Fishing Tackle Review – The RidgeMonkey Bivvy Light


The RidgeMonkey duo bivvy-lite

The RidgeMonkey duo bivvy-lite.

I have had my RidgeMonkey bivvy lite Duo for over 5 months and used it most nights when out fishing. I don’t use it to read by or keep it on for hours, just to bait up and do a spot of cooking.

This clever bit of kit has two light settings. I tend to use the brightest setting, not the red, as I am not sure about that one yet. I have been fishing at least one night a week, if not more and used this light most nights.

There are two light settings.

There are two light settings.

The battery power has proved to be wonderful – I have still yet to charge it up! This is just brilliant and the fact that it would be quite a simple process, as I carry a power pack for my phone. So when I finally have to charge up the light, I will be able to do it on the bank.

Attach anywhere you wish using a magnetic strip.

Attach anywhere you wish using a magnetic strip.

It has a  handy magnetic strip you can attach it to your bivvy or brolly

There are two cords either end which enable you to hang it from brolly spokes or a magnet hook.

I have attached a clip to mine which makes it a bit easier for me to attach.
This allows me to clip it on quick over the brolly spoke and I can just slide it up and down depending on where I need the light to be under the brolly.

I have also found a use for those old pva tubes! A perfect place to store the bivvy Light when not in use.

This is a great bit of kit and I believe I have finally found a bivvy light that is simply perfect for the job. Full credit to RidgeMonkey for doing a great job here – carp anglers have been waiting for something as good as this for a long time!

Regards Richard.

Kayak Fishing – By Chris Ogborne

Kayak fishing is one of the fastest growing branches of the sport. Here angling expert Chris Ogborne gives us a unique insight, along with details of a brilliant offer to help you get started.

Kayak fishing is great fun

Kayak fishing is great fun!

Fishing is all about fun, we know that. Its rewarding, relaxing, and a therapy. It’s about excitement as well, and occasionally when it all goes right it can be downright exhilarating. On rare occasions it can also be a true adventure, and that’s the essence of kayak fishing – the very heart and soul of this amazing branch of our sport is ‘adventure’.

I’ve been kayak fishing around the UK shoreline for more than thirty years now and because my home base is in the far south west it’s inevitable that most of my trips are focussed on the stunning coast of Devon and Cornwall. The fishing’s great, the scenery even better, and for most of the time we get better weather than anywhere else in England. All of which makes for ideal kayak conditions.

It’s hard to fully explain the appeal without indulging in too many superlatives. For me it’s more fun than any other branch of fishing, more involving and occasionally more demanding. I suppose the very crux of the matter is that you’re down there at water surface level, right in the aquatic environment, and almost at eye level with your quarry. There’s no noisy outboard motor to disturb the peace or the fish, no pollution, and no real intrusion into the natural world. It’s just the slow rhythm of the paddle, the gentle sluice of water under the hull, and the genuine feel that you’re doing the ‘hunter – gatherer’ bit in the 21st century.

If all that sounds a bit poetic just believe me when I say that it’s only half the story. Once you get into kayak fishing you’ll see what I mean. It’s relaxing, it’s healthy and it’s arguably one of the ultimate challenges left in our sport.

kayak 1To further explain the appeal, let me show you briefly how easy it is to get started:

Choose the right Kayak It goes without saying that the boat is the most important factor, so choose one that’s designed for the purpose. There are literally hundreds of kayaks out there, but when you start to look at fishing kayaks the list gets shorter. Basically it’s all about three things:

Stability: You need to be confident and secure when you’re fishing
Speed: You don’t want to take forever to get to your chosen spot, and
Tracking: You don’t want a kayak that swings all over the place every time you take a stroke with the paddle

With this in mind you can discount any kayak under ten feet in length when it comes to fishing, as it just wont work. Ideal length is between 10 and 15 feet, depending on your build, fitness levels, and where you’re going to fish. For rivers, inland waters and estuaries then a smaller boat is fine, but if you’re going to sea then a more substantial craft is called for.

Choose the right accessories: This is a bit like ordering a BMW from a main dealer – it’s much too easy to tick all the option boxes! The truth is that you can fish very effectively with a minimum of accessories, but there are a few that are vital. These include:

Carbon paddle: These are SO much lighter and easier to use
Buoyancy aid: or life jacket – an absolute essential
Rod holders: You simply can’t go fishing without at least two, preferably three
Decent seat: This will seem like a VERY good investment after a full day afloat!

You can add the rest depending on your budget and your fishing, but as long as you’ve got these essentials sorted you’ll have a good (and safe) day out.

