Any decent tackle shop should be willing to give a written estimate for insurence purposes. Some may charge for this and the good ones will then refund this when you go back for a replacment.
What you fail to say was the damage accidental or was it a failure of the pole. If it was a failure and it is within 12 months of purchase then the warrenty is still good. The contract you entered in to when you bought it is with THE SHOP not the manufacturer. This is the law so dont let the shop try and put you off.
Thanks for your responses and Pete for the links to earlier chats. I broke the pole while playing a fish, trying to put extra sections in, to get a monster away ferom some bushes SILLY BOY. and yes Wayne I have now uprated my elastic.