FISH WITH ANTIQUE TACKLE

Angling Times (UK) - - ULTIMATE GUIDE TO 2019 -

SPLIT-cane rods, cen­tre­pin reels and ‘retro’ floats are just a few ex­am­ples of the items of antique fish­ing tackle that are used by the coun­try’s hordes of ‘old school’ en­thu­si­asts.

While these bits of kit won’t catch you any more fish than reg­u­lar, modern tackle items, they can read­ily add an ex­tra hit of en­joy­ment to a day’s fish­ing… af­ter all, there’s noth­ing like the ex­cite­ment (or in­deed fear) of hook­ing a big fish on a rod that’s older than you are!

Antique tackle items can be found by search­ing on­line on fo­rums or auc­tion sites such as eBay, or by check­ing out lo­cal auc­tions. As well as help­ing to add in­ter­est to your fish­ing, they can also prove a wise in­vest­ment. Get out there and track down a bar­gain vin­tage tackle item!

Chris Yates, a huge fan of vin­tage tackle.

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