Get some training: As in any branch of fishing, it pays to seek help when you’re getting started. There are loads of BCU (British Canoe Union) trained experts all over the country and an hour with a good trainer will save you days of experimentation and mistakes
Another great tip is to start off fishing in calm and shallow waters – far better to make any early mistakes here than out at sea.

Sort the right gear: Airflo make some great kit for kayak fishing and I always like to cover as many bases as possible when I’m out for a day. The Elite kit 9 foot 5 weight is a great all rounder for fly, but I also like to have spin and drop shot options as well for saltwater fishing – the TF Gear Blue Strike fishing rods and reels are perfect for both. With these brilliant all-round rods you can also troll if you like – they really are great tools with multiple options.

I would also advise a decent bag as well such as the fully waterproof Airflo Fly Dri carryall to hold tackle, a spare fleece or jacket as well as food and drink. This will sit behind the seat for ease of access and can be held in place by the bungee netting over the kayak’s storage area.

You can also add in lanyards to hold a landing net, priest, GPS or any number of extras Bungee lanyards are among those ‘almost essential’ options that you really should consider.


Channel Kayaks. October 2014. Photographer Freia Turland m:07875514528

Channel Kayaks.

For the last two years I’ve been involved with an exciting new kayak company called Channel Kayaks. Unlike most manufacturers, they sell direct to the public so they are able to offer a top quality product at a hugely competitive price.

As well as making brilliant kayaks they also specialise in what they call ‘Adventure paddles’ which is basically a series of days out around the coast where you can sample all the delights of kayaking at first hand, and under expert guidance. These days are run in conjunction with the RNLI so you’re guaranteed great water safety advice as well.

For the purposes of this blog, Channel Kayaks have also come out with a very special pre-season price for you, as follows:

PRO kayak Normally £749 but NOW £520 (Perfect all-water kayak)
BASS kayak RRP £399 NOW £265 (Great for inshore and estuary)
TANDEM kayak RRP £579 NOW £395 (Two seater)

In all cases, this price includes the kayak, the seat, the paddle AND delivery within the UK, and as such it’s an amazing deal.

Just visit their website for all the contact details, or talk to them direct as there will always be staff to answer your queries or to help with free advice.

Channel Kayaks
Or email
Phone: 01275 852736 or 07710745211

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Dave Lane’s Top 5 Winter Carp Gear Tips

Veteran UK carp angler Dave Lane has spent many a long winter on the bank, in the worst conditions possible in his full-time quest for carp. It’s not always easy, and winter can be a challenging time, even for the very best angler. Find out which carp fishing tackle essentials help Dave get through his grueling long haul winter sessions.

The proper kit, sleet in the air, a warm jacket and a big mirror

The proper kit, sleet in the air, a warm jacket and a big mirror.

1. The proper kit for the job.

The big difference between winter carp fishing in recent times, compared to yesteryear, is the level of comfort we are now able to achieve.

This is a huge bonus and a major contributing factor to the increased amounts of fish that now get caught during the months that we used to write off as being worthless.

The availability of decent thermal fishing clothing, boots, twin skinned bivvies and sleeping bags that can keep you warm regardless of the outside temperature, have made winter fishing actually enjoyable, rather than just an exercise in survival.

This leads to more time on the bank and more fish in the net.

It's essential to stay warm and dry

It’s essential to stay warm and dry

2. Illumination.

With fifteen hours of darkness per day in mid-winter it becomes essential to be able to actually see in the dark.

Just one trendy, red bulbed and dim head torch may seem very ‘carpy’ but the reality is you will find yourself in situations where that just isn’t enough.

This is not only on a comfort level, but on a safety and efficiency one as well.

I have three different types of fishing head torch and two bivvy lights, obviously not all on at once I hasten to add, but all there and charged should I need them.

Night fishing - make sure you bring muliple light sources.

Night fishing – make sure you bring multiple light sources.

If I catch a fish in the middle of the night I will take it away from the water’s edge and use a powerful head torch to ensure that the hook is removed safely, the fish retainer is fastened correctly and there are no unseen stones or brambles or other foreign objects in the sling or mat.

If I am setting up for night-time photography then I also want to be able to see what I am doing and not scrabbling about in the dark for the camera remote or adjusting the camera settings by the light of my phone.

Inside the bivvy I may need to tie a fresh rig, or just rebait the one I have, and I want a decent light level for this, even if it means putting down the door for a few minutes while I do so.

Back up torches are an essential item of kit, they are inexpensive and can save a session if the primary light fails, is dropped in the water, trodden on or just gives up the ghost.

