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Post  ianbrooke on Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:36 am

Hi All

I have a feeling that this is going to be a stupid question so go easy
Can i use 12ft bank rods for boat fishing or am i best off getting a specific set of boat rods

Thanks
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Post  kell on Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:39 am

what sort of boat you going in ?
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Post  ianbrooke on Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:55 am

Hi Kell

well that's a whole new subject!! i am looking at getting a boat and this is all part of the cost etc
So i am going to ask next what would be the best type of boat for the Lake District

any help on either would be great

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Post  Andy Macfarlane on Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:37 pm

Yes, you can use 12 foot bank rods for boat fishing. Dave Lumb does rods like the LochTamers etc. but they're a fairly recent innovation and beyon most people's bank balances. Most pikers probably use their bank rods.
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Post  Eric Edwards on Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:54 pm

I use both 10ft boat rods and 12ft bank rods from the boat with no problems. The boat rods are more convenient and being through action they are nicer to play fish on, especially when they get under the boat but you can get away with either.
I wouldn't use long carp style rods though, they tend to be fast taper and that could cause problems when the fish runs under the boat.
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Post  ianbrooke on Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:14 pm

thanks all thats loads of help

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Post  psion on Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:29 pm


Sorry I have to disagree 12' is to big 10' is the maximum length I would use.

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Post  rozzo on Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:16 pm

having had a boat and 11ft rods i would say it really doesn't matter. you actually have much more room around you out on the boat so use what ever you like Wink
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Post  Andy Macfarlane on Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:13 pm

psion wrote:
Sorry I have to disagree 12' is to big 10' is the maximum length I would use.

Maybe so but the fact remains most boat pikers did and still do use 12 foot rods and they did so quite happily for decades. Dedicated rods may well be better suited to the job but 12 foot rods are still no hinderance and they still do the job more than admirably.
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Post  doug6364 on Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:15 pm

Ive always used my 12ft rods with no problem whatsoever.
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Post  stubbo on Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:28 pm

with being quite new to the boat fishing scene having used 12 ft and 10 ft rods i must admit 10ft rods are better in a boat just because they store better and less cumbersome and like andy and eric says a lot better at playing fish at close quarters ive got some 9ft 2 and half pound test curve rods happy useing them too had fish to 23lb no probs on em Very Happy
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Post  doug6364 on Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:31 am

Although ive never had a problem with 12 footers, i think i would be quite happy with 9ft rods.
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Post  stubbo on Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:22 pm

doug6364 wrote:Although ive never had a problem with 12 footers, i think i would be quite happy with 9ft rods.
have you been on photo shop again doug that pikes getting bigger and your head has shrunk mate LOL
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Post  doug6364 on Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:17 pm

No photo shop for me Stubbo.

although now you mention it, my bonce does look strange. Well, i look weird anyway , lol.

I just took a photo of the photo , if you know what i mean.

( JUST RE-TOOK THE PHOTO AND RE-POSTED IT ).
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Post  stubbo on Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:19 pm

doug6364 wrote:No photo shop for me Stubbo.

although now you mention it, my bonce does look strange. Well, i look weird anyway , lol.

I just took a photo of the photo , if you know what i mean.

( JUST RE-TOOK THE PHOTO AND RE-POSTED IT ).
its not getting any smaller mate awsome fish pal
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Post  doug6364 on Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:32 pm

Ta.
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Post  onetoner on Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:39 am

i just looked at dougs photo and forgot what the thread was about,,,, that is a beast ,,,,,, how big was it ???????????????????????????????????????????
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