Peter explains: "Outside the lovely, spring sunshine is shining, but this early in the season the water temperatures are still... Read more
Targeting a pre-baited plateau for a day-only trip, Solar Tackle team member has landed this 40lb 10oz mirror. Having baited... Read more
Two days fishing on Lac De Villedon for Norwegian Solar Tackle field tester Hallvard Pedersen has seen him land two... Read more
Solar Tackle team member Thomas Mascha has landed 10 carp over 40lb since January 3rd this year (that’s just 11... Read more
Solar Tackle team member Thomas Mascha has been at it again, sliding yet another 40lb+ carp into his net. Thomas... Read more
This 40lb 4oz mirror is Solar Tackle team member Thomas Mascha's 8th carp over 40lb in the past 8 weeks.... Read more
We compare four pairs of winter boots to put you in the know for the coming season.
There’s nothing worse in... Read more
Very affordable but well thought out, this large floating retention sling features double zips running around three sides that, when... Read more
This clever utensil set comes with four spoons and spatulas in regular and slotted varieties, which all fit into a... Read more
A great blend of style, function and comfort.
These joggers are finished in a heavyweight 320 GSM cotton with a soft... Read more
For those anglers who fish single sticks this is a lightweight and convenient tool for carrying your bankware.
The roll carries... Read more
This clip-top storage box is perfect for storing long zig rigs, leaders and even chod sections.
The box contains four EVA... Read more
These beautifully designed reels are the ideal tools for hitting those ultra-long distances.
The High Impact pop-ups provide an attractive, tough and reliably buoyant hook bait.
They can be used alongside the matching bottom... Read more
High-protein pellets combining highly soluble fish, milk and vegetable proteins with natural appetite stimulant and liquid attractants that perfectly complement... Read more
As we all know, hemp is like crack for carp.
Once they get hooked on it there is no turning back.
The... Read more
Tiger nuts are a formidable bait and Dynamite has produced a boilie containing all of their attraction.
These are a great... Read more
“it fizzes in water, drawing fish from throughout the water column.”
METHODSTo test the insulating properties of the garment, we measured the cooling rate of a bladder of warm water placed... Read more
These perfectly rolled and ultra-buoyant cork-ball pop-ups won’t lose buoyancy, so are perfect for using with chod and hinged stiff... Read more
A highly digestible bait built on a highly nutritional mid-level protein and bird seed base.
This digestibility along with the orange... Read more
This is another really interesting little product from Kryston and has a number of uses.
“the ultimate luxury in bankside beds.”
Being Terry Hearn’s go-to choice for keeping his nut warm, these woolly hats will no doubt gain cult status as... Read more
“the solar p1 hardware is built to the highest specifications.”
Solar Tackle team member Thomas Mascha has landed this 44lb, which, incredibly, is the 7th 40lb+ carp he has landed... Read more
RidgeMonkey are pleased to announce that highly respected Cambridgeshire angler Julian Barnes has joined RidgeMonkey on a consultancy basis. Thewww.ukmatchangler.com/specialistblogger... Read more
Take a look at this incredible 64lb 10oz mirror landed on a Solar Top Banana pop-up by Solar Tackle field... Read more
M&S has certainly gone all out with the grandad styling, with the traditional ribbed top and long johns. These... Read more
Bamboo! That’s certainly different from the rest! I actually own a number of bamboo fibre socks and I absolutely... Read more
The Nash Zero Tolerance range is widely renowned for being mega-warm. These are another pair of heavyweights based on... Read more
These thermals will be well suited, but not limited, to the well chiselled among us with their figure-hugging ‘athletic’... Read more
Simply looking at this set you can tell that wicking performance is its primary purpose, being produced from a... Read more
The Chub Vantage Base Layers are at the thicker end of the spectrum, constructed from chunky brushed polyester. This... Read more
“It’s so comfortable and warm; It’s like wearing a sleeping bag!” We check out the latest Fortis X Snugpak collaboration.
