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Polesafe Double Pole Sock

My Sphere Zero-G F1+ pole is my most valuable piece of kit and protecting it is paramount, as the punishment it’s put through during a match can take its toll. The Polesafe Double Pole Sock is an essential piece of kit that gives me peace of mind and improves efficiency too.

The butt ends of my pole are easily protected with the Xitan EVA Pole Caps that come in a range of different sizes. These are fantastic as they replace those irritating hard plastic caps that not only keep falling off, but only protect a small part of the pole. The Xitan EVA caps stay on and offer much more protection.

 

Protecting the thinner, more fragile ends whilst constantly unshipping can be dangerous, yet this pole sock is different from the more conventional mesh style sock as its made from joint friendly EVA which eliminates snagging, and any further damage to worn or chipped joints as they move inside the sock. As the name suggests, this sock is two sided and deep allowing multiple sections to be fully protected and the standard screw attachment makes fixing easy.

Filipe Passeira

 

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The Polesafe Double Pole Sock is ideal for single or double shipping, as it has two padded sections.

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The soft padded material of the pole sock really helps protect expensive sections.

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The Polesafe Double Pole Sock makes holding pole sections when you ship back safe and secure.


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Browning Teams Match

Last week saw the annual Browning Teams Match and get-together at the lovely Rookery Waters in Cambridgeshire. After having to be cancelled in 2020, owing to Covid restrictions, it was great to have Browning-backed anglers together for this social day, with a sneak-peak at lots of new products for 2022, followed by a teams of seven match spread across the various lakes on the complex.

Ossett came out with the bragging-rights with a fantastic 13-point score to take the win. It was close at the top with Wickford coming a close second, Browning’s individually sponsored anglers in third and Browning West Midlands in fourth place.

Individual winner was Jim Hall with a brilliant 178lb 2oz caught on the long-pole and pellet from peg 28 on Jay Lake.

 

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Browning team Jim Hall

Browning’s Jim Hall with one of the carp from his winning weight.

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Carp and F1’s made up the weights across the four lakes.

"Browning teams met up for this annual event."

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Browning Hot Rods’ Kye Jerrom fishing to the far margin on Jay lake.

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Rory Jones fishing for Browning’s Individuals team.


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Hyper Carp XTR Extension

Match fishing on commercials today, especially on carp oriented venues, is all about speed. Every few seconds that can be saved during a match simply means more fish in the net. Possibly the difference between winning and coming absolutely nowhere. One very smart and useful addition to my landing net handle is the Hyper Carp XTR Extension.

 

This simply pushes onto my main Hyper Carp XTR Landing Net Handle. Not only making it that little bit longer but also making it easier to transfer big fish to my keepnets.

Just detach the extension and big fish can be easily lowered into the keep net with the minimum of fuss.

Filipe Passeira

 

About the Hyper Carp XTR Handle

The Hyper Carp Landing Net Handle is sure to impress many anglers. The landing net handle has been designed for large fish but impresses so much with its incredible lightness, it is also bound to be used when bagging with small fish. In addition to its low weight, the landing net handle sets itself apart with fantastic rigidity. The handle does not bend, even with big heavy carp landing nets, and glides rapidly through the water. The Hyper Carp Landing Net Handle also proved extremely robust during testing. The reinforcing spiral winding allows manoeuvres that would quickly break standard landing net handles. At a length of 4 m, the handle is equally at home on rivers and stillwaters and is suitable for a wide range of uses. 

 

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The Hyper Carp Extension adds around 45cm to the length of my handle.

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The Hyper Carp Extension simply goes over the end of my Hyper Carp XTR handle.

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The Hyper Carp landing net handles are extremely strong and stiff, well up to handling big carp.

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Browning Power Partner Match

What a brilliant day at the awesome Rookery Waters and Old River Nene in March, Cambridgeshire for the second Browning Power Partner match. Fifty five pairs competed across the two venues in this unique event that sees the aggregate score for each pair across the two venues decide the winners.

As expected, it was a close run race, with several pairs in the running right up to the final whistle. In the end it was Pemb Wrighting and Graham Smith who took the title with a brilliant 6-point score. They went home with two Xitan Z9-3 16m pole packages and £2000 in cash. A big congratulations to Pemb and Graham.

