Latest Catches - March 2011

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Royal Navy / Royal Marines Match. [30/03/2011]

The competitors that took part in the match held on B-2 over the weekend. 21 fish were caught over the weekend.

Hardwick Lake and Smiths Pool. [29/03/2011]

Dave Hodgson with a 20lb 04oz mirror caught from Hardwick/Smiths over the weekend using a zig rig.

Hardwick Lake and Smiths Pool. [29/03/2011]

Dave Hodgson with a nice double caught from Hardwick/Smiths over the weekend using a zig rig.

Hardwick Lake and Smiths Pool. [29/03/2011]

Linear Bailiff Jon Mudd with a mid-twenty, one of five fish caught from Hardwick Lake over the weekend.

Hardwick Lake and Smiths Pool. [29/03/2011]

Linear Bailiff Jon Mudd with a low twenty, one of five fish caught from Hardwick Lake over the weekend.

35lb Oxlease Lake Mirror. [29/03/2011]

Steven Ellis from Birmingham with a 35lb mirror caught yesterday from Oxlease Lake using corn, this was his first ever trip to Linear.

St. Johns Pool. [29/03/2011]

Samuel Smith from Walsall with his new PB 27lb mirror caught towards the end of last week on St. Johns.

St. Johns Pool. [29/03/2011]

Nick Smith from Walsall with a 24lb mirror caught towards the end of last week on St. Johns.

31lb Manor Farm Mirror. [29/03/2011]

Richard Hughes from Pontypridd, South Wales with a stunning 31lb 14oz mirror caught using Active-8 boilies.

Manor Farm Lake. [29/03/2011]

Richard Hughes from Pontypridd, South Wales with an 18lb mirror caught using Active-8 boilies.

Oxlease Lake. [29/03/2011]

Richard Bester with a low double caught from Oxlease over the weekend.

30lb St. Johns Common. [29/03/2011]

Iain "Ting Tong" Macmillan with a 30lb 02oz common caught this morning from St. Johns.

Manor Farm Lake. [29/03/2011]

Simon Turner from Melksham Tackle Company with a 29lb 08oz mirror caught today from the road bank using maggots at about 90 yards.

Manor Farm Lake. [29/03/2011]

Simon Turner from Melksham Tackle Company with a 27lb mirror caught today from the road bank using maggots at about 90 yards.

32lb Guys Syndicate Mirror. [29/03/2011]

Steve Palmer from Westbury with the mirror known as "Blackspot" weighing 32lb 06oz. This mirror which Steve has now landed on three separate occasions was caught along with four other fish from Unity Lake on the weekend.

Guys Syndicate. [29/03/2011]

Steve Palmer from Westbury with a cracking 13lb mirror caught along with four other fish from Unity Lake on the weekend.

Guys Syndicate. [28/03/2011]

Steve Palmer from Westbury with a low-double common caught along with four other fish from Unity Lake on the weekend.

32lb St. Johns Mirror. [28/03/2011]

Linear Bailiff, Ian Roper from Witney with a new PB 32lb 10oz mirror caught from St. Johns this morning.

41lb Manor Farm Mirror. [28/03/2011]

Steve Cliff with the Awesome "Kempy's Linear" caught over the weekend using Mainline Cell boilies over spod at 100 yards. Steve who fished for eight nights ended up with 35 fish, this catch was made up of 18-doubles, 12-twenties, 4-thirties and "Kempy's".

30lb Manor Farm Mirror. [28/03/2011]

Steve Cliff with a lovely 30lb 15oz mirror caught over the weekend on Manor.

34lb Brasenose-One Mirror. [28/03/2011]

Adam King from Wiltshire with his new PB 34lb mirror, this was the biggest of a four fish session last week using pop-up corn and maize.

Brasenose-One. [28/03/2011]

Adam King from Wiltshire with a 23lb 04oz mirror that was briefly a new PB. Adam fished the end of last week and landed four fish up to 34lb using pop-up corn and maize.

30lb Hardwick/Smiths Mirror. [28/03/2011]

Linear regular, Steve Clarke from Bicester with a new PB 30lb 09oz mirror caught two days ago on the Smiths side of the lake.

Oxlease Lake. [28/03/2011]

Mick Cork from Oxford with a 24lb mirror caught yesterday using XmasPud Baits.

Guys Syndicate. [28/03/2011]

Lee Dowding from South Wales with a 22lb mirror caught during his latest session on Unity Lake.

Guys Syndicate. [28/03/2011]

Lee Dowding from South Wales with a 20lb 02oz mirror caught during his latest session on Unity Lake.

Guys Syndicate. [28/03/2011]

Lee Dowding from South Wales with a 27lb 04oz mirror caught during his latest session on Unity Lake.

Guys Syndicate. [28/03/2011]

Lee Dowding from South Wales with an 18lb 14oz mirror caught during his latest session on Unity Lake.

Guys Syndicate. [28/03/2011]

Lee Dowding from South Wales with a 23lb 04oz mirror caught during his latest session on Unity Lake.

Guys Syndicate. [28/03/2011]

Lee Dowding from South Wales with a 13lb 10oz mirror caught during his latest session on Unity Lake.

Guys Syndicate. [28/03/2011]

Lee Dowding from South Wales with a crackig 19lb 08oz common caught during his latest session on Unity Lake.

Guys Syndicate. [28/03/2011]

Lee Dowding from South Wales with a 14lb 06oz mirror caught during his latest session on Unity Lake.

Guys Syndicate. [28/03/2011]

Lee Dowding from South Wales with a 18lb 08oz mirror caught during his latest session on Unity Lake.

Guys Syndicate. [28/03/2011]

Lee Dowding with an 18lb 10oz mirror and Steve Palmer with an 18lb 06oz mirror caught last week on Unity Lake.

Guys Syndicate. [28/03/2011]

Lee Dowding from South Wales with a lovely 8lb 08oz linear mirror caught during his latest session on Unity Lake.

Guys Syndicate. [28/03/2011]

Lee Dowding from South Wales with a 12lb mirror caught during his latest session on Unity Lake.

