The Gunki Pike Addict Net come 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.

Description: a 1.9 m landing net for pike fishing, available in two head sizes: 70 x 75 cm (20 x 15 mm mesh) and 80 x 90 cm (25 x 15 mm mesh), both with a mesh depth of 65 cm. The net head is locked into place with two turns of the landing net pole.

Specifications: collapsible handle; net boasts a strong, 1.2 mm aluminium frame; flat-bottomed, PVC-coated mesh; EVA grip; units of measurement marked on the handle.

My verdict: I like the look of this net.

The handle slides forward, overlapping the mouth of the net, to create a cross-beam, allowing you to lift and carry a fish that you’ve just landed to the unhooking mat, or you could even weigh the fish in the net, deducting the weight of the net afterwards.

The PVC coating on the good-sized mesh helps to prevent hooks getting caught up in it, and it’ll dry quicker, too.

The locking system on the handle is simple to operate. I also like the measure on the handle for recording the size of your catch.

A useful net for the roving piker.

Prices: £59.99-£69.99.

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