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Trent prebait pays off with fantastic barbel haul

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Angling Times,
03 September 2015 06:00

A two-day prebaiting campaign paid dividends for big-fish angler Mitchell Godfrey, who landed eight big barbel topped by this 14lb 4oz specimen.The Nottingham-based angling guide fed around four kilos of hemp, a kilo of boilies and a kilo of big pellets into a spot on the River Trent before casting a Bait-Tech Poloni boilie tipped with a PVA bag of ...

36lb common carp for Gord’s birthday boy

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Angling Times, 03 September 2015 06:00

Walker Burton, son of legendary ‘piking pirate’ Gord, enjoyed a successful birthday trip to Linear Fisheries with a 36lb common as part of a multiple hit.The new pb came during a five-day stay at St John’s on the Oxfordshire complex which also produced a 32lb 8oz mirror and six other carp to low twenties.The Lancashire angler, who turned 24 during ...

300,000 crucian carp in stocking boost

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Angling Times, 02 September 2015 12:03

The largest-ever stocking of crucian carp is set to help secure the future of one of the nation’s favourite species.Around 300,000 thoroughbred crucians will soon be introduced to two popular venues as part of the already hugely successful National Crucian Conservation Project (NCCP).Norfolk’s Rocklands Mere Fishery has already received 150,000 of these fish and Downham Market & District AA’s Lake ...

Higgins tops Maver British Pole Champs

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Angling Times, 01 September 2015 16:54

Merseyside man Matt Higgins is this year’s Maver British Pole Champs winner. The Neptune Angling man weighed in 153-1-0 from peg 30 on the Specimen Lake to win the 82-peg match fished by qualifiers from Maver Mega Match This eliminators that have taken place throughout the spring and summer.A finalist in the forthcoming Match This final, Matt ended up well ...

55lb 8oz giant carp and four 30s!

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Angling Times, 01 September 2015 12:27

Big-fish venue Wellington Country Park can be a tough nut to crack – but Kris Ollington is making it look easy right now.This 55lb 8oz mirror carp, known as the Ulcer Fish, is his fourth fifty from the Berkshire venue this summer, and it came during an incredible session.“I had seven fish in total including a 39, a 36, a ...

‘Priceless’ hand-made Dick Walker reel found

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Angling Times, 01 September 2015 12:16

An antique tackle collector has accidentally bought one of the rarest items of fishing equipment in existence via an internet auction site – a reel hand-made by the legendary Richard Walker.Original split cane rods built by the man known as the ‘godfather of modern angling’ are some of the most valuable items of vintage tackle, changing hands for up to ...

17lb Derwent barbel misses river best by just 4oz

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Angling Times, 01 September 2015 11:47

A simple groundbait feeder rig has accounted for the capture of one of the biggest barbel of the season in the shape of this 17lb specimen.Weighing just 4oz shy of a venue record, the huge fish was caught by Eathan Waddington during a short evening session on the River Derwent in Derbyshire.The 24-year-old from Chaddesden arrived at the Earl of ...

Three double-figure bream in 90 minutes

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Angling Times, 30 August 2015 06:00

Just 90 minutes was all Geoff Collins needed to bank a hat-trick of double-figure bream, topped by this 14lb 12oz specimen.The other fish tipped the scales at 14lb 5oz and 12lb 9oz, and were taken when the specialist from Northants put in a four-hour session on a local gravel pit venue.All the bream were taken at 45 yards range with ...

Huge Thames common carp... on a quivertip!

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Angling Times, 30 August 2015 06:00

There aren’t too many near-35lb common carp in the upper Thames, but Alan Storey managed to tame one on a quivertip rod and a 6lb hooklink.The experienced all-rounder was targeting bream on a stretch of the river near Oxford when the 34lb 12oz fish picked up his hookbait just moments after he had begun fishing.The Nash-backed rod said: “I’ve been looking ...

Northern tench breaks 10lb

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Angling Times, 29 August 2015 06:00

A double-figure tench is a rare specimen in the North, where the fish don’t enjoy the milder conditions found further down the country. All the more reason, then, for Colin Hebb to be celebrating. He struck gold when he banked this 10lb 11oz specimen from a lake in Yorkshire.The 31-year-old market trader, from Cottingham, East Yorks, legered three grains of ...

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