Ready rod hold-all

Yosemite Sam

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I have a lovely part of the upper Bristol Avon right on my doorstep. I have often looked when out and thought it would be lovely fishing. But it was a private fishing club and £300 a year to join. I have looked again and the membership is £175, so I have taken the plunge and joined and hope to go fishing at the weekend or next week.
I’m thinking of perhaps getting in a few hours in evenings and with also perhaps a few longish walks, while exploring the banks and swims, I was looking at getting some gear that I can put a few bits in, like a rucksack/ chair and a ready rod hold-all.
I have searched through the forum and see that a few of you recommend the Kodex chair, and it seems quite light , but there are many rod sleeves and I would want one that will give a good bit of protection and take 3 piece 13’ float rods. A 3 rod bag would be what I’m looking for and any other recommendations that any of you guys use or have used.
 

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loads of great kit out there now. i have preston supera in both 4 rod and 6 rod versions. i think the 2 compartment (4 rod) supera 1.75m length would be ideal. Padded protection to seperate rods and reels and offset pouches to stagger reels and prevent clashing. great zips, good size external pockets and several velcro rod bands to secure rods. the wipe clean material is a real boon. Not cheap but wont let you down either
 

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Don't limit yourself to looking at 'match type' luggage some of the carp/specialist stuff is very good. I got a shimano tribal from Bobco it is really good, I can get 3/4 ready made rods in it plus it has an external pocket banksticks etc and you can attach additional sleeves/brolly on the outside. It is ideal for keeping a grab and go kit in as it is light and easy to carry. I tend to have 2 feeder rods made up plus a couple of 3 piece rods in their cloth bags then add another 2 piece float rod in a sleeve on the outside, the quality is really good and add to all of that it was only £30
 

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I use a nash indulgence ultralite chair which has a built in shoulder strap and velcro closures

For less robust rods I use drennan sleeves and a quiver. If not taking a brolly I use thedrennan super specialist double rod holdall

I can fit 2 rods with fixed spool reels and one with a centepin

Works well for me
 

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The lightest adjustable leg chair out there is the Aeronium. Not the most comfortable, but it works for me on the river.

I asked the same question about rod sleeves a few weeks ago and got lots of helpful replies - it might be worth reading those. I haven’t bought one yet - so can’t help anymore.

Enjoy Somerford; I assume that is where you have just joined......
 

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Kodex robo chair for me, nice and light and robust. Greys tacklebase rucksack and Greys Prodigy 2 rod holdall.

Thats all I take for Barbel.

Korum river tripod and Drennan 3m twistlock net pole fit in holdall with 2 12ft rods with big pit baitrunners.

Could put a spare 3 piece rod in the umbrella pocket ?
 

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The lightest adjustable leg chair out there is the Aeronium. Not the most comfortable, but it works for me on the river.

I asked the same question about rod sleeves a few weeks ago and got lots of helpful replies - it might be worth reading those. I haven’t bought one yet - so can’t help anymore.

Enjoy Somerford; I assume that is where you have just joined......
Yes Somerford. Lived in Lower Seagry for a number of years and always admired the local river and fancied fishing it. That is until someone told me it was £300. Took the dog out over the weekend for a marathon walk and liked the look of many swims. I had a look on the website to find it was £175, so thought I’d give it a go for a year.
 

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Lucky you living there. I’m up nr Cirencester as I have a fishery in the CWP.

have you got to know Mark Everard yet ? He lives and fishes around there.

ive never been a Somerford member - but lots of my mates have been. A few I know have ‘guested’ it too.

unfortunately the upper river isn’t what it was 15years ago. There are still a few big roach and a few barbel. It used to be thick with them.

there are decent chub and some very big Dace according to the good doctor !

if you want more info, send me a pm.
 

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Nejojn I like the look of that, can i just check it is the 2+2 model not the 2 +3
 

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I use Daiwa Mission chair, rod holdall and rucksack. It’s been good to me over the years. I think you can still buy it ???
 

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Nejojn I like the look of that, can i just check it is the 2+2 model not the 2 +3
Ideally you can get 2 fully rigged carp rods with big pit reels in + you can attach 2 ready rod sleeves on the outside. But I have feeder rods with 3000 size reels and at a push can get 2 in each side plus the 2 on the outside in sleeves, however I usually have an 11ft and 10ft feeder rod inside (one each side of the padded divider) with a 3 piece waggler rod in its cloth bag in each side and carry an 11'6'' pellet waggler rod in a ready rod sleeve on the outside along with a brolly, I can get a landing net handle, a preston feeder arm and a couple of banksticks in the outside pocket also
 

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Lucky you living there. I’m up nr Cirencester as I have a fishery in the CWP.

have you got to know Mark Everard yet ? He lives and fishes around there.

ive never been a Somerford member - but lots of my mates have been. A few I know have ‘guested’ it too.

unfortunately the upper river isn’t what it was 15years ago. There are still a few big roach and a few barbel. It used to be thick with them.

there are decent chub and some very big Dace according to the good doctor !

if you want more info, send me a pm.
No I don’t know Mark. Still waiting for my membership pack to arrive, didn’t know about the guest part. I have caught some nice bags of roach in Malmesbury, but someone told me there are a few otters about eating a lot of fish. I also saw a cormorant on the river the other day, when walking the dog, which is not a good sign.
 

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Rang up Bobco today to see when they would be getting a restock of chairs. The Guy said it wasn’t looking good until November for a lot of stuff. So I might be getting a wet and sore ass until then, don’t fancy taking all my match kit on a long jaunt like I used to back in the day.
 
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