Tench season starts late – with brilliant action!

MANY anglers managed to start their spring fishing belatedly with tench action, making up for lost time. Amongst those anglers targeting with tench as lockdown rules eased, Ryan Hayden came within a whisker of his PB when he matted this fantastic 9 lb 10 oz tinca. Tackling a secret gravel pit, Ryan, 27, from Brackley, […]

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Review: Dynamite Big Fish Mulberry Plum Boilies

The Dynamite Big Fish Mulberry Plum Boilies come 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: boilie range for carp. Ingredients: made from a birdfood base with a sweet, fruity Mulberry Plum flavour; 15 mm shelf-life boilies with […]

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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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New online effort to shoot more cormorants – details & link to where you can participate

THE Angling Trust and the Avon Roach Project are working to encourage anglers to help cull cormorants – and it involves an online effort that YOU can get involved in. The Angling Trust and the Avon Roach Project are trying to generate a large-scale response to the Government’s consultation on the General Licence to shoot […]

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Aggressive river fishing rogues try to hide in bushes

THREE brazen anglers were caught after fishing TWO different rivers in the Close Season – and then tried escaping in bushes. They’re watching – an Environment Agency bailiff caught rogues hiding in bushes. The three rogues from Liverpool, Merseyside, were prosecuted after wilfully obstructing an Environment Agency bailiff. Jack O’Callaghan, 30, Patrick Jones, 35, and […]

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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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Theresa May unveils fragile truce in third Brexit offering

Compromise will be the name of the game as prime minister recognises enormity of task If Theresa May’s first two speeches unfurled the promise of a “red, white and blue” Brexit, a cold grey day in March will be remembered as the moment a more faded flag was fluttered. As the nation took shelter from […]

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Review: Urban Bait Himalayan Salt Range

The Urban Bait Himalayan Salt Range 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. Ingredients: two of the most popular Urban Bait ranges now come in an alternative ‘salty’ format. The famous Nutcracker range is based on freshly […]

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Review: Middy Reactacore XM10-3 Power Carp Pole

The Middy Reactacore XM10-3 Power Carp Pole 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: 10 m margin carp package. Specifications: Quad carbon technology; Maximus Wrap; Spineline Aligners; S-Slide finish; Dome Top Protection system; Max16 Pro 3-Kit; […]

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