Guys Syndicate. [28/03/2011]

Lee Dowding from South Wales with a 11lb 06oz mirror caught during his latest session on Unity Lake.

35lb St. Johns Catfish. [28/03/2011]

Ben Sharp with a 35lb 12oz catfish caught last week on St. Johns.

St. Johns Pool. [28/03/2011]

Ben Sharp with a 21lb 04oz mirror caught last week on St. Johns.

St. Johns Pool. [28/03/2011]

Ben Sharp with an upper double mirror caught last week on St. Johns.

St. Johns Pool. [28/03/2011]

Ben Sharp with a 20lb 08oz mirror caught last week on St. Johns.

Oxlease Lake. [28/03/2011]

Simon Badger with a lovely 23lb 02oz mirror caught recently from Oxlease Lake.

Oxlease Lake. [28/03/2011]

Simon Badger with a Mid-double mirror caught recently from Oxlease Lake.

Oxlease Lake. [28/03/2011]

Simon Badger with a low-double mirror caught recently from Oxlease Lake.

30lb St. Johns Mirror. [28/03/2011]

Sam Toro from Trafford Angling with a 30lb 10oz mirror caught last week using a zig rig.

34lb St. Johns Pool Mirror. [28/03/2011]

Mark Knowles with a 34lb 07oz mirror caught last week from St. Johns using a snowman rig.

31lb Hunts Corner Mirror. [28/03/2011]

Mick with a 31lb 10oz mirror caught recently from Hunts using home made boilies.

Hunts Corner Lake. [28/03/2011]

Mick with a 25lb 12oz mirror caught recently from Hunts using home made boilies.

**NEW** Hardwick Lake & Smiths Pool DVD. [25/03/2011]

This new DVD will be launched at the Big One Fishing Show held in Farnborough this weekend, this brand new series takes an exclusive underwater look at one of the busiest day ticket fisheries in the UK, the Richworth Linear Complex. Join Trakker consultants Mark Bryant and Richard 'Cash' Farnan as they put their knowledge to the test, sending Stuart Morgan underwater to examine essential elements of everyday carp fishing. They explore how accurate we are with marker floats, find out how sensitive rigs really are and give a carp’s eye view of a real bait and rig situations. Those are just a few of the scenarios examined in this information packed DVD.

The first instalment is filmed at the famous Hardwick/Smiths venue, a water renowned for its tricky carp, clear water and extreme topography. This DVD isn’t just for Smiths/ Hardwick regulars, the lessons learned here are relevant on gravel pits both UK and Europe wide and will definitely help you put more fish on the bank. Following the release this weekend, the DVD will be available through selected retail outlets and online at the dedicated website.

This DVD can by ordered by going to www.liftingthelidon.co.uk or you can buy one on the bankside from one of the Linear Bailiffs.

Brasenose-One. [25/03/2011]

Stevie Duggan from Birmingham with a 20lb plus mirror caught from B-1 this week.

Brasenose-One. [25/03/2011]

Stevie Duggan from Birmingham with a 20lb plus mirror caught from B-1 this week.

Brasenose-One. [25/03/2011]

Stevie Duggan from Birmingham with a small common caught from B-1 this week.

Brasenose-One. [25/03/2011]

Stevie Duggan from Birmingham with a small mirror caught from B-1 this week.

Brasenose-One. [25/03/2011]

Stevie Duggan from Birmingham with a small mirror caught from B-1 this week.

Brasenose-One. [25/03/2011]

Chris Copper from Birmingham with a 26lb 06oz mirror caught during his first trip to Linear this week. Chris used fake corn over particles.

Brasenose-One. [25/03/2011]

Chris Copper from Birmingham with a nice double caught during his first trip to Linear this week. Chris used fake corn over particles.

Brasenose-One. [25/03/2011]

Chris Copper from Birmingham with a nice double caught during his first trip to Linear this week. Chris used fake corn over particles.

Oxlease Lake. [25/03/2011]

Bernard Anderson with one of the fifteen doubles he landed from Oxlease Lake this week using Nash scopex and squid boilies along with Nash missing link hook link and size 8 fang hooks.

Oxlease Lake. [25/03/2011]

Bernard Anderson with one of the fifteen doubles he landed from Oxlease Lake this week using Nash scopex and squid boilies along with Nash missing link hook link and size 8 fang hooks.

Oxlease Lake. [25/03/2011]

Bernard Anderson with one of the fifteen doubles he landed from Oxlease Lake this week using Nash scopex and squid boilies along with Nash missing link hook link and size 8 fang hooks.

Oxlease Lake. [25/03/2011]

Bernard Anderson with one of the fifteen doubles he landed from Oxlease Lake this week using Nash scopex and squid boilies along with Nash missing link hook link and size 8 fang hooks.

Oxlease Lake. [25/03/2011]

Bernard Anderson with one of the fifteen doubles he landed from Oxlease Lake this week using Nash scopex and squid boilies along with Nash missing link hook link and size 8 fang hooks.

39lb St. Johns Pool Common. [25/03/2011]

Angie Lawley from West Brom with "The Big Common" weighing 39lb 12oz. This was the biggest of five fish she landed this week using SBS Baits Fruit and Nut boilies.

31lb St. Johns Pool Mirror. [25/03/2011]

Angie Lawley from West Brom with a 31lb mirror, one of five fish she landed this week using SBS Baits Fruit and Nut boilies.

St. Johns Pool. [25/03/2011]

Angie Lawley from West Brom with a 16lb 08oz mirror, one of five fish she landed this week using SBS Baits Fruit and Nut boilies.

34lb St. Johns Pool Mirror. [25/03/2011]

Chris Lowe from West Brom with a 34lb 08oz mirror, the biggest of eight fish he landed this week using SBS Baits Fruit and Nut boilies.

St. Johns Pool. [25/03/2011]

Chris Lowe from West Brom with a 23lb 08oz mirror, one of eight fish he landed this week using SBS Baits Fruit and Nut boilies.

