what do you use ?

Warf

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I'm adding to my equipment and not sure what way to go
I started fishing last September after being repeatedly pestered by the grand kids to take them
when i fished decades ago i had a cheep box with a lid and a strap ,seat and storage in one :)
however I'm getting older and like a little comfort so invested in a folding chair with a back
so the question i keep asking my self is as a pleasure angler do i need a box or just a good soft luggage option to carry the essentials
so who uses what and why
any thoughts appreciated

Graham
 

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If you're only pleasure fishing with a rod, then a folding chair is just fine. Plenty of comfy chairs available with adjustable legs that can take various attachments. Lots of chairs & bag combinations as well.
I use a pole, pretty much exclusively these days & so use a box & take far too much gear (frustrated matchman in me! )
 

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No, you don’t need a box. If you have a quality chair I would suggest you take a look at either Korum or Drennan Specialist luggage ranges. This can give you various sizes of bags, rod sleeves, bait buckets and the prices are not stupid. Try to keep things simple and try not to carry what you don’t need.
 

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Pleasure angling I use a rucksack and chair...
 

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I have never had a seatbox or a pole or a keepnet. Well, I have a keepnet, but I've never used it. Because I don't fish matches. Find out what you like to do, and start with a quivertip rod and a floatrod. If matchfishing is what you like, buy a seatbox and a pole and a keepnet. There's no hurry.
 

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No need for a box - I have a small B-Tec box which is light with legs and such and is ideal but equally I’ll happily fish from a folding chair with a bag of bits with me.

If I have my lad with me he prefers to sit on the box whilst I’m in the chair as we can swap over if he gets bored and the chair can be snuggled in whilst the accessory arms on the box make fishing much easier for a 6yr old.

Some nice feeder chairs are often discussed on here so maybe that’s an option as it is a bit of both worlds.
 

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Concentrate on buying decent tackle first and worry about the quality of chair and luggage when you decide how you like to fish.
 

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I'm adding to my equipment and not sure what way to go
I started fishing last September after being repeatedly pestered by the grand kids to take them
when i fished decades ago i had a cheep box with a lid and a strap ,seat and storage in one :)
however I'm getting older and like a little comfort so invested in a folding chair with a back
so the question i keep asking my self is as a pleasure angler do i need a box or just a good soft luggage option to carry the essentials
so who uses what and why
any thoughts appreciated

Graham
A good comfy chair is ideal for pleasure fishing , i use a box because i match fish but have had many a nice day with rod and line in a deck chair or folding seat 💺
 

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Your chair should be comfy, but also light to carry. There's a trade off. I have used a JRC X-lite chair, but have now bougt a Fox Duralite low. Less weight is something you will appreciate when you're roaming the bankside.
 

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I'm adding to my equipment and not sure what way to go
I started fishing last September after being repeatedly pestered by the grand kids to take them
when i fished decades ago i had a cheep box with a lid and a strap ,seat and storage in one :)
however I'm getting older and like a little comfort so invested in a folding chair with a back
so the question i keep asking my self is as a pleasure angler do i need a box or just a good soft luggage option to carry the essentials
so who uses what and why
any thoughts appreciated

Graham
Fox,Koram or Drennan rucksack will be ideal along with a decent quiver for rods, bank sticks and net handle.
By only taking what you need using rucksack/quiver along with your chair makes you mobile so you can upsticks and move swims if needs be.
Also light and easy to carry.
You don’t need to fill with tackle either, pockets can be used for flask/lunchbox.
 

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I used to use a couple of traditional ...low slung fishing chairs with adjustable legs......But with my knees playing up a bit I decided I wanted a slightly taller upright and very light chair. I decided on a Coleman deck chair..which I bought from Amazon for around £50 . it is very light and folds down flat very easily. I often peg it down as it is so light it can blow away if I'm not sitting on it. One of my best buys last year,

 

Warf

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guys thank you for the prompt reply's
and good opinions
comments regarding weight are spot on i only want what i can carry and not end up needing a break to catch my breath lol
ill have a look at the bag options I think there the way to go
thanks again for taking the time to reply

tight lines all

Graham
 
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