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500lb of Linear tench topped by a nine-pounder

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Angling Times,
24 May 2016 06:00

One of the biggest tench hauls of all time has been taken from Oxfordshire’s Linear Fisheries. Tipping the scales at a whopping 500lb, the mammoth bag was the work of specimen angler Mark Daffern, who netted no fewer than 58 fish during a three-day session on Linear’s Unity, one of the syndicate lakes on the popular complex.The Nuneaton rod’s amazing ...

The five-year double-figure tench

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Angling Times, 23 May 2016 06:00

A five-year quest to catch a double-figure tench ended in success for Andy Waters when he banked this 10lb 5oz specimen.He’s been targeting the same syndicate water in Norfolk for many seasons, but despite catching countless big tench the elusive ‘double’ had eluded  him until the Suffolk specialist’s latest session.It wasn’t plain sailing from the off for Andy, who moved ...

Power performer is simply unstoppable!

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Angling Times, 23 May 2016 06:00

Nobody can compete with the success that Andy Power has tasted recently, with big wins recorded in a host of high profile tournaments.Qualification for the Fish O’Mania Semi Final from Woodland View was the start of the epic run, with a top five finish in the brand new Guru festival at White Acres the next step in his incredible journey.Victory ...

Anglers flocking to famous carp reservoir after massive changes

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Angling Times, 23 May 2016 06:00

One of the most prolific and iconic day-ticket fisheries in the UK has just got even better.Venue bosses at Drayton Reservoir in Northants have announced the biggest revamp in the record-breaking stillwater’s history, and have announced that it’s busier than ever as anglers flock from miles around to target its huge stocks of carp.Months of renovation work, which included the ...

Scottish roach worth the trip

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Angling Times, 21 May 2016 06:00

A round trip of 900 miles ended with Daniel Woolcott slipping the net under a pair of roach topped by this pristine 2lb 11oz fish.The specimen hunter from Kent travelled up to Lochnaw Castle Loch Fishery in Scotland and braved tough conditions over five days to back his personal best-equalling fish with another roach of 2lb 9oz.Both fish were taken on ...

Better than the average ‘livebait’...

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Angling Times, 20 May 2016 06:00

Predator fishing legend Gord Burton got a big shock when he netted this 2lb 1oz roach from a northern canal – while fishing for livebaits to go piking!Using a floatfished double red maggot hookbait, he found a few small silvers before the action stepped up a notch.“When it came to the surface I couldn’t believe such a stunning big roach ...

Whincup chalks up his second White Acres win

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Angling Times, 20 May 2016 06:00

Guru Festival (Mon-Fri)White Acres Holiday Park (180 pegs) White Acres festival wins are a little bit like buses for Jon Whincup. After years of trying to nail one, the Peterborough man finally made the breakthrough in last year’s Maver event and he followed that up double-quick by taking the first-ever Guru-backed five-dayer by virtue of a better dropped points score.Totalling ...

Big canal zander from the murk

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Angling Times, 19 May 2016 06:00

A heavily coloured canal didn’t deter lure fishing ace Chris Lowe, who banked this hefty zander.The Savage Gear-backed rod turned up at a Midlands cut to find visibility at a minimum, but still tied on a ‘noisy’ Da Bush spinnerbait and bagged the fish, which he estimated to weigh close to double figures.“By pitching it close to boats I convinced ...

Fish O’ final is all set to be best ever

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Angling Times, 18 May 2016 12:19

This year’s PartyPoker Fish O’Mania XXIII final will be the best ever, with a host of exciting new plans for the big day.The 16-man final will remain unchanged, with half-hourly weigh-ins in front of the live Sky Sports cameras, but fished alongside it will be a six-peg International Masters.This will see match fishing greats from England, Holland, Italy, Scandinavia, Germany ...

Best bream of year goes 17lb 2oz

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Angling Times, 18 May 2016 12:15

Prebaiting paid off for Craig Woolhouse when he made an huge haul of bream topped by the best specimen of 2016 so far. At 17lb 2oz, not only is it a lake record, but it also smashes the 35-year-old’s personal best. He visited his targeted venue in his home county of Leicestershire the day before he began fishing and prebaited ...


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