Angler's Mail tackle editor Richard Howard carefully selects stand-out products every week, and he was impressed by the DAM Quick Z-Base Big Pit Reel . Check out his lowdown here…

THIS new big pit reel from DAM ticks a lot of boxes. Thanks to the slow oscillation, perfect line lay, and long cast spool taking 400m of 0.35 mm line, you can thump a bait out with it.

It’s also pretty light too for its size at 635 g – and then there’s the price – under £70.

A reel for big casts it’ll retrieve 95 cm of line per handle turn, boasts five sealed ball bearings and comes with a handy quick drag too for improved control. The gear ratio is 4.1:1.

Very easy on the eye in black and red, anglers will also appreciate the big handle that offers plenty to get hold of, even with cold and wet hands.

As well as the aluminium long cast spool it comes with an all black spare. That’s good value for money!

The first batch has sold out straight away, but there’s some more due in next month.

Price: £69.99.