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Recent content by Neil Kirk

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    Ronnie rigs for barbel?

    I think that it is not necessarily a fancy rig that makes the difference but maybe a completely different bait or different presentation that can have the most impact. I will give an example of a water with a large head of barbel, heavily fished but not renown for being a difficult water...
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    Diawa powermesh Avon. Mark 1

    Nice to meet you too Richard. Very happy with the rods - you certainly look after your gear, they were all in pristine condition.
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    Wanted - Korum Precision Power Float 13ft 4-piece rod

    If you have one of these which you are prepared to part with I am very interested and may be able to collect. If you can help please message me or phone me on 07967 802334. Neil
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    HEADLAMPS the ultimate !

    I have ordered one of the torches that Gerry has recommended using the eBay link. I have been using Energizer head torches, which are cheap as chips, for many years. They do have a red light option but you have to click through 4 white light options first (shame they didn't put red first). I...
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    Diawa powermesh Avon. Mark 1

    I have sent you a PM/conversation about collecting and paying. Cheers
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    Diawa powermesh Avon. Mark 1

    Richard If the Powermesh is still available I will have it. Neil
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    Wanted - BFW iPower rod

    I'm looking for a BFW iPower rod. Prepared to pay the going rate for a decent rod. Neil
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    Fishing Books

    I have 3 hardback books with dust covers for sale. All in as new/excellent condition, Search for Big Chub - Tony Miles - £14.00 (small tear plus marks on dust cover). Barbel A Lifetime's Addiction - Trefor West - £14.00 A Kettle of Fish - Dr Terry Baxter and Friends -£20.00 - a Limited...
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    Barbel Seeker advice please

    Great rod at a bargain price. I have the 11ft version and really like it. I have only ever seen the Stepped Up 1.75lb TC version - is there a lighter version? Neil
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    After a few fruitless trips to Old Bury Hill I decided to commit and buy a permit which allows fishing after dark. Conditions were perfect yesterday and after dark I caught 4 zander to approx 5lb and a sprat loving bream of about 4lb. 2 of the zander came on a light running ledger and 2 on a...
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    Chris Lythe centrepin Reel

    You have a message. Neil
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    Float Rod Problem

    Success- Mr Sheen comes to the rescue. Had a short session this afternoon/evening and no problem with the line sticking. It wasn't raining today but I dipped the rod in the water and it wasn't a problem. Also caught a barbel on float fished hemp which gave me a chance to see how the rod performs...
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    Elliptical Pellets

    I was very disappointed when Hinders ellips changed shape - I preferred the way 2 of the old style elips glued together on a hair - but in all honesty the barbel don't seem to care e.g. 31 barbel in 2 days on Wye earlier this month . I bought some of the Sonubait eliptical pellets but...
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    Float Rod Problem

    Hi Mike. Sorry if what I said sounded a bit spikey - it wasn't intended as a criticism. After my last session on a drizzly day I was really frustrated and was all ready to ring around for quotes for a new set of rod rings and then I thought let me see if there is another (cheaper) way to sort...