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Wales Troutmasters reports for week-ending December 19th, 2014

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19 December 2014 14:25

Cwm Hedd Lakes Fly Fishing, GwentOn Sunday the wind turned back to a south-westerly whch saw higher numbers of fish released from a much wider range of platforms. The week finished on a further high with Mike Roberts taking a fabulous 6lb 10oz rainbow on a Tequila Blob and releasing another. Over two visits Mike James took three and released ...

Scotland Troutmasters reports for week-ending December 19th, 2014

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Trout Fisherman, 19 December 2014 14:23

Forbes of Kingennie, TaysideDespite the weather, the fishing has been very good this week. Cold winds mixed with sleet and snow showers have kept things fairly quiet but the anglers that have braved the conditions have been rewarded with some cracking sport and some fine fish. On the Boathouse a good mix of fish have come out with a good ...

England Troutmasters reports for week-ending December 19th, 2014

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Trout Fisherman, 19 December 2014 14:20

Blackdyke Trout Fishery, NorfolkThe fishing just keeps getting better and better and there were plenty of fish caught again this week. They are still close in to the margins where they are taking lures and Blobs on floating lines in the top three feet of the water. A slow figure-of-eight retrieve is working best. The fishery is closed Christmas Eve, ...

42ins hooklength helps bank brace of thirties

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Angling Times, 19 December 2014 10:39

A massive 42ins hooklenght helped Lee Collings overcome a multitude of problems to bank two thirties and a twenty.The 3ft 6ins hooklink was used to lie on top of dying weed during a two-night session at a busy Farriers Lake in Gloucestershire.Lee said: “There were 14 anglers on when I arrived, with all the going swims stitched up, so it ...

39lb 2oz mirror from southern gravel pit

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Angling Times, 19 December 2014 10:32

A rain-lashed overnighter gave Richard Effamy this 39lb 2oz mirror.The 29-year-old plastering contractor flicked his baits just 20 yards under a willow tree at a southern gravel pit to tempt the specimen.The West Sussex angler said: “It was a very wet 12-hour overnighter. I got absolutely soaked!”Richard fed about half a kilo of crumbed and chopped Sticky Krill boilies and ...

4lb perch after two year wait

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Angling Times, 19 December 2014 10:28

For the last two winters Dave Horton has set himself the target of catching a 4lb-plus perch – and he finally achieved his goal with this 4lb 8oz specimen from the River Lea.The experienced predator angler and Pike Anglers Club member –who has over 20, 30lb-plus pike to his name – found success with a floatfished roach deadbait on the ...

35lb 6oz pike from Ravensthorpe Reservoir

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Angling Times, 19 December 2014 10:12

This cracking 35lb 6oz pike from Ravensthorpe Reservoir is believed to be the biggest of the species caught from any of Anglian Water’s portfolio of fisheries this season.The impressive specimen was boated by Mat Kasjaniuk while he worked a lure in a central area of the 100-acre Northamptonshire venue.The large esox set a new personal best for Mat, and he ...

Asso Ultra Facebook Competition Winners

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Angling Times, 19 December 2014 09:47

Congratulations to Lee Crowther from East Yorkshire and Gary Tait from Renfrewshire! You have each won a half kilo spool of Asso Ultra in the breaking strain of your choice in the latest Sea Angler Facebook competition. Your prize will be posted out shortly. Make sure you 'like' Sea Angler magazine's Facebook page for more great competitions -  

New rods help catch monster zander

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Angling Times, 18 December 2014 10:50

Steve Budd christened his new rods in style with this 17lb 11oz zander from the River Severn.The huge predator was caught just after dark at the end of the day session on the midlands waterway after the Tewkesbury-based gas engineer moved to a spot which he hadn’t fished for a while but fancied to produce a big fish.The 51-year-old, who ...

63lb 4oz common carp from the River Ebro

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Angling Times, 17 December 2014 09:31

This huge 63lb 4oz specimen equals the River Ebro common carp record and was banked by globetrotting angler Martin Hodgkinson.During a week-long trip on the Spanish waterway with Mequinenza-based Catfish Tours, the Nash Tackle consultant overcame tough conditions to also net four carp over 40lb, six thirties and nine twenties. “We had to use 20oz of lead just to keep our ...


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