Browning Big Pit Feeders

Originally Published in Polish.


The swimfeeder’s innovative  large holes give improved bait release underwater. The special internal ribbing effectively prevents the bait from releasing during the cast. A rectangular weight holds the frame of the feeder securely. The semi-circular upper part gives great casting accuracy, and the deep-seated swivel minimises tangling.

The entire series includes 4 different models: mini, standard, large and inline. 



The mini size is ideal for early spring, autumn and winter fishing when the fish are only eating a small amount of food. The length of the basket is 2.4 cm. They are available in the following weights: 15, 20, 25, 30 and 40 g. 



The ideal size for fishing when you want to feed a medium-sized portion. Length 3 cm, diameter 2.5 cm. They are available in weights: 20, 25, 30, 40 and 50 g. 



This large model, which is great for feeding more groundbait, can also be used for pre-baiting in winter in canals or lakes, as well as in early spring and late autumn. Length 4 cm, diameter 3 cm. They come in weights of 20, 25, 30, 40, 50 and 60 g. 



The cage, which we can fish in two ways, as the name suggests, the main line goes through the center of the cage, and is held in place with a swivel. Semi-fix the swivel into the feeder to create a bolt-effect. Leave the feeder free-running by leaving the swivel outside of the feeder. Very good results are obtained when fishing with groundbait ‚Method-style‘ on commercial fisheries. 

Length 3 cm, diameter 2.5 cm. They are available in weights: 20, 25, 30 and 40 g. 


Window Feeder Classic

Originally Published in English.

An innovative feeder design that allows angler’s to drip feed maggots into their swim or if needed instantly deliver a big pay load of bait within their swim accurately and at distance. 

The two way design allows the feeder to be filled with maggots through the window before turning the sleeve to create a maggot feeder, great for buying a few bites in winter. They are also fantastic when fishing a venue full of hungry fish, such as skimmers or bream, as the feeder can be loaded up with bait, such as chopped worm and casters, through the window before a plug of groundbait is smeared over the top giving a rapid deliverance of bait.   

Great for casting long distances or into a head wind due to the end weight design, are green in colour so blend in well to a lake’s surroundings and come in three lengths 4.4cm, 5.3cm and 5.8cm ranging from 20g to 50gram.

Colin Sheppard 

Introduce your choice of feed.

A sliver of groundbait contains the main feed.

Ready to cast for a quick release.  

"Great for casting long distances."

Twist the sleeve to change from a window feeder to a maggot feeder.

The maggot feeder, great in winter when bites are hard to come by.

A nice carp caught on the feeder loaded with maggots.

Xenos Wire Pro Cast Feeder

Originally Published in French.


This stainless steel model has a thermoformed plastic coating to make it more impact resistant and gives it a longer life expectancy.

The weight at the end of the cage gives great stability, it launches easily and is very precise, thanks to its aerodynamic shape.

Loading is very easy and quick. Place one finger behind the weight and use another to push the groundbait into the open end of the cage.

The cage quickly releases the bait thanks to the wide mesh. When winding in the weight is positioned backwards creating minimal resistance in water.

Available in a wide range of weights from 30 grams to 70 grams, this is an essential feeder for stillwater fishing at range.

When targeting large fish, such as tench and bream, it is particularly effective, thanks to its dark colour, which blends in well with the bottom.

I use a simple rig without a paternoster boom, fishing the feeder straight on the line to minimise tangles.

I block my cage between float stops, the leader is between 50 and 80 cm depending on the mood of the fish.

Try using a combination of one bag of Champion’s Feeder Formula Fish and one bag of Champion’s Feeder Big Bream when fishing for big fish, such as bream and tench.

Tight Lines!

Nicolas Quenon

Try using a combination of one bag of Champion’s Feeder Formula Fish and one bag of Champion’s Feeder Big Bream when fishing for big fish, such as bream and tench.

When targeting large fish, such as tench and bream, it is particularly effective thanks to its dark colour, which makes it very discreet on the bottom.

I use a simple rig with the feeder straight on the main line and hold it in position with float stops.

Connector Bead

Originally published in English.


If there’s one small item of terminal tackle that has made a significant difference in my fishing it has to be the introduction of these Connector Beads as they have replaced the need for swivels and beads in many areas of my fishing. The rounded part, that is threaded on to the mainline replaces the need for a bead, acting as a buffer for running leads and feeders and the connector end of the bead, that pushes into this and is attached to the mainline safely secures the hook length. 

What’s brilliant about this bead is it allows me to swap a hook length in seconds, saving time and allows me to ring the changes instantly to find out exactly how the fish want the bait being presented. Previous Connector Beads I’ve used have been made of hard plastic and were really difficult to pull apart but these are made from a much softer material which can be easily pulled apart.

They are available in two sizes, medium and large, green in colour, extremely reliable and come in packs of ten.

Michael Colsino

Often it’s the small things that make a huge difference. 

Replaces the need for swivels and beads.  

Easy to pull apart and totally reliable. 

