Award Winning Tackle!

AT-National-Angling-Awards-2014The Angling Times’ very spe­cial Christmas issue con­tains the eagerly anti­cip­ated National Angling Awards. Nearly 30,000 anglers have cast their votes and helped Drennan run away with a host of honours!

The Best Pole Over £1,000 went to the Acolyte Carp. This pole has already won plaudits with the media this year which we feel reflects the atten­tion to detail that has gone into this product. The pole is avail­able in three lengths – 13.0, 14.5 and 16.0 metres – each with a com­pre­hensive spares package that includes a total of six kits, a cup­ping kit, mini exten­sions and a host of added extras – not for­get­ting our very spe­cial Side Pull System and Roller Cone tech­no­logy. It truly is a pole designed for today’s modern angler.

We were not too sur­prised to see our highly regarded Acolyte rods win a prize, but even we were amazed to win both the Best AND Runner-Up prizes for Best Traditional Float Rod. The Acolyte Plus 13ft came out on top with the feather­weight Acolyte 15ft Ultra taking a well-deserved runners-up position!

As if that wasn’t already enough, the Acolyte Carp Waggler also won the Best Pellet Waggler award. This two-piece model comes in both 11ft and 12ft lengths and makes catching carp and F1s an abso­lute pleasure.

Drennan Luggage also picked up the Best Luggage award with the Angling Times kindly stating, “Tasteful, prac­tical and well made – that’s Drennan luggage.”

Alan Scotthorne’s world-class input has also been well received as his AS3 and AS4 pole floats com­bined to win the Best Pole Float cat­egory. Meanwhile, the Best Innovation award went to our Crystal Dibber. This new concept in pole float tech­no­logy has taken a great deal of time to develop and per­fect, but the effort is clear to see – if you pardon the pun!

Thanks to everyone that took the time to vote. For the com­plete low­down on the National Angling Awards, pick up the bumper Christmas issue of the Angling Times, out now!

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Mark’s Pike Season Gets Off To A Great Start

Midlands angler Mark Simmonds has got his pike fishing season off to a great start, landing a string of pred­ators to over 20lb.

Mark Simmonds

Targetting Midlands gravel pit, my first two ses­sions pro­duced five pike including fish of 14lb 14oz, 19lb 10oz (pic­tured above) and the season’s best so far at 21lb 1oz taken just after dark.

All the fish were banked on legered dead baits using E-Sox Super Trace Pike Wire in 34lb which is highly regarded for its dur­ab­ility and kink resistance.

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Coarse Fishing Answers Accolades

Following hot on the heels of a highly suc­cessful Pole Fishing Tackle Awards, we are pleased to have received an equally impressive array of accol­ades from Coarse Fishing Answers magazine!


We are immensely proud to see the Drennan Crystal Dibber once again scooping a Most Innovative Product award. We are also pleased to win Best Float Rod with the exquisite Drennan Acolyte family AND Best Luggage with our latest, stylish and prac­tical Drennan Luggage range.

Topping this off per­fectly, the Drennan Acolyte Carp has been voted Best Pole! This has to be one of the toughest cat­egories of all to win, so it’s great to see our latest model coming out on top.

Our thanks must go out to Coarse Fishing Answers and every single one of you that voted for Drennan!

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