The Maver MV-R Front Drag Reels 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: front drag fixed-spool reels for float and feeder fishing.

Specifications: the 3000 model weighs 253 g and has a capacity of 150 m of 0.18 mm line. The  bigger 4000 version weighs 305 g and has a capacity of 150 m of 0.20 mm line. Both feature 5+1 ball bearings; graphite body and rotor; 5.2:1 gear ratio; multi-disc front drag; anodised spool; anti-twist line roller; and an Intelligent Oscillating System.

My verdict: these brand-new reels look light enough for coupling with short waggler and feeder rods. They’re also perfect partners for the MV-R rods.

The 4000 model is ideal for punching further out, but both have the cranking power for bagging lots of fish, whether you are fishing a feeder or a float.

Maver also confirm that they are great for stick float fishing and more demanding trotting work on rivers, thanks to their lightweight construction.

Between the two sizes, they will cover a lot of float and feeder fishing methods, having some quality features without you having to break the bank.

Prices: £64.99-£69.99. Spare spools £12.99.

CAUGHT A BIG FISH OR GOT SOME NEWS? Email photos and details exclusively to: anglersmail@ti-media.com – you could star in the must-read print magazine.

AN ANGLER’S MAIL MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION IS A GREAT IDEA TO  KEEP YOU UP TO SPEED WITH WHAT’S HAPPENING OUT THERE ON THE BANK.

You can subscribe to one of the top magazine offers online at magazinesdirect.com.

You’ll then get Angler’s Mail magazine delivered to your door, or the door of a friend/relative if it’s a gift. And it’s at discounted rates… to suit all pockets.

There are seasonal deals for the print version and the digital version too.

More great Maver products …

Review: Maver MV-R EVA Luggage

Description: a practical luggage range for bait and tackle accessories. Specifications: an extensive range, featuring a Commercial Case, Rig Case,…