"These connectors have proven to be extremely reliable."

Sphere Ultra Strong Hooks

First Published in English.

When I need a really strong and reliable hook then my first choice is the Sphere Ultra Strong. These hooks have the same shape as the Ultra Lite version that I use for a lot of my feeder fishing for silver fish, but with a significantly heavier wire gauge for each size. This makes them suitable for big fish, either on the feeder, or on the pole too. 

I like to use them when big chub, bream and barbel are on the cards on the river Trent. The shape is perfect for feeder fishing, meaning that I miss fewer bites. I have landed some cracking Trent barbel on these hooks, proving just how strong they are. 

When the river is carrying some extra pace these hooks can also come into play when fishing a big flat float for big perch, bream and other chunky fish. In the smaller sizes they are ideal for presenting a bunch of maggots or fishing the tail of a worm. 

If you are likely to come across big fish on natural venues then this is the hook for you. The strength is second to none and they keep their points very well, making them ideal when big weights of hard-fighting fish can be expected on the pole or feeder. 

A brilliant hook that will not let you down. 

Available in size 8 to 18. 

Tom Noton

The Sphere Ultra Strong hooks come in a wide range of sizes.

This is my choice of hook when fishing with baits like lobworm tail on the river Trent.

"The ideal hook when big fish are on the cards."

Sphere Silverlite Whip System

First Published in English.

Quite a lot of the fishing that we do as Team Browning Hotrods is for silverfish on the rivers and drains of East Anglia. This was, in part, the inspiration behind the Sphere Silverlite System Whip, but through the testing and development of this brilliant pole, it has become so much more. 

The aim was to produce a pole that could handle a wide range of different tasks, without compromising on any of them. Rather than limit it to traditional whip fishing, there is so much more to modern silverfish fishing that it needed to be more versatile than this to deserve the title ‘best in class’. Available in 8m and 10m systems, the Silverlite is a super-slim pole, without compromising on strength or stiffness. Compared to a normal short pole it is a joy to fish with, being so slim  just so much more responsive it’s easy to throw around and cuts through the air cleanly, especially when you are faced with a strong cross-wind.

The top-three kits are telescopic, as you would expect, but the rest of the sections are take-apart, allowing you to fish either to hand, or with a shorter line, depending upon the conditions. The ten metre section is also parallel, allowing more sections to be added if required. 

The pole is fitted with a flick-tip as standard, which is designed to be used at its full length -ideal for smaller fish or it can be cut back to stiffen it up for bigger fish. Cut it back by about 10cm and this kit is the same length as the hollow kits.

The 8m and 10m packages also come supplied with hollow top-three’s which can be used with a short length of fine elastic, the number 1 section can be bushed as it is for elastics up to a 5 – for this we elasticity the top two sections. Remove the no.1 section and they can also be fitted with a large bush and solid elastic for ‘crunching’ bigger silvers – just elasticating the number 2 section is ideal for that but reducing the length of elastic to about 14” provides a great cushion for crunching fish to hand without having to net everything.

Big weights are possible fishing short on the right peg, often with good-stamp roach, so this pole is not your average delicate whip. The ends of the sections have a reinforcement wrap to add strength and to help avoid chipping. In addition, a further area of woven carbon reinforcement has been added about 45cm above the end of the sections 4 and upwards as this is an area that receives a lot of pressure when swinging fish. 

The 8m system comes supplied with a short reversible dolly butt Pole Protector that fits the number 7 and 8m sections and make it more comfortable when fishing to hand, whilst the 10m system also benefits from a Pole Protector that fits the 9m and 10m sections ideal for shipping up banks and through hedges when used as a short pole. These Pole Protectors also have integral EVA bungs to help prevent damage when shipping back, 

Supplied in a dedicated smart hard case, the Sphere Silverlite Whip System really does cover so many bases when fishing for silvers that I think it is a must-have for anyone that spends any amount of time fishing like this. They have been selling like hotcakes, so grab one while you can! 

Kye Jerrom

Being take-apart this whip is ideal for both long and short line tactics.

Dolly Butts come as part of the package.

The sections are reinforced in key areas to avoid damage.

"The Silverlite Whip is incredibly slim even at 10m."

Both hollow and solid tips are supplied in the kits.

The 10m Silverlite System Whip comes supplied in this dedicated protective carryall.

Black Magic S-Line 8 Kit Roost

Originally Published in English.

Keeping your spare rods and top kits safe on the bank is especially important if you fish canals and other venues that see a lot of ‘traffic’, whether that be walkers, cyclists or boaters. Throw in windy weather and this can be a recipe for disaster if you are not organised. 

The Black Magic S-Line 8 Kit Roost is perfect for storing all of the set-ups that I need on the canal, without being so wide that it interferes with passers by on narrow towpaths. In fact, the 70cm width is ideal for all but the narrowest canal banks. 

The four adjustable legs also mean that it can cope with steeply sloping banks, with the pointed ends enabling me to anchor the roost securely. I can also hang my net bag from the central hook to really hold it down should the wind be a problem. 

