Spotted Fin Catch Reports – April 2017


April 2017

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Below are just a few of the fish landed on Spotted Fin Products

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Here is Pieter Johnson with a 16lb fish caught on The Catalyst. Pieter was actually the first Team Fin member to have a fish over 40lb.. a long time ago now.. but he is still enjoying a morning with his family at his local lake.. spottedfin.com

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What a way to kick start the bank holiday weekend! Lara with a unbelievably good looking koi from her latest session…

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Lovely vibes from Ed Skillz on a recent trip to the river… If you’re out on the bank this bank holiday weekend, good luck!

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Steve Wright continuing his domination on Bluebell complex managed to smash the lake record over the weekend on Sandmartin lake, at a whopping 41lbs 6oz! A kilo of crushed Catalyst boilie with a FW miracle berry pop up over the bed of bait proved too irresistible for the unit. The first time the lake has done a 40lbs+ fish too. Well done Steve, great angling!

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A 40+ mirror lays in wait for those all important capture shots…
Have you been out on the bank this weekend with Spotted Fin? If so we’d love to see your captures! Email your images to media.spottedfin@hotmail.com

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How’s this for a cracker to get the week underway! After purchasing his bait from The Carp Shack in Woodley, Reading, James Lugg introduced The Catalyst boilies fishing with a Catalyst natural pop up over the bed of bait. The result, a new PB common in the net at 36lbs 8oz!

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Mark Terry returned from a trip to France recently, banking several fish even though the carp were in a “spawny” mood… but the pick of the bunch for us was this lovely clean looking grass carp! Mark tempted the fish using mixed Catalyst boilies, accompanied with the matching Catalyst pellets and particle syrup.

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Tony Parker banked this stunning looking common on a recent session, spinning the dial to over 27lbs on Cheshire Mere. A boosted Catalyst bottom bait using the Catalyst food dip the winning method on this occasion!

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It seems the commons have taken a very big liking this weekend with three 40+ UK commons banked including a new lake record which we will bring you tomorrow! This time it’s Ginger Robertson’s turn with this battle scarred 40lbs 4oz brute. Using a small PVA bag with crushed Catalyst boilies and Betafin pellet, ginger presented a Catalyst bottom bait topped with a Miracle berry pop up to tempt the bite.

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Rich Murkin caught this gorgeous dark common at 40lb from Bluebell lakes in a recent session. A washed out yellow Catalyst pop up over 3kg of Catalyst freebies, incorporating some Tuna Stix and Catalyst food dip too on the hookbait. Fishing on a hard spot in the silt, Rich managed to tempt the brute but ended up getting locked up in the weed, which saw a very tense 20 minute battle with the fish, before slipping the chunk over the net cord! Due to a very busy few years for Rich, it was the first time he’d managed to be on the bank in over two years, but he put faith in The Catalyst range and it didn’t leave him disappointed! Fantastic work Rich, and very well deserved.

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After two fish over 20lb yesterday in Norway, which is classed as extremely good weights for this cold northern country, Chris Thompson has just knocked it out the park with a 30lb 8oz Mirror less than 1kg under the Norwegian Record. A Catalyst Snowman doing the damage on all three. Well done Chris ! spottedfin.com

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Yet another stunning looking common from Millfield Pool, this time from Dale Baxter. Using chopped and whole Catalyst boilies, Dale opted to present a Catalyst Natural pop up over the bed, proving too tempting to ignore!

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Business as usual for Scott Kelly on Erics Willows with this dark unit of a mirror, tipping the dials round to 30lbs 10oz. A trio of the new Go2 8mm Wafters the fishes downfall! Scott has also told us that he’s had two fish bigger in the session as well…

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Lovely vibes from Rene Domig in Switzerland! A stunning shot…

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Fishing a new venue, Nathan Bailey managed to bag this lovely looking common of around 25lbs. Using a hookbait soaked in the Masala spice booster spray accompanied with a handful of Betafin pellets. With an estimated stock of only 15 fish, Nathan’s tactics were on the money!

