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A Trio Of New Drennan Products!

We are pleased to unveil three more quality Drennan products this week. 


First up are the unique Acolyte Hook Resistant Landing Nets. They are available in 14in, 16in and 18in sizes and are a considerable technical improvement on existing match and carp landing nets.

The special fish-friendly mesh features a flat section, knotless mesh with a super fine, tight weave. It’s also seriously hook resistant and designed to release rare hook ups much more easily and quickly. It also holds its shape really well, which is a real asset when netting fish at speed.

Extensively field-tested by anglers of the calibre of Alan Scotthorne and Steve Hemingray, the finished product is quite unlike any other landing net out there.


The Carp 7 is the third pole float in the Carp series featuring our special banded tips. Its highly visible 1.5mm Glow Tip antenna helps you spot tiny movements on the float much more easily.

This float shares many similarities with the Carp 6 with one all-important difference; a 0.6mm wire stem for greater stability. This helps provide superior presentation and ensures the float is working in the swim as quickly as possible.

This superbly made and versatile float is available in nine sizes from 0.2g up to 1.5g.


Next up is X Tough. This clear mono is exceptionally strong and resilient to both abrasion and shot damage.

It is available on compact 50m spools from 0.08mm/1lb 4oz right up to 0.24mm/10lb. It has accurately quoted diameters and achievable knot strength, rather than linear strength, because there aren’t many rigs without knots!

A fantastic new hooklength and rig making material for both float and feeder fishing.

x-tough-line-range-CAll of these products are available now and should be finding their way into all good Drennan stockists over the next couple of weeks.

Visit the New Products section to learn more about our latest tackle releases.

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The Carp 6 Close Up

Take a closer look at the Carp 6 pole float in our latest film. 


We talk you through all the key features of this expertly designed and engineered float. The Carp 6 is an extremely versatile pattern that deserves a place in every pole angler’s tackle box. Filmed with Jon Arthur at the excellent Bishops Bowl Fishery in Warwickshire.

Watch the video >>

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New Drennan Gear For Spring!

Fantastic new tackle from Drennan International, including poles, feeder rods, specialist rods, pole floats and ready tied rigs!


DS-7-combat-carp-pole-2D-S7 Combat Carp 1450

The D-S7 Combat Carp is a perfect blend of strength and finesse and comes with five top kits and a cupping kit. This includes a Standard Kit inside the pole, two Carp Kits, a Double 2 Carp Kit and a Double 2 Ghost Carp Kit. Side Pull Slots are also fitted as standard, allowing you to take full advantage of the ultra-smooth Side Pull System.

This true-length 14.5m pole also comes with two reversible mini extensions, five Skid Bungs, Roller Cones, EVA nose cones, Super Slick PTFE bushes, Side Pull Beads, an extractor rod, a Polemaster Pole Pot, cupping kit adaptors, a Drennan Visi Case and a 4-6 Tube Drennan Holdall. An exceptional package – and all for under £600!

specialist-tench-and-bream-1-75lb-4Specialist 12ft Tench & Bream Mk2

The Drennan Specialist Tench & Bream rod is back! This Mk2 version is 12ft with a 1.75lb test curve and is purpose designed for the discerning big fish angler. It has reserves of power for handling specimen fish, but the tip still remains light and responsive for playing smaller samples.

There are nine SiC guides on the high-modulus carbon blank, plus a full cork handle and a Fuji DPS reel seat. This rod is destined to be another cult classic!

specialist-distance-tench-and-bream-2lb-5Specialist 12ft Distance Tench & Bream Mk2

Another classic given a new lease of life for 2017 is the Specialist 12ft Distance Tench & Bream Mk2. As the name suggests, this rod is ideal for targeting specimen fish at long range.

It has a 2lb test curve and a stiffened butt section with a total of seven SiC guides. This combination greatly improves casting range and accuracy, but it still retains a progressive, semi-through action for playing fish.

A stylish matt green finish, full cork handle, Fuji DPS reel seat and the latest Specialist branding ensures it looks as good as it performs.

carp-pole-rigsCarp Pole Rigs

These new generation Carp Pole Rigs are constructed from quality components and skillfully hand tied in Drennan’s own factories to exacting specifications.

