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37lb 8oz cod taken off the Hampshire coast

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Angling Times,
07 January 2013 14:39

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 ...

Kayak caught record cod

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Angling Times, 24 December 2012 13:39

WHEN Dan Richards paddled off in his kayak from Sandgate Beach near Folkestone the last thing he expected was to return a UK record holder. Well that’s exactly what happened to the 38-year-old from Kent when he landed this superb 29lb 10oz cod and smashed his previous best by more than 20lb. Kayak fishing is a method many anglers dare ...

Biggest cod for 20 years landed!

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Angling Times, 08 February 2012 12:56

A sea angler who had never caught a cod before is celebrating this week after landing what many are already hailing as ‘the fish of 2012’. Chris Proctor took the hugely impressive 43lb 7oz giant – the biggest cod taken anywhere in the UK for almost 20 years – after joining a group of friends aboard the Deep Blue charter ...

Cod fishing sport hits top form

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Angling Times, 15 December 2011 16:24

The cod fishing season has arrived and a number of the nation’s best marks have finally hit top form. Fish to over 30lb have been caught at various areas, with marks in the South East corner of England currently topping the bill, with impressive shore and boat catches being taken. Venues that have been almost devoid of the species in ...

Cod PB smashed in fine style!

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Angling Times, 09 December 2011 10:18

“When it first came up I thought I had caught a baby dolphin!” Those are the words of delighted sea angler Kevin Bailey-Green after he had landed this fat 22lb 8oz cod while fishing from his own boat at a mark in the eastern Solent. Kevin, who lives at Cowplain in Hampshire, tempted his new personal best with a squid ...

Cockatil bait works wonders for Dave

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Angling Times, 22 November 2011 10:20

A fishing trip out of Folkestone, Kent proved fruitful for Ashford boat angler Dave Wilson, 48, who is seen here holding a 19lb 2oz cod that he caught from a private veesel. A big bait approach worked for Dave, who put his faith in a cocktail made from four lugworms and a large squid. He said: “ I still can’t get over ...

Big cod heads list of bumper catches

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Angling Times, 16 November 2011 14:51

Boat anglers are enjoying a bonanza due to the fact that the summer fish haven’t quit the coast because of the warm weather, and the winter species have moved in boosting everyone’s fishing prospects. Mark Davey from Milton Keynes proves the point with this 23lb cod, caught from the Weymouth-based Duchess II on a squid mackerel cocktail fished on a Pennell rig. ...

Cod and bass provide hectic mid-Channel sport

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Angling Times, 24 October 2011 17:16

Dover angler Paul Collingwood enjoyed a brilliant mixed bag while fishing aboard his own boat over the Texaco Caribbean shipwreck on the Varne Bank in the middle of the English Channel. As well as taking a number of bass to a best of 9lb, he also boated this cod weighing 8lb. A red Sidewinder shad proved the winning lure for Paul.  

Huge cod, followed by a big bass!

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Angling Times, 17 October 2011 11:45

Here’s concrete proof that the big cod have returned to the south coast of Ireland. Arnaud Briere, a visitor from The Liberty Peche Club in France, is holding aloft a 24lb 6oz beauty caught on a soft lure while fishing from one of the Bellavista, self-drive boats at Cobh, County Cork. Just to top things off, Arnaud later added a stunning ...

Big cod falls to leadhead lure

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Angling Times, 26 August 2011 09:34

Working a leadhead lure in 240ft of water is hard work, but Paignton SAC member Tim Bird made light of it when he hit this superbly-marked 28lb cod. The Devon angler caught the imperssive fish from a wreck while fishing with Kevin Tate, skipper of the Anne Clare out of the south Devon port Torquay. For all the latest tips, ...

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