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Match info leads to huge rudd

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Angling Times,
26 May 2016 06:00

Jamie Martin had the Angling Times match results to thank for helping him locate this dream 4lb 1oz rudd.This is the biggest reported this season and fell to the specialist after he scoured our match pages for venues that have recently been producing big fish. The Ely angler had spent years trying to smash his 2lb 10oz pb and finally ...

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 ...

40lb Yateley common falls after four seasons of trying

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Angling Times, 23 May 2016 06:00

If you’re struggling for a bite at the moment, take comfort from the determination of David Tudor, who caught this 40lb Yateley common after an incredible three-and-a-half-year blank.The 43lb 10oz fish, known as Snub Nose, ended an epic drought for the 29-year-old at the famous complex’s rock-hard North Lake.Having moved on to the lake in September 2012, David endured a ...

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 ...

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 ...

Personal-best common carp on his first visit

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Angling Times, 21 May 2016 06:00

Matthew Lockett’s debut visit to his new target water resulted in a three-fish catch topped by this immaculate 40lb 12oz common.Despite high air pressure and strong northerly winds, he picked up commons of 12lb 10oz and 20lb 2oz before connecting with the new personal best on day two.Matthew targeted the southern venue with CC Moore Live System boilies, and caught ...

Wales Troutmasters reports for week-ending May 20th, 2016

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Trout Fisherman, 20 May 2016 15:06

Cwm Hedd Lakes Fly Fishing, GwentThere has been some superb fishing in the last few weeks, with most anglers finding success on Damsels, Buzzers, Montanas, Black Tadpoles and Daddy Longlegs. There are plenty of fish moving and showing all over the lake, feeding well on this year's abundant insect life. Mike James summed up his visit this week: “Great day ...

Scotland Troutmasters reports for week-ending May 20th, 2016

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Trout Fisherman, 20 May 2016 15:04

Forbes of Kingennie, TaysideA mainly dry but windy week and while fishing conditions were quite difficult at times there were still some excellent catches recorded. Water clarity in the Boathouse Pool was superb allowing fish to be stalked and targeted with dries, nymphs and Buzzers. On Sunday Logan Cumming returned an excellent rainbow of 11lb-plus amongst his catch of eight ...

England Troutmasters reports for week-ending May 20th, 2016

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Trout Fisherman, 20 May 2016 15:01

Blackdyke Trout Fishery, NorfolkAfter restocking on Monday the fishing went mad this week with lots of anglers catching into double-figures. Several of the larger fish showed up as well, one of 8lb 12oz being the best. Buzzers are hatching off, along with hawthorns and dark olive duns. Great sport on dries off the top on Sunday with a Shipman’s Buzzer ...

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 ...


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