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Giant common carp from Rainbow Lake

This giant common tipped the scales to 74lb 8oz on a trip to Rainbow Lake.Sam Rozier caught the fish from peg 21 at the historic French venue on the third day of his trip.The fish, known as The Perfect Common, fell to Solar’s Seafood Take-Away boilies and is a new personal best for the Kent rod.Rainbow Lake, also known as ...

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  • 18 September 2014

Visit to new water results in two forties

As first sessions on a new water go, Darren Belton’s was about as good as they get.The experienced Kent rod travelled to Wellington Country Park in Berkshire and caught mirrors of 44lb, 42lb 4oz and 38lb.The Chub and Mainline-backed angler – who has now caught 21 different UK carp over 40lb – initially mistook the first of his haul for ...

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  • 18 September 2014

Eighth double figure barbel of the year for Thomas Finney

This 15lb 4oz barbel is Thomas Finney’s eighth double figure specimen of the year from the River Ouse.The Bedfordshire-based 23-year-old adopted his usual roving approach and after blanking in several swims he found a spot with two submerged trees and dropped a baited rig alongside one of them.He said: “Around 20 minutes had passed and I was on my phone ...

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  • 18 September 2014

Night out leads to 6lb 3oz chub from the Wear

A 20-year campaign to land a 6lb-plus chub from the River Wear finally came to an end for Simon Ashton when he landed this 6lb 3oz specimen.The County Durham all-rounder has caught countless big fish from waters across the country but one of his biggest targets was to crack his local venue.After spotting a shoal of chub while gazing at ...

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  • 18 September 2014

Teacher and pupil bag up at Chad Lakes

A tutorial session on Chad Lakes provided Martyn Harvey with his first-ever British thirty, followed quickly by his second.The Wiltshire rod booked a five-night session on Home Pool at the Oxfordshire venue and landed a 32lb 10oz common and a 35lb 8oz mirror, alongside a number of other fish. Not to be outdone, Martyn’s tutor for the week, Hinders of ...

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  • 17 September 2014

3lb 4oz perch tops off best-ever angling week

This 3lb 4oz perch was the highlight of a productive week’s angling for Ollie Jenkinson which also included a 6lb 5oz chub.Both of the fish were taken by the 15-year-old all-rounder from an area of marginal cover on a stretch of the Great Ouse.Upon spotting the predator under a far bank bush, he took off the initial 3 AAA shot ...

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  • 17 September 2014

Canal fishing gets big boost

The future looks bright for canal angling after it was revealed that plans are being put in place to implement large scale improvements to waterways in order to boost sport and attract more anglers.Following the findings of a national survey by the Canal & River Trust, which saw over 200 angling clubs representing around 60,000 members quizzed about what they ...

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  • 17 September 2014

Three Welsh thirties in 'best session ever'

“The best fishing ever” is how Simon Weston described his session that yielded three thirties and four twenties.The five-day trip to Commonwood Fishery in Wrexham, North Wales, produced a new personal best mirror of 33lb 4oz and commons of 30lb 10oz and 30lb 15oz.Simon, who fished CBS Entice boiles on KD rigs at Snowdon Lake on the six-lake complex, said: ...

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  • 16 September 2014

Third 40lb-plus carp of the year for Ian Lewis

Ian Lewis chalked up one of his ‘all-time favourite captures’ in the shape of his third UK forty of the year.The 43lb 14oz mirror, named Enoch, fell to a stealthy marginal trap at a southern stillwater and was part of a four-fish catch.Gardner Tackle-backed Ian, from Berkshire, said: “I've been lucky to have landed three 40lb-plus mirrors this year, making ...

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  • 16 September 2014

Trent chub christens Drennan cap in style

Lee Swords christened his new Drennan Weekly Winner cap with this 5lb 15oz chub.The Sheffield-based head chef wore his new piece of headwear for a recent session on the River Trent where he targeted a sharp bend on the waterway for barbel and chub.Two 4mm pellets superglued to a size 12 hook alongside an open end feeder filled with micro ...

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  • 16 September 2014

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