Need a new boat rod?

This year thanks to our sponsors at Pure Fishing UK Ltd, amongst the many new goodies for our anglers to test aboard My Way 2 we took delivery of the new Shakespeare Agility 2 12/20lb & the PENN Battalion 20lb boat rods.

The Shakespeare Agility 2 has a RRP of £59.99, with the PENN Battalion RRP £159.99

Both rods have been put through their paces over the last 6 months and have received some great feedback from both novices wanting to use our tackle, but also from seasoned anglers looking for a new rod to invest in.

The Shakespeare Agility 2 12/20lb rod has a soft supple tip designed specifically for fishing with braided line. The rod has a superb action with well positioned rings loading the blank perfectly.

Above Pete Minns, tackling a nice 10lb 8oz thornback ray through 80ft of water and 1knot of tide. As can be seen from the photograph, the blank worked lovely,.

  • Zirconium Oxide Guides
  • DPS Reel seat
  • Slim carbon blanks
  • Rubber shrink wrap on Key handle areas

The soft tip makes it an ideal choice when drifting shallow or deeper water for an array of different species such as pollack, coalfish and turbot. But the powerful blank is equally at home when searching out hard fighting inshore sharks such as hounds and tope.

The PENN Battalion 20lb boat road is built using a special blend of high performance carbon, offering an extremely light weight rod, that is both slim yet powerful.

Most 20lb rods tend to lock up mid way down the tip section and offer lifting power at this point to the butt. These 20lb rods are slightly different, the tip action is more progressive bordering on parabolic with the power coming from the butt section, with the 30lb class offering a similar responsive tip action but with more power at the mid section.

Suitable for both braid and mono. They not only look good, but offer great bite detection both inshore on light stuff but also in the deeps, were the powerful butt section helps ease your catch up quite effectively.

  • ALPS Tri reel seat
  • ALPS guides
  • Short Butt + Long tip construction
  • Double lock nuts


Try before you buy – our full range of Pure Fishing UK Ltd rods and reels are available for anglers to try free of charge aboard My Way 2. Here you can test the rod or reel and get a feel to its suitability to you & your fishing.


Anglesey Bait Centre in Beaumaris is a Pure Fishing Stockist and has some of the best deals available on all tackle either on the premises or mail order. You can visit their website or Facebook page

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