Monday, 4 May 2015

Get Ready For Rudd!! New Lure Of The Float Puddle Chuckers!!

New Self Cocking Puddle Chuckers
After seeing Josh Fishers success with last seasons rudd fishing we put our heads together to make some suitable floats to try out this summer. The plan was to make a self cocking Puddle Chucker style float incorporating quality materials like balsa and quill rather than the regular, soulless plastic floats found in tackle shops.
Heres the first of the results which i have to say i am over the moon with. They are weighted with split shot fixed inside the lower section of quill and the joins are obscured with a neatly whipped balsa body. Obviously they can be painted to your own requirements but we chose to keep these ones largely plain apart from the dip pen ink artwork on the upper section.
Clearly they have various applications but in my view they are perfect for rudd fishing.

If you would like me to make you a float or two either go to my website or feel free to give me a call or e mail.

01354 651917

Friday, 27 March 2015

Time For Tench

With spring in the air my mind is turning towards Tench fishing!

Here's a few images of some recent tench drifters i have made.

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Thursday, 19 February 2015

Handmade Dome Tip Stick Floats

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Mission Accomplished!! And now for a 30!! Dad's Fenland 28.01 Pike

I said it wouldn't take long but i didn't expect he would do it in such spectacular fashion!!

Well Done Dad!!! 

Friday, 6 February 2015

The Hunt For A Fenland 20lb'er Continues!

The Hunt For A Fenland 20lb'er Continues!

Recently retired, my old Pops has been putting his new found freedom from the daily grind to good use by pike fishing on the Fen Drains. He's putting in the hours and after a series of blanks throughout the recent cold snap he's just been rewarded with this blinder caught this very morning.
I received the call about 10am from a flustered Dad explaining i had to come and photograph a 20lb'er!! I grabbed the camera and was on the bank with him in five minutes to confirm the weight at 19.2! Making it his second biggest pike ever!
Big Smiles all round but after a catalogue of mid to high doubles we are still hunting that illusive Fen 20! With Dad on the bank 4 to 5 days per week i,m guessing it wont take long before he's blessed with the prize.
As you can imagine, Dad is a strong advocate of my floats and favours my Gazette pike bobs! Keep flying the flag Dad!! Surely that 20 is just around the corner!!

Monday, 2 February 2015

The Fenland Thirties Pike Bobs

Some months ago Denis Moules asked me to repair some of his old pike floats that had started to decay after years of fishing the Fen Drains. Although they were no longer any good to fish with Denis said he was loathed to bin them because the once readily available cork floats he preferred using had becoming very difficult to acquire in recent years. 

Once the floats were ready Denis mentioned he was writing the second edition of The Fenland Thirties so i immediately got to work on the lathe and made up a pair of his favourite pike bobs bearing the name of the new book. He was so pleased with them it was suggested i make a ltd edition of 10 for lucky customers to buy. 

If anyone is keen and would like to take one be sure to give me an email or call quickly! 4 of them are already spoken for and i will probably keep one for myself too. 

As can be seen from the dimpled finish they are made fully from cork and remain faithful to the same shape and design as Denis's original floats. Numbered 1 to 10 they will make a fabulous addition to any float collection or to use on the Fen Drains. Who knows, perhaps you will land a Fenland Thirty of your own!!