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River Kennet produces personal best chub of 6lb 10oz

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Angling Times,
31 October 2014 10:09

A rising river greeted Ray Pulley for his latest session on the Kennet but it didn’t stop him catching a new personal best 6lb 10oz chub.The fish is his third 6lb-plus specimen in the last two months and came from a spot tight to a set of nearside snags. Using a bait dropper to introduce a mix of pellets, bloodworm, ...

Norfolk stillwater roach an ounce shy of 3lb

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Angling Times, 31 October 2014 10:00

Ken Fuller came within an ounce of catching a roach over the magical 3lb-barrier with this superb 2lb 15oz specimen from a Norfolk stillwater.The fish is the biggest of four 2lb-plus redfins which the local rod has caught from the venue since March and came an hour after first light.“It was so close to the magical 3lb-mark, but what’s an ...

23lb 8oz pike from Grafham Water

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Angling Times, 30 October 2014 11:54

A session targeting big water predators proved fruitful for Nathan Green when he landed this huge pike weighing 23lb 8oz.The Kent based, Angling Direct employee paid a visit to Cambridgeshire’s 1,500-acre Grafham Water and used a Fox branded Dave Kelbrick finesse jerkbait rod, with a 40g Fox spoon attached via a heavy trace. Nathan’s catch followed a string of smaller ...

England's best ever silverfish match!

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Angling Times, 30 October 2014 11:50

A little-known venue that produced almost 1,000lb of roach and hybrids in a match has been described by competitors as ‘as good as Ireland’.Hurworth Burn is on the outskirts of Hartlepool in the North East and is part of the River Skerne system, and was the stage for an incredible charity match where 31 anglers averaged no less than 29lb-per-man.The ...

Haul of 2lb-plus crucians from Alderfen Fisheries

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Angling Times, 29 October 2014 09:30

This cracking 2lb 9oz crucian was the biggest of four 2lb-plus fish caught by Lee Swords and his dad during a session at Alderfen Fisheries at Wroot.The Sheffield-based chef took all the fish, as well as several smaller crucians, on a combination of floatfished pellets and small method feeder tactics.He told Angling Times: “These fish might not be massive when ...

Amazing brace of perch from tiny waterway

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Angling Times, 29 October 2014 09:25

Visiting a stretch of a Lincolnshire river that had been choked with weed paid off for Phil Taylor as he banked 16 large perch, including this stunning brace weighing 3lb 8oz and 3lb 4oz. A series of cold and wet nights had helped flush out the vegetation on the waterway, providing the Skegness-based rod with the perfect opportunity to target ...

River match series plans

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Angling Times, 28 October 2014 09:34

The resurgence of river fishing across the country continued this week with plans to launch the second major national running water competition in as many years revealed.Following the huge success of RiverFest the new event is the brainchild of top-flight matchman and natural venue expert Michael Buchwalder. He has teamed-up with RiverFest founder Dave Harrell to discuss the idea after ...

132lb catfish is biggest ever fish caught on the pole

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Angling Times, 27 October 2014 10:13

This is a picture of the biggest ever fish caught on a pole.The 132lb wels catfish is believed to be one of the first triple figure fish to be landed on a pole after it was banked by an extreme French angler called Sebnash. Incredibly, just days earlier he had banked a 112lb specimen on his 13m pole.The 31-year-old adrenaline ...

Massive zander caught from the River Trent

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Angling Times, 27 October 2014 10:06

This is the exclusive picture of one of the biggest zander ever to be caught from the River Trent. The huge predator – which topped the scales at 16lb 13oz - was banked Ian Wilson during a short evening session on a stretch of the waterway below Nottingham.After flicking out a lamprey section into the margins, it wasn’t long before ...

'No feed' tactic pays off with 7lb River Lea chub

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Angling Times, 17 October 2014 15:30

Phil Buckingham proved that you don’t need mountains of bait to catch big fish when he landed this 7lb 7oz chub from the River Lea.The 63-year-old vice president of the Barbel Society, opted for a no feed approach, instead casting a running lead rig with just a large chunk of hair-rigged meat into his swim at Kings Weir in Hertfordshire. ...

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