New Shimano Technium Pole

Shimano's all-new Technium 1300 pole hits Britain's shops this week, and is the perfect solution for anglers on a budget.

Solid section walls and reinforced carbon joints on all nine put-in sections give it the durability to withstand the odd knock or over-enthusiastic strike, and if you fish it with balanced elastics, lines and hooks it will handle jut about anything that swims in your local commercial fishery.

Mark Sawyer tests it out...