The Middy 3 m Shock Stikk Revolution35 Margin Tool 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.

YOU probably remember the original Shock Stikk margin pole for dominating big carp down the edge.

Well this latest incarnation is even stronger, with a hefty 35 elastic rating, and it’s still an effective and safe hauler, report Middy.

A specialist piece of kit for fooling those ‘kerb crawlers’ you’ll find a bigger bore top section on the Revolution35, to handle bigger elastics. I’ve heard that you can even rig it with 3.5 mm diameter catty elastic if you want to step up further.

This one already comes ready elasticated and bushed with 26-30 hollow Hi-Viz, so it’s pretty well ready to go for some close-quarters bagging.

A useful choice, especially when you don’t want to risk your more expensive pole. It weighs only 185 g at the full 3 metres, and comes with shrink X-Wrap grips.

There’s also a very handy 1.5 m extension to take it to 4.5 m, or you can buy it as a 4.5 m package.

Prices: 3 m £89.99; 4.5 m Package £129.99; Extension £39.99.