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brummie nick

Fishing Press

Hi has anyone any idea of how this was used for fishing?


Nick

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brummie nick

Sorry that's come out bigger than I thought
Gareth

Goodness me ............... it has been about 35 years since I last saw one of those.

I have never had or used one, but have seen them used.

Basically you put a piece of bread in one and tighten the nut up until you have a more or less solid bread pellet. Usually used as a bait on the ledger/quiver these were beloved of Midlands match men of the late 60's and 70's on the rivers as they tried to bag up with large nets full of bream.


P.S. Lesney was the die casting Aluminum company that made Matchbox cars.............. I think you may have a very old version of the bread press from the late 1950's
12Bore

Gareth wrote:
Goodness me ............... it has been about 35 years since I last saw one of those.

I have never had or used one, but have seen them used.

Basically you put a piece of bread in one and tighten the nut up until you have a more or less solid bread pellet. Usually used as a bait on the ledger/quiver these were beloved of Midlands match men of the late 60's and 70's on the rivers as they tried to bag up with large nets full of bream.


P.S. Lesney was the die casting Aluminum company that made Matchbox cars.............. I think you may have a very old version of the bread press from the late 1950's

Wow, blast from the past indeed!
I used to use these (showing my age).
IIRC there are 2 little spikes on the inside of the cast "box", either side of a central ridge,they were supposed to make little indentations or holes in the bread, depending on how thick it was, and the ridhge was to make the pellet easier to break.
They also made ace thumbscrews...
sod

age and past life showing there 12bore
brummie nick

Thanks for the reply's, have done a 'Google' since I first posted,  lots of stuff about them, some for sale on Ebay. we found it among some of the late Mother in laws 'box of tricks'

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