Earlier this year, myself and the team from Prime Angling visited the greatest tackle show on the planet – the Osaka Fishing Show, in Japan. Part of the reason we went was to pick out the hottest, new lure fishing equipment for the new Prime Angling website. Of course, LRF tackle featured heavily! More
There’s been a lot of interest in the Daiwa ISO telescopic net handle since I highlighted it in my 2014 Gear of the Year. New for 2015 is a shorter 3.60m version. I was lucky enough to fondle one at the show and it was noticeably lighter (480g vs 720g) – weight being the only negative I could raise about my 5.90m model.
It’s also more compact. Only 44cm when closed. It’s a really nice tool if you can get away with a 3.60m net where you fish.
Promised myself I would share my favourite gear of the year as we approach the end of 2014. And what a year it’s been! UK lure fishing has gone from strength to strength. LRF seemed to explode. Feels almost commonplace in some areas now. We gained a lure fishing series that saw our techniques and tackle tested. And more mainstream tackle manufacturers tried to get in on the act. So what did I like and why? More