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Break your personal best at Langley Lakes

There aren’t many venues where you can catch 100lb of mixed fish one day and a 30lb carp the next – but that’s exactly what Lingley Lakes offers with its two stunning waters. Comprising a Match Lake and a Specimen Lake, Lingley aims to meet anglers’ desires of breaking their personal bests. Whether it’s a weight or quantity record you’re ...

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  • 30 March 2015

The river season goes out with a bang!

One of the most prolific closing weeks of the river season ever proved why more anglers are returning to UK rivers as countless huge specimens and record-breaking catches hit the bank.Match angler Andy Sharp became the envy of the specimen fishing world when he trotted maggots on 3lb line to bank the biggest chub of the season that tipped the ...

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  • Fish Catches
  • 23 March 2015

15lb barbel from the River Kennet at night

Rising specimen star Louis Slade showed off his credentials when he banked this 15lb barbel from the River Kennet.The Reading-based youngster found his local stretch of the waterway holding plenty of colour and legered meat coated in CC Moore Chilli Hemp oil to add extra scent.Having recorded a mountain of data relating to the best time to get a bite, ...

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  • Fish Catches
  • 20 March 2015

Barbel boost for northern rivers

A campaign to boost stocks of big barbel in Northern rivers has been hailed a massive success this week.Research on a number of popular fisheries has revealed impressive growth rates of the species following several five-year stocking programmes designed to improve specimen fishing on the rivers Ouse, Swale,  Derwent, Dearne and Aire.Historically venues across the Midlands and down into the ...

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  • General News
  • 18 March 2015

Catch from the margins at Buttonhole Lake

A mixed stocking policy is a ticket to guaranteed action throughout the year and Buttonhole Lake certainly subscribes to this policy.The Cambridgeshire fishery faces intense competition from its local rivals but it is certainly holding its own, with specimen sized examples of various species.Roach to almost 2lb, bream up to 8lb and barbel over the 9lb mark are all plentiful, ...

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  • Fishery News
  • 17 March 2015

Start spring at Barnburgh Lakes

If cold weather has hampered your fishing trip recently then look no further than Barnburgh Lakes in Doncaster where anglers are filling their boots. Built up over three waters, the fishery specialises in stocking winter species such as ide, barbel, roach and bream as well as varieties of carp to help keep your rod bent this weekend. With parking directly ...

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  • Fishery News
  • 17 March 2015

How to use maggots to catch big fish

Amid the massive array of baits available today, some are genuine ‘all-rounders’. Top of the list has to be the maggot.Because maggots will attract fish of all sizes they can be a pain in the warmer months, but as life slows down in the winter and the small species become less active, grubs start to become a viable bait for ...

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  • 11 March 2015

Paul Garner: How to use maggots to catch big fish

Amid the massive array of baits available today, some are genuine ‘all-rounders’. Top of the list has to be the maggot.Because maggots will attract fish of all sizes they can be a pain in the warmer months, but as life slows down in the winter and the small species become less active, grubs start to become a viable bait for ...

  • Advice
  • 11 March 2015

Head to the River Severn at Bewdley for a big barbel

One of the most on form river stretches in the Midlands at the moment is the Severn at Bewdley. This stretch has not only been producing the usual nets of barbel and chub but anglers have been reporting bags of roach and dace to 20lb plus too.With the levels back to normal the Kidderminster District Angling Association stretches are an ...

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  • Fishery News
  • 09 March 2015

The secret life of barbel revealed

A ground-breaking study into the secret lives of specimen barbel has revealed revolutionary data that will give anglers the knowledge to put more fish on the bank. A three-year research project funded by the Environment Agency and undertaken by Hull International Fisheries Institute, saw state-of-the-art radio tags attached to stocks of river barbel to pinpoint their exact movements and this week ...

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  • 09 February 2015

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