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   Old Thread  #12 8 Jan 2020 at 6.10pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Some second hand shimano lc baitrunners mate, they are bombproof
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   Old Thread  #11 8 Jan 2020 at 4.36pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Any idea on a half decent reel I'm looking for 3 reels that will take braid but only got up to 200 to spend
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   Old Thread  #10 8 Jan 2020 at 3.36pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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No mate I won't be ordering anything as I already have my full kit. Not sure what your comments about blue team are about tbh, I know what I paid for my kit and it was less than your mates stuff. My sling I believe is discontinued now, it's not the green one cat pro have now but a black one.
Just checked and my mat is now 50-60 depending on where you buy it, your mates is a cradle version over double that price, and slightly dearer than the cat pro cradle. Not sure why anyon needs a cradle for cats though tbh, as I'm sure you will agree they are very well behaved on the bank
If people are confident enough to chin them out then I'm all for it if the waters are suitable for doing it safely. It's like anything really, if you aren't confident in handling a particular type or size of fish, then don't fish for them. It's like when you see kids spinning it the local streams for pike, catching a jack and then being petrified of touching it. Shouldn't be after them imo.
Your last bit about joining the ccg I'd say sort of makes sense, for getting discount and going to the meet, but apart from that I think it's a waste of money. The forum is terrible, full of spam and no genuine posters these days, and whiskers mag isn't so great either. Shame as catting seems to be growing quite well but the ccg aren't really making the most of that unfortunately.
Stu, get down to the Farnborough show in March for your bits, cat pro and also catmaster have stands and do decent deals, I got my topcat rods there last year for 120 for 3 I think it was, and also a few other bits too. Martin is always up for a chat too and gives decent advice on catting imo
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   Old Thread  #9 8 Jan 2020 at 1.54pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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All about confidence, well done for being happy chinning a cat - some aren't happy to. Their choice.
If it was your fishery and I had a novice cat angler - would you be happy letting them try and chin a fish potentially incorrectly?

This guy has asked for some advice on gear - I told him to look at the sling and to keep an eye out for the net that is due to be released shortly.

The water I was fishing was a carp water with a few cats in. Their water, their rules. So not a cat water at all.

Not gonna argue on pricing, current pricing of a slings on the main websites are there to see. Clearly the blue team eh


And to answer your last question - My friend has started it and I use the gear before its release - and help out online as he isn't overly tech savvy. Are you wanting to order something - I can send you the email address if you like

Stu - id also recommend joining the CCG - Catfish conservation group - get discount on your gear of various amounts, they have an AGM at the end of March in Buckingham which is worth going to and supporting and youll be able to see all the gear on offer before buying.
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   Old Thread  #8 8 Jan 2020 at 12.38pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I chinned my third ever cat mate which was mid 60,it's a doddle. Yeah you can get a decent fish in a 50,but it's a pain and also not fair on the fish. Tbh I think it's disgusting that a cat water would supply nets so small.
My cat pro sling cost me 40 so cheaper than cnc, and my mat was a similar price, also cat pro so again cheaper.
Whats your connection to cnc?
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   Old Thread  #7 8 Jan 2020 at 12.06pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The net at 189 is made by Tony Kay, and not CnCs own net.

CnCs own net will be less than 100 im told. Out end of this month.

Their slings are cheaper too.

Mats - made by Cotswold - quality speaks for itself really.

The 50" net although not ideal would cover most situations until a decision is made if they are going to continue with catting. Ive had a few 80s in a 50" net. Agree not ideal but supplied at the lake I once fished and had to use. Also worth bearing in mind - How many new comers to catting are happy/ confident gloving a cat?

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   Old Thread  #6 8 Jan 2020 at 10.08am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Chris brown do a lovely cat net for just over 100mate, it's what I use
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   Old Thread  #5 8 Jan 2020 at 9.40am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Just looked on cnc 189 notes for a net that I'll only use a hand full of times, dont seem worth it, but I dislike ngt nets,
There cat rods aren't too bad thou
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   Old Thread  #4 7 Jan 2020 at 10.24pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Bad advice imo regards the net, if you are going to net cats of over about 50lb then a 50inch net isn't big enough really, and the cheapy ngt ones are so flimsy it's a joke. And you can actually chin them most places unless they spec a minimum size net. You mentioned that company before, not a bad range but I wouldn't say they are cheaper or as cheap as others, their kit is dearer than most
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   Old Thread  #3 7 Jan 2020 at 6.41pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hello,

Check CnC cat products on facebook.

Uk made quality cat products and as cheap or cheaper than the main suppliers

Most places will want you to land the Fish and not chin them.
A 50" net will be ok for most use and can get a head for around 20-25 quid.
No point paying a fortune until you know u enjoy it.

However, CNC will be releasing a new net at the end of Jan.
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   Old Thread  #2 7 Jan 2020 at 1.24pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Rods for starters, cat pro do some decent ones called top cat, only about 50 each( don't use spod rods or carp rods, they just aren't suitable nomatter what some say) Then either a bigger unhooking mat, or use 2 carp ones end to end. Don't necessarily need a net if you are confident enough to chin them out, just make sure you have a tarp down to slide them on if you do that. Strong line or braid, hooks etc are a must. A decent cat will test your gear way more than any carp. Some long, strong forceps are a must, and a strong pair of cutters incase you need to cut the hook to remove it
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   Old Thread  #1 7 Jan 2020 at 9.57am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I might be heading to furnace to go cat fishing, problem is I've only caught kittens as a by catch of carp fishing, so will need to upgrade all my gear, any recommendations that's not going to end up me up in the divorce courts
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