2014 is “the best year yet” for the Angling Times’ prestigious Drennan Cup competition!
That’s the verdict of editor Steve Fitzpatrick in the latest issue, who adds: “A record breaking 60 Drennan Cup awards have already been made since this year’s competition kicked off in April, and the trend doesn’t seem to be slowing.”
Drennan Cup prizes are awarded to anglers who have caught specimen fish by design. Weekly winners receive an £80 prize, while the overall champion each season gets £2,000 plus that all-important trophy.
It doesn’t matter what species you’ve caught, let the Angling Times know all about it on 01733 395105 and you could be one of those lucky winners.
Drennan Bordon’s Graeme Aggar has just won individual gold at the European Police Championship held in Belgium. Here’s his account of a very memorable two-day event.
A bonus bream from Belgium’s Roeselare-Leie Canal.
Last month saw my good friend and travelling partner Ian Jones and I packing the car and heading for the Channel Tunnel. We were travelling to Waregem in Belgium for the 27th European Police Championships to be held over 2 days in September. The venue was the Roeselare-Leie Canal, a large ship canal, 50 metres wide and up to top 5s deep at 13 metres.
The competition is slightly different to normal in that the first day is pole only and the second day, rod and line only, including feeder. The fishing was mainly for roach at 5 to 6 metres and skimmers/bream at 11 to 13 metres.
We have just added several new items to our popular Drennan luggage range!
First up, is the 2 Rod Hard Case. At 1.9m it’s 10cm shorter than its bigger brother, the 3 Rod Hard Case, but can still comfortably house 12ft two-piece rods when folded away. It is made from semi-rigid EVA material to help protect your tackle, with a padded shoulder strap and full-length zip for easy access. A set of neoprene Velcro rod-retaining straps is also included.
The Medium Carryall joins the existing Small, Large and XL Carryalls and is constructed with the same hardwearing and waterproof fabrics. A rigid 55cm by 25cm base gives it extra durability, while two side pockets, a double net/sidetray pocket and 55-litre main compartment provide ample storage space.
Completing the lineup is a 4–6 Tube Full-Zip Holdall. As well as a full-length main compartment, it has a three-quarter side pocket, plus external fastening points to fix two Rod Sleeves onto.
You can expect to see all of these items at your local Drennan stockist very soon!
Click here to see the complete Drennan Luggage range.