...catch mo­ments

Angling Times (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

AN­GLING Times fea­tures staff are often on the spot when a mo­men­tous catch is made. Here we re­call six very spe­cial mo­ments.

Mega Nene haul

Each year a huge shoal of bream con­gre­gates in the town cen­tre stretch of the Nene in Peter­bor­ough. In 2014 river reg­u­lar Mike Far­rar banked a colos­sal 350lb-plus for the An­gling TImes cam­eras.

Bleak bag­ging

Our snap­per could barely keep up with the pace when Hadrian Whit­tle put an in­cred­i­ble 70lb of bleak in the net – more than 2,000 fish!

Clum­ber de­lights

Clum­ber Park read the script in 2012 when Nick Speed tried to catch a dou­ble-fig­ure bream on the pole for the cam­eras. A 12-pounder duly obliged, with An­gling Times’ own Ben Fisk tak­ing an 11lb 8oz fish on the very next drop-in.

Prodi­gious pike

When pho­tog­ra­pher Mick Rouse vis­ited Llan­degfedd Reser­voir in 1988 he couldn’t have pre­pared him­self for the 44lb 8oz pike that Carl Gar­ratt net­ted dur­ing that trip.

Na­tional his­tory

The Divi­sion One Na­tional on the Trent in 2004 still lives in the mem­ory of An­gling Times staff af­ter Steve Clark broke the match record for the tour­na­ment with a 160lb 12oz haul of bream and bar­bel.

Light tackle tester

Sil­ver­fish were match­man Sean Cameron’s tar­get for a fea­ture at York­shire’s Sher­burn Pond. Hap­pily, his 3lb hook­length and size 18 hook stood up to a shock 24lb pike that snaf­fled up an ide that was be­ing brought to the bank.

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