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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 below, please contact the police - Hampshire Constabulary: dial 101 and quote Crime Number: 44170437457 Incident: 105

Listed below are just some of the items of collectible fishing tackle stolen (to order according to the police) shortly before the evening of Thursday the 9th of November from the Hampshire cottage of a client of the Edward Barder Rod Co.

The property was alarmed and only fishing tackle was stolen.

The list below is represents a small portion of the collection of rods (and reels) taken.

If you are approached by anyone offering items matching the descriptions listed, please contact the police and Edward Barder.

A description of the person or persons concerned, and a vehicle registration if visible would be useful.

Please do not put yourself at risk during any such dealings.

Bernard Venables’ own B.James & Son Avocet 3-piece 2-tip whole & split cane–green whipped, butt cap engraved ‘Bernard Venables’.

B. James & Son 11’ ‘Special’ 2-piece one-off red whipped fine tipped ledgering rod.

Barder Rod Co Bernard Venables Landing Net – uniquely, this example has a screw-in rosewood thread protector for the handle.

Barder Rod Co ‘The Wallis Rod’ number one 11’ 3-piece whole and split cane two tip Avon rod, red whipped c1996.  Nickel silver handle fittings.

Barder Rod Co ‘The Wallis Rod’ number two 11’ 3-piece whole and split cane two tip Avon rod, red whipped c1996.  Nickel silver handle fittings.

Barder Rod Co ‘Wallis Avon’ 10½’ 3-piece whole and split cane Avon rod, green whipped with red tippings.

Barder Rod Co Chris Yates Merlin 3-piece 11’ Avon rod c2007 whipped in dark green with ‘old gold’ intermediate whippings.

Barder Rod Co ‘The Fred J Taylor Roach Road’ 12½’ 2-piece + detachable handle hollow-built rod whipped in dark red c1996.

Barder Rod Co ‘The Kennet Perfection’ 11¼’ 2-piece +detachable handle split cane rod.  Whipped in dark green with sienna tippings.  Nickel silver fittings c1997.

Barder Rod Co ‘The Kennet Perfection’ 11¼’ 2-piece +detachable handle split cane rod.  Whipped in dark green with sienna tippings.  Nickel silver fittings c1999.


Yours sincerely, Edward Barder  Tel: 07770 575 254
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