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I was watching a few videos the other night with an emphasis on feeder fishing generally and feeder rods in particular. My kids want to buy me a rod for Crimbo so I have to decide on one that is suitable and which they can readily buy ; kids eh!!!

 

I digress. I watched a vid by a guy I'd never heard of fishing a large windswept reservoir in Yorkshire. It might have been called Emmerseat or similar. He was an ambassador for Cadence and was fishing with two feeders of differing strengths. He had set up a box with all the bits on and in at least a foot of water and had a box of cage feeders from 60 to 90g. He explained that to best the wind which was directly in his face and to get to the fish some 80m distant required a powerful rod and whilst both could manage it, the no3 strength was better. I was intrigued as to why someone would endure conditions which would keep me home and sit in coldwater for hours and which species would be worth such effort and sacrifice. I nearly choked when he said it was all in pursuit of skimmers and then produced one of about a pound.

 

Now some of you know a bream has saved me many a blank and I'm not averse to catching them if they are there but actively trying to catch them under such conditions will never happen. All that effort for a 1lb skimmer; the mind boggles.

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Mike, I thought you would have been in France already?

 

I'd have a good think about this one Mike as are you ever likely to want a feeder rod for such a venue? You could just use your avon rod and point it directly at the bait in conjunction with your bite alarm.

A m8 of mine has a brand new unused 13 or 14ft Daiwa Tournament rod (the best you could buy from daiwa at the time) that he bought from Leigh tackle and bait a couple of years ago and i'm sure he spoke of selling it a few weeks back. He has a fetish for Browning shotguns and keeps on buying more and more, he's got more guns than an army barracks lol. As far as heavier feeder rods go it's top of the tree! He may of sold it now or changed his mind, I could ask him if you like.

Feeder rods, especially heavier ones are just rods to me, much like a carp rod.

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Try the Drennan red range feeder rod, affordable, available and covers 100 per cent of my feeder work from fish of under an ounce to carp over 12lbs.

 

Must be rich if he can stock up on Browning shotguns, they ain't cheap. I can't even afford one. Mine are Spanish.

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Ian I got here today. I fancy another feeder rod but not a heavy one as I never cast much further than 50 m or so. I fancy a 12' 3 piece and will have a look at the Rive and Browning ones here. I'm more than happy with my Hardy Marksman 10' and 11' feeders and do not need another but when has that stopped me. On reflection I should have bought the Daiwa Tournament 12-13 feeder from AD when they had them reduced. I'm not in any rush and enjoy the contemplation of a new rod. Did you get you know what !

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My personal favourite feeder rods are the older drennan im8 rods. I had a mint unused one that a friend of mine mithered me for. He already had one and I knew how much he liked them so I crumbled and gave it him as a prezzie. The one I had was a 12ft superfeeder. A lot of anglers who travelled to Ireland used them for distance feeder work.

I still have a few feeder rods, an old drennan light feeder, a shimano technium specialist feeder, a 11ft supero feeder and a 12ft supero extreem feeder. I also have a couple of the supero barbel rods which have quiver tops as well as a solid top but I very rarely ever use a feeder/quivertip. I prefer to use an avon rod unless fishing for small fish.

As you say, take your time looking and get exactly what you want. I think if I was to buy a brand newy it would be an acolyte.

 

No, I didn't manage to get the smuggler, if I hadn't already got one then I would have made sure I got it.

 

My personal favourite feeder rods are the older drennan im8 rods. I had a mint unused one that a friend of mine mithered me for. He already had one and I knew how much he liked them so I crumbled and gave it him as a prezzie. The one I had was a 12ft superfeeder. A lot of anglers who travelled to Ireland used them for distance feeder work.

I still have a few feeder rods, an old but mint drennan light feeder, a shimano technium specialisr feeder, a 11ft supero feeder and a 12ft supero extreem feeder. I also have a couple of the supero barbel rods which have quiver tops as well as a solid top but I very rarely ever use a feeder/quivertip. I prefer to use an avon rod unless fishing for small fish.

As you say, take your time looking and get exactly what you want. I think if I was to buy a brand newy it would be an acolyte.

 

No, I didn't manage to get the smuggler, if I hadn't already got one then I would have made sure I got it.

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Deep drop sea fishing. Dropping baits into hundreds of meters of water for fish that can't be described as putting up a scrap and can't be returned. Expensive, boring and pointless,

Species caught in 2020: Barbel. European Eel. Bleak. Perch. Pike.

Species caught in 2019: Pike. Bream. Tench. Chub. Common Carp. European Eel. Barbel. Bleak. Dace.

Species caught in 2018: Perch. Bream. Rainbow Trout. Brown Trout. Chub. Roach. Carp. European Eel.

Species caught in 2017: Siamese carp. Striped catfish. Rohu. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Black Minnow Shark. Perch. Chub. Brown Trout. Pike. Bream. Roach. Rudd. Bleak. Common Carp.

Species caught in 2016: Siamese carp. Jullien's golden carp. Striped catfish. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Alligator gar. Rohu. Black Minnow Shark. Roach, Bream, Perch, Ballan Wrasse. Rudd. Common Carp. Pike. Zander. Chub. Bleak.

Species caught in 2015: Brown Trout. Roach. Bream. Terrapin. Eel. Barbel. Pike. Chub.

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Mine would be any form of angling that is sucked into the 'carp are the be all and end all of angling'. I have fished for them in the past and will probably do so in the future, but on my terms, not dictated to by the industry that surrounds all things carp.

 

John.

Angling is more than just catching fish, if it wasn't it would just be called 'catching'......... John

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The venue you mentioned is probably Semerwater North Yorkshire?

 

The Drennan Red feeder range is good for the £, I have the 10 foot Carp feeder (maybe sometimes wish I'd bought the 11 foot version)

I also have the 11 foot / 12 foot 6" Drennan Still water Combo'. See my "WHAT A GUY" thread for Boldbear's photo of same.

 

This one is a more general, coarse feeder rod but will still handle big fish with ease.

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The venue you mentioned is probably Semerwater North Yorkshire?

 

I was thinking the same Martin, it does sound like Lake Semerwater. It's so shallow in the edge that you more or less have to fish from a platform. It's many years since I was up there, but I think it still holds some big shoals of bream.

 

http://www.lakesemerwater.co.uk/fishing-conditions-and-prices.php

 

John.

Angling is more than just catching fish, if it wasn't it would just be called 'catching'......... John

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Yes it was Semerwater, a reservoir I had never heard of. It looked a wild and windswept place.

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