There are 12 rigs in total, featuring Carp 1, Carp 2, Carp 3 and Carp 4 pole floats. Each Carp Pole Rig also comes supplied on a reinforced pole winder with information conveniently printed for ease of reference.

Perfect rigs, designed to help you catch more fish at your local commercial fishery!


Red Range 9ft Mini Carp Feeder

A lovely short-range bomb and feeder rod for commercial fisheries. The Red Range 9ft Mini Carp Feeder is a great choice for shorter casts, snake lakes and tight swims. It is an ideal choice for bream, tench, F1s and match-sized carp to 8lb+. This two-piece rod is also supplied with interchangeable 1oz and 2oz Drennan Feeder Tips.

carp-6-pole-floats-3Carp 6 Pole Floats

The banded tip on the Carp 6 improves bite detection and allows you to spot lift bites easily. A body down profile, durable carbon stem, super-tough acrylic finish, double-wound spring eye and 1.5mm hollow antenna means it a really strong and versatile design.

The Carp 6 can be used with a wide variety of baits, from maggots and worms to pellets and even paste. It is also available in 10 sizes from 0.1g right up to 1.5g.

Visit our New Products section to learn more about all of these items and more!

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Award Winning Tackle

Drennan tackle scoops several major categories in the 2016 National Angling Awards. 


The 2016 National Angling Awards have just been announced. These prestigious awards saw over 20,000 Angling Times readers cast their votes for their favourite tackle via the website.

at-award-best-waggler-rodTopping the Best Waggler Rod category was the latest Compact Acolyte Ultra 13ft.

The Angling Times commented: “Head and shoulders above the rest in the category, Drennan’s Compact Acolyte Ultra 13ft was voted the best waggler rod of the year. Its unique screw-apart dolly handle and clever two-section construction makes it quick and easy to pack away ready made-up, and its fish-playing action is firm yet forgiving.”

at-award-best-feeder-rodThe Best Feeder Rod category was another hit for the Acolyte family, as the 11ft Acolyte Feeder rods took the top prize.

The Angling Times commented: “This hotly contested category had a very worthy winner. Drennan’s super-slim, lightweight 11ft Acolyte Feeder rods come in Plus and Ultra versions for natural river, lake and commercial fishery use. Both models are built on crisply responsive carbon blanks, which offer the ultimate in feeder casting and fish-playing qualities.”

at-award-margin-crystalsThe Best Pole Float category was won by the Margin Crystal. This unique product follows in the footsteps of the Crystal Dibber and In-Line Crystal Dibber, which have both topped this category in previous years. The AS5 was also this year’s Runner Up, making it a clean sweep for Drennan pole floats!

The Angling Times commented: “From Drennan, whose float-building skills are legendary, the Margin Crystal is produced to exacting standards. The 2.5mm diameter hollow glass tip and 1mm glass stem suit it to all margin fishing, where its transparent body makes it inconspicuous to wary fish in shallow water.”

To read all about the awards and lots more, pick up the bumper 96-page Christmas edition of the Angling Times, which is in all good newsagents from today.

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Latest Video: AS7 Pole Floats

In our latest short film, five times World Champion Alan Scotthorne shares his thoughts on the all-new AS7 pole float!


Learn more about Drennan AS7 floats >>

Watch the video >>

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New Products From Drennan

Our latest winter product launch includes exciting new rods, poles, floats, clothing and luggage!


as7-pole-floats-bAS7 Pole Floats – A great all-round pattern designed in conjunction with Five Times World Champion Alan Scotthorne. Features a stable and durable wire stem, glass antenna, spring eye and extra-tough paint finish. Eight sizes from 0.4g to 3g. More >>

acolyte-plus-15ft-05Acolyte Plus 15ft – The more powerful brother to the Acolyte Ultra 15ft and designed for quality fish and big bags of fish on rivers and deep stillwaters. An ideal choice for fishing the stick float, bolo and waggler on deeper swims and wherever optimum line control is required. More >>

red-range-target-carp-1450-2Red Range Target Carp 1450 – A 14.5m pole that offers great performance and amazing value. The Target Carp comes with a total of six wide bore top 2 Carp Kits, all pre-fitted with Side Pull Slots, and lots of useful extras. Perfect for carp, F1s and silverfish on commercial fisheries. More >>

