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Norfolk man lands 700lb Fraser River sturgeon

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Angling Times,
02 September 2014 09:54

The annual salmon run has begun on Canada’s Fraser River prompting the start of the sturgeon fishing season - and for Norfolk based angler Stuart Attenborough it meant doing battle with a 700lb specimen.The river at Chilliwack, British Columbia, attracts hundreds of anglers from across the globe every year in search of monsters in excess of 1,000lb but Stuart was ...

4lb 1oz perch shows what canals can offer

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Angling Times, 02 September 2014 09:50

Teenage angler Jack Hosier proved that canals are home to much more than just small silverfish when he banked this 4lb 1oz perch from the Grand Union Canal.Targeting a stretch close to his Hertfordshire base, the 16-year-old presented a gudgeon livebait close in.The impressive predator – which he beat his previous perch best by over 1lb 8oz – took his ...

New match allows anglers to use just 30 maggots!

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Angling Times, 02 September 2014 09:43

What would you do if you were allowed just thirty maggots to fish a match with? That’s the dilemma facing competitors in a new type of event at two Yorkshire fisheries, Aston Park in Sheffield and Woodhouse Mill in Huddersfield.  The ‘Thirty Maggot Challenge’ consists of a one, two or three hour sprint to score points, with different species of ...

Trio of double figure bream topped by 17lb 2oz specimen

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Angling Times, 01 September 2014 10:03

A run of blanks on a tough Midlands pit came to a welcome end for James Champkin when he netted trio of double figure bream – this huge 17lb 2oz specimen the highlight.The Norfolk-based all-rounder had been fishing the venue on and off since the end of May with only a 9lb 8oz slab to show for his efforts. But ...

16lb 1oz specimen tops big week for barbel

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Angling Times, 01 September 2014 09:53

The nation’s barbel anglers have taken advantage of the improving conditions this week with a number rivers hitting top form again.The biggest specimen was caught by Luke Ayling who landed a fish of 16lb 1oz during an overnight session on the River Thames.Just days earlier the Oxfordshire-based rod had landed a 14lb 3oz barbel from a local stretch of the ...

Big zander taken on fly

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Angling Times, 29 August 2014 14:00

Catching predators on fly fishing tackle seems to be growing ever popular and England Lure Team Member Sam Edmonds proved how successful it can be when he landed this 10lb 8oz zander.The Abu Garcia sponsored angler spent a day with his dad Gary on Cambridgeshire’s Grafham Water. The pair landed two other zeds weighing 10lb 1oz and 9lb 12oz all ...

Prebaiting rewarded with 14lb 3oz Thames barbel

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Anonymous, 29 August 2014 12:09

Luke Ayling’s determination and effort on the River Thames were rewarded with the capture of this superb 14lb 3oz barbel.The Oxfordshire-based rod had prebaited a local stretch of the waterway for over a month with Lone Angler Sausage Sizzle pellets.His first outing produced a trio of chub to over 6lb, but just days later he returned during horrendous conditions and ...

Huge River Avon barbel pulls rod from rest

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Angling Times, 28 August 2014 10:41

This 13lb 8oz barbel was caught by James Champkin during a session on the Hampshire Avon.His first day on the river only produced a chub of 5lb 1oz but on the second day the Norfolk-based all-rounder baited two swims with a mix of hemp, pellets and 10mm boilies.“After no action in the first swim I moved to my second prebaited ...

Eels galore on the River Soar

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Angling Times, 28 August 2014 09:58

A RiverFest qualifier turned into ‘eelfest’ for the 60 matchmen involved after a number of specimen eels were netted.The event, which took place on the River Soar at Sutton Bonington, Leicestershire, saw numerous eels to over 5lb landed as well as several others lost by anglers fishing for small silvers. Brian Rigby banked the biggest of the lot in the ...

A Real Chance To Bag 600lb Of Carp At Alders Farm

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Angling Times, 27 August 2014 17:29

IF YOU fancy a bagging session this weekend than my advice is to head to Alders Farm Fishery. Anglers visiting the Buckinghamshire venue this summer are leaving with aching arms as nets as big as 600lb have been featuring in both matches and pleasure sessions. There are seven lakes at this prolific venue but the biggest weights have been coming ...


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