View Full Version : canal record broken??

09-02-2005, 09:26
just flicking through anglers mail yesterday and in garys column it states that the canal record hasbeen broken by a 47lb giant of a common..(page 15 if anyones interested).

if so, and if the carp is..(cough), a decent one then fair play to the captor a truly massive fish from the canal http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif

09-02-2005, 13:15
Sally - Pride of the valley???

09-02-2005, 14:52
oh wouldnt it be wonderful if she turned up after all these years.

09-02-2005, 14:56
Shes still alive.. but nowhere near that size...

09-02-2005, 14:59
I'm not sure she makes 40 now!? So I'm led to believe! http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/confused.gif

09-02-2005, 15:13
You guys cant be serious that shes still around?? PM if you want....

09-02-2005, 15:14
Does it say from what area of guc at all???

I can think of 3 or 4 places the cut could throw up a fish that size

09-02-2005, 15:18
It doesn't specify which canal or part exactly and going on the previous big canal carp that is the way it should be kept!

To many big fish from canals go walkies now days!

09-02-2005, 15:23
I thought that the canal record was held by the Exeter Canal at just over 42, caught by a man called Pete Gregory?? I could be wrong...I often am.. http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/blush.gif

09-02-2005, 15:29
stonesy, Danny Smith I believe broke it with his 2nd capture of Golden Shoulders at 43lb+

unfortunately, it apparently no longer lives in the canal.

salad, agree, but would be nice to know which canal, and maybe rough location, i.e london, midlands, birmingham etc

09-02-2005, 15:31
North London

09-02-2005, 16:31
Sally is still around, and yes guc is the place.... but again not at that weight.

09-02-2005, 16:32
And Golden Shoulders IS still there!!!!!!

09-02-2005, 17:48
well the description is north london in the mags, guess that makes it guc then, and the captor doest want to pubicise apparentley..afraid of people decdending on the strech concerned..thats fair enough i suppose

09-02-2005, 18:37
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thought that the canal record was held by the Exeter Canal at just over 42, caught by a man called Pete Gregory?? I could be wrong...I often am

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Sadly this fish sprouted legs soon after the capture so i'm told http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/mad.gif

09-02-2005, 18:56
Thats interesting Jools,

I knew a few anglers who were fishing for that carp for a number of years after that capture. It makes sense though, as that fish was never seen again in the canal after the capture.

If moved any idea were it went. PM if you like.

09-02-2005, 19:01
Sally was in the canal, have seen a photo, with the distinctive tail http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif

09-02-2005, 20:54
James i'm told and i stress this is all hearsay etc... that the 40 went into the River for a while then was recaught and put into a certain complex beginning with R wher it died a year or so later
Several other fish were taken from the canal &amp; river at the same time

09-02-2005, 22:28
Thats sad mate, ive fished for that carp with the hope she was still there. I know the venue you mention "R" and i am not supprised she went belly up. Damn shame, should have left her, its wise not to let on where and what you catch from the canals and rivers, tempting but wise. Greed and selfishness is an anglers worst trait, well for some it is. I will still fish my stretches in the hope....

10-02-2005, 06:54
was thinking of starting to do a few overnighters on the canal this year, bit of a trek from barnstaple.....still, may still be something worth catching in there

10-02-2005, 07:58
Should think there's still a few in there Frothey,goes for miles and wide ,and most of it never see's a soul.
Good luck ,and sad that monster went walkies.

10-02-2005, 14:40

theres an article in Clarkeys book by Jason Cann with a mid-thirty from said Canal. Seen plenty of fish in there myself but nothing anywhere near 30.

Tight lines http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif

10-02-2005, 14:48
there is still plenty of largish carp in the canal. I spend a lot of time on the canal and river and have seen plenty of 20's over the past few years, including a few on the bank. Disturbed a big one in the margins nr Clapperbrook Bridge only last autumn, was a very broad fish from the glimpse I got of her.

shame about the big old girl. I always wondered what happened to her.

10-02-2005, 15:34
The 47 lb common isn't necessarily from the Grand Union. As far as I'm aware the previous biggest was 43-2 from the Exeter Canal.
Dan's one from the GUC was bang on 43 lb, still in there unless someone else has caught it since. Area it was caught from has been turned into a marina since. I know there were a few rumours about it being moved but probably started by a few of the people who had a few goes for it and failed. Dan spent 6 or 7 years after that fish before he first caught it.
I know where the big common is from but am not saying any more. Captor was going to publicise the pics but changed his mind, fair play to him.

10-02-2005, 17:01
lol gary best you check your mirrors before you pop down for a bash lol
and for any tracers as well lol

10-02-2005, 17:17
Not a part of London that i would want to fish unless i had some armed guards with me!
Knew about the area before he had this one but probably not worth the hassle and chance of getting mugged, or worse...

10-02-2005, 17:29
Gary, thanks for the info, I was going to go after Golden S a couple of winters ago, but with all the rumours of it being stolen, I decided not too. suppose that was the plan, keep people like me away???
Have to say, I do like it down there where GS came from, spent a few days looking and wanding around, getting to know the area.
Got an idea where the big common came from, but will keep my mouth shut, as I know of a 40lb common coming out 2 seasons ago, but was never publicised.

10-02-2005, 22:59
Frothey, ive heard that there are some nice Carp to be had out of the Canal in Bude, only can fish two rods and the rowers are a bit of a pain though. Try the area next to the Large Car Park for results. Spoke to an old guy fishing it last summer and he told me that they had removed some upper 20s but the bigguns are still in there somewhere.

18-02-2005, 19:12
don't condone moving fish anywhere you ent supposed to like the rest of you i'm sure.
but its funny how things turn out.
one of the biggest fish in a local lake came from the river.
not sure if its still in there as i know a well known angler and his mate who is on a antimoving committee may have moved it.
i know they have moved some of the others.
at least i found out before wasting a winter on there.

"buity is in the beheye of the beholder" http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

18-02-2005, 19:29
yeah, had a look around the canal - some plonker open the gates a few (or more!) years ago, carp were washing up on the beach....or so the story goes http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/crazy.gif