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What a corker!
Members visiting our Bellows Mill fishery at Eaton Bray
can't fail to notice the 20 grass carp that inhabit Mill Lake. Like a wolf pack
of U Boats they cruise below the surface frustrating every attempt at their
capture. So full credit to Dick Bateman who set out his stall to catch one and
Tipping the scales at a couple of ounces over 23lb it's
believed to be the biggest of bunch.
River Lea Beauties
Ed Zneimer kicked off June 16th with this 16lb ghost from the Leasey Bridge and
Darren Hales seems to have it sussed at Fishers Green where this 16lb 8oz barbel
is understood to be a new venue record. One of a number of barbel and big chub
that Darren has banked in the last few weeks.
Riverside Open Day a
Unlike the last couple of years when the heavens opened,
this year's event, held on July 6th, was bathed in glorious sunshine with
temps in the high twenties. In some respects this also cut potential visitor
numbers but we still recorded over 300 guests on the day with over 40 new
Amazingly, with all the noise and commotion, and with
most of the bigger carp and bream sunning themselves, a number of good fish
were caught plus plenty of small roach, perch and skimmers in some pegs.
Well done to Andy K who had a 12lb carp on a light pole rig and to the
carp-corner boys who managed to hook a number of carp around 5lb allowing
passing youngsters a chance to land and hold the fish.
Bradley Wiffen helps young Alfie to land a number of
quality roach and perch on the Riverside Open Day
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Obituary - Toadless*,
the Moor Mill Leather
|It is with great sadness
that the VAC reports the passing of one of it's most famous fish. Found
dead on 13th June she had been losing weight for the last few years from
her peak of over 44lb. For many years she was the second largest known
leather in the UK, and briefly the largest. At over 45 years old she had
a good innings and Tom Loraine, who spent hundreds of hours in her
pursuit but never got the prize, has kindly compiled a
tribute to this fine fish and, her home, the wonderful Leather Lake.
* Toad-less ~ Frog-More !
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The beautiful common was banked by Nick Chinn from Smallford at a weight of
This chub of 5.05 was landed from the Ivel by Peter Pavlitzky
Also landed by Peter is this long & lean double-figure pike.
This time from the Ouse at Felmersham
Andy Taylor has reported this 26lb mirror from the boot pit at Turnford. Judging
by the trees it was a welcome Winter catch.
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