3. A decent set of binoculars.

If you haven’t ever tried using binoculars in the dark then you have been missing out.

A front lens of 50mm will gather a huge amount of light, far more than the naked eye, perfect for confirming if that last big splash was a bird or a carp.

They are also handy on a pitch black night for picking out the far bank markers before you re-cast, just to confirm that that indistinct shadow is really the tree you thought it was, the one you are supposed to be aiming at.

4. Zig fishing kit.

I would never even consider winter angling without the ability to fish zigs if needed.

I have changed my whole mind set over the past five years, about where I think the carp are within the water table during cold weather.

I am not saying it’s the best method all of the time, because it isn’t, but I will always make sure I have the correct line, hooks and foam to give it a go.

Stuff for zigs - make sure you bring them along!

Stuff for zigs – make sure you bring them along!

5. My kindle or I Pad.

Boredom is a killer on a winter’s session, it’s all well and good when people say you should spend the whole time watching the water but, during those interminably long nights, that isn’t actually realistic and will only lead you to getting cold and miserable.

A good book will while away some of those hours of darkness and you can still hear if a fish jumps; this winter I have decided to try and write a good book rather than read them so most of my ‘downtime’ has been spent tapping away on the keyboard of my pad.

Boredom can be a killer - keep yourself entertained!

Boredom can be a killer – keep yourself entertained!

Fishing for Carp – Testing out the new TF Gear white edition reels

Fishtec sales advisor Jordon Hill visited cefn mably fishery a few days ago to try out an early Christmas gift from his misses; a pair of the stunning TF Gear force 8 White Edition tournament big pits! Torn between these and the DL blacks, it looks like Jordan made a good choice- they certainly look the part on the rods, but did they perform?

F8 White Edition reels: looking smart on the rod pod.

Teamed up with his Delta NT carp rods, and fully loaded with the new Nash NXT camo mono, as well as looking like the sharpest angler on the bank (tackle tart!), Jordon reported extra smooth casting, awesome cranking power and a balanced, totally smooth retrieve. Distance casting was achieved with complete ease, with Jordan declaring that ”the line just threw off them!”

19lb of hard fighting Cefn Mably common.

To top it off, after a day being plagued by nuisance skimmer bream, and getting a hook pull, Jordon was finally able to put the drag to test against something decent – a feisty 19lb common. ”Silky smooth, and responsive this drag is one of the best i’ve ever used”. His set up was a Korda PVA bag,  KD rig, 2 oz lead, and mainline pineapple/banana pop ups. Top angling!

The stunning TF Gear Force 8 white edition: get one on your Christmas list now!


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The New Airflo SLN Euro Nymph Line

River nymph fishing using french leaders has taken the UK and European scene apart over the past few seasons.  This method has proven to be extremely effective both for pleasure and competitive fly fishers alike. The new SLN Euro nymph line from Airflo is essentially a ground-breaker. If you have ever used a french leader then this is the natural progression – indeed it could even replace it as the nymph line of choice amongst your fly fishing tackle collection.

Airflo's new Euro nymph line in action

Airflo’s new Euro nymph line in action

This super thin specialist line is built on a non stretch core for maximum feel.  At just 0.60 mm in diameter It also features Airflo’s Super-dri coating so it floats well, repels dirt and grime, and is much more durable than PVC or mono-filament nymph lines or french leaders. The level of feel and ease of handling alone puts this light years ahead of other specialist nymph fishing products, and being a full length line it is fully competition compliant with FIPS Mouche regulations.

Ultra thin, with neat welded loops this line excels at river nymphing

Ultra thin, with neat welded loops this line excels at river nymphing.

Neat micro welded loops at each end make tippet attachment a very simple and easy process. The line is matt olive on one side, and the other end has a florescent orange tip – so you can choose the colour you want to fish, dependent on stealth requirements and light conditions.

The Airflo SLN Euro line has been extensively tested by UK river experts and for 6 months over the New Zealand summer by the guys at Manic tackle project – they succeeded in capturing some very large trout on the euro line, including the brown in the image below.

Yoshi of Manic tackle project with a South island brown captured on the SLN line.

Yoshi of Manic tackle project with a South Island brown captured using the SLN line.

This new line is exceptionally versatile – it can be fished at short range as shown in the video above, or at long range on a dead drift.  Also ideal for czech nymph fishing with a team of heavy bugs, a method particularly deadly for winter graying fishing. As well presenting nymphs both large and small you can also fish with weighted streamers – a method rapidly gaining popularity on UK rivers.


