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The new Drennan Acolyte pole has been designed in conjunction with 5 times World Champion, Alan Scotthorne. It is an ultra rigid 16m pole that weighs in at just 1410g. The pole measures a true 16m and is slimmer and lighter than most other poles in this price bracket. Supplied with a comprehensive package that includes 8 extra top kits, a top 3 cupping kit, two No.3 sections, two short extensions, a 10/12 tube holdall with pole pot, skid bungs and PTFE bushes!
RRP: £2,800.00   Target Price: £2,499.00
The new ONE XS continues on from the massive success of the original model. The result of 12 months development between Preston Inovations and Lerc, with the target of creating the most complete ultimate pole. Designed specifically for the UK match angler, thanks to its incredible levels of stiffness and strength. The ONE XS is both lighter and stiffer than the original, which is some feat on its own. However to create the most complete pole, you also need a complete package and what a package you get - a total of 11 kits, including 5 spare top 4 kits plus a short number 4 and a Kup kit! The ONE XS is by far the most complete pole we have ever produced and is sure to become a cult favourite ...more
RRP: £2,999.00   Target Price: £2,499.00
Xitan Z14-1 - Pushing the boundaries of pole design .... again. Our Xitan Z12 pole set a new performance standard with its fine balance of rigidity, strength and weight, plus a host of totally unique features. Browning have continued to push the boundaries of pole design, and for 2015 we introduce a new pole that will again set the standard by which all other poles are judged – we present the Z14-1. By using new types of Silica Reinforced Carbon and resins – the first time in pole manufacture - we have been able to produce a new and outstanding competition pole which is significantly stiffer, lighter and stronger than the Z12 ...more
RRP: £2,999.00   Target Price: £2,899.00
Using a unique Multi Lateral High Modulus with Ultra Light Resins, which are infused in a specialised production process, has lead to the development of a pole far superior to the already outstanding and award winning Trilogy XS. Not just an ordinary upgrade of an already outstanding pole, but the development of a brand new model encapsulating the latest technology, materials, new production processes and materials. All this gives the TRILOGY PRO 2 features which will astonish anglers. Lighter than before with a feel making it a dream to use, even at its full length of 16.5mtrs. An instantaneous strike action, with no bounce, has been achieved by the introduction of new kits produced on much steeper tapered mandrels ...more
RRP: £3,249.99   Target Price: £2,099.99
Daiwa Air   
It is well recognised that at Diawa we have the best pole an angler can get. However what we have not given you is the best pole that we can make. Our designers have gone 'beyond the book' and taken carbon technology to it's outer limits to create the Daiwa AIR. It's design embraces and internal core of Hyper MSG; a new low resin, high modulus material is exclusive to the AIR. This delivers on two fronts bringing enhanced stiffness for improved recovery and greater buckling strength for stronger walls. Combining this makes its use at extensive lengths an absolute dream. The 13m is simply sublime ...more
RRP: £5,999.00   Target Price: £3,750.00
Daiwa have taken the AIRITY and improved its performance by making one simple change; it now features the remarkable Diamond Satin slide easy finish. Combined with their Integrated Taping System (ITS) down to the 5th the new AIRITY is simply a dream to handle. The ultra high modulus 100 Ton carbon continues to deliver sharpness and speed with all the strength and power for No16 and No20 elastics. The package too has been adjusted. Now supplied with two spare match top three’s and two match top four’s plus four BBPK1 with No3 sections. Also available is a 13.0m package. Built around the nine sections of 12.7m length it comes supplied with three spare top five match kits, a reversible extension, cupping kit and a holdall
RRP: £4,999.00   Target Price: £2,999.00
Looking for a pole, new or used?, check hundreds of poles, and prices, from all the top manufacturers. Compare your choices with our pole comparison table. Share your opinions, and find answers, in our discussion forums. Our customer ratings and reviews enable you to make the best choice ...
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  • Review by Nige Nov 29, 2015
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    Good pole the 901 but the 1 year gaurantee is'nt worth the paper it's written on,found a crack in my 14,m section from new emailed map 4 times never heard out back also heard the same from other people  [See All Comments]

Maver Elite 66
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Sensas Power Match 114
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  • Comment by allan hood Nov 26, 2015
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    hi,i have a sensas 114 pole,i just purchased 2 sensas fighting top 2 kits,they have side pullas and they are great.pity sensas dont make there poles with side pullas regards allan  [See All Comments]

