I have been fishing with my old roadie Stukie.It was 11 at night and I was a kip in my bivvy.I heard his bite detector sound and I leapt up to hear both his rods(one of them was one I’d lent him) getting pulled into the lake.They had gone in 2 seconds…both of them.Now I’ve heard of one rod getting pulled in but Two!! We tried to work out what happened.I said perhaps he hadn’t put his bait-runner on one rod and the fish pulled the bugger into the other rod and tangled the two together.Any way they were nowhere to be seen.We buggered off home returning at 6 in the morning and walked round the lake in an attempt to spot a rod on the surface.Nothing!! We cast out our Rods(he had two spares) and got on with it.A couple of hours later I decided to try a a one in a million chance of finding the rods.I fixed up a lead weight to a rod and cast out sixty yards into the lake.As I retrieved the weight it picked up a line.I reeled the line in.The offending fish was still on.We landed a 8 pound carp and hand lined the rest of the line and retrieved the two rods You couldn’t make it up.And after examination my theory was right,he hadn’t applied the bait-runner the bit that allows the line to run freely off the reel. Kin ell. Fish another two days and a night. Caught 10 fish but no more rods…saw a Cuckoo in flight,a first for me! Fulham 1 Charlton 2 kin-ell! COYR!