Maybe it's because I've got the last name Murphy, or maybe it's because beings higher than us decide to be kind to me sometimes, but now and again I seem to have an amazing stroke of luck. A recent example of this was when I received the 3 piece fishing set from Titan for review.
Now, that may sound like a stroke of luck in itself (and it is, believe me!), but that's not where the story ends.
I'd packed my 4x4 to the brim with all I needed for a few nights under canvas for a spot of carp fishing. Wooly hats, socks, thermals, the lot! You name it, it was there. So, I trundle off in the early hours of the morning and wondered what that thing in the sky was. Surely, it couldn't be the sun?
You've guessed it - yours truly hadn't bothered to look at the weather forecast and I'd timed my session to start on the very day that a mini heatwave hit us! Luckily, I had some suncream in the rucksack that I'd left there since last year.
I was already wearing my Titan trousers and, having set up, it started to get a bit warm. Now you'll see why I say I was luckyâ€¦.you can just unzip the legs and you're left with a pair of shorts. Bliss!
The 3-piece set from Titan consists of the trousers, which then convert into shorts, and a gilet vest.
The trousers are similar to army combat trousers and seem very durable, being made from 100% pure pre-shrunk cotton. They have 7 pockets, so you can load them up with bits and pieces when going for the roving approach, too. The shorts don't really need a descriptionâ€¦.they're like the trousers, but with half the leg missing!
Again made from pre-shrunk cotton, the gilet vest will appeal to fly, lure and mobile anglers who prefer to â€˜stalk' rather than wait for a fish. There are 7 main pockets of the front and a large â€˜poachers pocket' on the back. The lining of the jacket is mesh, allowing for a better circulation of air in those warmer months. There is a sew on Titan badge on the front of the jacket and the company name is proudly emblazoned across the back, too.
These sets come in waist sizes 32" - 40" and would represent good value at this price. However, Titan are currently selling them at the ridiculously low price of £24.99 as an anniversary promotion!
To view this set, as well as the rest of the Titan range, pop along to their website at http://www.titanproducts.co.uk - not only will you be able to view them online, but you can also download the catalogue for viewing offline. Now, there's a company that has thought about its website!
If you enjoy seeing angling on the internet, it pays to support the companies that are making a go of it online. Titan is one of those companies.