Nick Gilbert pole floats

A few years ago I began to use Nick Gilberts pole floats for all of my fishing. I really recommend this excellent range of pole floats. Whether fishing in the summer months for big Carp in the margins to fishing for silvers in the depths of winter. 


There is a float in the range which will suit any requirement. I find these floats to be very strong but also very sensitive and I am sure I have been able to spot bites quicker with these floats and catch more fish using them.

I generally try to keep it simple and try use just a few pole floats models for all of my stillwater fishing requirements. These are shown below. I have several spares of each rig in my seatbox.

You cannot buy these floats in a shop. They are available from Nick's own website HERE

Read more on my pole fishing rigs using Nick Gilberts pole floats HERE 

Nick Gilbert Finesse Power
Nick Gilbert Finesse Power

I use XT Finesse Power pole floats for my summer hard pellet carp rigs. A  2mm diameter hollow tip, spring eye, hard foam body, 1mm glass stem, durable metallic black paint, virtual unbreakable for big weight carp fishing! 0.2g-0.8g

I use these NG XT Mini Diamonds for all my short pole line Carp fishing, Very strong and perfect for big edge dwellers. I've been using these for a few years now and I have never had one break on me. Fitted with a 25mm long 2mm hollow tip and 1mm glass stem. Being only 125-130mm long this float is ideal for shallow water, margins and far bank fishing.

XT Edger slim HD
XT Edger slim HD

XT Edger slim HD floats are designed for fishing big baits down the margins or far side of snake lakes, fitted with a new type of spring eye and is virtually unbreakable.The 1mm glass stem is glued into a 2mm or 2.5mm hollow plastic bristle.

The slim HD foam body will pull through most snags or reeds and remain intact. The smaller sizes are perfect for fishing along the mud line.

The XT Jordans are designed for F1 fishing, built with a short 21mm long, 1.5mm diameter hollow tip and heavy 0.6mm wire stem so the float is fishing straight away.

These NG XT Gandhi's are perfect for fishing shallow particularly when long lining. The float is cocked and fishing as soon as it hits the water. They are also a good float for the far side of snake type lakes when it is very shallow. All balsa construction with a 1mm glass stem passing through the float nearly all the way to the tip.

These NG XT Deckers are for big baits fished on the bottom. Very strong for summer carp fishing on the deck This float is built to be TOUGH using the latest technology and materials. The body is made of a hard high density foam that will never take on water even in the unlikely event of the paint getting damaged. It is fitted with the new type of spring eye that totally encloses the line. The stem is 1mm glass going well into the 1.7mm diameter, 35mm long hollow plastic tip. The combination of heavy glass stem, long tip, rounded diamond body gives this float unrivaled stability, making it the ultimate on the deck carp bagging float. These are virtually unbreakable in normal use. 

These NG XT Spring eyed Finesse Carbon HD floats are for ultra shy biting winter F1's and winter Carp fishing when dotted right down. These are a superb winter float. They are built with a 0.6mm carbon stem going all the way through the high density foam body into a 1.2mm hollow tip. A new type of spring eye is fitted that totally encloses the line so you can fish light without fear of line damage. Perfect for baits like soft pellet, maggot and corn. They are designed to get maximum shot for the float size giving unrivaled sensitivity with a slim body. This float can be fished with a bulk shot or strung out fishing on the drop. These are designed for silverfish/F1 but with the spring eye and tough construction are suitable for winter carp. 

These are a superb winter silverfish float. They are built with a 0.6mm carbon stem going all the way through the high density foam body into a 1.2mm hollow tip. Perfect for baits like soft pellet, maggot and corn. They are designed to get maximum shot for the float size giving unrivaled sensitivity with a slim body. This float can be fished with a bulk shot or strung out fishing on the drop. These are designed for silverfish/F1  

Small inline dibber floats for summer shallow fishing, being in-line this helps eliminate wrap overs when shipping in and out. This float is perfect for fishing 4-12mm pellets shallow. It is virtually unbreakable with a dense balsa body. Built with a 0.8mm glass stem.