British Match Record Broken

The lead article in this week's Angling Times concerns a new benchmark in match fishing hauls – a near 700lb in six hours! You can read all about it and, by turning over a few pages, you can also read what Keith Arthur thinks about it. Suffice to say, he doesn't share the same enthusiasm about it as the angler who caught the fish!

Other articles of note include:

You're Not Good Enough To Fish Here – how, and why, one fishery owner has banned day ticket anglers.

Britain's Youngest Tackle Shop Owner – James King proves it's not just a career for the 'semi-retired'!

Angling TimesCheap Scales Sink Record Pike Claim – thank goodness for the Argos money back guarantee!

How Much Is A Chub Worth? - The Food Standards Agency want to know if coarse fish are safe to eat....and will pay for their samples, it seems!

River Record Brace Stuns Avon Anglers – a fish of a lifetime....and then another fish of a lifetime. What a barbel trip!

Biggest Zander Of The Season Banked - “I didn't really want to touch it...it had that many big teeth.”

Half A Boilie Bags A Brace Of Thirties – hope for us cheapskates yet!

Cheap Imports Set To Flood Into Tackleshops – good news for anglers? Worth a read.

UK's Top 10 Baits Of 2009 – as voted by the readers.

The above is just a sample of what's on offer this week. In fact, I only went up to page 17 and left most of it out! Flicking further on through the newspaper, I spotted some very interesting-looking articles on mullet fishing, crucian carp fishing, shark fishing, barbel fishing, etc.

With a cover price of £1.70, it's well worth a read.

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