Carp Tackle Coming Very Soon to 2018

This week we look at the tackle we know that will be released this year.

Even before the fishing show season has started for the year some tackle companies have already let slip on some new and exciting carp gear set to be released in 2018.

Let’s take a look at some new tackle set for this year…

Nash Pinpoint hooks and hook sharpening tool range

Working closely in partnership with Pinpoint, Nash are set to release a brand new set of hooks and hook sharpening accessories. Nash claim the hooks are lighter, much sharper out of the packet and up to 50% stronger.

We are all very excited for this release and are looking forward to testing these hooks out on the bank.

Look out for reviews of this range where we will undoubtedly give them a serious testing to let you know if they are really worth the money.

Ridgemonkey Deep Tray

The Ridgemonkey Deep Tray is designed specifically to fit the 30 litre RidgeMonkey Modular Bucket System XL and featuring folding support legs, the Deep Tray is over twice the capacity of the regular XL tray and opens up even more storage options for the Modular Bucket System XL.

A simple idea but a smart move by RidgeMonkey giving you a lot of options for bait storage and perfect for longer trips on the bank.

Gardner Specialist Sharpened Mugga hooks

According to Gardner the new range of specialist sharpened Mugga hooks are hand sharpened to perfection by Jason Hayward.

Jason has created a reputation over the last few years as a master of sharpening hooks to perfection and now is working with Gardner to create this specialist hook range.

The hooks are looking to be sold at a higher price point than regular carp hooks so are they really worth the £7.99 retail price? Look for our review of these hooks very soon.

Ridgemonkey hooklink range

Not much is known about the Ridgemonkey hooklink range but we know they will be releasing three colours in the range, weed green, gravel and clay (we will update this when we know more details).

We’re looking forward to this range and hope Ridgemonkey are bringing us something new and not just another hooklink range.

More new releases in 2018:

Thinking Anglers are set to release short Tapered Rig sleeves/kickers with a matt finish.

Solar Tackle are set to release their new P1 indicator heads this year.

KODEX are set to rest their new “intelligent” butt rod rests this year.

Ridgemonkey unconfirmed releases

For the past month we have seen the Ridgemonkey team let slip on tackle they’re testing and currently in development.

A few photos have been posted of Ridgemonkey pop up pots, these could simply be stickers on the pots or Ridgemonkey working on a special pop up range which will be their first dive in to the carp bait world.

Others photo have been spotted of a possible rig tool range by Ridgemonkey too.

Conclusion

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5 Luxury Xmas Gift Ideas for Carp Anglers 2017

That’s right it’s coming up to that magical festive season and finding a quality gift for a carp angler can be tricky.

Whether you’re treating yourself or a loved one this christmas then this guide should have you covered.

Our 2017 gift guide includes every type of gift, from luxury to stocking filler items.

In our first part of our gift guide we take you through five of the best luxury gift ideas for any carp angler.

All items are linked and have some short handy descriptions included so you don’t waste any time researching your gift ideas.

Bivvys

If your looking for an impressive but super useful luxury gift then a bivvy is a great option. There are so many bivvies to choose from but the Aqua M3 and Trakker Tempest do stand out from the crowd.

Both boasting top quality throughout with lots of handy features, making them the most popular bivvies of the year. If you need more information on what a bivvy is and what features to look out for then check out our 2017 guide to the best bivvies for carp anglers.

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Find the Trakker Tempest here: http://amzn.to/2BHCeRF

Bait Boat

Why not bait up in style with pinpoint accuracy with a bait boat. It may look like a toy but some very large carp were caught this year using a bait boat allowing an angler to place a rig and loose baits around the rig within a small confined area.

A bait boat as a gift will make any carp angler a very happy bunny this Christmas.

The most popular bait boat for a number of years now has to be the Angling Technics MICROCAT which boasts quality components throughout, including long battery life and large distance radio signals.

Find the Angling Technics MICROCAT here: http://amzn.to/2BBaoGp

Bite Alarms

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There have been a few new bite alarm releases this year but nothing has beaten the ever popular and reliable Delkim Bite Alarm.

A top quality gift idea and has a huge amount of accessories available for the Delkim Bite Alarms. Any carp angler would be very happy with a set of Delkim Alarms this Christmas.

Find Delkim Bite Alarms here: http://amzn.to/2BDXkQx

Vass Waders

To non-anglers waders as a gift can seem a little silly but waders to carp anglers can be super useful in certain situations involving casting, baiting up and landing fish.

Vass waders continue to be the most popular and an iconic look whilst on the bank making them a top gift for any angler this Christmas.

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Ridgemonkey Vault Powerpack

Never worry about a device battery life dying whilst on the bank again. The Ridgemonkey Vault Powerpack charges every usb rechargeable device on the market including mobiles and laptops. The powerpack can charge two devices at the same time.

