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King of the 20s!

AL RAWLINGS has smashed the record for the number of 20 lb pike ever caught – while boat fishing with previous holder Neville Fickling.

This 24 lb 10 oz beauty is Al’s 431 20 lb-plus specimen to sneak ahead of Nev’s life-time tally – and now he’s got his sights set higher.

Al, 45, originally from Scunthorpe in Lincolnshire but now living in Boyle, Ireland, explained: ‘I probably average about 18-25 20s per year although twice I’ve had 37.

For the full story, grab this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine. And get the magazine every week for top tips, big news, best products, and venues that are in form.

Bri’s British beast nudges near 60 lb!

HINDERS field tester Brian Humphries included one of the very biggest carp in the country in a brilliant ten-fish haul when he nabbed this 59 lb 14 oz mirror.

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire-based Brian also included a 40 lb 8 oz common in the session on opening week at an undisclosed Berkshire stillwater.

Hinders of Swindon shop manager Shaun Hodges explained: ‘He laid a bed of bait using a combo of Hinders Snailz frozen boilies together with jars of Salt and Pepper Hemp, Carp Krunch and Chopped Tigers, fishing a Snailz pop-up as his hookbait.’

For the full story, grab this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine. And get the magazine every week for top tips, big news, best products, and venues that are in form.

Bream angler smashes mullet World record

KEEN coarse angler Shaun Sillett has smashed the British and World thin-lipped grey mullet records with a 7 lb 9 oz beauty while bream fishing at Oulton Broad in Suffolk.

The mullet still looks huge in the picture with beefy Shaun, who stands at 6 ft 4 in. tall, and he hopes to claim all the records possible.

The official British best stands at 7 lb in 1991 by Neil Mableson from Oulton Broad but we revealed it was beaten two months ago at 7 lb 3 dr by carper Steve Maliska from Malpas in Cornwall on harbour rag.

For the full story, grab this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine. And get the magazine every week for top tips, big news, best products, and venues that are in form.

 

World’s most stunning carp!

CHECK this beauty out! This koi-mirror cross is being hailed as the most amazing carp in any fishery in the World.

The stunning fish – seen here with a Dutch angler at 37 lb but has reached a fraction under 40 lb – is one of the stars at top French carp venue The Sanctuary, owned by English carp fanatic Adam Entwhistle.

Adam, who has a seven-acre lake and another bigger lake that will open up in a year or two, explained: ‘Quite a few of the anglers who come here want to catch him and he is quite a unique-looking fish.

For the full story, grab this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine. And get the magazine every week for top tips, big news, best products, and venues that are in form.

 

Grafter gets rewards with stunning 10 lb tench

MIKE DAVIDSON proved you get out what you put in when he caught this 10 lb 2 oz tench.

Drennan rep Mike 33, from Midhurst, West Sussex, reckons there may only be ten decent tench in the 20-acre Surrey pit he’s been fishing.

‘I spent months clearing areas where I thought they would be feeding,’ he revealed.

For the full story, grab this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine. And get the magazine every week for top tips, big news, best products, and venues that are in form.

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