- Oct 2, 2012
- Reaction score
- Where waters meet
Like the old school butts there-takes me right back!Finally got to my lake in the tea estate with my son. It gave me a chance to try out a set of carp rods I have had built by the Tackle Box of Dartford for the first time. It’s a set of three with three different patterns of thread work on them, so not your typical carp all matching gear. They have a somewhat retro look as I had butt buttons put on them. They were built on the ballista blank and have a test curve of 3.25lbs.
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I did hook a couple of Catlas (Catla catla) which were like two peas in a pod at exactly 7.5 kg each (16.5 lbs). These fish are hard fighters but the rods handled them beautifully; the buttons and extended fore grip making them extremely comfortable to handle while really bending into the fish.
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Carla 7.5 kg (16.5 lbs)
My son floatfished during the day and landed a fine mrigal (Cirhinnus mrigala) amongst others.
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My son intent on his float
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My son, Mandan the ghillie, Mrigal (Cirhinnus mrigala) 3.5 kg. (7 lbs 11 oz.).
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All the best
Happy New Year to you. They are Daiwa Emcasts in the 5000 size. But these are ones I already have and use with other rods. Haven’t bought new reels yet for these. But will certainly be doing so now.Fantastic looking fish and your long awaited post was worth the wait. Happy new year to you.
Which reels did you choose eventually ? They look like Daiwa Emcasts.
Hi WhittyI hope you and your family are keeping well Lakhyaman,how is this awful virus affecting life there? Your fish look great and photos are perfect,well done...
Even on a bad day I find having a robin around cheers me up. Kingfishers do the same, cormorants not soo much, lol.Had about 3hrs of not catching in the mostly iced over local club lake, the only interest in my bait was this Robin....
View attachment 12890 The snow started to really come down causing me to give up around 3pm, apart from this cheeky Robin, a group of Fieldfare flew over, a few Magpies, and a Wren kept making an appearance.