Government and bank cash helps Angling Direct fishing chain during crisis

BRITAIN’S largest tackle shop chain has taken a £2.5million short-term bank loan to help its efforts to ride out the coronavirus crisis. Angling Direct how they are tackling the impact of coronavirus, as tackle shops everywhere await news of when they can reopen. The Angling Direct fishing tackle business has also put most of its […]

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‘Our dream fishing trip turned into a coronavirus nightmare’

FOUR English anglers had their dream fishing trip ruined by the coronavirus pandemic, but are thanking their lucky stars that they made it safely back to the UK in the nick of time. Dicky Fish displays a grouper caught before the Panama fishing trip went wrong. The quartet had to urgently abort their Panama fishing […]

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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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Brexit ‘has changed EU view of Scotland’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionVan Rompuy: Europe ‘looking at what Scotland is in favour of’ A former president of the European Council has said he believes Brexit has changed EU attitudes to Scottish independence. In a BBC interview, Herman Van Rompuy said there was now “much more sympathy” for European regions […]

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Native American ‘land taxes’: a step on the roadmap for reparations

In the San Francisco Bay Area, local residents and businesses can pay to help restore Indigenous land to Indigenous stewardship The two-acre plot deep within east Oakland is a bright green oasis surrounded by urban sprawl. The creek that runs through it has been sealed with cement, and an interstate highway has been built overhead. […]

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£4.5 million scheme ‘will destroy’ prime bream and pike fishing

ANGLERS fear a £4.5 million scheme to clear the water clarity at a prime venue will destroy the fishing. Norfolk Broads bream, plus other species, are at risk. Natural England hopes to introduce three fish barriers to isolate noted Norfolk Broads venue, Hoveton Great Broad, from the River Bure. Concerns were raised at the start […]

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Tackle shops unite to create fresh AIR fishing group

TEN of the country’s top fishing shops have come together to form the Association of Independent Retailers that could take on the dominance of Angling Direct. The Tackle Box in Kent is one of the well-respected stores in the new AIR fishing trade group. The AIR fishing trade group –  the Association of Independent Retailers […]

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Lego fishing characters are luring in the fish!

HAVE you ever caught fish on anything unusual? We bet you’ve not used what this father and son have been using… Lego fishing lures have been catching fish for a dad and lad duo, who told Angler’s Mail all about their fun fishing. A thoughtful dad is getting his son into fishing – by making […]

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Review: Rapala Ripstop Lures

The Rapala Ripstop 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: realistic swimbaits. Specifications: built-in rattle, hard body; scale pattern; hard plastic ‘boot’ tail; two-part plastic lip; VMC Black Nickel Fine Wire hooks; 9 cm lure […]

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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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