Last session of the season

Page 1 of 2 1, 2  Next

Go down

Last session of the season Empty Last session of the season

Post  nightwatchman on Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:19 pm

Well I decided to have one more fishing trip to end my Pike fishing season, as I'll be putting my Pike tackle away end of March and dusting down my float and feeder rods for some general coarse fishing.

I decide to visit a venue I hadn't pike fished before but had noticed a few fish had been coming out over the last few weeks as I'd seen them photographed in the Angling Times. Laughing

This lake has a track going all the way round the outside so I could quite easily travel light and just bring my car with me as I made my way round.
After 3 hours and not a single pike in sight I decided to move pegs yet again. But as I pulled my line through my rod rings to hook a treble on to one of my butt rings to aid walking with the rods, unbeknown to me my braid got snagged around the rod tip and without looking I gave it a yank. (looking back god knows why!) SNAP!!!
The tip of my rod snapped off. Surprised
I was lost for words! I was gutted! I just stood there in shock!

I'd now had enough. It was raining. I hadn't had a single run and now I'd broken a rod.
I decided to fish one more peg then I was off home ASAP. Sad

The time flew by and I was soon packing up my gear and getting ready for home.
However on getting in the car to start it, it wouldn't!
The battery was flat which was totally my fault as I'd been opening and closing the boot and doors all day as I worked my way around the lake. Duh!

I called out Green Flag which they said would be an hour but turned out to be and hour and 40 minutes as no one knew how to get to the chuffin lake! Sad
They finally got me on the road home with no fish, wet from the rain, a broken rod and a battery in need of some TLC.
I think that was the worst fishing trip I've ever had!
I'm quite glad now to be putting my Pike gear away and spending some time catching Roach, Bream and Tench. Very Happy

Lets hope next winters Pike fishing goes better. Very Happy

Tight lines
nightwatchman
nightwatchman

Posts : 295
Join date : 2009-11-21
Age : 57
Location : Hull

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Last session of the season Empty Re: Last session of the season

Post  paddy pike on Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:40 pm

Shocked Well i would like to say we all have days like that when somthing goes arris up, Shocked But it looks like you got three in a row, Shocked Hope things get better for you, Can the rod tip be fixed ? Laughing
paddy pike
paddy pike

Posts : 1359
Join date : 2010-03-19
Age : 65
Location : Southport

View user profile http://paddy-swift.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Last session of the season Empty Re: Last session of the season

Post  nightwatchman on Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:47 pm

paddy pike wrote: Can the rod tip be fixed ?

Not sure?
About 4" has broken off with the end eye still attached.
Anyone know if tackle shops do this kind of thing or is it a DIY job? Rolling Eyes
nightwatchman
nightwatchman

Posts : 295
Join date : 2009-11-21
Age : 57
Location : Hull

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Last session of the season Empty Re: Last session of the season

Post  paddy pike on Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:57 pm

Very Happy You might be able to repair the tip, By having it cut back and a new eye fitted Shocked Very Happy
paddy pike
paddy pike

Posts : 1359
Join date : 2010-03-19
Age : 65
Location : Southport

View user profile http://paddy-swift.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Last session of the season Empty Re: Last session of the season

Post  Andy Webster on Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:20 pm

nightwatchman wrote:
paddy pike wrote: Can the rod tip be fixed ?

Not sure?
About 4" has broken off with the end eye still attached.
Anyone know if tackle shops do this kind of thing or is it a DIY job? Rolling Eyes

A tip eye can usually be removed by warming the adhesive and then refitted to the remaining rod section.

That trip was definitely one to forget. Here's hoping next winter is better.

