The Berkshire based Edward Barder Rod Company has issued an appeal for information which might lead to the recovery of an irreplaceable collection of rods, reels and other valuable items of tackle. The appeal is reproduced here on behalf of Barder’s client.
A Reward of £5,000 will be paid to anyone who provides information that leads directly to the recovery of the stolen items listed below and the arrest of the thieves.
If you are approached by anyone offering items matching the descriptions listed, please contact the police –
Hampshire Constabulary: dial 101
and quote – Crime Number: 44170437457
The Edward Barder Rod Co
HAM MILL, LONDON ROAD, NEWBURY, BERKSHIRE, RG14 2BU
TELEPHONE/FAX +44(0) 1635 552916
Theft of a large number of collectible rods and reels. 10th November 2017.
Please help if you can, by circulating this information (via social media etc).
Listed below are just some of the items of collectible fishing tackle stolen (to order according to the police) shortly before the evening of Thursday the 9th of November from the Hampshire cottage of a client of the Edward Barder Rod Co.
The property was alarmed and only fishing tackle was stolen. The list below represents only a small portion of the rods and reels taken.
If you are approached by anyone offering items matching the descriptions listed, please contact the police and Edward Barder. A description of the person or persons concerned and a vehicle registration if possible would be useful. Please do not put yourself at risk during any such dealings.
Bernard Venables’ own B. James & Son Avocet 3-piece 2-tip whole & split cane–green whipped, butt cap engraved ‘Bernard Venables’.
- James & Son 11’ ‘Special’ 2-piece one-off red whipped fine tipped legering rod.
- Barder Rod Co Bernard Venables Landing Net – uniquely, this example has a screw-in rosewood thread protector for the handle.
Barder Rod Co ‘The Wallis Rod’ number one 11’ 3-piece whole and split cane two tip Avon rod, red whipped c1996. Nickel silver handle fittings.
Barder Rod Co ‘The Wallis Rod’ number two 11’ 3-piece whole and split cane two tip Avon rod, red whipped c1996. Nickel silver handle fittings.
Barder Rod Co ‘Wallis Avon’ 10½’ 3-piece whole and split cane Avon rod, green whipped with red tippings.
Barder Rod Co Chris Yates Merlin 3-piece 11’ Avon rod c2007 whipped in dark green with ‘old gold’ intermediate whippings.
Barder Rod Co ‘The Fred J Taylor Roach Road’ 12½’ 2-piece + detachable handle hollow-built rod whipped in dark red c1996.
Barder Rod Co ‘The Kennet Perfection’ 11¼’ 2-piece +detachable handle split cane rod. Whipped in dark green with sienna tippings. Nickel silver fittings c1997.
Barder Rod Co ‘The Kennet Perfection’ 11¼’ 2-piece +detachable handle split cane rod. Whipped in dark green with sienna tippings. Nickel silver fittings c1999.
Yours sincerely, Edward Barder Tel: 07770 575 254