Best fishing trolleys

The 7 Best Fishing Trolleys - (Match and Coarse Fishing Trolleys Reviewed)

We anglers are well known for maybe having ‘too much’ gear. Whilst this may seem a little comical as first, we have all been the position where our day would have been just perfect… If only we’d remembered to bring… You get the idea.

There are a couple of solutions to this problem.

The first is to make your way down to the swim puffing and panting with a real sweat on, having made several trips to and from the car with all of your tackle. 

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The second is to stow all of your gear on a trolley, and wheel it down to the swim in relative comfort to arrive relaxed, with everything you need, and be ready to get down to a serious days fishing.

In this article we are going to look at what makes the best fishing trolleys and give you some idea as to what we think are worthy contenders.

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The best fishing trolleys are those that can hold, balance and transfer a large amount of fishing tackle to a chosen swim with relative ease. There are a number of features that allow a fishing trolley to accomplish this task. 

The Best Fishing Trolleys:

  1. Preston Innovations Four Wheeled Shuttle
  2. Bison Heavy Duty Two Wheel
  3. MAP X2 Extending Barrow
  4. NGT Dynamic Fishing Trolley
  5. Koala Large Fold Flat Fishing Trolley
  6. Milestone Fishing & Camping Trolley
  7. Leeda Fold Up Trolley

Check out the full article below explaining what features are required in the best fishing trollies as well as more information on our chosen products.

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Mankind invented the wheel for a reason. It made life much easier. But all wheels are not created equal. If you are looking to take some of the pressure off, it is important that you make the right choice and pick the best fishing trolley to suit your needs.

Let’s look at some common questions and see if we can give you the answer.

Do I need a two or four wheel fishing trolley?

The number of wheels you need for your fishing trolley depends on a number of things. The most obvious is the amount of gear you are intending to carry.

Four wheel spreads the weight of your gear over a larger area and therefore is easier to pull as they are less likely to sink in. The downside to a four wheeled fishing trolley is that they tend to fare better on flatter, more even, ground.

A two wheeled trolley is a little more dynamic. The best two wheeled fishing trolley will be able to traverse almost any type of ground (within reason).

They are generally a little smaller and more compact. The downside to this is that you might not be able to fit quite as much tackle on your trolley.

If the amount of tackle you need to transport is quite a lot and you are concerned about the effort required in getting to your chosen swim, you could always consider purchasing an electric fishing trolley.

Or, if you you are quite handy at DIY, you could attach a motor to a normal fishing trolley and charge it on the bank via one of these compact power supplies

What are the best fishing trolley wheels?

There are generally two types of wheels available. Solid moulded wheels and pneumatic wheels. Moulded wheels are generally maintenance free, but they tend to be heavier and offer less suspension.

Pneumatic wheels spread the weight of your tackle much more effectively, but they are generally bigger and can present the risk of punctures. That said spare wheels are available and you can beef up any fishing trolley with replacement wheels.

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Can I use my seatbox with a fishing trolley?

The general answer is yes. As long as your seatbox is of a relatively uniform size, some of the best fishing trolleys on the market feature a means to make it an all in one solution. Just wheel your trolley into position, deploy the feet and you are good to go.

What are the best fishing trolleys?

Whilst we’ve given some suggestions below, the best fishing trolleys are those that allow you to transport your gear easily. It must be easy to move and have ample room to fit your seat box and indeed all of your tackle with ease.

You will want to think about what you are going to do with the trolley after you have got your gear to the swim and again when it gets to home time. Ideally the best fishing trolleys will take up as little space as possible when it is not being used.

If your fishing trolley satisfies all of these things then you will be using it effectively. With this in mind here are some of our suggestions for the best fishing trolleys:

The Best Fishing Trolleys:

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Preston are major players in the match fishing tackle world today having produced some real quality tackle in recent years.

This fishing trolley is absolutely no exception to this 'quality' tag. You'll find transporting 10 tonne of fishing gear to your swim almost pleasurable with the four wheeled shuttle!

If you possess an Onbox or space station (Preston's main seatbox products) then this trolley's support bar is a very handy feature. This is because the adjustable option of this support bar will make these seat boxes fit like a glove.

The support bar however can also be turned around, making this trolley adaptable to suit most other seat boxes on the market.

With the four wheels supporting the trolley's entire weight you'll find you may not even have to lift the back up saving on the strains that some trolley's can exert on you.

The problem of punctures is eliminated by the solid tyres which can be adjusted to give more ground clearance.

Overall this trolley is a clever, well thought out product and is without doubt one of the best fishing trolleys on the market today.


