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Vote now: The hunt is on for the greatest canal angler

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Angling Times,
17 October 2014 17:07

The search is on to find the UK’s greatest canal angler of all time – and you can have your say.The Canal and River Trust are calling on members of the public to vote for who they think deserves the accolade from a list of 10 top anglers, including Kim Milsom, Ivan Marks and Ian Heaps who started their careers ...

Your questions answered by the Environment Agency's Head of Fisheries

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Angling Times, 17 October 2014 16:58

In April 2014 the Environment Agency appointed Sarah Chare as their new head of fisheries, taking over from Geoff Bateman.Having worked in the EA’s fisheries department for nearly 20 years including stints in enforcement, disease prevention and as an area fishery officer, Sarah has plenty of experience in the subject. One of her main aims since taking on the role ...

Pretty One out at 35lb from Fryerning

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Angling Times, 17 October 2014 16:29

This 35lb mirror is known as the Pretty One, and it’s easy to see why.Carl Carlucci caught the large-scaled fish at Fryerning Fisheries in Essex while trying a new bait.The 46-year-old from Chelmsford said: ““It was my first session on a new Bait from DT Baits so I was over the moon to catch Pretty One! “I moved swims after ...

Second 40lb-plus carp in a month for Rich Seeds

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Angling Times, 17 October 2014 16:26

Rich Seeds is on a roll at the Carp Society’s Farriers Lake after banking his second forty in a month.The 31-year-old Hampshire angler caught a new personal-best common in the shape of this 42lb 6oz chunk during a 24-hour session at the Gloucestershire venue.The fishery manager got through 7kg of Sticky Vor-Tex boilies and fished a six-inch blowback rig at ...

Dinton delivers 30lb mirror carp at midnight

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Angling Times, 17 October 2014 16:23

Dinton Pastures doesn’t give up its resident easily but Tony Roberts seems to have found a winning tactic, as demonstrated by this 30lb mirror.The Kent angler fished the Berkshire venue’s White Swan lake and targeted a clay hump at 45 yards during a recent 24-hour session.Fishing over a half-kilo scattering of different-sized Sticky Krill boilies, Tony got the take at ...

Trio of thirties in just 36 hours

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Angling Times, 17 October 2014 16:21

Haydn Hoskins banked three thirties in 36 hours in a memorable weekend session at Kingsmead One. The Nash-backed angler said: “For sure, it’s the most thirties I have had in such a short space of time.”Having arrived after dark on Friday at the Berkshire venue, Haydn got his rods out by 10.30pm. “To start with I applied several kilos of ...

54lb 12oz mirror carp from Wingham syndicate

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Angling Times, 17 October 2014 16:17

A Kent syndicate water had produced its second fifty in recent weeks with this 54lb 12oz mirror.Rob Burrage banked the giant fish during an overnight session at Wingham Carp Lake. The same venue also produced a 50lb 11oz common during the summer and owner Steve Burke is enthusiastic about the lake’s prospects.He said: “"Both the fifties were born at Wingham ...

Persistence pays off with 33lb 2oz common carp

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Angling Times, 17 October 2014 16:14

This immaculate 33lb 2oz common was Paul Nixon’s reward at the end of a gruelling three-night session on a windswept Cambridgeshire pit.The 30-year-old Ipswich angler presented a Sticky Krill boilie to a weedbed at 80 yards and endured a frustrating time before the common arrived.He said: “It was the most punishing trip! I moved twice and was wiped out by ...

Second-largest Irish carp is caught at 37lb

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Angling Times, 17 October 2014 16:11

The second-largest carp in Ireland has been banked at 37lb.Gerry Heapes slid the net under the specimen, known as The Other Mirror, during a three-day session at Lyreen Carp Lake in Maynooth, County Kildare.The Dublin angler said: “This fish is one of the most sought-after carp in the lake due to the fact she goes very long periods of time ...

'No feed' tactic pays off with 7lb River Lea chub

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Angling Times, 17 October 2014 15:30

Phil Buckingham proved that you don’t need mountains of bait to catch big fish when he landed this 7lb 7oz chub from the River Lea.The 63-year-old vice president of the Barbel Society, opted for a no feed approach, instead casting a running lead rig with just a large chunk of hair-rigged meat into his swim at Kings Weir in Hertfordshire. ...

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