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Is 19lb River Trent barbel now the UK's biggest?

The River Trent yet again proved why it’s one of the UK’S premier big barbel venues when John Parker banked what could now be the biggest barbel in the country. Tipping the scales at 19lb, the superb specimen came from John’s favourite stretch of the River Trent and smashed his personal best. The landscape gardener used a basic leger rig ...

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  • 28 July 2015

UK’s biggest barbel eaten by an otter

The biggest known barbel in the UK has been killed by an otter, Angling Times can confirm. Following rumours that the predator had struck at a stretch of the River Ivel in Bedfordshire, it has been revealed that the fish, whose heaviest recorded weight was a record-shaking 20lb 7oz, is now dead. A local angler contacted Angling Times and told ...

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  • 20 July 2015

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

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 ...

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  • 20 July 2015

Angler's lucky 13 barbel

Former match angler Stuart Taylor showed he has made a seamless switch to specimen fishing when he landed this 13lb 13oz barbel from a Midlands river.The Stockport rod planned two days of action on the venue and he got off to a flier when the first instalment of the trip produced five big chub and a 10lb 6oz barbel.Less than ...

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  • 11 July 2015

River Trent produces stunning 14lb 2oz barbel

The opening of the river season was a resounding success for Aaron Yosuf, who banked a 20lb carp and three double-figure barbel – with this stunning 14lb 2oz example topping the lot.  The 39-year-old caught all four fish during a 12-hour session on a fast-flowing stretch of the River Trent near Nottingham. Baiting up with grub and shrimp-flavoured boilies, it ...

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  • 06 July 2015

Carp and silverfish galore at Toft Farm Fisheries

Warwickshire's Fisheries is a perfect example of a simple yet effective modern commercial fishery. Its two identical, tear-drop shaped lakes are divided into carp and silverfish waters so you can guarantee you’ll catch exactly what you set out for this weekend. Whether it’s a club match where 100lb of carp is needed to win, or simply a winter session after ...

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  • 05 May 2015

Strike silver at Portland Waters

We might be six weeks into the river shutdown, but anglers who want to catch chub can still get their fix from stillwaters up and down the country. Take Portland Waters in Nottinghamshire, for example. At first sight this complex near Newark appears to be your typical commercial fishery but recent catches here are more like those you would expect ...

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  • 05 May 2015

Alan Stagg lifts the Drennan Cup

“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 ...

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  • 01 May 2015

Bag 30lb of stillwater barbel from Thorpe Fisheries

There are few commercial fisheries that can be branded as ‘natural’ venues, but Thorpe Fisheries in Tamworth certainly fits the bill thanks to its spring fed waters. The excellent water quality has helped keep the fish healthy across both lakes to insure you’ll be catching immaculate looking specimens throughout your session. When it comes to stillwater barbel, there’s no better ...

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  • 27 April 2015

Side Trays UK Bait Waiter

Endorsed and used by World Feeder champ Steve Ringer, Side Trays UK are the hottest bait waiters on the market. Sturdy, brilliantly constructed and super-reliable, they are made in England from high quality 2mm aluminium.A computer-controlled laser cutting process can customise each tray to suit individual requirements, and there’s a wide choice of colours. They come in Large (510mm x ...

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  • 21 April 2015

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