Gary’s Specimen Dace on an Acolyte Rod

Thanks to the Anglers Mail’s ace all-rounder Gary Newman for this wonderful picture of a specimen Hampshire Avon Dace, weighing 10 ½ oz, caught trotting with an Acolyte Ultra 14ft rod!

Gary teamed the super-light rod with a Shimano Rarenium reel to trot a Crystal Avon float, bulk shotted with an Olivette, to a size 18 Wide Gape spade end hook to nylon and maggot hookbaits.

A succession of quality silverfish and trout, plus even a river carp were caught – the trip being the subject of Gary’s Angling Adventures series in the mail at the end of September.

For full details on the amazing Acolyte Ultra 14ft float rod, click here.