PHILIP AL­MOND: Thame Record Bar­bel

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WHEN he de­cided to take part in a ‘vil­lage fish­ing match’, there’s no way Philip Al­mond could have pre­dicted he’d soon be cradling a new river record bar­bel!

The Ox­ford­shire an­gler was fish­ing in a knock-up for Cud­des­don Mill Vil­lage An­glers when he got the take of his life from a 16lb 7oz spec­i­men. Phil lost a big fish in the first 30 min­utes of the match so beefed up his tackle. It proved a mas­ter­stroke as he was soon net­ting the fish of a life­time.

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