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Forum: Barbel Talk 03-12-2017, 15:31
Replies: 41
Views: 2,782
Posted By Howard Cooke
My father-in-law lives in Stockbridge (Test...

My father-in-law lives in Stockbridge (Test country) and told me that a few decades ago, river keepers would wander into the local pub with bags full of nuisance grayling that were handed out free to...
Forum: Barbel Talk 19-11-2017, 21:08
Replies: 19
Views: 1,795
Posted By Howard Cooke
Thought it was a good piece overall and nice to...

Thought it was a good piece overall and nice to see a split cane rod and pin being deployed. Excellent to have highlighted the recruitment issues and very telling when that chap moved gravel with his...
Forum: Barbel Talk 15-11-2017, 20:14
Replies: 20
Views: 1,574
Posted By Howard Cooke
If an unmade bed can be regarded as art and even...

If an unmade bed can be regarded as art and even win an arty prize and a few bob then I definitely reckon a split cane rod can constitute art. Beauty being in the eye of the beholder and all that. I...
Forum: Barbel Talk 07-10-2017, 10:48
Replies: 68
Views: 3,007
Posted By Howard Cooke
Wasn't it generally believed that at speeds of...

Wasn't it generally believed that at speeds of over 30 mph people would die- from suffocation or something. Its a good job Mr Ford and others didn't listen to that background noise.

I'm sorry...
Forum: Barbel Talk 06-10-2017, 14:13
Replies: 68
Views: 3,007
Posted By Howard Cooke
I don't sign up to the "it won't do any good"...

I don't sign up to the "it won't do any good" mentality and think it's a great shame when we see that sort of response. It can all get a self-fulfilling of course because of the impact these sorts of...
Forum: Barbel Talk 27-09-2017, 16:53
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By Howard Cooke
Whatever you choose, the barbel know it's your...

Whatever you choose, the barbel know it's your birthday today so will happily give themselves up for your angling pleasure. 56 today I hear....
Forum: Barbel Talk 11-09-2017, 08:55
Replies: 16
Views: 1,194
Posted By Howard Cooke
I would be interested in the response to this too...

I would be interested in the response to this too as well as knowing if this would be incorporated into a combi-rig allowing a softer material to be used at the sharp end.

I fish a swim on the...
Forum: Barbel Talk 28-08-2017, 11:12
Replies: 43
Views: 2,284
Posted By Howard Cooke
I used it on the Wye last season-bouncing meat...

I used it on the Wye last season-bouncing meat through a lovely glide, where not much weight was required. This meant touch ledgering- not something I would want to spend hours doing with the rod as...
Forum: Barbel Talk 24-08-2017, 21:51
Replies: 31
Views: 2,319
Posted By Howard Cooke
Graham promotes Herefordshire very eloquently and...

Graham promotes Herefordshire very eloquently and it's pretty much everything the family have experienced so far. It's been very easy to feel at home here and the genuine warmth from the locals has...
Forum: Barbel Talk 23-08-2017, 20:24
Replies: 31
Views: 2,319
Posted By Howard Cooke
I've not retired (still at least 10 years of...

I've not retired (still at least 10 years of graft left) but moved from Berkshire to Herefordshire last September. This was a family decision and originally we looked at Devon/Cornwall but couldn't...
Forum: Barbel Talk 09-08-2017, 14:00
Replies: 43
Views: 2,284
Posted By Howard Cooke
Yes I had to wait 2 years for the Barder but it...

Yes I had to wait 2 years for the Barder but it was worth it. When I lived in Newbury I worked out that he was based a mile from my house so I made the expensive mistake of popping in to see him. He...
Forum: Barbel Talk 09-08-2017, 11:38
Replies: 43
Views: 2,284
Posted By Howard Cooke
I suspect you are right Mike about being a little...

