Angling is now allowed in England – and venues begin to reopen

LOCKDOWN measures have been modified – and for anglers in England, at least, it’s been the positive news so many have been waiting for. In England only, Wednesday, May 13 signalled the start of people being  allowed to take unlimited exercise outdoors. And people in England can now enjoy parks and public spaces without having […]

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Review: Enterprise Tackle Caster Bait Bands

The Enterprise Tackle Caster Bait Bands 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: bait bands for casters. Specifications: made from biodegradable plastic; non-toxic; 20 single caster or 16 double caster bands in a packet. My verdict: […]

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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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Coronavirus sends shockwaves into angling

THE outbreak of deadly coronavirus led to the cancellation of a major tackle show in China, and will have an impact on our tackle industry. A coronavirus particle – the outbreak of what is now named COVID-19 has caused all sorts of health and industrial headches across the world. Coronavirus fears and an ever-rising spread […]

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Ruffe cause worry as they populate special natural lake

A MINI predatory fish species has caused alarm after turning up in a famous, protected British water. Ruffe have turned up at a special lake where they are not wanted. Scientists made the first conclusive sightings of ruffe in Cumbria’s Lake Windermere. They fear that non-native species for the venue could wreak havoc on protected […]

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Review: Carp Spirit Magnum X1 42 in. Multi-Net

The Carp Spirit Magnum X1 42 in. Multi-Net 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: top-of-the-range landing net. Specifications: adjustable and lightweight three-piece carbon handle that can be used at 3, 6 and 9 ft lengths; […]

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Tackle shop boss finally nabs wily big barbel

JAMES WHILLIER struggled to catch a big barbel on the Hampshire Avon’s most famous venue on four visits… but finally nabbed it on his fifth trip at an estimated 13 lb. Fifth time lucky – James and his big Royalty Fishery barbel. The 44-year-old decided on a hemp and caster approach to fool the wary […]

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River fishing venue still awaits justice 18 months on

ANGLERS are up in arms as there has been no action yet against the polluter linked to one of Britain’s worst-ever fish kills… despite being named and shamed nine months ago. River Witham fishing disaster – the scene one part of the venue in March 2018. Back in March 2018, the River Witham fishing scene, […]

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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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