Product of the month

Black Viper MK BF

Another member of the Black Viper MK 850 BF family of over-sized reels, with same specialist design, features and wormshaft gearing as the other two reels in the range, but incorporating a run control facility. An alternative to conventional carp-oriented run control reels. Perfect for long-distance fishing with finer lines or braid for species like bream and tench.

Standard Technical Equipment:

  • Electronically balanced lightweight rotor (LWR)
  • Large-surface multi-disc front drag system
  • Finely adjustable run control system
  • CNC stainless steel handle



Flattyfun at Fehmarn

While comfortably leaning against the railing of the boat, we are enjoying the warm sun on our skins. We are passing the shoreline with the famous Fehmarnsund bridge behind us. It’s Sunday afternoon in late July and we are on board the Lana II. Klaus Brandenburg or “Schollenbrandi”, our captain, stops the 8-person fishing boat on a sandbank. He lowers the anchor from a height of 6 meters and it drops firmly into the sand. My American colleagues are excited. After a jam-packed working week, they accepted my invitation to catch flatfish in the Baltic Sea. My husband, Florian Hühnken, and a...



A colourful freak of nature

Tostedt. Radical and Black Cat test angler Johann Troppacher recently encountered a multi-coloured freak of nature on the Po in northern Italy. He was awoken at 5:45 by his favourite alarm clock to wake up to…his catfish alarm bells! His Black Cat rod with the Fin-Nor Marquesa multiplier reel was bent almost into a semi-circle. Fishing at a distance of around 350 metres, Johann Troppacher leapt into his boat. With his bait presented against a natural bank, he had to prevent the fish from taking shelter in the vegetation. It was a fight that would fray his nerves. Twice he had to free his line...



Browning announce new signings

Steve Barraclough has signed an individual sponsorship deal with Browning Fishing, part of the Zebco Europe group of brands. Steve, from Wakefield, West Yorks, will be representing the brand a major fishing events and assisting with future product development. Browning has also signed two new teams in the North and South of the country. Browning Osset are a long established Yorkshire team who have competed at top level for many years.  They are the current Angling Trust National Champions having won the 2016 final on the Fen Drains and Decoy Lakes. Browning South East are a well known...