THIS month we have teamed up with online tackle shop for the chance to win one of two new Maver Italica match rods, a tool that offers exceptional value for money at under £60.

The rod has a pleasing action which makes is lovely for small fish, but it still retains the backbone when bonus fish are hooked and head for cover!

In fact the Italica has none of the sloppiness often associated with models in this price range.

Manufactured from light, high modulus carbon, the slim blank had put-over joints and boasts high quality, single leg lined guides throughout, plus a quality screw-lock reel seat and a part cork, part EVA handle.

The black carbon blank is finished with deep maroon whippings and gold tippets to give the Italica a quality appearance that matches its excellent action and belies its low price point.

Supplied in the three-compartment bag, the Italica comes in 13ft and 14ft models with an RRP of £59.99 and £65 respectively.


How to win

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning one of two Italica match rods is answer the question below, and then CLICK HERE and fill in the fields with your name, email address and answer. You will find the answer at The competition closes on July 31st, 2003. You can enter as many times as you want. The winners will be chosen at random from all entries received.



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