Product Review

  • Chub All In One Cook Set
    13 February 2017


    Chub Cookware The most complete cookware range Chub ever made so far. This assortment contains all the equipment you need to make the best meals on the bank!   Chub have brought out a large range of cooking equipment for 2017, with everything you can imagine to make your bivvy kitchen a home from home. Take a look at what is on offer this year form Chub Tackle to make your angling experience as comfortable as possible! Available in all good tackle shops, or check the links below for on...

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    Nov
    2016
    Abu Rocket Spinning Rod
    Abu Rocket Spinning Rod At the beginning of the season, Pure Fishing agent David Wilson handed me an Abu spinning rod (Rocket Bass Spin 25-85g) to see what I thought. At 9’3” this is a quality made rod, extremely light, an amazingly slim diameter blank yet deceptively powerful. It also has a fair bit of back-bone in reserve.       Built with 24-ton carbon, EVA handle, Stainless Steel guides and ceramic inserts and a Sea Guide reel seat, you get a lot of rod for y...

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  • 25

    Oct
    2015
    Shakespeare Agility EXP 12ft Specimen Rod
    Shakespeare Agility EXP 12ft Specimen Rod Over this season of 2015, I have had the pleasure of reviewing many rods from Shakespeare’s new Agility range, and found without exception, high quality at budget price.       This new 12ft Specimen Rod from the Agility stable comes in two test curve variations, 2lb and the slightly “beefier” 2.5lb T/C. I recently had the pleasure of playing with the 2lb T/C version, and for a 4-piece rod under £60, found it to...

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  • 24

    Oct
    2015
    Shakespeare Agility Med-Heavy 8ft Spin
    Shakespeare Agility Med-Heavy 8’ Spin   Taking this year’s new Agility Spinning Rod from Shakespeare out for a test!       Throughout this year, I have been lucky enough to have the opportunity to product test many rods from the Agility range. Yes, they are a budget range, but so far, every rod I have played with has proven beyond doubt to exceed its low price tag by far. Shakespeare have found a formula in the 2015 Agility range that produces high quality t...

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  • 21

    Sep
    2015
    Tackle Test, Greys Prodigy TXL 13ft Specialist Float Rod
    Tackle Test, Greys Prodigy TXL 13’ Specialist Float Rod On a recent and reasonably successful Mullet hunt down in West Cork, there was one incident that threatened to spoil our adventure. On our way from one fished-out hot spot to the next, we had a bungee failure on the roof rack!       A gust of wind lifted our pre-assembled rods and rattled them down the road amongst busy traffic. My beloved Greys Prodigy VX float rod, Abu Cardinal Reel and Andrew’s Amorphous W...

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  • 16

    Jul
    2015
    The Greys Prodigy VX Specialist Float Rod
    The Greys Prodigy VX Specialist Float Rod The catalogue bumph! “A brilliant all-round float rod, with just a hint of extra casting and striking power. Forgiving tip allows for a degree of finesse, and helps to avoid hook pulls as bigger fish are played in towards the landing net. The 15ft option provides extra casting and striking backbone”.   Product review While helping out on the Pure Fishing stand at the Dublin Angling Show this year, I had the opportunity to peruse the...

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  • 1

    Jun
    2015
    JRC Easy Rider Extreme carp barrow
    JRC Easy Rider Extreme carp barrow           What the manufacturer says. This Barrow has all the features you need, two side pockets for bait-boat batteries or water bottles, and also a large storage bag set low to ensure that the centre of gravity is kept low for maximum manoeuvrability. This bag is ideal for storing the wide track wheel when transporting the barrow in your vehicle. It also has two small quick-access side pockets for valuables such as your ke...

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  • 1

    Jun
    2015
    Penn Affinity 7000 LTD
    Penn Affinity 7000 LTD Liveliner Reel           What the manufacturer says. Designed as big pit carp reels, all the Penn Affinity’s specifications include a long tapered, forged aluminium spool and slow oscillation movement for perfect line lay to achieve maximum distance with both mono and braided lines. With strategically placed stainless steel ball-bearings these reels are smooth under load, but also feature a quick turn drag system, a titanium main sha...

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  • 29

    May
    2015
    Abu Cardinal SX Combo
    Abu Cardinal SX Combo This three-piece rod and Cardinal reel combination from Abu is high quality and exceptional value.   Produced in two versions, there is the 8ft rod with an SX20 front drag reel (power rating of 4-20g), and the 9ft with the slightly larger FX30 front drag (power rating of 7-28g).     The rods feature high-grade cork handles and 24 ton graphite for a light-weight, balanced design. The reel is a fresh-water version with five bearings, instant anti-reverse ...

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  • 7

    May
    2015
    Shakespeare Agility Drop Shot Rod
    Shakespeare Agility Drop Shot Rod James Robbins of Shakespeare UK kindly sent over the new Agility Drop Shot Rod for a product review. This particular rod falls within the Agility Predator range. The Agility range of products have taken the UK by storm with their high quality-low cost range that covers almost all angling disciplines found in UK and Irish waters.     Over the past few seasons I have been lucky enough to have the opportunity to use many of the Agility products from ...

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