coppolo_tattoos Another little one I had as I was packing up yesterday! Unfortunately I only got this one photo with my eyes closed before my camera battery died. 😑 This may be a small fish, but as there has been no recent stocking of fish in this water, it's a very good sign for the future of this lake, as this would be a fish that has been spawned and grown on. 🏻 Here's hoping it carries on growing and we meet again a few years down the line! 🏻😎 #theillustratedangler #ambaits #everylakelovesabitofbounty #atomictackle #nohype #summittackle 4d

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coppolo_tattoos Torpedo Common just as I was packing up! 🏻. Had a great days fishing, and rekindled my love for this little water. No real monsters in there, but it truly is a pearl of a lake, and the fish fight like they're possessed!! 🏻 #theillustratedangler #ambaits #everylakelovesabitofbounty #atomictackle #nohype #summittackle 4d

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coppolo_tattoos Well this fish just caused me all sorts of problems... I'm fishing locked up to some reeds/snags, I get a take from out of nowhere and before I can even stand up, I'm watching rod pop out of the butt rest and disappear over my alarms.... Rod had shot in to the lake!!!!! Luckily, bit of quick thinking, I reeled my other rod in slowly over the top of where the rod had gone in, and by some miraculous stroke of luck the hook somehow managed to find the 'hook keep' just above the butt of the lost rod! I lifted it up slowly and then realised I still had the fish on, so after a fight well above its weight, I got my 6th fish today and my rod back! Lol #theillustratedangler #ambaits #everylakelovesabitofbounty #atomictackle #nohype #summittackle 5d
  •   robtheo_tattoos Proper nod style lol 5d
  •   coppolo_tattoos @robtheo_tattoos the worst thing is I was only giving someone a bollocking a couple of hours before for not using mat, and I could see him laughing to himself when he saw my rod fuck off in to the lake... Lol 5d
  •   robtheo_tattoos Haha your lucky you got it back! 5d

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coppolo_tattoos The bigger fish are moving in!!! 🏻 22lb and a repeat capture for me. #theillustratedangler #ambaits #everylakelovesabitofbounty #atomictackle #nohype #summittackle 5d

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coppolo_tattoos Fish number 4 and the first mirror, weighing in at 12lb. 🏻 Where are the big girls??? Playing a numbers game now, gotta hit a biggun soon!!! 🏻🐋 #theillustratedangler #atomictackle #nohype #ambaits #everylakelovesabitofbounty #summittackle @ambaits @atomictackle @summittackle 5d

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coppolo_tattoos Common number 3!!! 17b and part of a double take, one of which I lost. Slightly cocked up the self take on this one, cutting off its tail a bit. 🏻 #theillustratedangler #ambaits #everylakelovesabitofbounty #atomictackle #nohype #summittackle 5d

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coppolo_tattoos Love getting the short rods out for small water sessions like this! 😎 #theillustratedangler #atomictackle #nohype #ambaits #summittackle 5d

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coppolo_tattoos No sooner had I uploaded the last photo, the other rod ripped off and I landed a second, but smaller, common. They're definitely in the area and hungry, let's hope for some of the bigger and better looking fish I know are in here! 🏻 Both fish absolutely nailed on @atomictackle Jel-e-Wyre and size 6 Grabba multi rigs, with @ambaits Bounty Hunter pop ups. 🏻 #theillustratedangler #ambaits #everylakelovesabitofbounty #atomictackle #nohype #summittackle @summittackle 5d
  •   tattoo_and_street_art Your fishing blog is very interesting 5d
  •   coppolo_tattoos @tattoo_and_street_art Thank you. 🏻 5d
  •   tattoo_and_street_art You're welcome. I'm just following you on WordPress now. I fly fished with my dad in the icy streams running off near Mt. Washington (wind blasts too high for glaciers or hi level to form ) until I moved to Cali. Some in Alaska later but haven't in a long time so I get my thrills vicariously. Congrats on raising charity $ . Have had both kind of days😕 5d

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coppolo_tattoos Opening day of the season on my club water. 🏻 Got here early last night, rods went out at midnight and about 6am this morning I bagged this dumpy little 16lb common. 🏻 Hopefully Nick another couple before heading off tonight. #theillustratedangler #ambaits #atomictackle #nohype #summittackle #everylakelovesabitofbounty @ambaits @atomictackle @summittackle 5d

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coppolo_tattoos Made a good start of doing a bit of rescue job on this piece for @les_nashtackle today!! Still loads to do, but it's looking much better already. Thanks for a wicked day Les and see you soon for round 2!! 🏻🏻 #tattoo #tattoos #fishingtattoo #fishtattoo #carpfishing #carptattoo #theillustratedangler 6d

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coppolo_tattoos Mission accomplished!!! 🏻🏻🏻 Just need a couple of big girls now!!! 🐋🐋🐋 #theillustratedangler #garfish #southendpier 1w

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coppolo_tattoos Twaites Shad. 2nd in 2 days!! Just need a Gar or 2 now!! 🏻 #theillustratedangler 1w

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coppolo_tattoos When did my little boy become a ladykiller!!! 😎 1w

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coppolo_tattoos Warm, blustery day at the end of April... Can only mean one thing! Garfish time!! 🏻😎 #theillustratedangler 1w

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coppolo_tattoos Spotted this little guy on a recent fishing trip! Being this close to nature is one of the biggest reasons why I love fishing so much! 🏻 #theillustratedangler 2w

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coppolo_tattoos Finally got to do one of these Dietzel girls today on @dean_moon 🏻😎 #tattoo #tattoos #traditionaltattoo #amunddietzel #dietzel #dietzelgirl 2w

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coppolo_tattoos Quick one from today... Things like this are truly my favourite things to tattoo, classic design elements, 10 minutes to draw, 30 minutes to tattoo... I could do stuff like these all day long. 🏻 #tattoo #tattoos #traditionaltattoo #swallowtattoo #hearttattoo 2w

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coppolo_tattoos Today's edition of Carp Talk marks a pretty important milestone for me and my writing... This is my first ever article published in a Carp fishing mag!!! Massive thanks to @carpmancrow and the rest of the rest of the @carptalkmag team for taking the time to read what I have to say, and for printing it!!! 🏻🏻🏻 Thanks also have to go to @les_nashtackle for putting in the good word for me. 🏻 Here's hoping this is only the first of many!! 🏻 #theillustratedangler #carptalk #carptalkmag 3w

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