The powerpack is ideal for long fishing sessions and a handy gadget for fishing trips abroad. A great gift are any carp angler this Christmas.

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Conclusion

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5 Handy Tackle Items That Wont Break the Bank

Carp fishing can be an expensive hobby but there are some super useful tackle items that won’t break the bank and will help you in your own carp fishing.

This week we take a look at five handy tackle items you can find for under £10.

Let’s get started…

Cygnet Easylift Weigh Bar

Cygnet Easylift Weigh Bar

The Easylift Weigh Bar aids you whilst weighing a carp with two hands, giving you an extremely accurate weight reading. No more shaky readings or getting a friend to read the weight.

The Easylift Weigh Bar is extremely compact and will fit into most bag, side pockets.

You can find it here


RidgeMonkey Nite-Glo Braid Scissors

RidgeMonkey Nite-Glo Braid Scissors

These braid scissors are not the most innovative product on the market but if you like to tie and change your rigs during night sessions these are ideal.

The handles glow very bright in all low light levels so you won’t lose them if you drop them in the dark. They are super sharp and can cut through most braided and leadcore materials out there.

You can find it here

Korda Strippa Tool

Korda Strippa Tool

No more pulling the coating of coated braids with your teeth. This little tool can easily strip most coated braids out there, giving you the rig presentation you want without damaging the material.

Very easy to use and you can use the ends of the stripper tool to tighten the knots of your rigs.

You can find it here

Fox Edges Multi Tool

Fox Edges Multi Tool

It’s in the name, the Multi Tool is a multi purpose 4 in 1 rig tool.

It includes a stripper tool, a knot puller, 2 pointed ends, the thinner point is ideal for creating a curved loop for d rigs and the larger point is ideal for small loops at the bottom of swiveled chod rigs.

You can find it here

Gardner Deluxe Weed Rake

Gardner Deluxe Weed Rake

The Gardner Deluxe Weed Rake is a compact castable weed rake, perfect for clearing extremely weed fishing spots.

The pronged points can clear a weedy spot in a matter of a few casts. Using a braided mainline is recommended when using this tool.

You can find it here

Conclusion

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5 Handy Gadgets for Carp Fishing – Part 2

A gadget designed for carp anglers can make your experience on the bank that much more enjoyable.

This week we take a look at part 2 of our handy gadgets designed for carp anglers series.

This guide is designed to list gadgets useful to every type of carp angler, whether you’re a pleasure angler or a hardcore 24/7 angler.

And when we say gadgets it doesn’t need be complicated, but it must be super useful to a carp angler whilst on the bank.

If you missed part one of this series please check it out here.

Let’s get started with part 2 of our handy gadgets guide…

Prologic Quick Release Connector

Prologic Quick Release Connector

Sometimes the smallest innovations can make a big difference in carp fishing and these quick release connectors from Pro Logic are a great example of this.

These connectors which come in a pack of 3 are superb to quickly release bite alarms from buzz bars and landing nets from there handles.

A quick release system can save significant time on the bank either setting up or packing away. If you have a fish on the bank it can make releasing your net easier without risking damaging your landing net handle or a fish.

Incredibly strong and very secure, it’s well worth investing in a few of these quick release connectors from Pro Logic to save some time on the bank.

You can find it here

FishSpy Underwater Camera

FishSpy Underwater Camera

These type of gadgets still have mixed feelings in the carp fishing community but when used right it can save a lot of time figuring out a lake.

For example knowing the type of lake bottom and features so you can get your rig presentation 100% spot on can make a big difference to your success on the bank.

Does the FishSpy Underwater Camera catch fish for you? No but it can help you locate feeding spots, clear spots and you can check out how well your rig is presented on the lake bottom.

If you’re a keen angler, fishing a hard water with a low stock of fish it would be well worth investing in a FishSpy Underwater Camera.

You can find it here

Cygnet Camera Adaptor

Cygnet Camera Adaptor

If you want to take a prized trophy shot whilst on the bank this clever little Camera Adaptor by Cygnet can make it much more manageable and reliable.

The adaptor converts any bank-stick or tripod into a sturdy camera stand, with the camera in either landscape or portrait position. An essential for clear, sharp photography; especially useful if you need to take photos on your own whilst on the bank.

You can find it here

RidgeMonkey Deep Fill Sandwich Toaster

RidgeMonkey Deep Fill Sandwich Toaster

Everyone loves good food but most of us whilst on the bank forget about cooking up good grub as it seems like a lot of effort. But the RidgeMonkey Deep Fill Sandwich Toaster has changed all that by being super simple to use and has a number of different uses for cooking quality food.

From steaks to toasted sandwiches this toaster from RidgeMonkey can cook it all. It’s easy to clean and compact enough to keep in a rucksack or any other fishing bag.

