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It's a record for RiverFest

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Angling Times,
30 April 2015 15:14

A record-breaking year for the sport’s biggest matches continues this week after Riverfest reached a historic landmark by gaining over 2,000 ticket applications for the first time ever.The big money competition has been a revelation since its creation in 2013 and now event organisers at the Angling Trust have been forced to run a ballot for places this year for ...

How to enter Riverfest 2015

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Angling Times, 31 March 2015 15:12

Riverfest 2015 is up and running and the race is on to win river matchfishing’s biggest prize. This year’s event is bigger than ever with 24 qualifiers, and applications are now open to secure places in search of the massive £12,000 top purse this November.“We’re delighted to have been able to increase the size of the competition, giving 240 more anglers ...

Big chub catch wins Shropshire Union match

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Angling Times, 12 April 2013 09:35

Bonus fish were key during the latest match on the Shropshire Union Canal and Richard Buxton included several chub to 5lb in his winning 29lb catch. The Willenhall Angling man drew peg 11 during the Wolverhampton AA contest at Brewood in Staffordshire and used a bold worm and caster attack to take seven big specimens. Maver Tipton Van Den Eynde ...

Steak and cheese fool Ure chub net

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Angling Times, 25 February 2013 11:37

Thinking outside the box can sometimes pay dividends as Dave Robson found out when he took victory in the latest event on the River Ure with 28lb 8oz of big chub. While most of the field decided to use conventional offerings such as worms and bread during the competition at Ripon, the Kippax Tackle Box rod alternated between lumps of ...

Big chub seal Shropshire Union Canal victory

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Angling Times, 13 February 2012 10:48

A big fish or bust approach proved to the right one during the latest event on the Shropshire Union Canal with Steve Faux landing three big chub for his 9lb 7oz top weight. With roach at a premium in the difficult conditions, the Team Eclipse ace used caster from his peg in Cowley Narrows and goy off to a flying ...

Supermarket bait scores big on Swale match scene

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Angling Times, 30 December 2011 15:47

A tough northern waterway that is home to shoals of cagey chub has sprung to life after a group of anglers switched to using a rarely selected supermarket bait. Regulars on Yorkshire’s River Swale have scored well throughout the year on offerings such as cheese paste, maggots and worms but have been forced to change since the cold snap hit ...

Open and club match fishing results - Midlands and North

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Angling Times, 10 October 2011 12:31

Here's a round-up of last week's open and club match fishing results from the Midlands and North of Britain... Angling Trust Eastern Winter League (round two) Selby Canal (90 pegs)Daiwa Dons’ Mark Bawden topped the frame in Round Two with 10-0-0 after landing a brace of tench with a best fish of 5lb to which he added small roach and ...

Chub bag takes victory in Portland Waters event

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Angling Times, 09 September 2011 13:10

Carp didn’t get a look in during the latest event at Nottinghamshire’s Portland Waters with eventual winner Scott Davis taking 75lb 1oz of chub. The Archer AC rod decided to try and catch everything that swims with a simple pole and maggot setup and was into fish from the off. Runner up Tom Haith was one decent fish off taking ...

Lid lifted on top silverfish stillwater

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Angling Times, 08 August 2011 14:13

Angling Times this week lifts the lid on the greatest ‘silverfish only’ stillwater in the land. The lake is located within the walls of one of the country’s best carp bagging complexes but the management have left one pool free of mirrors and commons and it has turned into a popular haven with match and pleasure rods alike. Huge hauls ...

88lb haul wins River Severn match

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Angling Times, 07 July 2011 11:57

The great start to the river season continued when the winner of the latest event on the Severn landed 88lb 12oz of barbel and chub. Over 40 anglers lined the banks of the waterway at Linley Bank to take part in the Nick Gretton Memorial and it was Basildon’s Tony Peploe that managed to steal the show after he bagged ...

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