STEVE CLARK: Div 1 Record Bag

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IN July 2004 un­der­dog Steve Clark smashed the First Di­vi­sion Na­tional Angling Cham­pi­onships record weight.

Fish­ing for team A4 Ox­ford MG on the fa­mous peg 1A on the River Trent at Colling­ham, the Es­sex rod hauled out 28 bream and eight bar­bel for an as­ton­ish­ing 160lb 8oz.

Un­be­liev­ably, Clark had never fished the tidal Trent be­fore and failed to reg­is­ter a bite for the first hour, be­fore the fish moved over his bed of hal­ibut pel­lets and casters. He then spent the next four hours net­ting fish af­ter fish on a mag­got hook­bait to win by more than 100lb.

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