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    I got a phone call this morning from a mate, get the Angling Times, why i asked, just buy it he said.

    So out i went and bought it.

    Now on the front page there is a small heading, two Perch for 10lb.

    I opened the paper to have a look and read about this outstanding catch, great fish and both in prime condition.

    I then turn over and see my ugly mug stuck on the page.

    It's 20 years this month that I had that fish, and the paper is talking about the very same thing we have been talking about here on FM.

    River Roach, just how rare are they.

    Whilst I agree that big river Roach are hard and getting harder to find, let alone catch, I do wise the AT would stop using that picture, it's History long gone, it would also be nice if the press would ask to run it all over again.

    As for some of the claims by the AT, I leave it for those who read it to make up their minds.

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    Nice photo on the cover though Ray!!

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    Hahaha, good write up in the middle Steve.

    But what of the cliams from the AT, most significant record fish in angling history, and, became one of the most iconic coarse fish of all time,

    Very OTT IMO, and I caught the thing.

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    All credit to the Doc, Paul Garner for that one, super bloke!

    You're going to have to live with that capture forever Ray, thats how it is.

    One heck of a way to be part of Angling history though, you'll always be there.

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    Congratulations Steve,

    For a bloke who doesn't reply to forums how come you've got 5,122 posts gainst your name?

    And how come after another post the counter hasn't increased?

    Same goes for Ray's post count...? Identical in two consecutive posts.

    The question that we might ask is where are all the up and coming 'stars' who should be grabbing the headlines and column inches?

    Perhaps they all go carp fishing and we're the last of the old far's!

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    Cheers Bob.

    I know I used to post on here quite frequently but that was a few years ago and I very much doubt it was in such quantity!

    Very fair question about the "new" guys, the opportunity is there for any angler from the younger generation, but away from the carp scene the cupboard appears to be rather bare.

    Anyway, I've signed up to Facebook to increase web traffic, plenty of fisherfolk on there, we can communicate with the less old anglers as well!
    The last hurrah from an old f..t !

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    Just out of interest Ray, how long was the fish retained for? This is not a 'funny' question either, it's just that I have mulled over what exactly I would do If I ever had the good fortune to capture a record fish and what the logical steps would then be.

    I think that nowadays, given all the questions that would inevitably arise regarding parentage, with a record roach I would certainly retain it in a keep net and get the fish experts out in the field to witness it for themselves.
    Next cast ...

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    Good question. I dont carry a net and I'd be damned if I'd kill a fish of that size.

    Fortunately I dont think its ever likely to be an issue I'll have to deal with.

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    Rufus,

    The fish was retained for about two hours all in all, may have been a little longer, but not much.

    My mate went off to find some other anglers, he was gone what seemed an age, but I saw Terry Lampard walking across the field and called him over.

    The rest we all know.

    Steve,

    Seems strange to me that the press still take about it, when the record has been broken.

    Bob,
    There are plenty of young good anglers out there, but a few i know don't like the way the press do things, so they keep away.

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