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ANGLING: Phil Lee lands huge chub on Olney Mill stretch

A huge summer chub, turning the scales all the way to 7-1, is the latest in a growing trickle of cracking Upper Ouse fish.

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Gary Johnson with his 18lb Nene barbel

ANGLING: Nene gives Gary a big birthday gift

STARTING the season with a real bang! That is the Nene: producing a stunning 18lb barbel AND some big bream bags!

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HOW times change. Float-tubing for trout in its latest incarnation (at Ringstead)  almost as much kit as carpers

ANGLING: Rice takes the cash with Towcester win

Anglers across the county – from matchmen to specimen hunters – have been on a roll this week with carp feeding like there was no tomorrow!

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YOUD need a ton of chips with this! Vince Rogers boated this 190lb skate  returned alive  off Scotlands Isle of Jura

ANGLING: Rogers lands some Jura monsters

FANCY fighting monster fish – against some of the strongest tides around British coasts – that weigh more than YOU do and stick to the bottom like giant rubber suckers?

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A cold week but the temperature shot up for Don McKinness when he banked this Stanwick 37-12

ANGLING: Ringer comes so close to victory

Up against the cream of European matchmen, Steve Ringer came oh so close to winning his second Walterland Masters in three years!

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GREAT CATCH - Bob Symes won �704 with this 9-8 in Ringstead's tagged fish competition

ANGLING: Trio of large carp landed at Stanwick

More and more carp have been on the feed this week – a list headed by THREE 30s from Stanwick.

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FORTY-POUND PLUS ' and Dan Hyde's superb common still has some growing left to do

ANGLING: Hyde lands a big one at Stanwick

Stanwick has been on a real roll – producing a flood of 20s, two near 30s...and a venue dayticket lake record 40-4 common!

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Mike Sando bagged a canal four-hour PB with 13-7 of skimmers, perch and rudd ' all on maggot

Angling round-up: Ringer Hungary for more medals

Town hot-rod Steve Ringer is fresh back from Hungary – with yet more international honours to his name!

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'Unlucky' trouter Phil Koris with consolation prize 9lb Ringstead rainbow

Angling round-up: Koris misses out on £500

Trouter Phil Koris looks happy with this 9lb rainbow (below) – but probably found it harder to smile earlier in the day when missing out on £500!

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Gale-force winds couldn't stop Gavin Walding banking 'this 20-8 Stanwick common

Lovelock the big winner at Lakeside

Wild, wet and very windy. That was the Sunday just gone – but even the pole-breaking gales couldn’t keep rods from bagging fish.

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Northampton's Dave Evans with 24-2 Bishops Bowl mirror

Drayton Reservoir is the place to be

Want to get your rods jumping off their rests? Then Drayton Reservoir could be the place to get your string pulled this summer!

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This 10-8 Rysons snapper is a PB for delighted Billing lad Connor Babb, an angling student with A4S. Picture by Hodge

Angling round-up: Ringer hold off Cherry Pie

Three early wins in a row had the Meadowlands teams of three looking like a dead cert for Team Ringer...and they did eventually win.

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Barry Read with 10-2 rainbow on Elinor's opening day

Sweet performance from Cherry Pie Trio

Cherry Pie Trio’s ‘sweet’ performance has shot them up the table to snatch runners up spot in the Ringers’ 16 teams of three Meadowlands league.

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Pete Dixon with shimmering hangover from the last Ice Age ' a superb 2-3 grayling

Dixon can’t stop reeling in those fish

Gilders’ staff man Pete Dixon is fast becoming a legend in his own days off – netting a stream of good fish while all about him others struggle.

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Olney's Two Brewers winner Steve Bull collects his trophy from Chris Short

Geoff leads the way for Team Ringer

Freezing winds and patchy sport turned the form book upside down in the latest Meadowlands teams of three round.

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One bite, one 5-13 Ouse chub ' a matchwinner for Dennis Walden

Fire crew to the rescue for Weatherley

Fighting fires – and helping matchmen with their nets snagged on the bottom – are all in a day’s work for the fire and rescue service!

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Fish thieves' lethal 'gill net' recovered from Abington Park Lake

Martin braves the conditions to claim new personal best

ONE of the few bold enough to be braving our flooded rivers on the freezing Sunday morning just gone – Jim Martin banked a 7-3 PB river bream for his pains!

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A 6-9 chub was Stuart Shepherd's reward for braving a rising Ouse at Olney, Friday

Martin and Cebula hit the jackpot

FEW would rate the winter Nene as their ‘most likely’ tench water – but Jim Martin and Jan Cebula are on a roll with the river’s tincas!

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Adam Lester with a 23-5 pike ' one of a run of 20s from Bishops Bowl

West field day on Grand Union

Seventy three pounds! Yes you read that right – 73lb – to one man in five hours on the canal...and not a carp in sight!

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BUCKETFUL of new life for the Ouse from EA man Rab Johns

ANGLING: Christmas bonus for Ouse anglers

Environment Agency fisheries staff, not Santa, this week delivered a Christmas bonus for Ouse anglers – some 6,000 more junior barbel.

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