Bison Heavy Duty Two Wheel Fishing Barrow Trolley with Barrow Bag

We like this, a lot. If Sherman tanks made fishing trolleys, this would be a good example. We’ll start with the wheels...

You get two pneumatic wheels that are puncture proof. The diameter of the wheels means the trolley will make light work of most terrain. 

The folding V bar at the front of the trolley gives you flexibility to allow an overhand or keep your tackle secure within the confines of the frame.

From a storage point of view this trolley is really smart. The legs and frame all fold up minimising the ‘footprint’ of the trolley when not in use.

To complete the setup, the trolley comes with a deep and sturdy ‘barrow bag ’allowing you to keep a whole manner of trinkets and tackle stowed and secure during transport.

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The MAP X2 Extending Fishing Barrow is a lightweight, easy to use trolley. 

The barrow has a main frame that extends to make it easier for you to carry your gear to your swim.

Complete with this trolley comes a rear storage bag that you can transport all of your essentials that you need to access quickly when you arrive at your swim. 

A very innovative feature of this great fishing trolley is that if you want to be able to transport more gear, you can just extend and add a couple of wheels! (these are sold separately)

This trolley is compatible with most seat boxes and with it coming supplied with its own carry case, this really is a great product that we thoroughly recommend.

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Best Fishing Trolleys

NGT Dynamic Fishing Trolley

This extremely well made fishing trolley from the up and coming NGT brand is one of our favourites due to its versatility, robustness and general feel of quality.

The side bars on the base plate aids in stability, the additional top handle bar adds efficiency to the trolley and the solid wheels allow for ease of movement even in the most 'bumpiest' of terrains.

The trolley folds flat for ease of storage without having to take the thing apart which is a bonus!

Finally there is an option to purchase with the NGT carryall that fits perfectly onto this trolley and compliments it beautifully.

All in all, this is a very well made fishing trolley that suits all types of fishing and is definitely worth your consideration.


Koala Large Fold Flat Fishing Trolley

Koala have adopted a simple approach in their offering for the best fishing trolley. But simple and sturdy can be exactly what you need, as there is less that can go wrong.

The Koala Large Fold Flat Fishing Trolley has a large, solid frame and can fit most popular seat boxes. 

The trolley comes with 2 removable pneumatic wheels, which allow you to pack it flat for easy storage or transportation. 

The base locking arm support system is a nice feature that saves all the worry of your trolley self-folding at the most inconvenient moment.

All in all this is a simple but effective trolley that does the desired job of transporting a load of fishing gear with ease.


Milestone Fishing & Camping Trolley

This budget offering from milestone isn’t packed with features. But if you are looking for something cheap that you’ll only use for a fraction of your day then you won’t go far wrong.

The trolley folds flat making it super easy to store.

The 2 wheels are solid moulded plastic, they won’t be particularly bouncy, but they are lightweight and reduce the overall profile of the trolley. Because of the lack of sidebars, you have flexibility to stow your gear in the most efficient manner.

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Leeda Fold Up Trolley

This great little trolley by Leeda is a basic yet quality product that will lug your gear about with ease.

This is largely thanks to the two pneumatic tyres that make it easier to transport over rough terrain and a foldable handle for storage in tight spaces. 

The dimensions on this trolley are big enough to get the job done yet small enough to store away comfortably. 

The trolley is quick and easy to assemble and weighing just 7kg in total is a fantastic trolley that does was it needs to without breaking the bank.

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Campart HC-0910 - Foldaway trolley

Now this is pretty clever and you may have noticed that this is actually an 8th Trolley featured.  The reason we didn't include it into our top 7 is the fact that it isn't actually a fishing trolley.

However it could be used as one...  This little workhorse can carry up to 75kg without any trouble.

The 4 solid moulded wheels reduce the weight so there is less to pull, and are steerable, just point the handle and go.

If you choose to carry your tackle in the trolley, it will all be contained within the blue canvas bag that makes up the walls.

The best bit? The trolley folds down like an accordion maximising both the space you save and the amount of tackle you can carry. 

Bungee Elastic?

When using a fishing trolley, another additional piece of equipment you may need is a simple bungee elastic to keep your gear secure whilst transporting. If needed you may want to checkout the following 'best sellers' on Amazon:

Best Selling Bungee Straps:

Final Thoughts

Choosing the best fishing trolley depends primarily on how much tackle you have and where you have got to take it to.

By knowing these two things you’ll have a really good starting point, and you’ll be able to make your way down to the swim without breaking a sweat. 

All of the fishing tackle featured in this article can be found at one of the following online shops...

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