If you haven’t got one yet it would be well worth checking out especially RidgeMonkey’s YouTube channel, which has handy recipes to try with the RidgeMonkey Deep Fill Sandwich Toaster.

You can find it here

Cygnet Baiting Spoon

Cygnet Baiting Spoon

If fishing close in under snags and trees is one of your favourite ways to present a bait and catch fish than this Cygnet Baiting Spoon is the one gadget for you.

Used in conjunction with a baiting pole or long landing net handle and net float, you can place and bait up your chosen hidden spot that would be impossible to cast too otherwise.

This technique is very popular with big fish anglers, giving you an edge over others fishing the same lake.

The Cygnet Baiting Spoon is slightly different to other baiting spoons as it has a divider half way so you can separate your loose feed from your rig. Easy to use, with a great price it’s highly recommended.

You can find it here

Conclusion

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5 Handy Gadgets for Carp Fishing – Part 1

mobile carp fishingA gadget specifically designed for a carp angler can make an experience of carp fishing on the bank just that much more enjoyable.

This week we take a look at 5 handy gadgets designed for the carp angling enthusiast.

This guide is designed to list gadgets useful to every type of carp angler, whether you’re a pleasure type angler or a hardcore 24/7 angler.

And when we say gadgets it doesn’t need be complicated but it must be super useful to carp anglers whilst on the bank.

Let’s get started…

Aqua Black Series Rig Tying Tray


This product essentially is a sturdy platform with raised edges, perfect for tying and sorting out your rigs on your lap whilst on the bank.

The bottom of the rig tray has plenty on polystyrene beads inside so it can lay perfectly flat on your lap and giving you extra comfort. Whilst designed with rig making in mind it can be used in a matter of different ways, such as dinner tray.

You can find it here

RidgeMonkey Action Station


The RidgeMonkey Action Station is an all-purpose robust session essentials tackle tray with a sliding lid to keep all the items inside, nice and dry. The thing that sets this item apart from the others is it also includes a 3 way adjustable clamp allowing you to place the action station essentially anywhere you want.

You can find it here

Gardner Deluxe Weed Rake


This product is great for those times when you just can’t find a clear spot in the weed. It can be easily attached to your line (ideally braid) and casted out, creating a perfect clear spot to present you rig on to. No need to use a huge uncastable weed rake and this product can be easily kept safe in any tackle box due to its compact size.

You can find it here

Highlander Compact Gas Heater


These type of compact heaters are perfect for sessions in the harsh winter seasons. Extremely lightweight, compact and can heat up your bivvy relatively quickly. Includes a sturdy handle and swivel body functionality. Apart from it being a super useful winter gadget, it’s also cheap so it’s highly recommended.

You can find it here

Korda Krusha


This product is a super effect hand held bait crusher. Although designed with crushing boilies in mind the Korda Krusha can break down most baits available for carp fishing including pellets and tigernuts.

You can crush baits into bigger pieces, ideal for particle/spod mixes or you can crush your chosen bait into a fine dust, ideal for stick mixes and groundbaits.

The Korda Krusha is simple you use and fits compactly into any item of carp luggage, we highly recommend them.

You can find it here

Conclusion

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New Super Smart Boilie Air Dry System by RidgeMonkey Coming Soon!

ridgemonkey mk2 airdryerRidgemonkey are set to release an all new smart modular boilie air dry system very soon and we’re all very excited about it.

This new air dry system by tackle innovators RidgeMonkey is essentially based on their original air dry system which was the very first product RidgeMonkey released. The new mk2 air dry system has been completely redesigned, including all new handy features which make drying/storing bait on the bank much easier.

The new mk2 will include an all new quick release strap, making it easier to hang and remove the air dry system from any branch without the need to break or look for a short enough branch.

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The straps have been reconfigured making the air dry system even stronger, it includes the same framework as the original and a huge amount of surface area to dry your boilies on.

The new mk2 also includes a quick release boilie caddie, which you can remove from the air dry system and simply strap it around your waist, ready for you to bait up your chosen area.

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Another great feature of the new mk2 air dry system is that it’s modular, meaning you can buy separate air dry sections which you can strap to the two air dry sections included with the mk2.

You can attach an infinite amount of separate air dry sections to the system, so you could dry out as much bait as you wanted using the same air dry system.

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Each air dry section can store up to 5kg of boilies and the boilie caddie will store up to 3.5kg.

The air dry mk2 which includes the two air dry sections and the boilies caddie will be priced at £21.99 and the additional air dry sections will be priced at around £8.

ridgemonkey mk2 airdryerWe’re really excited about using one of these new RidgeMonkey mk2 air dry system’s so expect a full review of it when it’s finally released very soon.

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