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Alan Stagg lifts the Drennan Cup

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Angling Times,
01 May 2015 14:56

“I’ve dreamed of this moment since I first started targeting big fish and to think that my name will now sit alongside some of the greatest anglers of all time just blows my mind.”These are the emotional words of Alan Stagg, who has this week been crowned Drennan Cup Champion.The Basingstoke based fishing fanatic took the most coveted prize in ...

'Wag and mag' fools 50lb Wye chub haul

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Angling Times, 14 March 2012 15:39

A coaching session on the River Wye with a renowned expert proved more than worthwhile for Shaun Court after he put together this 50lb haul of chub in a few hours sport. The Bristol-based rod decided to reserve a day on the waterway with professional tutor Dave Harrell and was given a whole host of tips and tricks to help ...

Matchman nets a giant chub and barbel in two casts

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Anonymous, 06 March 2012 16:23

Matchman Gareth Drury showed the specimen brigade how to do it when he banked a 10lb 4oz barbel and a 7lb 3oz chub in the space of two casts from Lancashire’s River Ribble. Gareth used two unflavoured cubes of Dynamite Baits luncheon meat on a bomb rig to take both personal bests from an undisclosed stretch.For the full story see ...

British record chub equaled

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Anonymous, 28 February 2012 10:37

Angling Times can confirm that rumours of a British record equaling chub are true. The fish weighed 9lb 5oz and is the biggest ever to come from a river venue, matching the current best taken by Andy Maker from a Southern stillwater in 2007. It was caught early in the morning and fell to a lump of cheesepaste. For the ...

New Preston's DVD to be launched

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Angling Times, 28 November 2011 10:05

The Absolute Match Fishing television Series, hosted by Tommy Pickering, is now available on DVD. Following its huge popularity since its broadcasting on Sky Sports, the double DVD disc set is available for £9.99 and includes 30 minutes of previously unseen footage. Tommy fishes all over the country, with guest appearances from anglers such as Des Shipp at Barston Lakes, ...

Poachers caught with a bag full of chub!

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Angling Times, 22 November 2011 12:57

The fight against poaching took a step forward this week after a group of fish thieves who were caught red-handed on the River Wye with a carrier bag containing 10 dead chub were ordered to pay fines totalling £726. Angel Angelov, Yordan Talev and Asen Valkinov were tried in their absence at Hereford Magistrates Court on October 4, where they ...

Study reveals barbel 'thrive' in stillwaters

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Angling Times, 21 November 2011 10:40

A huge research project to find out how traditional river species such as barbel and chub are coping in stillwaters has revealed that they are ‘thriving’ in their non-flowing homes. Critics of stocking the species into lakes have always maintained that they are unable to function effectively in them but the latest stats and figures have rubbished this theory. The ...

Trust ramps up anti-poaching measures

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Angling Times, 18 October 2011 11:36

The Angling Trust has this week launched a seven-point plan to tackle the ever-growing problem of poaching from English waters. The sport’s governing body is set to ramp up a number of initiatives, ranging from the establishment of a new ‘Poacher Watch’ website for reporting fish theft - in a similar way to its Cormorant Watch site - through to ...

Fishery boss says 'It's all venue owners' duty to check rod licences"

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Angling Times, 06 September 2011 11:37

‘Every fishery boss in the country should check rod licences before they are allowed to set foot on their lakes.’ These are the words of a commercial boss who insists that visitors fish within the law and will even buy a permit on behalf of any angler that turns up at his water without the necessary paperwork. David Howarth owns ...

Matt Hayes back on TV - and you decide what he fishes for!

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Angling Times, 30 August 2011 11:00

Fishing celebrity Matt Hayes has this week been signed up by the Discovery Channel for a new television series. Angling Times first revealed that Matt had filmed a pilot called ‘24 Hour Rod Race’ in the Spring, and as a result of that initial recording, the project has now been commissioned for screening by Sky in 2012. And AT readers ...

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