Category Archives: Specimen

Quality Chub Sport On The Eden

Charlie Ferns caught this mag­ni­fi­cent 5lb 7oz chub off the sur­face with bread on his local River Eden.


“I turned up to the swim and threw some bread in to find the rough area where the chub were loc­ated. I do this most ses­sions as the Eden is a muddy river,” he explained.

“Every 30 seconds I would throw a small piece of bread. The chub started viciously attacking the bread 30 yards down­stream, which is unusual because most of the time they just nip at the bread. This made me think it would be worth giving it a crack on the surface.

Drennan-Super-Specialist-Hooks“I tied my Drennan Super Specialist size 6 hook on to 5lb main line with a John Wilson Avon Quiver and slowly paid line out. After around 15 yards the line seemed to catch the drift and float towards snags and away from the chub. I tried again three times but the same issue arose.

“I was starting to give up hope when my dad sug­gested I should tie a stick to the line, like an old fash­ioned con­troller float. So, once again I flicked out the bread, this time with a stick attached to the line, and was able to get the bread in the exactly the same area that my feed was being taken by the chub. Then, the chub smashed the bait and after a long fight I netted it!”

A great YouTube video from the ses­sion can be watched here.

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Patrick’s 6lb Prussian Carp

patrick-heck1Patrick Heck from Germany has banked some great carp and tench using Drennan rods.

“I love Drennan rods, espe­cially the Series 7 range and older rods. The price and the quality is great. I recently went fishing with my older Drennan Specialist, which is a very nice rod for tench and other spe­cies. I caught some tench up to 2lb and a 6.17lb (2.8kg) Prussian carp (Carassius gibelio).

“I used a size 12 Sweetcorn Barbless hook with two grains of sweet­corn and two mag­gots. English tac­tics also work well on the Continent — not only the tackle!”

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Goldfish Banked With Tench Float Rod

tenchfloat-goldfishNicolai Hansen from Denmark caught this striking gold­fish with a little help from his trusty Mk IV 13ft Drennan Tench Float rod. 

The impressive fish was caught on a small piece of bread flake fished under an insert waggler.

Click here to learn more about our latest MkV 13ft Tench Float rod.

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