Dave Austin Set

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Dave Austin Set

Post by AshbyCut » Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:06 am

When this appeared suddenly as a 'newly listed' item on a certain internet auction site tonight ... I simply HAD to pounce.

It's a flamed tonkin cane landing net handle and, and a net with 29in. arms, 30in. wide at the head ... with a total length of 91in. ... together with a pair of 27.5in. banks sticks in flamed cane to match the handle.

The maker is Dave Austin (enneyalice on e**y, with whom I have had the pleasure to deal on a few occasions previously), so I know it will be quality tackle !

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Re: Dave Austin Set

Post by Loop Erimder » Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:19 am

Very nice Mal
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Re: Dave Austin Set

Post by Paul D » Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:27 am

Very nice Mal, I've dealt with Dave, a real gent, I know he visits the TFF as a guest. Kind regards Dave if you see this :Hat:
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Re: Dave Austin Set

Post by SkimmingTheCream » Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:04 am

Very nice Mal, have you had to buy a larger net to fit your carp in now that you are a specimen carp fisher of repute ? :Chuckle:

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Post by Tengisgol » Sat Sep 03, 2016 9:52 am

Very stylish Mal; you'll get your thirty in that no problem!
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Re: Dave Austin Set

Post by Reedling » Sat Sep 03, 2016 10:05 am

Dave used to be a regular at the boot fairs on Sheppey, have not seen him for years... Hello Dave, if you view this. John who had your flick tip etc.

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Re: Dave Austin Set

Post by BobTheFloat » Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:20 am

Very nice indeed I was lucky enough to snap up the other net Dave had for sale with the red whippings and split cane handle along with one of his tri rests he really is a mastercraftsman
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Re: Dave Austin Set

Post by Paul D » Sat Sep 03, 2016 1:53 pm

And he does it all from his dinning table, I had the privilege of going to Daves house to collect my bank sticks.
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Re: Dave Austin Set

Post by Rod » Sat Sep 03, 2016 5:23 pm

I have a pair of Dave's tripods, and some of his bank sticks, I couldn't recommend him highly enough, I have had numerous people comment on the tripods, which I tend to use when on holiday, as they pack down quite small, and I can manage to squeeze them in the small Effeeco seat box. :Thumb:
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Re: Dave Austin Set

Post by Martin James » Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:16 pm

Dave Austin is a great craftsman, I have 2 landing nets different sizes with handles, also some bank stick with Dave's rod rest heads, just recently for my 80th birthday, Dave sent ma a one off catapult made of cane and brass where the handle can be used as a priest, certainly a prized possesion, my son has been told not to sell the item when I pass away.

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