Two matches this week the first of which was on Hacketts Lakes, a venue that I really enjoy fishing.I pulled out peg 21 which I felt was a bit too far up the lake for my liking after such a cold night. My worst fears were confirmed and with only 15 mins to go I’d only had 2 bites and two 2 skimmers! I decided to end the match by dropping over my short pellet line with an 8mm Pellet on the hook and I was rewarded with two quick fish and finished with just under 19lb. This was enough for a section win and left me wondering if I should of come short sooner. ??Hacketts really i..
Andy was Back to Decoy Lakes for this week and the Sunday open on Beastie Lake.Andy said "I pulled out Peg 8 which is one that has never been kind to me in the past. It’s a strange corner peg and that generally only produces when it’s got some wind on it.Luckily the breeze was blowing straight into it so although I was not totally confident, I was hopeful.I started short on hard pellet and after indications that small fish were being a problem I switched to Paste. This only produced a few skimmers so it was time to prime the margins nice and early.After seeing signs of fish in the Ma..
Andy Stepney is on a roll at the moment and preparing to take on some of the biggest names in UK Match Fishing. We will be featuring some How To guides and tips for success from Andy over the coming months and following him closely in his journey into Commercial match fishing. Here's what he had to say about his recent success and challenges that lie ahead!. "Back in June I managed to secure a place in the £50,000 Golden Reel Final by winning a qualifying match at Decoy Lakes.The final takes place on Saturday 15th of September at Larford Lakes and I have been making the ..
HOW-TO INSTALL TACKLE LABS ICE DRAG SYSTEM IN SHIMANO XTD14000We get many requests from people asking us how to install the ICE Drag System washers in the XTD reels so we have now put together this easy to follow guide which will show you step by step how to do it yourself. The Tackle Labs System not only improves the speed of your clutch but also improves the smoothness due to their low friction start.STEP 1 (Remove the spool cap from the reel by turning the drag knob anticlockwise until itSTEP 2 (Remove the spool and take out the wire spring clip sitting on top of the washers. ..
WELCOME TO OUR NEW WEBSITEIt's been a long time coming but we have finally "gone live" with the new website! George and Ryan have been busy populating the site with products and Jan has been inputting stock levels whilst Tony has been travelling around the country visiting suppliers and sourcing new and exciting bait, tackle and gadgets to help you put more fish on the bank!Over the coming weeks, months and indeed years, we will be developing this site not only into an enjoyable shopping experience but also a resource for information including honest product reviews and tips, how to guides and..