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French 86lb mirror in last hours of holiday

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Angling Times,
06 May 2015 10:01

Just two hours before the end of a tricky week-long session in France, Dave Smith hooked into this giant mirror weighing 86lb 7oz.“I felt like a Derby winner with four cameras clicking away as I held it up,” said the 53-year-old tackle-shop worker.“I’d only had a 33lb 8oz common during the week and I’d describe the fishing as moderate to ...

Secret lake's huge roach

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Angling Times, 06 May 2015 09:52

An untapped day-ticket lake has been uncovered as one of UK’s top roach angling hotspots following the capture of dozens of specimen fish.Anglers have flocked to Springwater Fishery in Ayrshire in recent weeks after news came to light that huge roach to almost 3lb were being caught on a daily basis, sparking venue comparisons with Stranraer redfin superwater, Lochnaw Fishery. The ...

Second White Acres title for Paul Holland

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Angling Times, 05 May 2015 14:54

Paul Holland has taken his second White Acres festival title in a matter of weeks after triumphing in the Dynamite Baits Festival last week – after a nine-year wait for a title at the Cornish venue.The Guru-backed matchman ended the week as the only angler to score a perfect four section wins.Reading-based Paul’s week didn’t start too well with only ...

Ton-up at Ridgeway Fisheries

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Angling Times, 05 May 2015 12:10

With temperatures rising weights have started to soar on the Cotswold’s Ridgeway Fisheries with anglers filling 100lb-plus nets of carp and silvers.The four interlinking canal pools, known as Walters Lake are where all the action is taking place and with 73 pegs to choose from you won’t be without a swim if you’re a day-ticket angler. What’s more the lake ...

Carp and silverfish galore at Toft Farm Fisheries

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Angling Times, 05 May 2015 11:53

Warwickshire's Fisheries is a perfect example of a simple yet effective modern commercial fishery. Its two identical, tear-drop shaped lakes are divided into carp and silverfish waters so you can guarantee you’ll catch exactly what you set out for this weekend. Whether it’s a club match where 100lb of carp is needed to win, or simply a winter session after ...

Head to Westlands Lake to bag up on F1s

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Angling Times, 05 May 2015 11:48

Much like the recent weather, the F1 fishing has been hotting up at Westland’s Lakes and anglers have been cashing in with bags up to 200lb from the complex’s Little Tench and Island Ponds. F1s to 6lb 12oz have even been banked from the margins on the prolific Middle Lake. Visitors are enjoying some cracking sport on the other five ...

Strike silver at Portland Waters

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Angling Times, 05 May 2015 11:39

We might be six weeks into the river shutdown, but anglers who want to catch chub can still get their fix from stillwaters up and down the country. Take Portland Waters in Nottinghamshire, for example. At first sight this complex near Newark appears to be your typical commercial fishery but recent catches here are more like those you would expect ...

Personal best smashed with 50lb 4oz mirror

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Angling Times, 05 May 2015 10:50

Dave Payne doubled his personal best with his first fish from the notoriously tricky St Ives complex.Targeting Shallow Pit on the sprawling Cambridgeshire venue, Dave turned up for an overnight session and caught the lake’s biggest resident, Colin, at 50lb 4oz.Dave told Angling Times: “The lake was at its busiest and there was only one swim spare. I tried to ...

One bite - an 11lb 7oz tench

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Angling Times, 05 May 2015 10:25

A 30-year quest for a double-figure tench ended in success for Steve Andrew when the only bite of his first ever session on a new venue produced this huge 11lb 7oz specimen.In a capture that’s sure to inspire many anglers to begin their 2015 tench campaigns, the new personal best rewarded all of his years of hard work and dedication ...

Lee Valley giant caught for first time in 29 months

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Angling Times, 01 May 2015 15:03

The “best common in the Lee Valley” has been caught for the first time in nearly two and a half years.Tango, which resides in Jerry Hammond’s Carthagena Fishery in Hertfordshire, had evaded capture since 2012 before it slipped up to Mark Smith at 45lb 6oz.“Tango has been on the missing list for 29 months since I last caught it,” said ...

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