Welcome to the specialist fishing section of our website, dedicated to specialist and specimen anglers. Here you can find all of Angling Direct’s offerings to aid the pursuit of barbel, tench, and bream. We have a comprehensive stock list that covers all aspects of specialist angling, from specialist rods and reels to a full range of terminal tackle and tools.
Angling Direct stocks all of the biggest specialist fishing tackle suppliers, including Korum, Gardner, Shimano, Drennan, Chub, and Guru among many others, as well as our own brand Advanta range. We are also the leading stockist of Daiwa tackle in the country, so we can offer exclusive deals on all the best Daiwa specialist tackle. This includes Daiwa Barbel Rods, Specialist Rods, Feeder Rods, and Floater Rods.
We have a huge selection of rods that spans well beyond the Daiwa offerings mentioned. Our rod range encompasses offerings from Shimano, Shakespeare, and Rovex, and many more. For those that love barbel fishing, we also stock a range of barbel fishing rods such as the recent update of the Korum Barbel Rods.
Angling Direct stocks an incredible range of bait, additives, and bait equipment. This allows you to customise any of the great products from our suppliers – including Dynamite, Enterprise, Sensas, Bait-Tech, and Mainline – to create your dream bait. We also stock a selection of bait boats for the more technological angler.
Advanta at Angling Direct has an excellent value for money specialist fishing bundle that is especially geared towards roach, bream, chub, and barbel fishing. This selection includes a rod, reel, net, bait bag, and tip and butt protectors, making it a fantastic kit either for those looking to get started in specialist fishing or for those who have been avid specialist anglers from day one.
We also stock some of the best specialist brands out there, including Drennan, Korum, and Dynamite Baits. We have a constructed a tench pack as a collation of some of the great tench tackle out there and it is an excellent example of the top tackle and bait on the market for specialist anglers.
Angling Direct stocks a complete range of chairs, bedchairs, bivvies, and shelters to keep you comfortable in your time on the bank. With products from Trakker, Nash, and Prestige, as well as many others, you are guaranteed to find something that suits your needs.
We also sell a selection of fish finders so you never have to spend hours wandering a swim before you can pick up a rod and start fishing. Even though some of you may prefer the traditional method, these fish finders are becoming increasingly popular to use in otherwise challenging conditions – especially the ones that synchronise with your smartphone. This is another great product for the technological angler.
Specialist anglers of all ages and abilities can find something they’ll love in our specialist fishing tackle range.
One of the more advanced sub-categories of angling, specimen or specialist fishing requires dedication and lots of skill as instead of aiming for just getting fish to bite, you are targeting the biggest fish of the venue. Specialist angling is all about quality over quantity so it requires the best fishing tackle, dedicated to those bigger, harder to catch fish such as chub, barbel, tench, perch, big carp and bream.
What Do I Need for Specimen Fishing?
Whether you opt for ledgering, trolling or float fishing techniques in your specialist fishing, we have a comprehensive stock list that covers all aspects of specialist angling, from specialist rods and reels to a full range of terminal tackle and tools. In the specialist section of our website, you will find fishing rods made to deal with heavier carp, barbel and chub. You can the pair baitrunner or big pit fishing reels for your session.
Specialist anglers also need a good variety of bait, that deters small, nuisance species and encourage larger fish. Also catering for larger species, this section of fishing tackle includes larger fish care items and fishing nets that have larger net heads and stronger threads to take the size and weight of specimen catches. Specialist fishing tackle also includes a range of chairs, bedchairs, bivvies, and clothing to keep you comfortable in your time on the bank.
Our specialist tackle range encompasses offerings from Daiwa, Shimano, Korum, Gardner, Drennan, Shakespeare, Trakker, and many more. For those that love barbel fishing, we also stock a range of barbel fishing rods such as the recent update of the Korum Barbel Rods. Specimen bait brands include Dynamite, Enterprise, Sensas, Bait-Tech, and Mainline – to create your dream bait. We also stock a selection of bait boats for the more technological angler who has a bit more to spend on their angling. Specialist anglers of all ages and abilities can find something they’ll love in our specialist fishing tackle range but this is the more costly of all the disciplines, thankful Angling Direct does have a finance plan in place for those larger purchases.