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#11 Dales

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 01:54 PM

WOW Impressive Fish!

Think there might be a stampede of specimen hunters heading your way.

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Species Caught 2014

Zander, Pike, Bream, Roach, Tench, Perch, Rudd, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Eel, Grayling, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

Species Caught 2013

Pike, Zander, Bream, Roach, Eel, Tench, Rudd, Perch, Common Carp, Koi Carp, Brown Goldfish, Grayling, Brown Trout, Chub,  Roosterfish, Dorado, Black Grouper, Barracuda, Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Tarpon, Red Snapper

Species Caught 2012
Zander, Pike, Perch, Chub, Ruff, Gudgeon, Dace, Minnow, Wels Catfish, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Ghost Carp, Roach, Bream, Eel, Rudd, Tench, Arapaima, Mekong Catfish, Sawai Catfish, Marbled Tiger Catfish, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Thai Redtail Catfish, Batrachian Walking Catfish, Siamese Carp, Rohu, Julliens Golden Prize Carp, Giant Gourami, Java Barb, Red Tailed Tin Foil Barb, Nile Tilapia, Black Pacu, Red Bellied Pacu, Alligator Gar
Species Caught 2011
Zander, Tench, Bream, Chub, Barbel, Roach, Rudd, Grayling, Brown Trout, Salmon Parr, Minnow, Pike, Eel, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Ghost Carp, Koi Carp, Crucian Carp, F1 Carp, Blue Orfe, Ide, Goldfish, Brown Goldfish, Comet Goldfish, Golden Tench, Golden Rudd, Perch, Gudgeon, Ruff, Bleak, Dace, Sergeant Major, French Grunt, Yellow Tail Snapper, Tom Tate Grunt, Clown Wrasse, Slippery Dick Wrasse, Doctor Fish, Graysby, Dusky Squirrel Fish, Longspine Squirrel Fish, Stripped Croaker, Leather Jack, Emerald Parrot Fish, Red Tail Parrot Fish, White Grunt, Bone Fish
Species Caught 2010
Zander, Pike, Perch, Eel, Tench, Bream, Roach, Rudd, Mirror Carp, Common Carp, Crucian Carp, Siamese Carp, Asian Redtail Catfish, Sawai Catfish, Rohu, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Pacu, Long Tom, Moon Wrasse, Sergeant Major, Green Damsel, Tomtate Grunt, Sea Chub, Yellowtail Surgeon, Black Damsel, Blue Dot Grouper, Checkered Sea Perch, Java Rabbitfish, One Spot Snapper, Snubnose Rudderfish
Species Caught 2009
Barramundi, Spotted Sorubim Catfish, Wallago Leeri Catfish, Wallago Attu Catfish, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Mrigul, Siamese Carp, Java Barb, Tarpon, Wahoo, Barracuda, Skipjack Tuna, Bonito, Yellow Eye Rockfish, Red Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Black Fin Snapper, Dog Snapper, Yellow Tail Snapper, Marble Grouper, Black Fin Tuna, Spanish Mackerel, Mutton Snapper, Redhind Grouper, Saddle Grouper, Schoolmaster, Coral Trout, Bar Jack, Pike, Zander, Perch, Tench, Bream, Roach, Rudd, Common Carp, Golden Tench, Wels Catfish
Species Caught 2008
Dorado, Wahoo, Barracuda, Bonito, Black Fin Tuna, Long Tom, Sergeant Major, Red Snapper, Black Damsel, Queen Trigga Fish, Red Grouper, Redhind Grouper, Rainbow Wrasse, Grey Trigger Fish, Ehrenbergs Snapper, Malabar Grouper, Lunar Fusiler, Two Tone Wrasse, Starry Dragonet, Convict Surgeonfish, Moonbeam Dwarf Angelfish,Bridled Monocle Bream, Redlined Triggerfish, Cero Mackeral, Rainbow Runner
Species Caught 2007
Arapaima, Alligator Gar, Mekong Catfish, Spotted Sorubim Catfish, Pacu, Siamese Carp, Barracuda, Black Fin Tuna, Queen Trigger Fish, Red Snapper, Yellow Tail Snapper, Honeycomb Grouper, Red Grouper, Schoolmaster, Cubera Snapper, Black Grouper, Albacore, Ballyhoo, Coney, Yellowfin Goatfish, Lattice Spinecheek


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Posted 14 May 2008 - 02:36 PM

That shut them up Michael!
And thats my "non indicative opinion"!

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 03:03 PM

Some nice looking fish indeed.
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Posted 14 May 2008 - 03:07 PM

That shut them up Michael!


:lol:

They are mighty fish that's for sure! I really didn't think we had 100lb+ cats over here.
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 03:22 PM

thanks for the coments people it was the best 24h fishing i have ever had and tim the owner is a very nice guy i would recomend it to any 1


my son came with me and he is only 12 and he cought a big 53lb catfish the day

Edited by michael d, 01 June 2008 - 07:51 AM.


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Posted 14 May 2008 - 03:29 PM

thanks for the coments people it was the best 24h fishing i have ever had and tim the owner is a very nice guy i would recomend it to any 1
i have tryed to look up the uk catfish record but the bigest i can find is 68lb ?

my son came with me and he is only 12 and he cought a big sturgeon and a 53lb catfish in the day


There isn't a proper, official catfish record any more, as people were stocking very big fish from abroad. But yours is certainly the biggest I've heard of, nice one!
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 08:03 PM

hi thanks for that androo :D
at least i have got a very nice pb i will have to try hard to beat that

Edited by michael d, 01 June 2008 - 07:52 AM.


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Posted 14 May 2008 - 11:30 PM

The last recognised Cat was 62lb (28.123 kiloís) caught in 1997 by R Garner from Withy Pool. (and a lot of doubts have been aired over the true heritage of this fish!)

There have been several much larger ones caught since including a staggering 12 different fish over 100lb.All though (as indeed is most likely Michaels) were certainly not born in the waters they were caught from!

UK catting has kind of shot its self in its own foot over the last decade. Its become the joke of UK specimen fishing.
And thats my "non indicative opinion"!

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 11:59 PM

None of which takes away from the fun of landing such a monster.
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Posted 15 May 2008 - 09:46 AM

None of which takes away from the fun of landing such a monster.


Totally true Newt. And not much different (just a bit more extreme) than has/is happening in the carp scene. Shame the catfish world didnt click on to the eventual problems this sort of thing would bring as quickly as the likes of ECHO did. But I suppose the combination of lack of cat waters/growth in interest in catfishing and ease of availability of foriegn and farm reared fish (and dare I say finnancial rewards to fishery owners) it was inevitable.
And thats my "non indicative opinion"!