New Rod "The Nottingham Style"

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Re: New Rod "The Nottingham Style"

Post by James » Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:55 pm

Wednesday and a visit to the Trent with Badger1 bought a pleasant surprise by means of a Barbel. Long Trotting is my preferred method so out came The Nottingham Style Roach rod ,paired up with a Gary Mills "Mill Stream" .
I was using light tackle a 3lb hook link and a size 16 barbless hook ,corn the bait .Having had some good sport with chub to just over a pound i rested for a minute watching some Merlins ,not one but Three ,they were gliding and darting in the wood on the opposite bank. On my next trot down the Andy Batchelor creation disappeared and upon striking i quickly realized i had hooked a barbel .It darted down stream like lightening ,it stopped after 30 or 40 yards i managed to coax it back and then of it went upstream, this carried on for some time back and forward ,i managed not to panic and after a while constant pressure brought it to the surface, by then Bager1 was ready with the net,in it went ,it looked big .Out came the scales 10lb4oz ..The largest fish on my Nottingham style Roach and still straight as an arrow. Image

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Re: New Rod "The Nottingham Style"

Post by AndyB » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:00 pm

Excellent work Andrew. What a way to start the season!!

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Re: New Rod "The Nottingham Style"

Post by Mark » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:07 pm

Well done Andy, what a fish.
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Re: New Rod "The Nottingham Style"

Post by Luga00 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:20 pm

Lovely fish, well done!
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Re: New Rod "The Nottingham Style"

Post by Crucian » Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:15 pm

Well done indeed :Hat:

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Re: New Rod "The Nottingham Style"

Post by Paul F » Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:20 pm

Wow, and that was on roach rod, what of the barbel rod :Wink:

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Re: New Rod "The Nottingham Style"

Post by GarryProcter » Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:49 pm

Well done indeed, Andrew.

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Re: New Rod "The Nottingham Style"

Post by Leigh » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:28 pm

A fine specimen, well done

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Re: New Rod "The Nottingham Style"

Post by James » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:03 pm

Thanks Gents .it was a very exciting battle.

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Re: New Rod "The Nottingham Style"

Post by AshbyCut » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:35 pm

Utterly splendid Andrew, Sir !!!!! :Hat:
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