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Elusive 50 year old carp banked at 34lb

Possibly half a century old, this wizened and reclusive mirror fell to Alex Bransby at a Sussex stillwater.The fish, known as Dogs, pulled the scales round to 34lb 7oz and fell to a boilie-and-maggot approach.Alex told Angling Times: “It is a very, very rare visitor to the bank and is around 50 years old.“It was caught on a white 12mm ...

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  • 23 April 2014

Another new world record perch

Just one week after Willem Stolk broke the world perch record he has gone and done it again with this jaw-dropping 7lb 11oz specimen.As reported in last week’s Angling Times, the Shimano-backed Dutch ace broke the previous best with a huge stripey weighing 6lb 10oz but continued with his campaign on Haringvliet Lake to try and find an even bigger ...

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  • 23 April 2014

From spurned park lake to bream mecca

A neglected park lake that was left to ruin is being labelled as the nation’s best bream and tench water after a series of 100lb plus catches of the species were taken during trials.Derby’s Allestree Park Lake has been devoid of anglers for several years, with government funding cuts leaving the controlling council unable to employ patrol staff.In a last ...

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  • 23 April 2014

Korum net Facebook competition winner

Congratulations to the following people, who have each won a set of the new Korum CS Series Spoon nets - a 20in & a 24in net - in the latest Angling Times Facebook competition:- Danny Shields from Glasgow- Harry Samways from Stockbridge- Tim Joyce from Northampton - Darren Abbott from Barnsley - Paul Preston from South Gloucestershire - Darren Catterall from ...

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  • 22 April 2014

Lake record mirror with 48lb 8oz carp

A trail of bait led this lake-record mirror out of the snags and eventually into the arms of Liam Duncan.The 48lb 8oz specimen, known as Colin, was the culmination of a three-year quest for the bricklayer on the St Ives Shallow Pit in Cambridgeshire.Liam said: “On the second morning of my third season fishing the lake, and after a total ...

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  • 22 April 2014

9lb 12oz tench is best of 13 fish haul

A bold baiting attack helped Ted Bryan enjoy his greatest tench fishing session in years which was capped off with four specimens over the 9lb barrier.The Nash-backed rod headed to a venue in Kent’s Medway Valley for a 48-hour session and introduced 30 balls of Fish Frenzy Tandoori Spice groundbait laced with pellets, maggots, corn and hemp.Previous experience told him ...

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  • 22 April 2014

First trip to new fishery nets a 4lb 7oz perch

The unpredictability of angling was perfectly proved when Ashley Bradley smashed his perch personal best with this 4lb 7oz specimen that came from a commercial fishery he’d never fished before.In a perfect demonstration that you don’t have to visit the most popular specimen waters to bank some of the UK’s biggest fish, the Worcester-based rod decided to give the small ...

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  • 22 April 2014

New personal best with 71lb catfish

The warmer weather has definitely brought the big catfish on the feed – as proved by Simon Clarke with this personal best fish of 71lb.A deadbait presented in the margins at Yateley Split Lake, which is part of the famous Yateley West Fishery in Hampshire, did the trick for the managing director of Surrey-based catfishing tackle specialists Cat Pro.He beat ...

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  • 17 April 2014

String of tench to 8lb 3oz from Bawburgh

Nathan Long has got his tench campaign on the Bawburgh Lakes complex off to a flying start landing a string of fish to a best of 8lb 3oz.His first 48 hour session produced a brace of ‘sevens’ weighing 7lb 14oz and 7lb 10oz, and he then returned a few days later to take a male of 7lb 7oz and the ...

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  • 17 April 2014

F1's On The Feed At Hull's Westland Lakes

The F1’s have been on the feed at Westland’s Lakes and anglers have been cashing in with bags over 50lb from the complex’s Little Tench and Island Ponds. However, visitors have also been enjoying some cracking sport on the other five day-ticket lakes with big bream and big tench starting to feature on the Tench Pool. On the 25-peg Little ...

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  • 17 April 2014

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