I did have one mishap as I was leaving – slung the first strap of my Wychwood Solace Rucksack (old model bought 2011/12) over my shoulder and it came adrift at the bottom end stitching. And basically the material has shredded/unwoven so looks like it’ll not be possible to fix… :(
A big shame as it was perfect for my needs after having gone through an 18 month series of cut backs from a fully laden barrow down to this rucksack, a Korum matbag, one of a 3-rod or 5-rod quiver with rods/brolly/poles and banksticks depending on required kit and either a bait bag or a bucket for all my fishing needs… plus an optional seat but often the bucket suffices…
So, this morning, it was a dredge of t’internet’web thingy for a replacement item and I finally decided on, and have now ordered for £49.99, a Nash Rucksack from Angling Direct…which promises to meet my needs and more… and, as P&P was £5 for orders less than £50, I’ve also ordered a £1.50 baiting needle to go with it… LOL! Delivery should be on Tuesday…. :)
POSTSCRIPT (DECEMBER 2016)
Since this time I have reverted back to my Wychwood rucksack for all my ‘general’ fishing as I found it much roomier and lighter than the Nash and better suited. However, the Nash bag is great for ‘roving with lures’ as it fits all the gear needed plus room for a 1 litre flask and a collapsible stool for rests and coffee breaks.