Drennan AS5 Pole Floats

Wed 03 February 16


Over the past few years, commercial fishery match anglers have learned that slim bodied floats are the best option when targeting shy biting F1’s and silverfish. The minimal resistance that these slim boddies offer, make even the most delicate of bites instantly recognisable. One option of this pattern that has recently arrived a the UKMA HQ for review are the AS5 from Drennan, read on as we take a first look.

Drennan AS5

Vital Statistics

The AS5 is a version of the pencil floats that are commonly used by anglers in pursuit of silver fish but beefed up to handle larger fish on commercial Fisheries. They’ve been designed in conjunction with five times World Champion Alan Scotthorne and feature a highly buoyant balsa body with a Super-tough acrylic paint finish Black for increased durability. The AS5 is furnished with a black, non reflective stainless steel spring eye, fitted to the 1.5mm hollow glow tip. The final component is the very strong black carbon stem, which gives these floats an all round strength and stability.

First Impressions

After having a good look at the AS5 floats in the office, we have no doubt that these well made floats are 100% fit for the purpose they’ve been designed for. They are built in Drennan’s own factory, so they have total control over the materials used in construction and the final build quality, which makes a refreshing change. The AS5 pole floats are available in 0.1g, 0.2g, 0.3g, 0.4g, 0.5g, 0.6g, 0.8g, 1g sizes, with a choice of red, orange and yellow tips. They sell for £1.85 each and are available from all authorised Drennan retailers.

Foot Note – The UKMA team will be out on the bank this weekend putting these latest floats from Drennan through their paces to see how well they perform in an angling situation. So watch this space for our field test report coming very soon.


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