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74lb mirror tops 55 fish Domaine de la Ribiere haul

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Angling Times,
24 April 2014 09:23

Four fourties, three fifties and a 74-pounder gave Luke Edwards an incredible French Haul.The Fox-backed angler amassed a huge tally of 55 carp during a week at Domaine de la Ribière near Limoges.The Wolverhampton rod’s session was topped by the mirror known as Alex at 74lb 2oz – the third time Luke has caught the fish in eight trips.He said: ...

8lb 3oz tench from Linear Fisheries

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Angling Times, 24 April 2014 09:16

One of the UK’s most popular specimen fisheries proved that it’s not all about big carp after Cyrus Richards banked this personal best tench that topped the scales at 8lb 3oz.The Warwick-based specialist visited Manor Lake at Oxfordshire’s Richworth Linear Fisheries complex for a 24-hour session and after no joy with its resident mirrors and commons, he slipped a piece ...

Jamie Cartwright wins Drennan cup

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Angling Times, 24 April 2014 09:07

Jamie Cartwright has been crowned the Drennan Cup champion in a season that proved one of the most challenging in the history of the most prestigious competition in big-fish angling.The Northamptonshire specialist realised a childhood dream when the votes of some of the UK’s best specimen anglers finally separated him from good friend and last year’s Cup champion Gareth Goldson.At ...

Elusive 50 year old carp banked at 34lb

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Angling Times, 23 April 2014 10:30

Possibly half a century old, this wizened and reclusive mirror fell to Chris Farnes at a Sussex stillwater.The fish, known as Dogs, pulled the scales round to 34lb 7oz and fell to a boilie-and-maggot approach.Chris told Angling Times: “It is a very, very rare visitor to the bank and is around 50 years old.“It was caught on a white 12mm ...

Another new world record perch

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Angling Times, 23 April 2014 10:27

Just one week after Willem Stolk broke the world perch record he has gone and done it again with this jaw-dropping 7lb 11oz specimen.As reported in last week’s Angling Times, the Shimano-backed Dutch ace broke the previous best with a huge stripey weighing 6lb 10oz but continued with his campaign on Haringvliet Lake to try and find an even bigger ...

From spurned park lake to bream mecca

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Angling Times, 23 April 2014 10:23

A neglected park lake that was left to ruin is being labelled as the nation’s best bream and tench water after a series of 100lb plus catches of the species were taken during trials.Derby’s Allestree Park Lake has been devoid of anglers for several years, with government funding cuts leaving the controlling council unable to employ patrol staff.In a last ...

Korum net Facebook competition winner

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Angling Times, 22 April 2014 11:54

Congratulations to the following people, who have each won a set of the new Korum CS Series Spoon nets - a 20in & a 24in net - in the latest Angling Times Facebook competition:- Danny Shields from Glasgow- Harry Samways from Stockbridge- Tim Joyce from Northampton - Darren Abbott from Barnsley - Paul Preston from South Gloucestershire - Darren Catterall from ...

Lake record mirror with 48lb 8oz carp

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Angling Times, 22 April 2014 10:58

A trail of bait led this lake-record mirror out of the snags and eventually into the arms of Liam Duncan.The 48lb 8oz specimen, known as Colin, was the culmination of a three-year quest for the bricklayer on the St Ives Shallow Pit in Cambridgeshire.Liam said: “On the second morning of my third season fishing the lake, and after a total ...

9lb 12oz tench is best of 13 fish haul

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Angling Times, 22 April 2014 10:54

A bold baiting attack helped Ted Bryan enjoy his greatest tench fishing session in years which was capped off with four specimens over the 9lb barrier.The Nash-backed rod headed to a venue in Kent’s Medway Valley for a 48-hour session and introduced 30 balls of Fish Frenzy Tandoori Spice groundbait laced with pellets, maggots, corn and hemp.Previous experience told him ...

First trip to new fishery nets a 4lb 7oz perch

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Angling Times, 22 April 2014 10:47

The unpredictability of angling was perfectly proved when Ashley Bradley smashed his perch personal best with this 4lb 7oz specimen that came from a commercial fishery he’d never fished before.In a perfect demonstration that you don’t have to visit the most popular specimen waters to bank some of the UK’s biggest fish, the Worcester-based rod decided to give the small ...

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