New Personal Best Barbel For Stew!

Drennan’s Stewart Moss was delighted to land this spe­cimen barbel from a
mid­lands river recently, which weighed in at 16lb 5oz, nar­rowly set­ting a new
per­sonal best for the spe­cies by ounces.


The plump fish was tripped up by a simple legered CC Moores Meteor Boilie presented to a Kamasan Barbel Maxx hook with a small mesh bag of bait. Stew fished whilst the river was heavily col­oured and almost bursting it’s banks – a time when even pres­sured barbel can lose their cau­tion and feed really hard. It was hooked during the classic “just got prop­erly dark time” and put up a ter­rific battle, with driving rain into the head torch making vis­ib­ility difficult.

“This big old girl is an inter­esting fish as it’s been a fairly reg­ular vis­itor to the bank over the years and is cap­able of big weight fluc­tu­ations – for­tu­nately I caught it when it had plainly been on a big feeding binge, as it was as fat as a pig ready for market!” explained Stewart.

The barbel was landed on one of the fab­ulous 12ft Drennan Martin Bowler Specialist Barbel 1.75lb rods and 15lb ESP Syncro line.

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Geoff’s Winning Combo


Geoff Lowe with his prizes.

Congratulations to Geoff Lowe from Edinburgh who has won a 15ft Acolyte Ultra rod and an FD3000 reel, cour­tesy of a com­pet­i­tion in Coarse Fishing Answers magazine.

This is a per­fect rod-and-reel com­bin­a­tion for exploiting the river at this time of year. The FD3000 reel is light­weight and ideal for float fishing with a quality front drag mech­anism. The reel is designed so it should also take 100 metres of most reel lines without the need for any extra backing.

At just 5 3/4oz (163g), the 15ft Acolyte Ultra weighs less than most 13ft models so it can be fished with all day without fatigue. It has a slim and beau­ti­fully crisp blank, which is vital for good line con­trol and for reacting to fast bites from spe­cies like roach, dace and chub.

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Mario Lands His Personal Best Perch

Mario Edoardo Tomatis from Milan in Italy, sent us a great pho­to­graph of a from recent pred­ator ses­sion using our E-Sox Jell-Ignites.

Mario's Perch

jell-ignites-smallFishing for only half a day he netted numerous black bass and perch, with his new per­sonal best pic­tured above. Mario used a light spin­ning rod, with a small reel loaded with Series 7 Monofilament in 6lb 9oz and a small trace.

“It’s not as big as the perch in England, but it’s a good size here in Italy. The perch were caught on the E-Sox Jell-Ignites pat­tern which looks just like a small perch,” he added.

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