With this test series we take a look at unhooking mats and of course, protection is paramount here. As much as we all love a pocket-friendly product, we honestly believe that this is one product that no angler should scrape on, ever! What we are looking for here is the complete protective package, how much padding is on offer, can the carp be retained for short periods without flapping off or out of the mat and how mobile the entire bundle is. Yes, before you say it, the carp we have used for illustrative purposes is rather large, measuring in at a whopping 84 centimetres long and 56 centimetres from dorsal fin to pelvic fin, hence the tight fit.
Weighs: 2.6kg The Fox Easy Mat is a rapid-set-up design, with it taking literally seconds to put together, which is great. The pop-out cradle is designed for maximum convenience, with its 50mm base that fits directly into the Easy Mat offering full protection for the fish while on the bank. The thing we love about this mat is the sheer convenience of the whole setup. Supplied in a lightweight carry bag, which is nice and compact for both storage and transportation, this is a firm favourite on the bank.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS 9/10 PROTECTION 9/10 VALUE FOR MONEY 8/10 TOTAL: 26/30
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