FREE rod licence as Take A Friend Fishing returns

THE Angling Trust has confirmed that Take a Friend Fishing is back for 2020… and you can take advantage over the days ahead. Take A Friend Fishing is back after a break and you can get involved. There’s a free rod licence offer with the campaign which runs from July 4 to July 19 inclusive […]

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Big eel success makes ace angler shout for joy

SPECIMEN fish ace Ian Petch knew that a lake had produced a big eel a few years ago, and he finally hit his target with this 6 lb 7 oz specimen. Horsham, West Sussex-based Ian fished overnight hoping that a big eel would take his small roach head offered on free-running rig. And his plan […]

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Covid angling boom – hard facts revealed for revival of numbers

THE Environment Agency has revealed more upbeat figures on angling’s sudden boom in interest. The Covid angling boom is making 2020 a year that bucks the trends after many downturns for the sport. And with an increase in rod licence sales year-on-year, the EA is thrilled with recent figures. The spike in demand was sparked […]

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Giant tench on float fishing tactics

PHILIP MILDENHALL notched up one of the biggest tench ever on float tackle with this 10 lb 8 oz tinca from his syndicate water. The 35-year-old from St Mary Bourne, Hampshire, told Angler’s Mail all about  his tench float fishing tactics. Meter reader Philip said: “I was fishing a rod length out in 7 ft […]

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Teenager who murdered angler found dead in cell

A THUG jailed for life for killing an angler was found dead in his cell. Lenny Crawt, who was found dead in prison. Lenny Crawt was convicted in March 2019, aged just 18, of the murder of Scott Wilkinson in July 2016. Scott, 48, was on a fishing session on the River Thames near Walton-on-Thames, […]

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Giant tench – possibly biggest of 2020 – goes back unweighed

MATTHEW KNIGHT recorded one of the biggest tench of the year with a green giant that he’s convinced weighed over his personal best of 12 lb 4 oz. Matthew admires his jumbo tench. The experienced big fish ace nabbed the huge tench during a stalking trip, but he forgot to bring his scales, so returned […]

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Top catfish called Boris

IF the UK Prime Minister was a fish, he just might be this one…. Catfish ace Dan Winston was thrilled to break the ‘ton’ barrier for the first time with this 103 lb 8 oz giant, which he has named Boris. That’s right, he named it after Prime Minister Boris Johnson for allowing English fishing […]

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Review: Fjuka Neeonz

The Fjuka Neeonz come under the beady eye of Angler’s Mail tackle editor Richard Howard. He’s the No.1 product inspector, checking out loads of quality kit every week. Description: fluorescent hooker pellets. Specifications: fluorescent; loaded with Sensate Micronized Attractants (eight attractants, stimulants and taste enhancers); supplied in a reusable tube; available in Powerball Pink, Lightning […]

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Meet Supergran – the veteran angler who loves bagging up

ANGLING-MAD Irene Peacock is our very own supergran – and she loves bagging up! Irene Peacock is angling’s Supegran. Supergran Irene is 79-years-young and is fishing as often as possible, despite having to walk to her local venue as she no longer drives. Dorking-based Irene, who has four children and ten grandchildren, mainly fishes her […]

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Carp guide shows the way with two amazing hits of big fish at two venues

ONE of the UK’s leading carp anglers has been in unstoppable form lately. Tom Maker displays his 52 lb 4 oz mirror carp at The Avenue. Carp guide Tom Maker, who has fished for the England team, hauled huge carp at an incredible rate at two venues. Tom kicked off at Shropshire’s The Avenue, run […]

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