www.gardnertackle.co.uk | RRP: £14.99
The Gardner Bank Saw is a nifty little implement for tackling snags and dealing with access problems, whether on the bank or beneath the surface.
It goes without saying that no responsible angler would go around hacking down the environment in which we fish, but this palm-sized blade is great for tidying up dangerous overhangs or obstacles in the margin.
The solid brass mounting gives it a quality feel and the UK-made Bank Saw can be threaded on to a bankstick or landing net pole with ease.
When the blade has lost its sharpness, simply remove it with the Allen key provided and insert a new one. Each pack contains a spare blade and a protective sheath.
In addition to the main pack, you can also buy spare blades in packs of two.
With eight teeth per inch (8tpi), these medium-cut blades offer a balance of speed and neatness and will deal with just about any bankside obstruction.
You'd expend a huge amount of energy carving out a completely new swim with one of these, but for little tidying jobs and for making landing a fish easier, one of these is worth chucking in your rucksack.