The carp fisherman of the 1950’s had different requirements to the usual float angler, the Oxo tin was the perfect size to take a selection of hooks, numerous weights and spools of line. Just like the carp scene now, fashions prevail, so once the Oxo tin was seen in a few Redmire photographs the tin and specimen hunter became common place on the water’s edge for another decade in search of Leney’s.
This season (2012/13) I’m trying the Oxo tin myself, aside from floats, it can take all my terminal items plus a torch and two bite alarms. My angling this year will be very much grab it while I can approach, one small bag, a net and a rod (maybe two).
Gerry Berth-Jones is sited here with what I believe to be an ‘Oxo’ set up and a ‘Pup’ tent also an essential part of my 1980’s carp outfit. Pre sun-lounger stuff, I believe.
John L said:
Hi Nick, hows it going, I understand the grab it while I can set up. As you know its been my kinda fishing for the recent past. I kinda guess you will be busy soon, but maybe if you want we could drop a line in the Navigation some time( mobile phone, always switched on !)
Did you here that the Lea Nav towpath down stream of Homerton will be out of bounds soon( Olympics) .
Give us a shout it would be great to hear from you
Hi John, when the weather warms a little more I shall look at the canal again for those illusive carp! It will be interesting how the canal will be managed during the Olympics? Do you have a link to more info on the Olympic/canal closure?
John L said:
I dont have a link. My other half told me she read it in the London Cyclist magazine that she gets( sure they have something on the net.)