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The Reel Service Centre

Having had one or two minor problems with my salt encrusted and sadly neglected Diawa LD40 reel, including some free spool release hassles, I decided to bite the bullet and send it off for a bit of TLC.

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Stillwater TSR 5000 Reviewed

The budget market for fixed spool reels is extremely competitive and quality varies widely, here John Francis Costello tests the Stillwater TSR 5000 available from the Glasgow Angling Centre.

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Fiskars Power Digging Fork

Not every branch of sea angling involves flashy lures or plastic imitations, frequently only live, natural bait will do the job.

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Blade-Tech Knife Sharpener

Small but perfectly formed, that's the Welsh manufactured Blade-Tech knife sharpener in a nutshell.

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Alan Hawk’s Superb Fixed Spool Reel Reviews

As our regulars will know when we do reviews, they are fully hands on and totally unbiased. These include tear down reel reviews, from Des Westmore in particular, which mainly cover multiplier versions.

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Islander Spin Jig Rods

Perfecting the choice of two Islander Spin Jig boat rods was challenging, but with blanks sourced from New Zealand, and the best fittings and build quality available UK HOOKS are confident they have got them spot on. Des Westmore offers a little background and opinion.

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Iridium Stingray Fixed Spool Reel

Iridium is a comparatively fresh name on the UK market but the range has rapidly gained a reputation for quality fishing hardware at reasonable prices. Here David Proudfoot discusses the Stingray fixed-spool reel which he has regularly battered from beach, boat and a few other places besides.

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Planet Sea Fishing hosts tide tables for over 300 UK and Ireland ports. They are available for the full year in Adobe pdf format.
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Starting Out

New to sea angling? Then this instructional channel is the one for you. Starting from the basics with rods and reels Planet Sea Fishing ease you into the sport.
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PSF hosts over 7000 schematics and manual for reels, outboard motors and marine electronics. Head over here to download the pdf to suit your needs.
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Information about common saltwater species including identification, habitat, bait and tackle methods.


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Detailed rig drawings and how to tie them.

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