Nash’s 2017 kit We go inside its tackle den to re­veal all the new gear

James Fur­ness vis­its its Es­sex base for a look at 2017’s new gear for carp an­glers

Angling Times (UK) - - WELCOME -

NASH has un­veiled its new gear for 2017, which will see up­grades to two of the brand’s most iconic ranges. The H-Gun range is be­ing re­placed by the new KNX range of prod­ucts. The aim is to de­liver many of the fea­tures found on top-end Nash prod­ucts at an af­ford­able price. Whether you’re new to the sport or think­ing about mak­ing the step up to tar­get­ing spec­i­men carp for the first time, the KNX range cov­ers ev­ery­thing you’re likely to need. There’s also a host of new tackle from the Es­sex-based firm in­clud­ing bivvies, Pur­suit rods, In­dul­gence beds and lug­gage.

1 AIR CRA­DLES

Nash orig­i­nated the carp cra­dle con­cept which sus­pended carp off the ground to re­duce dan­gers dur­ing un­hook­ing and han­dling. Air Cra­dles now take carp care an­other step fur­ther. The base spreads the weight of the carp, so fish up to 50kg are sus­pended safely off the ground.

Air Cra­dles use three heavy-duty in­flat­able tubes, two sup­port­ing the base ma­te­rial for ground clear­ance and the third pro­vid­ing a se­cure area to con­tain a carp for un­hook­ing. They in­flate quickly us­ing the sup­plied foot pump and pack down smaller than the tra­di­tional metal framed cra­dles.

Price: Air Cra­dle £131.99 Air Cra­dle Mon­ster £148.99

2 IN­DUL­GENCE BEDS

The pop­u­lar Sleep Sys­tems have re­ceived a few de­sign tweaks to im­prove com­fort and cre­ate a smaller pack­down size. The mesh bases have been re­placed with an en­hanced cen­tral lum­bar sup­port which elim­i­nates mat­tress sag over time.

There are 5 Sea­son and 4 Sea­son ranges with five dif­fer­ent mod­els in each. The 5 Sea­son fea­tures twin layer deluxe zipped 3 and 2 Sea­son du­vets which com­bine for ul­ti­mate pro­tec­tion and will keep you warm on the cold­est of nights. The bot­tom du­vet layer fea­tures body baf­fles to help re­tain body heat.

Price: From £329.99

3 TI­TANS

The iconic Ti­tan bivvy has been a com­mon sight around carp lakes for the last 20 years and has built a rep­u­ta­tion as one of the strong­est bivvies of all time.

But with ad­vances in tech­nol­ogy, man­u­fac­tur­ing and ma­te­ri­als it was seen as time by Nash to give the Ti­tan a facelift.

Four mod­els in the range in­clude su­per com­pact overnight shel­ters (Ti­tan TC and TC Pro) and larger ver­sions for UK and Euro­pean ses­sion an­glers (Ti­tan T1 and T2).

New fea­tures in­clude an up­graded glass-filled ny­lon block de­sign for re­duced weight and en­hanced rigid­ity, a flat-back frame to cre­ate a flat back to tuck bed­chairs away and im­prove usuable space, rain gut­ters to aid wa­ter run-off, legs fit­ted to the cover to achieve a free stand­ing rigid de­sign with­out the ten­sion straps, and an in­ter­nal light hang­ing hook be­neath the cen­tral block.

Price: £384.99-£769.99 4 IN­DUL­GENCE CHAIRS Four new chairs are added to the In­dul­gence range. The Hi-Back Camo (£164.99) of­fers the ul­ti­mate in bank­side lux­ury with an ex­tra-long ex­tended back sec­tion to pro­tect your neck and head from chill­ing winds. The Daddy Long Legs Camo (£131.99) boasts ex­tended legs which po­si­tion you higher for eas­ier mo­bil­ity, and the Big Daddy Camo (£159.49) of­fers ad­di­tional width for un­ri­valled com­fort. The Sub-Lo Camo (£93.99) is ideal for short ses­sions, maximising space un­der brol­lies and small shel­ters. All chairs fea­ture the new Lake Le­gends camo mat­tress pat­tern and padded peach­skin arm cov­ers. RRP: From £93.99

5 SCOPE RT PACK

This clever holdall al­lows you to trans­port ev­ery­thing you need for a ses­sion bar your bed­chair and bivvy in one bag. Two spa­cious main com­part­ments (one in­su­lated) store tackle, bait and cloth­ing, and there are se­cure Vel­cro fas­ten­ings and padded reel pouches to pro­tect up to three made up rods with reels.

The large zipped front pocket will eas­ily ac­com­mo­date bank­sticks, buzz bars and bite alarms. Avail­able in 9ft and 10ft ver­sions.

Price: From £131.99

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