If you don't wish to spend your entire fishing trip standing still and holding your rod, we offer a variety of preconstructed fishing rod supports including banksticks and buzz bars so you can customise for your unique requirements of Predator angling. The right rod support system can help with success in your predator fishing and we, here at Angling Direct are proud to offer a comprehensive selection of rod supports on the UK market. There are many options from single sticks, buzz bars and tripods to fit your fishing from many brands such as Cygnet, JAG and Chub.
Banksticks are ideal for when you’re trying to fish close off the bank or to spread your rods over the bank, whereas with a rod pod setup, you’re restricted to targeting one set area. With single stick bank sticks, you can achieve the precise angle you want your rod at, although a parallel setup may be a little tricky.
Unlike rod pods, you push or screw your bank stick directly into the bank terrain, leaving no room for movement in high winds or after an aggressive take. The downside is when you’re confronted with a wooden or concrete platform to fish from it is impossible to push your bank stick through so check out the venue prior to packing your bank sticks.
Bank sticks come in a variety of lengths and can be as short as 6 inches or as tall as 34 inches. The height you choose will depend on how far off the ground you like your rods and reels to be and the compatibility with your chosen rod rest heads. Many bank sticks will offer adjustable extensions, so you’re able to decide on the height of your rods based on the situation on the bank.
Buzz bars allow you fish with a goal post setup, quickly and easily. By screwing your buzz bars into your bank stick you can transform a six-stick setup into a two-stick setup, whilst still fishing with three rods thanks to the three threads for screwing in your rod rests. You’ll need to invest in two buzz bars, one for the front and one for the rear of your setup and sizing depends on how far apart you want your rods.
Buzz bars significantly reduces the weight of your rod support system. Rather than carrying six bank sticks down to the water, with buzz bars you only need two bank sticks and two buzz bars, so even a stainless-steel bank sticks and buzz bars are lighter.
Used in conjunction with the setup of pike bite alarms, Snag Ears perform similarly to rod rests to prevent your rod from jumping out of your support system when you get an aggressive take.
You will always need a rod rest as these come in the form of cups, grips, or rests to provide a safe place for your rod. You’ll want two rod rests for each setup, one for the butt end of your rod and one for the mid-to-tip section of your rod. Rod rests tend to be plastic, for a gentler grasp of the rod reducing the risk of damage.
If you’re looking for the tools to ensure that your world-class rods are going to suspend your expert rig at the perfect depth then you need to look no further than our collection of rod support systems.