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Fish Counter

Fish Counter

A fish counter is an essential piece of kit, especially during carp matches when keepnet weight limits apply. Estimating the weight of each fish and then clicking the poundage up keeps you in touch with what you have caught and then when the limit is close another keepnet can be started.

It’s also useful in silver fish matches when you want to click up the total amount of fish being caught which can then be quickly converted into an estimated weight at the end of the match.

I’ve lost count of the amount of counters that I’ve dropped in a lake so this one is particularly useful as it has a standard male thread that can be securely screwed into a seat box or platform fitting. 

Tim Bruce

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Easy to click counter switch.

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Standard male thread for mounting on seat box/platform. 

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Xenos Jet Feeder

Xenos Jet Feeder

The Xenos Jet Feeder has been developed for the stillwater angler looking for maximum distance and accuracy. The integral weight is ideally positioned at the nose of the feeder to give stability during the cast to improve accuracy. Thanks to the ring shape of the weight the feeder empties quickly and does not create any resistance on the retrieve. The plastic frame also creates little resistance and helps the feeder rise quickly away from snags on the retrieve. 

Available in a range of weights from 20 grams to 50 grams in our most popular 25mm length with a diameter of 27mm. 

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The weight is precision moulded to fit perfectly into the frame.

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The size of these feeders makes them ideal for long range fishing for bream and skimmers.

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Xitan Feeder Rod Keeper

Xitan Feeder Rod Keeper

New to the Xitan range of outstanding luggage is the Feeder Rod Keeper range consisting of four holdall options to protect and transport ready made up feeder rods.

The option I have is the Keeper 3+ standard length but there’s a three rod option in a slightly longer length plus a two and four rod holdall. As the name suggest it fully protect three made up rods and has been made deliberately wide for easy removal of rods. The main compartment has two zips situated in the centre of the bag and opens with unique grip handles providing quick and easy access to the rods. These zips are situated on the rear of the holdall which eliminates any possibility of damage to the line on the made up rods. 

Made from light, yet robust waterproof wipe down material this holdall has loads of additional external features such as two external pockets. The first contains two integrated tubes for storage of additional tips, the other houses items such as banksticks and feeder arms. 

There’s an external brolly pocket with elasticised straps to keep everything neat and tidy and it has both a Velcro’s carry handle and a padded adjustable shoulder strap. There’s even protective feet on the reinforced base to prevent any wear and tear to this crucial area and as expected it comes in the stylish black and red trim finish.

No more struggles getting rods in and out of tight rod holdalls and peace of mind that there is no way the mainline on the made up rods will get damaged.

Well thought through and a real problem solver!

 

 Tim Bruce

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Sphere Beast Hooks

Sphere Beast Hooks

The Sphere range of hooks is growing all the time and the Beast range is certainly getting a following. Available loose in packs of 15, the barbless version comes eyed with a choice of eyed or spade end and they really do everything asked on them when it comes to big fish commercials. The barbed variety is spade end only yet both come in a sizes ranging from 8 to 16 including an in between size 13! 

Probably the most stand out feature of these hooks is not just how sharp the point is but they just don’t seem to blunt! Made from high-performance Japanese steel they are Teflon coated which guarantees easy penetration, creating great hook holds and almost eliminates hook pulls. The shape of the hook is described as straight with a wide gape and in-turned point and the reason they are called Beast is because they are extremely strong yet far from as heavy as you would expect making them a big hit with barbel anglers.

The Beast barbed hooks are also available on a unique winder system. Each spool contains eight hooks, again ranging between 8 and 16, which are tied to high performance monofilament and are on a continuous loop which eliminates tangles as only one can be removed at a time. Each spool has a protective folding rim which eliminates the problem of any line spilling off, it also protects the line from damaging UV light and on the rear of the spool are locating positions for the next hook.

I started using these hooks when they were first launched and haven’t looked back since.

