UKcarp magazine 55 janUary 3rd 2012Smooth and strong RRP £24.95 per 1,000m spool of 12lbPro-Distance casting Linewww.terryeustace.comLED stays lit - a very quick way of assessing what is happening at the rod. Each head has tone, volume and sensitivity controls, and comes with a rubberised slip-over protective cover. You can either buy alarms and receiver separately for £89.99 each, or in the presentation set of three plus a receiver for £329.99. These reasonably priced alarms have a whole host of features that you would expect on a far more expensive unit. I like their size, ease of use and sound, and so far they haven't missed a beat. They are definitely worth taking a peek at if you need some new buzzers. When a neW line from Gold Label Tackle arrives you have to sit up and take notice - after all, the company has the all-time classics Pro-Clear and Pro-Gold to its name, and these enjoy a cult following.This latest product is designed to be a low diameter casting line that is abrasion-resistant. It retains a very high breaking strain, and has a subtle light brown colour. As an example of its strength in relation to thickness, the 12lb version has a diameter of 0.35mm and breaks at 20.5lb.Pro-Distance is available in 1,000m spools, in 10lb, 12lb and 15lb breaking strains. I tried out the 10lb version that has a 0.30mm diameter. It went on to the reel spool superbly and knotted well when a shockleader was added. It left the spool smoothly and came back just as smoothly on the retrieve, and had a very tangible feel of quality that inspired confidence. It genuinely casts well. The set comprises three heads, covers, and a feature-packed receiver.The receiver is light and small....and even includes a torch.Pro-Distance upholds the high reputation of Gold Label Tackle lines.
ON TEST 2012UKCARP MAGAZINE 56 JANUARY 3RD 2012For cosy couples or super-sized carp anglers RRP £439.99NASH INDULGENCE AIR-LITE SS 4 EMPERORwww.nashtackle.comTHE FIRST time I saw this bedchair I openly laughed, and then was left slightly red-faced when the lads at Nash explained exactly why they had created this mammoth bed.The truth is that a percentage of anglers out there are too large for standard bedchairs, and lots of people take a partner fishing - another situation where the Emperor comes into its own. After all, it is described as the world's first double bedchair.It is truly massive but in reality won't take up any more space than two single bedchairs and works out cheaper than having to buy a second bed to keep your partner comfortable.This system is designed to create a bed on the bank, a concept that the lads at Nash adhere to. It comes with Natural ingredients for year-round use RRP £3.69-£11.99CAMBRIDGE CARP BAIT THE GHOST RANGEwww.premiumcarpfishing.comTHE GHOST is a milk protein-based bait with a blend of natural ingredients to give it a distinctive label of cream, with a hint of spice. The highly nutritious and easily digestible bait is suitable for year-round use and has proved to be excellent in autumn and winter.The range is available in fresh or shelf-life, in 10mm and 16mm sizes with matching pop-ups, glug, and hard hookers.This off-white bait has produced several fish for editor Steve Broad over the last few weeks, with single pop-ups or a 10mm bait and small PVA bag of matching crumb doing the business. You get pop-ups, glugs and hard hookers as well as standard boilies.DIMENSIONSFRAME: 198cm (L) x 105cm (W) HEIGHT OF LEGS: Min 28cm, max 42cmWEIGHT: 19kg (complete)