Acolyte Margin Carp 9.5m Pole

The Acolyte Margin Carp 9.5 is slim, stiff, lightweight, super strong and more than a match for commercial fishery carp!

The Acolyte Margin Carp is built on the same mandrel as our award-winning Acolyte Carp pole, but is even stronger. That means the top kits and sections three to seven can potentially interchange between these two poles, making it a great complimentary pole or backup pole at a significantly reduced cost.

This is easily our best ever short-range carp pole and more than a match for margin-feeding carp!

True Length

This seven-section pole complete with reversible mini extension is 9.5m straight from the bag and needs no cutting back to accept our largest 5.4mm Super Slick internal PTFE bushes. It is ideal when used in conjunction with thick, hollow elastic such as our popular pink 14-16 and red 18-20 Carp Bungee.

Top Kits

The special Margin Kits supplied measure 2.33m and are designed to be shorter than the 2.89m kits supplied with the Acolyte and Acolyte Carp poles, as we believe it is the optimum length for more demanding, close-range work. Having a shorter length of elastic offers you much more control over a big fish, which can be really important when tackling snaggy swims.

One of the Margin Kits also comes with a special Ghost Tip as part of the standard package. These tips have been specially treated with a light grey paint finish. This has been designed for ultra wary fish that could potentially be spooked by a carbon pole tip waving over their heads. As this special finish only adds approximately 2g of extra weight to the section, the balance and performance of the pole is not compromised.

The standard package comes with a total of two Margin Kits and one Ghost Margin Kit but, as with all Drennan poles, you can tailor this to your own requirements.

Each kit comes with our factory-fitted Side Pull Slots as standard and is also supplied with Roller Cones for unrivalled, super-smooth elastic performance.


The pole comes with plenty of extras, including two Skid Bungs, six 5.4mm Super Slick PTFE Bushes, six intermediate PTFE Bushes, three Roller Cones, an extractor rod, nine Side Pull Beads, an EVA nose cone for the No3 section, a Cupping Kit Adapter and a Polemaster Pole Pot.

A 6.4mm Cupping Kit Adaptor thread is supplied should you wish to convert one of the tips to a cupping kit. This will ensure both your top kits and cupping kit are the same length for accurate potting.


  • 9.5m pole
  • Mini extension
  • 2x Margin Kit
  • 1x extra Ghost Margin Kit
  • 2x Skid Bungs
  • 6x PTFE Bushes
  • 6x Intermediate PTFE Bushes
  • 3x Roller Cones
  • 9x Side Pull Beads
  • EVA nose cone
  • Extractor rod
  • Cupping kit adaptor
  • Polemaster Pole Pot
  • Wipe-clean nylon bag

Custom Packages:

Please note, you can also tailor the top kit package with a mixture of top kits to suit your exact needs. Speak to your local Drennan stockist for more details.

Weights & Lengths

(All measurements are based on averages)

  • 9.5m weighs


  • Made from the same mandrel as our award-winning Acolyte Carp pole, but is even stronger
  • True length

Spare Section Codes:

  • PTACMK002 - Acolyte Margin Top 2 Kit
  • PTACMK102 - Acolyte Margin Ghost Top 2 Kit
  • PTACMS001 - Acolyte Margin Section Top
  • PTACMS002 - Acolyte Margin Section No2
  • PTACMS003 - Acolyte Margin Section No3
  • PTACMS004 - Acolyte Margin Section No4
  • PTACMS005 - Acolyte Margin Section No5
  • PTACMS006 - Acolyte Margin Butt No6
  • PTACMS007 - Acolyte Margin No7 Mni Extension
  • PTACMS101 - Acolyte Margin Ghost Top Grey