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The Ferrari Macnab Offers The New FF The Chance to Earn its Stripes

December 5, 2012 – 12:41 pm

A new Ferrari always sparks much debate in the piston loving fraternity and the FF is no different. However, a recent challenge undertaken by a field sports television channel has put the new model through its paces in a unique way.

The Ferrari Macnab

For those that aren’t aware, a Macnab involves the shooting of a red stag, a brace of grouse and catching a salmon all in the space of 24 hours. But to make things more interesting due to the aid of a sports car with a top speed of 208mph, the team decided to stalk their stag in Cornwall, shoot their grouse in Yorkshire and then head to the United Kingdom’s most northern river, Thurso, for their salmon.

Easier Said Than Done

The man tasked with the challenge of achieving this ‘Ferrari Macnab’ was leading field sports editor Dan Holtom, who saw the stag and grouse as the fun bit but was less confident about catching a fish he had no experience of whatsoever. With his first two objectives safely in the bag, he headed to the only place he could think of to help him with this arduous task.

John Norris of Penrith

Holtom called in at the most reputable fishing accessories store he could think of to get some expert advice and the very best equipment to store in his Ferrari FF.  Conceding that they were indeed “more than a shop”, he managed to pick the brains of their expert staff and acquire a top of the range rod, reel, line and fly fishing flies. Just to allay his reservations, he was told that Salmon fish do not even feed in fresh water –making them the hardest fish to catch.

The Long Road to Thurso

With all the guidance and gear he needed, Dan then started his seven and half hour journey from Penrith to Scotland. Don’t forget of course, that when or indeed if he manages to achieve his Ferrari Macnab, it will be a 750 mile journey back home.

To find out how he got on with all aspects of the challenge, there is a great video on the Field Sports Channel website. This shows the great Ferrari FF in all its glory, all the hunting action and some interesting fishing advice.


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Carp Fishing Tackle – An Overview

June 18, 2011 – 11:49 pm

Carp fishing is by far the most famous type of fishing sport there is. Most fishermen or fish enthusiasts would even go for fishing a carp as a form of hobby or a competitive sport. This has been widely popularized in Europe as well as in North America. With carp fishing gaining much of its popularity, it has brought about the merging demand of quality and affordable carp fishing tackle.

But before anything else let us discuss first what is carp and fishing tackle.

Carp is a freshwater fish specie which is under the family of Cyprinidae. This kind of fish can be found and a native of Asia and Europe. There has been a different mixture, breed and color of carp as it is being introduced to various places in the world.

Carp Fishing Tackle:
Carp Fishing Tackle

Fishing tackle is the genus or general name for equipment used for fishing. It can be either a gear or equipment which include but not limited to the following: lines, baits, floats, hooks, lures, reels, spears, baits, waders, gaffs, tackle boxes, nets, etc.

The gear that is attached right at the very end of the fishing line is known as a terminal tackle. To be more precise, fishing tackle is a term used to refer for any equipment that is needed in order to fish.

Now, let’s go towards the term carp fishing tackle. This is a term used to a collective items that serve as a fishing equipment in order to catch the famous fish – carp. Carp fishing has been widely known as a sport. With this, it is but a reality that fishing tackle used to catch carp is priced at a relatively high price. This is why fishermen who are into catching carp are very meticulous as to choosing the right tackle.

When choosing carp fishing tackle, it is very important to keep to oneself a list of the different items to buy. In this way, it would be much easier to look for one item at a time. Next stop will be coming up with a budget for the entire shopping spree for fishing tackle. Lastly, always look for bargains, discounts or sale online and even sneak in at a local store for cheap fishing gear. This will stretch the budget even more.

Carp fishing can be done in various waters. It can be done in rivers which to some can be a bit challenging to fish. However, the end result itself is rewarding. Having the right fishing tackle and determination to catch a fish are the key to catch the notorious fish – carp.

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Best boat accessories

March 11, 2011 – 11:43 am

Everyone wants their boat to look amazing and full of all good features and accessories. The boat parts are made available for such people and can be purchased from a good store or from reputed websites offering such boat related parts to the people. The boat supplies that are needed in the boat may vary from person to person. I got the best boat accessories for my boat including the boarding ladders and the life jackets. Life jackets are one of the most essential boat accessories that are required for all the boats and everyone should have a good supply of the life jackets in their boat.

boat accessories
 boat accessories

Other boat parts ordered by many people just as I ordered for mine include the pedestals, steering of the boat, fuel tank for the boat and further such parts related to all these. I even ordered for the audio accessories for my boat like marine stereo and many people these days are placing such audio related accessories for their boat. Water sports can also be ordered for the boat which will make the journey on the boat more interesting for the people. All these extra add on and features will make the boat fully equipped with some of the best parts.


