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Made In England
Number One! And Wraysbury will be
even better!
broke his own PB, and the lake record,
when he landed a 53lb mirror from the
Roach Pit in Hampshire. This fish is
obviously going places as it was
caught in June at a few ounces over
fifty, so quite a weight gain. Sadly, not
far away from there, the Nutsey fish
was found dead. It was a truly stunning looking fish and had been over
fifty pounds for the past three or four
years. Apparently, it was taken from a
pond on the Isle of Wight at a weight
of 8lb in the hot summer of 1976,
when its home was rapidly drying up.
After a brief stint in Kingfisher Lake it
was then moved to the small Nutsey
Lake at 9lb where it stayed for 34
years, giving many anglers lots of
pleasure – a sad loss.
The Parrot at Wasing is being
touted as possibly the next British
record, and it certainly has the stature
to achieve that. Its only downfall
might be its love of bait, because I
believe it’s been out half a dozen
times since the beginning of August.
Its last two captures were within a
week of each other, when firstly Matt
Bryant caught her at 58lb 4oz, then
Chris Robson upped that by two
pounds when he caught it a week
later at 60lb 4oz. It certainly is a stunning fish, and there’s no telling how
big it could get. The only downside to
anything like this is that it has been
under constant pressure for the past
few years, and although it is a difficult
syndicate to get into (Terry put his
name on the list about three years ago
and he’s currently 106th!) most of the
guys on there now are after that fish.
It makes you wonder why some fish
are like that, get caught quite regularly, when others that are under the
same pressure seem to be more elus i v e. S i n g l e S c a l e a t A s h m e a d,
although not under severe pressure,
slips up maybe twice a year, and fish
like King Fungus in Wraysbury can
disappear for a couple of seasons
before making a bankside appearance. I suppose it’s always been the
same; some love a bit of free grub, but
others are happy for their pals to tuck
into the sausage rolls and vol-auvents, before just sampling the last of
Urban Baits Nutcracker
Session Pack Competition
A massive thumbs up to our great
friend Terry Dempsey for providing an
awesome NEW monthly competition
And it could not be easier to win this fantastic Urban
Baits Nutcracker Session Pack which contains 5kg
of 18mm Nutcracker Boillies (RRP £37.50) and a tub
of Nutcracker Pop-ups (RRP £6.49), perfect for an
early season session.
To win simply go to the Urban Baits Facebook
page and ‘LIKE’ it. THAT’S IT! – Terry himself will
pick a winner at random.
Closing date is 1st December, 2019


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