John Pantrey

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Sphere Beast hooks are available I both barbed and barbless, eyed and spade-end, covering lots of big fish work.

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The unique packaging of the Sphere hooks stops the rigs from tangling and keeps them in perfect condition.

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Silverlite Jens Koschnick Feeder Rods

Silverlite Jens Koschnick Feeder Rods

In 2016 Jens Koschnick developed the World Champion feeder rods for Browning, that proved to be a massive hit with match anglers across Europe looking to catch shy-biting roach and bream on the feeder. 

Now in 2022 Jens has done it again, improving and updating the original World Champion series to develop the new Silverlite rod range. With optimised blanks and updated components these rods really do set the standard at this price point for the modern match angler seeking the perfect silverfish rod. 

What sets the Silverlite range apart from the rest is the unique action, which retains the softness to not pull hooks and to magnify bite indication, yet which has enough back-bone to cast accurately at range. A huge amount of development went into getting these blanks perfectly balanced.

Those who already own Browning feeder rods will be pleased to know that the Silverlite rods retain the 2.2mm tip diameter, making them compatible with older models and giving a wide choice of quiver tips. 

The 3.15m and 3.5m rods are fitted with normal sized rings, whilst the 3.85m rod, designed for longer range fishing with larger reels, has been fitted with larger stand-off rings. 

If you are looking for feeder rods optimised for natural venues where every roach and skimmer counts then check out the Silverlite range at your Browning stockist. 

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Black Magic CFX Waggler

Black Magic CFX Waggler

The Black Magic CFX range of rods are amazing and offers the modern day angler with everything they require including outstanding quality, performance and affordability.

I particularly like the 2 piece CFX Waggler as at 11ft I can carry this rod made up and ready to go saving me valuable time when I get to my swim. At less than fifty pound, yes less than fifty pound some might question its reliability, quality and performance but let’s face it Browning have been developing rods for many years, they know all there is to know so when you decide on purchasing one you can be assured that it’s not going to let you down and give you years of satisfaction.

Featuring a high-modulus carbon blank this ultra slim rod is not just tough and durable but amazingly light at just 202g which means you can use it effortlessly all day. This rod performs way above its price tag and if you weren’t aware you’d be fouled in thinking it was a top of the range rod! At 11’ and being two-piece it will appeal to the modern day general angler as well as it can be transported ready made up. Offering a fully parabolic action it has plenty of power in the middle reaches but is still soft enough to minimise hook pulls making it ideal for the pellet waggler or more conventional waggler fishing for bigger fish like carp. 

And it’s amazing value for money doesn’t just end there as not only does it look like the real deal it boasts a full cork handle, SIC guides throughout and is Epoxy coated! 

If you are looking for a real value for money quality rod/reel combination then why not team this rod up with a Black Magic FD reel, you won’t be disappointed!

Tim Bruce

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Cenex Fluoro Carbon Hook Line

Cenex Fluoro Carbon Hook Line

Modern day fishing lines have come on tremendously over the past few years and fluorocarbon is certainly one that has got better with time. When first introduced to the world of fishing some were OK but many were really poor, especially when it came to knot strength and if you happened to buy a poor one, well you are probably still somewhat sceptical now. Well you don’t have to be, especially if you decide to choice Cenex Fluoro Carbon Hook Line as this is simply outstanding. 

Probably the most interesting part about Fluorocarbon is what’s known as its ‘Refractive Index’ which means once submerged in water it becomes almost invisible, obviously a massive edge when it comes to bait presentation. This is obviously a massive edge when it comes to getting more bites yet not all fluorocarbons are what is known as supple unlike Cenex which offers not only this but abrasion resistance, durability, high knot strength as well as an amazing fine diameter to knot strength. Something to consider is being transparent and supple means that you can use a thicker, higher breaking strain than before so if a rogue carp comes along then they can be tamed that much quicker. 

