Product of the month

Sphere Bomb

A soft actioned rod optimised for fishing at ranges to 30m with bomb, or light method and conventional feeders. The top-quality blank is soft enough to be safely used with light lines and small hooks, but has reserves of power in the butt section to tame bigger and hard fighting fish when necessary. Supplied with 4 glass tips to give both sensitivity for bite indication and durability to withstand the demands of carp fishing.



35 lb pike

UK Quantum Specialist Consultant Gary Knowles recently banked a new personal best pike from an 800 acre reservoir in Staffordshire in the UK. The huge predator was taken on an 8” Battleshad using a Smoke 5-55 g spinning rod and matching 2500 Smoke reel. Gary takes up the story:Although the rest of Europe measure their fish by length, here in the UK we still use weight as our yardstick, and in particular pounds and ounces. To put this in perspective, we see a 30 lb pike as a very special fish and anything over 35 lb as mammoth, a fish of a lifetime, this is a brief report on how I finally...



Black Viper hatches a second generation

Tostedt. Black Viper rods are the most successful line of feeder rods in the Browning range in the history of the company. When they were originally introduced, they displaced the prevailing mostly stiffer rod series and offered unprecedented performance for the angler. Even with less power, long casting distances became almost child's play. No wonder these "venomous snakes" have been essential equipment for countless serious feeder anglers ever since.Now, a new generation has arrived. Browning is introducing the Black Viper 2 rod series in the spring, with even slimmer and faster...



New Browning Xitan Z14 "Commercial Special" announced

Responding to customer requests, Browning has introduced a new 16 m package of its top-of-the-range Xitan Z14-1 pole specifically for the "dedicated" commercial fishery angler. The new package includes all 1 piece top kits, recognizing the growing trend of using short kits to both stiffen the pole and give more control over fish when using the latest soft hollow elastics.  A major drawback with using short kits is loss of pole length - with some “16 m” poles barely reaching 15 m with a 1 piece topkit, even with a mini-extension added. However, due to its innovative long section...