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Big Bream To Be Had On The Leeds & Liverpool Canal At Bingley

Big bream have been showing in numbers from the urbanised section of canal at Bingley.Bingley Angling Club control 3 miles of the cut From Dowley Gap Top Lock to Swine Lane Bridge and most pegs offer some cracking canal sport. Unlike many sections of the Leeds & Liverpool this area isnt just about small fish caught using light tackle. Commercial ...

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  • 31 July 2014

New member bags a 44-pounder on first visit

It was love at first sight for Andy Valentine as he bagged one of Acton Burnell’s biggest fish in on his debut session.The Wrexham angler travelled to the Lower Lake at RH Fisheries venue in Shropshire and had only been on the lake for 24 hours when he put the net under this 44lb 4oz mirror.The 51-year-old told Angling Times: ...

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  • 31 July 2014

World record arapaima on half a chicken!

A 20-year wait to catch an arapaima ended with Tony Matthews banking a world record for the species.The 55-year-old HGV driver from Doncaster spent four days at Palm Tree Lagoon in Thailand where he caught seven arapaima, ranging from 66lb to this estimated 485lb specimen. The fish fell for half a chicken mounted on a size 2/0 hook and 30kg ...

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  • 31 July 2014

Persistence pays off with 5lb 3oz eel

After struggling for bites on a number of waters this summer, James Champkin finally struck gold with this 5lb 3oz eel from a southern stillwater.The impressive specimen beat the Cromer, Norfolk-based rod’s previous best for the species by 3oz and fell to a small roach head deadbait.He’d already landed two smaller fish during the night when he received a positive ...

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  • 31 July 2014

Check your swim from your sofa!

Ever turned up at your favourite stretch of river to find it the colour of chocolate and pumping through like a steam train? This problem is now set to become a thing of past with the launch of a website that combines live webcams with the latest weather and river level forecasting technology.Farson Digital Watercams, a company that provides a ...

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  • 31 July 2014

76lb mirror carp from Abbey Lakes

Tackle-shop boss Nina Dance set a new lake record at Fox Lake in France with this giant 76lb 1oz mirror.The Berkshire angler, who runs Crowthorne Angling, tackled the Abbey Lakes venue with particles and boilies and caught the big one on the final night of a six-day stay.She said: “The fish, known as Humpy, was caught from peg eight on ...

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  • 30 July 2014

15lb 8oz barbel from River Nene in short evening session

This 15lb 8oz barbel was caught by Ivan Tee during a short evening session on the River Nene.The Yaxley, Peterborough-based pensioner fished a piece of paste moulded around two 12mm halibut pellets which he cast to a spot mid-river.Last year the 74-year-old recorded his previous best of 15lb 1oz from the same stretch and this time he baited it with ...

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  • 30 July 2014

6lb chub from Staffs Worcester Canal!

A bite at last knockings produced this 6lb 8oz chub from the Staffs Worcester Canal for Ryan Hilton.A change of lure just as the sun was setting produced the all-important bite after two hours without any action.He said: “I attached a Savage Gear 9.5cm Firetiger Swim and Jerk lure and decided to have a couple of last casts before heading ...

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  • 30 July 2014

Big Plated out at 45lb from Linear Fisheries

Linear Fisheries regular Chris Lowe finally caught up with the one fish he wanted at the Oxfordshire complex.The Avid-backed angler caught the mirror known as The Big Plated from St John’s at a weight of 45lb 12oz.The scaly specimen, which appeared on Korda’s recent underwater DVDs, was part of a 10-fish haul that including another mirror of 31lb 10oz and ...

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  • 29 July 2014

Schoolboy banks huge 3lb 9oz rudd

Many specimen anglers spend a lifetime trying to catch a 3lb-plus rudd, but 7-year-old Kian Dyble achieved the impressive feat with this cracking 3lb 9oz specimen.Targeting the River Witham with his dad, Wayne, the Lincolnshire-based schoolboy fished red maggots on a size 18 hook while feeding bread and sweetcorn close to a set of lily pads.His first bite produced a ...

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  • 29 July 2014

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