The Latest News from Halkon Hunt
Army Teams new Fishing kit
Halkon -hunt were proud to kit out the Fosters team Army with GORE-TEX Pole Jackets and GORE-TEX Bib and Brace under Fosters of Birmingham sponsorship in time for the 1st Divition national . They put in a lot of practise and finished well above half way.
New Online Shop
Halkon Hunt are very pleased to announce that we now have certain off the shelf articles for sale in our new online shop. You can buy direct from us from GORE-TEX Clothing Care, to Rod Bands, Bib & Brace Liners, Hats and Neckwarmers and our new River Fishing Bait Apron. More products to come soon!
Caring For Your GORE-TEX® Clothing
Follow these quick steps to keep your waterproofs doing as they should using Grangers performance cleaner/Grangers 2 in 1 cleaner & waterproofer. The durable water repellent coating is the garments first line of defence, allowing water to bead up and roll off rather than soaking into the garment, “wetting out”. Proper care and treatment can help restore the DWR treatment and its capabilities and increase the garments performance and longetivity. Always read the care label on your garment before washing. How to Clean your Waterproofs Firstly you will need to prepare the washing machine for your item, you will need to clean your washing machine of all detergents, bleaches, fabric softeners, and anything perfumed, as these have surfactants in, which are designed to attract water into clothing, which can then of course damage your waterproof item and affect performance, by stripping away the DWR coating. If you want to be extra prepared for your garment going into the machine, run a hot cycle with a few clean tea towels in, but no detergents! Once your washing machine is clean and ready, check all pockets and make sure all zips and velcro’s are fastened, and release any tension on any draw cords before putting it into the machine. Wash on a 30 degree cycle with a suitable cleaning aid, we recommend using Grangers performance 2 in 1 cleaner and waterproofer, as it will remove odour whilst maintaining the garments water repellency. How you dry your garment can impact on how your garments DWR coating is reactivated. Drying on a line/radiator is ok, but to get the best result, dry it in a tumble dryer for approximately 30-45 minutes on a low gentle cycle to reactivate the DWR treatment. (Tip: If you’ve no tumble dryer, dry your garment with a hairdryer or an iron on a low temperature) Then hang the items to air dry fully. Check to see if the garment has dried completely by dropping a few drops of water onto it, if they bead and roll off the garment, it is fully dried and ready to use, if the water soaks into the fabric just pop it back into the dryer for a little bit longer. If you didn’t use a 2 in 1 cleaner and proofer you will need to reproof your item once its clean (this process doesn’t need to be followed every time you wash your garment) This can be done with another wash using Grangers performance proofer, following the same steps as if you were washing your clothing.
Birds Tackles New Fishing Kit.
12/02/15 We received the order today and I am very well impressed with the outcome of all the items you have made. The 2 sponsored anglers have picked them up and are over the moon with them. The colours have worked very well to stand out. Thanks again.
07/05/15 My fleece has arrived. It’s a perfect fit and just like my old one. So well worth the wait, I’m really pleased with it. Many thanks to you and the Halkon Hunt team. Stewart 06/05/15 Just a quick message of thanks for my recent delivery. As ever first class service and very happy with the clothing. Please pass on my thanks to your team that were involved in making them Regards, Robbie 03/04/15 Hi carol waterproof look great thanks for pushing them through have a great easter Steve 31/03/15 Hi, Carol Thanks very much for looking after us with the recent HH order, it was very much appreciated and the whole Squad are delighted with their garments! Kind Regards M Collinson 27/03/15 Hi Carol / Sandra I want to inform you that I received the package . I want to thank you for the good service and maybe until a next time. Regards John S and the rest of the team 11/03/15 Dear Sandra, You probably will not specifically remember but in July 2014 you supplied me with my carp fishing suit. I had ordered it direct from you once your one retail outlet (Yorkshire Angling) had stopped selling it, having replaced their order by a cheaper version with less pocketing. At that time you were particularly helpful. For me it was very difficult to justify what was a great deal of money for a suit to be used just for myleisure pursuit. I can also say that in use, as it happens, it hasn’t particularly increased my catch rate !!!! However, having used my suit on a number of occasions over this winter, as I will be again tomorrow, I have to say that it is everything I wanted it to be. It is absolutely a quality product and I am very pleased with it. The purpose of this note is no more than to repeat a simple thank you as it is rare enough these days to actually get what you’ve paid for, regardless of the price point, and you have produced a good, quality, and most satisfactory product. May you continue to prosper. Yours Sincerely Mr P. R. Smith. 