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Brit angler breaks world cod record

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Angling Times,
14 March 2016 14:04

This picture shows the biggest ever shore-caught cod, weighing 66lb 8oz.Sea fishing fanatic Tom Ascott made angling history when he won a battle against the odds by hauling it up through the deep, icy waters of Saltstraumen in Norway.The venue boasts the world’s strongest tidal current, with water moving at up to 25 knots...and the cod used this to its ...

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 ...

21lb 12oz cod wins match for tackle boss

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Angling Times, 20 February 2015 14:18

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 ...

Mighty 91lb cod is the biggest of the season

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Angling Times, 17 April 2014 16:54

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 ...

83lb cod heralds start of fishing season

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Angling Times, 31 March 2014 09:42

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 ...

Bristol Channel cod boated at 31lb 5oz

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Angling Times, 22 January 2014 10:21

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 ...

Winter cod at their biggest

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Angling Times, 13 January 2014 10:04

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 ...

World cod record broken

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Angling Times, 17 May 2013 14:01

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 ...

Best cod sport for years say experts

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Angling Times, 28 January 2013 09:42

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 ...

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, ...

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