£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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Record stickleback agony at the scales for masked angler

ALL-ROUNDER Colin Etherington came within a whisker of the British stickleback record with this 7.89 g whopper. Colin recently told Angler’s Mail about how he is taking extra safety precautions when fishing, hence the mask in this photograph. His jumbo three-spined stickleback fell an agonising 0.11 g short of the official 8 g giant caught […]

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Environment Agency fisheries work halted in coronavirus crisis

THE Environment Agency have confirmed fisheries staff are not working as normal – but will come out to real emergencies. Funded by rod licence money, anglers are keen to see as much EA fisheries support and enforcement work carrying on, safely. But the Covid-19 outbreak has caused real challenges for EA fisheries staff. The Great […]

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How to tie a tucked blood knot

IT’S not been the most fashionable knot for a very long time, but the tucked blood knot is one that a suprising number of anglers swear by. The finished knot should look like this and is much stronger than the un-tucked version. Not tucking the blood knot is one of the most common mistakes in […]

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Review: Dynamite Wowsers

The Dynamite Wowsers 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: highly visible, dumbbell-shaped hook baits. Specifications: 7 and 9 mm sizes; Purple, White, Pink and Orange colours; formulated with four ‘secret’ flavours. My verdict: in contrast […]

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Huge barbel to bait boss

BAIT and tackle company boss John Llewellyn was more than happy with his first two bites of 2020 from the River Thames. John Llewellyn got off to a great start to 2020. The first was this cracking 15 lb 2 oz barbel, and the second came from a 6 lb 8 oz chub. The barbel […]

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Tackle shops unite to create fresh AIR fishing group

TEN of the country’s top fishing shops have come together to form the Association of Independent Retailers that could take on the dominance of Angling Direct. The Tackle Box in Kent is one of the well-respected stores in the new AIR fishing trade group. The AIR fishing trade group –  the Association of Independent Retailers […]

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River pollution hell… now it’s time to pay up

AFTER a tiring six-year struggle, a highly respected angling club finally won compensation to restock after a pollution back in 2013. River pollution scene – Mail correspondent Tom Legge fishes at Baits Bite on the River Cam. Cambridge FPAS netted the river pollution result it was seeking to boost a stretch of  Cam that was […]

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Snorkeler Dies After Being Attacked By Several Sharks In The Bahamas

A 21-year-old college student from California has died after she was attacked by three sharks while snorkeling with family in the Bahamas on Wednesday, according to reports. Jordan Lindsey was swimming off the coast of Rose Island, northeast of Nassau, when she was ambushed in the water just after 2 p.m., local authorities said. “She […]

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Jamie Cook is new angling leader – find out more here

THE Angling Trust and Fish Legal have a highly successful angler and experienced business leader installed now as their next chief executive. Jamie Cook, seen with a tench, is an all round angler with an impressive list of PBs. Jamie Cook has just stepped into the Angling Trust and Fish Legal role. He has started following […]

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