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Stolen Fishing Equipment

Alert message sent 14/11/2017 11:26:00

Information sent on behalf of Angling Trust

Can you help with any information please in relation to the theft of a large quantity of collectible fishing tackle from Hampshire ?
Date Of Theft – Between Monday 6th and Thursday 9th November

If you are approached by anyone offering items matching the descriptions listed or you see them advertised on social media or other sites , please contact the police –
Hampshire Constabulary: 
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Crime Number: 44170437457
Incident: 105

Give a description of the person or persons concerned, and a vehicle registration if visible would be useful. Please do not put yourself at risk during any such dealings.

Listed below are just some of the items of collectible fishing tackle stolen .

Bernard Venables’ own B. James & Son Avocet 3-piece 2-tip whole & split cane–green whipped, butt cap engraved ‘Bernard Venables’.

B. James & Son 11’ ‘Special’ 2-piece one-off red whipped fine tipped ledgering rod.

Barder Rod Co Bernard Venables Landing Net – uniquely, this example has a screw-in rosewood thread protector for the handle.

Barder Rod Co ‘The Wallis Rod’ number one 11’ 3-piece whole and split cane two tip Avon rod, red whipped c1996. Nickel silver handle fittings.

Barder Rod Co ‘The Wallis Rod’ number two 11’ 3-piece whole and split cane two tip Avon rod, red whipped c1996. Nickel silver handle fittings.

Barder Rod Co ‘Wallis Avon’ 10˝’ 3-piece whole and split cane Avon rod, green whipped with red tippings.

Barder Rod Co Chris Yates Merlin 3-piece 11’ Avon rod c2007 whipped in dark green with ‘old gold’ intermediate whippings.

Barder Rod Co ‘The Fred J Taylor Roach Road’ 12˝’ 2-piece + detachable handle hollow-built rod whipped in dark red c1996.

Barder Rod Co ‘The Kennet Perfection’ 11Ľ’ 2-piece +detachable handle split cane rod. Whipped in dark green with sienna tippings. Nickel silver fittings c1997.

Barder Rod Co ‘The Kennet Perfection’ 11Ľ’ 2-piece +detachable handle split cane rod. Whipped in dark green with sienna tippings. Nickel silver fittings c1999.

1. Barder Rod Co- 3 piece (separate butt) Barbus Maximus – Legend on First Section in very small Indian ink lettering – ‘The Chris Yates Barbus Maximus Barbel Rod Handmade in 1992 by Edward Barder 11 foot 9 inches – Paul Young Rod 1’ - Close whipped garnet – High Bells Standoff Rings – Trumpet Handle – In Bag – Green Label ‘Edward Barder Split Cane Rod Maker’

2. Paul Cook – 11 foot 6 inches – Avocet – Whole Cane Butt – Close whipped Green – Tipped Red – Onion handle – Alloy Handle Collar – Legend ‘The Artisan Avocet Built For Paul Young Maker Paul Cook ‘08’ - 3 Sections – Each Marked With The Numeral 2 Just Below Each Ferrule.

3. Paul Cook – The Artisan Float – 10 foot – 3 Piece – Dark Cane – Close Whipped Green – Red/Green Tippings – Trumpet Handle

4. R Burns – 3 Piece – 11 foot 6 inches – Avocet – Whole Can Butt – Green Tipped Red – Legend ‘Make for Paul Young 2013’ - Blue Green Bag – Label Hand Planed – Ryan Burns – Fishing Rods

5. 2 No. Shaun Linsley – 12 foot Barbel Perfections – No Close Whipping – Made For Trevor Andrews

6. 1 No. Shaun Linsley (B James Style Carp Net) – With Legend On Alloy Spreader Block ‘The Redmire’ – Complete With Pole

7. Jason White Of Dorset – Teardrop Landing Net – Net Sown Into Frame - 20 Inch - With Legend To Net ‘Old Whiskas’ Made By Jason White Of Dorset For Paul Young 2017’ – Complete With Landing Net Pole – 6 ft Long – Honey Coloured Cane – Whipped Green – Tipped Red – Brass Mushroom End Stopper – Legend As Above

8. Jason White Of Dorset – Teardrop Landing Net – 6 Foot Long - Net Sown Into Frame - 24 Inch (Carp) – Dark Stained Hoop – And Very Dark (Almost Black) Pole – Whipped Dark Green – Tipped Red – Similar Pole Button – Legend As Previous Except ‘Whiskus’ replaced with ‘Carpio’

9. Bruce & Walker Hexagraphs Rods

Jerry Swanton – Roach Trotter
Ray Walton No. 1 & 2

10. Hardy Fred J Taylor Trotters – 2 No. Black – Whipped Red – 1 No. Standard Brown – Whipped Red – 2 No. Standard Brown – Whipped Green/Red

11. Hardy Marksmans
15 ft Specialist Float
13 ft Specialist Float
13 ft Specimen Float
12 ft Specialist Feeder
10 ft Ultralite Bomb

All in Hardy Tubes

12. Approximately 30 B James Avocets

A Mixture Of Whole Cane and Split Cane Butts – Some Recently Refurbished – Bear Jason White’s Distinctive Initials Close to The Ferrules

13. B James Avon Perfections – As Above

14. 2 No. Sowerbutts Roach Poles – 1 No. Immaculate - With Nickle Silver Top and Sowerbutts Legend – 1 No. With Loose Whippings and Verdigris to Exterior Metal Section

Centrepin Reels

15. 1 No. Gary Mills/Perfection Angling – Royalty Perfection – Serial No. 12 – Mint – In Bag

16. 2 No. Gary Mills/Perfection Angling – The Chalk Stream Perfection – Serial Nos: 11 & 12 – Mint – In Bags

17. 1 No. Gary Mills 41/2 Inch Spitfire Polished Aerial – Solid Drum – Engraved On Inside of Spool Casing ‘MTC’ – 1 No. Wabbly Handle

18. Gary Mills Barbel Catcher – Serial No: 104 – on Brass Reel Fo

19. 2 No Chris Lythe Wide Drum Match Aerial Replicas – Serial Nos: 2 & 3 – On Brass Reel Foot – According To Chris The Only 2 Ever Made – Complete With Fawn Drawstring Bags With The Embroidered Running Float Logo

20. Quantity of Allcock Aerials – Size between 3 inch to 41/2 inch

21. Fixed Spool Reels – Some Early Mitchell 300’s – With Claw Style Bale Arm and Knurled Ratchet Switch – 1 No. Abu Suveran – In Bag – Mint

22. In Addition To The Above There Were Various Other B James Rods Including:

Various B James Avon Rods

Hardy’s Perfection Roach

Olivers – Perfection Roach (Mint)

Olivers – Kennet Perfection – With Tip Ring Adapted For Swing Tip


Thank you for your help.


Message sent by
Dave Wilkins (Angling Trust, Regional Enforcement Officer, South East)

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