Angler's Mail tackle editor Richard Howard selected the best products that caught his eye during 2016. Here's his lowdown on Drennan Acolyte Plus Feeder Rods...


WHETHER you fish match-style match and want a quality rod for fishing balanced set-ups for better stamp fish, or if you’re more of a specialist targeting specimens with finesse, these top end Drennan feeder rods are well worth a look.

They come with a lovely reserve of power and parabolic playing action ideal for playing fish with confidence.

The 10-footer is for closer range work, up to 40 yards plus, with bombs and feeders to 1.5 oz. The more powerful 12-footer can punch past the 60-yard mark, with feeders up to 2 oz.

Both super slim and light, the 10 ft rod is a perfect choice on commercials when quality fish like F1s, crucians, tench, bream and small to medium sized carp are expected.

With the 12 ft Drennan Acolyte Plus more than capable of landing carp into double-figures on the likes of the Method at range or tench and bream on open-enders.

The 10 ft Drennan Acolyte Plus comes supplied with 1.5 oz, 2 oz and 2.5 oz push-in carbon tips and the 12 ft Drennan Acolyte Plus with 2.5 oz, 3 oz and 4 oz carbon tips.

All are coupled with a Fuji reel seat, Fuji cork handle and SiC guides.

They’re both two-piece so can be carried made-up in ready sleeves – another big bonus.

Price: 12 ft £189. 10 ft £169.