TWO pals topped a catch of over 30 prime grayling topped by a 3 lb 1 oz specimen.

Dennis 3lb.1oz Grayling  Jan 2015

The 3 lb 1 oz beauty fell to 66-year-old security officer Dennis Bird from Pagham in West Sussex.

Mike Holcombe, 74, from Godalming, Surrey, chipped in with a 2 lb 8 oz specimen as they shared eight fish over the 2 lb barrier on a southern river, using trotted maggots on a size 14 hook to 3 lb line.

This is just a short version of the story – read Angler’s Mail magazine every Tuesday for latest news, tips and where to fish. It’s an essential part of a keen angler’s week.


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