In the distance, you can see the pale winter sunlight glinting off the surface of what looks like a pristine swim, with plenty of carpy potential. You’ve got your weekend fishing kit loaded up and ready to go, offering everything you need for a comfy couple of nights watching the water and your rods.
You get out of the car, and look out over the sloping expanse of ground that lies between you and the water’s edge – and see that it’s basically a mud bath, thanks to the three days of pouring rain that have only just let up.
Fortunately, you had the foresight to buy yourself a brand new barrow, the Prestige Carp Porter MK2 Fat Boy 2018, and you know that, with its wide all-terrain wheel, getting down and exploring the possibilities of that swim isn’t an issue.
Adjustable side bars give you all the space you need to get your bedchair in, while the extending front bar ensures you can get every piece of luggage, tackle, and kit safely and snugly on your barrow, saving your back and giving you an easy trot down to the bankside. And if you are running out of space? The MK2 Fat Boy has a front-mountable holdall support bar for just that situation. There’s even a deluxe barrow bag with a built in lid, giving you the reassurance that, even if the heavens open once more while you’re out on the bank, or heading back, your kit will be kept completely dry.
As you push off towards the promised land of potential carp perfection, you’ll appreciate the total lack of wobbles and unnecessary movement as you lift the barrow for the off, while the adjustable height of the Y bar gives you the most relaxed journey experience, however short or tall you happen to be.
Once you reach the rugged stretch of loose gravel that fronts your swim, realising that the slope you’ve just barrowed over takes you right down to the water, without any pause to level out, the corner locking points which give the MK2 Fat Boy complete stability on any ground come into their own, ensuring that there’s no danger of your barrow going for a Burton while you’re fishing.
The Carp Porter Fat Boy is fully compatible with all Carp Porter accessories, and features strap tie points, giving you the ability to completely secure your tackle, kit, and accessories for transport, ensuring all your gear stays perfectly in place, even over the bumpiest ground.
Once you’re back at your car, ready to pack up and head for home, the Prestige Carp Porter MK2 Fat Boy Barrow folds down to fit neatly in your boot, with the front wheel removable in seconds, a feature that also makes it as easy as possible to clean your barrow thoroughly once you get home.
If you have a disability, or simply want to make your angling life easier, Prestige also sell a kit to motorize your Carp Porter barrow, taking all the hard work out of angling for you – except, of course, for the hard work of bringing your new personal best to the bank!