St. Johns Pool. [25/03/2011]

Chris Lowe from West Brom with a 28lb 08oz common, one of eight fish he landed this week using SBS Baits Fruit and Nut boilies.

St. Johns Pool. [25/03/2011]

Chris Lowe from West Brom with a 23lb 08oz mirror, one of eight fish he landed this week using SBS Baits Fruit and Nut boilies.

Brasenose-One. [25/03/2011]

Lee Knapman with a 24lb 10oz mirror, one of two fish caught during his first trip to B-1 this week.

St. Johns Pool. [25/03/2011]

Kev Hewitt from Cotswold Angling with a stunning 26lb common, one of eight fish caught using zigs during his latest trip to St. Johns.

35lb Manor Farm Mirror. [24/03/2011]

Steve Cliff with a 35lb 10oz mirror known as "The Football" caught this week on Manor Farm.

Manor Farm Lake. [24/03/2011]

Steve Cliff with an awesome looking 27lb 02oz fully scaled mirror caught this week on Manor Farm.

32lb Manor Farm Mirror. [24/03/2011]

Steve Cliff with a 32lb 02oz mirror caught this week on Manor Farm.

Manor Farm Lake. [24/03/2011]

Steve Cliff with a stunning 21lb 08oz linear caught this week on Manor Farm.

Manor Farm Lake. [24/03/2011]

Steve Cliff with a 22lb 08oz mirror caught this week on Manor Farm.

Manor Farm Lake. [24/03/2011]

Steve Cliff with a 27lb 04oz mirror caught this week on Manor Farm.

Manor Farm Lake. [24/03/2011]

Steve Cliff with a 25lb 12oz mirror caught this week on Manor Farm.

St. Johns Pool. [24/03/2011]

Fishing St. Johns for the first time in over ten years, Frank Warwick landed this lovely 27lb mirror whilst doing a magazine feature for Crafty Carper due out in the May issue.

St. Johns Pool. [24/03/2011]

Crafty Carper Editor, Jerry Bridger with a stunning 28lb 04oz mirror caught this week whilst fishing St. Johns for the first time.

St. Johns Pool. [24/03/2011]

Crafty Carper Editor, Jerry Bridger with a double figure common caught this week whilst fishing St. Johns for the first time.

St. Johns Pool. [24/03/2011]

Crafty Carper Editor, Jerry Bridger with a double figure mirror caught this week whilst fishing St. Johns for the first time.

St. Johns Pool. [24/03/2011]

Crafty Carper Editor, Jerry Bridger with a double figure mirror caught this week whilst fishing St. Johns for the first time.

St. Johns Pool. [24/03/2011]

Crafty Carper Editor, Jerry Bridger with a double figure mirror caught this week whilst fishing St. Johns for the first time.

30lb Oxlease Mirror. [24/03/2011]

Ricky Byles from Oxford with a 30lb 08oz mirror, the second of two PB's in three hours last weekend on Oxlease.

Oxlease Lake. [24/03/2011]

Ricky Byles from Oxford with a 25lb 04oz mirror, the first of two PB's in three hours last weekend on Oxlease.

Oxlease Lake. [24/03/2011]

Ricky Byles from Oxford with a double figure mirror caught from Oxlease last weekend.

Brasenose-One. [24/03/2011]

James Davies with a 22lb 08oz mirror caught last weekend on B-1 using a zig rig.

Brasenose-One. [24/03/2011]

James Davies with a 21lb 02oz mirror caught last weekend on B-1 using a zig rig.

Hardwick Lake and Smiths Pool. [23/03/2011]

Jake Wildbore with an awesome looking 17lb mirror caught whilst down doing a tutorial with Stephen Bowden this week on Hardwick Lake. They had seven fish between them to upper doubles along with an 11lb bream.

Hardwick Lake and Smiths Pool. [23/03/2011]

Jake Wildbore with a 15lb 02oz mirror caught whilst down doing a tutorial with Stephen Bowden this week on Hardwick Lake. They had seven fish between them to upper doubles along with an 11lb bream.

Hardwick Lake and Smiths Pool. [23/03/2011]

Jake Wildbore with a low-double caught whilst down doing a tutorial with Stephen Bowden this week on Hardwick Lake. They had seven fish between them to upper doubles along with an 11lb bream.

Hardwick Lake and Smiths Pool. [23/03/2011]

Stephen Bowden with a low-double caught whilst down on a tutorial with Jake Wildbore this week on Hardwick Lake. They had seven fish between them to upper doubles along with an 11lb bream.

Hardwick Lake and Smiths Pool. [23/03/2011]

Stephen Bowden with a 13lb mirror caught whilst down on a tutorial with Jake Wildbore this week on Hardwick Lake. They had seven fish between them to upper doubles along with an 11lb bream.

Hardwick Lake and Smiths Pool. [23/03/2011]

Looking out across Hardwick Lake this week - Photo provided by Jake Wildbore.

Hunts Corner Lake. [23/03/2011]

Luke Carpenter from Hinders fo Swindon had this cracking 26lb 07oz mirror during a recent session on Hunts.

39lb Manor Farm Mirror. [22/03/2011]

Steve Cliff with a 39lb 06oz mirror known as "The Birthmark Linear", one of a number of fish caught from Manor during the last week.

Manor Farm Lake. [22/03/2011]

Steve Cliff with a 27lb 08oz mirror, one of a number of fish caught from Manor during the last week.

Manor Farm Lake. [22/03/2011]

Steve Cliff with a 26lb mirror, one of a number of fish caught from Manor during the last week.

Manor Farm Lake. [22/03/2011]

Steve Cliff with a 25lb 04oz mirror, one of a number of fish caught from Manor during the last week.

Manor Farm Lake. [22/03/2011]

Steve Cliff with a 23lb 12oz mirror, one of a number of fish caught from Manor during the last week.

Manor Farm Lake. [22/03/2011]

Steve Cliff with a 21lb common, one of a number of fish caught from Manor during the last week.