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Team member Matt Hollingworth enjoyed himself on Ladywood lakes in a recent session, banking a nice looking common. Matt noticed plenty of fish in the upper layers, therefore opted for a zig rig using a Classic corn pop up to get the all important bite. Well in Matt!

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Fishing Horton’s Church lake, Consultant Matt Miller managed to get his new ticket off to a good start banking a lovely brace of commons. Tactic wise, Matt presented a Fruit Zing pop up over a bed of a new prototype bait. Something new is coming…

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Back down on the waters edge, Rob Nunn wasted no time in getting in on some action! Boosting his Catalyst boilies with Betafin and minamino, he made sure the fish would do some investigating…

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A lovely looking common for young Scott Bassett down on his local park lake. A Catalyst hookbait with a Frank Warwick Fruit Zing pop up presented snowman style proving too irresistible!

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Cold conditions on the river doesn’t stop The Catalyst from doing its job, even when the going is tough! Demonstrated perfectly by Ed Skillz with this lovely looking mirror…

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Another session, another fish for Ross Beaumont! A lovely looking common from Millfield Pool in West Yorkshire. Taken over a bed of crumbed Catalyst boilie and matching natural pop up, a devastating tactic…

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40lb 5oz of big English mirror carp from Chilham Mill! Known as “The Fat Linear” Shaun Brooker tempted the giant fishing The Catalyst boilie, accompanied with a Catalyst hookbaits soaked in Catalyst Particle and Pellet Syrup. Massive well done Shaun, a truly amazing carp!

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Another Suffolk stunner for Ben Hatcher.

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How’s this for an Easter banger from Ben Hatcher! Part of a four fish catch on his local Suffolk club water, Ben opted for a single Frank Warwick Classic Corn pop up fished on a multi hinge rig using the semi-stiff Finskin hooklink. Top work Ben

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After baiting a fringe to a small island with Catalyst boilies and pellet, Richard Handel managed to catch this lovely looking common at 22lbs 13oz. Incorporating the semi stiff finskin hooklink and size 8 longshank hooks, Richard ensured the fish was ending up in the landing net!

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A recent session for Dave Wright saw him bank four fish , this common being the pick of the bunch at 24lbs 10oz. Dave presented a washed out pink Catalyst pop up on a naked chod fishing at range. Good work Dave!

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Paul Armstrong with a gorgeous looking common once again from Parco, nailed on the Catalyst washed out pop ups over a bed of Catalyst freebies

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Brace of big commons for Frank Warwick and the team over in Parco Del Brenta! With about 170 fish caught during the session… I think it’s safe to say Parco got demolished!

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Guy Warwick has been getting amongst them over in Italy, topped off by this chunk of a mirror!

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How’s this for a throwback Thursday? Dale Baxter holding a fish from Abbey Lakes Atilla, named ‘Tilda’. Evading capture for over two years, before gracing Dales net…

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Man of the moment Menno Van Dalen with the other half to his new PB no less than 24 hours after slipping the net under that huge common! Frank Warwick Fruit Zing pop up over The Catalyst once again doing the damage

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How’s this for a shot from Rene Domig to take us into bank holiday weekend… If you’re out on the bank over the next coming days, stay safe and good luck!

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He’s only gone and done it again! Menno Van Dalen of Carp Crossing and Spotted Fin pictured here, cradling a huge common at over 57lbs! But this isn’t enough for Menno… he’s also landed a colossal mirror at over 63lbs too which we will show you tomorrow! Thats 3 PB’s for one man on the same trip… A Frank Warwick Fruit Zing pop up presented over The Catalyst providing the goods for the Dutchman. Congrats Menno Van Dalen!

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Team member Steve Wright fishing Bluebell Sandmartin decided to set up on the back of the wind and was kindly rewarded with this absolute stunner! A Catalyst natural pop up once again providing the bite over the Catalyst boilies…

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Morten Rasmussen nailed this lovely looking common in a recent session on a new water. Presenting a Catalyst bottom bait tipped with a Catalyst white pop up fished blowback style, he gave the fish no chance!

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Tom Hermitage with the other half to his recent session from the weekend, using his home made pop ups with the Zero Gravity pop up mix… Stunning!

