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   Old Thread  #278 16 Feb 2019 at 5.26pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Me and Gary, fishing for monster barbel.

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   Old Thread  #277 16 Feb 2019 at 5.23pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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25lb plus Pike are an immense creature in my eyes.

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   Old Thread  #276 16 Feb 2019 at 5.18pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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25lb something mate. I cannot remember. That was without doubt the oldest one. Its head was incredible. A river 30+, is quite something. Sam caught the fish of a lifetime there.
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   Old Thread  #275 16 Feb 2019 at 5.14pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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30lb Non trout water Pike are getting rarely than rocking horse poo nowadays.

How big is your pike Mark in that Video, post 274 ?

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   Old Thread  #274 16 Feb 2019 at 5.11pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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It weighed 32lb8oz mate. It probably weighed 32lb9oz, but we were excited and called it that. It was, the single most impressive coarse fish that I have ever seen. You could fit most of your leg down its gullet. A proper serpent. It's two big teeth top and bottom, would have touched in the middle through your forearm nigh on. Definitely a duck eater, they are eating the same ducks, right now today.

That was Sam Meewissen that caught the big pike. Gary Peet is holding the diseased one. 'Pest controller' catches the smaller mutants every time, it's a standing joke. Both have fished Chew, Gary a lot more than Sam I think. Gary loves Chew I think, but he is determined to get a Thames monster now. I wind him up and tell him they are 'proper' ones from the river.

He owns the Tackle Box in Dartford, with his brother Kevin, you might know him from in there. Next time you see him, say "Mark' said to call him pest controller... Be prepared to stand there and wipe away his tears for ten minutes after wards though.

Check out my scared eyes... . This one had clearly been much bigger than 25lb, it had a massive head, barely any teeth, and was blind in one eye. We all thought this one had probably been a bit bigger in the past to. There is a young 27/28, that is growing fast. I took an old trace out of it, it has put on 2lb since quite quickly. That one will do 30+, it's bigger in frame than Sam's fish. I think I've had it twice now, but not for a while.

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   Old Thread  #273 16 Feb 2019 at 2.39pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Proper warrior what did it weigh?? and does Gary Peet fish Chew as sure I've been in his company somewhere as he looks familiar?
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   Old Thread  #272 16 Feb 2019 at 12.34pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
A better look at the Thames eye parasite, which I spoke about earlier. This fishes eye is in the earlier stages, of what 'the Eye' from Sonning had. It's starting to pop from the socket. The other side is fine. It's eye is going to blow out, from the middle at some point in the future, a parasite is eating away at it. The long scaly one in the video two posts back (270), this is the carrier, and spreader, unquestionably. It has passed it onto bream, lots of carp to. She's a 'mover' to, which is not good. The eye explodes, the other side of that scaly one, is horrific, as bad as 'the Eye' was, or worse.

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   Old Thread  #271 16 Feb 2019 at 12.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #269 16 Feb 2019 at 12.21pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks Peter. They, are/were very special fish indeed. Carp that time had forgot a bit. Pukka ones, and extra special to me, as ex Thames fish. Loads that I cannot say on here, but the carp world is in for some big surprises over the next few years. Massively so. There are a lot of big carp in this country, that no sausage knows about. Like the very most proper ones, that you could ever imagine. Everyone moans that 'it' is dying, it's them that is dying. They just do not know their onions, not really. There is a whole raft of anglers, who do not want everyone else to know what they are doing in this country. Just because anglers do not know about these blokes, does not mean that they are not there. They are. The fish are there to. They just do not have names, or appear in Carpworld or Big Carp, Faceache or Insta.
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   Old Thread  #268 16 Feb 2019 at 8.37am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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That fully is a amazing 👌
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   Old Thread  #267 16 Feb 2019 at 0.47am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
The ex Thames fish from earlier.

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And her sister with a friend. This one died a few years ago.

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   Old Thread  #266 16 Feb 2019 at 0.25am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Two of the nicest men, you could ever meet Poots, honestly. You would remember them both well I imagine. Guy is a very well respected Thames carp angler, he's been fighting a battle, to get the close season abolished on rivers for quite a few years.

Sam is the most lovely man, he does not have a bad bone in his body. He is a top angler, all species. It was him who told me to pre bait for the big girls. He was right, he maybe a spawny git, but her deserved that monster, I was so glad he caught it. It was the third biggest pike, ever caught from the river Thames, we were told. He's a life long piker, I'm a carper, who used to pike fish a long time ago. But his advice, helped catch all those pike really I think. Sam has caught some proper carp to. Him and his dad, stocked Mary and the rest into Wraysbury, when he was a nipper. Sam is a ledge, and a good mate. But yes, he does love a conspiracy
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   Old Thread  #265 16 Feb 2019 at 0.17am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Guy B and conspiracy S? Only met one of them.
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