THURS­DAY, DE­CEM­BER 27, 2018

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Angling Times (UK) - - WELCOME -

ELL that’s it, an­other fish­ing year over – and what a year it’s been! So much va­ri­ety, so many sur­prises and so many spec­i­men fish have kept the Angling Times team on their toes, with wall-to-wall whack­ers from start to fin­ish!

Some of the roach catches of re­cent weeks have been phe­nom­e­nal and ex­perts are pre­dict­ing that the Holy Grail of records could go be­fore the end of the sea­son. How­ever, it’s likely to be from a still­wa­ter rather than a river if cover star Ryan Hay­den’s fish are any­thing to go by.

So has ev­ery­thing just got big­ger, or are we just get­ting bet­ter at catch­ing them? There have cer­tainly been some stand-out fish in 2018, as our spe­cial Fish of the Year is­sue re­veals this week.

We’ve picked out the cream of the crop and brought you the win­ning tac­tics be­hind them, plus asked our reg­u­lar colum­nists to give us their re­ac­tions to the year gone by.

Dom Gar­nett, who loves tak­ing a side­ways look at fish­ing, has come up with his al­ter­na­tive awards that will cer­tainly raise a smile.

But what stood out for you in 2018? Which catch of yours made you proud? Which tac­tics or fish­ery was your ‘go to’ for guar­an­teed ac­tion?

In the next edi­tion of Angling Times – out on Jan­uary 8 – you’ll be able to find loads of in­spir­ing ideas for your fish­ing for the year ahead. Happy New Year to all our loyal read­ers, and a huge thank you for sup­port­ing us in the last 12 months.

I hope we’ve in­formed, en­ter­tained, di­rected you to bet­ter catches and helped you en­joy this won­der­ful sport we all love – see you in Jan­uary!

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