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Farewell to angling pioneer

FRANK GUTTFIELD, an early pioneer of modern specimen angling and former Angler’s Mail columnist, has died at his home near Marlow, Buckinghamshire, aged 75. Frank, alongside contemporaries like Richard Walker,…

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Carp Society in chaos

THE Carp Society is in turmoil following a complaint to the Serious Fraud Office in one of the biggest debacles ever to hit angling in the UK. Once the biggest…

Hebb tench

Early bird strikes monster fish!

OLD fashioned tactics combined with pre-dawn starts proved they can still be deadly as Colin Hebb recorded two stunning specimens of different species. Firstly market trader Colin – who is…

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Monster catfish to lady angler!

The maritime area of the Petit Rhône in southern France was the setting for experienced big fish hunter Babs Kijewski’s new catfish personal best of 2.49 metres. Her monster, based…

Drew Dearden

Record canal zander

DREW DEARDEN was after pike on the Chesterfield Canal when he latched into his first ever zander – this venue record 9 lb specimen. The 22-year-old from Doncaster, South Yorkshire,…

carp lead story

Britain’s biggest carp

BRITAIN’S biggest known carp has been caught again – and is creeping back towards her highest weight. After coming out twice in the spring at just over 62 lb, The…

Tench

Fourth 14 lb tench in three weeks!

  There hadn’t been a genuine 14-pounder reported for five years… but like buses, three have come along almost at once and latest captor Stuart Harbour was chuffed with his…

Chris Bromley

Biggest tench ever caught – Top 10 list

In March this year, the Angling Trust updated their record lists for species in conjunction with specialist angling groups. The list provided by the Tenchfishers, was typical in having fish…

Josh Fisher

Fourth double-figure tench of summer

JOSH FISHER matted his fourth double-figure tench of the season when he matted this 10 lb 2 oz tinca from a new local stillwater. The full-time tattoo artist from Norwich,…