LIGHTWEIGHT MATCH FISHING UMBRELLAS – TESTED

Tested by Dave Coster MAP LIGHT LAYBACK 50 IN. £49.99 Super-light flat-back design weighing just 3.5 lb and supplied in a protective sleeve. The ‘Ripstop’ blue cover is made from…

CARP POLE FISHING RIGS – TESTED

Tested by Dave Coster   DINSMORES £2.99 Dinsmores Syndicate Rigs 1-15 offer wide-ranging carp tackles from light (0.12 mm traces and size 16 hooks) to heavy-duty (0.16 mm traces and…

MATCH CARP HAIR RIGS – TESTED

Tested by Dave Coster   BROWNING PASTE £1.99 (pack of five) Hair rigs with wire coils attached, combined with 14 in. traces and wide gape ‘Chikara’ hooks. Available in size…

COMPACT FREE-SPOOL REELS – TESTED

Tested by Ian Welch   ZEBCO COOL VIPER S £16.99 A great value starter reel but lacking the finesse of control and solid reliability demanded by regular commercial carpers. Three…

FLATBED IN-LINE METHOD FEEDERS – TESTED

Tested by Dave Coster   GARBOLINO £2.59-£2.75 Designed by Fish O’ Mania winner Neil Machin to be used in conjunction with a Speed Mould that compresses Method groundbait neatly around…

INSERT PEACOCK WAGGLERS – TESTED

Tested by Dave Coster   DRENNAN LOADED £1.55 to £1.60 Perfectly graded, dark silver grey peacock wagglers with slim balsa inserts. They have plastic bases with plug-in non-toxic loadings. The…

CLEAR INSERT WAGGLERS – TESTED

Tested by Dave Coster   AVANTI LOW-VIZ 49p The Low-Viz title only refers to the clear unobtrusive nature of these wagglers, which have very bright translucent, fixed plastic inserts. Sizes…

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…