Barder: rodmaker

Edward Barder is a not-very-distant relative who makes fishing rods.

According to a quote from the Independent, quoted on the The Edward Barder Rod Company Website

“Barder is unquestionably Britain’s finest rod-maker”

Personally, I’m for banning fishing, though I wish Edward well. 

Published by Owen Barder

Owen is Senior Fellow and Director for Europe at the Center for Global Development and a Visiting Professor in Practice at the London School of Economics. Owen was a civil servant for a quarter of a century, working in Number 10, the Treasury and the Department for International Development. Owen hosts the Development Drums podcast, and is the author Running for Fitness, the book and website. Owen is on Twitter and

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    1. This isn’t something I would put at the top of a list of things that keep me awake at night; but yes, as it happens, I do think it is wrong to kill fish for human pleasure.

  1. That’s fair enough. I assumed you were coming at it from an environmentalist view, which would make a blanket ban on fishing seem a little heavy.

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