Cenex Feeder Mono

I’ve been using Cenex Feeder Mono for a while now and really feel it gives me a massive edge when feeder fishing as it sinks almost immediately and being of medium-stretch it transmits everything back to the rod tip instantly. 

Having a special smooth surface seal increases casting distance and improves retrieve, it’s also very abrasion resistant so it’s a very versatile mainline and will appeal to the bream angler casting to the horizon or the angler targeting carp up against snags where you just can’t give them an inch! Its sinking properties and suppleness are also advantageous when there is a heavy surface tow, especially when float fishing at distance.

I just love this line as it has so many uses, as it’s simply not affected by the rigorous demands of modern day match fishing.

Available on 150m spools in the following diameters/breaking strains –

0.14mm – 4lb

0.16mm – 5lb

0.18mm – 6lb

0.20mm – 7.40lb

0.22mm – 9.70lb

0.24mm – 11.80lb

0.26mm – 12.80lb

0.28mm – 13.70lb

   

Alec Roberts

This is a very well behaved line, that has brilliant abrasion resistance, and high knot strength.

There are a wide range of diameters available to cover all aspects of feeder fishing.

"it’s also very abrasion resistant so it’s a very versatile mainline"


Sphere Cool Bait Bag

Ever since Browning launched the Sphere range of luggage I have to admit I’ve been completely sold.

One of the newest products and another that I’m hugely impressed with is the Sphere Cool Bait Bag. Its innovative design has numerous features includes a Velcro’s carry handle, reliable double zip, classy looks and quality stitching that delivers a product that will last for years, yet it’s the convenient size, shape and full thermal foil insulation and reinforced base that makes this product stand out from the crowd. 

Having a capacity of 22L it’s capable of carrying six large bait boxes so more than adequate of keeping all my bait options in tip-top condition. The double-zipped, flat top provides easy access and its practical size is great for filling that small space in the car, behind my tackle box or on the trolley.

Another great addition to the already extensive range of Sphere luggage and one I just wouldn’t be without.

 

 Size – length 55cm x width 22cm x 20cm

Mick Fordham – Browning UK

I use this bag to store all of my baits and keep them in top condition.

The foil lining and padded insulation keep baits cool all day long.

All of the materials, zips and fittings are top-class and designed with longevity in mind.


No Snag Latex Landing Nets

We all have products that we rave about and one of mine is the No-Snag Latex Landing Net as it fits every eventuality, from being durable and strong as well coming in a range of sizes to cover wherever, and for whatever I’m targeting.

It’s the Latex material that really impresses as I can just push the net down the edge, irrespective of bankside vegetation without the fear of any ripping. 

The smallest is simply brilliant for silvers, with the medium ideal for F1’s and the largest simply unbeatable on venues where bigger carp are expected. They are really light so manoeuvrability isn’t an issue, the frame is sturdy, the spreader block really strong and the latex mesh not only fish friendly but quick drying and hook resistant.

What more could you ask for?

Sizes available 

Medium – length 50cm x width 38cm x depth 28cm – mesh 5 x 5mm

Large – length 60cm x width 48cm x depth 30cm – mesh 5 x 5mm

Extra large – length 60cm x width 48cm x depth 35cm – mesh 5 x 5mm

Mick Fordham – Browning UK

The mesh is retained inside the strong aluminium frame, helping to avoid snagging and prolonging the life of the net.

Moulded nylon spreader blocks with securely fitted frame.

The mesh is reinforced at the pressure point around the spreader block.

The three sizes mean there is a net for all styles of fishing.

The latex mesh is not only very strong, but stops hooks from snagging too, saving you precious time.

These are my number one choice of net when fishing for carp, silvers and F1’s, they are simply brilliant.


Sphere Beast Hooks

The awesome Sphere Beast hooks are available in three different versions, to cover the majority of your big carp and barbel rigs. Designed to cope with the demands of landing big fish without drama, the custom design and Japanese high-tensile steel enable the wire gauge to be impressively thin for such a strong hook. With needle-sharp points, which retain their points longer, these are exceptional hooks for both pole and feeder work for big fish. 