 

Results for the Browning Power Partner Match on the day were:

 

1- Pemb Wrighting and Graham Smith 6 points

2- Tom Moretti and Darren Davis 10 points 

3- Jay Fensom and Ben Bray 12 points

4- Tony Waiting and Tony Waiting jr 20 points

5- James Howarth and Andy Geldart 22 points 

6- Adam Playford and Ray Malle 

6- Phil Speakman and Paul Law  both pairs had 24 points and exactly the same weight of 147lb 11oz 

We would like to thank every pair who attended and hope you all enjoyed the event. We look forward to seeing you next year.

 

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Roach and skimmers made up the weights for the anglers on the Old River Nene at March.

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Browning Power Partner winning pair Pemb Wrighting and Graham Smith with Browning’s Paul Mcbrinn.


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Carp King Carp Wand

The first thing I noticed when picking up the Carp King Carp Wand for the first time was that it felt and looked like a rod that should have a much higher price tag, yet this rod as well as all the others in the CK range are classified as Browning’s budget rods, impressive or what? 

Just like all the rods in the CK range the Carp King Carp Wand is perfectly balanced, weighs just 157g and is fitted throughout with high quality fittings such as the low-friction rings, special contoured handle, reliable screw fit reel seat, snag-free hook keeper and it’s supplied with two tips, 1oz and 1.5oz.

Being a two piece rod I carry this rod made up to all my matches. Just add a pair of rod protectors or bands to hold the rod pieces together.

When the need arises to cast a small pellet feeder or Method feeder up to 25m it’s the perfect tool for bagging up on commercial carp. Its ultra slim blank and forgiving action almost eliminates hook pulls and its short length, just 8’ not only increases casting accuracy but lands those carp far quicker than longer rods.

If you’re looking for a short versatile rod that talks up very little room that can be grabbed when needed to target those hard fighting commercial carp then look no further.     

Alex Reynolds

 

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The Carp King range covers a wide range of commercial fishing tactics, at a great price.

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A quality screw reel seat and split cork / EVA handle are standard on the Carp King rods.

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A low-profile hook keeper tube is a neat touch.

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Quality rings are fitted throughout.


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Black Magic SLF Bolo Rods

It is on big rivers like the Trent where the Black Magic SLF Bolo Rods really come into their own. Often, you need a long rod that will give better line control when trying to run a float through and match the pace of the river. The Bolo combines many of the benefits of a normal float rod with those of a pole. 

Even when the float is held back quite hard the length of the Bolo rods means that it will track straighter as it runs downstream and not be pulled off line. Don’t be afraid to use a big float carrying 5 grams or more to help with stability.

The Black Magic SLF Bolo rods are a great choice if you are new to this style of fishing, as they are reasonably priced, well balanced, and with a fast action that will help you hit more bites.

Available in lengths between 5m and 8m, these telescopic rods balance well when combined with a normal 30-size match reel, such as the Sphere MgTi. 

Fitted with quality rings that have a nice high stand-off that stops the line from sticking to the blank. The reel seat is the traditional adjustable clamp style that is common on Bolo rods. The handle has a lovely non-slip finish that keeps the diameter down, but stops it from moving under your elbow. 

On tricky days, especially when there is a strong down-stream wind, the Bolo can allow you to fish further down your peg than with a pole, and with better control than a normal float rod, making it a must-have in my rod holdall. 

Black Magic SLF Bolo Rods are available in the following lengths: 

5m – 5 sec – 240g

6m – 6 sec – 310g

7m – 7 sec – 470g

8m – 7 sec – 530g

 

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The Black Magic SLF Bolo rods are available in a range of different lengths.

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The reel is securely fixed in place on the handle.

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The non-slip handle is just the right length and balances these long rods well.


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Pellet Waggler for Carp

The Pellet Waggler is a very fast and action-packed fishing method that requires a high level of concentration, but is also a lot of fun! In the summer, when the fish are actively swimming around in many layers of water, I like to use the Pellet Waggler and try to catch the carp in upper water layers. The intention of Pellet Waggler fishing is that you attract the carp by feeding pellets and we catch them close to the surface.

I modify the method a little and also like to feed only corn kernels and look for the depth where I get the most bites.