Andy

_________________
Andy Webster
www.pikeangler.co.uk
Andy Webster
Andy Webster

Posts : 1248
Join date : 2008-08-03
Age : 49
Location : Doncaster

View user profile http://www.pikeangler.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Last session of the season Empty Re: Last session of the season

Post  Alex Makk on Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:26 pm

I'm sorry to hear that u had a bad trip.............
Alex Makk
Alex Makk

Posts : 1422
Join date : 2009-11-15
Age : 27
Location : UK

View user profile http://alexmakk.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Last session of the season Empty Re: Last session of the season

Post  Bazz on Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:28 pm

I have a trip to Bury on Saturday Piking & thats it for me... the Bow comes out for Summer Razz

Bazz

Posts : 1188
Join date : 2008-11-12
Location : Notts

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Last session of the season Empty Re: Last session of the season

Post  Trent Piker on Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:44 pm

Bazz wrote:... the Bow comes out for Summer Razz

Well... that's one way to catch 'em Shocked

Laughing
Trent Piker
Trent Piker

Posts : 130
Join date : 2008-12-05
Age : 53
Location : Nottingham

View user profile http://www.trentpiker.com/

Back to top Go down

Last session of the season Empty Re: Last session of the season

Post  nightwatchman on Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:56 am

Still not sure what to do with my rods?

1. repair the broken rod but then I'd have one 12ft rod and one 11ft 6" rod No
2. chop 4" off the other rod so I'd have two 11ft 6" rods Laughing
3. buy a new rod to replace the broken rod Idea
4. buy a new pair of rods king

decisions, decisions, decisions scratch
nightwatchman
nightwatchman

Posts : 295
Join date : 2009-11-21
Age : 57
Location : Hull

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Last session of the season Empty Re: Last session of the season

Post  paddy pike on Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:46 am

Very Happy Very Happy must admit i would like them both the same size, not only that but i would be worried the strength of the rod might be compramised, Shocked Very Happy
paddy pike
paddy pike

Posts : 1359
Join date : 2010-03-19
Age : 65
Location : Southport

View user profile http://paddy-swift.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Last session of the season Empty Re: Last session of the season

Post  nightwatchman on Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:26 pm

The other thing is does it change the test curve? No
nightwatchman
nightwatchman

Posts : 295
Join date : 2009-11-21
Age : 57
Location : Hull

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Last session of the season Empty Re: Last session of the season

Post  paddy pike on Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:39 pm

Very Happy Very Happy Now theres a thing, The test curve is from the butt to the tip, I think i would have to try it out with a breeze block, Normaly if the rod can lift a breeze block then its a goodun, Shocked
paddy pike
paddy pike

Posts : 1359
Join date : 2010-03-19
Age : 65
Location : Southport

View user profile http://paddy-swift.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Last session of the season Empty Re: Last session of the season

Post  Andy Webster on Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:59 pm

nightwatchman wrote:The other thing is does it change the test curve? No

The test curve will be very slightly increased but you won't notice it. I'd only cut the other one down if I was a mega tackle tart lol!

And anyone who's seen my gear....well lol!

Andy

_________________
Andy Webster
www.pikeangler.co.uk
Andy Webster
Andy Webster

Posts : 1248
Join date : 2008-08-03
Age : 49
Location : Doncaster

View user profile http://www.pikeangler.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Last session of the season Empty Re: Last session of the season

Post  paddy pike on Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:06 pm

Andy Webster wrote:
nightwatchman wrote:The other thing is does it change the test curve? No

The test curve will be very slightly increased but you won't notice it. I'd only cut the other one down if I was a mega tackle tart lol!

And anyone who's seen my gear....well lol!

Andy

Shocked So your saying the test curve will increase if the rod is a few inches shorter Shocked Might turn my 12"s into 11" 6's Razz Shocked Very Happy
paddy pike
paddy pike

Posts : 1359
Join date : 2010-03-19
Age : 65
Location : Southport

View user profile http://paddy-swift.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Last session of the season Empty Re: Last session of the season

Post  tootall on Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:08 am

Get down to chapmans tomorrow for the opening of their bargain weekend mate if you can - they have 1 set (but only 1 on this offer) of 3 Greys Prodigy (SX i think) on offer for 150 Shocked

They make really good pike rods and for that price they are a steal (think they retail for anout 120 each normally.

See half way down page:

https://www.chapang.co.uk/view.php?&module=open-weekend
tootall
tootall

Posts : 1340
Join date : 2009-01-29
Age : 42
Location : Beverley, East Yorkshire

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Last session of the season Empty Re: Last session of the season

Post  nightwatchman on Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:42 pm

Oh that is to good to resist!

