Ian Golds the company was founded in 1985 after he was made redundant. Wanting to make the most of his angling knowledge, he set to work founding what is today one of the finest sea fishing tackle companies in the country. Although the company started off with bait digging, soon he had developed the Match Rest: a 6ft angled monopod/sandspike with adjustable cup and hooks for spare baited rigs. This innovative set up allowed the rod to be held above the waves in the highest position, but the set up suffered once the wind picked up. The design team went back to the drawing board and added two front legs to the system. The Match Rest became the Super Match Rest, a design that revolutionised rod support systems. The first of its kind, almost thirty years later the same product is still selling as well as ever!