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River Trent produces stunning 14lb 2oz barbel

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Angling Times,
06 July 2015 14:40

The opening of the river season was a resounding success for Aaron Yosuf, who banked a 20lb carp and three double-figure barbel – with this stunning 14lb 2oz example topping the lot.  The 39-year-old caught all four fish during a 12-hour session on a fast-flowing stretch of the River Trent near Nottingham. Baiting up with grub and shrimp-flavoured boilies, it ...

30 years’ know-how pays off with 6lb eel

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Angling Times, 06 July 2015 13:01

Steve Pitts has dedicated more than 30 years’ fishing just to specimen eels, and he put his vast knowledge of the species to good use when he banked this impressive 6lb 5oz fish.The 57-year-old, from Manton, Rutland, fooled the fish during a session at an undisclosed southern stillwater when he legered a lobworm over a bed of maggots that he ...

Fishing show 'Tight lines' ends

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Angling Times, 06 July 2015 12:29

The news that Matt Hayes will be hosting a new BBC fishing show was sadly offset with the revelation that popular angling show Tight Lines will end after 20 years of being shown on Sky Sports. Star names from coarse, sea and game angling have joined presenter Keith Arthur in the studio for two decades, but the final instalment will ...

Matt Hayes to host new BBC fishing show

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Angling Times, 06 July 2015 12:08

Fishing is back on the BBC after bosses revealed that a brand new show starring one of the sport’s biggest names is set to hit our screens. The corporation has revealed that BBC Two will be the new home of the series that currently has the working title of ‘The Big Fish’ and stars angling legend Matt Hayes. Some of ...

24 to 11lb 1oz tench from water with untapped tinca potential

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Angling Times, 06 July 2015 06:30

Darran Goulder’s run of form for tench continued when he enjoyed a red-letter session at a venue whose stocks of the species are largely unknown. The Shimano-backed specialist admitted that at times he couldn’t keep a bait in the water when he banked no fewer than 24 tench, the best tipping the scales at 11lb 1oz, during a 48-hour session. ...

Lindholme boss urges meat ban on fisheries

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Angling Times, 05 July 2015 08:30

The owner of a top commercial fishery is urging every venue in the country to follow his lead and ban meat, while claiming the introduction of the rule has transformed the venue’s fortunes. Doncaster’s Lindholme Lakes outlawed the popular bait a year ago, after scientific studies suggested that the bait could adversely affect fish health and water quality, Owner Neil Grantham ...

Pair of 5lb-plus eels to roach deadbaits

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Angling Times, 04 July 2015 08:30

Eel fishing ace Barry McConnell showed why he’s one of the best when he banked a brace of specimens both weighing over 5lb.Fish weighing 5lb 15oz and 5lb 10oz fell to the angler from Derbyshire when he targeted a stillwater in south Manchester that he’d never fished before.The bigger fish of the two was taken on a Dyson rig with ...

Scotland Troutmasters reports for week-ending July 3rd, 2015

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Trout Fisherman, 03 July 2015 13:51

Forbes of Kingennie, Tayside As temperatures continue to rise the evening fly hatches are becoming very prolific. Fish are very preoccupied on caenis at times, and there have also been some big sedges on the water bringing some exciting chases and swirls. When they haven’t been on the surface it has paid to go much deeper as the fish seek ...

Wales Troutmasters reports for week-ending July 3rd, 2015

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Trout Fisherman, 03 July 2015 13:49

Cwm Hedd Lakes, GwentDespite anglers being advised that it's very hard fishing, most have caught fish this week. The point of the island has been particularly productive, with Luke Thomas taking one and returning 10 on Sunday on Buzzers and Damsels. Roger Harry took one, returned six and lost three on his first visit of the week using an Epoxy ...

England Troutmasters reports for week-ending July 3rd, 2015

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Trout Fisherman, 03 July 2015 13:43

Avington Trout Fishery, HampshireThe fishing has become noticeably more difficult in the current hot conditions. The mornings are still as productive as ever with plenty of fish being caught in the first couple of hours. All three lakes produced fish comfortably into double-figures. The biggest fish was a 13lb 10oz rainbow from lake one by N. Bristow, closely followed by ...

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