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A Pod at Compstall Lodge

Posted by
sithenah (Greater Manchester/Cheshire, United Kingdom) on 3 January 2010 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

This is a follow-up to my third reflection photograph from Etherow Country Park and shows the fisherman whose rods were featured in that photograph.

Several people were puzzled by the gadget. I've asked around and am informed that the object is a Hooligun Pod designed to support two carp rods.

Panasonic DMC-FZ18 1/50 second F/3.6 ISO 125 87 mm (35mm equiv.)

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sithenah from Greater Manchester/Cheshire, United Kingdom

I've just now been told "This is more commonly known as a 'rod pod' and is primarily designed for when one is angling with a multi-rod set-up for extended periods. With the popularity of commercial fisheries - particularly aimed at Carp fishing - it is not unusual at all for anglers to spend several days in one 'swim' trying to attract fish. The 'rod-pod' allows them to get on with other things in the immediate vicinity whilst still fishing."

4 Jan 2010 3:15pm

Christine from United States

I'm not sure, but I think that's illegal here (U.S.) - but I'm in favor of anything that thins out the carp!

7 Jan 2010 2:41pm

Panasonic DMC-FZ18
1/50 second
ISO 125
87 mm (35mm equiv.)