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Advice on a new rucksack and rod holdall

#1
Hello,

I am looking for new rucksack and rod holdall/quiver for the upcoming season.

I had just used a cheap shoulder style bag, and just carried the rest of my kit. However, I fractured my wrist a few months back, so I need to figure out a new way to carry all of my gear. I will be fishing some different stretches of the Severn this year, some that are a bit of a walk, so I want to get sorted out before the season starts.

I am not going to be taking the kitchen sink with me, so I wont need a huge bag. I will be fishing with 1 or 2 rods depending on location.

I have had a look around, lots of people seem to favour the Korum range, particularly the ruckbag as you can attach a chair to the back of it. But, I was unsure if only a Korum chair would match with it?

So, if anyone has any advice or opinions for a lightweight, decent quality rucksack and holdall/quiver then that would be very helpful.

Cheers
 
#4
I have a Korum Roving Rucksack (?discontinued) which is fine for me as I don't carry a lot. I recently bought a Drennan Specialist double rod sleeve which I am impressed with. I would find a shop that sells both ranges and make a choice once you have handled them both. One does wonder if a lot of this stuff comes out of the same factory with alternative badging?
 
#6
I've been using the ruckbag (not the XL) for a few years, and the plastic clips still hold the chair adequately. Haven't tried the net holders and didn't even know they existed until now. Very good, rugged, but of kit. I don't think chairs other than Korum will fit.
 

Mark Anderson

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#7
Hi men ,

Same as you Richard , used them since they come out as a carp barrow type bag , and a roving barbel rucksack . Funny you mention the chair , because two of my other chairs do in fact clip on ok , great bit of kit that has stood the test of time and Hatter .


Hatter
 
#8
I have the Koram roving luggage and it’s still going strong after 10 years.

If I replaced it I would probably go foe the new Drennan specialist range....why? I prefer the colour :):):)
 
#10
I purchased a tactical back pack last year, probably the best Angling thing I’ve done, switch from an over the shoulder bag to a back pack. I’ve also got a little bum bag thing I use for spinning, brilliant. Neither cost more than a tenner.
 
#11
I would avoid any luggage with loads of zip fastenings , they always go pete tong in the end . If you can find one the old Drennan rucksacks were brilliant , tough as old boots , unfortunately now no longer available .* There are two 2nd hand ones now on E bay both the smaller 30 litre models , they look in good shape .
 
#12
When roving I use a tactical bumbag-type belt with two ammo pouches for bait, and carry the chair with a shoulder strap I bought on 'the bay of e' quite a few moons ago. With a rod and net; ready to go. The afore-mentioned Korum ruckbag is really only for overnight stays.
 
#13
For general fishing and barbel fishing the likes of the Trent and Dove:

Korum XL Ruckbag
Korum super lite chair attached to the ruckbag.
Korum 3 rod quiver

This covers me for most of the fishing I do, nice and light and easy. Everything is on my back, quiver in one hand and one hand free. I can carry everything I need in the ruckbag including all tackle, bait and groundbait. My folding spoon landing net tied to the back of ruckbag. In the quiver I have two made up barbel rods, landing net handle and banksticks. When I need to I can carry an umbrella in the quiver although I prefer not to as its extra weight and I carry a poncho for if I get caught in the rain.

I'm not a korum fanboy (although I probably look like one walking down the bank) but this luggage combination is perfect for me and there are lots of them on ebay for pretty cheap which is where I got all mine.
 
#17
Has anyone tried the Gardner Roving Sling? My Korum two rod sling is on its last legs (the base is going through). The Aqua quiver looks good, if a little pricey.