Over the last couple of months the finer details have been sorted out on me joining the specialist side of Drennan International, on Wednesday that was all official and now I am part of the Drennan Specialist team of 7 anglers. The plans are already afoot to create another one or two films / videos which I am very excited about soon.
A sponsorship is never something I contemplated but when Drennan contacted me to see if it was something I would be interested in I thought why the heck not! there was no hesitation as you can imagine.
A company that needs no introduction whether it is on the match scene, Carp ( ESP ) or the specialist side which has been spearheaded by none other than Martin Bowler until very recently for around 25 years, which is some achievement in itself.
I hope to take the Drennan team on a journey around the British Isles as I search for all and sundry, whether it is Barbel fishing as I look to press home my recent couple of seasons form, or continuing to search for a much desired three-pound Roach and Grayling. Between now and the summer I also hope to get an Eel campaign started as I look to add a 5lb+ Eel from a stillwater to add to my list of a 5lb 11oz river Eel taken off of the diminutive R.Wandle some 16 years ago! Then it'll be down to a canal Eel of the same benchmark to complete the hat-trick when I have already done double figure Bream off of all 3 types of watercourses over here - Canal PB 10lbs 4ozs, River PB 12lbs 7ozs and Stillwater PB 14lbs 6ozs.
I am excited to get started! Let's go!!!!
Link below to the Drennan anglers page.
Nice one - congratulations on the sponsorship - no more buying you own hooks :-)ReplyDelete
Cheers mate, just need to get out....hopefully will this week.Delete
Looking forward to following your journey!ReplyDelete
I will be up your way next season, thought I would get up to the Swale, Wharfe (again) and Ouse or Ure but the time as been so limited this year so far owing to work and family commitments, maybe next season I will get a bit more time on the banks!Delete
Give me a message if you get stuck at the border.Delete
And remember to get your shots before you go :-)Delete
I certainly will, more often than not there isn't much planning in these trips, more of a case of just go with the flow. The last trip wasn't very successful but there we go.Delete
Great stuff James well deserved looking at that PB list !!! looking forward to what you going to get up to !!ReplyDelete
Thanks Mick! I'm sure looking forward to it, plenty of plans afoot, just need the time now!Delete
Congratulations. Try to insist on chasing fish that YOU want, sponsorship can result in targets set by others and you can lose your own momentum. If the Drennan cap fits, go for it and enjoy.ReplyDelete
I have heard some sponsorships are like that, thankfully Drennan isn't that way inclined and really looking forward to creating some great content, out of all the brands out there I've used more of their gear than anyone else. A match made in heaven hopefully.Delete
Sounds like you are all set. I have to say James, that your angling ability and humongous golden spheres make you an ideal asset, is Brian going to carry your tackle ;o)Delete
Looking through their range of kit, if they’re just giving it to him I might have to hit the gym first!Delete
I do feel very fortunate to be in the position I find myself and can't wait to get more done with them! My golden balls have been in good use this season but want just one last roll of the dice, or fiddle with the golden spherical objects!ReplyDelete
Brian you are funny! It's not that bad, yet.