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Anglers lose count of 2lb-plus perch at Blithfield Reservoir

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Angling Times,
21 November 2014 10:39

“It was some of the best perch fishing I’ve ever experienced, but is still just the tip of the iceberg.” These are the words of well-known specimen hunter Gary Knowles who was one of the lucky anglers to take part in the first ever perch trials at Blithfield Reservoir which saw over 900 fish landed. Eight boats, each carrying two anglers, ...

18lb 6oz barbel is a record on the River Dove

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Angling Times, 21 November 2014 10:33

The seemingly endless run of huge barbel from rivers nation-wide has continued this week with a series of personal best fish hitting the bank topped by new River Dove record of 18lb 6oz.Jim Ufton landed the specimen, which beat his old pb of 17lb 6oz and upped the venue best by 2oz, during a short evening session on the waterway.The ...

British dace record shaker from the River Test

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Angling Times, 20 November 2014 09:34

The River Test comes in to its silverfish peak at this time of year and Bryan Jarrett made the most of it when he caught this 1lb 2oz specimen.Fishing the waterway under the guidance of big fish enthusiast Andy Little, the Hinders of Swindon boss used a maggot feeder attack with an 0.13mm hooklength to a size 18 hook.Roach, grayling ...

Brace of 3lb-plus perch from Southampton venue

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Angling Times, 20 November 2014 09:31

This cracking brace of perch weighing 3lb 14oz and 3lb 10oz were caught by Andy Cribb during a six hour session at a venue in Sholing near Southampton.The local rod used groundbait feeders filled with Van Den Eynde Expo groundbait mixed with lake water and Predator Plus liquid and laced with maggots, casters, chopped worm and CC Moore frozen bloodworm.This ...

Grafham yields personal-best 3lb perch

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Angling Times, 20 November 2014 09:23

A first time visit to Cambridgeshire’s Grafham Water resulted in this stunning 3lb 11oz personal best perch for young specimen angler Ollie Jenkinson.Fishing with his boat partner Tom Finney, the pair anchored up close to one of the towers on the 1,500 acre Cambridgeshire venue and started off jigging for perch and zander. With no action by midday, the Bedfordshire-based ...

Big week for barbel topped by new Severn record

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Angling Times, 17 November 2014 09:29

A huge 16lb 11oz River Severn record barbel has been caught this week by Kevin Gittins during an evening session.It smashed the previous river record by 6oz and took over 25 minutes to land after picking up Kevin’s double boilie hookbait.“It ripped 40 metres off braid off my reel and then fought like a big carp for around 15 minutes until ...

Shock 40lb park lake pike

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Angling Times, 17 November 2014 09:24

A £2.50 a day park lake has thrown up a shock 40lb pike for a novice predator angler.In a classic case of beginner’s luck, Rob Hall landed the massive specimen from Ringwood Lake in Chesterfield, having only fished for the species a handful of times before. The 28-year-old local man was targeting the council-owned venue for the first time in ...

450 miles for a new barbel personal best

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Angling Times, 14 November 2014 09:45

Marcus Weaver broke his personal best barbel twice in the space of six weeks after making a second 450-mile round trip to the River Trent.Weighing 15lb 4oz, the Three Foot Twitch consultant’s latest fish beat his previous best of 14lb 4oz which was landed from the same venue the last time he visited back in September. The South Wales rod tempted ...

New personal best pike for comedian

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Angling Times, 14 November 2014 09:42

Comedian Paul Whitehouse took part in a charity event on Dorset’s Royalty Fishery where he landed this personal best 26lb pike.Star of TV sitcoms such as Harry Enfield & Chums and The Fast Show, Paul was fishing as part of a ‘win a day’s angling with a celebrity’ competition in order to help raise money for Guilford based, Cherry Trees ...

Trent barbel rattles venue record at 19lb 1oz

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Angling Times, 14 November 2014 09:36

Two chunks of luncheon meat and a blade of grass is all Daniel Jamson required to land the fish of a lifetime in the form of this record-shaking 19lb 1oz barbel.The monster specimen, caught from an undisclosed stretch of the River Trent, is the biggest landed this season for the species and is just three ounces short of the current ...

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