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Wales Troutmasters reports for week-ending January 30th, 2015

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30 January 2015 14:34

Cwm Hedd Trout Lakes, GwentWhile the water temperature is a chilly four degrees and the fish are not very active, some anglers are still having some good sport. Rob Collier caught and returned an 8lb brown trout on the far bank using a Damsel and intermediate line. Rob released another, while son Tom also released one. Keith Higgins also caught ...

Scotland Troutmasters reports for week-ending January 30th, 2015

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Trout Fisherman, 30 January 2015 14:32

Glen of Rothes Trout Fishery, GrampianNo matter how cold it gets there is always open water at the Glen and the fishery is never closed, unless conditions are unsafe for anglers. This week saw plenty of anglers out and about and some very good fish were caught. Anglers couldn’t go wrong on Saturday although Sunday was that bit harder. The ...

England Troutmasters reports for week-ending January 30th, 2015

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Trout Fisherman, 30 January 2015 14:28

Blackdyke Trout Fishery, Norfolk An unusual week in terms of the fishing with lures and Blobs doing well at the start of the week, but by midweek the fish were rising and taking small Hoppers on the top. Then at the weekend it was back to lures with Apps’ Bloodworms being the most consistent. The first Airflo Bankmasters is on ...

Cotswold stripey a long-waited personal best at 4lb 12oz

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Angling Times, 30 January 2015 10:43

A four-year quest to beat his perch personal best saw species expert Dan Sales do it in style when he won the battle with this mint-conditioned 4lb 12oz specimen.The Herts-based specialist was representing Fox Rage at the recent ‘Cotswold Predator Weekend’ and banked the fish while retrieving a lure through his swim at a Watermark Fishery, which are part of ...

Monster chub after 500 casts

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Anonymous, 30 January 2015 10:35

Piling in the loosefeed on a tributary of the Great Ouse eventually paid off for Keith Speer when he fooled this 7lb 2oz chub on his 500th cast of the day.Barbel had been the Hertfordshire angler’s main target but after an uneventful morning he scaled down his stickfloat attack for the afternoon session.The switch didn’t transform his fortunes instantly but ...

4lb 6oz perch from Hampshire stillwater

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Angling Times, 30 January 2015 10:33

The predator potential of the nation’s commercial fisheries was highlighted yet again when Adrian Eves banked this stunning 4lb 6oz perch from MBK Leisure controlled water.Having fished the Hampshire fishery on numerous occasions, the Fox-backed all-rounder was fully aware that it often produced in the coldest of conditions and resorted to dropshotting tactics.No action was recorded in the early stages ...

Single hookbait lures big Snake Pit linear

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Anonymous, 30 January 2015 10:23

Dean Willingham stopped his normal baiting approach and plumped for single hookbaits at Essex’s tricky Snake Pit and was rewarded with this peach of a mirror.The 36lb 6oz fish, known as Stomper’s Lin, was caught along with another linear of 22lb during a a 36-hour session at the historic venue.The 29-year-old roofer said: “I'd been baiting with 50 to 100 ...

Perseverance pays off with 29lb mirror

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Angling Times, 30 January 2015 10:20

A punctured barrow and changeable weather conspired against Carl Sharp before he slipped the net under this 29lb 8oz mirror.The 30-year-old West Midlander travelled to Cambridgeshire’s Monks Pit but had to work for his fish.“I had a bit of a nightmare as I arrived on Friday with winds battering the area I was heading for, only for it to be ...

21 hours, 51 carp and a lake record

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Angling Times, 30 January 2015 10:16

Some incredible weather helped Tom Maker compile what he called his “best-ever winter session”.The Fox and Sticky consultant racked up 51 carp in just 21 hours’ fishing at Brasenose One on the Linear Fisheries site in Oxfordshire. Twenty of the fish weighed over 20lb, topped by a new lake-record common of 27lb 8oz and two 27lb mirrors.Tom was on site ...

Biggest Fish O'Mania ever!

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Angling Times, 29 January 2015 10:55

Fish O'Mania is set to receive a record number of entries this year after the tournament received over 3,000 applications in the opening week.The big money competition is widely considered as the most prestigious fixture on the match fishing calendar and officials have proved why after anglers across the UK applied for coveted places at the 2015 qualifying events for the ...


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