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Wales Troutmasters reports for week-ending October 31, 2014

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31 October 2014 15:04

Cwm Hedd Lakes, Gwent One of this week’s top anglers was regular Ken Bowring, taking one and retuning nine in less than three hours on a Cat’s Whisker and an intermediate line. Ken recommends short strips or fast figure-of-eight retrieves. Others on catch and release and also reaching their 10 fish total limit were Roger Martyn (who also hooked a ...

Forty-year-old carp tops four-fish catch

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Angling Times, 31 October 2014 15:01

Baiting heavily helped Spencer Humble catch this 40-year-old mirror as part of a four-fish catch.The 31lb 12oz fish was the best of the Kent angler’s 15-hour session at Lee Jackson’s Cotton Farm.He said: “To catch four in such a short session is unheard of, so they were obviously rather keen on the 17kg of the new Nash TG Active I ...

Scotland Troutmasters reports for week-ending October 31, 2014

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Trout Fisherman, 31 October 2014 15:01

Forbes of Kingennie, TaysideWindy weather made fishing conditions quite challenging, The Boathouse Pool fished well again with Hugh Bairner taking four fish for 18lb 8oz, including a superb blue trout of 7lb. Mr Tidcome landed four for 13lb 4oz on a Diawl Bach and Davie Simpson returned eight including rainbows of 9lb 7oz and 8lb 4oz. Hothead Damsels fished particularly ...

England Troutmasters reports for week-ending October 31, 2014

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Trout Fisherman, 31 October 2014 14:58

Avington Trout Fishery, HampshireA ridiculously dry October has naturally resulted in a low water level for this time of the year. The knock-on effect is low oxygen levels which resulted in the fish remaining fairly lethargic. The fishing has picked up but is unfortunately still not as ‘hectic’ as it typically would be during October. There have still been a ...

New personal best in ten minutes

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Angling Times, 31 October 2014 14:51

Ten minutes in the right area proved more than enough for Steve Medland as he bagged this Leney-strain mirror.The 29lb 8oz fish gave the Portsmouth angler a new personal best at a water near his home. He said: “I saw fish showing in open water, followed by a stream of bubbles rising up from the area. I cast a Solar ...

14lb River Severn barbel gives angler the run-around

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Angling Times, 31 October 2014 14:42

A bit of extra pace and colour in the lower River Severn helped David Benfield bag this 14lb barbel.The 29-year-old roof tiler smashed his personal best by 3lb after a surging fight. He said: “It hugged the bottom and I had to run up the bank and around some trees, but thankfully it wasn’t a long battle.”David used dampened Sonubaits ...

30-year quest for double figure barbel ends

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Angling Times, 31 October 2014 14:20

Reg Long has been visiting the River Severn at Bridgnorth for almost 30-years in search of a double figure barbel… and he finally achieved his goal last week.This 11lb 11oz personal best specimen was the Bromley, Kent man’s well-earned reward and fell to a hair-rigged chunk of luncheon meat fished over a bed of hemp and micro pellets. The retired ...

Perch to 3lb 7oz top bumper Chew catch

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Angling Times, 31 October 2014 14:16

Professional angling guide, Kenny Parsons, proved that Chew Valley Reservoir had more to offer predator anglers than the huge pike it’s famed for after banking a string of large perch.The Bristol-based rod had seen perch crashing in to large shoals of fry around the Bristol Water-controlled venue and using lure fishing techniques banked around 50 fish in total, including three ...

Incredible haul of thirties topped by 47lb mirror

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Angling Times, 31 October 2014 10:15

The revamped Kingsmead One gave Ian Russell an incredible haul of thirties, topped by this 47lb 2oz mirror.The Avid Carp consultant and angling tutor blitzed the Berkshire venue during a 44-hour session with a haul of 13 carp, 10 of which were over 30lb.Kingsmead One, on the Horton complex, has recently been re-opened as part of the RK Leisure group ...

River Kennet produces personal best chub of 6lb 10oz

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Angling Times, 31 October 2014 10:09

A rising river greeted Ray Pulley for his latest session on the Kennet but it didn’t stop him catching a new personal best 6lb 10oz chub.The fish is his third 6lb-plus specimen in the last two months and came from a spot tight to a set of nearside snags. Using a bait dropper to introduce a mix of pellets, bloodworm, ...

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