The 15th annual Tackle & Guns Trade Show saw a number of top carp companies launch their 2015 product ranges, much of which was met with critical acclaim
Fox, Shimano, Gardner, Taska, Avid, ACE, Sonik, Rod Hutchinson, Dynamite Baits, Crafty Catcher, and Reuben Heaton were just some of the headline companies showing their wares, with dozens of other companies showing products of interest to the carp market.
There were plenty of highlights including some fabulous new rods, breathtaking reels and some extremely interesting developments in the world of bivvies, all on display for the first time at the Stoneleigh Showground event, hosted by Total Carp parent company DHP. Some famous faces were seen strolling around the show and we caught up with many of them and got their opinions on some of the new gear, all of whom were enthused at the prospect of what lies in store for early 2015 and beyond.
The Total Carp team were busy on both days, checking out loads of new gear and getting some UK exclusive reviews on much of it, all of which will appear in the December issue of the magazine – on sale November 28th.
TC editor Marc Coulson had this to say: "It's brilliant to see so many new products coming to the market this year and in the first quarter of next. There were lots of highlights but several really stood out and showed some genuine innovation, which is not easy in this day and age."
Marc also let us into a little secret in the form of some awesome-looking PVA capsules, which he's currently advising on the development of, with a hopeful launch date of Spring/Summer 2015. "I can't say too much about them just yet, but they could change the way we deliver bait via PVA and could put the PVA mesh market under serious pressure. We're helping develop and launch the final product and myself and the TC team are genuinely excited at the prospect."