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Truly exceptional rods, landing nets and reels currently for sale and available for immediate collection or delivery:

Barder Rod Co The Chris Yates Merlin 9' 2-piece c2006 in unused mint condition.
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Theft from a client of a large number of collectible rods and reels. between Monday 6th and Thursday 9th November.
Please help if you can by circulating this information via social media etc.  A Reward of £5,000 will be paid to anyone who provides information that leads directly to the recovery of the stolen items listed below and the arrest of the thieves.  If you are approached by anyone offering items matching the descriptions listed in the link below, please contact the police – Hampshire Constabulary: dial 101 and quote- Crime Number: 44170437457 Incident: 105
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November 2017 Edward Barder featured in the new book "MADE To LAST: A COMPENDIUM OF ARTISANS, TRADES & PROJECTS"
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£7,200 (+commission) achieved for Lot 380 at the Angling Auctions sale on 30th of September: the Record Breaking rod used by Chris Yates.
The Richard Walker MK IV split cane rod formerly owned by Chris Yates and used by him to catch his 51 lb record carp (known as The Bishop) from Redmire Pool in 1980
Details can be found at http://angling-auctions.co.uk/?s=chris+yates and ... read here

18 August 2017
Giant Danish Sea Trout landed with a Barder 8' #5-weight fly rod... read the full story

July 2017
See the August issue of Trout & Salmon magazine, on sale from late June and throughout July, to read James Beeson's piece on fishing with a Barder split cane trout rod

18 May 2017
Giant Avon Brown Trout On 6X tippet & Barder Rod... read the full story

May 2012
The Field magazine
includes a major feature on the Edward Barder Rod Company.
... "To make a split cane fishing rod takes days but the varnished results are beautiful and fish like a dream ... rods that work as well as carbon fibre, albeit in a different way.  Because of the fibres in bamboo, the rod telegraphs everything into your nerve endings; it gives fishing more immediacy"...
You can read the full article in the May edition of The Field

22 and 24 August 2009
The Guardian
describes The Edward Barder Rod Company's rods as "a work of art as much as a feat of engineering, frighteningly delicate yet immensely powerful".  Two days later it also features a video detailing the many construction stages involved in creating The Edward Barder Rod Company's rods... read the full story and watch the video

23 July 2009
The Daily Telegraph
says that "the best rods ever made are being produced right now by a Newbury craftsman who, had he been a violin maker, would probably have outstrung Stradivari"... read the full story

Spring 2009
Fieldsports magazine
compares Edward Barder rods to Purdey shotguns... read the full story

3 May 2008
The Daily Telegraph
tells the story of a Chris Yates and Edward Barder fishing expedition... read the full story

May 2008
Barder rod brown trout success... read the full story

7 May 2006
The Independent on Sunday
reviews the Edward Barder Rod Company... read the full story

Spring 2006
Waterlog magazine
reviews the Edward Barder Rod Company... read the full story

March 2006
Trout And Salmon magazine
reviews the Edward Barder Rod Company's split cane fly rods... read the full story

January 2004
Country Life magazine
reviews the Edward Barder Rod Company... read the full story

January 2004
Current barbel record holder Steve Curtin christens his Edward Barder rod... read the full story

November 2003
Edward Barder rod stars in new film... read the full story

16 December 2002
The Independent newspaper
reviews the Edward Barder Rod Company... read the full story

February 2002
Barbus Maximus lives up to its name... read the full story

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