Choose between barbless Sphere Beast hooks in both eyed and spade-end versions, for commercial fisheries, or the spade-end only barbed version that is ideal for river feeder and float work for barbel and big chub.

Sphere Beast hooks are available in sizes 8 to 16, including a useful size 13 for medium-sized baits, such as pellets.

"A brilliant hook pattern for carp, barbel and chub fishing."


Cenex Hybrid Power Mono

When developing the amazing Cenex Power Hybrid Mono the goal was to produce the perfect line for hook lengths and pole rigs for the modern angler. The line had to be clear with a dull finish, and to meet the rigours of modern fishing for big weights of carp, F1’s and feeder fishing it need advanced abrasion resistance, exceptional knot strength and along with being easy to knot and retaining a high knot strength, especially when hair-rigging. 

With anglers of the calibre of Bob Nudd, Jon Whincup and Jim Mathews using Cenex Hybrid Power Mono for their commercial fishery work you know you are on to a winner. 

Available on 100m spools in the following diameters / breaking strains : 

0.12mm – 3.7lb

0.14 mm – 5.6lb

0.16mm – 6.6lb

0.18mm – 8.5lb

0.20mm – 9.2lb

"Great abrasion resistance, high knot strength, ideal for big fish."


Sphere Roller & Accessory Bag

Protecting, storing and simply being organised are major parts in my fishing. Everything needs to have its place and be in tip-top condition when I arrive at the lake and begin fishing and the extensive range of Sphere luggage provides just that.

The Sphere Roller + Accessory Bag is another item that I’m really satisfied with as the larger of the two sizes available simply swallows up all my pole rollers plus additional items of kit such as feeder arms and tackle box accessories. 

The main compartment has a large double zip flap opening giving easy access and is large enough for multiple pole rollers. There is an additional large side pocket, large enough for long accessories, once again with a double zip for easy opening and access. In addition to this there are numerous innovative features such as rigid nylon runners on the base to prevent wear caused by sliding across rough ground or van/car floor, grab handles on each end for easy pulling and lifting along, padded carry handle plus many more. 

Not only is this product extremely practical and made from the highest quality material it’s also a good looker with its distinctive carbon effect finish and understated graphics.

If you’re looking for a classy, versatile, practical feature packed pole roller bag, one that stands out from the crowds and will last for years, then look no further.

Available in two sizes –

Medium – length 90cm x width 30cm x height 20cm

Large – length 110cm x width 36cm x height 25cm

Mick Fordham – Browning UK

Extra strong moulded end handles.

The smart and distinctive Sphere design.

A really useful bag for carrying rollers and roosts.

"An essential bag for the serious match angler."

All of the handles and fittings are designed to last.

The zips are made from metal and are really chunky to last a lifetime.

This bag really helps me stay organised when getting to and from my peg.


Cenex Fluoro Carbon

There are many advantages of using Fluorocarbon over standard monofilament, the most obvious and important for me is its near invisibility in water, yet finding one that knots up really well along with being extremely supple is often hard to find! Well look no further as Cenex Fluoro Carbon Hook Line provides all the right properties.  

Just knowing that it’s almost invisible in the water gives me a massive confidence boost and those little edges difficult to find these days, ones that definitely place extra fish in the keepnet come the end of a match are priceless. 

Extensive testing went into formulating this product, tests that eventually produced a fluorocarbon that not only delivered a high breaking strain to line diameter but one that’s supple and provides high knot strength. 

I use Cenex Fluoro Carbon Hook Line almost extensively for all my hook lengths and leaders and can confidently say it’s the best on the market. 

Available on 50m spools in the following diameter and breaking strains.

