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Matrix Bait Alignas Facebook competition winners

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Angling Times,
28 July 2014 16:41

Congratulations to the following eight winners:Simon Medd from ClevelandAsif Baig from BradfordRobert Jordan from DurhamTony Steven Davies from WalesDavid Wilsher from BuckinghamshireJay Jones from WalesGillian Burden from ColchesterAndy Koszler from Bristol  You have each won two packs of the new Matrix Bait Alignas plus five packs of their new Carp Bander hooks in the latest Angling Times Facebook competition. Your prizes will be ...

2lb-plus roach from River Thames and Hampshire Avon

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Angling Times, 28 July 2014 10:33

Barbel and chub have dominated the headlines since the start of season but this week has seen a string of huge roach caught from two of the nation’s waterways.River fishing fanatic, Kevin Palmer, banked five specimens over 2lb from the Hampshire Avon with the biggest topping the scales at an impressive 2lb 5oz.Specimen redfins are notoriously hard to catch, so ...

33lb mirror carp from The Quarry

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Angling Times, 25 July 2014 15:08

A 36-hour session on The Quarry in Essex produced this 33-pounder known as Radish.Captor Luke Vallory also managed another half a dozen carp to 24lb 8oz after targeting a soft clear area at 70yrds.The 23-year-old from Welwyn Garden City presented a Sticky Krill wafter on simple blowback rig made with Korda N-Trap and a size six wide-gap hook. He also ...

385lb stingray from Thai river

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Angling Times, 25 July 2014 14:33

Dr Zeb Hogan endured a mammoth hour long fight before finally beating this 385lb-plus stingray from the Mae Klong River in western Thailand. The presenter of National Geographic’s Monster Fish television programme caught the huge specimen, which measured 1.8m in width and almost 4m in length, while filming with the Fishsiam guiding company.Rick Humphreys, owner of Fishsiam, said: “We have ...

New personal best 16lb bream from Nene Valley

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Angling Times, 25 July 2014 14:30

Carp anglers often regard bream as a ‘nuisance species’ – but not Martyn Fisher as he altered his approach after spotting some slabs in his swim and struck gold with this new pb of 16lb.He was targeting the carp in a Nene Valley syndicate water when he spotted a few big bream in the margins, so he decided to introduce ...

Back in the swim after ten years for 6lb 2oz chub

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Angling Times, 25 July 2014 14:25

Paul Calow’s first session on running water in over a decade produced this 6lb 2oz chub from the River Wye. It was the first time the sales director from Oxford had fished the famous Herefordshire waterway, and he did so under the expert guidance of angling guide Kenny Parsons.Paul said: “It really was a session of firsts for me. The ...

Newlyweds bank Ebro catfish to 216lb

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Angling Times, 25 July 2014 14:16

A newly married couple celebrated their honeymoon by catching some huge catfish from Spain’s River Ebro system, this 216lb the highlight.The fish, which measured 2.16m in length, set a new record for the Riba Roja reservoir section and fell to Philip Tancock, who fished a whole squid bait. His wife Emma also got in on the action during the trip ...

10lb 2oz eel from White Acres!

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Angling Times, 24 July 2014 09:24

A record shaking eel has been caught from a popular Cornish holiday venue.The 10lb 2oz fish – which is just 1lb short of the British best for the species – was landed by Luke Jones while targeting the catfish in Pats Pool on the White Acres complex.The local rod had threaded five whole lobworms on to a size 4 ESP ...

Trent barbel personal best is worth a soaking

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Angling Times, 23 July 2014 10:41

Donovan Stowe braved torrential rain and was duly rewarded with a new personal best barbel from the River Trent.The 15lb 11oz specimen was taken by the Nottingham-based 33-year-old on a piece of luncheon meat mounted on a size 8 Fox hook and a 20lb Gardner braided hooklink, and beat his previous pb for the species of 14lb.He said: “I’ve never ...

Two 7lb chub just days apart

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Angling Times, 23 July 2014 10:30

Just days after catching his first 7lb-plus chub, Lee Swords has added a second over the magical barrier to his name in the form of this 7lb 2oz specimen.The Sheffield-based head chef was supposed to have been taking part in a charity match on the River Wye but as he was unable to get away for the full weekend and ...

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