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New bag

Alex Warren

Active Member
had a look at a few bags yesterday at Bristol angling center and decided on the Drennan specialist compact 40ltr rucksack, Looks good fits all my gear and feels good on my back.
had a look at a few bags yesterday at Bristol angling center and decided on the Drennan specialist compact 40ltr rucksack, Looks good fits all my gear and feels good on my back.
I got one of these a couple of years back when the chest strap went on my Korum roving rucksack. It’s still going strong. My only minor niggle is the zips on the side pockets have started to become a bit ‘difficult’, but I think I’m party to blame, as I used to keep 1.5 litre flasks in them, which put the zips under a bit of pressure when zipping up. They do a 30l version too, which I use for spring tench sessions. The roving shoulder bag in that range is good as well. It’s just a shame about their quivers, the big pocket at the bottom; rather than individual butt cylindrical pouches doesn’t make any sense to me. If it wasn’t for that I’d have the full set, which the barbel would definitely notice, and I’d blank less... 😂
 

Mike Thompson

Senior Member
Alex, if the problem is getting the butt section into the pockets at the bottom of the quiver, there is a simple solution. Just undue the stitching where it divides the pocket and you end up with one big pocket to put two or three rods in. I just undid one lot of stitching, so I have a small pocket for the landing net handle and are larger pocket which easily takes two rods.
 

Alex Warren

Active Member
Looks a good bag for night fishing, but not for day fishing I would of thought?
Alex, if the problem is getting the butt section into the pockets at the bottom of the quiver, there is a simple solution. Just undue the stitching where it divides the pocket and you end up with one big pocket to put two or three rods in. I just undid one lot of stitching, so I have a small pocket for the landing net handle and are larger pocket which easily takes two rods.
The problem is the opposite, Mike. It’s just one big pouch, which allows the rods to move around too much for my liking - my old man has the Drennan quiver, which he’s modified with some short sections of pvc pipe to keep things aligned. I have a Fox quiver with three pockets, which either takes my landing net handle in the middle or a rod I use with a large bait dropper.
 

Mike Hodgkiss

Senior Member
Back to the bags query . I went through a fair few [ fox ,korum , chub etc] and they all failed eventually , the common problem was zips breaking /jamming / pulling apart . If you can find one get a bag with as few zips as possible , the old drennan ones were superb ,unfortunately they discontinued them fairly recently and the new model is bristing with zips . Occasionally old stock drennan ones do crop up on e bay , they really are good quality and worth looking out for
 

Nick Coulthurst

Senior Member
Agree Chris esp 40ltr is excellent and reasonable price. I did have a Saber compact rucksack which I initially thought was excellent until the zip fell apart. Now have a Drennan roving bag Instead which I like.
 
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