Sphere Cool Bait Bag

Keeping my bait in tip-top condition is very important to me, especially when I am using a lot of delicate (and expensive) baits like worms and casters. A quality cool bait bag is an essential in my book as there is no greater edge than having the best bait. 

The Sphere Cool Bait Bag is just right for me. The size means I can load it with six large bait boxes, or around a couple of gallons of bait, along with some cold packs when the weather is really hot. The bag has nice thick insulation to keep the temperature as stable as possible. 

Like all of the Sphere range this bag is made to last. The zips are nice and chunky and I really like the heavy-duty material which has a smart-looking weave effect. After several months of use the bag is showing no signs of wear and tear, even though it has a tough life. 

There’s not much more you can say about a cool bag, other than this one does the job perfectly. 

Jon Whincup

The Bait Bag has a foil lining and internal insulation.

The material is really hard-wearing and built to last.

"Like all of the Sphere range this bag is made to last."


Hyper Carp XTR Landing Net Handle

A crucial part of landing big carp quickly is having a landing net that is up to the job. Not only does it have to be strong enough to scoop big carp constantly, but it needs to be stiff enough to enable precise manoeuvres, even when using heavy carp nets. Over the last year I have been very impressed with the Hyper Carp XTR Landing Net Handle, which has been more than up to the job of landing carp well into double figures easily.

This is an extremely stiff handle, enabling me to scoop carp quickly, often before they realise what is happening. Yet, unlike many stiff handles, it doesn’t feel delicate or brittle in any way and has taken some serious abuse in its stride. I particularly like the reinforced wrap which gives extra reassurance that this handle is well up to the job. 

If you fish a variety of different venues the 4m length, three piece design, will come in very useful, and although it is not designed as a featherweight handle, it is perfect at full stretch, thanks to that rigidity. 

The bull-nosed male joints are another nice feature, along with the reinforced machined fitting they give maximum strength in all of the high-stress areas. There are even alignment markers that ensure the pole has maximum strength and rigidity when assembled.

Landing net poles have a tough, unsung life, but are absolutely crucial pieces of kit. If you are looking for a brilliant all-rounder then look no further than the Hyper Carp XTR. 

Jim Hall

The Hyper Carp XTR is really stiff.

Bull nosed joints on each section.

Alignment markers on the sections.

Reinforced screw fixing.

"If you are looking for a brilliant all-rounder then look no further than the Hyper Carp XTR."


CK Carp Wand

Short rods are all the rage at the moment and are perfect for carp commercials when fishing at short to medium range. I have most of the CK rods as they are so good and my CK Carp Wand is often the first out of the bag when feeder fishing at ranges up to 25m. Ultra slim and made from the very latest advances in carbon, this 8’ rod is light weighing just 157g, has a forgiving through action, is extremely accurate, features top quality fittings throughout and has plenty of power in the middle reaches needed for constantly catching big fish. The snag-free keeper ring is a nice touch and being two piece means it can be stored made up and ready to go as soon as I arrive at the fishery. 

Supplied with a 1oz and 1.5oz tip it really is a versatile rod which is extremely useful in tight swims or when fishing from a platform.

 

Fil Passeira

If you’re a fan of short rods, check this one out!

Catching these all day is effortless.

Plenty of power to tame oversized fish. 

"a versatile rod which is extremely useful in tight swims ..."


Cenex Fluoro Carbon Line

Edges in angling are everything, creating confidence in the mind and placing more fish in your net. 

Using Fluorocarbon hook lengths will give you a massive edge, especially when fishing clear venues for sight feeders, yet finding one that knots up well and is supple enough, especially in the finer diameters, not to lose any bait presentation can be tricky. Well not any more as Cenex Fluoro Carbon Hook Line provides all these and so much more, so if your waggler fishing for roach, trotting a chalk stream or on a canal in the depth of winter then you need to check this range out. 

It’s also brilliant as a leader or hook length when feeder fishing in clear water conditions.

Available in the following diameters on 50m spools – 

0.11mm 1.25kg/2.70lb

0.13mm 1.60kg/3.50lb

0.15mm 2.10kg/4.60lb

0.17mm 2.95kg/6.50lb

Justin Watkins

Cenex Fluoro Carbon Hook Line, create that edge!

Fantastic when trotting clear streams for sight feeders.

"Using Fluorocarbon hook lengths will give you a massive edge."


Sphere MgTi 30 Reel

Since joining Browning last year some of the products that have really stood out for me have been the reels, and in particular the Sphere MgTi. For the money, these have some exceptional features that set them apart.

I use the 30-size reel alongside my Sphere 10’ Bomb +10% for catching carp on the feeder and straight lead and they make the perfect combination. The incredibly low weight of this set-up belies the quality and carp-stopping power it has, enabling me to land big carp quicker than ever before.  At just 250grams the 30-size reel really hits the spot for both leger and float work. 

Line lay on the Sphere MgTi is excellent.

The line clip works faultlessly.

EVA grip and machined alloy handle.

"For the money, these have some exceptional features that set them apart."

The carbon fibre drag on these reels is absolutely silky-smooth, ideal if you like to play fish off a tight clutch. Alternatively, the lack of play in the machined handle means that backwinding is a lot more precise than on many reels. You can let the reel do the work without worrying about whether it will give line at their crucial moment.