Best buy boat carpets

March 11, 2011 – 11:38 am

Carpets used in boats come in a unique format and have been designed in such a way that besides making the boat’s look attractive they add on to it with features like prevention from water seepage. I got a recent package including these boat carpets which had such amazing qualities and were even resistant to getting faded away with light. Many times the people have been complaining of their boat carpeting faults like fading of these carpets and water passing through them. The latest technology of marine carpeting involves a special rubber made material which does not have any such problems associated with it.

boat carpets
boat carpets

They are the ones used extensively and a lot of people have been ordering them for their boats. The delivery can be made through shipping in a short time span and I booked mine on the internet. The payment was also done over the web and I mentioned all my needs for the boat for which I needed good quality boat carpets. Factors like size, color, design and pattern all were mentioned by me before making the deal final and in the end I was delivered what I was promised.


Proper tackle storage in the winter pays off

March 3, 2011 – 8:04 pm

How many times have you taken out your tackle after a winter’s hibernation and regretted that you did not take the time to properly clean and store your tackle?

Bent rods, frayed line, and rough gears are symptoms of improper tackle maintenance and storage during the off season. Smart anglers know the true meaning of “a stitch in time saves nine.”

Walleye fishing:
walleye fishing

Often, gear is thrown in a basement corner or shelf in the garage and abandoned after that final fishing trip. When the fisherman is ready for great spring fishing, his gear isn’t. Read the rest of this entry »

Still Waters Win Big

February 25, 2011 – 8:01 pm

Tommy Biffle exemplifies the new breed of fishermen on the pro fishing circuit. He is not afraid to try new techniques and equipment and takes a scientific approach to his trade.

“There are so many good fishermen out on the fishing trail that if a pro doesn’t keep up to date on the new techniques and trends, he usually doesn’t end up in the winner’s circle,” said Biffle, a member of the Du Pont Pro Fishing Team. “It is so competitive that one or two fish mean the difference between a respectable paycheck and no paycheck at all.”

Devils River fishing:
Devils River fishing

The Wagoner, Okla. native is working his way up through the regional tournament route to prepare himself for the pro circuit. In 1988, Biffle won ten tournaments on regional fishing circuits in the Midwest and three victories in April alone. In all, the 31-year-old pro has won more than 30 tournaments, mainly flipping and pitching jigs in heavy cover. Read the rest of this entry »

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Zenanko Applies Youthful Knowledge To Catch Fish

February 20, 2011 – 7:58 pm

As a young boy living and fishing along the banks of the Mississippi River in Minnesota, Tom Zenanko was never too particular about what he caught. River fishermen never are. This avid angler spent many hours dreaming about someday being able to fish for a living.

Knowledge To Catch Fish:
Knowledge To Catch Fish

“I have never regretted all the time I spent catching fish as a boy, not even carp,” said Zenanko, a member of the Du Pont Pro Fishing Team. “It has helped me through my career. I learned from all the fish I caught. That is why I like to consider myself a well-rounded angler.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Lake Guerrero, Mexico

February 15, 2011 – 7:52 pm

he Trophy “Bass Capital of the World” can be found 150 miles south of Brownsville, Texas. Best chances for trophy Bass, (8 Ibs to 13 Ibs), are in the months of January through March. Secondarily, October and November are great get-away months with good trophy potential and great weather.
The new moon phase is a consideration in trophy hunting for scheduling purposes, so plan accordingly if possible. Full moon phases can work in your favor as long as cloudy conditions or rain prevail. There is no bad time to Bass fish, but some times are better than others, i.e., moon phases. Early morning, prior to sun-up is a critical period in the day’s fishing plan and then again mid to late afternoon.

Lake Guerrero, Mexico:
Lake Guerrero, Mexico

There are several camps and resorts on the lake and all require a 15 to 25 minute drive to the boat launch, except one. Read the rest of this entry »

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San Jose, Costa Rica

February 10, 2011 – 7:50 pm

You say you want to catch the infamous Silver King Tarpon? You say you want to see the majestic aerobics of world class Tarpon? Then book’ em Dan-O to Costa Rica – the headquarters of the “King” of all game fish!

San Jose, Costa Rica:
San Jose, Costa Rica

The only season which is considered off is mid November through December and even then, fishing is not off, but the weather is – rain and more rain! January through June are your primary months with September through mid November as secondary months. Temperatures average near 85 degrees year round, but seldom go higher. Another bonus in being tucked away in this jungle wilderness is the absence of mosquitoes. Though repellent is recommended, it is seldom needed. Read the rest of this entry »

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Reindeer Lake, Saskatchewan

February 5, 2011 – 7:37 pm

The best months for fishing are the three months the lake remains ice free; June through August. North Seal River provides the best quality and quantity of trophy Northern Pike seen anywhere. As a bonus, it is one of the few Canadian frontier lakes that offers four species of fish to pursue; Pike, Walleye, Lake Trout and Arctic Grayling. North Seal River is approximately 300 miles long and being geographically as far northwest as it is, the water temperature remains cold for extended periods.

Reindeer Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada:
Reindeer Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada

Thusly, fishing on the northern reaches of the lake would be most advisable and for this reason, we recommend “Gangler’s North Seal River Lodge”. It lies on the northern third of North Seal River, thus eliminating lengthy boat rides from their southern counterparts. Their camp boasts of the best food in Canada, the roomiest and fastest boats and the best accommodations in the outdoors. Read the rest of this entry »

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