British zander record survives by the skin of its teeth

KIERAN ROCHE came within 2 oz of making history with this 21 lb 3 oz monster. Kieran’s giant was so close to the British zander record. The 29-year-old nudged the British zander record when he tempted the fish from the River Severn on a white shad lure. Coventry, West Midlands-based Kieran, who works for Jaguar […]

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Huge pike on floating bread meant for carp!

SPENCER KING got an almighty surprise when this 31 lb pike snapped up his crust. The surprise snapper came on floating bread at Leggett Lakes on the Kingscote Estate in West Sussex. Spencer was seeking carp at the £20-a-day water. His cousin, Ashley Pearman, said: “It was a total shock that Spencer caught a 31 […]

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Tackle shops unite to create fresh AIR fishing group

TEN of the country’s top fishing shops have come together to form the Association of Independent Retailers that could take on the dominance of Angling Direct. The Tackle Box in Kent is one of the well-respected stores in the new AIR fishing trade group. The AIR fishing trade group –  the Association of Independent Retailers […]

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Best barbel river shows its potential on other reaches

THE River Trent has shown glimpses of its true potential on areas well upstream from the intensively fished lower hotspots. Widely rated as the current best barbel river in the country, three latest catches show the less busy middle and upper reaches are well worth fishing. The biggest ‘whisker’ was recorded with a super summer […]

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