46lb Of Roach Using G-Tip Floats

richard-taylor-roachRichard Taylor won at Bough Beech Reservoir on Sunday with an impressive 46lb of roach on the pole.

The southern match ace fished caster over ground­bait 13 metres with his Acolyte pole at the pop­ular venue in Kent. The best rig was a 0.6g G-Tip 3 pole float with spread-out shot on 3lb main line to a 2lb (0.107mm) Supplex hook­length and size 16 Kamasan B560 hook.

The G-Tip 3 is an ideal choice for both still­wa­ters and slow-moving rivers as it has the per­fect pro­file to cope with varying con­di­tions. Our extremely bright Glow Tips ensure they can be seen in chan­ging light con­di­tions and, being hollow, they have plenty of buoy­ancy for fishing over­depth or to sup­port larger baits if neces­sary. These truly ver­satile floats are avail­able in eight sizes from 0.2g right up to 2g.G-tip3

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Catch More Fish From Weirs

roger-marlowRoger Marlow shows you how to tackle tricky weir pool swims in the latest issue of Angling Times, out today.

The England Veteran and Drennan Leicester team man shows you there is nothing to fear when it comes to extracting fish from an intim­id­ating river swim.

Also inside, intrepid big-fish angler, Martin Bowler, shows how to catch sea fish on coarse gear.

ATAugust19CoverThere is also the full report on Drennan Barnsley Blacks’ latest big team win and a spe­cial Where to Fish pull-out guide with over 1000 venues to fish!

The Angling Times is in all good news­agents each Tuesday and also avail­able in digital form for iOS and Android devices.

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Grand Slam For Drennan Barnsley


Winter League Final, Division One National and now the Commercial National Champions!

Drennan Barnsley Blacks have just com­pleted an unpre­ced­ented hat-trick of vic­tories, fol­lowing a con­vin­cing Stillwater Team Championship team gold at the weekend.

The team’s latest accolade was earned at Heronbrook and Cudmore Fisheries in Staffordshire, where a star-studded team of 10 posted a run­away 161-point vic­tory against 17 other teams. That was more than enough to take the gold medal ahead of Matrix Dynamite Trentmen on 138 points and local squad Matrix Dynamite Stapeley on 136 points.

The team also posted four sec­tion win­ners from Andy Geldart, Matt Godfrey, Nick Speed and Frankie Gianoncelli. The latter two anglers also man­aged an indi­vidual podium finish, as Nick claimed the gold medal with an impressive 57.55kg from Heronbrook, using his trade­mark meat tac­tics on Island Pool. Frankie took bronze on the fan­cied reed beds on Canal Pool with 54.77kg of carp and F1s. Sandwiched between the two weights was in-form Jon Arthur who man­aged 56kg on short-pole meat tac­tics from Peg 5 on Meadow Pool to take the silver medal.

Barnsley now add the Stillwater Team Champs trophy to the Division One National and Winter League Team Champs trophies that they have already won this year.


Commercial National Champion, Nick Speed (centre) with 2nd-placed Jon Arthur (right) and 3rd-placed Frankie Gianoncelli (left).

1st Drennan Barnsley Blacks 161 (327.5kg)
2nd Matrix Dynamite Trentmen 138 (233.59kg)
3rd Matrix Dynamite Stapeley 136 (226.42kg)

1st Nick Speed (Drennan Barnsley/Shimano, Dynamite) 57.55kg
2nd Jon Arthur (Drennan/Maver Midlands) 56.0kg
3rd Frankie Gianoncelli (Drennan Barnsley/Preston Innovations) 54.77kg

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