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Monster cod top 80lb

UK anglers have been flying the flag high in Norway by boating countless specimens to over 80lb in what has been a record year for the species.Fishing off the island of Soroya - an area renowned for its huge skrei cod which can reach sizes up to a staggering 100lb-plus - Newcastle based rod Matthew Lowery, was one of the ...

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  • 27 April 2015

21lb 12oz cod wins match for tackle boss

Sea fishing matches often require anglers to scratch around for small fish to record a winning weight but Craig Butler decided to think big during a recent club competition and was rewarded with this monster 20lb 12oz cod.Fishing a West Coast & Watchet SAC contest on what local’s call ‘White Mark’ in Minehead, Somerset the Westcoast Tackle boss targeted a spot ...

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  • 20 February 2015

Mighty 91lb cod is the biggest of the season

The biggest cod of the season has been landed in the form of this record shaking 91lb specimen.The monster fish was caught by Danish angler Tommy Neumann from the Norwegian resort of Soroya and follows the recent capture of numerous 70lb-plus fish from the region, including an 83lber boated by European angler Peter Fors, reported in the Angling Times just ...

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  • 17 April 2014

83lb cod heralds start of fishing season

The Norwegian cod fishing season got off to one of the best starts on record after a spate of huge fish were landed within days of opening - including this whopping 83lb specimen.The giant fish was landed by European angler Peter Fors from the Northern resort of Soroya and follows the capture of 80 other fish weighing over the 40lb-barrier ...

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  • 31 March 2014

Bristol Channel cod boated at 31lb 5oz

This huge 31lb 5oz cod was caught by Hayden Scamp from a popular North Somerset sea fishing mark.The Gloucestershire-based rod was enjoying a trip aboard Shaun Anning’s charter boat, ‘Seafire’ when the specimen took his frozen black lug and squid bait from a spot near Watchet in the Bristol Channel. The fish followed a number of big cod captures recorded ...

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  • 22 January 2014

Winter cod at their biggest

Sea fishing charter skippers say that this winter has been one of the best they can ever remember following a spate of 30lb-plus cod hitting the decks of several boats.The Bristol Channel and the Isle of Wight have thrown up the biggest fish, the highlight of which was a 36lb specimen taken by Andrew Turrell from the Bristol Channel. It ...

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  • 13 January 2014

World cod record broken

THE world cod record has been broken with the capture of the first ever 100lb-plus example of the species. Weighing a staggering 47kg (103.6lb), it was landed by German angler Michael Eisele who struggled to hold the immense fish aloft after boating it from the famous Soröya fishing camp in Norway. It is the pinnacle of a run of over-sized ...

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  • 17 May 2013

3lb cod wins angler a brand new car

FOR MANY anglers a 3lb fish isn’t exactly a catch of a lifetime but to Karl Wiepcke, the 3lb 7oz cod that he caught in last week’s European Open Beach Championship was the most memorable fish he will ever land…because it won him a brand new car and a pocketful of cash! Karl took the modest fish during the three-day ...

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  • 27 March 2013

Best cod sport for years say experts

THE unprecedented run of big cod has continued this week with two fish over the 40lb-barrier caught from along the south coast. Experts have claimed the past 12-months have produced the best sport for the species in several decades, and Dominic Camilleri backed-up this bold statement when he landed a 40lb 12oz specimen from Shoreham, East Sussex. The West Sussex-based ...

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  • 28 January 2013

Benyon hails cod quota decision

Discussions to decide quotas for trawlermen for the coming year have been hailed a success by Fisheries Minister Richard Benyon after they were kept at the same level. Commercial fishermen faced the prospect of a 20 per cent cut on the amount of cod they could catch in the North Sea but that threat has now been removed. In a ...

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  • 24 January 2013

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