Carp guide shows the way with two amazing hits of big fish at two venues

ONE of the UK’s leading carp anglers has been in unstoppable form lately. Tom Maker displays his 52 lb 4 oz mirror carp at The Avenue. Carp guide Tom Maker, who has fished for the England team, hauled huge carp at an incredible rate at two venues. Tom kicked off at Shropshire’s The Avenue, run […]

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Top bait firm Baitcraft welcomes anglers to their ‘family’

A TOP baits firm is trying to get anglers who are struggling financially back on the bank. Baitcraft has been expanding its ‘family’ of anglers, mostly carp fans, but its range of products also score with barbel, tench and bream. The firm is letting more join before the end of June 2020, extending the period […]

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It’s ‘absolutely banging’ to be back fishing again

CARPER Bret Barlow summed up the feelings of anglers all over Britain as they enjoyed their days back by the water, fishing again Depsite being carp-focused Brett doesn’t mind catching occasional big bream, and he came close to his PB of 14 lb 4 oz when he landed this 12 lb specimen from a local […]

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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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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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Angler’s Mail magazine star John Bailey leads calls to save river roach stocks

THE successful Avon Roach Project will be stopping their work after fully restocking the river – but anglers want more action from the Environment Agency across the country. Roach fishing great John Bailey is calling for action. Roach ace John Bailey (pictured above) led the calls. Whilst delighted with the success of the Avon Roach […]

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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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Fish poachers caught by new Fishery Watch

A NEW volunteer bailiff group has managed to rescue fish from poachers. Fishery Watch founder Adrian Lane challenged two poachers himself, and released the fish they’d caught. Fishery Watch founder Adrian Lane managed to stop two men who were attempting to steal fish from a free fishing venue in Gloucestershire. Adrian, aged 56, from nearby […]

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Fishing tackle shop tries new ‘old-school’ move to boost interest

ONE of England’s oldest angling traders is coming up with ‘old-school’ initiatives to attract customers. Fishing tackle shop problems are being tackled by Robertson’s. If shops near you are being pro-active in any special ways, email details to us. The long-established fishing tackle shop Robertson’s, in Dagenham, Essex, is introducing several schemes to start the […]

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Review: 10 ft 6 in. Maver Signature Pro Bomb/Feeder Rod

The 10 ft 6 in. Maver Signature Pro Bomb/Feeder Rod 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 bomb and feeder rod. Specifications: slim carbon, non-locking blank; ergonomic EVA twist grips; SiC guides; graphite screw fitting, […]

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