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Fritz blitz lets Ram nut Baz clout the big trout; FISHING.

ACHTUNG! Fritz The Floating Fish Fry is blitzing rainbow trout in Lancashire's Pennine Fishery at Littleborough, near Rochdale, where floodlights tempt punters to cast around the clock.

Soccer fan Barry Hulse, who is a Derby County season ticket holder, fooled a monster 21lb 2oz 12dms Pennine beauty with a white Fritz imitation of coarse fish fry. Now Barry, 60, from Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire, is leading the season's top rainbow runners - and he's over the moon!

"My fish makes up for the disappointment of missing Derby's 4-0 Easter victory over Bolton," he says.

Fritz imitations feature mother-of-pearl Lureflash for the body.

A white Fritz is deadly at Pennine but other colours are sold in most tackle shops.

PLAICE your bets, folks! The flattie war is hotting up with seriously big fish suppers flapping aboard Weymouth charter boats.

Ray Barron, 36, from Southampton, caught seven from 5lb 13oz to 3lb 2oz from Ken Leaster's "Bonwey."

But he was outpointed within 48 hours by Stewart Huggins, also 36, of Grove, Oxfordshire, who bagged one of 6lb 4oz - his first-ever plaice! - on a run to the Shambles Bank with Weymouth skipper Colin Penny.

WIN! WIN! WIN! We've got tremendous prizes from Bennetts of Sheffield, Britain's biggest tackle dealers, for any readers who score the most points in MAY against official UK records for coarse or sea fish or stillwater rainbow or brown trout.

Tell us what you've caught, plus details of how, where and when in a letter to:

The Sunday People and Bennetts of Sheffield Angling Competition, PO Box 822, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 5YJ.

Please include full name, age and job - and any other interesting details of your catch.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Author:Ingham, John
Publication:The People (London, England)
Date:May 10, 1998
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