The rig that caught the 32lb Common – 12 September 2020

By Hooked Gear Jason After going fishing for 4 nights on the Farm Lake on Alban’s lakes testing some of the products on our site, I was lucky enough to see a UK 32lb Common on the bank, I was buzzing as not only was it my UK PB, but Commons are my favourite too. I decided that I would do a blog post to share the rig that I used to land this beast. Here’s everything you’ll need; Hooked Gear Stealth Curve Shank Hooks Crafty Catcher Spicy Krill & Garlic Boilies N-Trap Coated braid ESP Rig Aligners Gardner Scissors…

Carp a Chuck – 22 August 2020

Guest blog By Bailey Payne I headed out to my club lakes this weekend, with the aim of doing some Carp bashing. He has a diverse set of lakes all offering something different. And provides plenty of fun. Today I was on using a Guru method feeder with a sonubaits exploding fishmeal groundbait and crushed Bio Baits boilles in too. A mix of flavours, Garlic & Cheese, Krill and Limino 1. It didn’t take long for the tip to start smashing round, the Carp on this lake bite with such an anger it’s incredible! After a bit of a fight I…

Reservoir Diaries Part 1 – 19 August 2020

Guest Blog By Joe Chappel Rochford Reservoir is a venue I have fished a lot this year and a place I’m going to be putting some good time into over the course of the year, so it’s likely there will be more reservoir diaries to come.  It’s a day ticket lake, however they do offer a set number of memberships each year (I was lucky enough to secure one) and you must be a member to fish nights. The stock mainly consist of small commons. I’ve only ever caught 2 mirrors (and lost one at the net), but recently Nick, the…

Welcome to Hooked Gear – 16 August 2020

Thanks for joining us on our official launch day & birthday 16/08/2020! As fishing enthusiasts, we found there was a need to develop a brand that could provide high quality fishing gear at a reasonable price. We only sell products that have been tried and tested by ourselves and other fishermen, from hobbyists to pros. We’re really excited to finally get things moving and thank you for visiting our site, please don’t hesitate to drop us a message if you have any questions or suggestions.

Fishing Bloggers Wanted! – 16 August 2020

We’re currently looking for guest contributors to have their fishing-related articles & blog posts featured here on our website. We’re not looking for brands or businesses to advertise their products but genuine anglers with a passion for fishing, who enjoy putting together creative/helpful content for everyone to enjoy reading. If you already have a blog and would like us to share your content or are just getting started, please drop us a line on We’ll of course give you credit and if you have a social media page/personal blog, we’ll happily drop your links too. Tight Lines – HG

Back on the bank – 6 July 2020

Back out on the bank carp fishing last Sunday searching for that next UK PB! Over the years fishing has brought me more than just a past time hobby. It’s even been more for me than the excitement of getting that run after hours, sometimes days of perseverance, trying different baits, freezer or shelf life, what size hook bait, how much to bait up, what type/length of rig for each venue I visit, spod vs bait boat and about 100 other debates I’ve had with myself and others trying to improve my skills and learn as much as I can….

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