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Angler's Mail: Specimen angling at its best in the shape of three PBs

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DANIEL NEWTON had an amazing mixed haul when he landed THREE impressive new personal bests.

Bream-300x225.jpegDaniel admires his big bream, the second specimen in his hat-trick of PBs.

First Daniel had a 66 lb catfish…. followed by a stunning 14 lb 4 oz bream and a 7 lb 10 oz tench for a memorable spree of specimens.

He also landed a mid double-figure mirror during the run of specimen fish at Northamptonshire’s Bluebell Lakes.

The 26-year-old from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire explained: “I was targeting the carp but I had three PBs, all of a different species.

“But I was very happy to have these fish as I do a lot of multi-species angling.


Specimen smile – Daniel was delighted with this tench.

“The cat fought like mad. It took 45 minutes to get in and wiped my other two rods out in the process. Also it was during a storm which made things even more crazy.

“The bream bite came about 5 am the following morning but it was just solid.

“I thought it was a carp and had taken me into some nearby rushes that I was fishing to at about 80 yards.

“I kept putting the rod back on the rest and slackening off, then the bobbin would pull up but again after a couple of turns on the reel it would just be solid.


Daniel’s run of specimens started with this catfish.

“When my friend arrived at 7am he asked the bailiff to get the boat.

“The bait was Lo-30 boilies from Carpbait Solutions using a slip D-rig with wafting plastic corn over hemp and corn,” concluded the sales executive for Toyota.

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