NGT | Dynamic Barrow
RRP: £89.95 | Online: qfished.co.uk
The days of breaking your back to get to the swim with all your tackle are long gone, thanks to barrows. This one from NGT ticks all the boxes required by the modern angler.
A long while before I found the right barrow for me, I remember struggling to get my kit around the lake for a few nights’ fishing, and it took me forever. By the time I finally got all my tackle to the swim, I was exhausted, and all I wanted to do was sit back with a cuppa and the rods out, so I soon invested in a barrow.
Sadly, I bought a very cheap one, and on the first use – as I was walking past an angler who I’d looked up to since a very young age – as I made my way around the local reservoir, the wheel of the barrow got stuck in a small hole. As I walked through his swim, the whole frame of the barrow folded as I continued to push, unloading all my poorly-packed tackle onto the floor, and sending it rolling down the embankment. It was a very embarrassing moment in my carp-angling life.
You’ll be glad to know that my current barrow doesn’t have that problem, and neither does the NGT Dynamic Carp Barrow. It has been cleverly designed to fold completely flat, so it’s easy to transport to and from the lake, and doesn’t take up much room at all. It has been fabricated from stainless steel, so you can be sure that it’s sturdy enough to carry all your tackle items.
Another great feature about the barrow is that its front extends, so you can fit even more tackle on it, and it helps balance the barrow; pushing it is even easier by having more weight over the front wheels. Everything stays on it comfortably thanks to the side and front bars, which lift up to help prevent items from falling off, and there are several places where you could easily attach bungee cords, again to keep everything safe.
One of the super-convenient things about this barrow is the option to change from two wheels on the front (ideal for loads which are harder to balance and when pathways are easier to navigate), to a singular wheel, which is perfect for manoeuvring through tight pathways around lakes and narrower entrances to swims. The handles are removable, so it’s easier to store, and can be secured back in place with the simple handwheels that are underneath the frame.
It even comes with its own barrow bag, which can be removed with ease should you so wish, and it’s perfect for storing all those small hard-to-position tackle items such as waders, brewing tackle, food, and other footwear.
The barrow weighs in at 15kg, which is a small price to pay for the convenience of getting your tackle round the lake so easily, and comes in a carpy green colour. Swivel mud feet on the legs prevent it from sinking into the mud when you put it down in the swim.