A river trout caught using the SLN Euro line

A UK river trout caught using the SLN Euro line and a streamer pattern.



Airflo Pro Priests and Marrow Spoons

Airflo accessoriesAirflo have increased their range of brightly coloured fishing accessories to include the Pro priest and marrow spoon, two invaluable tools for the fly fisher.

The Airflo Pro priest measures 10 inches long, and is shaped like a mini baseball bat. Made from alloy it has an EVA foam grip and black cord wrist lanyard. For me the most important feature of a priest is that it has enough weight to humanly despatch a trout with just a couple if strikes. This one weighs 155gr (5.5oz) and has more than enough clout to do the job efficiently. It is comfortable and easy to grip, even when your hands are wet, cold and slimy.

The matching Airflo marrow spoon weighs just 68g (2.4oz) and is beautifully tooled froma solid but lightweight alloy – there are no sharp edges and it is very tactile. The ridged handle is inset with five silicone rubber rings to help with grip.

The spoon is a full  9inches long, just the right length for the task in hand, and three inches of that holds the trout’s stomach contents so you can easily see what it has been feeding on. There is also a cord lanyard so you can attach the spoon to your wrist or a D-ring on your waistcoat or jacket.

Both the Airflo priest and marrow spoon come in three colours: Aluminium, Blue and Red. (see pictures above)

The review can be found in issue 462 of Trout Fisherman.

Airflo Switch Pro Fly Reel Review


We’re proud to announce that the Airflo Switch Pro fly reel has gained ‘Tackle Testers Choice’ by Trout Fisherman magazine! This is where the latest fishing gear is put through it’s paces by T&S’s independent tester Robbie Winram who has been fortunate enough to have tested 1000’s of items of tackle over his 30 year fly-fishing career.

This amazing new fishing reel from Airflo is the complete redesign of the ever popular Airflo Switch Superlite reel. Launched as the Switch Pro, it’s machined from barstock allow and comes in two different sizes. A 7/9 version will easily take 7wt or 8wt fly lines with over 120 yards of 20lb backing, and the 4/6 that will take a 5wt or 6 wt line with the same amount of backing.

Style  and Substance

The Switch Pro fly reel is an incredibly stylish reel. It has a ‘spoked wheel’ design reel cage featuring a black anodised finish with anodised silver alloy highlights that sets the reel off really well. The face plate has been given the same finish and has been heavily ventilated with a series of drilled holes.

There’s a good sized handle with a matching counterbalance weight on the opposite side for a lovely smooth wind. On the rear of the reel is a large scalloped drag knob that is very easy to turn in precise increments and this brings into play a very smooth disc drag.

Each reel comes with four extra spools plus one on the reel and these are made from clear impact-plastic and are a simple push-fit onto the face plate over the rubber 0-ring. There’s only one way to push them on, matching two raised lugs on the spool with the holes on the face plate. When the spool is removed the sealed drag unit is revealed.

Technical Spec

Airflo Switch Pro 7/9

Prices £129.99 | Weight 7.2oz | Spare Spool £7.99 | Width 31mm | Dia 96mm

Airflo Switch Pro 4/6

Prices £119.99 | Weight  6.6oz | Spare Spool £7.99 | Width 27mm | Dia 84mm

Airflo Swith Pro Fly Reel

Airflo Super Stik Fly Rod Review

Airflo Super Stik Fly Rod Review

Trout and Salmon magazine review – 9′ 6″ #7/8 Airflo Super Stik fly rod!

It is very hard to find anything wrong this three-piece fly rod. It offers a significant step up in ability over the less-expensive rods. It has a middle-to-tip action – perhaps a bit more tip than middle, and the looks are just superb – featuring a bright white, modern logo.

Excellent with the 7wt Rio Perception fly line, the Airflo Super Stik was very capable with the Di 5 sinking fly line, hauling nicely – perhaps the Sonik and Aleka have a little more spine for pulling fast-sinking lines but this is forgiving on timing, offering lots of feel in the hand. It picks up line easily and casts effortlessly. You can push it and cast a long way. A friendly, genuine reservoir all-rounder for both bank and boat fishing!

Trout and Salmon – Conclusion

With 20 rods in this fly rod review, it was easy to identify the many differences in action and performance. Some performed well in certain disciplines, while others showed true all-round potential with both floating and sinking fly lines.

