Angler's Mail tackle editor Richard Howard is the No.1 products inspector, checking out loads of quality kit every week. Here's his lowdown on the Bank Bug Rock Steady Back Rest System V2…


THEY’RE billing it as the best back rest system ever made! Bank BUG have listened to the feedback on their V1 ‘system’, spent 18 months field testing modified designs and have now launched the V2.

You’ll now find a fully adjustable locking point incorporated into this system, and a super-strong O-ring with improved fitting.

The locking boss is also longer, the locking point deeper and it’s an altogether tighter fit, to ensure it’s more rock steady.

You can secure this system to any rod handle, anywhere along the rod butt, the idea being that it stays on your rod whilst you are playing a fish, without being a hindrance.

But then after casting, it holds your rod solid, thanks to the Locking Point, which screws into any bankstick or buzzer bar. When you get a take, you can still strike cleanly as normal.

Prices: Single Rod Set-up £12.99; Two Rod £24.99; Three Rod £34.99.