NAME: Dan Varney
OCCUPATION: Drennan Service Department
TOP ACHIEVEMENTS: Framed in festivals in Holland, Ireland and White Acres, Thames Championship Team Winner, Winter League Final Team Winner, lots of other team related wins
BIGGEST FISH: 21lb 8oz carp
BEST MATCH WEIGHT: 179lb of carp on the pole at Boddington Reservoir
FAVOURITE METHODS: 'Balling it' on the pole for river roach
FAVOURITE VENUES: River Thames
ANGLING AMBITIONS: To win the Drennan Knockout Cup. Win the Division 1 National with my team. Win a festival in Ireland
FAVOURITE ITEM OF TACKLE: Acolyte Pole
Dan is the ‘pole man’ at Drennan International, working in the company’s service department, and a talented match angler with over 19 years experience in the angling trade.
His profile has really elevated since joining Kamasan Starlets, one of the top three teams in the country and since being taken into the fold, his results have rocketed, culminating in him making it all the way to the Semi-Final of the Drennan Knockout Cup in 2015.
Dan still loves fishing a variety of venues; everything from commercial fisheries to rivers like the Thames and the Soar.