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Old Jun 16th 2012, 3:13 pm
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I've read and re-read the wiki on shipping but I'm pretty sure it doesn't cover this subject.

I'm a keen angler and intend to bring my fishing tackle out. Anyone done this?

The reason I ask is our shipping company has said it might be best to try to get it over as excess baggage as its the kind of thing that customs will potentially pull up. Apparently, if that happens then I'm liable for any associated costs such as extra storage etc.

Thoughts are welcome?
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Originally Posted by Markoncarp View Post
All,

I've read and re-read the wiki on shipping but I'm pretty sure it doesn't cover this subject.

I'm a keen angler and intend to bring my fishing tackle out. Anyone done this?

The reason I ask is our shipping company has said it might be best to try to get it over as excess baggage as its the kind of thing that customs will potentially pull up. Apparently, if that happens then I'm liable for any associated costs such as extra storage etc.

Thoughts are welcome?



Sell it and buy more here. If you have some sentimental value for some of it either do as the shipper says or leave it in storage with someone.

Lots of good fishing gear here and at good prices
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I bought all my carp fishing gear when I moved. Sadly, I haven't found a use for it since I got here. Carp fishing is almost non-existent here.
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Carp fishing is BOOMING in the US. Get online and join the carp anglers association USA, or one of the other options. State by state guides and so many more anglers starting to use UK methods. Honestly, its like its 1980 again...

I can't wait to wet a line!
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Sell it and buy more here. If you have some sentimental value for some of it either do as the shipper says or leave it in storage with someone.

Lots of good fishing gear here and at good prices
Flog the gear and by new...there are so many sports shops like Dicks as well as all the gun and tackle shops in the metrowest area that you'll be able to get it cheap.

Hell, you can get a half decent starter set, rod with a tackle box full of starter gear for $20 in BJ's in the area.

http://www.sudbury-assabet-concord.o...Fest/index.php Check that out, River Rest, bunch of family fishing events happening next week, but still, info and places for you to check out when you move to the area.
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I bought all my carp fishing gear when I moved. Sadly, I haven't found a use for it since I got here. Carp fishing is almost non-existent here.
Have you tried Sauvie Island? Lots of shallow lakes where you can see them spawning. I don't fish for carp but have heard there are lots, too many according to some.
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I would love to leave it all here but it's very specialist and you just can't source the same kind of things in the US without paying the expensive cost of importing it.

Sauvie Island isn't somewhere I'd considered (or heard of) but I'm looking it up on google maps as we speak!
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Have you tried Sauvie Island? Lots of shallow lakes where you can see them spawning. I don't fish for carp but have heard there are lots, too many according to some.
Thanks for the reccomendation, I'll check it out. I used to love carp fishing in the UK, we only did catch and release with barbless (I was in a syndicate that owned a lot of lakes around Berkshire). Seems in the US that they only really value a fish if it can be eaten!
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Berkshire? That's where I am now. Which syndicate?
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...Seems in the US that they only really value a fish if it can be eaten!
In my area, it's all catch and release.

http://www.fws.gov/northeast/greatmeadows/

That was one of the places I was talking about to the OP, it's on the Sudbury/Stow townline, well if you want parking, the Concord side is a bit more of a hassle.

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Back before the airlines started charging an extortionate amount for a second piece of luggage, I brought my rods over as baggage. I packed them in foam and stuffed them all in a large PVC (about 6" diameter) drainpipe tube. Sealed the ends and it all went through with no problems. I just put the reels in the main luggage, packed between socks and undies.

Can't say I've used them a lot, but they did have some sentimental value. The rod was a cheap Shakepseare 12' coarse fishing rod, but it served me well for HOURS and HOURS of fishing as a kid. My reel is a Mitchell Match and still serves me well over here.
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I have 3 x 3 rod complete set up's plus reels, bite alarms, bed chairs, and bivvies. Rucksacks, rod holdalls etc. Its a nightmare. I thought it would just be a case of putting it into the container but the shipping agent is convinced that the customs guys will pull it when they see the word "fishing tackle"
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I'd sell it and use the cash to buy new stuff over here - Carp fishing while getting popular is nowhere near what it is in the UK.

Plus there's all that 'new stuff' to buy over here!

I brought the majority of mine over from the UK - as someone else said in a drainpipe. Now its just sat in the basement and I'm catching chunky trout on my new fly rod.
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Berkshire? That's where I am now. Which syndicate?
Newbury, can recall the syndicate name (12 years ago now) but they had lakes in Thatcham and towards Reading.

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I'm actually in Chieveley. You are probably talking about Leisuresport?
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