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  1. Richard Isaacs

    Another personal review

    Where do you find a two or three rod holdall that’s gonna take everything you need and more for the long sesh??? These things usually cater very well for your rods, reels a net pole and at a push maybe a small brolley but once you start thinking about day shelters, Storm poles, tripods and for...
  2. Richard Isaacs

    Finally a fish in 2020.

    2019 was a slow year really, new venue and plenty of information gathering but a steady flow of barbel to some very nice weights gracing the old net. 2020 has been a nightmare. I’m on my 7th trip of the year right now on the bank and finally that rod top has doubled over. At 9,11 it’s not...
  3. Richard Isaacs

    Value a rod please.

    My step dad wants to sell one of his rods he doesn’t use and asked me tonight what it’s worth. Most of the time I can answer this something close but with this I haven’t a clue. it’s a TF gear 1.75 12foot barbel rod but it’s one of the discontinued posh ones that I believe was built on the free...
  4. Richard Isaacs

    D handle or other options.

    So I’ve been secretly gearing myself up for bigger rivers next season. Possibly joining one of the various Trent clubs along side the nene as well. Rods are sorted now but a pair of winders now needed to suit them. my initial thinking is around the 6000D. I have the 4000d on my torrixs which...
  5. Richard Isaacs

    Ruckbag replacement

    While it still works my trusty Korum roving ruckbag is coming to the end of its life. One of the zips on the main opening is not closing the bag any more and resetting it into its tracks is now a temporary fix. Had it many many years and done some modifications to it over the years to improve...
  6. Richard Isaacs

    Free to a good home

    It’s 100% free so please don’t ask if I’ll post it or meet you half way. korda magnetic clam shell tackle system box. was quite expensive when I bought it £40 plus if I remember correctly. it’s free to a collector because one of the little plastic doors has broken. It still keeps your bits...
  7. Richard Isaacs

    New Harrisons.

    It’s a tad premature granted because I haven’t even seen my new rods. However I’ve had confirmation today they are done, passed QC and ready for pickup. Excited isn’t close to the word!! I’ll update the thread as I get on and obviously a picture speaks a thousand words so we shall include one...
  8. Richard Isaacs

    NGT

    I’m not entirely sure how long these guys have been on the go and I’m gonna be completely honest here I’ve often avoided it like the plague when tackle shopping for no other reason than it’s cheap and from experience cheap usually means buying twice. As some of you know I took a punt and...
  9. Richard Isaacs

    We all come to catch but.....

    Some days it really doesn’t matter and today is one of those days. What a cracking winters day to be out on the bank. Lovely and calm, hardly a cloud in the sky and to be completely honest if that rod doesn’t budge an inch I really couldn’t care less. A Young family makes day time weekend...
  10. Richard Isaacs

    Hooks again.

    I can clearly see Gerrys Korda Krank thread taking one for the team and it’s not fair on him for it to go that way so with this been my thread by all means go nuts. Barbs, barbless, cemex waters, carp, mouth damage etc etc here’s the place to get it all out........... again............ Small...
  11. Richard Isaacs

    Peregrine Harrison GTX 1lb 8oz barbel rod triple tip

    It’s breaking my heart to write this but with a matching pair of new very expensive 11ft arrivals on the way soon I’ve decided to offer up my favourite all time barbel rod simply to recoup some of the investment back. Please excuse the long post but I’m gonna make sure I get every detail in...
  12. Richard Isaacs

    Review time. Chair

    A little while back I walked into my local tackle shop with £80 on the hip to treat myself to a new chair. Based on their stock and good things I’d read I was set on the JRC stealth x lite thing. Lovely chair to sit on very light etc etc and sat right next to it was a NGT Nomadic with a tag...
  13. Richard Isaacs

    Drennan net heads.

    I’ve gone back to a spoon now and really don’t see me using these any more. I have decided I don’t like triangles and could do with being a bit bigger for the fish I’ve been catching. They are both Drennan We have the drennan 24 inch super specialist net head with Aluminium frame. The first...
  14. Richard Isaacs

    Heads up guys. Bit of a bargain.

    Usually around 120 notes a piece. I have a pair of the exact same reels and they compliment lighter barbel rods a treat. Can’t imagine these will hang around for long at that price. To be clear this ad has nothing to do with me I’m just pointing out a good deal.
  15. Richard Isaacs

    Another little improvement made.

    Coming from an engineering background I love improving stuff or making stuff and I’m always finding ways to utilise my small home workshop to bring my ideas into practice. I’m a huge fan of swing rests. I think the idea of the rod always at 90° to its resting point is brilliant despite the...
  16. Richard Isaacs

    eBay bargain.

    I’m a brolley man myself I like the convenience of them to just shove it in the ground when needed. Mines come to the end of it’s life so I picked one up tonight from eBay that had been bought and never used for a tiny fraction of its new tag price. Chub ovel 50inch with storm poles. It was the...
  17. Richard Isaacs

    Bait dropper.

    When I was a young lad at school I made a bait dropper out of an old tuna tin. Did a great job and served me well. I was gonna pick up another one from the tackle shop last week as my 2oz dropper which is used on every nene fishing trip the hinge has broken. I’ve come to the conclusion nothing...
  18. Richard Isaacs

    Double rod sleeve

    A recommendation post here guys... From your personal experience what should I buy for transporting a beautiful pair of Tunley’s that should be arriving any week now. At the moment I’ve been fishing with a single rod using a Korum roving sleeve. Korum state it’s a two rod sleeve but I can tell...
  19. Richard Isaacs

    My daughters first barbel

    I’ve been doing ok on my new club water with the odd bronzy showing up and last Saturday my 9 year old daughter wanted to accompany me for an evening session. 7:00pm on the nose, typical awesome wrap around she grabbed the rod and played to its defeat a lovely little Nene barbel of just over...
  20. Richard Isaacs

    Diawa powermesh Avon. Mark 1

    The first generation powermesh Avon and certainly the best one they produced by far in my opinion. In mint condition with original bag. £85. Would ideally prefer you collected. Thanks.
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