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Monster cod top 80lb

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Angling Times,
27 April 2015 09:41

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 ...

Prolific cod sport continues

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Angling Times, 14 January 2013 10:12

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.  

Cod to over 20lb taken from inshore marks

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Angling Times, 09 August 2011 16:05

You don't need to motor miles offshore to distant wrecks to catch big cod, as Sholto Heaton proved when he tempted this sensational 21lb specimen from a small broken wreck lying in Falmouth Bay off the Cornish coast. Sholto worked an artificial lure close to the wreckage to get the all-important bite while fishing with his friend Dave Taylor aboard his mate's ...

'Explosion' of cod greeted with mixed response

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Anonymous, 15 June 2011 11:33

An explosion of cod in Ireland has been met with mixed response with ‘rod and line’ anglers celebrating but the commercial boys left with frustration due to quota limits. The huge numbers of fish in the Celtic Sea has astonished both fishermen and marine scientists but bumper catches are now benefiting only French and British trawler operators. Such has been ...

Thames estuary cod reappearing and offering great sport

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Sea Angler, 07 April 2011 13:32

After several weeks of not showing, the Thames estuary cod have reappeared with Kent angler Keith Slater (68) taking five fish during a recent trip out. Keith used a lugworm hookbait tipped with small slivers of unwashed squid and was targeting a wartime wreck lying east of the Isle of Sheppey. Another two cod slipped his hooks during the session.

Offshore cod sport still providing good fishing

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Sea Angler, 01 April 2011 16:09

Inshore cod may have quit the coast for now, but offshore sport continues to be buoyant, with anglers taking prime late spring specimens like this 14-pounder from deepwater wrecks. It was caught by Somerset angler Andy Evans when he fished a soft lure from the deck of the Plymouth, Devon-based charterboat ‘Sea Angler 2’, skippered by Malcolm Jones.  

Session fishing for dab ends with great cod haul

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Sea Angler, 03 March 2011 11:02

Boat fishing along the north Kent coast has been pretty grim of late, but a short window in the weather allowed Keith Slater, skipper of Don’t Panic out of Chatham, to get out and see what was feeding. One of the best catches on what should have been a dab fishing trip was taken by 74-year-old High Halstow, Kent-based angler ...


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