Our favourites were the Daiwa Lexa at £235, the Hardy Jet at £379 and the Airflo Super Stik at £129.99. All available from

The Daiwa Lexa is an exceptional rod for the money and performed better than any other. It was instantly easy to cast, forgiving and just a dream to use with all lines. It was difficult to choose between the Hardy Jet and the Lexa – they were closely matched in terms of performance and action. The Jet delivered all lines with precision, felt balanced in the hand and was extremely trusting. It’s a superb all-rounderfor fishing from the bank or boat, given it’s pedegree will no doubt prove very popular among ordinary fishers and those who fish competitions.

The Airflo Super Stik is a great rod at a mere £129.99 – which is why it makes our top three placings, it’s also a whole £249 cheaper than the Jet. It is a genuine all-rounder that has such feel that is a pleasure to cast. It is great for distance casting even though it’s rated a 7/8 it was perfectly suited to the lighter floater and dry-fly fishing, or pulling teams of flies on a heavy sinker. Excellent value for money.

Click here to buy the Airflo Super Stik

Click here to buy the Airflo Super Stik

Trout Fisherman Tackle Testers Choice – Airflo Airtex Clothing

When searching for new fly fishing clothing, your search can be sometimes hindered by the copious amounts of waterproof jackets, trousers and bib and braces on the market. It always helps when you find something that has had good recommendations by trusted anglers. When you’re in the market for a new garment, you need to take into consideration it’s breathability, insulation, water repellence, durability and more importantly for some, the price.

Fortunately for us, Trout Fisherman Magazine‘s expert reviewer Robbie Winram has reviewed both the Airtex Jackets and the Bib and Brace.

Airflo Airtex Jacket & bib and brace review

Airflo Airtex Jacket & bib and brace reviewed by Robbie Winram

All the clothing in the Airtex range feature a three-layer nylon shell which is windproof, waterproof and breathable. With A loose polyester mesh lining over the main body, the sleeves of the jackets have a lined, smooth polyester fabric which ensures nothing will scag or scuff it when passing your arms through. The bib and brace is lined throughout with smooth polyester fabric.

The entire Airtex clothing range is designed around fit and comfort, as well as being 100% waterproof. The integrated hood offers great cover from the elements and unlike some hoods, doesn’t obscure your vision. The peeked front of the hood keeps water from dripping over the front and into your face. It’s also fully adjustable. The Cuffs on the jacket are secured in place with a Velcro fastener, perfectly positioned so it won’t catch on your fly line.

Airflo Airtex Jacket Review

Airflo Airtex Jacket Hood & Cuffs

What Robbie had to say about the Airtex 3/4 Jacket:

The 3/4 length jacket has a full-length single zip opening with a good rain gutter behind it and a substantial storm flap which folds over with Velcro fastenings. The built-in hood is lined with a polyester fabric which makes it very comfortable and warm. The hood’s peak, although not stiffened, offers some protection against the elements. A double toggle lock and cord adjustment around the face and a secondary fitting on the back of the head tightens everything into place and ensures the hood moves with you, so it doesn’t obscure your vision.

The sleeves are contoured and finished off with a good tab and Velcro fastening. On the front there are two chest box pockets with water resistant zips and two flat hip pockets with zips and small storm flaps. There is a large D-ring on the back and two on the front. Inside there is one simple pocket with a Velcro closure.

What Robbie had to say about the Airtex Bib and Brace:

The bib and brace have a set of adjustable elasticated webbing braces with quick release bayonet fittings and there are two nylon tabs with Velcro fasteners located each side of the chest which can be tightened for a custom fit. There are reinforced panels on the high wear areas – the seat, knees and on the inside of the ankle cuffs. An 11-inch zup opening at the ankle cuff has a gusseted panel behind it and the ankle cuffs can be tightened down with Velcro fastenings. A single water-resistant zip opening from the crotch to the top of the chest has a good baffle behind it along with a substantial rain gutter and storm flap with Velcro fastenings. Nothing’s getting through this! There are two waist box pockets with storm flaps and Velcro fasteners and a large flat zipped accessory or hand warmer pocket each side of the chest.

Airflo Airtex Wading Jacket Review

Airflo Airtex Wading Jacket

The Airtex Wading Jacket:

The wading jacket is the same design as the 3/4 style, but with the pockets pushed much higher up. A good jacket for the boat angler when worn in conjunction with a bib and brace, or alternatively worn over a pair of chest waders either in the boat or off the bank.

Robbies Verdict:

“A good set of fishing clothing at a good price – Airflo are offering any jacket and the bib and brace trousers for just £150. The large jackets that I had for review were a generous size without being baggy. Well designed hood!”

With a stamp of approval from Trout Fisherman, labelled as Tackle Testers Choice, you’d be silly not to contemplate the Airflo Airtex clothing range in your search for a new fishing jacket, bib and brace or both.