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Higgins tops Maver British Pole Champs

Merseyside man Matt Higgins is this year’s Maver British Pole Champs winner. The Neptune Angling man weighed in 153-1-0 from peg 30 on the Specimen Lake to win the 82-peg match fished by qualifiers from Maver Mega Match This eliminators that have taken place throughout the spring and summer.A finalist in the forthcoming Match This final, Matt ended up well ...

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  • 01 September 2015

55lb 8oz giant carp and four 30s!

Big-fish venue Wellington Country Park can be a tough nut to crack – but Kris Ollington is making it look easy right now.This 55lb 8oz mirror carp, known as the Ulcer Fish, is his fourth fifty from the Berkshire venue this summer, and it came during an incredible session.“I had seven fish in total including a 39, a 36, a ...

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  • 01 September 2015

‘Priceless’ hand-made Dick Walker reel found

An antique tackle collector has accidentally bought one of the rarest items of fishing equipment in existence via an internet auction site – a reel hand-made by the legendary Richard Walker.Original split cane rods built by the man known as the ‘godfather of modern angling’ are some of the most valuable items of vintage tackle, changing hands for up to ...

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  • 01 September 2015

17lb Derwent barbel misses river best by just 4oz

A simple groundbait feeder rig has accounted for the capture of one of the biggest barbel of the season in the shape of this 17lb specimen.Weighing just 4oz shy of a venue record, the huge fish was caught by Eathan Waddington during a short evening session on the River Derwent in Derbyshire.The 24-year-old from Chaddesden arrived at the Earl of ...

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  • 01 September 2015

Huge Thames common carp... on a quivertip!

There aren’t too many near-35lb common carp in the upper Thames, but Alan Storey managed to tame one on a quivertip rod and a 6lb hooklink.The experienced all-rounder was targeting bream on a stretch of the river near Oxford when the 34lb 12oz fish picked up his hookbait just moments after he had begun fishing.The Nash-backed rod said: “I’ve been looking ...

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  • 30 August 2015

Three double-figure bream in 90 minutes

Just 90 minutes was all Geoff Collins needed to bank a hat-trick of double-figure bream, topped by this 14lb 12oz specimen.The other fish tipped the scales at 14lb 5oz and 12lb 9oz, and were taken when the specialist from Northants put in a four-hour session on a local gravel pit venue.All the bream were taken at 45 yards range with ...

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  • 30 August 2015

Northern tench breaks 10lb

A double-figure tench is a rare specimen in the North, where the fish don’t enjoy the milder conditions found further down the country. All the more reason, then, for Colin Hebb to be celebrating. He struck gold when he banked this 10lb 11oz specimen from a lake in Yorkshire.The 31-year-old market trader, from Cottingham, East Yorks, legered three grains of ...

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  • 29 August 2015

Last two places for Match This qualifiers decided

The final two places in next month’s Maver Mega Match This event were settled at the weekend.Both West Midlands waters Tunnel Barn Farm and Maver Larford Lakes hosted qualifiers, with Les Marshall and Jon Whincup claiming the places for a shot at UK match angling’s biggest prize!They’ll join a star-studded field Whincup and Marshall head for the Maver Match This ...

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  • 29 August 2015

Middy Baggin Machine CXR 3000 & 4000 reels

Ball-bearings: Five Gear ratio: 5.2:1 Features: Two Free-Flow machined aluminium spools, low friction line roller, one-touch folding handle, lightweight polymer body Price: 3000 £54.99, 4000 £57.50 (shop-around price £39.99/£42.50)

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  • 28 August 2015

Leeda Moonlight

Leeda’s dome-style light emits a 360-degree evenly spread beam with a choice of three levels of brightness. A rear-mounted magnetic plate secures it inside your bivvy, or a brolly-friendly karabiner clip attaches it to the internal ribs of a brolly shelter. Weighing just 104g, the Moonlight is sure to be a hit with the kit-conscious roving carp angler. A splash-resistant ...

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  • 28 August 2015

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