Everything you need for a day of fishing

It can be extremely hard to choose from the array of fishing brands and equipment available nowadays, especially if you are a beginner to the sport. That's why at Allcocks Outdoor Store we have created this informative blog post highlighting the necessary fishing trip essentials. We have featured some of the top brands on the market and included the best fishing products available. So, if fishing is your passion read on to discover our fishing gear checklist.

Rod, Reel and Line

Starting with the basics, you will need the all-important rod, reel and line. For this, we recommend Drennan products. Founded in 1967, Drennan is very strong on the engineering side, from computer-aided design to high-tech plastic processing and building its own special purpose production machinery. On all aspects of product design, manufacture, packaging, quality control and customer service, the company has expert anglers in key positions so you know you're in good hands.

Drennan Acolyte Distance Feeder Rod

The 13ft Drennan Acolyte distance feeder rod is designed for fishing at long range and is capable of casting big feeders while retaining its fish playing action. This superbly powerful rod is capable of ultra-long-range casting and, with the right technique, distances up to 100m can be achieved with remarkable accuracy. This model successfully combines the normal feeder rod requirements of bite detection, sensitivity, fish playing feel and balance.

13ft Acolyte Distance Feeder Rod

Drennan Series 7 Specimen BR 9-40 Reel

The Drennan series 7 specimen BR 9-40 reel is an excellent choice for anglers wanting all the advantages of a free spool facility but on a smaller reel body. The free spool system allows line to be taken by a fish until you engage the rear lever. This is widely used by specimen anglers targeting large carp and barbel, but has also become increasingly popular for general coarse fishing applications.

Drennan Series 7 Specimen BR 9-40 Reel

Drennan Supplex - 50M

Drennan Supplex is a fantastic material for float and feeder fishing main lines, pole rigs and hook lengths. It is incredibly supple but, at the same time, it is tough, durable, abrasion resistant and not prone to damage, including shot damage. We recommend using 6lb to 10lb in conjunction with the 13ft Acolyte distance feeder rod.

Drennan Supplex

Hooks and Sinkers

Next, you will need to choose a selection of hooks and sinkers. Without a hook, you don't stand a chance. So, we recommend selecting a few different kinds to cover all bases. You will also need some sinkers to keep your baits down.

Guru QM1 Hooks

The Guru QM1 hooks feature a sharp, beaked point that provides super-secure hook holds. The unique, weightily swept shape and short shank have been precisely engineered to make sure that you land more fish. Each QM1 is PTFE-coated to prolong its slick sharpness.

QM1 Hooks

Korda Choddy Hooks

Available in barbed and barbless form, Korda Choddy hooks feature an out-turned eye with a point that is unbelievably sharp and reliable retaining its sharpness in the most demanding conditions.

Korda Choddy Hooks


Swivels are great for preventing line twists, so we recommend grabbing yourself a pack. You'll be surprised how helpful they can be!

Korda Ring Swivels

Korda ring swivels add a massive advantage to most rigs. They allow the hook link to lay flat against the rig tube or lead core during the cast, which dramatically reduces the risk of a tangle.

Korda ring swivels


Depending on the type of fishing you are doing lures can be extremely helpful. When it comes to pike and predator fishing, a good lure can trick your target fish into thinking it's about to get a great meal.

Drennan E-Sox Jester Lure

The Drennan E-Sox jester lure is a small 13g, 7cm sinking lure with an enticing quiver action. Its wide sides, holographic finish and internal rattle make it a fantastic choice, even in dark or coloured water.

Drennan E-Sox Jester Lure

Dragon Pike Fly Wobbler

The Dragon Pike Fly Wobbler utilises the extremely sharp Japanese sakuma manta hooks and leads the way in fly material innovation. Bringing new materials sourced from across the globe, Dragon have created a range of flies that not only look great but catch fish time and time again.

Dragon Pike Fly Wobbler


There is an array of options for bait. Here at Allcocks Outdoor Store, we can't get enough of Sticky Baits! Their range includes boilies, liquids, sprays, pellets and much more. Below are a few of Sticky Baits new products for you to put in your bag of fishing trip essentials.

Sticky Baits Manilla Boilies

The instant attraction to Sticky Baits Manilla Boilies comes from the completely natural, pure Madagascan vanilla extract that will not only result in quicker bites but also make you want to eat the whole bag yourself! Available in 12mm, 16mm and 20mm in 1kg bags or 5kg bags.

Sticky Baits Manilla Boilies

Sticky Baits the krill Tough Ones

Stick Baits the Krill Tough Ones might be super-tough but, remarkably they contain all the same liquid and powdered attractants that you may find in softer baits. So, you can fish with just the same levels of confidence that you would if you had an out-of-the-bag bait on.

Sticky Baits the Krill Tough Ones

You're now stocked up with all your fishing trip essentials and ready for a day out on the water. To discover other items to add to your fishing gear checklist, or for more information on the products listed here, contact Allcocks Outdoor Store on 01299 822212 or email sales@allcocksoutdoorstore.co.uk.