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#1 Anderoo

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 08:37 AM

Not to be outdone by Tigger, I've also been trotting my local river and catching barbel on the float:

 

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(The float is 3ft long, by the way :) )


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Posted 14 July 2014 - 09:33 AM

(The float is 3ft long, by the way :) )

Where can I get one?  ;)



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Posted 14 July 2014 - 09:52 AM

Did it fight harder than a gudgeon of comparable size?

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 10:03 AM

Ayjay you can buy that one off me if you make a decent offer ;)

 

Steve, yes indeed, it was an epic battle...!


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Posted 14 July 2014 - 01:26 PM

(The float is 3ft long, by the way :) )

Can I interest anyone in this outsized trotting reel ?

 

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Coupled with a handerchief-sized unhooking mat it will make any catch look impressive  :)  :fish:  :fishing1:




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Posted 14 July 2014 - 01:27 PM

Duplicated - apologies.   Can't seem to delete the picture though


Edited by Vagabond, 14 July 2014 - 01:35 PM.



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Posted 14 July 2014 - 01:47 PM

Sold!


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Posted 14 July 2014 - 01:54 PM

pah! I can get you modern ones as small!

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top is new pen rod centrepin..bottom is old style..



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Posted 14 July 2014 - 02:11 PM

Has the area been recently stocked, or do you think it's was hatched in the river Andrew?

Bodes well for the future if they are thriving at that size.

 

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 04:15 PM

Has the area been recently stocked, or do you think it's was hatched in the river Andrew?
Bodes well for the future if they are thriving at that size.
 
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Almost certainly the result of fry stocked in the area in recent years John, following significant habitat work by the EA. I hope they do go on to do well :)
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