Think I'll pop down for a looksy. Might have to get the old credit card out. Laughing
nightwatchman
nightwatchman

Posts : 295
Join date : 2009-11-21
Age : 57
Location : Hull

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Last session of the season Empty I Know The Feeling

Post  norfolk pikeman on Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:55 pm

And there's me thinking it was only me that had days like that, faired a bit better than you on the last day with 8 fish but on the Saturday absolute disaster - wheel bearing packed up on boat trailer, lost 4 lures value of around 55.00 and managed to only boat one very, very small "Jack" - I'm glad it's over and looking forward to the new season in June - warm, sunny weather and loads of Pike - but then again!!!!
norfolk pikeman
norfolk pikeman

Posts : 6
Join date : 2010-03-25
Age : 58
Location : Norfolk

View user profile http://www.predator-people.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Last session of the season Empty Re: Last session of the season

Post  nightwatchman on Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:35 pm

You just made me feel a lot better lol Very Happy
nightwatchman
nightwatchman

Posts : 295
Join date : 2009-11-21
Age : 57
Location : Hull

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Last session of the season Empty Re: Last session of the season

Post  paddy pike on Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:43 pm

nightwatchman wrote:You just made me feel a lot better lol Very Happy

lol! lol! lol! lol!
paddy pike
paddy pike

Posts : 1359
Join date : 2010-03-19
Age : 65
Location : Southport

View user profile http://paddy-swift.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Last session of the season Empty Re: Last session of the season

Post  nightwatchman on Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:04 pm

tootall wrote:Get down to chapmans tomorrow for the opening of their bargain weekend mate if you can - they have 1 set (but only 1 on this offer) of 3 Greys Prodigy (SX i think) on offer for 150 Shocked

They make really good pike rods and for that price they are a steal (think they retail for anout 120 each normally.

See half way down page:

https://www.chapang.co.uk/view.php?&module=open-weekend

I phoned Thursday and they said they had plenty in but on a first come first serve basis on the Friday only.
Unfortunately I was working nights last night so couldn't get down first thing but cut short my sleep Sleep and phoned before lunch.

All gone!! Gutted!! No
nightwatchman
nightwatchman

Posts : 295
Join date : 2009-11-21
Age : 57
Location : Hull

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Last session of the season Empty Re: Last session of the season

Post  paddy pike on Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:52 pm

Shocked Awwwww Maaaaaan what a bumer Very Happy Maybe you will hear of some other deals soon, Very Happy
paddy pike
paddy pike

Posts : 1359
Join date : 2010-03-19
Age : 65
Location : Southport

View user profile http://paddy-swift.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Last session of the season Empty Re: Last session of the season

Post  tootall on Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:28 pm

it may be a load of bulls... but i heard there were actually scuffles and fiti-cuffs breaking out at opening today Shocked Rolling Eyes Laughing Laughing
tootall
tootall

Posts : 1340
Join date : 2009-01-29
Age : 42
Location : Beverley, East Yorkshire

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Last session of the season Empty Re: Last session of the season

Post  nightwatchman on Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:03 pm

Wouldn't surprise me. When there's a chance of saving money some people will stoop down to any level! pirat
nightwatchman
nightwatchman

Posts : 295
Join date : 2009-11-21
Age : 57
Location : Hull

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Last session of the season Empty broken rod

Post  stubbo on Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:57 pm

nightwatchman wrote:
paddy pike wrote: Can the rod tip be fixed ?

Not sure?
About 4" has broken off with the end eye still attached.
Anyone know if tackle shops do this kind of thing or is it a DIY job? Rolling Eyes
what make is the rod mate
stubbo
stubbo

Posts : 3600
Join date : 2010-01-14
Age : 56
Location : Warrington

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Last session of the season Empty Re: Last session of the season

Post  nightwatchman on Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:30 pm

It's a Nash Dean Macey carp rod. Nothing outstanding but one of a pair. It's a bit like having a pair of shoes and loosing the laces out of one of them!
I've already contacted Nash to see if they had any spare tip sections but no luck.
However they have put me onto a tackle shop who carried a large stock.
The funny thing is I'm now starting to fancy buying a new set of rods! Lol ! Very Happy
nightwatchman
nightwatchman

Posts : 295
Join date : 2009-11-21
Age : 57
Location : Hull

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Last session of the season Empty Re: Last session of the season

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 1 of 2 1, 2  Next

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum