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Record year for roach is on the cards...

The year 2016 is set to be a record one for roach, thanks to a series of revolutionary projects to rejuvenate the species on rivers and stillwaters nationwide .Leading the charge to revive Britain’s most iconic fish is the longest-running conservation drive – the Avon Roach Project – which has seen a record-breaking year. Species enthusiasts Trevor Harrop and Budgie ...

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  • 26 April 2016

The Big Fish Off is a hit!

The buzz surrounding ‘The Big Fish Off’ reached fever pitch this week as hundreds of thousands tuned in to episode one of the new ITV series.The first show of Series 2, screened on ITV4, set an overwhelmingly positive precedent for the rest of the collection of shows that co-presenter and executive producer Ali Hamidi says ‘will be even better’.Bosses at the ...

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  • 25 April 2016

Canal tench and rudd go through their paces

You don’t need to visit a commercial to make bumper big fish catches, as Russell Hilton proved with this stunning net of tench and rudd from a canal.The Somerset angler polefished his local Taunton Angling Association stretch of the Bridgwater & Taunton Canal, where he used chopped worm and caster to bag six tench to 4lb along with three rudd ...

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  • 24 April 2016

Scot’s 36lb 8oz pike a fitting end to season

Alec Stark finished the pike fishing season in style with the capture of this 36lb 8oz specimen.The Lanarkshire angler boated it during a Pike Anglers Club meet on Lake of Mentieth in Stirling.It sets a new pb for the Scotsman, who tempted it from 15ft of water on a floatfished mackerel deadbait. He said: “I knew it was big as ...

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  • 23 April 2016

Linear tench triumph

An early-season tench fishing session proved successful for Matt Perring when he slipped the net under nine fish, topped by this 8lb 12oz specimen.The Marukyu-sponsored angler had an inkling the tench would be on the feed with the arrival of warmer weather and headed to Oxfordshire’s Linear Fisheries.There Matt targeted a gravel bar 45 yards out, fishing a worm hookbait ...

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  • 22 April 2016

Massive mirror takes to the air

This 48lb 6oz Rockford mirror tailwalked like a pike as it tried in vain to escape Dan Pestell’s clutches.“It was slowly plodding and shaking its head before blistering off on a 50-yard run,” said Dan. “At one point she jumped out of the water like a pike, shaking her head from side to side and trying to throw the hook. ...

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  • 22 April 2016

Rudd Danish style

Big rudd don’t come much more impressive than this 2lb 8oz specimen banked by Morten Vorup Svarer during his latest session.The Danish angler went in search of big roach on a waterway in his homeland, but with his target species refusing to play ball, he switched his attentions to the resident rudd.It was a ploy that worked almost instantly, with ...

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  • 21 April 2016

Mid-Kent giant Swirly follows after big storm

A stormy night spent holding on to his brolly was made worth it for Liam Fagg as he banked this beautiful common the following morning.The 44lb 10oz lump, known as the Swirly Common, came during Storm Katie at Mid Kent Fisheries’ Pan Lake.Liam bagged a 28lb 1oz common on Good Friday of the Bank Holiday weekend within an hour of ...

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  • 20 April 2016

4lb perch by the shedload

One of the greatest perch seasons on record shows no signs of letting up with a flurry of giants providing another prolific week for the species.The stunning image on the right shows Chris Lowe with his 4lb 8oz fish taken on his first cast into a stillwater in Yorkshire.Chris’s initial target was pike, but after discovering his intended quarry were ...

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  • 20 April 2016

South match results for week ending 17.04.16

Bait-Tech Viaduct Fishery (Thurs)Campbell & Cary Lakes (36 pegs) 1 Dan White, Frenzee, 243-3-0 peg 86 Cary bomb pellet and long pole pellet shallow carp 11lb2 Nick Jones, Plymouth, 177-12-03 P Hardwick, Bait-Tech Viaduct, 169-8-04 J Butcher, Wiltshire Angling, 147-6-05 W Bates, Fry’s, 144-3-06 J Page, Weston Super Mare, 136-15-0Top silverfish weight: J Gray, Bait-Tech Viaduct, 44-8-0 Bait-Tech Viaduct Fishery ...

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  • 19 April 2016

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