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Innovations and Korum both showcased their new products for 2015 last week, not far from their Telford, Shropshire HQ. Angler's Mail Features editor Richard Howard highlights some of the exciting new releases coming your way.

PRESTON Innovations have taken the strain out of match and pleasure fishing with their new backrest seat technology, to ease backache or bad posture problems for regular seatbox users. Brand manager Scott Geens explained: “We’ve designed the brand new OnBox 360 seatbox system, which features a padded, fully rotating seat complete with cushioned backrest.

“We’ve also designed a Folding Back Rest Seat, which you can fit to one of the existing Space Stations or OnBox systems to convert your own, as long as it’s one of the systems with plastic clips.”

The fully padded, robust, folding seat supports you exactly where you need it, but at the same time doesn’t hinder feeding a pole back or casting and retrieving.

Whether you opt for the very clever OnBox 360 system (allowing you to swivel right and left to fish down the margins, or straight out in front, or somewhere in between) or the fixed seat option, you’re going to be sitting much more comfortably.

The OnBox 360 comes complete with a very tidy integral side tray and an underseat storage compartment that’s fully OnBox compatible, allowing more trays to be added.

There are also Offbox accessory points and telescopic legs. It’ll retail for £229.99..

Innovative luggage solutions

IT’S hard to make luggage better, but  Innovations have done it.

“We’ve redesigned the Monster luggage range, adding new features and some unique touches to make it even more userfriendly,” reported ’s Scott Geens.

“The Monster 2+2 Rod Holdall is a prime example.

By staggering the position of made-up rods and reels inside the new holdall, we’ve doubled the capacity from two made-up rods to four.

“Then we’ve added an external pocket for your landing net handles and feeder rests, so all of your kit goes in one holdall.”

Other features include extra handles positioned low down on big capacity rod and pole holdalls to help load them in and out of cars. There are also strap retainers to keep shoulder straps out of the mud, a Monster

Ready Reel Case for slipping over the reel on made-up rod set-ups, which also comes with a line protector so that your main line isn’t damaged in transit.

The complete feeder rod range

IF ever there was a complete feeder rod range, the new Competition Pro range is it.

The 9 ft, 10 ft, 11 ft 4 in., 12 ft, 12 ft 6 in. and 13 ft Competition Pro feeder rods are classed as super light, light, light-medium, medium, medium-heavy, and heavy respectively.

Between them they’ll cover everything from short-range feeder and bomb work for silver fish and F1s to traditional bream work, carp on commercials and barbel on big rivers.

“These rods are going to appeal to all sorts of anglers, as they come with a very affordable price tag of £89.99 to £129.99,” commented ’s Scott Geens.

“If I had to pick one it would be the 11ft 4 in. Light-Medium Feeder – the ultimate allrounder, equally good fishing an open-ender for bream, but more than capable of fishing the Method on a commercial for carp, or feeder fishing for chub on a medium-sized river,” he added.