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Cheshire's heaviest common carp out at 51lb 7oz

The biggest common carp in Cheshire has been banked at 51lb 7oz.The giant specimen resides in the tricky Tatton Mere, set within the grounds of Tatton Park near Knutsford, and was caught by local angler Myles Gibson.The £6-a-day venue adheres to a traditional close season between March and June and can only be fished during daylight. To make things even ...

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  • 21 August 2014

Lake best in an 18-fish hit from Linear Fisheries

A “session of a lifetime” ended in a dream capture for Dale Glover at Linear Fisheries.Targeting Unity Lake on the syndicate part of the Oxfordshire complex, the Century and Xcel Baits-backed rod kept the carp in his swim night after night and eventually landed his target fish as his session drew to a close.The 39lb 7oz common – the largest ...

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  • 21 August 2014

2lb 8oz rudd on first cast

James Champkin equalled his rudd personal best with the capture of this 2lb 8oz specimen from a Fenland water.Using floatfished breadflake, the Norfolk-based rod also netted a fish of 2lb exactly along with several smaller ones.He said: “I dropped on to a venue that I hadn’t fished for several years, with perfect hot and still conditions. I quickly came across ...

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  • 21 August 2014

Teme barbel 11oz short of river record

The River Teme barbel record came agonisingly close to being broken last week with the capture of this 14lb 12oz specimen.It was caught by big fish angler Anthony Wilson from an upper stretch of the waterway in Worcestershire and is just 11oz short of the current venue best held by John Churchill with his 15lb 7oz specimen landed back in ...

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  • 21 August 2014

Tench On The Feed At Northants' Willowbrook Fishery

The big tench have been on the feed at Willowbrook this summer and it is still not too late to get in on the action. The 9-acre, Rysons Lake is the hotspot for them and they go to double-figures meaning strong gear is required, particularly in the weedy swims. There are also big bream to over 14lb, carp to 35lb ...

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  • 20 August 2014

40lb common carp from day-ticket lake

The “fish we all dream of catching” is how Mark Finney described the big Baden Hall common as he netted it at over 40lb.The beautifully proportioned common, which can be fished for on a day ticket at the Staffordshire complex’s New Quarry Pool, is one of the most sought-after in the country and has previously reached 46lb 8oz.Mark said: “Halfway ...

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  • 20 August 2014

Big grass carp while fly-fishing

The use of fly fishing tactics to target coarse species is growing in popularity and Furgus Kelly proved why when he won the battle with this impressive grass carp.The fish measured a metre in length and was beaten with the help of a salmon rod when he visited a private stillwater in Essex.Grass carp are notoriously fragile so Furgus opted ...

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  • 20 August 2014

230lb of bream from Tidal Thames

“Old Father Thames is probably the best bream river in the country at the moment.” These were the words of Chris Gadsden who shared a 230lb-plus haul of slabs from the capital’s waterway.Fishing aboard ‘Windy Day II’, a boat he co-owns with Angling Times columnist Keith Arthur, with his friend Nigel Newport, the duo landed no less than 42 fish ...

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  • 20 August 2014

Target fish finally bagged at 46lb 14oz

This 46lb 14oz mirror is Kev Rogerson’s second forty of the summer and the one he really wanted.The Sunderland angler tempted the chunk from close to a weed bed at 60 yards and said: “I’ve been after this fish for a few seasons now!”The foreman driller used glugged DNA Baits’ S7 boilies over a scattering of mixed-size freebies. His successful ...

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  • 19 August 2014

One take on River Trent is 15lb 10oz barbel

Adam Seeley only received one take during an evening session on the River Trent – but he wasn’t complaining as it resulted in this 15lb 10oz barbel.Targeting a Worksop Angling Association controlled stretch of the Nottinghamshire waterway, the venue regular tempted his new personal best with two hair-rigged 8mm pellets fished alongside a PVA bag filled with pellets, hemp and ...

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  • 19 August 2014

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