This is a neat little baitcasting reel with a thumb bar release button that enables you to retrieve and cast in one single motion.

It has a gear ratio of 5.1:1 and eight ball bearings to give a smooth run.

With a line capacity of 300 yards of 8lb line, this is a gem if you are lure fishing for bass in gullies or afloat.

Available from Glasgow Angling Centre, tel: 0870 920 1120 and quote code SV7004 when ordering.

Score sheet:

Value for money: A specialist reel for under 30 quid is great value.
Practicality: Easy to use – you’ll have it mastered in no time.
Would we buy it? It would be money well spent.