New rod for perch, roach and tench

GeeTee

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Hi all, could anyone advise,

my fishing is just changing a bit and I want to to target so e decent roach and perch over the wi tee on my club pits.

I need to cast leads and feeder up to 50 meters.

most of time I’ll be using bite indicators and bobbins on a three rod set up So don’t need a quiver as such.

im thinking of getting a barbel style rod, probably a twin tip so I can do the local rivers and a bit of tipping if I fancy it.

will that worI with that style of rod, will it have the casting grunt and not over power the fish. Any ideas, suggestions?
 

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Hi all, could anyone advise,

my fishing is just changing a bit and I want to to target so e decent roach and perch over the wi tee on my club pits.

I need to cast leads and feeder up to 50 meters.

most of time I’ll be using bite indicators and bobbins on a three rod set up So don’t need a quiver as such.

im thinking of getting a barbel style rod, probably a twin tip so I can do the local rivers and a bit of tipping if I fancy it.

will that worI with that style of rod, will it have the casting grunt and not over power the fish. Any ideas, suggestions?
Take a look at Avon rods of 1.25 to 1.5lb test curve.
I do alot of your style fishing and use Rovex John Wilson Avon Deluxe models.
There are better models out there, Drennan Twin tops, Free spirt, Greys.
 

GeeTee

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If you drive down to the bottom of grovehill road you can park bev side of the bridge or the other, many just park up on the grass, there is a slip way that has parking if you take a left after the bridge.

PS go slow over the bridge as it's single file and you always get some tw@ that refuses to move when you're already well on it.

Take a look at Avon rods of 1.25 to 1.5lb test curve.
I do alot of your style fishing and use Rovex John Wilson Avon Deluxe models.
There are better models out there, Drennan Twin tops, Free spirt, Greys.
Cheers, that’s what I thought. I’ve got one of those rovex John Wilson rods. As you say there are probably better, but it’s lovely and affordable. I’m not looking to spend a fortune on this one to go with it either.
 

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You could do a lot worse than look at the Darent Valley range marketed by The Tackle Box in Dartford, these are very good rods with nice actions and good quality fittings, they are certainly just as good if not better than rods from mainstream manufacturers costing much more, they do a really nice 0.75lb TC specialist rod and also a 1.25lb TC one each for less than £50 or for an extra £20 you can get the Avon version with the addition of a quiver tip. I have the 0.75lb and use it for fairly short range roach and perch fishing with an old school butt indicator and it is perfect.

 

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You could do a lot worse than look at the Darent Valley range marketed by The Tackle Box in Dartford, these are very good rods with nice actions and good quality fittings, they are certainly just as good if not better than rods from mainstream manufacturers costing much more, they do a really nice 0.75lb TC specialist rod and also a 1.25lb TC one each for less than £50 or for an extra £20 you can get the Avon version with the addition of a quiver tip. I have the 0.75lb and use it for fairly short range roach and perch fishing with an old school butt indicator and it is perfect.

Totally agree, John. Sorely tempted by the 11ft 0.75 TC myself & at £52 including delivery what’s not to like.
 

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You could do a lot worse than look at the Darent Valley range marketed by The Tackle Box in Dartford, these are very good rods with nice actions and good quality fittings, they are certainly just as good if not better than rods from mainstream manufacturers costing much more, they do a really nice 0.75lb TC specialist rod and also a 1.25lb TC one each for less than £50 or for an extra £20 you can get the Avon version with the addition of a quiver tip. I have the 0.75lb and use it for fairly short range roach and perch fishing with an old school butt indicator and it is perfect.

Is this the one you are referring to in 1.25TC? (linc above not working for me) Tackle Box Darent Valley 11ft 1.25lb LSG Specialist Rod - (Low Set Guides)
Would it be ok for chub and the odd barbel on rivers (Nene) ?
Can you confirm that it comes with two tips please. Pics on the site could be better but the description is comprehensive.
 

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The one you have sent a link to is the specialist rod so only comes with one tip section. If you are looking for one with both a normal Avon top and a quiver top you need to look at the 1.25lb tc Avon (link below) I don't have the Avon but I did have a look in the shop and they were very nice. As long as you are not looking to use it in big powerful rivers where you will be using heavy feeders they should be fine for general Chub fishing

 

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Cheers, that’s what I thought. I’ve got one of those rovex John Wilson rods. As you say there are probably better, but it’s lovely and affordable. I’m not looking to spend a fortune on this one to go with it either.
I would definitely go for a 1.25tc for your targets species, I spent a few years tench fishing and I used a pair of Harrison chimeras 1.5tc. They are perfect for tenching but are a bit to powerful for roach and perch
 

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Looks like this is going down the Darent Vally route, but from me, the idea of a multi-tip rod would get my vote just from the flexibility offered.

I bought a pair of 1.25 TC Drennans, and then added a couple more push-in tips (they go up to 4oz and have choices in both carbon and fibreglass). The option of either the avon tip or the quiver tip really gives a lot of options which seems to cover a most bases.
 

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The Darent Valley is a multi tip rod if you buy the twin tip version, comes with a standard 1.25lb tc Avon top and a quiver top with 1 carbon tip plus 1 glass tip
 

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The Darent Valley is a multi tip rod if you buy the twin tip version, comes with a standard 1.25lb tc Avon top and a quiver top with 1 carbon tip plus 1 glass tip
Just placed an order for the 1.25 tc Twin tip Avon for the chub. Also ordered a 11'9'' 2.25 tc specialist for close range dead baiting on the fen drains. Tacklebox very helpful and quick to respond to questions (y)
 
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