Slam Combo Mat/Bag by Sundridge

For many years I looked for an unhooking mat that I could use not only for static sessions but also for stalking carp and for lure fishing. Two years ago I came across this unique product, little realising just how it was going to transform my roving trips.

Basically it’s an unhooking mat with cleverly placed zips, a pair of handles plus an all important strap, that quickly converts into both a weigh bag and a shoulder bag.

In shoulder bag mode the Combo could take a mountain of gear and long stay anglers will no doubt use it for just this purpose. However I restrict the contents to either a lure box or my carp bait, plus some food and drink, and occasionally some spare clothing. Other than a rod and net, everything else then goes into my fishing jacket. This makes me considerably more mobile, and moving swims is now a lot less tiring than it used to be. The result is that I both enjoy the session more and also catch more fish.

Slam Combo Mat/Bag by SundridgeThe quality of the workmanship is absolutely first class. Anyone who knows me will vouch for the fact that I abuse my gear. If it will stand up to the “Burke Battering” it’ll stand up to anything! I can honestly say that after two years, apart from being dirty, the Combo is as good as new. If this is the standard of Sundridge luggage, it’ll be well worth looking at more of their range.

The only minor complaint (if this is the right word) is that the Combo was obviously designed for the carp market, and is a little too small for big pike, although it’s coped with specimens to just under 25lbs. Pike are best unhooked across the mat, which is then approx 52″ wide but rather narrow at either end. When weighing fish the length of the Combo is 27″ so that the head and much of the tail of the pike is outside the bag . So please Mr. Sundridge can we have a longer version for the pike market and Continental carp!

For some reason the Combo has been overlooked and I’ve never seen it reviewed or even advertised. Yet it’s one of the few items of tackle I just wouldn’t want to swap for anything else, and it’s also impressed everyone I’ve shown it too. At a recommended price of £39.95 it’s versatility and quality represents excellent value for money. However if you shop around you can find it for £29.95, at which price it’s an absolute steal!

Basically it’s an unhooking mat with cleverly placed zips, a pair of handles plus an all important strap, that quickly converts into both a weigh bag and a shoulder bag.

In shoulder bag mode the Combo could take a mountain of gear and long stay anglers will no doubt use it for just this purpose. However I restrict the contents to either a lure box or my carp bait, plus some food and drink, and occasionally some spare clothing. Other than a rod and net, everything else then goes into my fishing jacket. This makes me considerably more mobile, and moving swims is now a lot less tiring than it used to be. The result is that I both enjoy the session more and also catch more fish.

The quality of the workmanship is absolutely first class. Anyone who knows me will vouch for the fact that I abuse my gear. If it will stand up to the “Burke Battering” it’ll stand up to anything! I can honestly say that after two years, apart from being dirty, the Combo is as good as new. If this is the standard of Sundridge luggage, it’ll be well worth looking at more of their range.

The only minor complaint (if this is the right word) is that the Combo was obviously designed for the carp market, and is a little too small for big pike, although it’s coped with specimens to just under 25lbs. Pike are best unhooked across the mat, which is then approx 52″ wide but rather narrow at either end. When weighing fish the length of the Combo is 27″ so that the head and much of the tail of the pike is outside the bag . So please Mr. Sundridge can we have a longer version for the pike market and Continental carp!

For some reason the Combo has been overlooked and I’ve never seen it reviewed or even advertised. Yet it’s one of the few items of tackle I just wouldn’t want to swap for anything else, and it’s also impressed everyone I’ve shown it too. At a recommended price of £39.95 it’s versatility and quality represents excellent value for money. However if you shop around you can find it for £29.95, at which price it’s an absolute steal!


Basically it’s an unhooking mat with cleverly placed zips, a pair of handles plus an all important strap, that quickly converts into both a weigh bag and a shoulder bag.

In shoulder bag mode the Combo could take a mountain of gear and long stay anglers will no doubt use it for just this purpose. However I restrict the contents to either a lure box or my carp bait, plus some food and drink, and occasionally some spare clothing. Other than a rod and net, everything else then goes into my fishing jacket. This makes me considerably more mobile, and moving swims is now a lot less tiring than it used to be. The result is that I both enjoy the session more and also catch more fish.

The quality of the workmanship is absolutely first class. Anyone who knows me will vouch for the fact that I abuse my gear. If it will stand up to the “Burke Battering” it’ll stand up to anything! I can honestly say that after two years, apart from being dirty, the Combo is as good as new. If this is the standard of Sundridge luggage, it’ll be well worth looking at more of their range.

