Angler's Mail tackle editor Richard Howard selected the best products that caught his eye during 2016. Here's his lowdown on the Deeper Smart Sonar PRO+ ...

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THIS top of the range Smart Sonar from Deeper is something special. It’s no wonder these guys have won so many awards.

You simply cast the fish finder – like a round float, out on rod and line from the bank and map the topography of your swim and see what’s swimming in front of you.

As you wind in, it streams to your Smartphone or Tablet.

It marks fish, measures the depth, water temperature bottom structure and features.

Information-finder

A serious bit of kit with a casting range of 100 yards, it works via Wi Fi. The Pro+ can draw a bathymetric map of the bottom contours as well as identifying target fish and smaller species.

This information is recorded within an app and can be saved for future offline reference so you’ve got a record of all the ‘features’ on your local water.

The more casts you have the more information and detailed map of the venue you build up, thanks to the impressive scanning frequency.

Performing in depths to 80 metres or so, you’re likely to be reaching for your marker float rod a lot less after you’ve used one of these.

It’s the best of three different specification Deeper Smart devices, offering boat mode contour mapping too.

If you’re going to buy one – go for the PRO+ for its Onshore GPS mapping feature.

There’s a whole range of useful accessories even a night fishing cover that’s worth checking out too.

Why not have a read at what Brian Gay made of his Deeper, when tested for Angler’s Mail. Click here.

Price: £189.