3 rods on one licence.
In an answer to a parliamentary question this week, Fisheries Minister George Eustice confirmed proposed changes to the licence from April 2017, including "a full year rolling licence rather than a fixed single season; a licence for a maximum of three rods rather than the current two and a free junior licence for anglers under the age of 16." These will be advertised formally in the Spring.
With the advent of short carp poles, am struggling to find a decent quality 4/5/6m silverfish whip (flick tip) for less than £80 or so. Ideally want a light and quality carbon one, rather than one of the cheap ones off ebay.
Really struggled to find any decent quality 4/5m whips anywhere new - and I hunted around a fair bit.
Took a couple of weeks, but ended up picking up a lovely pair (3.5m and 4.5m) of used browning speedstick's off ebay, separate purchases, and am glad I did as they are spot on, and I still paid less than £60 all-in.
i used a whip earlier in the season.forgot how much fun they were,why do we complicate really simple things sometimes?
In these days of having to prep for about a week for a simple short session, carting umpteen barrow loads of gear to a swim, prep'ing bait for days beforehand - there is a lot to be said for a simple box of maggots and a short whip for small species , down your local stream/cut/pond.
my fishing has had a massive workover in the last five years.i have my littleun to thank for that as ive been teaching him.no longer do i spend weekends with 3 carp rods out.usually now stick 2 out plus a float/feeder for bits.keeps the interest going.always bowling down the river too.any fishing is fun as long as you use the right gear.i find the big draw with coarse fishing is
cobbling stuff together out of the few bits i bring, to overcome a given situation.love my fishing more than ever