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Browning is one of the largest and most successful producers of fishing tackle in Europe. Trading under the Zebco brand their outstanding success stems from the constant efforts to adapt and develop products to meet the anglers needs. Supported by teams of expert anglers, they strive to develop new ideas which are then thoroughly tested in the field. (See Browning Poles)
The Daiwa research and development team combined with a great mix of consultants that includes Will Raison and Bob Roberts, is the key to the ongoing improvements and new designs that form the range of Daiwa poles. Daiwa are also privileged, thanks to their UK factory, to be able to design and make in Britain a broad choice of high quality poles. (See Daiwa Poles)
Drennan International are a well known, long established and well respected, Oxford based, fishing tackle manufacturer. Producing everything from hooks to top-end poles they have been suppliers to the fishing-tackle industry for many years and are perhaps best know for their long-time sponsorship of the Team England international squad, and more recently 5 times world champion, Alan Scotthorne. (See Drennan Poles)
Fox is now the largest privately owned tackle firm in Europe, and currently sells products in 30 countries, including the USA and Russia. Fox International now employs over 100 people, spread across the UK and Europe, including a dedicated on-the-road sales team and a team of leading angling consultants including top-flight anglers from the world of carp fishing. (See Fox Poles)
Garbolino has always been at the cutting edge of pole design, and any new product is thoroughly tested by many top anglers, including match supremo Darren Cox, before it is released onto the market. Garbolino poles have a reputation for quality and value for money and have built up quite a following among anglers across Europe (See Garbolino Poles)
Map poles offer strength, lightness and stiffness, so any model you select you know that it will be totally suited to the job you want it to do. Every pole produced by MAP takes between one and three years of development and are not released until they are all totally satisfied that the stiffness, strength and balance is correct. MAP poles are known for their high level of innovation & features. (See MAP Poles)
Matrix, is a new British tackle brand for match and feeder anglers of all abilities and pleasure anglers who use match styles and methods. The ethos behind Matrix is simple. To design and produce tackle which helps anglers catch more fish. Tackle which meets the needs and demands of modern anglers and how they fish, offers innovative solutions and provides excellent value. (See Matrix Poles)
Maver are probably the most recognisable name in pole fishing. They offer top quality poles at sensible prices and continuously strive to remain at the forefront of modern technology. Their design team are all talented anglers who fish at the highest level, Andy Kinder, Paul Boothby, Jamie Masson and Denis White - to name a few. (See Maver Poles)
Middy International have been in business since 1968 and it is still today a family owned operation. Not many companies can say they have been around when Manchester United won both European cups. Middy have grown into an international business supplying over twenty countries worldwide while remaining totally independently family owned. (See Middy Poles)
Milo are a long-established Italian fishing tackle manufacturer founded by Milo Columbo, a famous Italian International match angler. With a top design team, including England ace Steve Gardner, they have consistently produced top quality poles, and accessories, for over a decade and are highly rated by European anglers. (See Milo Poles)
All Preston products are rigorously field-tested and are not launched until they are totally satisfied that it will not let you down. The new Pulla Kit which fits all Genis poles and incorporates a specifically designed sidewall bush which enables you to grab the elastic at its base, and tighten it to draw the fish towards you and net them quicker. (See Preston Poles)
The Ron Thompson brand is owned by Danish fishing tackle manufacturer Svendsen Sport, one of the largest suppliers of fishing tackle in Europe. From their Copenhagen office they control a distribution network which also includes companies in Sweden, Germany, France, Norway and Great Britain. Svensden are known for their quality products at affordable prices. (See Ron Thompson Poles)
Sensas, for years associated with quality groundbaits, are now producing some excellent poles for commercial carp fishing as well as poles more suited to canals and rivers. Top international anglers like Will Raison, and former world chamion Jean Desque, are among the team ensuring only top quality products reach the market. (See Sensas Poles)
Shakespeare poles have been respected for their quality and durability for many years now. Their manufacturing plant at Redditch has recently been upgraded and expanded with installation of new equipment to enable them to provide technologically developed products with one of the largest ranges of affordable quality fishing tackle on the market today. (See Shakespeare Poles)
Shimano have a world wide reputation for engineering excellence and it really shows with Competition Poles where raw materials have to be blended together perfectly for stiffness, lightness and strength. Designed in partnership with 5 times world champ Alan Scotthorne, all Shimano poles have built-in strength combined with the very latest design technology. (See Shimano Poles)
Trabucco boast innovative carbon technology and the development of materials such as Nano fibres, and resins, have combined in an unrivalled mix, that have contributed to the creation an impressive series of Long Poles that are totally unique. Collaboration with Reglass has seen the development of excellent carp and competition poles. (See Trabucco Poles)
Following on from their outstanding success in 2007, a year in which they saw their carbon fibre fishing poles come back to the forefront of the industry. Their new Flagship pole is the TRILOGY COMPETITION, one of the finest poles ever to leave the Tri-Cast factory. Complete with a massive spares package it will satisfy the most demanding match angler. (See Tri-Cast Poles)
Tubertini was founded in 1978 by Gabriel Tubertini and has since developed into one of Europe's' top pole manufacturers. The UK office is based near Enniskillen, Northern Ireland and supplies the Tubertini brand to tackle shops all across the UK and Ireland. The Italian manufacturer is known for its quality products with many top anglers using Tubertini poles. (See Tubertini Poles)

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