£1.31 million from polluters helps vital river projects

ANGLER’S MAIL can reveal that the Environment Agency has collected a whopping £1.31 million to give to environmental charities from rogue businesses in just the past six months alone. Polluter pay – this is the River Eden where money that was paid up is making a difference. The EA released the figures behind how polluters […]

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Review: Baitcraft Insecta Bait Range

The Baitcraft Insecta Bait Range 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: insect-based carp bait. Specifications: made with insect meal; no eggs or fishmeal. Boilies: freezer baits in 12, 15, 18, and 22 mm sizes; tough […]

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IUCN Red List Update: 28,338 Species Are Now Threatened With Extinction

For the first time, the IUCN’s Red List of Threatened Species has surpassed the 100,000 species mark. Over 9,000 newly assessed species have been added to the list, bringing the total to 105,732. Of those, 28,338 species are threatened with extinction, that’s a third of all those assessed.  Since 1964, the International Union for the […]

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Huge hit of carp in France topped by 90-pounder

HEAVY baiting resulted in a huge hit of carp topped by this 90-pounder. This 90 lb 2 oz mirror carp is a new venue record for Bluewater Lakes. Chris McFerran set a new venue record for Bluewater Lakes in France when he matted the 90 lb 2 oz beast. The 51-year-old fed over 80 kilos […]

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British record barbel of 21 lb 2 oz quietly enters history lists

THE specimen world was shocked when it read all about a new British record barbel that was accepted at the end of 2019. Colin Smithson’s 21 lb 2 oz British record barbel was accepted by the British Record Fish Committee at their final meeting of 2019. Colin Smithson caught his 21 lb 2 oz British […]

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France carp success comes in the mountains after scary storm

BRIT abroad Wayne Barling matted this warrior mirror carp of 64 lb on his first trip to a lake in the mountains. France carp joy – Wayne Barling admires his winter 64-pounder. France carp fishing specialist Wayne, who run a carp tackle and bait business in the country, told Angler’s Mail how his success came […]

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Review: Sonik SK-TEK Compact Rod Sleeves

The Sonik SK-TEK Compact Rod Sleeves 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 space-saving rod holdall that’ll take your rods, accessories and shelter. Specifications: up-and-down sleeves for holding three (10, 12 or 13 ft) rods […]

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Plastic crisis in waters should not be heaped upon anglers

THE Angling Trust have spoken up for anglers who are furious about media articles blaming angling for the waste plastic crisis. Wildlife effects of the plastic crisis in waters around the UK has been wrongly blamed, almost entirely, upon anglers. National newspaper The Guardian, followed by many websites, and some local media too, provoked the […]

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