Tuesday, 5 November 2013


OK Pikers! Competition time................Thanks to my pal Jen Whelan; Technical Rep for Montane the UK's No,1 in specialist outdoor clothing and the lovely people at NIKWAX i have some goodies for you to win.
Send me your best photos of you impersonating a preverbial drowned rat whilst out fishing and the best photos will receive the above NIKWAX products to keep you dry on the bank or boat.
Email me at ashcroftmike@hotmail.co.uk or PM on facebook with your entries. Winners to be announced by the end of November and the Photos to appear on here.
For more information on NIKWAX products go to www.nikwax.com
and for information on the full range of specialist outdoor clothing from Montane visit www.montane.co.uk


Sunrise coming up on Lough Derg on a difficult trip.

Neil! this is definately your PB.
 Congratulations to Lisa and Neil! Everybody at Chester Predator Group; all your Northern Monkey mates are so happy for you both.
Jessica Louise Lissaman better than 50lb Pike! You are most definately the cutest thing ever to appear on this blog! Well done you two. I shed a tear when i got the news i am proud to admit.xxx


A lot of so-called waterproof clothing for angling is resistent but hardly waterproof. In recent weeks many of you will have experienced a degree of dampness due to your jackets and suits not keeping the rain out. Much of my purchases over the years have started off reasonably rainproof but after a while they lose their resistence and start letting in the wet. Thanks to my good friend Jen Whelan who is a technical rep for Montane; a specialist UK based high quality outdoor clothing company i have found a solution to your dampness ;-)
Jen has introduced me to products from NIKWAX which will solve the problem. In the photograph are 2 products: 1st is the "wash" that cleans and conditions the fabric of your garment and 2nd is the "wash in" that coats every little fibre with wax protection but still enables it to breathe. So if you have expensive Goretex clothing this is ideal.
NIKWAX products can be found in all good outdoor sports retailers and more information can be found at
www.nikwax.com website.