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Paul lands another p.b. carp

Last week, Paul Munro landed a 21lb 6oz mirror fishing at Gingerbread Lake which was a new personal best for him. He returned to the venue and used floating baits to catch another big carp. This time it was a 24lb 8oz common carp, again a new personal best.

Club secretary Alan Davies has just returned from the holiday of a lifetime fishing for sturgeon the mighty Fraser River in Canada with his friend Ian. The two anglers landed 41 fish during their six-day trip ranging from 2lbs to 400lbs with no fewer than 15 fish topping 100lbs. They went on a trip organised by Great Fishing Adventures and their two river guides, Curtis and Ben, provided all the equipment including 7ft one-piece fibreglass rods with multiplier reels loaded with 150lb braided line. Terminal tackle consisted of a 2lb running lead to a 200lb braided hook link with a size 10/0 hook. Bait consisted of chunks of dead salmon, known locally as stink bait. They experienced ‘the one that got away’ syndrome too when they played a fish over 12ft long estimated to weigh over 1000lbs that managed to snag itself on a sunken tree. The fish could be clearly seen on the boat’s sonar/fish finder but eventually the line snapped after an hour. Apparently, only 1 in 100 of these monsters is ever landed and then all the luck needs to be with you.

The Bedford PAC will be holding its first meeting of the season in the lounge bar of the Wingfield Club, 37 High Street, Ampthill, MK45 2PL at 7.30pm on the 9th of October. AJ Rawlings will be the guest speaker who has caught more than 430 20lb plus pike from many different venues. Entry will be £4 for PAC members and £5 for non-members and should be of great interest to all pike anglers in the area.