Huge river pike will hit 30 lb soon

RIVER pike ace Leigh Laffar was thrilled with this stunning 28 lb PB – but thinks she might hit the magic 30 lb barrier at the end of the winter. The 32-year-old engineer from Warwickshire explained: “I caught her during the floods, fishing a slack under a road bridge on a float fished half-herring. “I […]

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Review: Maver Signature Pro Keepnets

The Maver Signature Pro Keepnets come under the beady eye of Angler’s Mail tackle editor Richard Howard. He’s the No.1 products inspector, checking out loads of quality kit every week. Description: a high-quality keepnet for containing match carp. Specifications: 2.5 and 3 m sizes; top section measures 56 x 46 cm; ultra-strong closed weave, water-repellent […]

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Watch out for ‘very rude and nasty’ carp rustlers, says fishery owner

A VETERAN day ticket lake owner who was assaulted by a group of fish rustlers have warned other venues and anglers to be aware of the men they faced. Maybrands fishery owner Nick Devlin has spoken up about poaching after a scary clash with aggressive poachers. Maybrands Fishery boss Nick Devlin, 72, and son Gary, confronted the seven […]

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Review: Maver Reality Side Tray

The Maver Reality Side Tray comes under the beady eye of Angler’s Mail tackle editor Richard Howard. He’s the No.1 products inspector, checking out loads of quality kit every week. Description: a side tray for seatbox and fishing chair systems. Specifications: aluminium construction; drainage holes in the corners; supplied with universal fittings, for 25, 30 […]

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Review: Rapala Shadow Rap Lures

The Rapala Shadow Rap Lures come under the beady eye of Angler’s Mail tackle editor Richard Howard. He’s the No.1 products inspector, checking out loads of quality kit every week. Description: range of jerkbaits of different designs, all intended to imitate fish in trouble. Specifications: the Shadow Rap 11, Shadow Rap 07 and Shadow Rap […]

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Review: Kodex Razor Blades

The Kodex Razor Blades come under the beady eye of Angler’s Mail tackle editor Richard Howard. He’s the No.1 products inspector, checking out loads of quality kit every week. Description: rig scissors for cutting braid and mono. Specifications: precision Japanese stainless steel blades; compact; egonomic handles; serrated edge. My verdict: even though I’m a ‘cack-handed’, […]

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Toxic ‘red tide’ algae bloom is killing Florida wildlife and menacing tourism

This year 267 tons of marine life, including thousands of small fish and 72 Goliath groupers, have washed up along 150 miles of the Gulf Coast from the unrelenting bloom With its long, white, sandy beaches, Sanibel Island off the coast of south-western Florida is usually a perfect place for families to enjoy these last […]

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Good Samaritans rescue 6 people from boat burning in Fort Lauderdale

close Video Good Samaritans rescue six from burning charter boat Raw video: The crew of a nearby vessel spotted the burning charter fishing boat off the coast of Fort Lauderdale beach and moved in to save the people onboard. A group of good Samaritans came to the rescue of a group of people stranded in […]

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