Huge hit of monster tench … on lobworms!

HOW about this for a catch of tench… including FIVE double-figure specimens! Alan Rio got amongst some monster tench – this one scaled 10 lb 13 oz. The monster tench fell to specimen fish ace Alan Rio as he enjoyed one of his best ever sessions. Alan bagged 11 tench, topped by FIVE doubles, including […]

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1 metre-plus is extra boost for fishing tackle trade

TACKLE dealers and assistants have been welcoming more customers into their shops – but the major worry is supplies of tackle. Adjusting to the 1 metre rule and keeping shelves stocked – young ace Finlay Grant at North West tackle shop Leigh Tackle & Bait. The Covid-19 distancing measures in England changed from 2 to […]

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Method feeder fishing for carp – the cheap and easy way!

Carp expert Colin Davidson explains a simple way to fish the highly effective Method feeder. Method feeder fishing can be kept simple – and cheap. Method feeder fishing a cracking tactic to get those indicators moving where there are numbers of carp to go after, big fish included. Developed with the rise of commercial pools,  […]

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Awesome run of success with big rudd

HOW about this for a catch of stunners… one of the largest rudd braces ever landed, scaling 4 lb 7 oz and 3 lb 7 oz. Big rudd joy – Josh Dorka’s 4 lb 7 oz stunner. Tackle shop worker Josh Dorka added a third big rudd of 3 lb 1 oz to complete an […]

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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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