My name is Ian Rotherham, a lifelong angler and user of traditional tackle, particularly split cane and centrepin reels. I have been coarse fishing since childhood. My aim was to produce a Barbel reel to replace my aged, worn Speedia.
Working closely with Master Reel Maker Garry Mills we produced the new Wensum centrepin, a tribute to the sought after vintage Speedia De Luxe. Limited Edition of 100 reels.
*NEW* We have also produced 25 only, Silver Wensum reels.
Working with Mill Tackle Company has assured both the quality and longevity of all Maun Valley Centrepins
Please see below for our new centrepin reels
Limited Edition Wensum Centrepin without line guard
Limited Edition Wensum Centrepin with line guard
All centrepins will be carefully packed with bubble wrap and sent by Royal Mail Special Delivery
Royal Mail Special Delivery
For several years I had been discussing producing a tribute to the original Speedia De Luxe Centrepin Reel. These have become very sought after by Barbel Anglers in particular, having a wide drum with an adjustable check.
Because of this finding a good one with little wear has become very difficult.
What features did we need?
Wide Drum, Adjustable Check, Adjustable Drag, High Quality Construction ensuring life long durability.
A reel stong enough and suitable for modern Barbel or Carp fishing.
High quality machined aluminium backplate and spool flanges.
Quality separate brass reel foot similar to an Allcock Aerial.
4 inch diameter, 1 inch wide drum.
14 line pillars 3/8" from rim (original 10 & 3/4")
Adjustable drag by thumb wheel.
Rounded spool release knob.
2 place adjustable check.
Rim Lever on/off check with comfortable knob.
Large bearing surface between pin and bush.