Rather than round cut-aways in the foam, the L-shaped design of the kit holders is a lot more secure, just try and face them away from the wind and there is very little chance of even a light top kit from being blow around. 

I like these roots so much that I often use two of them to hold my spare kits and rods. The design is excellent, they fold up quite small and weigh very little, making them ideal for all anglers, but especially on canals and river banks. 

Tight lines! 

Dave Ward

I use this roost to hold both top kits and rods securely.

Position the roost to the side so that everything is to hand.

The extending legs are great for uneven banks.

"The shaped foam holds kits really securely."

Mini Pole Cups

Originally Published in English.


These Mini Cups suit my winter canal fishing perfectly as they are light weight, easy to use and are brilliant when I only want to feed a few chopped worm and casters, maggots or a small ball of liquidised bread. Each cup has wide rear slots allowing them to be effortlessly slipped onto large diameter tip sections. They also come with removable caps which eliminates any spillage when shipping out to maximum distance. Every second counts in a match and these cups are so light and small they can be left on whilst fishing allowing the swim fed on a little and often basis without having to reach for a cupping kit.


Available in three sizes, small and medium (sold as a pair) and large (sold singly).

Jamie Burt

The precision slots won’t damage top kits.

Fit the cap to eliminate spills.

Cap removed for feeding down the edge. 

"The small size means these cups can be left in place."

Different sizes for different applications.

The caps can be removed to adjust the amount and speed that feed is released.

CK Competition Nets

First Published in English.

Landing nets have a tough life, and finding one that does everything that you ask of it can be tricky. For my river fishing I use the medium CK Competition Net from Browning, as it is pretty close to perfection for my style of fishing. 

The Metal frame is really strong and the mesh is double thickness around it, making it really long lasting and not easily damaged. The frame is fixed really securely into the nylon spreader block, ensuring that there are no weak points that will let you down. 

The mesh itself is a nice, soft 8mm design that is ideal for use in rivers. It seems to catch the flow less than many other nets and is very easy to push through the water, especially useful when netting chub, which have a habit of avoiding the net. 

The net is just the right depth to handle a decent fish, whilst being just right so that I can hold it between my knees when unhooking a fish. There are three styles available. The smaller version is ideal for silverfish venues, the larger one for bigger chub and bream, whilst the hair rigger stops those annoying hair breakages that you can often get when using a wider mesh. 

A great range of nets, at a great price. 

The CK Competition Net is available in three styles:

Small – 45cm wide with 8mm mesh

Medium – 50cm wide with 8mm mesh

Hair Rigger – 50cm wide with 2mm mesh

Tom Noton

The size of these nets is just right.

I really like the combination of mesh sizes.

These nets are ideal for silverfish, but are strong enough to handle carp and barbel too.

"The depth of these nets is just right"

Sphere MgTi Reel

Originally published in English.


Having heard numerous glowing reviews on the Sphere MgTi reels I just had to see what I was missing out on and from the very first time I picked the reel up I just knew it would suit all my angling requirements. The first thing I noticed was it really did look the business and the attention to detail is amazing from the carbon weave cosmetics on the body to the blue highlights. 

Looks are one thing but construction and performance is another as rarely will you find all three in a reel but this reel looks like it has tem all, as it’s constructed from some of the finest materials available, ones that will last the test of time. 

Without getting too technical it has a ultra-light magnesium housing, carbon rota and drag discs, titanium-nitride-coated line roller with an anti-twist system, stainless steel main shaft, duraluminium spool to name just a few materials used in its construction so whoever created this reel certainly looked at a reels weak points and made sure that this one wouldn’t disappoint. 

We all have features we like and one of mine is that the reels stem isn’t too long, allowing trapping of the line on the spool with your finger when casting, or just as importantly, letting line out gradually when trotting a river. A reliable and mono friendly line clip is also very important to me and I’ve tested this one repeatedly and it’s outstanding as is the switch to adjust the silky smooth drag which is easy to find and adjust at the front.   

Another area I noticed straight away was the rapid line retrieve and the superb line lay on the spool which takes 110m of 0.20mm line. Although constructed to the highest quality this reel is ultra light weighing just 338g and the slimline handle and thin bail arm creates one of the most balanced reels I’ve ever used.   

Boosting numerous other top notch features such as 9 ball bearings, a gear ratio of 4.6:1, two-speed oscillation system, indestructible titanium axle, titanium coated line guard for optimal line protection and durability plus a spare spool with a special anti-slip-core for braids, the list simply goes on!

This is a fantastic float and feeder reel which I know I’m going to get years of satisfaction from.   


Available in four sizes to cover every application in modern coarse fishing.

Paul Hyde

Optimal balance makes casting a dream. 

Outstanding line protection line clip.

Easy to adjust front drag. 

"The line lay is superb."

Easy to reach spool, great for those with short fingers.

Made from the finest materials.

Simply, ‘Out of this World’!