MY LATEST BUY
Five shore anglers reveal the latest item of tackle they bought and why…
■ NAME: George Smith
■ HOME: Grimsby, North East Lincs
■ LATEST BUY: Tronixpro Lead Bag
■ PRICE: £9.99
George is one of the leading shore match anglers in the UK and competes regularly around the country. His latest buy was bought at Anglers and Danglers Bait and Tackle shop in Grimsby.
“Rather than having numerous lead weights rolling around inside my tackle box, this is brilliant for keeping them all in one place.” ■ NAME: Ian Bowell
■ HOME: Holbrook, Suffolk
■ LATEST BUY: Penn Fathom 12 multiplier
■ PRICE: £130
Match angler Ian has recently become the co-ordinator of the Sea Anglers Match Federation match team. He bought his latest reel from Keen’s Tackle & Guns in Bridgend.
“This reel is brilliant because it casts faultlessly and is very tough when you need to pile a little extra pressure on a fish. It’s even better because it came already equipped with a mag conversion.” ■ NAME: Tony Thomas
■ HOME: Sheringham, Norfolk
■ LATEST BUY: Kamasan B940M hooks
■ PRICE: £1.60
Tony does a lot of his shore fishing from the shingle of North Norfolk, where flatfish and whiting are his main species targets.
His latest buy was purchased online.
“I’ve used Kamasan hooks for many years and consider them to be the sharpest and most reliable. I prefer to use the match pattern in size 4.”
■ NAME: Robert Stebbings
■ HOME: Aldeburgh, Suffolk
■ LATEST BUY: Zziplex Profile GT
■ PRICE: £350
Robert competes regularly on his local match circuit. His latest purchase was made online from Gerry’s Fishing based in Morecambe.
“I simply love this rod because it’s easy to use and cast. It sits perfectly in the tide and the bite detection is incredibly good.”
■ NAME: Gary Hazelgrove
■ HOME: Brighton, East Sussex
■ LATEST BUY: Bassboots chest waders
■ PRICE: £300
Gary is part of Team Frank, which competes in the SAMF National Teams of Five Sea League. He made his latest purchase online from Bassboots.
“These waders are probably the best I’ve ever owned. They are comfortable and super-tough and I’ve a feeling they will last me a very long time.”