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New rods help catch monster zander

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Angling Times,
18 December 2014 10:50

Steve Budd christened his new rods in style with this 17lb 11oz zander from the River Severn.The huge predator was caught just after dark at the end of the day session on the midlands waterway after the Tewkesbury-based gas engineer moved to a spot which he hadn’t fished for a while but fancied to produce a big fish.The 51-year-old, who ...

63lb 4oz common carp from the River Ebro

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Angling Times, 17 December 2014 09:31

This huge 63lb 4oz specimen equals the River Ebro common carp record and was banked by globetrotting angler Martin Hodgkinson.During a week-long trip on the Spanish waterway with Mequinenza-based Catfish Tours, the Nash Tackle consultant overcame tough conditions to also net four carp over 40lb, six thirties and nine twenties. “We had to use 20oz of lead just to keep our ...

Second 50lb-plus common for Dave Lane in a year

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Angling Times, 15 December 2014 10:21

Dave Lane’s phenomenal 2014 got even better with the capture of this 51lb 4oz common on his birthday.Having banked the elusive Burghfield Common at 55lb in July, Dave became possibly the only angler in history to land two 50lb commons in the same season with the capture of Kitch from Northey Park near Peterborough. The Mainline and TF Gear-backed angler ...

You vote Ivan Marks the greatest canal angler of all time

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Angling Times, 15 December 2014 10:18

The nation has spoken and the legendary Ivan Marks has been voted as the greatest canal angler of all time.Officials from the Canal & River Trust launched a campaign in October to find out who was worthy of the accolade, listing 10 potential candidates for the title.Hundreds of votes have since been cast and the much-loved former England international has ...

Six-year-old Daniel didn't know pike grew this big!

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Angling Times, 15 December 2014 10:14

Many seasoned specimen anglers spend years trying to catch an upper-twenty pound pike – but Daniel French has achieved the impressive feat at the age of just six-years-old.The Wiltshire-based schoolboy caught this cracking 28lb pike which fishing with his dad, Matthew, at Chew Valley Reservoir in Somerset.Despite fishing hard all day drifting and casting lures, the fish was the result ...

Perch smash river record

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Angling Times, 15 December 2014 10:04

Two friends experienced a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ session after both banking record-breaking perch that topped the scales at 4lb 15oz apiece.Andy Cheetham and Simon Brough were fishing a club controlled stretch of the Derbyshire Derwent when they beat the current river best by 3oz and smashed their personal bests’ with the amazing brace of fish.Arriving at the midlands waterway before sunrise the ...

Wales Troutmasters reports for week-ending December 12, 2014

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Trout Fisherman, 12 December 2014 11:27

Cwm Hedd Fly Fishing Lakes, GwentThe list is filling up steadily for the Boxing Day competition. Pre-entry is required, tickets £20. Anglers found it tough going through the week, with the point of the island being the most productive platform. Highlights included a 5lb 12oz fish for Roger Martyn on a Diawl Bach and an intermediate. Roger took another and ...

Scotland Troutmasters reports for week-ending December 12, 2014

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Trout Fisherman, 12 December 2014 11:25

Forbes of Kingennie, TaysideThe run of very chilly weather seems to have done the fishing the world of good as all the ponds have been fishing really well. All the ponds have great visibility at the moment which has clearly helped things. On the Boathouse pool the fish seem to be holding at the top end of the pond and ...

England Troutmasters reports for week-ending December 12, 2014

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Trout Fisherman, 12 December 2014 11:20

Avington Trout Fishery, HampshireThe fishing really picked up in November with the fish chasing lures and most anglers bagging up. The water level has come up to a far more reasonable height and temperatures are slowly starting to stabilise. There have been a good number of doubles on the bank and the biggest of the month was a 14lb 4oz ...

Homemade boilies snare trio of common carp

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Angling Times, 12 December 2014 11:03

George Dench used his own homemade boilies to take an impressive trio of commons.Fishing at Luton Angling Club’s North House Lake, George caught the fish known as Myrtle at 31lb 6oz before latching into the Lobe Tailed Common at 29lb 8oz. His overnight session was completed with another common of 27lb 10oz. The £65-a-year venue can be joined at www.lutonanglingclub.co.uk ...

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