The Roger Surgay Signature Series Rods 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.

WITH a passion for angling heritage, and inspired by rods such as Richard Walker’s Classic Mk IV Carp rod, leading fishing tackle businessman Roger Surgay has released three retro-style rods called the Roger Surgay Signature Series Rods.

The Trent Trotter, Old School Carp and Warwickshire Avon have many of the original features found on rods that were around 40 or 50 years ago.

The Trent Trotter is an 11 ft, three-piece waggler rod, the Warwickshire Avon an 11 ft, two-piece Avon-style design, and the Old School Carp rod is a 12 ft, two-piece model.

They’ve all been built on glass blanks, with weighted cork handles, to balance the tip, double leg eyes, that have been specially treated, and light, alloy reel rings and white spigots.

There’s a growing interest in ‘old school’ tackle, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see some more retro kit on its way.

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Price: £59.99.