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Hi,

 

I havent float fished for a few years now, and need some advise really on a rod to buy.

 

I have had a look at a few, but cannot really find any reviews on any that I like.

 

My budget is around £50 but would stretch a little if it is worth it.

 

I will be fishing in commericial fisheries, fishing for anything really.

 

I have been looking at the Korum CS 13' Float, TF Gear Banshee or a Drennan Red range rod but not too sure.

 

Are either of the 3 mentioned any good or any other recommendations?

 

Thanks

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Hi Daniel and welcome to AN :)

 

Bit busy now, but will be back laters with a proper reply....

John S

Quanti Canicula Ille In Fenestra

 

Species caught in 2017 Common Ash, Hawthorn, Hazel, Scots Pine, White Willow.

Species caught in 2016: Alder, Blackthorn, Common Ash, Crab Apple, Left Earlobe, Pedunculate Oak, Rock Whitebeam, Scots Pine, Smooth-leaved Elm, Swan, Wayfaring tree.

Species caught in 2015: Ash, Bird Cherry, Black-Headed Gull, Common Hazel, Common Whitebeam, Elder, Field Maple, Gorse, Puma, Sessile Oak, White Willow.

Species caught in 2014: Big Angry Man's Ear, Blackthorn, Common Ash, Common Whitebeam, Downy Birch, European Beech, European Holly, Hawthorn, Hazel, Scots Pine, Wych Elm.
Species caught in 2013: Beech, Elder, Hawthorn, Oak, Right Earlobe, Scots Pine.

Species caught in 2012: Ash, Aspen, Beech, Big Nasty Stinging Nettle, Birch, Copper Beech, Grey Willow, Holly, Hazel, Oak, Wasp Nest (that was a really bad day), White Poplar.
Species caught in 2011: Blackthorn, Crab Apple, Elder, Fir, Hawthorn, Horse Chestnut, Oak, Passing Dog, Rowan, Sycamore, Willow.
Species caught in 2010: Ash, Beech, Birch, Elder, Elm, Gorse, Mullberry, Oak, Poplar, Rowan, Sloe, Willow, Yew.

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Daniel - any of those would do the job. Drennan gear is good. You need something that is not specifically for silver fish (ie light lines and fine hooklengths). You'll be fine with any 13' float rod that fishes a 5lb mainline.

 

Have fun - welcome back!

M

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I haven't tried the red range stuff, but it would be very unlike Drennan to sell anything that wasn't good quality. It should be relatively easy to find kit aimed at commercials, the trouble is finding kit that isn't!

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If you are looking for commercial fisheries, try some that have more than one lake. There are many that are purely carp, but some have silver fish lakes as well. The Shakespeare range is quite good. Best to get yourself along to the local tackle shop and get some advice on both rods and venues, also have a waggle with an appropriate reel attached to see how it feels for balance and weight

The two best times to go fishing are when it's raining and when it's not

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Take a serious look at the range offered by JW Young (more often associated with centre pin reels) I've got several of their rods, and can't speak highly enough of them - particularly as you'll be able to buy any one of several different models for around your budget price. Action on the rods is great, finish is top-notch (though perhaps a bit 'showy' for some?), and after-sales service (in the unlikely event of a problem) has (for me) been superb. They also come complete with a very nice hard storage / travel case, which I'm guessing you'd struggle to buy for much less than about 20 quid!

 

Have a shuftie here: http://www.jwyoungs.co.uk/rods.htm ... all are available for around £60 or less if you shop around - I have the 'normal' Specimen Float 13' 3 piece which handles really well and is rated for lines of 5lb - 8lb, though they do a stepped-up version if you want something a bit more robust, or the Trotter of you want to go lighter - and don't shy away from their travel rods - the action on them is virtually identical to the 3 piece rods!

Finally - have a good mooch about online, as there are several versions available still from retailers that are no longer shown on the Youngs site!

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Hi and welcome.

 

Rods are a matter of personal opinion - I love my original Map Parabolix float rods whilst other will recommend models they own or have used.

 

I see you will fish commercials - you could be fishing for Skimmers/silvers on the waggler or chucking out a pellet waggler for fish feeding near the surface which will mainly be Carp.

I have never handled one but on other forums there is one model that always gets rave reviews, top marks and recommendations, trouble is you will be looking to pay around 70.00 for a new one:

 

http://www.mullarkeys.co.uk/shakespeare-mach-3-xt-pellet-waggler-11ft-rod.html

 

You could try for a second hand one but good luck with a search as they are rare.

Do a search on Maggot drowners - plenty of reviews on there.

RUDD

 

Different floats for different folks!

 

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I had a few hours fishing with a Garbolino waggler rod last year and caught quite a lot of small fish and a few carp to around 4 or 5lb with a 3lb hook length with no problems. I've no doubt they are mass produced in some far away land, but they are a nice light slim bIank and I gave it back to its owner thinking he had spent his £40 on a new 13 footer very well. I think you could spend a few times that and not get a better rod.

 

A tiger does not lose sleep over the opinion of sheep

 

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Others have answered your questions Daniel, but you could have a look at Dragon Carp Direct (despite the name, they don't only do carp ;) ). Their rods might be inexpensive, but I have some from them and they really do do the business.

 

http://www.dragoncarpdirect.com/categories/Rods/

John S

Quanti Canicula Ille In Fenestra

 

Species caught in 2017 Common Ash, Hawthorn, Hazel, Scots Pine, White Willow.

Species caught in 2016: Alder, Blackthorn, Common Ash, Crab Apple, Left Earlobe, Pedunculate Oak, Rock Whitebeam, Scots Pine, Smooth-leaved Elm, Swan, Wayfaring tree.

Species caught in 2015: Ash, Bird Cherry, Black-Headed Gull, Common Hazel, Common Whitebeam, Elder, Field Maple, Gorse, Puma, Sessile Oak, White Willow.

Species caught in 2014: Big Angry Man's Ear, Blackthorn, Common Ash, Common Whitebeam, Downy Birch, European Beech, European Holly, Hawthorn, Hazel, Scots Pine, Wych Elm.
Species caught in 2013: Beech, Elder, Hawthorn, Oak, Right Earlobe, Scots Pine.

Species caught in 2012: Ash, Aspen, Beech, Big Nasty Stinging Nettle, Birch, Copper Beech, Grey Willow, Holly, Hazel, Oak, Wasp Nest (that was a really bad day), White Poplar.
Species caught in 2011: Blackthorn, Crab Apple, Elder, Fir, Hawthorn, Horse Chestnut, Oak, Passing Dog, Rowan, Sycamore, Willow.
Species caught in 2010: Ash, Beech, Birch, Elder, Elm, Gorse, Mullberry, Oak, Poplar, Rowan, Sloe, Willow, Yew.

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