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Yet more dodgy gear on eBay!

Post by John Milford » Tue Jun 30 2020 00:44

This time it's trimmers, ready rigged with gorge tackle from Lithuania! :mad:

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Post by Mike J » Tue Jun 30 2020 09:27

Sad to see them being sold openly but they are nothing new to those who eat pike.

Years back a group of Diplomats from their Countries London Embassy used trimmers on Wilstone reservior and in a couple of winters almost emptied the place of all its big pike.
Even today they are being used by the fish theives, they just use a different style of float but catch them up the same way.

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Post by John Milford » Tue Jun 30 2020 11:31

Mike J wrote:
Sad to see them being sold openly but they are nothing new to those who eat pike.

Years back a group of Diplomats from their Countries London Embassy used trimmers on Wilstone reservior and in a couple of winters almost emptied the place of all its big pike.
Even today they are being used by the fish theives, they just use a different style of float but catch them up the same way.
As you say Mike, nothing new! I've been after an old cork trimmer for years, for my 'Chamber of Horrors' pike tackle collection.

There's an illustration of one in Salter's Angler's Guide (1814) and they were probably around for centuries before that.

Somewhat depressing to see they're still being made and used in the 21st century! :sad:

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Post by davelumb » Tue Jun 30 2020 11:41

Walton used a goose as a trimmer IIRC. :dizzy:

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Post by John Milford » Tue Jun 30 2020 12:41

davelumb wrote:
Walton used a goose as a trimmer IIRC. :dizzy:
An ancient piking practice known as 'huxing'. :pipe:
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Post by davelumb » Tue Jun 30 2020 12:48

John Milford wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Walton used a goose as a trimmer IIRC. :dizzy:
An ancient piking practice known as 'huxing'. :pipe:
Thank you, your Nerdship. :clown:

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Post by OLDESOX » Tue Jun 30 2020 14:25

not only dodgy stuff on flea bay, but sellers who are making out to be british!! and gear taking 2 weeks plus once you've paid and set uk preferences!!!
rant over
retired so time to smell the roses.

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Re: Yet more dodgy gear on eBay!

Post by Mike J » Wed Jul 01 2020 08:50

davelumb wrote:
Walton used a goose as a trimmer IIRC. :dizzy:


And the 21st century version is the bait boat.

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