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Shocking

Post by Kev Berry » Fri Jul 31 2020 19:13

Slammed the shop door and me and Shirley were off to the Trent.
35 degrees on the clock getting here :afraid:
Got out to open the gate and everything was still, thunder storm on it's way I said.
On the bank and putting rod together...ouch...electric shock. Touched it again ouch...touch this Shirl I said
No you dirty sod she said
No touch this.....ouch she said

Big rumble of thunder...chucked the rod in the nettles and got in the car.
First time I've ever had electric shocks off my rod.

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Re: Shocking

Post by davelumb » Fri Jul 31 2020 19:17

:eek:

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Re: Shocking

Post by spincityfan » Fri Jul 31 2020 19:52

a bit too much Pixie dust on that one, Dave

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Re: Shocking

Post by Kev Berry » Fri Jul 31 2020 21:11

Talking to Croc, he said air was full of static to do that

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Post by davelumb » Fri Jul 31 2020 21:16

Kev Berry wrote:
Talking to Croc, he said air was full of static to do that
Makes sense.

If it had been a lightning strike you'd not have been capable of posting to tell us!

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Re: Shocking

Post by Kev Berry » Fri Jul 31 2020 23:04

davelumb wrote:
Kev Berry wrote:
Talking to Croc, he said air was full of static to do that
Makes sense.

If it had been a lightning strike you'd not have been capable of posting to tell us!
The lightning when it started was about 3 miles away, think we were bang in the middle, it just kept going round us.
Got some nice sunset shots on the phone
Only managed about an hours fishing cos of the rain and lightning
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Re: Shocking

Post by davelumb » Sat Aug 01 2020 08:01

Kev Berry wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Kev Berry wrote:
Talking to Croc, he said air was full of static to do that
Makes sense.

If it had been a lightning strike you'd not have been capable of posting to tell us!
The lightning when it started was about 3 miles away, think we were bang in the middle, it just kept going round us.
Got some nice sunset shots on the phone
Only managed about an hours fishing cos of the rain and lightning
:thumbs:

I've watched some great sunsets in the T***t Valley.

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Re: Shocking

Post by alan behenna » Sat Aug 01 2020 08:53

Electric shocks off the rod


:eek:


You did the right thing by running.

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Re: Shocking

Post by Mike J » Sat Aug 01 2020 11:10

Strewth, Im glad it was you and not me.

As for you asking your good lady to touch the rod when you know it was charged, could have had Shirl on toast 💥

Or worse paying up for a new hair do!!

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Re: Shocking

Post by Flipflopjoe » Sat Aug 01 2020 12:21

Sod that !
I had a mate who had this on the shore while chucking lures for bass, he scarpered too :eek:

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Re: Shocking

Post by John Milford » Sat Aug 01 2020 15:14

Yep, waving a 12' lightning conductor around in an electrical storm is not recommended! :eek:

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Re: Shocking

Post by Kev Berry » Sat Aug 01 2020 17:45

Mike J wrote:
Strewth, Im glad it was you and not me.

As for you asking your good lady to touch the rod when you know it was charged, could have had Shirl on toast 💥

Or worse paying up for a new hair do!!

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The shock was like touching your tongue to a 9 volt bite alarm battery, at this time there was rolling rumbling thunder several miles away.
Was about 15 mins before any lightning was near and the rod had been chucked in the nettles well before then.

After the storm passed no shocks

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Post by John Milford » Sat Aug 01 2020 19:00

Reading this has prompted me to look up what happens during a thunderstorm to create lightening Kev.

You and your rod were channeling protons (+ve) from the ground that were being attracted to the electrons (-ve) in the base of a thundercloud. That's why you got a jolt from your rod! :eek:

If the tension between the two charges had become sufficient to overcome the dielectric resistance of the air between them - boom! You would have very suddenly got 30,000° hotter! :afraid:

Very smart move chucking your rod in the nettles! :thumbs: :handshake:
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Re: Shocking

Post by Alan_dalton » Sat Aug 01 2020 20:10

One of the wardens at rutland had first hand experience of this trying to resuscitate and angler whos rod was struck while fly fishing. It was a token gesture trying to help him, no chance.

On the ressies the static can be so bad the leaders don't sit on he water so Ive been told. Used to work with a big black girl at Grafham and when there was lighting in the air, her hair would stand out like she had stuck her finger in a socket. When that happened i always got off the pontoon and went and sat in the office.

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Re: Shocking

Post by Will Smith » Sat Aug 01 2020 21:01

I have never experienced anything like that, however, I have seen pics of guys that have, some with the most horrendous burns to their bodies, and I suppose they were the lucky ones.

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Re: Shocking

Post by Kev Berry » Sat Aug 01 2020 21:52

John Milford wrote:
Reading this has prompted me to look up what happens during a thunderstorm to create lightening Kev.

You and your rod were channeling protons (+ve) from the ground that were being attracted to the electrons (-ve) in the base of a thundercloud. That's why you got a jolt from your rod! :eek:

If the tension between the two charges had become sufficient to overcome the dielectric resistance of the air between them - boom! You would have very suddenly got 30,000° hotter! :afraid:

Very smart move chucking your rod in the nettles! :thumbs: :handshake:
Feck me John...that's scary :afraid:

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Re: Shocking

Post by fishandy » Sat Aug 01 2020 22:47

never had a shock from carbon rods like that but me and a mate walked under some electricity pylons in thunder storm conditions and our carbon rods made a very loud crackling sound this carried on untill we were clear of the pylons

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Re: Shocking

Post by Slug » Sun Aug 02 2020 10:03

5 years ago we got caught in a storm while out in a boat with numerous rods. We were properly inside it and it was sudden, severe and scary. It didn’t last long we packed up and went home as we were drenched. When we got home we found out two people had died in separate strikes just a few miles away one was fiddling around adjusting his walking sticks the other was carrying a selfie stick.

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