Rods, Reels & Poles

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Match Fishing Staff  |  Aug 03, 2016  |  0 comments
Our editorial assistant, Jake Fowles, takes Middy’s new Xtreme M3 out to test it. Can it really handle a No30 elastic? When I arrived in the DHP offices to find the Middy Xtreme M3 pole sat on my desk I wasn’t too sure what expect. A pole rated to a No30 elastic (I wasn’t aware elastics went that strong), dubbed the ‘Animal Tamer’. I almost certainly expected a near-unusable piece of kit.
Matt Godfrey  |  Aug 03, 2016  |  0 comments
Matt Godfrey takes Preston Innovations’ brand-new Response Carp 16m pole to the bank to tame some surface-lurking monsters! Last month I had a phone call from Preston Innovations brand manager Scott Geens. Immediately after picking the phone up, I could sense excitement in his voice. “I’ve got something here that you might like, and I’d love you boys to get out on the bank for an exclusive with it. ” My ears instantaneously pricked up.
Tom Scholey  |  Aug 03, 2016  |  0 comments
Match Fishing editor Tom Scholey takes a look at a very special range of rods, Daiwa’s Airity X45s. I must admit to being massively sceptical when I was asked to consider the possibility that a rod might actually be ‘better’ than Daiwa’s Tournament range. I love these rods and have been steadily building a collection when my budget has allowed. Indeed, I have written on these pages before about how I consider the 10ft Tournament to be the nicest rod of its kind that I have ever used.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jul 13, 2016  |  0 comments
• Compatible with the 701, 801 and 901 poles • 8. 7m • Two spare top kits both pre-bushed and with side puller bush RRP: £249. 99 www. mapfishing.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jul 13, 2016  |  0 comments
• 8. 5m super-strong margin pole • Supplied with spare top kit and mini extension • Incredible strength! RRP: £129. 99 www. prestoninnovations.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jul 13, 2016  |  0 comments
• Four whips in set • Supplied in canvas bag • Ideal for small fish and speed fishing RRP: £114. 99 www. garbolinouk. co.
Joe Carass  |  Jul 13, 2016  |  0 comments
Excellent Excellence From Tri-Cast! Joe Carass gives the brand new Tri-Cast Excellence Pro a test with a difference!Long-term readers will know how much I like Tri-Cast rods and poles. The company makes some of the very best carbon products on the market and when it is due to release a new flagship pole, I always get excited. The last flagship, the Trilogy Pro 2, was without doubt the best pole the company had produced. If it could improve on that then we were going to have a serious piece of pole on our hands.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Mar 23, 2016  |  0 comments
• Air Rotor • Spare spool included • Packed full of features including 5+1 ball bearings RRP: £169. 99 www. daiwasports. co.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Feb 19, 2016  |  0 comments
•High-modulus carbon blank •Supplied with ¾oz and 1oz tips •Designed for short casts and today’s commercial waters RRP: £70 www. fishmatrix. co. uk Don't forget - subscribers to the magazine get 5% OFF THIS PRODUCT at Angling Direct.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Oct 28, 2015  |  0 comments
• Compact size • Ideal for feeder fishing styles • Superb Baitrunner facility RRP: £179. 99 www. fish. shimano-eu.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Sep 08, 2014  |  0 comments
• Lovely front-drag reel • The ideal all-round reel• Super-smooth front drag RRP: £54. 99 . . .
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jul 22, 2014  |  0 comments
• One of the lightest rods on the market • Beautiful finish• Stepped-up version of original AcolyteRRP: £179 . . . .
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jul 22, 2014  |  0 comments
• New small size of the popular Aero reel • Ideal for waggler fishing• Stunning piece of kitRRP: £134. 99 . . .
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jun 25, 2014  |  0 comments
• Oversized shallow spool for ease of casting • ACS line-clip system • Supplied with spare spool and both single and double-handle optionsRRP: £89. 99 . . .
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jun 10, 2014  |  0 comments
• Multi-use whip • Supplied with a flicktip for silvers and a hollow tip for carp• Lightweight yet super-strong design RRP: £199. 99 . . .