The Quick Speedcore BaitCast Reel 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.

THE Quick Speedcore BaitCast reel comes with one of the fastest retrieves on the market – 9.3:1, which means it retrieves 99 cm of line per handle turn.

Offering improved control and a high conversion rate of strikes to fish on the bank, it also comes with 11 ball bearings, which help it run smoothly.

There’s a double-anodized, aluminium spool and a high impact, ABS graphite frame and side plates. It weighs in at 198 g.

Inside you’ll find a stainless steel main shaft, brass worm shaft oscillation gear, aluminium star drag and micro-adjustable, centrifugal, magnetic drag.

The drag force is reported to be around 15 lb.

Boasting a line capacity of 310 m of 0.20 mm line, this is a reel that will appeal if you’re looking for the directness and control that a baitcaster offers.

This is a good package for the price. Check it out at your local DAM stockist.

Price: £69.99.