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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

Prolific cod sport continues

THE prolific cod sport off the south coast has continued with Rupert Harris catching this 33lb 2oz specimen. After taking a spot aboard the Fair Chance charter boat running out of Dungeness, Kent, the keen sea angler was taken to a deep mark two miles offshore from the Kerton Road hotspot. In the opening stages his tip refused to budge, ...

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  • 14 January 2013

37lb 8oz cod taken off the Hampshire coast

THE unprecedented glut of big cod being caught from the UK coastline has continued this week with the capture of this 37lb 8oz giant. The fish, which is the biggest to be taken from angling boats out of Portsmouth for as long as the skippers there can remember, is one of five 30lb-plus fish taken in a a golden seven-day ...

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  • 07 January 2013

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