Customer reviews & ratings
Would Highly Recommend for a Child
Love this product! Purchased for my 4 year old daughter and she loves it. Took her fishing the other day for the first time. She had a good time using her fishing rod. She caught 8 small fish with it. I would have to say, not to bad to be her first time fishing. She loves it and she is ready to go back. Would highly recommend this for a child.
wonderfull kids pole
We purchased this rod for a camping trip for my 5 year old daughter. Cute,easy to use,she caught three fish with it,and it seems pretty durable,no problems with cheap plastic parts breaking like others said. GREAT deal!
not too bad
i got this for my daughter when she was 5 years old, and we used it to pond fish, and she actually has caught alot of little fish with it..she is 6 years old, and still uses it to fish, but its wearing down a bit. its so easy to use with the push button, but don't catch anything big, because its not very strong and reeling in, but its for kids anyway. she loves it.
wonderful for 5year old grandaughter
she loves the look,and i like how simple and dependable.smooth casting and reeling with good drag .she has landed many 10 to 12 inch bass and is very happy thanks for a great product. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Bought this for my 4 year old niece. It cast good and seems to be a good quality. It had a little trouble reeling in the Large Mouth Bass that she caught but did just fine on the crappie she caught around the dock before we left.
My granddaughter loves it
They r realy cute
Good for small children's first fishing pole
We do alot of saltwater & freshwater fishing from shore & boat. My daughter catches us bait fish on this pole with no problem. She is 3 yrs old & 43" tall. We do have to help her of course, but it's an easy small pole to manage for her. She has pulled in 2 & 3 lbs bass on it w/ little problems. Its not really intended for big fish or fish that are harder to bring in. Its ideal for bait fish like pin fish etc. It is the perfect size for our daughter. If you expect this to be a child's 1st fishing pole to learn on & know you will still need to help them, than you wont be disappointed! I didn't think to get a pic w/ her & the pole but she brought the fish in pics in w/ this rod, us assisting some of course. Hope this review helps!
Broken out of the box
The reel was broken before we ever got to use this rod. I have not been able to return it but it will go back to the store. Very poor quality. Very disappointed.
Not that great
I bought this instead of the bigger Shakespeare combo because my little girl wanted the purple color. I bought my son the bigger Shakespeare combo. Its hard to believe the quality difference between the two piece Shakespeare kits (Spiderman) and this one. The reel action is stiff and clunky, making it hard for my 3 year old girl to reel in. The line tangles constantly and I have had to take the reel apart to pull out the tangled line. Some of this may be my little girl's fault since she hasn't figured out how to cast with it yet, but its also tangled on me when I was practising with her. Spend a few bucks more and get the bigger Shakespeare kit, its far superior. (http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=10298917)
Line broke on first use and was reeled all the way in. Cover is not removeable, the presence of a screw leads you to believe it is, but the screw turns but does not unscrew. After messing with this for quite awhile went online to discover that the pole is apparently designed that way. Throw ten bucks in the trash and save yourself the frustration.
Princess Fishing Kit
It was just what we were looking for
When did Shakespeare start making such junk. Line comes in a tangled up mess, no reel for a child should turn backwards and let line spool out. I wish I had read reviews from other sites they speak of broken line within a few uses that can't be replaced because the cover does not come off the reel. I guess was lucky I was able to clear the tangles without removing the cover
Good for 1st timers
The fishing pole was ok for what it cost, and worked real well for my grandkids 1st fishing outing. The line is very light, would break when the child threw it and they didn't let go of the button. Do not try to unscrew the screw holding the cover on, just go ahead and cut it off. like I said worked for the 1st timers.
Don't disappoint with this garbage!
Totally useless. Line easily snapped right out of the packaging and no way to get it out of the reel as the "fake" screw on lid never comes off. Don't waste your money and buy your child a real pole. Kid actually received 2 of these for their birthday and BOTH of them broke before they could even be used.
A Shakespeare Tragedy
The reel was broken. My husband had to take it apart and reconstruct it and fix it—fortunately he is great at this, but I would NOT buy one again. Also, this was a cute item, but once you removed it from the packaging, it was hard to tell it was “Disney Princess”—only one small picture on the bottom of the reel was on it, and my 3 year old granddaughter questioned why it was NOT “Disney Princess” (because she didn't see any pictures indicating it, until we searched hard and found one).
Absolutely perfect for my beautiful three-year-old
This was for my three year old granddaughter, She was a little upset that the package was purple but the fishing pole was two different colors of pink. Being that her favorite color is purple she was still able to use it very well. She caught three fish with in an hour and a half.
tie fish to different point
Product works great, kids love them (2 and 3 yr old). Down side the fish brakes fast after losing one, had to tie from tail instead of hole in the mouth.
brought this as Xmas gifts and they seem to be a good product perfect for little girls who love the outdoors
Great starter rod
Outstanding value and the grand kids love themg
The rod and reel is great, but the line must be 1 pound test.