The Carp Spirit Blax Bankware comes under the beady eye of Angler's Mail tackle editor Richard Howard. He's the No.1 product inspector, checking out loads of quality kit every week.

Description: an extensive range of banksticks, buzzer bars, stands, stabilisers and adaptors.

Specifications: made from 16 mm aircraft-grade 6063 aluminium; lightweight; functional; durable; black, anodised finish; No Loss Tri-lobe thumb screws; compatible with a 2-in-1 key tool.

Banksticks: available in 23, 30, 40, 50 and 70 cm extending lengths; standard or hardened, pointed tips; inner section can be used independently.

Buzz bars: 2 and 3-rod designs, from 11.3 cm to 33 cm; rear bars adjust from 16.5-27 cm, front bars from 20.5-34.3 cm.

My verdict: this is an impressive range of competitively priced bankware. I like the choice of banksticks and buzz bars.

I’m  impressed with the matching deck stand too, it allows you to screw your sticks into a wooden platform, doing away with the need for a rod pod.

There’s also a 12 cm bankstick stabiliser and an extending cross bar (53-93 cm) that fits between the front and back banksticks, for a solid set-up.

The all-encompassing range includes other accessories, which I will reveal in another issue.

If you buy into the Blax range, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

It’s designed and developed in the UK, and I can see specialist anglers liking it.

Prices: Banksticks from £10.49-£18.99; Buzz bars from £10.99-£18.99; Deck stand £8.49; Bankstick stabiliser £12.99; Cross bar £18.99.

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