Keeping the Austrian Faith
As you will know, the Monkey Climber force is strong in Austria. After visiting it as a tourist before, and twice for shows in recent years, we just love the country! If it wasn't for Covid-19 we would now have been fishing there...
The virus has hit Austria badly, especially in its skiing regions, but as it seems, the government is now trying to exit their lockdown gradually. Angling has been forbidden for a long time, but now just allowed again.
As we are getting a lot of pictures from several friends and faithkeepers over there, we've decided to put these little series of clicks on our Blog as short updates hoping to inspire people that are still under lockdown, just like ourselves.
Here's an update by our Austrian friend Markus Rabl, newschool guy but his pics have a proper oldschool touch we feel.
Give him a follow:
Facebook: Markus Rabl
This is happening now: massive fish kill on French - Belgian river 🙁
We all saw it coming, this massive fish kill on the French - Belgian river Escaut (French) / Schelde (Dutch) that is happening right now. Due to a breach in their reservoir, a French factory's sugar beet pulp just went into the river a couple of days ago. Unfortunately the pollution is massive, we've read figures of 100.000 cubic of highly toxic waste flowing into the river, causing huge oxygen problems. Officials say already 87 kilometres of river is completely dead now, and the pollution is still moving downstream, killing everything along its way.
However, there's some positive news too. Flemish and Walloon fishing authorities are working together like never before, doing as much as they can. Local anglers like Quentin Nackart who allowed us to use these images are trying to save as much fish as they can. Today alone, Quentin and his friends saved over 300 pieces, and there's others who did the same. Following expectations, the worst thing is yet to come in Flanders, where the river connects to several big fish canals.
On social media more and more anglers are prepared to offer a helping hand, some are even prepared to risk Covid-19 fines for leaving their home confinement.
For updates, please check out ANB & Sportvisserij Vlaanderen websites.
Let's pray for the best!
for those who can still smile tomorrow...
Lots of negativity going round these days, even more on social media. No wonder with the world and our modern day Western world standards at peril... For some of us the main concern seems that angling is temporarily not allowed in most countries, and as much as we would like to go out ourselves, we understand there's bigger things at stake.
That being said, our Dutch friend Tom de Maat is a bit more lucky than us. Angling is still allowed in Holland and Tom took solitary refuge to some sunny reedbeds and wild banks. Surely no Covid-19 danger there! As he often does, Tom sent a series of mega clicks in and as ever they put a big smile on our quarantined faces. Needless to say we decided to use these on our blog.
You see, there is always hope, my brethren...
Pieter van de Werfhorst en Saron Debets gaan een kanaal in de Polder bevissen. Het is inmiddels eind maart en de watertemperatuur is zo rond de 7 graden. De kanalen in de polder zijn vaak zeer monotoon en elke onderbreking kan daarom interessant zijn, helemaal in het vroege voorjaar! Een haven, palen, bochten, maar zeker een brug kan als holding fungeren en het is dan ook niet voor niets dat de mannen deze stek hebben uit gekozen. Het eerste succes volgt snel en dit zal vast niet de laatste zijn… Enjoy!
Speero tackle: the beginning of a new era
As many carp anglers or anglers will know, a carp-based brand doesn’t come out of the woodwork very often. Everyone likes their luggage to be functional and user friendly. Working alongside a couple of established brands in other outdoor sectors, plus many years’ experience has gone into the creation of our new luggage range. Two carp anglers, Dean and I (Ross) have been in the trade for a fair while. Wehave put together 35+ years trade experience and over 53 years of carp angling experience to good use. We have been working side by side designing products to be prototyped, adjusted and everything in between. Dean is a specialist when it comes to designing products having designed a fair few products in the past, where my field is more social media, advertising and photography based. Having worked together in the past we have both established a good working relationship.
You’re probably wondering where the name “Speero Tackle” came from? Well, the only way we can really put it is like this – we sat and went through many names over countless hours in the office with our directors and the name Speero had arisen. The other way we look at is if you take the name Apple for instance, no disrespect to the brand but what relevance does Apple have to technology?