0.11mm 1.25kg/2.70lb

0.13mm 1.60kb/3.50lb

0.15mm 2.10kg/4.60lb

0.17mm 2.95kg/6.50lb

Mick Fordham – Browning UK

Thanks to its suppleness, this fluorocarbon knots really well.

When taming big carp you need total confidence in your line.


Black Magic FB Competition S-Line Rollers

One of the secrets of fishing the long pole, especially if you are fishing shallow, is to get your roller set-up ‘just right’ This always means setting up with two double-width rollers that are positioned to evenly support the weight of the sections so that the pole sits level with your thigh when shipping in and out. 

The Black Magic FB Competition S-Line rollers  have all of the attributes needed for fishing the long pole efficiently, even when fishing at a full sixteen metres.

Depending upon the ‘lay of the land’ the rollers can be anywhere from a couple of inches off the ground to full extension. On snake lakes in particular the spoil created when excavating the lake can often be piled up behind the pegs, meaning that the rear roller needs to positioned low to the ground on the banking itself. At other times the ground may slope downwards, requiring a roller with long adjustable legs to get the right height. The Black Magic rollers can handle all of these positions with ease.

Rollers need to be stable, as the wind can spring up at any time and the last thing you want is several sections of very expensive carbon skidding across the ground. The FB 55  is ideal in this respect as not only are the adjustable legs angled correctly to give excellent stability, but a central hook under the roller allows a bucket full of water, or a bungee to be easily attach to provide some extra ballast. 

Both the reverse-tapered side rollers and main rollers rotate very easily, which makes shipping easier and much smoother, perfect for when you are fishing long. Finally, the rollers fold up to a small size and come in their own storage bag, which makes carrying them easy. 

At the end of the day rollers are one of those bits of kit that shouldn’t have to think about when fishing in that respect the Black Magic FB Comp is the ideal choice.

Set your two rollers so that the pole is level with your thigh to make things so much easier when shipping.

These rollers offer excellent stability and maximum adjustability for uneven banks.

Choose between the double or triple rollers. We recommend using a triple roller at the back to give a bigger target area.

The rollers rotate with very little resistance, making shipping much easier.

The angled, folding legs make this roller very stable.

In really windy conditions you can add some extra weight, such as your carryall, to the centre hook to anchor the roller down.


Sphere MgTi Reels

If you are looking for a top-quality reel for float and light feeder work, without breaking the bank, then you need to check out the Sphere MgTi range. For the money, these have some exceptional features that set them apart.

The 30-size reel is the perfect partner for the Sphere 10’ Bomb +10% for catching carp on the mini Method feeder and straight lead on Commercial Fisheries. 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. 

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. 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.

It might be the least important factor of all, but the MgTi reels 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.

Available in 20, 30, 40, and 50 sizes to cover all of your float and feeder fishing. 

Sphere MgTi reels are the perfect complement to the Sphere range of rods.

The precision carbon disk drag of the MgTi reels makes them more than a match for any carp.

Sphere reels are precision engineered to be the pinnacle of our reel range.

The balanced rotor, stainless steel main shaft, and precision engineering ensure the reel will last longer.

The twin-speed line-lay and line-friendly clip ensure you will hit the mark every time.

Machined super-stiff handle and EVA grip on the Sphere reels.


Window Feeder Classic

The unique streamlined shape of the Window Feeder not only casts further than traditional feeders, it can be used in two different ways, allowing you to precisely control the release of bait. Use it with the window open and plugged with a small amount of groundbait will give a faster release of the feed. Rotate the internal window and the release of bait is slowed without using groundbait. 

These feeders are brilliant when fishing at long range, when accuracy is of utmost importance. On tough days the, when every bite counts, the window feeder with its precise, controllable release of bait, is the way to go. 

Available in three lengths – 4.4cm, 5.3cm, & 5.8cm and weights from 20 grams to 50 grams. 

The window can be rotated to control the release of feed.

Window feeders cast very accurately, making them ideal for natural venues where bream can often be found at range.

With the window open use a plug of groundbait to add extra attraction and to close the feeder.