The Spomb Phenomenon!

I just love these things and has made baiting up so much better.  I can’t understand why people still are using throwing sticks on lakes where seagulls are a nightmare.  I think this could be a waste of bait.


My spomb has been working very hard over the years and is still going strong.

I am not into all this must have tackle – rod’s, reels, etc.  But if it helps you, it can’t be a bad thing.   I use a lot of groundbait and over the years I have been through a lot of catapults and have done my elbow in a few times and have truly got fed up with seagulls.


With groundbait, I still have the traditional balls and load them into the spomb at the front and fill the back up with boilies.


This gives me a nice mixed baiting area.

Mind you, the world is your oyster with these things and no more getting cover in hemp juice, losing half the load on the way out or fiddling around with foam.

A real must have bit of kit.

The rod and reel I use, are not expensive, as I don’t see the need.  My set up works well for me, between my rod and reel and the sizes of spomb’s I have, there has not been a situation where I am unable to bait up – even on the far out island’s of the airfield lake.

imageI use a Chub 12 ft spod s-plus


A long Okuma longitude reel.

All very cheap and cheerful, as the treatment I give this tackle.  I can’t justify a great expense, why would you?  When the money is best spent on other more needed bit of tackle.


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About richardhandel

I would like to give a brief snap shot of my life and introduce myself; My name is Richard Handel and was born in 1965 in Suffolk. I have worked as a UK Operation & Intermodule Manager for a shipping company. I live in Hampshire now and am married with 2 young children, both girls so I am a bit outnumbered even the cat is a girl! I have been fishing since I was about 7 years old. I started on small local rivers in Suffolk, then moved onto gravel pits and then carp fishing. My personal best is a 39.08 mirror, over recent years I have started river fishing again, on the Hampshire Avon, this is a nice break from the carp lakes. My life has turned a big corner this year, the company I was working for relocated their Operation centre to Estonia. I was offered a job at the head office in London. This would have meant a 5 day commute and working in Stratford. As a family, we did not fancy this, as I would hardly spend any time with the children (and the Mrs). So after 22.5 years, I was given a nice redundancy package and with my wife is working full time. I became the house husband. This has meant a complete turn around in my fishing, as I can pick and choose when I go. I have found a splendid new syndicate to fish this year, which includes 5 lakes and some 8 miles of river with only 150 members. It's an amazing change to the way I am able to fish. I am now trying to start my own tackle business and make a bit of a name for myself in the world of fishing, as I have retired from real work. Richard
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