Because the fish are worth it.

Streetfishing means mobility, graffiti and big city flair. Between the crowds in the subway or in the bus, as well as under bridges and narrow canals, the equipment should be as compact as possible. A product, which is necessary and already been used in the catfish and carp fishing segment, remains on the track. In my first blog post, I would like to introduce you to the product solution.

For my entry into the SPRO Team and the author of this blog, I thought about my first topic for quite a while. In the beginning, my idea was to write about the Dropshot Rods from the Freestyle Series. However, I then decided on a product I hold close to my heart.

The main aspect about modern fishing that fascinates me is that the angler sees himself as a participant in the ecosystem and no longer focuses on fishing for food. To use our waters sustainable, certain fixed points are important in order to maintain fish stocks for our children. One of them is the careful handling of our catch.

Carp anglers have this point of view already but I feel predator anglers are still a bit behind. Too big, too unwieldy and too heavy. These were my arguments before I got to know the Freestyle Lite Mat.

Since that moment, the Lite Mat has always been attached to my backpack. The fact that you can roll it up quickly, I often forget that it is even there. Inconspicuous, it simply hangs from the side of the carabiner until the reel brake screams and the rod bends towards the water.  The Lite Mat is on the ground and ready within a matter of seconds, and can perform a task that makes a difference between life and death for the fish.

The Lite Mat protects the important mucous membrane of our catches and thus prevents the colonization of bacteria, parasites and infection so that we can continue to enjoy the fantastic creatures of our waters in the future.

Conclusively I can only say that the Freestyle Lite Mat should be as natural as a landing net, pliers, or a knife. We owe it to the fish to treat them as gently as possible. I would like to continue to experience great catches on the water in the future, and I make sure that every undersized fish, will be released in a healthy condition.

Florian Engelke