Tubertini F1 T320 boat rod
17 Dec 2017

Tubertini F1 T320 Boat Rod Reviewed

Tubertini have been at the forefront of the European boat fishing scene for many years now. Their long, multi-tip rods feature in the armoury of most of the top boat match anglers. Here Des Westmore reviews the Tubertini F1 T320.

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Bronwyn with the first Red snapper of the trip
21 Oct 2015

Return to Fishing Paradise in Mexico

Captain Rick’s charter outfit is a only a ten minute walk from the hotel and the fishing starts almost as soon as you leave the marina. Who wouldn’t want to return to this fishing paradise?

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Daiwa LW20HA reel
02 Oct 2015

The Daiwa LW20HA reel reviewed

Des Westmore recently discovered the joys of using a smaller level wind multiplier reel for his lure fishing and in particular the high speed Daiwa LW20HA which he reviews here.

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Daiwa Sealine X 30SHV
26 May 2015

Strip Down Review of the Daiwa Sealine X 30SHV

Rating a reel as the best in its class may be a difficult claim to substantiate but with a strip down review Des Westmore establishes that his customer’s claim may not be far wide of the mark with the Daiwa Sealine X 30SHV.

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Shimano Tyrnos 10 Strip Down Maintenance lever drag
23 Mar 2015

Shimano Tyrnos 10 Strip Down Maintenance

No matter what level of quality of a reel attains sooner or later some problems will occur, even with regular maintenance. Here Des Westmore strips a Shimano Tyrnos 10 to fix a couple of regular problems which crop up.

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mexico fishing trigger fish
25 Jun 2014

Trigger Fishing Fun in Mexico

For those lucky enough to still enjoy a family holiday abroad, this also becomes the vehicle to sample some fishing in foreign climes as Des Westmore relates in his Mexico holiday narrative.

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Snowbee Raptor Rods and Reels
26 Jan 2014

Snowbee Raptor Rods and Reels

Plymouth based Tackle Company Snowbee has added yet again to its already comprehensive range of spinning gear.

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Islander Spin Jig Rods spigot
27 Mar 2013

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.

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Daiwa Saltiga Z30 multiplier reel
17 Sep 2012

Daiwa Saltiga Z30 multiplier reel

Des Westmore dismantles and comments on a battle-worn Daiwa Saltiga Z30 reel created for the Japanese market but the findings largely hold for the more familiar SA20, SA30 and SA50 reels.

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Fin Nor Marquesa MA12
21 Feb 2012

Fin Nor Marquesa MA12

Fin Nor’s Marquesa MA12 with its 6.1:1 retrieve and capacity for more than 300 metres of 30lb braid is the latest classy reel to fall into the hands of tester Des Westmore. But he reveals that it’s not all peace and harmony, and you might just require ear-plugs to fish with this reel.

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