Manor Farm Lake. [22/03/2011]

Steve Cliff with a 20lb 08oz mirror, one of a number of fish caught from Manor during the last week.

Guys Syndicate. [22/03/2011]

Lee Dowding with the mirror known as "Measles-1" caught last weekend from Unity Lake weighing 28lb 06oz.

Guys Syndicate. [22/03/2011]

Lee Dowding with a 15lb 10oz mirror known as "Smiley" caught last weekend from Unity Lake.

Guys Syndicate. [22/03/2011]

Lee Dowding with a 22lb 04oz mirror caught last weekend from Unity Lake.

Guys Syndicate. [22/03/2011]

Lee Dowding with a 15lb mirror caught last weekend from Unity Lake.

Guys Syndicate. [22/03/2011]

Lee Dowding with an 18lb 08oz mirror caught last weekend from Unity Lake.

Guys Syndicate. [22/03/2011]

Lee Dowding with a 17lb 04oz mirror caught last weekend from Unity Lake.

Brasenose-One. [21/03/2011]

John Logan from Manchester with a nice double, one of thirteen fish he caught from B-1 last week.

Brasenose-One. [21/03/2011]

John Logan from Manchester with a nice double, one of thirteen fish he caught from B-1 last week.

Brasenose-One. [21/03/2011]

John Logan from Manchester with a nice double, one of thirteen fish he caught from B-1 last week.

Brasenose-One. [21/03/2011]

John Logan from Manchester with a nice double, one of thirteen fish he caught from B-1 last week.

Brasenose-One. [21/03/2011]

John Logan from Manchester with a nice double, one of thirteen fish he caught from B-1 last week.

St. Johns Pool. [21/03/2011]

Paul Winfield with a 17lb 11oz common caught during his first session on St. Johns last Friday. This was the only fish Paul landed during a 48-hour session using Weston-Baits boilies and pva bags of pellets.

Guys Syndicate. [21/03/2011]

This 21lb 04oz mirror was caught by Mark Hill from Swindon last Friday whilst fishing Gaunts Lake.

Hunts Corner Lake. [21/03/2011]

Darren Clarke with a 26lb 03oz mirror caught from Hunts Corner back in Feb.

Hunts Corner Lake. [21/03/2011]

Darren Clarke with a 14lb 08oz mirror caught from Hunts Corner back in Feb.

Brasenose-One. [21/03/2011]

Stevie Duggan from Birmingham with a 10lb common caught last week on B-1 using cell boilies over spodded particles at range.

Brasenose-One. [21/03/2011]

Looking out across B-1 last week. Photo provided by Stevie Duggan from Birmingham.

Brasenose-One. [21/03/2011]

Andy with one of the mirrors he caught from B-1 a couple of weeks ago.

Brasenose-One. [21/03/2011]

Andy with one of the mirrors he caught from B-1 a couple of weeks ago.

Brasenose-One. [21/03/2011]

Andy with one of the mirrors he caught from B-1 a couple of weeks ago.

Brasenose-One. [21/03/2011]

Andy with one of the mirrors he caught from B-1 a couple of weeks ago.

Brasenose-One. [21/03/2011]

Andy with one of the mirrors he caught from B-1 a couple of weeks ago.

Brasenose-One. [18/03/2011]

Debra Loftus with a 21lb 03oz mirror and Mike Loftus with a 22lb 10oz mirror. Together with John Logan they landed 53 carp during three nights using corn fished at 80 yards.

Brasenose-One. [18/03/2011]

Debra Loftus with a 25lb 04oz mirror, Debra fished with Mike Loftus and John Logan this week on B-1 and between them they landed 53 carp during three nights using corn fished at 80 yards.

Brasenose-One. [18/03/2011]

Debra Loftus with a 25lb mirror, Debra fished with Mike Loftus and John Logan this week on B-1 and between them they landed 53 carp during three nights using corn fished at 80 yards.

Brasenose-One. [18/03/2011]

Debra Loftus with a 20lb 02oz mirror, Debra fished with Mike Loftus and John Logan this week on B-1 and between them they landed 53 carp during three nights using corn fished at 80 yards.

Brasenose-One. [18/03/2011]

Mike Loftus with a 23lb 08oz mirror, Mike fished with Debra Loftus and John Logan this week on B-1 and between them they landed 53 carp during three nights using corn fished at 80 yards.

Brasenose-One. [18/03/2011]

Mike Loftus with a 21lb 01oz mirror, Mike fished with Debra Loftus and John Logan this week on B-1 and between them they landed 53 carp during three nights using corn fished at 80 yards.

Brasenose-Two. [18/03/2011]

Chris Lowe with a cracking 22lb linear mirror caught during a day session on B-2 yesterday. This was one of eight fish Chris and Angie caught between them using Bags and SBS corn poppers over a spodded area.

Brasenose-Two [18/03/2011]

Chris Lowe with a 21lb 04oz mirror caught during a day session on B-2 yesterday. This was one of eight fish Chris and Angie caught between them using Bags and SBS corn poppers over a spodded area.

St. Johns Pool. [18/03/2011]

Kev Hewitt with a stunning 27lb 12oz fully scaled mirror, one of five fish caught during a 12-hour overnight session last Wednesday night.

St. Johns Pool. [18/03/2011]

Kev Hewitt with a 27lb 04oz mirror, one of five fish caught during a 12-hour overnight session last Wednesday night.

St. Johns Pool. [18/03/2011]

Kev Hewitt with an upper-double common, one of five fish caught during a 12-hour overnight session last Wednesday night.

Brasenose-One. [18/03/2011]

Mark Bartlett (left) with a 22lb 04oz mirror and Kev Hewitt with a 24lb 06oz mirror, just two of 29 fish they caught between them during a 24-hour session this week on B-1.

Brasenose-One. [18/03/2011]

Kev Hewitt with a 22lb mirror caught from B-1 this week.

Brasenose-One. [18/03/2011]

Mark Bartlett and Kev Hewitt with a brace of upper-doubles caught from B-1 this week.