“you can tailor the cool bag perfectly to your needs.” A top end modular cool bag system for organising your food... Read more
“you can easily fish super-slack lines even in windy conditions.” We take our first look at Delkim’s new illuminating indicators.
A ‘mini’ big-pit reel with a slick, all-black design.
Shimano’s styling here is bound to please many modern anglers who want... Read more
An easy way to organise all of your hook baits in one place.
The pots all screw together and a rubber... Read more
Two hi-tech line solutions to instantly amp up your line.
Granite Juice instantly improves the abrasion resistance of your line by... Read more
A stylish brown hoodie with a flecktarn panel on the back of the hood and raglan-style sleeves.
Branding is kept to... Read more
A compact cookware set including a frying pan, small and large saucepans with lids and a kettle.
All the components are... Read more
This line’s ultra-fine diameter, lo-viz colouring and semi-buoyant properties make it ideal for delicate presentations such as zig rigging or... Read more
An extra-large bivvy table divided into a large central space and two smaller compartments at either end, which are ideal... Read more
Thanks to its full carbon construction, this is an insanely lightweight throwing stick, weighing a mere 50g. Emerging carbon manipulation... Read more
A handy set of padded pouches to fit over your alarms and receiver, finished in a waterproof British DPM material.
The... Read more
LEFT TO RIGHT!
What a carp! This 51lb 8oz brute of a common has been landed by Solar Tackle team member Thomas Mascha.... Read more
A premium zip-up sling mat that is ideal for mobile anglers who still require the highest protection for large carp.
A huge number of big-fish anglers put their faith in ESP leadcore and with good reason – it’s super-reliable and... Read more
When you need to make large amounts of chops on the bank, this is the real deal!
An extremely compact and lightweight folding weigh sling, measuring 550 millimetres in length when packed and weighing only 670g.
A premium-grade, high-protein pellet in the classic Meaty Marine flavour.
A highly attractive mix packed full of quality food ingredients, including crushed particles, nuts and protein powders, alongside active enhancers... Read more
Part of its new System Select range, the Rover from Wychwood is a great looking bag from the off.
2016 saw the launch of the debut reel from ESP. After over a year of development, with the likes of... Read more
Advanced Rig Design
Roy Russell take us though the hugely unique rig he has developed over two decades to confuse even the... Read more
Carp fishing is often regarded as a relaxing sport, but PhD Researcher Mark Wheeler has taken that thought much further,... Read more
BEN FRANCIS divulges what went into the production of the Taska carp DVD and how exploring the Continent may lead... Read more
Words and pics: Alex Grice
SAM MEE reveals his secrets to successful long-range fishing, catching an incredible brace in the process.... Read more
We ask a broad spectrum of anglers which fish inspired them to target big carp.
Clarissa, caught by Dick Walker, proved... Read more
ELLIOTT GRAY looks into the little tweaks in his rigs that make the biggest difference to his catch rates.
If... Read more
It's been a while since you've seen a blog from me and I thought as the weather is starting to... Read more
Dan Taylor notched up an incredible three UK fifties in 2015, but with one session of his year remaining, he... Read more
When NICK BURRAGE told us he had a very interesting way of tying the chod rig, it was time to... Read more
With a sudden change in temperature and Spring seemingly upon us, I decided to get a quick overnighter in on... Read more
ALEX WEST recalls how his attention to detail and skill of fishing for silt-feeding carp brought success on the tricky... Read more
How do you go about chasing the most desirable carp in the country? We ask SCOTT LLOYD why a focused... Read more
DAN STACEY goes into the unknown, targeting a big snaggy pit to try and uncover the mystery that surrounds the... Read more
For people that don’t know Mike Starkey, his carp fishing career is nothing short of astounding. Having fished some of... Read more
French carping ace VIRGIL BAYLE documents his time on a low-stock big pit in the wilds of France targeting its... Read more