS FUSION £2 for two A single range of rigs, all barbless and all tied on 20 lb Dyneema/polyester braid. Available with short-shanked hooks…

GROUNDBAIT BOWLS – TESTED

Tested by Dave Coster   GARBOLINO SUPER G £12.99
 There are standard and large sizes under this heading, plus this large version with a zip top lid. It’s designed to…