Shimano Vanquish

New Vanquish ‘pinnacle’ of finesse fishing reels It’s a big day for Shimano fans as the revered reel manufacturer launches the new Vanquish, proclaimed “the pinnacle of finesse fishing reels.” The Vanquish – the flagship in the Magnumlite series – is described by Shimano as “beyond lightness’, with a company spokesperson saying: “This is the […]

Why they call it the Penn Authority

Angler’s Choice award winner was three years in the making Pure Fishing’s PENN Authority is one of the hottest products to hit the fishing tackle market in the last 12 months and has got an enthusiastic thumbs up from both the trade and anglers alike. It was first introduced at ICAST in Florida – the […]

Daiwa Silvercast

Revamped reel offers modern look and enhanced performance Daiwa has revamped its popular Silvercast spincast reels with a crisp, modern look and better overall performance, while maintaining the simplicity and ease of push-button casting. It is an excellent choice for beginners or intermediate anglers who are learning to cast or those who like to use […]

Redington STRIKE

New rod has Euro nymphing techniques covered US rod brand Redington has introduced the STRIKE to give anglers an advantage while Euro nymphing, one of the most effective ways of catching trout in streams. It boasts a new and focused model line-up that covers the most popular lengths and weights for this style of fishing. […]

Mustad Arm Lock Spinnerbait

Hook integrity ensures big fish are landed If you are tired of losing your catch because of weak, low-quality spinnerbaits, it’s time to switch to the Arm Lock Spinnerbait, says Mustad. This new advanced lure features an enforced arm that keeps the hook strong and steady, ensuring hook integrity and a better chance of landing […]

Kistler Chromium

They took what might fail in a reel and ‘fixed it‘ Released In January by US brand Kistler is the new Chromium reel, a product that has been built to last and deliver real on-the-water performance fishing. The company says that it has taken what might fail or under-perform in a reel and fixed it. […]

Gamakatsu 9-inch Pliers

Bidding goodbye to awkward angles Iconic Japanese terminal tackle brand Gamakatsu has bid goodbye to awkward angles and hello to an ergonomic pair of pliers. It has added a 45-degree angle on its new nine-inch version to provide a comfortable position for all types of tasks. Like all pliers from Gamakatsu, they are made of […]

Berkley and Abu Garcia combine to offer Advent Calendar Anglers proved they were full of the holiday spirit when they voted in December for the Abu Garcia and Berkley advent calendar and made it top of their list in the Apparel & General category at the EFTTEX Angler’s Choice awards. The first ever fishing advent […]

Authority is the new PENN standard – and anglers love it! Focusing on best-in-class smoothness and sealing, the PENN Authority has been recognised as the best saltwater product launched onto the European market in 2022. That’s because it has been voted top of its category in the first-ever Angler’s Choice awards, launched at the end […]

American Tackle’s SRG – now anglers get it! Multi award-winning brand American Tackle has been a popular fixture at tackle trade shows across the globe and has a record for delivering innovative rod components. But thanks to a huge win for its Shrink Ready Grip in the first-ever Angler’s Choice Awards, it’s clear that anglers […]

New Snowbee Prestige G-XS Saltwater rods are sensational! Not only sensational, but also vote-winning amongst Europe’s most knowledgeable anglers. That’s because the Snowbee Prestige G-XS have been voted the best fly fishing product of 2022 in the first-ever Angler’s Choice Awards held by EFTTEX, the No.1 tackle trade show in Europe. EFTTEX short-listed all the […]

‘Game changing’ Aero Technium MgS is an Angler’s Choice winner! It casts far, it casts accurately, weighs less than a can of beans and has the power to stop a bolting carp. And if the views of anglers across Europe are accurate about the new Aero Technium MgS, it is a true game changer among fishing […]

Stella FK reaches new heights of excellence When Shimano said it had reached new heights of excellence with its ‘ultimate’ spinning reel – the Stella FK – we believed it. And now anglers across the world have confirmed that claim by voting the FK their No.1 spinning or baitcasting product of 2022. Yes, Shimano can […]

Vote now in the 2022 Anglers’ Choice Awards Tacklestream has partnered with the EFTTEX trade show to find Europe’s top tackle of 2022 – voted for by anglers. Help us by choosing your favourite tackle from the EFTTEX shortlist and we will reward you by entering you into our prize draw in January. Top prize […]

Recognition for first line made entirely from recycled material Tacklestream and Angling International first became aware of Sufix Recycline 12 months ago when the owner of the Sufix brand, Rapala, told our editors about a ‘remarkable step’ in eco-tackle – the world’s first line made entirely of recycled material. This development of this groundbreaking 100% […]

X9-7 delivers yet another win for pliers specialist Inspired by the sleek lines of the marlin, the latest award-winner from specialist pliers maker Frichy is typical of the company’s eye-catching designs. You may not know the name because Frichy is a Chinese manufacturer that makes products for Western brands, but you’ve no doubt seen its […]

Sufix 91 G-Core delivers ultra-reliable performance The Sufix 91 G-Core continues Sufix’s range of braided lines with ultra-reliable performance when casting and fighting the fish. With an abrasion-resistant GORE® Performance Fibre in the core and eight precision-braided UHMPE fibres surrounding it, the 91 G-Core’s nine-carrier construction results in low stretch, better knot tying and stronger […]

Rapala Tackle Tray protects in the most demanding conditions The Rapala Tackle Tray is designed for keeping your tackle protected and in perfect order, boasting a heavy-duty construction and smart design. It features rigid, customisable dividers for accommodating various-sized baits and accessories, while the Quick Latch System allows opening and closing the tray with an […]

Rapala Precision sunglasses give anglers crystal clear view The polarised lenses of the Rapala Precision sunglasses block 100 % of UVA and UVB rays while enhancing contrast and colours – giving anglers a crystal-clear view of what lies beneath the surface. Like many of its baits, each pair of Rapala Elite sunglasses is hand-made and […]

Only the best for VMC’s Kaptain 6X Vanadium® Wire, Technical Locking Curve shape, Coastal PTFE coating and Easy Eye technology – only the best for the Kaptain® 6X! It was tested and approved in Madagascar and Australia while fishing for the most powerful fish on the planet –GT, dogtooth tuna and groupers. The Technical Locking […]