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First-night success on new syndicate with seven-fish haul

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Angling Times,
24 July 2014 09:53

A seven-fish haul was Scott Harris’s tally after his first night on a new syndicate water.The 31-year-old Oxfordshire angler made the short trip to Gaunts Lake on the Guys syndicate at Linear Fisheries to take fish of 27lb 8oz, 25lb, 20lb and four doubles. He also lost three in the weed.The warehouse manager caught the fish from a gravel spot ...

New River Thames carp record

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Angling Times, 24 July 2014 09:38

This immaculate 43lb mirror is the biggest carp ever claimed from the main body of the River Thames.The scaly chunk was caught by a regular Thames carper whose previous river best was 33lb. The 36-year-old from Maidenhead, Berkshire, refused to name the location of the historic capture and also declined to give his real name.The angler and photographer, who writes ...

72lb tope off Scottish coast

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Angling Times, 24 July 2014 09:27

This cracking 72lb tope was the highlight of the recent Drummore and District Tope Festival in Scotland after it was boated by Stuart Atkinson.The impressive specimen was enough to secure first place and also broke the festival record.Stuart, from Carlisle, Cumbria was fishing aboard private boat, Solway Venture, with his son Ryan and he tempted the fish on the first ...

10lb 2oz eel from White Acres!

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Angling Times, 24 July 2014 09:24

A record shaking eel has been caught from a popular Cornish holiday venue.The 10lb 2oz fish – which is just 1lb short of the British best for the species – was landed by Luke Jones while targeting the catfish in Pats Pool on the White Acres complex.The local rod had threaded five whole lobworms on to a size 4 ESP ...

35lb mirror is first from Linch Hill's tough lake

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Angling Times, 23 July 2014 10:44

A single hookbait presented in a hole in the weed gave Bryson Bell this dark 35lb mirror.The fish was the only one to grace the bank during a tricky 40-hour spell at Christchurch on the Linch Hill Fishery in Oxfordshire.The Essex angler said: “This was my first fish out of Christchurch and the only fish out while I was there. ...

Trent barbel personal best is work a soaking

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Angling Times, 23 July 2014 10:41

Donovan Stowe braved torrential rain and was duly rewarded with a new personal best barbel from the River Trent.The 15lb 11oz specimen was taken by the Nottingham-based 33-year-old on a piece of luncheon meat mounted on a size 8 Fox hook and a 20lb Gardner braided hooklink, and beat his previous pb for the species of 14lb.He said: “I’ve never ...

Two 7lb chub just days apart

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Angling Times, 23 July 2014 10:30

Just days after catching his first 7lb-plus chub, Lee Swords has added a second over the magical barrier to his name in the form of this 7lb 2oz specimen.The Sheffield-based head chef was supposed to have been taking part in a charity match on the River Wye but as he was unable to get away for the full weekend and ...

Big Slabs To 10lb At Yorkshire's Pottery Pond

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Angling Times, 22 July 2014 17:10

If you fancy getting on the feeder this weekend and catching a net of big bream, pay a visit to Pottery Pond where anglers are currently sacking up on slabs to over 10lb. The ancient 5-acre lake is in fine form with most pegs producing fish but for the best bream bags head to the North Bank where casting well ...

Insurance cover offers record reward

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Angling Times, 22 July 2014 14:34

A brand new insurance brand designed specifically for anglers has been launched – and as well as covering your tackle they’ll even pay you £2,000 if you catch a record fish.With the ever increasing number of tackle thefts reported, Fishing Care, in association with the Angling Trust, covers theft and accidental damage up to £15,000, coarse, game, sea and night ...

40lb 6oz mirror carp from the margins

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Angling Times, 22 July 2014 10:01

Richard Effamy watched fish feeding close in before pouncing on this 40lb 6oz mirror.The 28-year-old from Chichester in West Sussex caught the fish from a southern gravel pit during a 15-hour overnight session.The plastering contractor baited a margin spot close to a weed bed with half a kilogram of chopped and mixed-size Sticky Krill boilies and fished a multi rig ...

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