Dren­nan 16 m Acolyte Pro Pole

Richard.howard@timeinc.com Price: 16 m Mixed Pack­age or 16 m Com­mer­cial Pack­age both £2,995.

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A VERY spe­cial pole from Dren­nan, and one that will al­ready be at­tract­ing a lot of in­ter­est, I’m sure, from se­ri­ous match an­glers.

The new 16 m Acolyte Pro uses ad­vance­ments in car­bon tech­nol­ogy to of­fer even greater strength and rigid­ity over its pre­de­ces­sor, the orig­i­nal Acolyte.

It has an RRP hov­er­ing around £3,000, and took over a year’s worth of field-test­ing and per­fect­ing by five-times World Cham­pion Alan Scot­thorne, to get it ex­actly right. Alan en­thuses: “It car­ries it­self even bet­ter at full length.”

It’s spe­cially de­signed for our mod­ern venues and meth­ods, whether you’re on a com­mer­cial fish­ery tar­get­ing carp and F1s or bag­ging sil­ver fish on a cut or on a river, aided by a clever choice of Dren­nan top kits. It fea­tures new ma­te­ri­als through­out, and an up­dated man­drel for sections five through to 11, which means orig­i­nal Acolyte pole own­ers can still use their ex­ist­ing top 2, 3 and 4 kits with the new Pro.

A true-length 16 m pole, there’s a choice of im­pres­sive pack­ages as usual from Dren­nan, in­clud­ing Mixed or Com­mer­cial Pack­ages fea­tur­ing dif­fer­ent kits and tops. You can also mix and match the ex­ten­sive top kit range, thanks to clever pric­ing, by talk­ing to your re­tailer and telling them what you need.

There are A Kits, for sil­ver­fish and light elas­tic, Carp Plus Kits, de­signed to han­dle 16-18 Carp Bungee elas­tics, or heav­ier and Dou­ble 2 Carp Kits, which al­low you to elas­ti­cate the top one and a half sections – par­tic­u­larly pop­u­lar for F1 venues.

Ghost Carp and Ghost Dou­ble 2 Kits are on of­fer, which fea­ture spe­cial, light grey tip sections, to help avoid ‘fish spook’ when the pole is over the heads of fish. And they all fea­ture Side Pull Slots, with op­tional Roller Cones.

The pole also comes with Re­versible Mini Ex­ten­sions, which fit ev­ery sec­tion from No.5 right up to the butt sec­tion.

Dren­nan also in­clude 5 Skid Bungs, a 250 ml Pole­mas­ter Pole Pot, Roller Cones, Side

Pull Beads, Su­per Slick PTFE Bushes, a spare Cup­ping Kit Adap­tor, EVA Nose Cones, a Visi-Case, Pro­tec­tive Tubes and a Deluxe Dren­nan Holdall with each pack­age – im­pres­sive.

16 m Mixed Pack­age

2 Carp Plus Kits, 1 Ghost Carp Kit, 6 A Kits, Cup­ping Top 3 (4.47 m), 2 Mini Ex­ten­sions, and 2 Spare No.3s. 16 m Com­mer­cial Pack­age

6 Carp Plus Kits, 2 Ghost

Carp Kits, 4 Dou­ble 2 Kits, Cup­ping Top 2 (2.89 m), 2 Mini Ex­ten­sions, and 1 Spare No.3.

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