Space Saver 90 Quick Dry Keepnet

Sometimes the simplest things in fishing make the biggest differences! Just by placing the robust angle-adjustment connector bracket on the narrow side of a keepnet means that more nets can be positioned in front of you during a match, something that’s important on bagging waters when weights of over 300lb are commonplace and 50lb net limits are imposed!

Made from a Quick Dry Mesh material this net is very fish friendly, almost eliminating fins being caught up and being dark keeps the fish within calm. The top and bottom rings, which take the most punishment during carp bagging matches, are made from metal with the middle rings made from sturdy plastic. These nets are really light and fold down to just a couple of inches meaning that numerous nets can be packed away and transported in my Sphere Large Multi Net and Tray Bag.


(L) 3.0m x (W) 50cm x (H) 40cm  

Also available in two sizes, with mounting in the normal position, in lengths of 2.50m and 3.50m, both 50cm width and 40cm height.  

Justin Watkins

The threaded adaptor is on the short side of the rim, giving room for more keepnets in front of you.

All of the fittings are extremely strong.

The soft mesh is very fish friendly.

These nets dry really quickly.

"Made from a Quick Dry Mesh material this net is very fish friendly"

These nets are available in three different lengths.

The angle-adaptor is very well made and locks securely.

Black Viper MK FD Reel

Feeder fishing tackle has made many massive advances in recent years, as this style of fishing has become so popular right across Europe. Who would have thought, for example, that we would have a Feeder World Championships? Browning have been at the forefront of feeder fishing gear for many years, and one of the areas where they excel is reels. 

Recently, I have been using the new Black Viper MK FD reel, which has been designed with long-range feeder fishing in mind. This 50 size reel, can add metres to your cast, thanks to the large spool and worm-shaft gearing which gives exceptional line-lay. Perfect for modern braided feeder lines. The machined alloy spool has been specially designed for fine diameter braided lines, with a shallow profile that doesn’t require huge amounts of backing. This shallow spool profile actually helps save weight, giving a very well balanced setup when combined with 13 foot (3.9 metre) and 14 foot (4.2 metre) feeder rods. 

When fishing at range you also need a reel that retrieves line quickly. This makes regularly recasting much less of a chore, and means less time is wasted each time you want to refill the feeder, or change hookbait. The retrieve on the Black Viper is just right, and the specially designed rotor imparts very little line twist too. 

This is a reel that feels very solidly built, with no slack in the handle, or spool. Everything is tight and responds instantly, just as you would expect with Browning’s engineering. For long-range feeder fishing it has few equals. 

Tight Lines! 

Pat Cuddy

An incredibly well built reel that will give years of service.

Tjis reel balances perfectly with longer feeder rods of 13ft or 14ft.

The line-lay is exceptional.

"This is a reel that feels very solidly built"

Black Magic Feeder Rod Holder

If you have ever found your spare rods and reels snagging each other, then this new roost is for you. Designed to hold four feeder or float rods, even if they are fitted with modern 50-size long distance reels, this roost holds your gear securely and adequately spaced to eliminate tangles. 

The soft moulded foam design will protect delicate blanks, whilst the L-shaped design means that the rods will not blow off the roost, even in the strongest of winds. Fitted with a standard screw thread they can be either attached to your box, many side trays, or used on a separate tripod, depending on you preference. 

A really well thought-out design that is just right for the modern rod and line angler. 

Pat Cuddy

Browning West Midlands

This rest holds the rods at a sensible distance apart.

The L-shaped EVA foam cut-outs stop rods from being blown off in strong winds.

If you set up multiple running-line rods then this is the ideal rest.

"Just right for the modern feeder angler"

Sphere Large Multipocket Bag

There is luggage and then there is exceptionally good luggage, and that’s exactly where I place every product in the Sphere range.

Modern day match anglers carry everything, and I’m no exception as every match, festival or venue brings along different challenges, and that means taking every rod, reel and bait so you can adapt and compete to the top of your ability. The Sphere Large Multipocket Bag is big with a huge main compartment that swallows up everything along with three wide zipped outer pockets giving easy access and more capacity for additional kit. Made from top quality specialist PVC material and the best fittings available you can forget about broken zips and wear on weak points as attention to detail has been looked at, addressed and fixed meaning there will be no early retirement here, just years and years of reliable service!

