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Old 09-02-2010, 13:43
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Yep - I've caught small Zeds on worms in the past and a mate had a 6lb'er on a bright yellow pop-up in the middle of a winter night.

Steve - I thought the Severn record had been broken with a fish from the 'Eastside' - 22lb+. Was it never accepted ?
The Severn fish being 21.05 - I'm sure a 25lb'er 'aint too far away

As far as I know, James's 21lber is still the record.......

I know someone was trying to claim a 22 from a big trout water (Starting with G), but after seeing the pictures..... and it's all gone quiet over there......

To be honest, if your going to weigh a potential record while still afloat you get what you deserve.........

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Old 09-02-2010, 14:23
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Old 11-02-2010, 13:47
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I’m sure Grafham could do a very big fish but the one you mentioned was not it!

Trouble is Grafham is so deep and Zander don’t survive well coming up from the depths and as I am sure you are aware, their swim bladder is controlled by gas exchange via the blood and not a valve like Cyprinids so returning them quickly is so very important, I am sure many fish are killed at Grafham every year purely because anglers do not know how to return them.

If a record was to be claimed the fish would probably have to be killed and then weighed on the bank, which as you know gives a far more accurate reading.

I would not kill one for the sake of a record claim but I am sure many would.

I killed a big one once when I was abroad to prove a point and even though we ate it I still feel a bit guilty about it.

I am more than happy to kill smaller fish for the table though!

Tight lines mate!!
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Old 11-02-2010, 17:05
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I thought the record was back in the Fens??


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Old 12-02-2010, 06:59
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Not as far as I know list.

Apart from the Severn fish there was a 'claimed' 22 from Grafham.......



That looked more like 12......
It was submitted as a record claim, but I've not heard anything else about it since.


So as far as I'm concerned, its the 21 from the Severn that I've got to beat.........


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Old 12-02-2010, 16:52
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http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_m0o89Ja7vn...s320/Trout.jpg

This is the Tewkesbury fish

looks every ounce 21+



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Old 12-02-2010, 17:41
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It's a big 'un that's for sure.

Makes the '22' look like a splasher

Why do people do it?????
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Old 13-02-2010, 21:43
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Finally caught one, and a nice one at 13lb 8oz too
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Old 14-02-2010, 19:02
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Finally caught one, and a nice one at 13lb 8oz too
That's a great Z - well done !!!
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Old 14-02-2010, 19:47
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http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_m0o89Ja7vn...s320/Trout.jpg

This is the Tewkesbury fish

looks every ounce 21+



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Not unless it's carrying about 5lb of spawn. Maybe 17/18 tops.

As for the Grafham fish.........12-13-ish.

This went 15lb 5oz after spawning and was an accurate weighing.



Well done Darryl, that's a very good fish. River or lake?
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