Snowbee’s affordable Deep Blue Charter rods are fresh additions to the excellent DB range. Priced between £54.99 and £64.99, Des Westmore was keen to get a real handle on them.
Newcomers to sea angling can be bamboozled by the vast array of rods for shore or boat fishing. In this second article for beginners we explain the uses of the various general-purpose and more specialised rods on the market.
Snowbee’s Deep Travel Boat rods go under the spotlight. Des Westmore runs the rule over these latest four-piece 12-20 and 30-50 travellers.
In the first of a series of articles written for newcomers to the sport Planet Sea Fishing explains the basics of the fishing rod.
Tackle tart Des Westmore comments on the Shimano Beastmaster BX2030 boat rod and the Torrium 16 reel, both of which have seen plenty of front line fishing action over the past 12 months. I have been an admirer of the
Abu boat rods and I go back a long way and those in excellent Suveran range have long been my weapons of choice. But despite my love for the Suverans, they fell short of perfect. My main criticism has always
Daiwa’s Kenzaki range of boat rods is one of the best selling across the UK. Des Westmore serves up his opinion on the three sectioned 12-30 model, a rod that is indeed made for braid. The Daiwa Kenzaki Braid Special
Des Westmore has watched the original Shimano Antares boat rod tame giant conger and huge porbeagle shark, and he couldn’t wait his hands on the latest Antres 20-30lb rod to sample what it could do. I had not fished with
Earlier this year Planet Sea Fishing reviewed the impressive Islander 30-35lb boat rod from Isle of Wight based UK Hooks. Now, hot on the heels of that fledgling classic come two further additions to the Islander rod range. Advance prototype
The latest boat fishing rods from the FOX stable are creating quite a stir behind the scenes. Primarily pitched at the bluewater market, globe-trotting Les McBride tested the JIG TREK and JIG TREK XT in Kenya where he concluded these