Do-it-yourself pike!

IONUT MITREA needed to do a bit of DIY to a new lure and it resulted in this pristine 24 lb 8 oz pike from a local lake. The 31-year-old night shift supervisor had the tail of a new 18 cm Quantum Yolo Swim Shad taken by a fish. He replaced it with one from […]

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Beat the stress in your life through fishing

ANGLING’S huge benefits in reducing human stress and improving mental health problems have come to the fore. Marina Gibson has been amongst the growing number of influential people explaining how fishing can improve lives, and reduce stress. Stress beating qualities of being by the water fishing have come more to the public’s attention in the […]

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Best carp lakes – 6 highly recommended day ticket waters for a 20 lb carp

ANGLER’S MAIL is the No.1 magazine for all sorts of things – and has a Where To Fish section that is unrivalled. It’s produced by regional experts. Acorn Fishery was one of the best carp lakes selected by Angler’s Mail experts. ‘Where are the best carp lakes near me?’ is one question that our Where […]

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Review: Rapala X-Rap Lures

The Rapala X-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: extreme-action ‘slashbait’ lure range that’ll tempt a variety of predators, from perch to pike. Specifications: available in 4, 6, 8 and 10 cm sizes, and […]

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Review: Rapala X-Rap Otus Lures

The Rapala X-Rap Otus 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: hybrid lures for big pike. Specifications: ABS plastic body; flexible PVC tail; 25 cm length; weighs 90 g; 0.5-1 m swimming depth; mounted with […]

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Mahseer double is one of greatest catches of the modern era

FORMER Angler’s Mail reporter Gary Newman rates this 62 lb redfin mahseer as his best-ever fish and he caught it in consecutive cast brace with a 45 lb golden mahseer. Gary Newman displays his 62 lb redfin mahseer. The 42-year-old specimen ace took the amazing mahseer catch from the Saryu River on the India/Nepal border. […]

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Laws protecting certain animals are endangering tribes. Here’s how they persevere.

As the sun falls and rain clouds linger, Jaytuk Steinruck drives an ATV up a northwest corner of California’s shore. His goal? To gather duuma (sea anemone) from tide pools near Setlhxat (Prince Island) for a feast made from traditional Tolowa tribal foods. As he gathers the spongy, green anemone that will later be breaded […]

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