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    My Pilgrimage to Tancabesti Lake

    I’ve been to this oasis before and it was love at first sight, a real coup de foudre, the lake playing the role of the mysterious, exotic stranger. Simply irresistible. I wasn’t ready though back then. Too young, too undisciplined, had no proper equipment whatsoever. Watching the big boys doing their angling business made me […] More

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    A father’s legacy

    It’s not easy being a father. A pillar in your child’s life. Always there to provide (whether physical or emotional), no matter how hard or challenging that may be. It’s certainly wasn’t easy for my friend, Maradona, the angler (of whom I’ve spoken before). To be separated from your children, due to the whims of […] More

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    Winter Fishing – The Ugly Truth

    Paul Codman looks at the reality of cold-water carping. Freezing temperatures, mud, short days and long nights, and of course only the remotest chance of actually seeing a fish on the bank. Let’s not romanticise, shall we? Winter fishing is hard, really hard. If you’re embarking on a winter session or a campaign, you are […] More

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    Brace Of PBs

      The big ’un was next – a lovely old mirror of 36¼lb By Ben Leuty Ben has a right result as the carp wake up in a Cambridgeshire lake. As I sit here and begin to write this, the reality of the past weekend’s session still hasn’t really sunk in. How the gruelling long, […] More

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    Keep The Faith!

    Greg Ellis is reminded that sticking to what you know is usually the best course when times are hard. Now we’re in winter mode and it’s acceptable to slow up on your catch rate compared to the previous few months, it’s still worth putting in that little extra effort on your sessions. It’s also very […] More

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    The Forgotten Fish

    Simon Crow details a piece of northern carping history which has been tragically lost. With lots of anglers currently talking about otters after the Countryfile program aired on BBC1 last week, I thought it was the perfect time to write some background story of an amazing carp which was recently lost to our furry friends. […] More

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    Catchin’ ’Em

    I was blown away by this stunning creature – 42¼lb and a new PB By Chris Holmes Bonesy finds cold-watersuccess at a new venue. Like many of you reading this I only have a very limited amount of time to get the bank. That means we have to work that little bit harder and not […] More

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    A Bit On The Rare Side

    The sun’s rays shone on me By Tim Childs Tim’s autumn campaign gets off to a cracking start. After a successful summer fishing a 40-acre East Midlands gravel pit and with the autumn just around the corner, I decided to return once more to my favoured North West mere and pursue the last few old […] More

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    The Perfect Pair

    The Look At The Length Fish – 46lb 3oz of Cotswold Water Park magic By John Claridge John Claridge’s season-long campaign on a Cotswold Water Park venue comes to a satisfying conclusion. I always look forward to October as it has been my big-fish month in the past and I hoped this one would treat […] More

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    Hardwick Haul

    It didn’t take long for the rod to go again, this time with the Lake’s biggest common at 35¾lb By Jack Funnell Jack Funnell bags a trio of thirties from the Linear Fisheries venue. I have been fishing Hardwick Lake for the past few weeks and thoroughly enjoying myself too. I love the Linear Fisheries […] More

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    What A Weekend!

    Frimley Pit 3 By Les Bowers A gamble pays off for Les Bowers as he enjoys his best ever session on Frimley Pit 3. What a 44 hours’ fishing that just turned out to be! The other week I’d mentioned to Nigel Sharp the next time I was down at Frimley Pit 3 I was […] More

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    One Of The A-Team

    Boomerang at 39½lb By Stuart Medway Stuart Medway gets lucky – in more ways than one! It all started when I had a ticket for the lake next door, though I hadn’t done a lot of time on the lake throughout the year, as it was notorious for being a headbanger. I fished the lake […] More

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