POLES aren’t cheap and can easily set you back more than £1,000, so it’s important to think about what you need before making your investment. On the one hand, there are match poles that are classic slimline and low-weight models for roach fishing, and at the other end of the spectrum you have heavyweight carp and margin poles. In between these two extremes there are ‘all-round’ poles that can handle both carp and silverfish with ease.
What to consider when choosing a pole:
LENGTH – How long will you actually be fishing? It’s unlikely that you’ll go to the maximum 16m – 17m length more than a few times a year, so you can save yourself a bit of cash by going