It is also important to feed a few kernels of corn continuously and to cast the float over and over again and to get into a rhythm.

The bites in when the hookbait is falling are tough to hit and really fun!

For this type of fishing I use a short, light but stable parabolic match rod that is built for Pellet Wagglers.

The Carp Waggler rod from the Carp King (CK) series is just right for this and is exactly the right choice in conjunction with a small and robust reel like the Black Magic MSF 330.

A 0.20mm mono line, a balanced Pellet Waggler and a 0.18mm hook length is all you need, and the fun begins!

best regards, 

Martin Siwon

 

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Autumn Commercial Carp Tactics

Jon Whincup shares his autumn commercial carp tactics during a session at the lovely Rookery Waters in Cambridgeshire.

 

Jon looks at why this can be a tricky time of the year when the weather conditions can play havoc with your plans. By staying flexible and explaining the three lines that he will fish, Jon keeps catching a puts together a lovely net of fish.

 

With the weather still remarkably warm for the time of year Jon finds plenty of carp and F1’s still willing to feed in the near and far margins. Here he finds around two to three feet of water. Unlike in summer, the carp are happy to feed on the deck in this depth of water.

 

Whilst, on the day, the deeper centre line, with around six feet of water, doesn’t produce consistently on the day, this can be a really good line once the temperatures start to drop.

 

To learn Jon’s Autumn Commercial Carp Tactics just hit the play button below to watch, or check out the video (and many others) over on the Browning YouTube channel.

 

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Sphere Zero-G Power Partner

If you are looking to get into the Browning Sphere pole ‘ecosystem’, looking for a power pole to compliment your Sphere, or just want the best 10.5m pole around, then the Sphere Zero-G Power Partner is for you. 

Originally developed to compliment the Sphere Zero-G poles, the Power Partner features some extra section strength, for when you really need it, but without adding significant amounts of weight. 

The stiffness is also right up there with the other Sphere poles, and it is completely compatible with the other models. Use the Power Partner as a shorter companion pole to your Sphere, or in combination with your main pole. 

The Power Partner is supplied as a ‘bare’ pole, with a single two-piece multi-kit. The idea being that Sphere owners will already have a number of top kits. Being fully section compatible, you can build up just the array of sections and kits that you need. 

In use I find it hard to tell the difference between the Power Partner and my Sphere Zero-G PT+, it really is that well balanced and incredibly stiff. You are just as likely to find me setting this pole up for fishing a flat float on the river Trent, as you are for fishing shallow on a commercial. 

If you fish a wide range of different venues, or want a second pole, then I can’t rate the Power Partner highly enough. It is a brilliant concept that adds great flexibility to the Sphere pole line-up. 

Tom Noton

 

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The Power Partner shares all of the same features as the rest of the Sphere range.

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The Sphere Power Partner is supplied as a bare pole, but is fully compatible with all of the Sphere top kits, enabling you to mix and match the gear you need.

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You are just as likely to see me fishing with the Power Partner on the river Trent as on a commercial.


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Dacron Connectors

When fishing really shallow with extremely short rigs tangles can be problematic. However, I have a little trick up my sleeve using the Dacron Connectors that will totally eliminate tangles. Saving you loads of time during a match.

Instead of using Dacron Connectors in the way they are meant to be, which does reduce tangles when fishing a longer more conventional line, I completely remove the inner loop.

Left with just the soft rubber tulip shaped sleeve I thread this onto my elastic, thin side first before creating a knot that will pull back into the rounded section, but remember to leave a short elastic tag end.

This tag allows me to pull the knot out, before attaching the loop of the rig around it. Rig securely attached the knot is then pulled back so it’s encapsulated within the sleeve, leaving the thin end of the sleeve butting up nicely against the poles PTFE bush. 

Not quite how it’s supposed to be used, but it creates exactly what it is designed to achieve, a tangle free connection between elastic and rig and allows me to completely concentrate on catching fish.

Filipe Passeira

 

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Dacron Connector

Dacron Connectors make a great connection between elastic and rig, but can be adapted for different styles of fishing.

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I remove the Dacron loop to give a really short connector when shallow fishing.

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Hitting more bites ultimately puts more fish in the net.