I am one of only a few full time professional float makers left in England. I make fine, hand crafted fishing floats using the finest natural materials for the discerning angler. I offer a link to the way things were not too long ago, when the pace of life was just that little bit slower and people were more in touch with the tools they used.
I have over 100 different styles / sizes of fishing floats available on this website so please enjoy your time looking around. If you have any questions or would like a float that you can not find here, please feel free to contact me for a chat about what you are looking for and I will be glad to help.
Natural materials look and feel beautiful but more than that - most are far more durable than modern materials and should they break or get lost, are more biodegradable. All my materials are responsibly and ethically sourced, and every float is handmade by myself.
Of course this does mean that my floats are a little more expensive than modern floats, but I believe once you have used them you will agree that the extra cost is more than outweighed by the pleasure you will get from using floats handcrafted for beauty and strength. (Please see the TESTIMONIALS page to see what other anglers think)
I have tried to divide up my website to make it easy to navigate. All floats have been put into various categories as you will see on the left - if you are a river fisherman or lake the best choices should be easy to find. If you are after a particular cocking weight the floats are all in their place. Prefer cork to balsa? Looking for a quill float? Or you can just browse "All Patterns" to see them all!
Delivery time - I try to post orders out within 7 Days, however, at busy times this might be slightly longer. I apologise for any inconvenience and if your order is for a special occasion such as a birthday with a deadline, please contact me so we can discuss options.
Postage charges: There is nothing more annoying than having to fill out order forms to find out postage rates so here are mine.
Buying just floats - UK postage is FREE if you spend over £15 If under £15 you will be charged £1.50.
Overseas (all non UK addresses) will be charged £5.50 on all purchases. Items will be sent international airmail.
PLEASE NOTE - Oak boxes will be charged at £4.40 for recorded delivery.
Happy browsing and if you have any questions please feel free to either message me or Phone me (details on the contact page)
Newsletter - I send out several newsletters each year which showcase new designs and feature customer reviews of different floats. They always come with a 10% discount code for you to use on all purchases on my website (excluding the oak boxes). If you would like to review a float design for me please like my Face-book page and contact me with the style of fishing you do so I can discuss various patterns needing a review with you.
PLEASE CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO ENLARGE IMPORTANT: PRICE QUOTED IS FOR A SINGLE FLOAT These very buoyant floats are great for long trotting larger baits such as prawn or lob worm, and carry a good amount of shot to get the bait down quickly These floats are made to order - please...
Billy Lane Avon replicas
PLEASE CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO ENLARGE Billy Lane described these as the perfect set of floats to combat every possible situation he ever faced on a river. Here are perfect replicas of his original 1960's masterpiece - the full set of Avons as per Billy's book - the Encylopedia...
Goose Quill Float
PLEASE CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO ENLARGE IMPORTANT: PRICE QUOTED IS FOR A SINGLE FLOAT Quill floats are possibly some of the oldest styles of float available, dating back hundreds of years. These floats would have been instantly recognisable to Isaac Walton and are as effective today...
Limited Edition Victorian Replica
PLEASE CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO ENLARGE IMPORTANT: PRICE QUOTED IS FOR A SINGLE FLOAT This limited run of only 250 replica Victorian fishing floats are ideal for collectors of vintage fishing tackle who do not own an original float but would like one for their collection....
Oak Float Gift Box
PLEASE CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO ENLARGE IMPORTANT: PRICE QUOTED IS FOR BOX WITH FOAM INSERTS - FLOATS NEED TO BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY. These beautiful handmade oak boxes hold 12 / 16 floats, and make an ideal gift filled with the floats of your choice. NB - NOT ALL MY FLOATS WILL FIT...
Quill Tench Floats
PLEASE CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO ENLARGE IMPORTANT: PRICE QUOTED IS FOR A SINGLE FLOAT These reverse quill floats are ultra sensitive, offering little resistance and alerting the angler to the smallest bite. The bands help show lift bites and are available in black and white for day time and...
PLEASE CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO ENLARGE IMPORTANT: PRICE QUOTED IS FOR A SINGLE FLOAT Made to a very traditional design, this float is as good today as it ever was. They cast well and are strong and durable - far stronger than the modern plastic floats. These floats are made to order...
PLEASE CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO ENLARGE IMPORTANT: PRICE QUOTED IS FOR A SINGLE FLOAT These pre loaded semi self cocking floats can be set fine and allow for amazing sensitivity. Perfect for roach and rudd. Three different sizes allow for different casting distances....
Sarkanda Reed bodied waggler
PLEASE CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO ENLARGE IMPORTANT: PRICE QUOTED IS FOR A SINGLE FLOAT Made to a very traditional design, this float is as good today as it ever was. This bodied insert waggler is perfect for long accurate casting where extra shot is needed to combat a head wind...
Wind Beater Tench Float
PLEASE CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO ENLARGE IMPORTANT: PRICE QUOTED IS FOR A SINGLE FLOAT This float is ideal for windy conditions when surface drift is a problem. The sight tip makes it more visible in choppy water. These floats are great for detecting lift bites. These floats are made to...