Angler's Mail tackle editor Richard Howard carefully selects stand-out products every week, and he was impressed by the MAD Charger Carp Rods. Check out his lowdown here…

MAD Charger – a new competitively-priced carp rods range from DAM under the MAD banner – has got a bit of a retro look and a feel about it.

The brown blanks get the thumbs up… but more so, the parabolic actions.

Designed to cover a lot of carping situations, there’s ten rods in the MAD Charger range.

It’s nice to see ten footers in 3 lb and 3.5 lb formats for smaller waters.

There’s also 12-footers from 2.75 lb to 3.5 lb, with a choice of 40 mm or 50 mm butt rings depending on test curve.

Plus there’s a a 13 ft 3.5 lb, 50 mm butt ring beast for bigger chucks and heavier payloads.

You’ll find abbreviated handles through the range, with two full cork additions on offer in a 10 ft 3 lb and 12 ft 3 lb test curve.

There’s a lot of choice there for a carp rods range that starts below £60! Good work, DAM.

Price: from £59.99.