Fishing


UK fisheries are believed to contain several carp that would be contenders for the British record, and one has just been caught weighing 4-oz more than the record-breaking late ‘Parrot’, which was found dead some weeks ago. The privacy demands of the angler involved have led to no details, other than the fish’s weight, being …

Big money was at stake at South West Lakes Trust’s Upper Tamar Lake in the Pallatrax Carp open competition. Karl Yates and Allan Jones were convincing winners with a total of 12 fish for an aggregate of 140-lb 7-oz. The catch was made at Peg 19 at the shallow end of the Cornwall bank, and …

Within a minute of the scales opening at the Brixham weigh-in station of the Torbay Angling Festival, a turbot of 17-lb 12-oz, taken at the Skerries Bank by Steve Birchenall – who was fishing with his daughter, Chloe, from the family boat – set the event going. The pair also accounted for a number of …

FISHING was most productive in the fourth heat of the Ply- mouth and District Shore League, and the weighing and recording team were hard pressed to cope with the volume of fish that were brought to the scales. Twenty-one were specimen-rated with smooth- hound taking the first four positions, endorsing that it has been a …