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  1. Many thanks for the advice and suggestions all, the pole is rated upto 16 elastic so it should cope ok with a 12. I have elasticated two top sections using the information provided in the link above and am now all ready to go and try out the pole! Cheers, Stu.
  2. Hi Folks, Any advice would be great. My first pole that i bought a few days ago came already elasticated with number 6 elastic, this is not really ideal as i aim to use the pole mainly on my local lake and target the huge stock of carp upto 10lb. I am in the process of changing the elastic but could do with some reassurance that i'm doing it right and also have a couple of questions. I know that a tackle shop can do the job for me, but i'd like to learn how to do it myself as if anything breaks down when i'm sitting at the lakeside fishing it makes sense to be able to fix it. I ha
  3. Hi Folks, In a couple of weeks time i will be entering my first ever privately run match at my local commercial lake (stocked full of silverfish, bream, tench and carp upto 10lb), I am excited about the prospect but also a little aprehensive and there are a few things i am not sure of and could do with some advice from hardened match anglers. I aim to use a pole but should i take a rod/reel too just incase things are 'slow' on the pole, if so would a feeder rod be best suited? Should i take as many baits as i can think of or just the basic few (pellets, corn, maggots, meat)? and what abo
  4. Hi there, We live just 5 miles from Twitchen Farm/Park in Woolacombe yet have never fished it, so can't offer any tips...sorry, but i'd be interested to hear how you get on! btw, don't know if you know, but a long section of the A3123 is closed for road repairs just outside Ilfracombe near Mulacott Cross, therefore you may be better taking the A361 through Braunton to get to Twitchen Park. (depending on which way you are coming of course) all the best. Stu.
  5. Hi there, We live just 5 miles from Twitchen Farm/Park in Woolacombe yet have never fished it, so can't offer any tips...sorry, but i'd be interested to hear how you get on! btw, don't know if you know, but a long section of the A3123 is closed for road repairs just outside Ilfracombe near Mulacott Cross, therefore you may be better taking the A361 through Braunton to get to Twitchen Park. (depending on which way you are coming of course) all the best. Stu.
  6. Many thanks Terry, Is there a general guide as to what lb mono will match the elastics? ie: would 6-8 elastic equate to around 2-3lb mono?.....a 12-14 elastic would be maybe 4-5lb? and a 20 elastic around 8lb+? or does that sound slightly too strong? Thanks. Stu.
  7. Many thanks for the reply S_mac and your very good tips. It seems sensible then that no matter what pole i end up buying i should consider extra top sections too and set them up with various elastics etc all ready for any fishing senario. Another couple of things i meant to ask in my original thread was - 'whips'..... i was looking at a 9m whip today with an 'eyed' end, is the elastic simply tied to the eye on whips? and are there any benefits to using a whip over a conventional pole? And telescopic over pull-apart, what are the advantages of one over the other? Thanks. Stu.
  8. Hi Fellow Anglers, As you can see i am a newbie to the forum so please be gentle I have been a pleasure angler for the past 25 years or so and have pretty much fished in all weathers at many many venues, and fished everything from Gudgeon on the canal to specimen carp from syndicate lakes. In the last decade or so i have seen the pole revolution arrive and have pretty much ignored it and stuck with what i knew, but after recently spending a lot of time watching matches on my local commercial lakes and seeing just how more productive using a pole can be as opposed to a rod and line i hav
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