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Menno Van Dalen of Carpcrossing Carp Lakes has been smashing it recently using The Catalyst in France, and it just keeps getting better! A new PB at 24.4kg (53 lbs 8oz) made Menno one happy man! Yet another PB broken with Spotted Fin. Hookbait of choice was a Frank Warwick caramel cream pop up over Catalyst freebies.

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Tom Hermitage enjoyed some recent success on his local park lake, this being one of two fish caught on the session at 26lbs 10oz. Using our new Zero Gravity mix, Tom rolled his own pop ups combining a variety of SF flavours and paired these with a hinge stiff rig made with our FinSkin hook link and Straight point hooks, over a scattering of Catalyst freebies.

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Spotted Fins Social media manager Tom Gibson just couldn’t resist getting the surface set up out this weekend after the recent weather. Tom opted to use our Liquid salmon oil to soak his floating freebies, tempting this lovely looking scaley mirror off the top!

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Team member Ross Beaumont over on Millfield Pool in West Yorkshire had this gorgeous looking mirror over the weekend. Although the carp were intent on sunbathing, this stunner just couldn’t resist a Catalyst natural pop up over a bed of crushed Catalyst boilies!

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Martin Furbring over in Sweden was struggling in a recent session until his friend handed him some of The Catalyst boilies. No later after he introduced them, this lovely looking mirror graced his net! Nailed on a double 15mm Catalyst bottom bait. Yet again proving why the Catalyst is so effective…

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As if it couldn’t get any better for our Team in Italy… this unit has just graced the net at just over 71lbs! Massive well done to John Glasscoe and another PB smashed on the trip!

A washed out yellow Catalyst dumbell tempting the giant

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After a late set up in the dark last night, George Green managed to bag this chunky looking 28lbs common. A SF wide gape hook combined with the Gravel Finskin hook link made sure this one wasn’t getting away! Top effort George

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Kenneth Spissens with an incredible image, returning his latest capture back to its home…

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An Italian chunk for John Glasscoe, this time in the shape of this 47lbs 12oz common…

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Team Fin over in Parco, Italy are tearing the lake apart at the moment! In excess of well over 100 fish, this brute of a common tipped the scales at 58lbs!

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After moving onto showing fish, it didn’t take long for Rob Nunn to get into some action with this peach of a mirror! A new prototype bait doing the business

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Kevin Brooks.. New PB at 53.4, Parco Del Brenda, Italy. Double Catalyst bottom baits over The Catalyst. spottedfin.com

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Fredrik Mangotsson, Sweden: “This breath taking big scaled mirror ended my session in the best possible way. This time it was the Fruit Zing Pop-up that made my buzzer scream and yet again FINSKIN Soft Coated Hooklink and a size 6 Turningpoint Longshank Curve hook made my multi rig present the bait perfectly…

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Third lake record in 4 weeks in Scandinavian territory on The Catalyst and Frank Warwick Pop-Ups. This time Sweden. Fredrick’s weekend started with this perfect common that found a Miracle Berry popup irresistible fished on a multi rig. He used the FINSKIN Soft Coated Hooklink and a size 6 Turningpoint Long Shank Curve hook. Performance and reliability provided in all the products and he trust’s them 110%.

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Carl Brackhahn has just had this fish out of Chilham Mill, Kent at 38lb fishing over whole and crumbed Catalyst boilies. A fish known as The Pretty One, she is one of the ” A Team” in the venue. After a big battle in the weed she was finally landed, much to the pleasure of Carl !

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Ben Hatcher cast to showing fish, early in the morning using a 15mm Classic corn Pop-Up on a hinged stiff rig. FINSKIN Semi Stiff Hooklink was used for the booms

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Mason Bradford, from Team Fin with a new PB of 30.6 caught on the Spotted Fin, Frank Warwick Pop-Ups and SF TURNINGPOINT hooks. Mason fished a private Wraysbury lake and had a great haul at the weekend, amongst this PB, and we will bring you more of his fish in the week.

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Remy Klotz.. The Catalyst, France

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Remy Klotz in France, had this fish on an 18mm Catalyst boilie topped with a pink washed out dumbbell

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