The Guru XL Pole Pot comes under the beady eye of Angler's Mail tackle editor Richard Howard. He's the No.1 products inspector, checking out loads of quality kit every week.

IT MIGHT officially be autumn, but there are still hungry waters where you can afford to put some bait down with a pot, such as the Guru XL Pole Pot, to get a result.

It will usefully fit on a wide range of top kit diameters, and thanks to what Guru call their ‘soft-safe’ fitting you won’t have to worry about damaging your top kit, either.

The XL has a 90 ml volume, and comes with a removable lid and strategically placed holes, so that you don’t get bait stuck inside the base.

A very useful alternative to a dedicated cupping kit, I like the fact that it’s pretty neutral, too, if you’re topping up over the heads of fish. It’ll certainly help you put a bit of bait down to come back to and investigate later.

Price: £3.99.