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Old 19-02-2010, 18:22
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Default Pre-Megabelly Carp Fishing

Long unseen account (published in Country Life magazine and reproduced in the 600-odd kb .pdf file linked below) of the capture of Walker's 1952 Redmire fish.

http://caughtbytheriver.net/cms/wp-c...-the-Year1.pdf
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Old 19-02-2010, 19:54
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Nice one Paul, well worth the read.
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Old 19-02-2010, 21:11
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I wonder if he was using 4 rods and fishing over a 10kg bed of boilies?
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Old 19-02-2010, 21:37
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Good read Paul.

For those who don't know, there is a dedicated Redmire website & forum.

Link to Clarissa and more of the story post capture

http://www.redmirepool.biz/gallery/m...?g2_itemId=475

So why the name change ? No idea - Dick prefered to call her Ravioli apparently

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Old 20-02-2010, 22:59
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Good read that Paul , note that the 44 lb er was regarded as the ''British Empire record '' . I wonder what the pre Indian independence Masheer record was ?
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Old 20-02-2010, 23:07
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120 pounds, Kabini River, South India, 1946, caught by a great angler I got to know quite well when he was near-ancient and I was in my twenties - J. de Wet Van Ingen of Mysore.
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Old 01-03-2010, 10:42
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Great read, would love to step foot around Redmire, so much history
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Old 01-03-2010, 11:36
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Magic!
I wonder if he was using 4 rods and fishing over a 10kg bed of boilies?
Nah, more likely a half hundred weight of part boiled diced potaoes. Plus a few handfulls of bread mash laced with honey....
(spods hadn't been devloped by this point in time and suffering from arm ache after pulting all those spuds in, called it a day early) (to think if he'd kept baiting up, the first British empire 50lber may have succumbed) Pot belly an' all!!

He only used two rods that night as had only mastered building one bite alarm by then.
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Old 03-03-2010, 12:55
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colin, spods wasnt but throwing sticks was long stick with a can taped to the end of the stick, most carp fishing in those days was around 5-25 yards,
hard fishing was putting it mildly, 1st find a water that held carp, that alone was a good acheivement then in those days it was told that carp could only be caught between june -- september/early october
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