Founded by Martin Johnson, Bankside Technologies (Banktech) brings together two lifelong passions… high quality precision engineering and specimen carp angling.

Martin’s passion for engineering began over twenty years ago, whilst serving a four year apprenticeship in a company manufacturing high precision gears for all manner of automotive machinery from JCB’s to Formula 1 cars. Since that time, Martin has worked for various leading UK companies mastering roles in production, tool making and maintenance, through to engineering service and design. Engineering and production management positions followed, along with consultancy positions offering specialist engineering advice to one of the worlds largest global drinks suppliers.

At around the same time as Martin developed his passion for engineering, he also discovered a passion for angling. An apprenticeship of sorts was served here too, fishing all manner of canals and still waters close to home over many years. Like so many anglers, once he felt the power of a large carp he was quite literally ‘hooked’, and has been targeting specimen English carp on some of the North West’s finest waters ever since.


Now, some twenty-five years on, these two passions combine, culminating in the formation of Banktech in 2013. Forged on the values of quality and service and driven by true innovative design, Banktech offers the discerning specimen angler the finest rod support products available.

Substantial investment in brand new plant and machinery means that every Banktech item has been designed from scratch and made in-house using the very latest 3D modelling technology and computer aided design/manufacture processes.

Every single piece is finished by hand before final inspection.

Banktech – Quality by design…