Tamar Field & Stream, based in Lifton, Devon, says it is a two-man job to separate the fishing rod.

Stand facing each other, one with the fishing rod under his left arm, the other with the fishing rod under his right. Both need to have a hand on each section of the fishing rod and work together using a push-pull motion, pulling the nearer section towards and pushing the farther section away.

The sections of the fishing rod should then come apart.


If they don’t,freeze the fishing rod joint by packing ice round it for three to four hours, then try again. If you fail, Tamar Field & Stream can try. Call 01566 780512.

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