How to get the best out of split shot and weights on your line

COLIN MITCHELL, a long-time angling journalist and highly experienced coarse angler, is your guide to those little weights that make a big difference! Split shot – leaving a short gap between the bulk shots at the base of the float allows the float to float on the strike and creates a more direct connection to […]

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Free poles given away to 8,248 anglers

A TACKLE chain has revealed how it has been trying to inspire a new generation of anglers. Warrington Angling Direct is the chain’s latest branch, bringing their tally to 35. Angling Direct told Angler’s Mail how it has been trying to get youngsters hooked on fishing by giving out whips galore. For free! An spokesperson […]

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Great float fishing lakes – 6 of the best!

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. Float fishing lakes are pfoiled in this ‘6 of the best.’ Here our Where To Fish team have selected six of the best float fishing lakes for you […]

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Bass record smashed – but it will never enter the record books

IT WAS one of the catches of the year, without doubt, but this huge bass could have been a British record breaker… Was this giant heavier than the British bass record? The captor is confident it was. The fish that you see here was probably above the British bass record, and it was safely returned […]

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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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Big roach quest ends in style with this giant specimen

ALAN RIO had travelled across many counties to try and get a 3 lb-plus roach and finally achieved his dream with this super specimen. Big roach joy – Alan Rio’s 3 lb 1 oz specimen. The Woking, Surrey-based ace all-rounder caught the big roach he yearned for, scaling 3 lb 1 oz. Alan told Angler’s […]

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Huge brace of crucians is special reward extra-long return trip

JAMES HOWES didn’t mind a 300-mile round trip from East Anglia for a day session as it produced this stunning brace of big crucians. James shows his brace of giant crucian carp. James’s big crucians, rewarding him for hours on the road, scaled 4 lb 2 oz (top fish) and 4 lb. Tackling an undisclosed […]

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Review: Carp Spirit HD5 Bite Alarm and HDR5 Receiver Sets

The Carp Spirit HD5 Bite Alarm and HDR5 Receiver Sets 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: feature-packed bite alarms and receivers. Specifications: six LED colours; micro-adjustable sensitivity; adjustable volume and tone; strong, weatherproof ABS construction; […]

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Another Whale Has Washed Up Dead With Plastic Packing Its Stomach

For the second time in two weeks, a whale has washed up dead with plastic packed inside its stomach, wildlife officials said. In the latest grisly discovery, off the coast of Sardinia, Italy, late last week, there were roughly 49 pounds of plastic inside the female sperm whale, along with a dead fetus. “She was […]

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Catfish lakes recommended by Angler’s Mail Where To Fish experts

NO MAGAZINE has a better Where To Fish section than Angler’s Mail, which brings you the best venues every week. Our recommended catfish lakes include Wintons, where this specimen was landed by Ian Petch. Here are six of the best catfish lakes, recommended by the Angler’s Mail Where To Fish team. Check out the info […]

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