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Monster landed amid dramatic scenes

Tostedt. Fighting a 130-kilogram catfish is never a cakewalk. However, what Black Cat team angler Benjamin Gründer and his guiding guest Markus Brock experienced at the end of January on the Po in Italy was something far more spectacular!For over a year, Benjamin Gründer had been repeatedly noticing a very big fish on his fishfinder during his tours. He had spotted the fish no fewer than 21 times on a stretch of five kilometers of river. Gründer takes up the story: “Initially, I always thought it was obstacles on the bottom, like sunken trees, that would produce such a signal. But at a...



Bob Nudd: 30 Jahre Browning-Sponsoring

Tostedt. In 1985, the late Terry Freeman spotted the talent of one Bob Nudd and became  his first sponsor. It was Terry who introduced the Browning brand to England as an agent. Bob recalls: “In the first year, all I received was a T-shirt.”However, the career of Bob Nudd would develop rapidly. In 1990, he won his first of four individual world titles to date in Yugoslavia. Other wins followed in Hungary in 1991, on home soil in England in 1994 and in Spain in 1999. For good measure, he is a seven-time team world champion and winner of countless other national and international...



Anglers Paradise – Lure Weekend November 2017

The last 3 years has seen the annual Anglers Paradise Lure weekend grow in popularity and success and this year’s weekend over 10-12 November was no different.The format for the weekend is to be a fun social event with an element of competition where anglers no matter their experience can get involved. With 4 teams of 5 anglers and a team captain the task is simple catch as many species of fish as you can during the weekend and have fun doing it. Despite the rock-hard conditions with persistent rain and cold temperatures all anglers had a brilliant time landing fish, sharing their “big one...



Illner tempts giant common carp in testing with Rastafari Boilies

Tostedt.  Radical team angler Robin Illner was tasked with testing the new Radical Rastafari Boilies at the start of the year. With its yellow colour, the boilie offers a strong visual attraction and is quickly discovered by fish. Illner devised the boilie with us back in 2016, with a mix including real hemp and Scopex aroma in the form of butyric acid. Other ingredients include high-quality proteins in the form of egg albumen, which is easily digested by fish. Illner has had the opportunity to test and improve the bait on many waters in Germany as well as in Austria, Slovenia and...



Quote from Chippy - Bite Adventures - Lethal Variado

Chippy, the premier shark boat captain in the UK, has been testing out the new Lethal Variado rods on his Fin Nor sponsored charter boat “Bite Adventures”. Here is what he had to say. “We got a quick chance with the new 6-12 lb class Lethal Variado yesterday on some sharks. You have now got the perfect boat rod. Awesome rod guys.” Fulsome praise from Chippy for our new rods featuring solid carbon technology – as we say “Indestructible. Reinvented” Being afloat more than 200 days a year, and this summer boating more than 1500 sharks you can imagine how much abuse the Fin Nor products...



British shark record smashed by Fin-Nor

Tostedt. Penzance-based Fin-Nor-backed charter boat, Bite Adventures, has made history, smashing the British Blue shark record by an astonishing 42lbs. The beast, which measured in at a whopping 256lb, was part of a 77 shark haul caught over the mid-July weekend.Skipper Robin ‘Chippy’ Chapman said: “I had a regular party down for a few days fishing for sharks as they do every year. They are a competent group of anglers who always do well. On Saturday, they had a great day, catching 44 sharks, with a good head of big fish. We had a huge male blue, of 129lb, and a good female at 144lb. But we...



Zebco Europe with new Management Structure

Tostedt. Zebco Europe’s managing director Peter Delwes (70) will take retirement before the end of the year. The question of who would succeed him was answered for Zebco Europe as well as for Preston with the appointment of Ricky Teale (50). As of April 1, Teale will assume responsibility as Commercial Director Europe also for the Tostedt-based company. The day-to-day operational business on site will be managed by two executives: firstly, Frerk Petersen (51), who has been with the company for over 16 years and who has made significant contributions to its growth in the recent years....

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