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Post by Keston » Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:27 pm

What a fish , incredible head on it and paddle.

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Post by Shaun Harrison » Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:30 pm

Great to see.

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Post by AndyB » Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:09 pm

Amazing fish! well done.

That rod deserves a happy retirement.

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Post by Jeremy Croxall » Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:41 pm

Wow, what an amazing catch!
Mr Brookes caught a barbel yet? :whistle:
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Post by Dave Burr » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:55 pm

The big one! Excellent result. Please tell Jon well done from me.

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Post by Bob Brookes » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:58 pm

It was only morning but we popped a bottle of bubbly in celebration! :cheers: Image
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Post by Wallys-Cast » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:48 pm

Champagne, where's the brown ale :Chuckle:

Well done lads.


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Post by Bobthefloat » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:29 pm

Wallys-Cast wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:48 pm
Champagne, where's the brown ale :Chuckle:

Well done lads.

Plenty of that as well Wal :Wink: :cheers:
Your one bite away from the best session of your life

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Post by TemeLAD » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:15 pm

What a few days to remember, great fishery, great company and all topped off by my dear friend Jon Berry's capture of that 46, it couldn't have happened to a lovelier bloke than Jon I am chuffed to bits for him.

Terry, Nigel, Bob, David and John thank you for the banter - sorry again for leaving the fruitcake at home on the garage bench!

Skeff - Ashmead was as glorious as ever, the place is a credit to you thank you once again.

Apart from Jon's truly amazing capture I had two non fishing highlights watching a hare in the top field and seeing my first ever Crane which stood still for so long I began to think it was a decoy. In the words of Arnie- I'll be back!

:Hat: :cheers: Les
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Post by PershoreHarrier » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:53 pm

Snape wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:46 pm
We were privileged to witness the capture of Moonscale at 46lb this morning, by Jon Berry. Probably the largest carp caught on cane and ‘pin ever.
The rod now has a set in the butt section!
I have recently acquired a Chris Yates Landing Net built by Edward Barder for Jon Berry in 2006 being described as a Carp net but from this photograph I can see why he decided to part with it - clearly to purchase a somewhat larger net.

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