St. Johns Pool. [18/03/2011]

Kev Hewitt with a 22lb 06oz common caught last weekend on St. Johns.

St. Johns Pool. [18/03/2011]

Kev Hewitt with a 21lb 12oz common caught last weekend on St. Johns.

St. Johns Pool. [18/03/2011]

Kev Hewitt with a 21lb 08oz common caught last weekend on St. Johns.

Hunts Corner Lake. [18/03/2011]

Ryan Pratley with a 23lb 07oz common caught during a day only session three weeks ago on Hunts.

**NEW** Hardwick Lake & Smiths Pool DVD. [17/03/2011]

This new DVD will be launched at the Big One Fishing Show held in Farnborough this weekend, this brand new series takes an exclusive underwater look at one of the busiest day ticket fisheries in the UK, the Richworth Linear Complex. Join Trakker consultants Mark Bryant and Richard 'Cash' Farnan as they put their knowledge to the test, sending Stuart Morgan underwater to examine essential elements of everyday carp fishing. They explore how accurate we are with marker floats, find out how sensitive rigs really are and give a carp’s eye view of a real bait and rig situations. Those are just a few of the scenarios examined in this information packed DVD.

The first instalment is filmed at the famous Hardwick/Smiths venue, a water renowned for its tricky carp, clear water and extreme topography. This DVD isn’t just for Smiths/ Hardwick regulars, the lessons learned here are relevant on gravel pits both UK and Europe wide and will definitely help you put more fish on the bank. Following the release this weekend, the DVD will be available through selected retail outlets and online at the dedicated website.

This DVD can by ordered by going to www.liftingthelidon.co.uk or you can buy one on the bankside from one of the Linear Bailiffs.

**Press Release for the UK Carp Cup** [17/03/2011]

We can keep it a secret no longer, after months in the planning; we are delighted to announce that due to phenomenal demand we are launching a brand new competition for the UK carp scene.
The UK Carp Cup will take place this year with 20 qualifying venues throughout the country to choose from. There will be 10 anglers in each qualifier and the top 2 from each will go though to our semi final weekend spectacular where 40 anglers will battle it out across Brasenose 1 & 2 on 23,24,25 September.
The finals will take place on the weekend of 14,15,16 October on Oxlease, again part of the fantastic Richworth Linear Fisheries complex in Oxfordshire.
The big difference from the BCAC is that the competition is open for single anglers (and we don’t just mean those without a better half). Individual anglers, using three rods, can enter the UK Carp Cup for £175 and the winner takes the title of UK Carp Cup Champion plus a cheque for £5,000!
We expect places to go very quickly (there are only 200) so if you are interested, log onto http://www.carpcup.co.uk/ and leave your name and email – as soon as we launch (which will be later this month) we will email anyone who has registered on the site before anyone else.
The only way to register your interest is by doing so on the website http://www.carpcup.co.uk/ – we are not able to take details over the telephone.
There are a number of sponsorship opportunities available, if you would like to find out more please do not hesitate to contact me on the details below.
Best regards
Simon
Team BCAC

Brasenose-Two. [17/03/2011]

Chris Blunt with a 20lb 15oz mirror, the biggest of six fish caught yesterday on B-2 during a day only session. Chris, who also lost two other fish used maggots and pinapple pop-ups over a spodded area at about 60 yards range.

Brasenose-Two. [17/03/2011]

Chris Blunt with a 19lb 05oz mirror, one of six fish caught yesterday on B-2 during a day only session. Chris, who also lost two other fish used maggots and pinapple pop-ups over a spodded area at about 60 yards range.

Hunts Corner Lake. [17/03/2011]

Nobby with a 22lb mirror caught this week on Hunts.

Hunts Corner Lake. [17/03/2011]

Nobby with an upper double common caught this week on Hunts.

Hunts Corner Lake. [17/03/2011]

Nobby with an upper double mirror caught this week on Hunts.

Hunts Corner Lake. [17/03/2011]

An upper double mirror caught by Nobby this week on Hunts.

Hunts Corner Lake. [17/03/2011]

A double figure mirror caught by Nobby this week on Hunts.

Hunts Corner Lake. [17/03/2011]

A double figure mirror caught by Nobby this week on Hunts.

Hunts Corner Lake. [17/03/2011]

Mark Ormond from Cheshire with a 22lb 04oz mirror, part of an eight fish, 48-hour session about one week ago on Hunts.

Hunts Corner Lake. [17/03/2011]

Mark Ormond from Cheshire with a 21lb 10oz mirror, part of an eight fish, 48-hour session about one week ago on Hunts.

Hunts Corner Lake. [17/03/2011]

Mark Ormond from Cheshire with a 21lb 02oz mirror, part of an eight fish, 48-hour session about one week ago on Hunts.

Hunts Corner Lake. [17/03/2011]

Mark Ormond from Cheshire with a 17lb 06oz mirror, part of an eight fish, 48-hour session about one week ago on Hunts.

Hunts Corner Lake. [17/03/2011]

Mark Ormond from Cheshire with a 15lb 08oz mirror, part of an eight fish, 48-hour session about one week ago on Hunts.

Hunts Corner Lake. [17/03/2011]

Mark Ormond from Cheshire with a 15lb 02oz mirror, part of an eight fish, 48-hour session about one week ago on Hunts.

Hunts Corner Lake. [17/03/2011]

Mark Ormond from Cheshire with a 20lb mirror, part of an eight fish, 48-hour session about one week ago on Hunts.

St. Johns Pool. [17/03/2011]

Dean Young from Worcestershire with a lovely 15lb 08oz common, the only fish he caught last weekend with the take coming as he was packing up.

Manor Farm Lake. [17/03/2011]

Clive Turner with a 29lb 13oz mirror caught this week from Manor Farm.

St. Johns Pool. [17/03/2011]

Martin Nowocin from Redditch with a 26lb 02oz mirror caught during a recent session using zig rigs.

St. Johns Pool. [17/03/2011]

Martin Nowocin from Redditch with a 24lb 02oz common caught during a recent session using zig rigs.

