Lowrance – The Ultimate Fishfinding app

Lowrance® has officially unveiled the Lowrance® App – completely free to download with some premium options! The Lowrance App offers free up-to-date and detailed nautical charts from C-MAP®, creation and management of all your personal waypoints, routes and tracks, the latest marine weather, points of interest and so much more. The app allows you to register your…

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Top Fishfinders For Under £400 2021

Fishfinders are a fishermans best friend, allowing you to find fish as well as the location they hide all on an easy to read screen. Whether you’re fishing in freshwater or saltwater, fishfinders are an essential tool to seeing what is happening below the water. In 1948 (the same year Smye-Rumsby started!), a device for…

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Why do I need a sonar & how do they work?

Whether you’re fishing in freshwater or saltwater, sonar is an essential tool to seeing what is happening below the water. Using sonar helps you to identify and fish in the right spots. There is a wide choice of sonar options. In this video Lowrance break down the differences to help identify which one is best…

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Win a Hobie Kayak & Lowrance Hook Reveal FishFinder

In partnership with Hobie Kayaks, Lowrance® have announced a fantastic Competition where you can win a Hobie Kayak equipped with a Lowrance Hook Reveal Fishfinder. https://www.smye-rumsby.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Competition-Navico.mp4 This competition supports the New to Fishing campaign (available in all languages) which aims to encourage more people into the sport with useful tips, videos and information. All you need to do is…

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How To Choose A Radar For Your Vessel

Radar’s are one of the most important pieces of equipment required to keep you safe at sea. A radar is a major navigation aid for vessels – detecting other ships as well as obstacles, weather systems and land masses. Furuno have produced a video discussing the basics of Radar – what it is, what it…

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ICOM IC-M94DE VHF Marine Radio with DSC & AIS

Worlds First Handheld Marine Radio with AIS ReceiverAIS receiver and DSC function add further assurance for safety at sea. The integrated AIS receiver displays vessel traffic information is shown on the screen, while the AIS target call function allows you to easily set up a DSC individual call. Distress calls can be made with the…

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What You Need To Stay Safe At Sea

Spending the day out on the open water is a great way to destress and escape the world, with thousands of us taking to the water every year. However, without the necessary safety precautions in place, you can open yourself up to a plethora of dangers. On 1 July 2002, The Merchant Shipping (Safety of…

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How do fishfinders work?

In 1948 (the same year Smye-Rumsby started!), a device for detecting fish underwater was developed in Nagasaki, Japan. Kiyotaka and Kiyokata, the Furuno brothers, owned a small marine electrical company in a small port in Japan. One day, an experienced fisherman talked to the brothers “I know where fish are. And I can guess its…

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Boating Essentials: Simrad Cruise 5 Chartplotter and RS20S VHF Marine Radio Bundle

Stay safe and in touch with this great value, easy to use, navigation and communication bundle from Simrad at our lowest ever price. Simrad Cruise is the most intuitive, easy-to-use chartplotter available. Everything you need for simple and straightforward GPS navigation is right inside the box – sunlight viewable display, mounting bracket and a sonar…

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