The wipe clean, tough carbon effect material will have heads turning and its dimensions mean it sits on a barrow perfectly. Along with its capacity it comes with a load of additional innovative features such as carry handle on the side which makes lifting onto a barrow effortless and the plastic base runners, which eliminates wear, and carry handles mean that it can be pushed/pulled and positioned in a vehicle easily. Reinforced corners, wipe clean inner and padded, adjustable shoulder strap are additional top quality features.

If you are an angler that demands the best, then look no further.

Also available in an 85 litre compact size.

Andy Blay

The best luggage I’ve ever had. 

Carry handle, a brilliant innovative touch.

My gear stays dry in the worst conditions.

Top quality fittings.

Massive capacity to swallow up all my kit.

Padded adjustable shoulder strap.

"If you are an angler that demands the best, then look no further."

Black Viper Compact 845 Reel

I’ve been using the Black Viper Compact 845, which is slightly smaller than the Compact 855 for around a year now and can confidently say it’s a top class all-round feeder reel. I have to admit though; I was a bit concerned recently if it was up to its next challenge, barbel on the mighty river Wye, especially when I arrived to find it raging through after loads of overnight rain, however it performed perfectly and helped me land a number of specimens to over 9lb.   

It has loads of features, the most notable being the long-cast spool that takes an amazing 200m of 0.20mm line and retrieves an incredible 99cm per turn! The spool also features two line clips which are totally reliable and allow the line to be removed easily if required when fishing clipped up. Weighing just 420g this reel is compact but oozes features such as 8 ball bearings, a gear ratio of 4.6:1, and something I love, a line guard that eliminates line slipping behind the spool. The reel has a silky smooth clutch which is easily and finely adjusted due to the large surface front drag switch. The line lay is perfect, all down to the Wormshaft Oscillation System ensuring pin-point accurate casting every time and the stainless steel Easy Grip Handle, Large Line Roller with Anti-twist System and Thick Bail Arm create a incredibly balanced reel that feels simply perfect. 

An ultra modern feeder reel that will no doubt continue to perform for many years to come.  

Tim Bruce

Large surface front drag for instant fine adjustment.

Perfect line lay.

Stainless steel shaft and EVA easy grip handle.

A Wye nine pounder, the perfect test for this reel. 

"The line lay is perfect."

Line capacity clearly shown on spool.

Unique line guard stops line catching on the back of the spool.

The perfect reel for modern feeder fishing for big, powerful fish.

Tough Tripod

A quality tripod is an essential for holding your roosts steady, especially when there is the chance of a strong crosswind. Whilst they might not be the lightest, I really like these all metal Browning Tripods. You will be hard pushed to find a stronger support out there, and they have proven to be extremely tough. 

All three legs offer infinite adjustment, up to a little over three feet (1 metre) in height, making it easy to cope with uneven banks, as well as being able to get your roosts up high and out of the way of bankside vegetation. The central column is also height-adjustable, giving even more lift when required. 

The thumb screws are very chunky and easy to use, even in the cold. The screw thread will accept all roosts and rod rest heads, making it very versatile too. A really useful piece of kit. 

Pat Cuddy

The all metal design is very strong indeed.

The leg adjustment is really positive.

A very robust piece of kit.

"This tripod really lives up to its name."

Sphere Match 390

Ever since I first picked up a Sphere rod I have to admit that it felt and responded better than any other rod I have ever used. The latest addition to my armoury is the Sphere 13’ Match rod and it doesn’t disappoint as it, like all the other rods in the Sphere range built using the finest fittings and the slimmest, lightest, high-modulus carbon blank available. 

The first thing I noticed when using this rod for the first time was just how light it was, just 149g and the slim blank made casting effortless. It was perfection in my hands but little did I know the best was jet to come, as when the float dipped and the first fish was hooked I could feel everything right into my hands, something I have never experienced before and all down to the unique ergonomic weight reducing handle. I just didn’t want the fight to end but inevitably it did, I just had to cast back out and catch more! 