The only minor complaint (if this is the right word) is that the Combo was obviously designed for the carp market, and is a little too small for big pike, although it’s coped with specimens to just under 25lbs. Pike are best unhooked across the mat, which is then approx 52″ wide but rather narrow at either end. When weighing fish the length of the Combo is 27″ so that the head and much of the tail of the pike is outside the bag . So please Mr. Sundridge can we have a longer version for the pike market and Continental carp!

For some reason the Combo has been overlooked and I’ve never seen it reviewed or even advertised. Yet it’s one of the few items of tackle I just wouldn’t want to swap for anything else, and it’s also impressed everyone I’ve shown it too. At a recommended price of £39.95 it’s versatility and quality represents excellent value for money. However if you shop around you can find it for £29.95, at which price it’s an absolute steal!

Basically it’s an unhooking mat with cleverly placed zips, a pair of handles plus an all important strap, that quickly converts into both a weigh bag and a shoulder bag.

In shoulder bag mode the Combo could take a mountain of gear and long stay anglers will no doubt use it for just this purpose. However I restrict the contents to either a lure box or my carp bait, plus some food and drink, and occasionally some spare clothing. Other than a rod and net, everything else then goes into my fishing jacket. This makes me considerably more mobile, and moving swims is now a lot less tiring than it used to be. The result is that I both enjoy the session more and also catch more fish.

The quality of the workmanship is absolutely first class. Anyone who knows me will vouch for the fact that I abuse my gear. If it will stand up to the “Burke Battering” it’ll stand up to anything! I can honestly say that after two years, apart from being dirty, the Combo is as good as new. If this is the standard of Sundridge luggage, it’ll be well worth looking at more of their range.

The only minor complaint (if this is the right word) is that the Combo was obviously designed for the carp market, and is a little too small for big pike, although it’s coped with specimens to just under 25lbs. Pike are best unhooked across the mat, which is then approx 52″ wide but rather narrow at either end. When weighing fish the length of the Combo is 27″ so that the head and much of the tail of the pike is outside the bag . So please Mr. Sundridge can we have a longer version for the pike market and Continental carp!

For some reason the Combo has been overlooked and I’ve never seen it reviewed or even advertised. Yet it’s one of the few items of tackle I just wouldn’t want to swap for anything else, and it’s also impressed everyone I’ve shown it too. At a recommended price of £39.95 it’s versatility and quality represents excellent value for money. However if you shop around you can find it for £29.95, at which price it’s an absolute steal!


Slam Combo Mat/Bag by SundridgeFor many years I looked for an unhooking mat that I could use not only for static sessions but also for stalking carp and for lure fishing. Two years ago I came across this unique product, little realising just how it was going to transform my roving trips.

Basically it’s an unhooking mat with cleverly placed zips, a pair of handles plus an all important strap, that quickly converts into both a weigh bag and a shoulder bag.

In shoulder bag mode the Combo could take a mountain of gear and long stay anglers will no doubt use it for just this purpose. However I restrict the contents to either a lure box or my carp bait, plus some food and drink, and occasionally some spare clothing. Other than a rod and net, everything else then goes into my fishing jacket. This makes me considerably more mobile, and moving swims is now a lot less tiring than it used to be. The result is that I both enjoy the session more and also catch more fish.

The quality of the workmanship is absolutely first class. Anyone who knows me will vouch for the fact that I abuse my gear. If it will stand up to the “Burke Battering” it’ll stand up to anything! I can honestly say that after two years, apart from being dirty, the Combo is as good as new. If this is the standard of Sundridge luggage, it’ll be well worth looking at more of their range.

The only minor complaint (if this is the right word) is that the Combo was obviously designed for the carp market, and is a little too small for big pike, although it’s coped with specimens to just under 25lbs. Pike are best unhooked across the mat, which is then approx 52″ wide but rather narrow at either end. When weighing fish the length of the Combo is 27″ so that the head and much of the tail of the pike is outside the bag . So please Mr. Sundridge can we have a longer version for the pike market and Continental carp!

For some reason the Combo has been overlooked and I’ve never seen it reviewed or even advertised. Yet it’s one of the few items of tackle I just wouldn’t want to swap for anything else, and it’s also impressed everyone I’ve shown it too. At a recommended price of £39.95 it’s versatility and quality represents excellent value for money. However if you shop around you can find it for £29.95, at which price it’s an absolute steal!

Steve Burke
June, 2000