Wayne Thomas uses the recent bad weather window to sit down by the fireside with a glass of malt and reviews Mike Thrussell's new book, Addicted to Angling.
Welcome to the Sea Anglers Gear Guide. The Gear Guide is the section of the website that we house all of our product showcases and reviews of sea fishing tackle.
Product Showcases – Product Showcases are not reviews, they are previews or extensive articles about a particular product of sea fishing tackle. These are designed to give you as much information about the workings of the products and how the product was designed, developed and manufactured without going into a full review. Showcases are guides that help you find out a bit more information about a product than you might be able to find elsewhere online or from the manufacturer directly. Some Showcase products will go on to be full reviews.
Product Reviews – These are our extensive product reviews of sea fishing tackle. Products we have taken out to fish with over time. We’ll give you an honest appraisal of each product based on our usages over that time. For those of you expecting “full throat, scathing reviews” you’ll need to find another website to read, we’ll only be reviewing product we think worthy of these pages. If product doesn’t come up to scratch, we won’t be wasting our time writing the review or your time in reading it.
We review the Lowrance Elite Series of Chart Plotters and Fish Finders focusing on the Elite-4 and Elite-9, two brand new models in the range that pack a big punch for the small boat and kayak angler.
As a big fan of light tackle rods, Mike Thrussell Jnr investigates the Shakespeare Agility Tipster – an all round light boat and shore fishing rod.
Mike Thrussell Jnr takes a look at the Shakespeare Salt Rod Rest, a stable platform for securing your fishing rods in the worst of weathers.
We take the Abu Garcia 7500 Elite for a road test to see if this new incarnation of a classic Abu Garcia reel lives up to its enviable reputation.
Mike Thrussell Jnr battles the gales and rain to fish a mark he hasn’t fished since he was a kid to try out the Grauvell Teklon Royal 802 lure fishing rod.
Mike Thrussell Jnr takes a sneak peak at Navico's GoFree digital marine ecosystem and the GoFree Shop, bringing chart downloads and updates direct to your unit.
WSF takes a look at a brand new, comprehensive Fish ID guide written by Dr Peter Henderson
Mike Thrussell Jnr takes a look at the Lowrance Outboard Pilot, an outboard autopilot system that works with the HDS Gen2 and Gen3, as well as taking a look at the "Virtual Anchoring" system that enables you to anchor your small boat...without an anchor, chain or rope!
Mike Thrussell Jnr heads to Florida for an exclusive first look at the brand new Lowrance HDS Gen3 chart plotter and sounder, a unit that packs a big punch for any small boat angler.
Mike Thrussell Jnr takes a look at product designed to secure your multiplier to your rod butt better, the Coaster Companion.
When it comes to protecting your gear and setting up a base a beach shelter is a must, we take a look at the Shakespeare Salt Beach Shelter.