St. Johns Pool. [17/03/2011]

Martin Nowocin from Redditch with a 21lb 07oz mirror caught during a recent session using zig rigs.

Brasenose-One. [14/03/2011]

Paul Thompson from Birmingham with a new PB 29lb mirror caught from B-1 over the weekend along four other fish. Paul used 18mm cell boilies rolled by the Bait and Feed Company along with 14mm tutti pop-ups fished snow-man style.

Brasenose-One. [14/03/2011]

Paul Thompson from Birmingham with a 24lb 13oz mirror caught from B-1 over the weekend along four other fish. Paul used 18mm cell boilies rolled by the Bait and Feed Company along with 14mm tutti pop-ups fished snow-man style.

Hardwick Lake and Smiths Pool. [14/03/2011]

Jamie Parrish with a lovely fully scaled mirror caught from Hardwick over the weekend using Mainline Cell Boilies.

Hardwick Lake and Smiths Pool. [14/03/2011]

Jamie Parrish with a lovely linear mirror caught from Hardwick over the weekend using Mainline Cell Boilies.

40lb Plus Guys Syndicate Common. [14/03/2011]

Martin Collins with Unity Lakes biggest known common caught last week. Unfortunately the big fish bottomed his 40lb scales with a thump, so we don’t know exactly how big she was.

St. Johns Pool. [14/03/2011]

Andy Conradi from Bristol with a stunning 28lb 10oz mirror caught last week from St. Johns along with nine other fish.

Brasenose-One. [14/03/2011]

Shaun Aitken from Oxfordshire with a 23lb 09oz mirror caught yesterday on B-1.

St. Johns Pool. [14/03/2011]

Jake Wildbore with "The Old Warrior" at 22lb 02oz, one of a number of fish caught recently from St. Johns.

St. Johns Pool. [14/03/2011]

Jake Wildbore with a nice 19lb 08oz common, one of a number of fish caught recently from St. Johns.

St. Johns Pool. [14/03/2011]

Jake Wildbore with a nice 23lb 08oz mirror, one of a number of fish caught recently from St. Johns.

St. Johns Pool. [14/03/2011]

Jake Wildbore with a nice 25lb 04oz mirror, one of a number of fish caught recently from St. Johns.

St. Johns Pool. [14/03/2011]

Jake Wildbore with a nice common, one of a number of fish caught recently from St. Johns.

63lb St. Johns Catfish. [14/03/2011]

Myles Gibson with a massive 63lb catfish caught about ten days ago from St. Johns using a zig rig and size 12 hook.

**Press Release for the UK Carp Cup** [14/03/2011]

We can keep it a secret no longer, after months in the planning; we are delighted to announce that due to phenomenal demand we are launching a brand new competition for the UK carp scene.
The UK Carp Cup will take place this year with 20 qualifying venues throughout the country to choose from. There will be 10 anglers in each qualifier and the top 2 from each will go though to our semi final weekend spectacular where 40 anglers will battle it out across Brasenose 1 & 2 on 23,24,25 September.
The finals will take place on the weekend of 14,15,16 October on Oxlease, again part of the fantastic Richworth Linear Fisheries complex in Oxfordshire.
The big difference from the BCAC is that the competition is open for single anglers (and we don’t just mean those without a better half). Individual anglers, using three rods, can enter the UK Carp Cup for £175 and the winner takes the title of UK Carp Cup Champion plus a cheque for £5,000!
We expect places to go very quickly (there are only 200) so if you are interested, log onto http://www.carpcup.co.uk/ and leave your name and email – as soon as we launch (which will be later this month) we will email anyone who has registered on the site before anyone else.
The only way to register your interest is by doing so on the website http://www.carpcup.co.uk/ – we are not able to take details over the telephone.
There are a number of sponsorship opportunities available, if you would like to find out more please do not hesitate to contact me on the details below.
Best regards
Simon
Team BCAC

**NEW** Hardwick Lake & Smiths Pool DVD. [11/03/2011]

This new DVD will be launched at the Big One Fishing Show held in Farnborough this weekend, this brand new series takes an exclusive underwater look at one of the busiest day ticket fisheries in the UK, the Richworth Linear Complex. Join Trakker consultants Mark Bryant and Richard 'Cash' Farnan as they put their knowledge to the test, sending Stuart Morgan underwater to examine essential elements of everyday carp fishing. They explore how accurate we are with marker floats, find out how sensitive rigs really are and give a carp’s eye view of a real bait and rig situations. Those are just a few of the scenarios examined in this information packed DVD.

The first instalment is filmed at the famous Hardwick/Smiths venue, a water renowned for its tricky carp, clear water and extreme topography. This DVD isn’t just for Smiths/ Hardwick regulars, the lessons learned here are relevant on gravel pits both UK and Europe wide and will definitely help you put more fish on the bank. Following the release this weekend, the DVD will be available through selected retail outlets and online at the dedicated website.

More details on where to purchase this DVD will be posted on our web site over the next couple of weeks.

Brasenose-One. [11/03/2011]

Paul Morris from Bristol with a 16lb 02oz mirror, part of a five fish, 36-hour session this week on B-1.

Brasenose-One. [11/03/2011]

Paul Morris from Bristol with a 16lb 05oz mirror, part of a five fish, 36-hour session this week on B-1.

Brasenose-One. [11/03/2011]

Paul Morris from Bristol with a 17lb 02oz mirror, part of a five fish, 36-hour session this week on B-1.

Brasenose-One. [11/03/2011]

Sean Wilson from Bristol with an 18lb 02oz mirror, part of a eight fish, 36-hour session this week on B-1.

Brasenose-One. [11/03/2011]

Sean Wilson from Bristol with a 22lb 08oz mirror, part of a eight fish, 36-hour session this week on B-1.

Brasenose-One. [11/03/2011]

Sean Wilson from Bristol with a 19lb 09oz mirror, part of a eight fish, 36-hour session this week on B-1.

Hunts Corner Lake. [11/03/2011]

Andrew Moss with a 26lb mirror caught this week from Hunts, part of an eight fish catch.

