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Angling Times (UK) - - WELCOME -

AN AN­GLER caught his first UK 30-pounder – then caught it again less than a minute af­ter re­leas­ing it!

John Gowdy was en­joy­ing a birth­day ses­sion at Bur­ton Carp Pit in Stafford­shire when he hooked into his long-awaited tar­get fish, a dis­tinc­tive-look­ing com­mon named Patch at 30lb 8oz.

“We got a nice pic­ture and re­leased it down the bank from me. I walked back to my swim and heard my alarms go­ing off again – the same

rod on the same spot.

“I was think­ing ‘what the hell?’, but it turned out to be the same fish – it must have only been 10 sec­onds since I re­leased it.”

The sec­ond cap­ture was wit­nessed by two of John’s mates.

He added: “I couldn’t be­lieve it!”

Ea­ger to be caught – Patch at 30lb 8oz.

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