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  1. Gavin Hoe-Richardson

    Another Rod Question!

    I've got 1.75lb Torrix, 2lb Torrix and Peregrine Floodwater rods, most of my autumn fishing has been done with the latter. Powerful enough to throw a big feeder out if required but sensitive enough to show the taps. About the same price of a 2lb Torrix too...
  2. Gavin Hoe-Richardson

    New Baitrunners

    Rob, decent butt grips and the baitrunner should still release line on the take. Thought you were using them?
  3. Gavin Hoe-Richardson

    Interesting pair of new Roger Surgay retro Avon rods on Ebay.

    Chinese made I'm assuming? Labour usually being the biggest single cost.
  4. Gavin Hoe-Richardson

    Interesting pair of new Roger Surgay retro Avon rods on Ebay.

    Probably wasn't meant as a joke but I made my own up!
  5. Gavin Hoe-Richardson

    Angling mail

    Used to love reading the angling weeklies as a kid when the likes of Richard Walker were writing about shotting patterns and the principle of floatation, proper insightful articles. I gave up when the sensationalism crept in akin to the Sun newspaper and when perch became sergeants and barbel...
  6. Gavin Hoe-Richardson

    Is the burbot extinct in UK?

    Hi Neil, the burbot thing at the Ousemeister is in jest. From what I recall the last known stronghold was the lower reaches of the Yorkshire Derwent. It hadn't been tidal for many years so they probably died out naturally. I do recall catching flounder as far up as the Stamford Bridge weirpool...
  7. Gavin Hoe-Richardson

    Anglers mail article

    Fish respond to angling pressure. I'm in a small syndicate on a traditionally tough river. When I joined a decade or so ago about 10% of the membership were barbel anglers and I regularly caught in daylight. The same syndicate now is around 90% barbel anglers and I now catch most of my fish...
  8. Gavin Hoe-Richardson

    Sea fishing goals

    Good to eat, did you exact revenge? 😉
  9. Gavin Hoe-Richardson

    River dearne

    They claim that that's the sort of thing they want to be informed about. I've only previously reported pollution incidents to them but they did respond.
  10. Gavin Hoe-Richardson

    River dearne

    Environment Agency 0800 80 70 60
  11. Gavin Hoe-Richardson

    Split Cane rods

    Our very own Mike Hodgkiss is a bit of an expert and cane restorer. He may be able to advise and offer something suitable.. For my barbel fishing I have a MkIV carp, MkIV Avon, a Barbel Perfection and a Chapman's 500.
  12. Gavin Hoe-Richardson

    Quiver with room for Fox specialist Brolly

    Mine fits fine in the Gardner roving quiver, a bit snug but it does fit.
  13. Gavin Hoe-Richardson

    Umbrella / Brolly

    Bought a Fox Specialist at the start of the season to replace my ancient Wavelock, really happy with it, properly built and fully waterproof. Comes in a waterproof sleeve but it doesn't have a carrying strap however it does fit into my Gardner river quiver. I tried the Nufish Nu-lite but it...
  14. Gavin Hoe-Richardson

    Line strengths for rod.

    I use a 0.18mm (20lb) soft braid on my pin when trotting for barbel, 50 yards and no backing line. I use a much lower BS fluorocarbon hooklength to suit the swim and size of target fish. No issues apart from a bit of bedding in after a big fish.
  15. Gavin Hoe-Richardson

    Best nite lites

    I use these snap type, bright and cheap as chips, 100 for £8 delivered. They last around three or four days and seem to get brighter again after a fish. Probably not much use on some rivers but great in God's own county! 😆 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/313160128707
  16. Gavin Hoe-Richardson

    Daylight hours fishing.

    Hi Mike, you know what I've been doing on the same rivers that you fish, a lot of floatfishing by day then sitting it out with big static baits at dusk. Most areas have seen a huge increase in angling pressure this year, add into the mix high pressure, low and clear conditions, anglers heaping...
  17. Gavin Hoe-Richardson

    No more barbel no more carp

    So many fish to go at and so little time. For me tench in the late spring/mid-summer, summer perch and eels, autumn roach, winter grayling and pike. I could manage without carp and barbel.
  18. Gavin Hoe-Richardson

    Flood Rod

    I've been using a pair of these Peregrine rods on the Trent, Yorkshire Ouse etc., they have landed me some big barbel in flooded conditions, I stepped up my reels accordingly to match the rod's power. http://www.peregrinerods.co.uk/peregrine-specialist-flood-barbel-rod.htm
  19. Gavin Hoe-Richardson

    Feeding patterns

    I do a lot of night fishing nowadays and can confirm that it very much varies from river to river. I've noted definite patterns over the last decade or so. Two of my rivers are relatively shallow, you can catch in daylight by fishing tight to cover but the barbel frequently go into a feeding...
  20. Gavin Hoe-Richardson

    Looks like fishing from this Wednesday

    50 page explanation document to be released tomorrow and the Angling Trust already on the case seeking clarification.
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