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Angling: Jones hooks monster pike to smash Newport AA record

DENNIS Jones, from Rogiet, has smashed the Newport AA pike record with a monster 38lb 7oz fish he caught while carp fishing at Woodstock Pond.

The 58-year-old self-employed gardener had caught carp over 20lb on recent visits to the Newport pond.

He had already landed one of 11lb when the pike chomped on the boilie and artificial sweetcorn cocktail he was offering on a size six hook.

Despite the size of the fish, Dennis took only three or four minutes to play it to the net on a 25lb hook length, 15lb main line and a carp rod with a 3lb test curve.

Pike apart, Woodstock Pond is in cracking form at the moment.

Phil Rawlings, from Pontypool, caught over 100lb of carp when he pole-fished pellets on peg 40 by the car park.

Newport angler Ian Driscoll had 80lb of carp and bream on waggler float and maggots on the hook.

Dai Evans included carp, bream and tench in a catch well over 60lb and there have been a number of catches to 50lb or more.

The neighbouring School Pool is also on song as Matt Morgan found when he came from Blackwood to fish.

Fishing pellet baits just a foot under the surface, he caught carp after carp and in the end they were coming so fast that he had to pack up and go home for a rest.

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