Another point to mention is not all fluorocarbon diameters are actually what’s stated on the spool, but then how many anglers actually get a micrometer to it and measure it, not many! I have and not only does this line mic up accurately its consistent throughout the spool.

Originally available in four sizes Browning have listened to their team of match anglers singing its praises and have now added a further five diameters ranging from 0.07mm (1.1lbs) to 0.23mm (10.2lbs) to the range.  

Available in the following diameters –

0.07mm 1.1lbs

0.09mm 1.87lb

0.11mm 2.7lb

0.13mm 3.5lb

0.15mm 4.6lb

0.17mm 6.5lb

0.19mm 7.6lb

0.21mm 8.7lb

0.23mm 10.2mm

If you aren’t using this for your hook lengths and leaders then you are really missing out. 

John Pantrey

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The accurate diameter and high strength of this line make is ideal for demanding situations.

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Cenex Fluoro Carbon is available in diameters to cover all of my fishing.

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Some fluorocarbons can be fragile, but not Cenex, which is very reliable.

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Feeder Rod Rest

Feeder Rod Rest

 

When feeder fishing and accuracy is important I like to use a wide contact surfaced. The reason being is as soon as the feeder hits the line clip and starts descending in the water I want to drop the rod straight down, onto a rest and then simply tighten the tip accordingly without fear of moving the feeder. 

This is where this rod rest comes in useful as being 35cm wide it allows the rod to be dropped without having to worry about locating it in certain slots. It’s also padded so the rod can be placed down quickly without any fear of damage and the raised sides act as a safeguard just in case of one of those brutal bites. It also has an adjusting knurled screw on the universal thread which allows the rest to be adjusted if needed.

Perfect if you are fishing on the clip for big bream.

 

Tim Bruce

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Black Magic Gold Mono

Black Magic Gold Mono

Finding a reliable, affordable multi-purpose monofilament mainline isn’t always easy. We all have our favourites and it’s really difficult to switch in fear of it letting us down at that vital moment, yet after being introduced to the Black Magic Gold line by an all-round angler who had total faith in it I just had to pick up a few spools in different diameters and give it a go.

Taking a closer look I was amazed at its fine diameter in ratio to its breaking strain, 6.60lb being just 0.19mm!

Spooling up I could feel its smoothness and the line lay was perfect with no curling something many low diameter lines are prone to. Putting the 0.19mm diameter through its paces for the first time whilst fishing the method for medium sized carp was a complete joy and although a couple momentarily found an underwater hazard a bit of extra pressure saw them turn away and on inspection of the line no damage was found showing its outstanding strength and abrasion resistance. 

Next to try was the 0.17mm diameter which has a breaking strain of 4.40lb. This was loaded onto my Black Magic FD 420 for a spot of float fishing on the river Test. Whilst long trotting the line pealed of the spool as expected, really smoothly and when that all important bite came the line picked up really easily off the water and with its moderate stretch the hook was set instantly. At the end of the day and after numerous battles with hard fighting chub the line showed no signs of wear proving this is a multi-purpose line that’s up there with the best and since those first tentative tests I can say that I’m really impressed with its performance.

Available in five convenient breaking strains ranging between 4.50lb and 12.60lb (0.27mm) I can see this mainline becoming a big hit, not just for match anglers but with specimen anglers as well.

Available on convenient bulk spools in – 4.5lb, 6.6lb, 8lb, 9.6lb and 12.6lb breaking strains.   

Colin Sheppard

The bulk spools of Black Magic Gold line are great value.

This is a really tough line, ideal for feeder fishing.

The brown colour blends in well with most lake beds.

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New Video Out Now - Feeder Fishing for Bream

In this weeks new video we join Jim Hall in session at the lovely Messingham Sands where Jim enjoys a lovely days feeder fishing for the venues prolific bream and silvers.

 

Follow Jim as he adjusts he tactics during the day, demonstrating why feeder choice is so important, and looks at different baits with some interesting result ….

 

Click the play button below to watch now ….