The tackle shop at Hawes was doing day tickets last year; also the post office in Grassington for the Wharfe nearby
Kilnsey Cafe/lake has stillwater fishing; the Kilnsey Club has fishing on the Wharfe and Skirfare and was operating from the cafe but it's phone bookings only at the...
A lightly used rod bought by me new when in Boston in 1997 via an 'etailer' on the cusp of the internet. My sister-in-law posted a US cheque and I got this when she came over as the rod hadn't arrived by the time I left. Unmarked with original bag and tube
I use my Grey's Streamflex all the...
On some waters if they are not specifically disallowed you can use them. I regard it as float fishing but many people 'fish to the rules'.
I did ask the bailiff on the Avon once, about another angler using a big piece of foam above a nymph and he just said 'it's not disallowed'
I watch the...
I'm all for barbless
Oddly in the carp world (I've been fly fishing for them) there are some fisheries that insist on barbed!
I though it was a mistake on their website, but no; apparently there's an argument that barbless hooks move about in the mouth and do more damage
My dad and uncle took me to a retired miner's home in South Derbyshire, aged 12. He had an Aerial and a Mitchell Otomatic for sale, both were bought to my delight, I have them still aged 64 and caught a barbel trotting on the Ivel a few years ago with the Aerial. They are wonderful reels
Bought on a whim off eBay - I'd tried a friend's Hardy Test and liked it, but wanted something a bit dfferent
Rawson rather than Rawson & Perrin, the word Rawson on the butt is hand scribbled rather than the usual logo block, I don't know why (early Rawson rod?)
I'm not sure if it's S glass or E...
I can't get the photos off my old iphone Steve as it won't allow me to mail now
On big rods I remember using a 12 or 13' salmon rod in Sweden (the guide's rod) many years ago with a shooting head and it didn't feel pleasant, not like flicking out a dry. The rod had no ferrules but the joints...
I've used the 4 piece rod and find it light and easy to use
On the original specs for the rod it show for ferrules:
Truncated Super Z, titanium female, Arcap male (all way beyond my understanding)
The guy who commissioned it has quite a few cane rods and is in fact 1 of the satisfied customers...
Ooh, what fish, where's this stretch of the Lea if I may ask?
A club member I know uses a Gary Marshall 8 wt for carp and always keeps the landing net handle fully extended to keep the bend in the rod shallow