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In Search of Monster Carp
tench to 12-13lb. Last year I had four
double figure tench in the morning, in
one little session, so it’s coming on
leaps and bounds. This season, I only
fished the first week and I had a load
of carp. I can’t remember how many I
had now, but I had them up to 38lb
8oz. I have been fishing down here in
the winter time, fishing a little river
called the Rother, I heard there had
been the odd barbel coming out, so I
fished that a few times and had a few
out into double figures, and quite a
number of chub.
That’s a strange river, because the
first time I saw it, I thought this is a
nice little water, but the first thing I
caught out of it was a terrapin! I
thought, bloody hell, I can’t believe
this! The trouble is people recognise
me, and I don’t know who they are,
but a bloke came up to me, and he
said “I know you, you’re mate of…”
and he knew somebody from Gardners or something. The next thing he
was telling me that when the river
(Top and bottom) West Sussex, 2007.
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