Mail’s tackle editor Richard Howard selected the best products caught his eye during 2016. Here's his lowdown on the Leeda Concept GT ...

I’M always up for new ranges designed to get newcomers to fishing off to a good start and that’s what Concept GT is all about, launched earlier this year through Leeda.

The entry-level match brand is particularly suited to those visiting commercial fisheries.

And it features just about everything you need to get you off to a good start, with more releases for 2017.

For 2016 we saw 11 and 13 m Power Carp Poles, 8 and 9.2 m Hit and Hold Poles and a 7.5 m Slim Power Margin Pole.

Also Concept GT 11 and 12 ft Waggler Rods, an 11 ft Feeder and 12 ft Power Feeder and a 12 ft Twin Tip Combo – the latter suiting pellet waggler as well as method feeder work. The 11 ft Waggler and 11 ft Feeder Rods priced just £34.99 each!

There’s some stylish new luggage from a 6-tube rod holdall (£34.99) and ready rod sleeve to a carryall (£26.99), net bag and coolbag and smaller luggage items as well as super strong, telescopic and take apart landing net handles. Not a bad range at all.

Prices: Rods from ££34.99. Poles from £69.99.