I suspect you are right Mike about being a little afraid to use them. If I was still fishing the Kennet regularly I suspect I would use mine more. On the Wye I think it's just about finding the right...
Forum: Barbel Talk 09-08-2017, 09:59
Replies: 43
Views: 2,284
Posted By Howard Cooke
I do Tony- from time to time! They are beautiful...

I do Tony- from time to time! They are beautiful things but in reality of course can't match the performance of modern rods. I have a Barder, built for me a couple of years ago and it's absolutely...
Forum: Barbel Talk 01-08-2017, 10:48
Replies: 45
Views: 3,538
Posted By Howard Cooke
Richard, I think the voyage into the choppy seas...

Richard, I think the voyage into the choppy seas of conflict may have began with your opening post-and you have restated the question above. Don't you think it's a little provocative to ask if people...
Forum: Barbel Talk 16-07-2017, 11:07
Replies: 45
Views: 3,538
Posted By Howard Cooke
I think it can often depend on how something is...

I think it can often depend on how something is phrased. In your opening post, you basically set out the approach you take and how you are very confident with it etc. You then throw in a question...
Forum: Barbel Talk 16-07-2017, 08:15
Replies: 36
Views: 2,464
Posted By Howard Cooke
Congratulations on the catch Jeff. A PB?

Congratulations on the catch Jeff. A PB?
Forum: Barbel Talk 15-07-2017, 20:07
Replies: 45
Views: 3,538
Posted By Howard Cooke
Richard, what matters is confidence in your...

Richard, what matters is confidence in your approach. You clearly have that with the rig you use and others will do likewise with theirs. Not sure there is much to debate to be honest.

As it...
Forum: Barbel Talk 05-07-2017, 10:06
Replies: 18
Views: 1,815
Posted By Howard Cooke
I did fish that stretch on the Syndicate ticket...

I did fish that stretch on the Syndicate ticket for a season but wasn't overly keen. BUT, there was one area that I loved fishing, just below Biblins bridge. Fabulous trotting fun there.
Forum: Barbel Talk 05-07-2017, 10:03
Replies: 15
Views: 1,471
Posted By Howard Cooke
Over 30 barbel so far but then I am very close to...

Over 30 barbel so far but then I am very close to the Wye, so not that exceptional. That would be a cracking seasons return on the Kennet though. I have predominantly been fishing short evening...
Forum: Barbel Talk 23-06-2017, 08:44
Replies: 29
Views: 2,082
Posted By Howard Cooke
Amazing story and generosity!

Amazing story and generosity!
Forum: Barbel Talk 18-06-2017, 14:20
Replies: 21
Views: 1,904
Posted By Howard Cooke
Bob Cat James?

Bob Cat James?
Forum: Barbel Talk 14-06-2017, 21:02
Replies: 12
Views: 1,030
Posted By Howard Cooke
Must say I've also wondered this but concluded...

Must say I've also wondered this but concluded (erroneously perhaps) that if you are walking along the bank keeping in direct contact with the bait (which may or may not have some weight on the line...
Forum: Other Species Fishing 22-05-2017, 07:34
Replies: 6
Views: 811
Posted By Howard Cooke
Thanks for that Dave- really helpful and great...

Thanks for that Dave- really helpful and great advice. I know Harlyn Bay very well- a great beach to take the dog to in the low season.
Forum: Barbel Talk 22-05-2017, 07:30
Replies: 13
Views: 1,717
Posted By Howard Cooke
It's a fab event with great speakers and the...

It's a fab event with great speakers and the trade stands provide an opportunity to replenish the tackle and bait shed before the season starts. You do also bump into people you have only chatted to...
Forum: Other Species Fishing 16-05-2017, 21:26
Replies: 6
Views: 811
Posted By Howard Cooke
Thanks for that Dave. I do spend a bit of time...

Thanks for that Dave. I do spend a bit of time down in Cornwall and fancy giving sea fishing a go from the shore. I just need to find a local guide that can show me the ropes and get me started.
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