At 60 Returning to the Match Scene

da1esman

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Nov 11, 2014
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Been angler for nearly 50 years and fished matches till about 12 years ago when I relocated to north Yorkshire, then started roaming the rivers. Now going to start match's again.

What do I look for in a pole.

Planning to fish senior match's on Woodland at Thirsk and the Oaks Sessay
 

buygoodtackle

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Jan 8, 2009
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Bryan Jackson
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Welcome. As regards a pole it is a very individual thing, but as a rule of thumb decide on your budget and go along to a couple of bigger shops with pole alleys to try holding a few. Things to consider are availability and cost of spares and what length you need/can manage. The second hand poles that become available on sites like this or e-bay may give you a wider choice and more for you money.
 

rayw

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Probably best to check the venues you are going to fish. If it’s 13m to far bank and that’s where everyone is catching you might be restricted with 11 metre pole. If most fish are caught at 6m or in edge then 11m is fine. Most modern poles are comfortable to fish at 13m. If you need to fish longer than 13m is when expensive poles give you an advantage but it’s still hard work. You can always use a feeder or bomb. Good luck with the fishing.
 

alanmac

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If you are going to fish the Oaks, especially Cedar snake lake then you on the main will manage with 14.5 mtrs but odd times you will need 16 mtr depending how competitive you are. Buying second hand will often get you a top of the range at 16mtr for well under £2k. If your going to fish regular through the winter then 16mtr will probably be necessary.