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Carp Society's Horseshoe Lake is 'not for sale'

PLANS to liquidate the Carp Society and sell off its famous Horseshoe Lake look to have stalled after being made public.The society was set up in 1981 and the Gloucestershire lake purchased in 1992 by selling more than 1,00011-year permits to members. However, the venue is now a day-ticket water and membership numbers have fallen sharply.Angling Times understands a plan ...

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  • 30 June 2015

Wake-up call from 34lb 2oz canal common carp

Canal-caught commons don’t come much better than this example taken by Jordan Dicks.The Bristol Angling Centre employee tricked this 34lb 2oz stunner from a stretch of the Gloucester Canal after a lengthy prebaiting campaign.“I’ve been baiting an area of the canal for the last six weeks and have been catching mainly doubles, until last week, when I did a quick ...

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  • 30 June 2015

New remote-controlled helicopters created for finding fish and dropping your rig in

REMOTE-controlled helicopters fitted with fish-finders and armed with a device to drop a rig into your swim could soon be coming to a venue near you.The Aguadrone is the latest creation aimed at today’s angler, with inventors claiming that the advanced technology will make it easier than ever to catch big fish.Users will be able to fly the drone  to ...

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  • 30 June 2015

Chub and barbel dominate the start of the river season

It’s been a dream start to the season for Britain’s army of river anglers. Perfect conditions on many of the country’s waterways have resulted in a string of big fish, confirming expert predictions that 2015 could be one of the best seasons ever for pleasure, specimen and match anglers. Venues from as far north as the Swale in North Yorkshire ...

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  • 30 June 2015

Sharing a landing net ...two 10lb-plus tench

Darran Goulder now knows what it’s like to have two 10lb-plus tench in the net at the same time.The Shimano-backed rod fished a southern stillwater and introduced a big bed of Dynamite Baits Mixed Particle and 3mm pellets at the start of the session.Rubber caster hookbaits alongside a maggot feeder soon saw a 10lb 1oz fish in the net, and ...

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  • 29 June 2015

Big catfish from nowhere

A venue with no previous history of catfish threw up this 31lb 8oz specimen for Brian Hankins.The Lincolnshire angler made the trip to a Colne Valley gravel pit with an eye to landing one of the water’s big tench.Plastic casters presented on a feeder at 50 yards attracted fish of 8lb 12oz and 9lb 2oz during the four-day session, followed by ...

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  • 28 June 2015

400lb arapaima falls to simple zig rig approach!

Boilies, zig rigs and Method feeders play a big part in UK angling, and Tim Webb showed they can be just as effective on the other side of the world by banking this colossal 400lb arapaima.The former Crawley resident decided to relocate to Thailand several years ago and instantly became hooked on the exotic angling opportunities on hand.His latest session ...

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  • 27 June 2015

Huge tench biggest ever to be caught by design

The biggest tench ever landed by design has been caught by Dai Gribble – a record-shaking 14lb 12oz monster. On his first trip to a southern stillwater, the Stafford rod earned his place in angling history as the captor of the biggest tench specifically fished for. Two other catches over this weight, including Darren Ward’s 15lb 3oz record, were taken by ...

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  • 26 June 2015

Best perch haul ever?

Lure fishing ace Paul Parnell is laying claim to one of the biggest specimen perch hauls in recent times after he netted no fewer than 12 fish over 3lb, topped by this 3lb 15oz monster.Following up the capture of a 4lb 1oz specimen reported in the Angling Times last week, the Reading angler decided to return to Northamptonshire’s Pitsford Reservoir, ...

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  • 26 June 2015

Fox Rage Mini and Micro Snax

These Fox Rage Mini and Micro Snax are ideal for all predatory fish. The 7cm Mini Fry imitations with hammer tails come in a pack of five chompable colours.Ideal for use with a light jig head or on a drop shot rig, they are outstanding little lures for large perch, especially on canals. The irresistible little brother to the Mini, ...

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  • 25 June 2015

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