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Leanne Jaynes banks UK's biggest common at 63lb 4oz

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Angling Times,
01 October 2014 10:24

A return to fishing after a lay off with ill health brought Leanne Jaynes the biggest common carp in the country.The 63lb 4oz specimen, known as Lee Jackson, fell to the experienced carper at Kent’s Strawbery Fields. “I am completely overwhelmed at what I have caught,” said Leanne, “I have caught so many fine carp and other species from around ...

Competition winners bag up with Des Taylor

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Angling Times, 01 October 2014 10:14

Competition winners Stuart Jessop and Phil McGuire made the most of a day’s fishing with Des Taylor with several fine barbel from the River Severn near Bewdley, Worcs.Using open-end feeder gear with scalded pellets, the two anglers from Lincoln and Sheffield and  were delighted with their efforts from a tough, low river affected by foam on the water.“They were proper ...

Best ever year for river fishing

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Angling Times, 01 October 2014 09:56

‘The nation’s rivers are in their best form for over a decade’. That’s the verdict from a series of top angling coaches and match organisers who have seen bookings rocket this season.Commercial fisheries have taken the limelight in recent years as a result of the prolific sport and modern facilities but a number of factors have now led to large ...

New personal best common with 34lb 15oz fish from Sandhurst

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Angling Times, 30 September 2014 10:54

Kev Rogerson set a new personal-best common with this 34lb 15oz chunk from Sandhurst Lake in Hampshire.The Sunderland angler took advantage of working in the area to fish a series of overnighters on the day-ticket venue.He said: “I don’t seem to catch many commons of late so I was well happy with this new UK pb common, beating my old ...

Angling Times rod prize lands a surprise 4lb ide

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Angling Times, 30 September 2014 10:47

A session on the River Calder threw up this surprise 4lb 13oz ide for Greg Redmond, using a rod and reel combo he won in Angling Times 14 years ago!Targeting his local stretch of the Yorkshire waterway at Brighouse for chub, he thought he had hooked his target species on a maggot feeder rig. However closer inspection revealed the culprit ...

Wigan win Division 2 National

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Angling Times, 29 September 2014 10:24

Angling Trust Division Two National 2014Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Wigan (31 teams)Fished on their home water, there would have been a very stern examination of what went wrong if Wigan MG hadn’t come away from this National with at the very least a team medal but the Lancashire side lived up to their pre-match favourites billing to lift the silver trophy with ...

53lb 4oz Dave ends great summer for Kev Hewitt

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Angling Times, 29 September 2014 10:14

The fish he really wanted to catch fell to Kev Hewitt at the end of his incredible summer at Swan Lake on the Bluebell complex.The England international has torn the venue apart this year, including catching a brace of forties, but was desperate to catch Dave, the 50lb mirror.That moment arrived last week when the Swindon rod put the net ...

Second huge rudd at Buckland for Neill Stephen

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Angling Times, 29 September 2014 10:10

Neill Stephen came agonisingly close to breaking the magical 4lb-barrier for the second time in just over a month with this 3lb 15oz 8dr rudd.The London-based former Drennan Cup champion was targeting the specimen fish stocks of Buckland Lake Reserve Fishery in Kent and was accompanied by wildlife artist David Miller who was looking for inspiration for a new rudd ...

World's best haul of carp

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Angling Times, 29 September 2014 10:04

A British angler has secured the world’s biggest haul of carp with two fish over 90lb and an 87-pounder in the same session.Warren Harrison’s haul included mirrors of 94lb and 87lb, plus a new living world-record common of 90lb. He also landed seven 50-pounders and a 70lb mirror.The 52-year-old company owner achieved the astonishing feat during a trip to the ...

Wales Troutmasters reports for week-ending September 26th, 2014

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Trout Fisherman, 26 September 2014 14:25

Elan Valley, PowysThe season for the Elan Reservoirs is coming to an end, but the fishing is proving to be as fruitful as ever. Tom Jones, of Rhayader, caught a 2lb brownie on the Caban Coch reservoir using an intermediate line and a Zulu fly. Mr Lowe, of Dudley, also had a nice brownie weighing in at 1lb 8oz, while ...

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