Angling Active Video Review: SIMMS Headwaters Large Sling Pack

We think this dark horse of a pack breaks the mould for comfort whilst out on the water.

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Click the image to watch the video.

A re-invented sling pack with features that are a pleasure to discover as you wear and use it. Store everything on your back but theres no need to struggle, when you need something it just slips around your body to reveal every pocket in front of you.

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If you own the SIMMS Headwaters Large Sling Pack, why not share your opinion on this product with anglers for your chance to win a £50 voucher each month! Click here!

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Angling Active Video Review: Shimano Rarenium Ci4+ FB Spinning Reel

Lean, Strong and Smooth! No this is not a review on my wife’s wish-list of me. We now have the new 2014-15 Rarenium Ci4+ FB spinning reel in stock.

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Click the image to play the video.

We think this front drag, EFTTEX 2014-2015 ‘Fixed Spool’ winning spinning reel from Shimano, is at the forefront of mechanical technology. Exclusive composite build in the body and the “Magnumlite Ci4+” rotor means no loss of strength but the weight is slashed and performance enhanced with a smoother and more sensitive feel.

Usually when we see so many features in a spec list we think they might be gimmicks, but the Rarenium Ci4+ FB ain’t gimmicky!

Rarenium Ci4+ FB is an incredible reel coming in 1000, 2500 and 4000 sizes. Available from Angling Active.

If you own the Rarenium Ci4+ FB reel, why not share your opinion on this product with anglers for your chance to win a £50 voucher each month! Click here!

“Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.” ― Roger Crawford

HD Salmon Jumping

HD Salmon Jumping – Click image to watch.

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Atlantic Salmon sometimes brave more than could be imaginable, is the similarity between their hurdles and our problems as people comparable? Maybe the biggest difference is that we create most of our own problems, salmon don’t, they have to deal with our greed and naivety.

This Autumn we took the camera for a walk to a local set of falls and it was a relief to see these incredible creatures against all the odds of a bleak 2014 season with no water and very few fish being seen. Take a moment to appreciate what these fish have had to go through to get to these falls, and now what seems impossible, could be impossible … Is defeat optional?Click Here to watch:


An eye opener from the salmon farming industry.

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Click the image to read the article from the Vancouver Observer.

KUTERRA Land Raised Atlantic salmon has received the highest ranking issued by the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program.”

What’s good to know is that there is now a potentially arguable and carefully considered means to farm Atlantic Salmon without the devastating effects of ocean based open net farms. As far as we are aware there is no mention of replacing ocean farms yet, but now that the consumers creating global demand for Atlantic Salmon have a choice to buy this more sustainable and environmentally conscious product over ocean farmed salmon, will demand shift to this? Will Scotland consider this instead on intensifying ocean farms further?

I hope so!

We are keen to hear your opinions on this and if you have further information please share it with us. Please read the short article by the Vancouver Observer dated 27th October 2014.

To make comments, please follow this link to the thread we have made on the Salmon Fishing Forum: