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Steve Cliff was amongst big Elstow carp as it had to close for lockdown.

The 60-year-old’s catch came from at Elstow Fishery complex in Bedfordshire, at the time when venues were just beginning to close. Steve, who is head bailiff on Elstow, explained: “I…

Paul Viner admires his 53-pounder from The Avenue.

Paul visited on The Avenue, making amends on his last trip when it produced this 53 lb mirror. Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands-based Paul, 48, recorded ‘Andy’s Fish’ for the first…