red-range-carp-zone-1250-2Red Range Carp Zone 1250 – A strong, well balanced and great value product packed into 12.5 metres. The Carp Zone comes with four top 2 Carp Kits complete with Side Pull Slots and, just like the Target Carp, it comes with a very generous amount of extras. More >>

slimline-single-rod-hard-casesSlimline Hard Cases – New medium length models of the existing Slimline Single Rod Hard Case and Slimline 2 Rod Hard Case. Measuring 178cm makes them particularly ideal for two-piece 11ft rods and most 13ft three-piece models. More >>

wind-beater-jacketWind Beater Jacket – A quality jacket that looks equally good both on and off the bank. Features a padded aqua lining, zipped pockets, chunky YKK zips, a 5,000 waterproof rating and 3,000 breathability. Available in sizes from Small to 4XL. More >>

All of these items are now available and should be finding their way into all good Drennan stockists from the end of the week.

Visit our New Products page >>

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Double Winner With Margin Crystals

Stu Palser scored back-to-back match wins at Makins Fishery last weekend using Margin Crystal pole floats.


The commercial fishery wizard’s first ever outing with the floats saw him win the final round of the Notts AA League with 71lb of carp.

“I had a nice draw, peg 18 on my favourite Derwent Pool. A hard first few hours saw me sneak four carp and a few skimmers on meat across and two down the track, but I caught most of my fish long up the edge on my new and superb floats. All on dead reds. I fed about three pints in last two hours.”


The actual rigs Stu Palser has been using at Makins Fishery with so much success.

Stu’s winning rig was a 0.4g Margin Crystal on 0.17mm NGauge to a size 16 Guru Margin and black Hydro.

That result saw him win the league with a perfect eight section wins! The very next day Stu won the final round of the Makins Spring League with 93lb, to also secure the league honours.

“I had a great start to the day after drawing peg 10 on Snake, a peg I always wanted to draw. Once again I had a slow start but I started potting dead maggots to the right-hand island after two hours and caught pretty well there until the end, plus a few stockies closer in.


Stu Palser.

“The best rig was a 0.3g Drennan Margin Crystal on similar gear to the day before. This was shotted with a bulk of Stotz 10 inches from the hook. Pretty crude, but I had a big bunch of six to eight maggots on the hook!”

On the new floats, Stu commented: “The tips are spot on, but being clear is the big one for me. I think they help massively. They are the only float for my far bank and margins now. I wish I had thought of them!”

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Eight Awards For Drennan!

Drennan have scooped no fewer than eight accolades in the Match Fishing Tackle Awards!


There were 12 categories in total, each voted for by Match Fishing magazine readers. Listed below are the eight awards we managed to win. Thanks to all the discerning readers who voted for Drennan tackle!

You can see the full results in the June 2016 issue of Match Fishing, which is out now.

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Margin Crystals In Action

Find out how Jon Arthur uses the all-new Drennan Margin Crystals to great effect in the latest issue of Match Fishing magazine. 


The current UK Champ visits the brilliant Barford Lakes near Norwich to explain how to maximise your catches this summer.

The June edition of Match Fishing magazine is out now. 

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The Margin Crystal Has Arrived

Introducing Drennan’s latest innovation for 2016!


First it was the Crystal Dibber. Then came the In-Line Crystal Dibber. Now we can proudly reveal Drennan’s newest creation: the Margin Crystal!

This extra-tough float is yet another feat of micro-engineering. The transparent polymer body is created by a unique blow-moulding process that takes Drennan’s trademark Crystal® technology a stage further.

An ultra-bright 2.5mm Glow Tip ensures this float can be used for fishing in open water, down the edge or up to far-bank islands. The 1mm glass stem offers strength and stability and a double-wound side eye gives even more durability.

The Margin Crystal is available in 0.2g, 0.3g, 0.4g and 0.5g sizes and is destined to be another classic!

Crystal® float components are produced in Drennan’s own factories, involving extrusion and injection moulding of plastic parts, automated milling, turning, finishing and hand assembly.

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