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by Fishplate42
Fri Oct 13 2017 20:46
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Rod repairs
Replies: 26
Views: 962

Re: Rod repairs

I agree about pole sections as I’ve done this myself but I don’t believe it’s the same with rods. Might be wrong but totally different I think. Liam The rod is never going to have the same action but if it is a choice between the skip and making a workable rod, surly it has to be worth a go. SEE HE...
by Fishplate42
Fri Oct 13 2017 18:46
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: Hello from London!
Replies: 8
Views: 399

Re: Hello from London!

Hello boy and welcome,Ain't you got a mate that you could go with at first to show you the ropes No, that's the problem. The guys down at the fishery said they would help. Living in the part of South East London that I do, there was nowhere locally to fish as a kid. they filled the canal in and non...
by Fishplate42
Thu Oct 12 2017 00:07
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Rod repairs
Replies: 26
Views: 962

Re: Rod repairs

I agree with everyone else about taking it back, but if that is not fruitful I would not throw it away. Any repair will change the way the rod reacts and I would have a go myself rather than throw it away. I successfully repaired a pole section I managed to break and a rod my brother snapped. Both a...
by Fishplate42
Wed Oct 11 2017 23:07
Forum: Novice Forum
Topic: Almost ready to have a go at dead baiting
Replies: 13
Views: 941

Re: Almost ready to have a go at dead baiting

My carp rod is a cheap Lineaffe Total Carp 3lb (sold by Chapmans Angling). I am trying to use what I have to start with and, as you say, upgrade once I have some experience. The lake I am intending to fish is not very big so casting will be fairly short, no huge chucks or I will be on the far bank o...
by Fishplate42
Wed Oct 11 2017 18:31
Forum: Novice Forum
Topic: Almost ready to have a go at dead baiting
Replies: 13
Views: 941

Re: Almost ready to have a go at dead baiting

Thank you for your comprehensive reply. I intend to just sit it out with one rod initially so I can react quickly to a bite, even if that means missing the odd fish by striking too quickly, rather that than to deep-hook my first fish. I will seek out the book you recommend and will reconsider my int...
by Fishplate42
Wed Oct 11 2017 11:41
Forum: Novice Forum
Topic: Almost ready to have a go at dead baiting
Replies: 13
Views: 941

Almost ready to have a go at dead baiting

This autumn/winter I intend to have a go at pike fishing for the first time. Initially, I will be fishing a Stillwater, which claims to have fish up to mid doubles in weight. Most fish seem to be around the 10lb mark. Although I will be fishing alone there will be other people fishing for pike on th...
by Fishplate42
Tue Oct 10 2017 18:55
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: Hello from London!
Replies: 8
Views: 399

Hello from London!

Hi, I am fairly new to fishing in general, I have only been fishing for three years and prior to that, I had never held a rod, let alone a live fish. I intend to take up a spot of pike fishing this autumn/winter. I have read a lot watched a few videos and am in the process of getting the additional ...