Spawning fish – angler’s guide to when and where they do it

ANGLER’S MAIL columnist Dr Ian Welch looks at spawning and whether anglers should target fish at specific times. Fish spawning – these carp are going for it! If any of you were fortunate enough to live close enough to a river or lake for it to be part of your daily exercise walk during the […]

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Review: Target Baits Whole Egg Powder

The Target Baits Whole Egg Powder comes 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: egg powder made from pasteurised eggs for making boilies. My verdict: if you want to make your own baits, check out this egg […]

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Venues and shops close as coronavirus bites deep into British fishing

CHEW VALLEY LAKE was one of the first major UK angling venues to close due to coronavirus safety concerns – and here’s a quick reminder of its riches… This stunning 18 lb 8 oz brown trout, one of a number of giant brownies to coarse anglers over recent months, fell to Kai Hulbert. The 34-year-old […]

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Your pollution evidence could help improve state of UK rivers

ANGLERS are being encouraged to help stop raw sewage entering rivers by filming any spills that they see when out on the bank. This outfall pipe is just one scrap of pollution evidence – it’s out there and a passionate angler is pulling in evidence. You can help him. Underwater filmmaker and keen angler Mark […]

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Impressive pair of double-figure barbel in a match

TWO stunning double-figure barbel were caught in the same small club match. Marco Julian shows his fantastic 15 lb River Dove barbel caught in a match. The biggest of the two River Dove barbel tipped the competition scales to 15 lb for Marco Julian. He was competing near Egginton, Derbyshire. The specimen helped him to […]

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Massive boost for river fish stocks

THE Environment Agency has restocked dozens of rivers, including a water that has been ravaged by otters and pollution in the past. Great Ouse fishing prospects are improving after more fish were stocked. Great Ouse fishing prospects have improved further with the boost. The former British record barbel river has received nearly 15,000 barbel, chub, […]

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Tackle shop boss finally nabs wily big barbel

JAMES WHILLIER struggled to catch a big barbel on the Hampshire Avon’s most famous venue on four visits… but finally nabbed it on his fifth trip at an estimated 13 lb. Fifth time lucky – James and his big Royalty Fishery barbel. The 44-year-old decided on a hemp and caster approach to fool the wary […]

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Facebook’s new sign-up feature resembles a phishing attack

Facebook has been asking some users to give up the password to their private email accounts while signing up for the social media site, the Daily Beast reports. The discovery was first revealed by a Twitter user earlier this week, who accused Facebook of “practically fishing for passwords you are not supposed to know!” Hey @facebook, demanding […]

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Record barbel river restoration gathers momentum

THE Environment Agency have revealed they have completed ten years of barbel conservation work to restore the record-breaking Great Ouse back to its former glory. Chub get released into the record barbel river – but it’s the new barbel which could be the seeds to restoring the venue back to what it was famed for. […]

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Here Are Some Traps That Will Help You Survive In The Wilderness

If you’re a big fan of spending time in the wilderness, you probably know a little bit about different survival techniques. I mean, it’s always a good idea to learn a couple tips and tricks when you’re hanging out in the elements with wild animals. So here are five traps that will serve you well […]

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