For this small sum of money you’ll often get a free-spool facility, several Ball bearings, and even a Spare spool on some. Trust us, you can buy a quality reel capable of landing the biggest carp in the country for less than £60 – and one that’ll last. So, whether you’re after a big-pit design or a simple medium-sized freespool reel we’ve had a look at some of the best. Feast your eyes on these little beauties…

 


 

 

Shimano 6000RE

 

 

 

Style: Medium-sized
Line capacity: 300 yards of 10lb; 265 yards of 12lb; 170 yards of 16lb; 120 yards of 20lb
Free-spool facility: Yes
Ball bearings: Two bearings and a roller bearing
Gear ratio: 4.5:1
Spare spool: One
RRP: £49.99
Contact: 01386 425826


Wychwood MAXimiser
Style: Big pit
Line capacity: 240 yards of 15lb; 213 yards of 19lb; 191 yards of 22lb
Free-spool facility: No
Ball bearings: Eight
Gear ratio: 4.1:1
Spare spool: No
RRP: £59.99
Contact: Wychwood on 01527 587401

 


Theseus Merlin MK-1 60
Style: Medium-sized
Line capacity (in diameter): 150 yards of 0.45mm; 120 yards of 0.50mm; 80 yards of 0.60mm
Free-spool facility: Yes
Ball bearings: Seven
Gear ratio: 5.5:1
Spare spool: Yes
RRP: From £39.99
Contact: Theseus on 01709 724700


ProLogic XLNT
Style: Medium-sized
Line capacity: 330 yards of 15lb; 260 yards of 18lb; 220 yards of 20lb
Free-spool facility: Yes
Ball bearings: Seven
Gear ratio: 5.1:1
Spare spool: One
RRP: £49.99
Contact: Svendsen Sports on 02920 791700

 

 


 

Okuma Interceptor
Style: Medium-sized
Line capacity: 320 yards of 10lb; 240 yards of 12lb; 180 yards of 15lb
Free-spool facility: Yes
Ball bearings: Two bearings with one quick-set, one-way clutch bearing
Gear ratio: 4.5:1
Spare spool: One
RRP: £29.99
Contact: Svendsen Sports on 02920 791700

 

 


 

Leeda Powerhouse
Style: Big pit
Line capacity: 470 yards of 12lb; 280 yards of 18lb
Free-spool facility: No
Ball bearings: Three
Gear ratio: 4.1:1
Spare spool: No
RRP: £29.99
Contact: Leeda on 01527 587401

 


 

Tica Sportera
Style: Medium-sized
Line capacity: 330 yards of 14lb; 270 yards of 17lb; 180 yards of 20lb
Free-spool facility: Yes
Ball bearings: Seven
Gear ratio: 5.2:1
Spare spool: One spool
RRP: £66.99
Contact: Maver on 01527 406300

 

 


 

Quantum Heat
Style: Medium-sized
Line capacity: 180 yards of 14lb; 140 yards of 16lb; 100 yards of 18lb
Free-spool facility: Yes
Ball bearings: Eight
Gear ratio: 5.5:1
Spare spool: One
RRP: £59.99
Contact: Zebco on 0870 750 2325

 


 

Fladen Warbird
Style: Big-pit freerunner
Line capacity: 350 yards of 15lb
Free-spool facility: Yes
Ball bearings: Nine
Gear ratio: 4.1:1
Spare spool: Two
RRP: £55.95
Contact: Fladen on 01305 821111


Cormoran Sinus
Style: Medium-sized
Line capacity: 270 yards of 14lb; 210 yards of 16lb
Free-spool facility: Yes
Ball bearings: Four
Gear ratio: 5.5:1
Spare spool: Yes
RRP: £56.30
Contact: Cormoran on 01355 372600

 


Nash Outlaw
Style: Medium-sized
Line capacity (in diameter): 315 metres of 0.30mm; 270 metres of 0.35mm; 210 metres of 0.45mm
Free-spool facility: Yes
Ball bearings: Five
Gear ratio: 5.2:1
Spare spool: No
RRP: £39.99
Contact: Nash Tackle 01702 233232


Daiwa Regal Plus
Style: Medium-sized
Line capacity: 300 yards of 10lb; 260 yards of 12lb; 210 yards of 14lb
Free-spool facility: Yes
Ball bearings: Six
Gear ratio: 4.9:1
Spare spool: One
RRP: £59.99
Contact: Daiwa on 01698 355723

 


 

Grauvell Syntra V3000
Style: Medium-sized
Line capacity: 180 yards of 14lb; 140 yards of 16lb; 100 yards of 18lb
Free-spool facility: Yes
Ball bearings: Five
Gear ratio: 5.5:1
Spare spool: Yes
RRP: £39.99
Contact: Grauvell on 01235 821877

 


 

Abu Garcia 305
Style: Medium-sized
Line capacity: 320 yards of 12lb; 245 yards of 14lb; 190 yards of 20lb
Free-spool facility: Yes
Ball bearings: Six
Gear ratio: 5.5:1
Spare spool: No
RRP: £49.99
Contact: Pure Fishing on 0845 050 0091

 

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