Monthly Archives: September 2015

Win – 5kg of Boilies!

 

Competition time at Flackbait.co.uk – get yourself a whopping 5kg of 14mm boilies – 800g of each of our six Double Edged boilies, plus a packet of 50 mixed pop ups!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED – WINNER ANNOUNCED ON TWITTER

MIXUP2All you need to do is correctly answer the following question:

Q. This year we have launched a new premium boilie flavour with bloodworm and summer fruit flavours combined into an irresistible new bait. What is the name of this new wonderbait?

Rules and details for entrants:

Only one entry per email address please, multiple entrants will be disqualified! You will be contacted via the email address you enter, so please make sure you type it correctly! The draw from all the correct answers will take place at the end of October and the winner will be notified in the first week of November.

Entrants must be limited to UK anglers only please. Winners will be sent their prize by courier, and we can only send this to a mainland UK address – please note, if you do not live in Mainland UK then we can not send you out your prize! Arrangements can be made for those living in Northern Ireland and remote parts of Scotland at a small cost (Less than £5), but I’m sorry to say we can not send to The Channel Islands, Isle of Mann or other remote parts of the UK at all – if in doubt please just ask!

Please note, we may use your email to send you information on future promotions, but you can opt out of these any time, and we certainly won’t bombard your inbox, nor will we ever pass these addresses on to any other company or third party.

No alternative prize is available, no correspondence will be entered in to. Only one prize will be drawn, on this occasion there will be no runners-up prizes. We reserve the right to withdraw the competition any time before October 16th.

When The Carping Gets Tough

So the lovely summer seems to finally be coming to an end, those of us in the trade know that some of the guys we’ve been selling to all summer long have now gone into hibernation until next year and the solar-powered angler spends his weekends on the terraces by day and in front of Strickly or down the nice warm pub by night.

I’m not knocking them of course, its not everyone who wants to be wrapped up in a bivvy by a cold damp bankside all winter long, but to those of you about to get out your thermals and your winter skins, I salute you! And it is just this kind of hardened hardcore carper we are looking for as part of our field testing team. So if you, or anyone you know, wants the chance to be part of our bait development team and get involved in testing new ranges of boilies, then now is the time!

 

Further-a-field testing

catch1Having completed extensive (and expensive) field testing of our boilies over the past five years, we are now looking to broaden our reach. We need second level field-testers to test new bait and existing products. As long as you go carp angling on a regular basis all year round and are aged 16 or over then you could be just what we’re looking for. Ideally we want to get a good mix of anglers with a range of experience from up and down the country, and we want plenty of feedback from you – it is the feedback that helps us make sure we have the bait right. So we are looking for passion, for dedication, and for enthusiasm. What we’re not looking for is a bunch of anglers who think field-testing is just about getting free bait!

bob_35lbexactlyIn the flackbait shop we currently have an item for sale, it is called ‘Field Tester Application Pack’ – there are 30 of them for sale. The price of a field tester pack is £29 and for that we will send you 3kg of flackbait boilies plus some pop-ups and other bits. We’ll also send details of how to send us your feedback and catch reports. Once we’ve received all the information and details we’ve requested we will then send you out another 3kg of boilies FREE of charge. In other words, as long as you keep your end of the bargain we’ll have given you over 6kg of top quality boilies, plus popups and other bits, for less than £30!

From these thirty field testers we will then be looking to recruit between three and five permanent field-testers who will then have access to bait at field-tester rates, plus permanent discounts on Nash, Gardner and other ranges of tackle that Flack Tackle provides, all the time they are flackbait field-testers.

flackbaitA few questions answered about field testing positions at flackbait –

Q. What will it cost me to apply?

A. It will cost £29 to get an application pack, that will include 3kg of boilies, packs of pop-ups and other items, delivered to your door. Plus, if you then fulfil your end of the bargain, you get another 3kg of boilies delivered at no extra charge!

Q. Who can apply?

A. Pretty much anyone. You need to be aged over 16 and live in mainland UK. Purely due to postage costs I’m sorry to say we are not currently looking for anyone who lives in the highlands and islands of Scotland, Northern Ireland, The Channel Islands or The Isle of Mann (If you do live in any of those areas we would still be prepared to consider you if you are happy to pay the difference in postage).

Q. What are my commitments?

A. Well there are no commitments really. If you don’t want to send us your catch report then we will be unable to send your second lot of free boilies out, but if you do want to get those free boilies then you will need to fill in a few details about what you caught, where you caught it and any other useful information about your set-up, plus of course that all important photo, that we can then use for further promotion! Remember that we are looking to take on permanent field-testers, so the more useful and high quality information and feedback you can give us, the better your chances are for getting one of those places and all the benefits that follow from being a field-tester.

15mm popups mixed Q. What’s in it for me?

A. If you have to ask that question then the chances are you are not the person we’re looking for. But if you love fishing, want to help improve fish diet and welfare, and increase the popularity of the sport that we love, then there will be plenty of benefits for the right person!