08/03/15 Hi Carol/Sandra I would like to thank you for the quick response and turn around of my b&b. I was lovely and dry on Sunday thanks again to you. I am a very happy satisfied customer. Cheers Dave 25/02/15 Hi Carol, What a BRILLIANT service !!! I posted my jacket to you Monday, and couriers have just delivered my loan jacket from you !! Thank You so very much, and please thank Sandra for me too. Kind regards Sue 17/02/15 Hi sandra Just letting you know my suit has arrived safe and sound, im over the moon with the suit. Id like to say thanks to you and your staff for your time and excellent service Thanks again Andy 11/02/15 Hi Sandra and Carol, I got the goods yesterday and i am fully satisfied. the technical fleece with insert of gore tex is much more beautiful than the previous, next will be like that and probably i have to take 1 for me . The soft shell is one of the most beautiful garment ever seen! Anyway thanks for your work for me, clients and me appreciate a lot. Best Regards Alessandro 09/02/15 Hi Sandra. Just a quick email to let you know the Bib and Brace arrived on Friday It fits perfectly. I’m very pleased with it thank you very much Kind Regards M.J. 06/02/15 Hi Sandra and all at Halkonhunt, Just arrived home from work and walked in to a parcel containing my New Gortex Suit,it is everything I thought it would be and much,much more your all Super Stars and now I cant wait until next week when I’m off work and I will out on the bank sporting my new attire,Thank You very much I am a very happy man now and that’s for sure,it’s perfect….. Many Thanks Andrew C… 06/02/15 Hi there Sandra / Carol, My clothing came this morning at 10am, every thing spot on. I appreciate the quick response, and the freebies. I am sure I will have many opportunities to sing their praises whilst sitting / struggling on a wet, and windswept river bank. I know I will get ribbed by some of my more rag-tag friends, but will have the last laugh watching them get cold, and wet in some of their waterproofs which may be made for the job, but possibly aren’t quite up to it. After talking to a lot of match anglers in our area, it was clear that, in the long run, the only waterproofs worth having are the renowned H / H. Kind Regards, Tony L. 29/01/15 Hi Carol/Sandra, just (about half an hr.) ago received my fantastic new and embroidered Bib n’Brace!!!! Loaned garment is currently in a 30 degree machine wash with grangers 2-1. Hopefully if dry by 4.30pm be able to post back in s/a packet you kindly provided by reg.post tonight – or else 9 am tomorrow. Many, many thanks and sincere appreciation for your fantastic service and of course world class garment. Genuine best regards, Yours, Adrian 02/01/15 Hi Sandra Happy new year! I just wanted to thank you and your team for pulling out all the stops for getting this made in time for Christmas. John was chuffed to bits. He reckons if it lasts as long as the other one it should see him to the grave, lol (that’s normal humour for him)! Anyway, thanks again. Kind regards Nessie. 23/12/14 Hi Sandra / Carol Just a quick note to say thank you. I received my new fishing clothing last week and used it at the weekend. I have never been so warm and dry and must congratulate you all on the quality of the clothing and the speed of despatch. Once again, many thanks. Tim P. 28/10/14 Hi, received item today (28/10/14), Fantastic item and fit, many thanks for everything, will be ordering more items soon. Chris Hi Sandra, Ive just received my GORE-TEX Clothing this morning and im over the moon totally brilliant, fits perfect and the colours look great, I really struggled to find a proper suit that fit me an protected me from the elements and im glad I spent the money with Halkon Hunt and had you make me one to order, ill be ordering some GORE-TEX trousers and a hoody soon thanks again, im very happy with them! Regards Mark B. Hi Sandra, Ive received my Garbo bib and brace today, its fantastic, great job!!! Many thanks!! Regards… W Dear Sandra Just a quick note to say that I received my clothing last Friday. I was gobsmacked at the quality and detail of the product, its simply brilliant!!! I was certainly the smartest on the bank on Sunday it was just a shame to get it dirty!!! Thank you so much Shaune.
Angling Trust and Fish Legal Spring 2015 raffle.
Take part in the Angling Trust and Fish Legal Spring 2015 raffle and you could win one of 10 great prizes. Top prize is a dream fishing holiday for two in Venezuela worth £8,500 provided by Roxtons Field Sports. Other prizes include a short-break holiday at one of the Forest Holidays centres in the UK, Daiwa tackle vouchers worth a total of £3,000 and annual subscriptions to Bauer Media Group angling titles including Angling Times, Sea Angler and Trout & Salmon. The minimum entry is just £2. Full details and entry at www.anglingraffle.net
Daiwa Dealer day
Recent photo of Gav Liversidge wearing our WINDSTOPPER® Jersey, taken at The Hallcroft fishery on the Daiwa dealer day, 20/05/15, with the biggest fish of the day weighing in over 18lbs.
Eddie Bridon Modelling one of our WINDSTOPPER® Technical Fleece Jerseys. With a catch of 65lbs 11oz at Southfield Resevoirs.