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After spending the last few years mainly sitting behind buzzers fishing for big fish, this year I intend to scale down a bit.

I live on a cracking small river that contains Roach, Bream, Chub and Barbel as well as carp and catfish in the lower reaches. To celebrate I have acquired a super new (to me anyway) float/trotting rod that will be getting its first outing tomorrow.

The rod is a Shakespeare Excelsior 13' a rod I have coveted since a mate had one years ago. Very light and super slim I was lucky enough to find one that looks as if it has hardly been used. Now all I need is a semi decent centrepin to go with it.

Let's agree to respect each others views, no matter how wrong yours may be.

 

 

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Sportsman,

 

"Decent" and "centrepin" do not belong in the same sentence.

 

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Chortle

Believe NOTHING anyones says or writes unless you witness it yourself and even then your eyes can deceive you

None of this "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" crap it just means i have at least two enemies!

 

There is only one opinion i listen to ,its mine and its ALWAYS right even when its wrong

 

Its far easier to curse the darkness than light one candle

 

Mathew 4:19

Grangers law : anything i say will  turn out the opposite or not happen at all!

 

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Sportsman,

 

"Decent" and "centrepin" do not belong in the same sentence.

 

Phone

 

*Dives for cover*

 

You're on yer own mate :whistling:

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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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Centrepins!! - MMmmmmmmmmmmmm - Proper fishing :thumbs:

 

(For those who've actually tried one for long enough that is!!)

 

Yes the "Little Boy Fishin' " has a lot to learn - with a fixed spool!!

 

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjS7OOAhbPYAhVFGsAKHStOBaEQtwIIJzAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DrvXNIfGw9kc&usg=AOvVaw1sluzH2GhWotGOLOnRCybA

 

Awww!!

 

He's holding the line like he wishes he had a centrepin!!

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Fishin' - "Best Fun Ya' can 'ave wi' Ya' Clothes On"!!

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Can do a lot worse than the Okuma Sheffield for what you need it for (Barbel, Chub, Roach, Dace, Carp etc. on streams and smallish rivers ). Its my workhorse when using a pin for trotting streams and small rivers anyway; I was introduced to it by the late Keith Speer on the upper Lea; however there are lots of other good alternatives to choose from including the AnglersNet centrepin if you can still find one.

 

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Happiness is Fish shaped (it used to be woman shaped but the wife is getting on a bit now)

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An Okuma Aventa if you can get one is a good investment

RUDD

 

Different floats for different folks!

 

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Good advice from Keith, the Okuma Sheffield will do all you want for a very long time.

 

But Rusty, there is no three year wait for them to build it for you, it's clearly an inferior piece of kit unbecoming of an elite angler... :bleh:

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