REVIEW: Carp Porter Power Porter Mk6

REVIEW: Carp Porter Power Porter Mk6

An electric-powered Carp Porter? A carp barrow that you don't need to struggle to push? Prestige Engineering has got just the thing...

RRP: £700 | www.carp-porter.com

Mention carp barrows to most anglers and the first name that comes to mind is Prestige Engineering’s Carp Porter, writes tackle editor Marc Coulson.

Prior to the brand breaking the mould in tackle transport, most of us used something more akin to a builder’s barrow, with some even ‘borrowing’ theirs from the local building site!

The company first introduced a motorised version of its all-conquering barrow a decade ago, and its latest version, the Power Porter MK6 is – quite simply – the barrow that we’d all love to own.

 A Carp Porter that powers itself along!

A Carp Porter that powers itself along!

Among the latest developments featured on the new barrow is a fully sealed motor, which is now removable along with the wheel section, making stowing it in your car much easier than before.

 The sealed motor

The sealed motor

It also reduces the amount of space needed to store the MK6, compared to previous models.

The motor itself has been upgraded and offers far more torque than before, and the battery and dedicated charger are also greatly improved.

 The locking hub allows an easy switch between drive and freewheel mode

The locking hub allows an easy switch between drive and freewheel mode

Reinforced handles, no-loss hand knobs, deluxe Y bar, all-terrain wheel, variable-speed hand control and a zip-top barrow bag all combine in this brilliant piece of British engineering.

Yes, refreshingly, Carp Porters are all made in the UK.

The result is a barrow which boasts an ease of use which must be experienced to be believed.

 Hand controls are easy to use and deal with different terrain

Hand controls are easy to use and deal with different terrain

I first tried one of these when out with Dave Lane who, after the ‘old man needs an electric barrow’ jibes, gave a wry smile as I, his chief tormentor, experienced just how easy the MK6 made shifting kit.

Trust me, if you ever try one, like me, it will go straight on to your carp fishing ‘bucket list’.

 The barrow bag is strong and large

The barrow bag is strong and large