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New Poldark series features Thomas Turner fishing rod and reel

Poldark goes fishing

Filming is underway at the moment on the final series of the BBC hit series Poldark. We were contacted by the production company as they had a sea fishing sequence planned and were looking for some correct period fishing equipment.

Thomas Turner Fishing Antiques to the rescue! We sent along a lovely 2 piece Farlow & Co greenheart boat rod paired with a large wooden Nottingham-style starback sea reel.

The Daily Mail published a story today about the new series and lo and behold there is a photo of actor Aiden Turner as Poldark out in a boat with the gear on the seat beside him. Wonder if he caught anything?

 

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Stolen – New-build split cane rods – please keep an eye out.

We have heard from a colleague that rod builder Nick Strang was broken into last week and had 12 of his hand-planed cane rods stolen. Most of them will have spliced joints rather than having ferrules. 3 rods built up on Sage blanks were also stolen.

If you should come across anything like this for offer please get in touch via office@thomasturner.com and we will pass the information along.

Thanks.