Since the day we launched, we have certainly produced a few game changing products which have turned many heads. Our flagship products are our modular range which encompasses a few fair-sized items of luggage i.e. Modular Bait bag, Modular Carryall and Modular Rucksack. The modular items feature a buckle on each corner which allows you to attach one of our clip-on bags which are available in a cool and standard version.
In addition to the range, we also have a whole host of pouches and an ever-growing clothing line, from a waterproof suit to fleece wear for the colder months. We really recommend you look at the range on our website and see what you think, we really do have something for everyone. This is just the start for the brand, and we intend on doing everything we can to keep it moving forward.
Discover now from www.speero.co.uk and soon in EU tackle shops too!
banktime stories 6 nu live
In deze compleet nieuwe serie karperfilms nemen de mannen achter de merken POLEPOSITION, GRADE en SAGA je mee naar de waterkant. Prachtige, spectaculaire en sfeervolle beelden op wisselende locaties en wateren die bol staan van de beleving, actie en uiteraard mooie vissen!
Het is inmiddels al weer december en Pieter en Saron zijn voor deze aflevering van BTS op Forest Valley. Dit kleine 3 ha water ligt verscholen tussen de bossen in het Limburgse Arcen. Gezien de weersomstandigheden belooft het een taaie sessie te worden en zullen de mannen de trukendoos los moeten trekken en alles op alles zetten om een blank te vermijden. Gaat het ze lukken? Jullie gaan het zien in BTS 6! Enjoy!!!
Mega Nash x Monkey Climber unique Parka giveaway!
In the running up to one of Europe's finest shows, Carp Zwolle that is, the boys at Nash Tackle have teamed up with Monkey Climber magazine over in Belgium to possibly do one of the greatest carpy giveaways ever. Up for grabs is this ZT Caribou Parka completely pimped by Monkey Climber's sewing machine: a MC logo patch on the front, a Keepers of the Faith detail inside, plus this mega, classic We All Come From Apes patch on the back. A truly unique piece for any fans of both brands!
All you have to do is Like and Share the video of Alan Blair on top of our Facebook timeline – and make sure you leave your size in the comments. Alan is wearing a XL version in the vid, but of course the winner will receive another one custom made to his size. The parka will also be showcased at Carp Zwolle on the Monkey Climber stand.
Lucky winner will be drawn by Alan Blair himself, the day after the show, on Monday Feb 3rd, 2020.
Be lucky! X
* Limited, one off only!
* Vintage style with guts for the great outdoors constructed with a hardwearing waterproof outer shell. The Caribou Parka uses high performance hollow fibre filling for warmth with a unique shaggy fleece lining for twin layered insulation.
* Featuring retro duffle toggle fastenings and chunky buttons, and completed with Fractured Nature camo effect trim, oversized hand pockets plus twin chest pockets with additional concealed security pouch pockets.
* The Caribou Parka keeps the elements out with two way chunky convenience zip and storm flap, cuff adjustment, internal drawstring waist and storm hood.
* Soft shell outer 85% polyester, 15% cotton, 220gr/m2
* Waterproof 10,000mm, breathable 3000gr/m2
* Laminated with TPU membrane
THIS IS NOT FOR SALE!!!!
Not one but two Monkey Climber x CC Moore Ltd. ed. pop ups this year!
We guess a lot of you having been waiting for this little press release on the CC Moore Ltd. Ed. Collab pop ups we'll be launching at the Carp Zwolle show this year. And the good news is there will be not just one but two types available in the weekend of Jan 31st, Feb 1st & 2nd 2020. Built around an old school classic flavour, Whiskey that is, we tested no less than eight samples and these two came out equally best: Whiskey Tangerine and Whiskey Hazelnut. Once you've touched them you can't get the smell of your fingers 🙂
Available in 15 mm only, Whiskey Tangerine in orange, Whiskey Hazelnut in white. Highly buoyant, as ever with CC Moore pop ups. Only limited numbers available and only at the show (in the unlikely case remaining tubs will go on our Bigcartel). Damage 8,99 euros/tub.