Hunts Corner Lake. [11/03/2011]

Andrew Moss with a uniquely scaled 17lb 12oz mirror caught this week from Hunts, part of an eight fish catch.

Hunts Corner Lake. [11/03/2011]

Andrew Moss with a 19lb mirror caught this week from Hunts, part of an eight fish catch.

Hunts Corner Lake. [11/03/2011]

Andrew Moss with a 21lb 06oz mirror caught this week from Hunts, part of an eight fish catch.

Hunts Corner Lake. [11/03/2011]

Andrew Moss with a 23lb 10oz mirror caught this week from Hunts, part of an eight fish catch.

St. Johns Pool. [11/03/2011]

Linear regular Jamie Tandy with a 29lb 02oz mirror caught last Sunday on St. Johns whilst using a zig rig for the first time.

Hunts Corner Lake. [11/03/2011]

Robin Ball with his new UK PB 27lb 09oz mirror, his only fish of a 48-hour session this week on Hunts. Robin landed the big mirror a cell boilie tipped with an Avid Carp corn stop.

Hunts Corner Lake. [11/03/2011]

Fishery Officer Chris Blunt with a new Hunts Lake Record 18lb 04oz ghostie, the only fish landed during a 48-hour session this week.

St. Johns Pool. [11/03/2011]

Chris Lowe from West Brom with a 28lb 08oz mirror caught last week from St. Johns using SBS Baits Corn Poppers over a spodded area at range.

Manor Farm Lake. [11/03/2011]

Mat from Cheshire with a 26lb mirror caught this week from Manor.

St. Johns Pool. [11/03/2011]

Luke Church with a stunning 26lb 06oz common caught last weekend using CC Moore Northern Specials fished on zig rigs.

St. Johns Pool. [11/03/2011]

Luke Church with a lovely 15lb 02oz leather caught last weekend using CC Moore Northern Specials fished on zig rigs.

Hunts Corner Lake. [11/03/2011]

Mat Morris with his new PB 29lb 10oz mirror caught this week from Hunts using a 15mm Mainline pineapple pop-up fished as a single.

31lb St. Johns Mirror. [11/03/2011]

This is a photo that we've only just received from Matt, it’s his new PB 31lb mirror caught back on the 4th of Feb this year whilst fishing Kempys Point on St. Johns.

31lb Manor Farm Mirror. [11/03/2011]

Dave Coclough from Cheshire with a stunning 31lb 10oz mirror caught this week on Manor along with four other fish.

Hunts Corner Lake. [11/03/2011]

Jason Browne with a 26lb 10oz mirror caught during a recent session on Hunts.

Hunts Corner Lake. [11/03/2011]

Jason Browne with a 25lb 08oz mirror caught during a recent session on Hunts.

Hunts Corner Lake. [07/03/2011]

Local angler Josh Bennett with a 20lb 02oz mirror, one of two fish caught during a recent overnight session using Tails-Up OCM boilies and Nash rigs and hooks.

Hunts Corner Mirror. [07/03/2011]

Paul Thomas with a 19lb mirror caught from Hunts Corner last Thursday using Mainline Cell Boilies.

30lb St. Johns Pool Mirror. [07/03/2011]

Mark Harris with a new PB 30lb 02oz mirror caught recently from St. Johns during his first visit to the water. Mark used home made boilies to cath his new PB.

31lb Guys Syndicate Mirror. [07/03/2011]

Lee Dowding from South Wales with a 31lb 06oz mirror known as "Graham" caught from Unity Lake during a recent session. Lee ended up with 18 fish, this included five twenties and two thirties.

30lb Guys Syndicate Mirror. [07/03/2011]

Lee Dowding from South Wales with a 30lb 04oz mirror known as "Cut Tail" caught from Unity Lake during a recent session. Lee ended up with 18 fish, this included five twenties and two thirties.

Guys Syndicate. [07/03/2011]

Lee Dowding from South Wales with a 28lb 06oz ghostie caught from Unity Lake during a recent session. Lee ended up with 18 fish, this included five twenties and two thirties.

Guys Syndicate. [07/03/2011]

Lee Dowding from South Wales with a double caught from Unity Lake during a recent session. Lee ended up with 18 fish, this included five twenties and two thirties.

Guys Syndicate. [07/03/2011]

Lee Dowding from South Wales with a double caught from Unity Lake during a recent session. Lee ended up with 18 fish, this included five twenties and two thirties.

Guys Syndicate. [07/03/2011]

Lee Dowding from South Wales with a double caught from Unity Lake during a recent session. Lee ended up with 18 fish, this included five twenties and two thirties.

Guys Syndicate. [07/03/2011]

Lee Dowding from South Wales with a double caught from Unity Lake during a recent session. Lee ended up with 18 fish, this included five twenties and two thirties.

Guys Syndicate. [07/03/2011]

Lee Dowding from South Wales with a double caught from Unity Lake during a recent session. Lee ended up with 18 fish, this included five twenties and two thirties.

Guys Syndicate. [07/03/2011]

Lee Dowding from South Wales with a double caught from Unity Lake during a recent session. Lee ended up with 18 fish, this included five twenties and two thirties.

Guys Syndicate. [07/03/2011]

Lee Dowding from South Wales with a double caught from Unity Lake during a recent session. Lee ended up with 18 fish, this included five twenties and two thirties.

Guys Syndicate. [07/03/2011]

Lee Dowding from South Wales with a double caught from Unity Lake during a recent session. Lee ended up with 18 fish, this included five twenties and two thirties.

Guys Syndicate. [07/03/2011]

Lee Dowding from South Wales with a double caught from Unity Lake during a recent session. Lee ended up with 18 fish, this included five twenties and two thirties.

Guys Syndicate. [07/03/2011]

Lee Dowding from South Wales with a double caught from Unity Lake during a recent session. Lee ended up with 18 fish, this included five twenties and two thirties.