Fitted with Fuji reel seat, special ultra low friction SIC guides, the lightest and best available, and boosting a medium through action this rod is just a joy to use, and as marketed, they are ‘out of this world’.

This is the ultimate all-round match rod; perfectly at home trotting a stick float down the river as it is casting a waggler on a big stillwater to delicate fishing down the edge.

Available in both 13’ and 14’ these are just part of the vast Sphere rods that you just have to get your hands on.

Colin Sheppard

Ergonomic weight reducing handle, transmits everything.

The beautifully sculptured handle is brilliant.

The ultimate all-round match rod. 

"The Sphere range are designed to be the best that money can buy."

Xenos Wire Pro Cast Feeder

This stainless steel model has a thermoformed plastic coating to make it more impact resistant and give it a longer life expectancy.

The weight at the end of the cage gives great stability, it casts easily and with accuracy, thanks to its aerodynamic shape.

Filling the feeder is very easy to do. Put one finger behind the weight and use another to compress the feed. This makes it faster to load than many other feeders.

The cage quickly releases the bait thanks to the wide mesh. When retrieving the weight is positioned backwards creating minimal resistance in the water.

Available in a wide range of weights from 30 grams to 70 grams, covering medium to long range feeder fishing.

The colour blends in well with the lake bed, ideal when carp, tench and bream are the target species.

I use a simple rig that is tangle-free and very reliable. 

The feeder sits against two float stops above the hooklength swivel. I can adjust the length of the hooklength depending upon the mood of fish fish. 

My favourite groundbait mix with this feeder when targeting bream is equal amounts of Champion’s Method Formula Fish and Champions Choice Big Bream. 

Good fishing!

The Pro Cast Feeder is easy to load and casts very well.

A great swim feeder for catching big fish at long range.

This is the simple rig that I use.

"Available in a wide range of weights from 30 grams to 70 grams"

Dacron Connector

Creating a neat, no fuss connection between your elastic and rig can significantly cut down on tangles. Dacron Connectors have become increasingly popular for this job, particularly with the modern trend to use hollow elastics, which are thicker than traditional solid elastics. Not all connectors are created equally though, and I find these brightly coloured Dacron connectors just the job, especially with my regular Stretch 7 hollow and Cenex Microbore elastics. Not only are the beads soft enough to pull easily over the chunky knot that you get when tying hollow elastics, but they butt-up nicely against my Xitan PTFE bushes. 

The Dacron loop is just the right size to make attaching your rig easily. All in all, this is a very well thought-out product that does the intended job perfectly. 

Jim Hall

Each pack contains four connectors.

A really neat, no fuss, connection between your elastic and rig.

A really well thought out design.

"All in all, this is a very well thought-out product"

Xitan 2eX-S Skyline Kit

Fishing for carp in commercial waters is becoming more and more popular and popular, and the carp often better at avoiding being caught. 

Fishing up in the water and dobbing are often very successful tactics in the warmer months of the year when the carp spend a good deal of their time near the surface. Fishing in the near and far margins can also mean presenting a bait in very shallow water. Normal dark coloured top kits can easily be seen from below the water surface and can scare the fish off in these situations, leading to some frustrating fishing.

This is why Browning have developed the new Skyline kit, which has a light colour that does not stand out against the light-coloured sky. In fact, in most light conditions, the Skyline kit is almost invisible from below. With no dark outline moving about above them the fish are much more confident and will settle better on your line.

Using a top kit of a different colour might only sound like a small change, but on hard-fished venues this can make a very noticeable difference to your results. 

The one-piece Skyline Kit features:

Depth markers for precise float positioning.

The unique duo bush system 3.9mm / 4.5m, that enables a wider range of elastics to be used through one kit.

A reinforced area for the installation of a puller system.

Length: 1.85m

Weight: 45g

Check them out at your local Browning pole Retailer.

Martin Siwon

The kit features colour-coded depth markers.

The unique ‘heron-grey’ colour of the Skyline Kit.

Reinforced zone for Pulla kits.

"The light coloured kit does not spook carp in shallow water."