Talking of precision, the line-lay is superb, thanks to the two-speed spool oscillation and stainless steel main shaft. This definitely aids accurate casting, thanks to the smoothness that the line leaves the spool. I know many anglers worry about damaging their main line when clipping up to give consistent distance, but the ‘line-friendly’ clip on the Sphere really lives up to its name and I don’t hesitate to use it when needed.

It might be the least important factor of all, but the reel looks awesome too. A real masterpiece of design that sets off the Sphere rods perfectly. The Sphere MgTi reels really are a quality piece of kit that I am proud to own.

Jon Whincup

The Sphere MgTi has really impressed me.


Black Magic FB 35 S-Line Compact Roller

Fishing tight busy canal banks with an expensive pole like my Sphere Zero-G F1+ can be hazardous. Side shipping is a must as you can’t have you eyes everywhere at once and if you decide to ship behind, well you’re taking a big risk. 

The Grand Union Canal is a typical canal, busy and with the standard tight grassy verge to set up on. Standard pole rollers can be a bit too wide so this is where the Black Magic FB 35 S-Line Compact Rollers come into play. I always take two with me and these create a safe, sturdy platform to ship my pole down the bank, out of the way of walkers, joggers, cyclists and the narrow boats ‘rush-hour’ as they start their morning journey once the locks open. 

Weighing just over 1kg, around half the weight of more conventional rollers, and with a width of just 35cm these compact rollers are ideal for placing on my trolley making the often long walks to a swim that little bit easier. They are also good for uneven banks as all the legs are adjustable, extending between 25 and 40cm and the soft EVA rollers give my pole complete protection.   

 

Gary Ford

Two create a sturdy safe platform for side shipping.

Soft EVA rollers for total protection.

Adjustable legs for uneven banks.

Tight banks, but the pole is out of harm’s way.

"All the legs are adjustable, extending between 25 and 40cm and the soft EVA rollers give my pole complete protection."


Xitan Roller & Accessory Bag

Since joining the Browning Team and purchasing my first piece of luggage, a 10+ tube Xitan Pole Holdall, I’ve slowly added to it, that’s how impressed I am.

Everything the modern day match angler will ever need.

Heavy duty reliable zips.

Easy wipe-clean, great before placing in the van.

Carry handles for easy transportation.

"Since joining the Browning Team and purchasing my first piece of luggage, a 10+ tube Xitan Pole Holdall, I’ve slowly added to it, that’s how impressed I am."

My latest addition, and one that completes the range of Xitan luggage I now have, is the large Roller & Accessory Bag. This bag is big, with dimensions of 100cm (H) x 35cm (W) x 25cm (H) and simply swallows every long accessory up including all my pole rollers. Made from very durable, wipe clean and fully waterproof material creates a very practical piece of luggage, its good looking as well and certainly stands out from the crowd. 

Features include – large single compartment, heavy duty zips creating long opening for wide opening and easy access and carry handles for easy transportation.

This range of luggage covers every need of the modern angler.

Michael Corsini


Black Magic Power Handle

If you are looking for a strong, quality landing net handle that will last for years then look no further. I’ve had my Power Handle for what seems an eternity, putting it constantly through a battering in the matches, yet guess what; it looks like new and simply takes everything I throw at it. 

A really versatile 4m quality landing net handle.

"If you are looking for a strong, quality landing net handle that will last for years then look no further."

There are two lengths available, both full carbon, the first which I use being 3.3m which has three sections and weighs 290g and the longer 4.4m four section handle that weighs in at 460g.    

There’s a reason why the Black Magic Power Handle has been around for so long and never been updated, it’s because it is a quality piece of kit!

Ryan Lewis


Champion's Method Robin & Krill

Although it’s early days for me using the new Champion’s method Robin & Krill I’m mighty impressed with its fish pulling powers as within minutes of feeding some down the margins of my local commercial I find carp with their tails out of the water!

Developed for big fish on the method feeder I’ve been having great success mixing, as shown on the packet, before simply placing into a pole cup and feeding down the edge. The venue I fish is shallow so there’s no need creating a ball as the fine particles make an irresistible cloud, slowly descending to the lake bed and attracting carp immediately.

Created for use with method feeders but try cupping it in.

Perfect for targeting big carp down the edge.

Just one of a brilliant range of groundbaits.

Add 600ml of water to a bag for perfect results.

Click for more details in Browning Catalogue 2020

The highlight of this groundbait has to be the addition of one of the best fish attractors ever made, Robin Red, a fish magnet! The bag shows the correct water content to mix to the perfect consistency, one that will form the perfect parcel on a method feeder or as I like, a cloud or fishy, spicy attractors that will have fish heading into your swim from all directions.

This is just one in the Champion’s Method range, available in 1 kg bags that will definitely catch you more fish. Give it a go, you won’t be disappointed.

Alec Roberts

"Developed for big fish!"

The highlight of this groundbait has to be the addition of one of the best fish attractors ever made, Robin Red, a fish magnet! The bag shows the correct water content to mix to the perfect consistency, one that will form the perfect parcel on a method feeder or as I like, a cloud or fishy, spicy attractors that will have fish heading into your swim from all directions.

This is just one in the Champion’s Method range, available in 1 kg bags that will definitely catch you more fish. Give it a go, you won’t be disappointed.

Alec Roberts