Guys Syndicate. [07/03/2011]

Lee Dowding from South Wales with a low twenty caught from Unity Lake during a recent session. Lee ended up with 18 fish, this included five twenties and two thirties.

Guys Syndicate. [07/03/2011]

Lee Dowding from South Wales with a low twenty caught from Unity Lake during a recent session. Lee ended up with 18 fish, this included five twenties and two thirties.

Guys Syndicate. [07/03/2011]

Lee Dowding from South Wales with a low twenty caught from Unity Lake during a recent session. Lee ended up with 18 fish, this included five twenties and two thirties.

Guys Syndicate. [07/03/2011]

Lee Dowding from South Wales with a low twenty caught from Unity Lake during a recent session. Lee ended up with 18 fish, this included five twenties and two thirties.

St. Johns Pool. [07/03/2011]

Dan Wildbore with a 29lb 06oz common caught towards the end of last week from St. Johns using maggots and CC Moore live system boilies.

St. Johns Pool. [07/03/2011]

Dan Wildbore with a 20lb 02oz mirror caught towards the end of last week from St. Johns using maggots and CC Moore live system boilies.

34lb St. Johns Common. [04/03/2011]

Myles Gibson with a 34lb 08oz common, part of a 12 fish session this week that included another thirty along with a 63lb cat. He caught using maggots and 10mm CC Moore live system boilies or on zig rigs.

30lb St. Johns Mirror. [04/03/2011]

Myles Gibson with a 30lb 10oz mirror, part of a 12 fish session this week that included another thirty along with a 63lb cat. He caught using maggots and 10mm CC Moore live system boilies or on zig rigs.

St. Johns Pool. [04/03/2011]

Myles Gibson with a 25lb 12oz mirror, part of a 12 fish session this week that included two thirties along with a 63lb cat. He caught using maggots and 10mm CC Moore live system boilies or on zig rigs.

St. Johns Pool. [04/03/2011]

Myles Gibson with a 15lb 02oz mirror, part of a 12 fish session this week that included two thirties along with a 63lb cat. He caught using maggots and 10mm CC Moore live system boilies or on zig rigs.

St. Johns Pool. [04/03/2011]

Myles Gibson with a 14lb 06oz mirror, part of a 12 fish session this week that included two thirties along with a 63lb cat. He caught using maggots and 10mm CC Moore live system boilies or on zig rigs.

St. Johns Pool. [04/03/2011]

Myles Gibson with a 13lb 08oz mirror, part of a 12 fish session this week that included two thirties along with a 63lb cat. He caught using maggots and 10mm CC Moore live system boilies or on zig rigs.

St. Johns Pool. [04/03/2011]

Myles Gibson with a 20lb mirror, part of a 12 fish session this week that included two thirties along with a 63lb cat. He caught using maggots and 10mm CC Moore live system boilies or on zig rigs.

St. Johns Pool. [04/03/2011]

Myles Gibson with a 14lb common, part of a 12 fish session this week that included two thirties along with a 63lb cat. He caught using maggots and 10mm CC Moore live system boilies or on zig rigs.

46lb St. Johns Catfish. [04/03/2011]

Richard Sims with a cracking 46lb catfish caught from St. Johns last week, seen in the photo with Ryan Whittle and Jason Townsend. All three lads travelled down from the Tackle Warehouse in Crawley.

St. Johns Pool. [02/03/2011]

Pete Bennett, owner of Trafford Angling Supplies in Manchester with a cracking 29lb 08oz mirror caught on Monday from St. Johns, using monster squid pop-ups over half a kilo of freebies.

Oxlease Lake. [02/03/2011]

Daniel Norton from Ellesmere Port with a new PB 7lb 09oz tench caught from Oxlease Lake last week. This was one of five tench caught during his session, all of which beat his previous PB.

Oxlease Lake. [02/03/2011]

Daniel Norton from Ellesmere Port with a stockie mirror caught from Oxlease Lake last week.

Oxlease Lake. [02/03/2011]

Adam Arathoon from Ellesmere Port with a new PB 7lb 10oz tench caught from Oxlease Lake last week.

Oxlease Lake. [02/03/2011]

Adam Arathoon from Ellesmere Port with a stockie common caught from Oxlease Lake last week.

Brasenose-One. [01/03/2011]

Malaika Kletta with her new PB 22lb 12oz mirror caught last week on B-1 along with four other fish.

Brasenose-One. [01/03/2011]

Calum Kletta with a 21lb mirror caught last week on B-1.

Brasenose-One. [01/03/2011]

Calum Kletta with a 20lb 08oz mirror caught last week on B-1.

St. Johns Pool. [01/03/2011]

Matthew Brown from Manchester with a lovely 23lb mirror caught last week whilst on St. Johns.

St. Johns Pool. [01/03/2011]

Matthew Brown from Manchester with a cracking 19lb linear caught last week whilst on St. Johns.

St. Johns Pool. [01/03/2011]

Matthew Brown from Manchester with a 28lb 06oz mirror caught last week from St. Johns.

St. Johns Pool. [01/03/2011]

Matthew Brown from Manchester with a 22lb mirror caught last week from St. Johns.

St. Johns Pool. [01/03/2011]

Matthew Brown from Manchester with an 18lb 04oz mirror caught last week from St. Johns.

St. Johns Pool. [01/03/2011]

Matthew Jenker from Manchester with a 20lb 09oz linear caught from St. Johns last week.

Guys Syndicate. [01/03/2011]

Michael Newport with an 18lb 02oz mirror caught during his first session on the syndicate.

Guys Syndicate. [01/03/2011]

Michael Newport with a 12lb 04oz mirror caught during his first session on the syndicate.

St. Johns Pool. [01/03/2011]

David Johnson from Hampshire with a 27lb 13oz mirror caught last Thursday/Friday from St. Johns.

St. Johns Pool. [01/03/2011]

David Johnson from Hampshire with a 15lb mirror caught last Thursday/Friday from St. Johns.

St. Johns Pool. [01/03/2011]

David Johnson from Hampshire with a 20lb 02oz mirror caught last Thursday/Friday from St. Johns.

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