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Prawns lure 5lb 4oz perch

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Angling Times,
30 March 2016 11:08

A fishy groundbait made from liquidised prawns accounted for this huge 5lb 4oz perch. The popular BK Fisheries in Cornwall is just 20 minutes up the road for the experienced all-rounder Steve Proud and being fully aware of the venue’s big-perch credentials, he based his attack around traditional float fishing tactics and his special groundbait mix. After choosing a peg ...

Huge pike is tipped to be new British best

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Angling Times, 24 January 2016 06:00

Take a look at this incredible picture of a 46lb 8oz pike that’s tipped to set a new British record.It was banked by Darren Clark when he fished the famous Wykeham Lakes near Scarborough, and it falls just 5oz short of the current British best.A legered herring injected with flavouring produced the take from the new personal best that became ...

Mighty sturgeon tops 11ft and weighs 700lb

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Angling Times, 16 November 2015 15:44

This enormous prehistoric-looking head belongs to one of the biggest sturgeon ever landed.The huge specimen, more than 11ft long and estimated at 700lb-plus, was caught on Canada’s mighty Fraser River near Chilliwack in British Columbia.It’s one of the largest fish ever to be recorded during a 15-year study of the species carried out by the Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society ...

50p worth of bait for huge river brace of barbel and chub

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Angling Times, 20 July 2015 11:47

A handful of luncheon meat worth just 50p helped Jack Neale smash his barbel and chub personal bests. The 24-year-old says that anglers obsessed with pellets and boilies are missing out – instead he slips the supermarket offering on the hook wherever he goes, and it was instrumental in the catch of a lifetime that featured fish weighing 13lb 9oz ...

14lb 8oz tench rocks the UK record

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Anonymous, 11 June 2015 11:46

A huge 14lb 8oz record-shaking tench and the greatest haul of specimen tench of all time have been caught in a week that will go down in angling history.Dai Gribble made the tench fishing world stand up and take notice when he took the catch of a lifetime by sliding his net under a 13lb 3oz fish – which incredibly ...

Biggest pike ever on a fly caught at 40lb 8oz

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Angling Times, 30 March 2015 11:01

The last cast of a session on the UK’s finest big pike water produced an immense 40lb 8oz predator.Somerset’s Chew Valley Lake delivered visiting pike anglers with countless huge predators to 42lb lb 8oz during last winters’ pike trials, but now it’s the turn of the fly fishermen and resident guide John Horsey proved why he’s one of the best ...

The big perch keep on coming

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Angling Times, 16 February 2015 09:23

The incredible run of big winter perch continues this week with the capture of two monster specimens from venues not known for their stocks of big predators.Steven Platt banked what’s believed to be the biggest perch of the season so far in the shape of this 5lb fish after spending a session fishing a small club stretch of the River ...

Roach brace rocks record

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Angling Times, 26 January 2015 09:51

Matt Jackson did what most anglers can only dream of when he banked one of the biggest braces of river roach in angling history. The immense specimens weighing 3lb 7oz and 3lb 2oz were caught by the 27-year-old specimen hunter when months of hard work paid off in a swim on the banks of a southern chalk stream.After 15 visits ...

Proof the UK perch record could fall this winter?

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Angling Times, 05 January 2015 16:03

Big perch dominated the headlines in 2014 and this latest string of catches further proves why many believe the British record for the species will be broken this winter.Undeterred by heavy overnight frosts, reigning Drennan Cup Champion Jamie Cartwright donned his thermals for a dawn raid on his local River Ouse which resulted in a superb 4lb specimen.He kicked off ...

Dean Macey banks season's biggest chub

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Angling Times, 05 January 2015 15:55

Dean Macey netted what he described as ‘the greatest fish of my life’ when an incredible hit on one of the UK’s toughest rivers produced the biggest chub of the season that topped the scales at 8lb 1oz.After spending over seven years targeting chub on Hertfordshire’s River Lea the fanatical angler and former Olympic decathlete finally achieved his ambition of ...

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