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26 pounder

Post by Mark » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:25 am

Did you know chaps that on the 24th July 1930 (83 years ago today) Mr. Albert Buckley caught his record 26lb carp from Mapperley. :Hat:
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Re: 26 pounder

Post by Kingfisher » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:30 am

I did yes, I've just read about it.

I wonder who the young lad was who transported it to the Taxidermist for him and If he's still alive today?

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Re: 26 pounder

Post by Woolly Bear » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:02 am

Mark :Hat: , yes I sure did , kindest regards . Woolly bear . :Hat: I bet most of the new carp anglers don't :Hahaha:

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Re: 26 pounder

Post by Snape » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:39 am

I admit I didn't. It was quite a feat on roach tackle too. :Hat:
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Re: 26 pounder

Post by Julian » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:08 am

I didn't know it was the anniversary today :Hat:
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