Mick Wilkinson is the best known maker of hand-made pole floats in the land. It all started when he visited a White Acres Fishery festival with 3,000 floats in his car – and sold out overnight.

Mick uses his engineering expertise to create super-strong pole floats that are perfectly suited to commercial fishery work and which sit beautifully in the water.
In the first part of this series, which you can watch free to view on this website, Mick is joined by Gareth Purnell of Coarse&Match Fishing Monthly to find out what goes into making a top quality commercial fishery pole float, and how to make the most of it. Starting with the pattern that made him famous – The Diamond.