True state of angling revealed by annual Environment Agency report

THE latest annual Environment Agency fisheries report has revealed angling is in good shape, with 955,310 rod licences sold for the 2018-19 year, raising £21million. This three-rod option was a new addition to the Environment Agency rod licence options in the year of the report. There was a drop to 847,846 individual anglers buying an […]

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1,863 river pollutions… but 0 prosecutions

ANGLERS are furious after figures revealed that the Environment Agency hasn’t yet prosecuted a single water firm for river pollutions in 2018. Pollutions have been affecting rivers all over the country – but prosecutions have not been happening. Official figures show that there were 1,863 unlawful pollution incidents by water companies in rivers in England […]

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Immaculate winter common carp nears 90 lb!

JAMES JONES is used to catching huge fish, but he was amazed when this 88 lb 4 oz common carp took lots of line from his reel at long range. What a winter common – James Jones prepares to return his 88 lb 4 oz Gigantica carp. The Gigantica carp venue in France was where […]

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This awesome catch adds another PB to big fish ace’s incredible list

SPECIMEN ace James Crameri, who has one of the most impressive coarse fish PB lists, smashed his chub record with this 7 lb 13 oz giant. James Crameri admires his 7 lb 13 oz Great Ouse chub. James beat his old PB of 7 lb 6 oz from the River Lea when he tackled his […]

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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: Octbox D25 Two-Drawer Seat Box and Lithium Powered Wheel Kit

The Octbox D25 Two-Drawer Seat Box and Lithium Powered Wheel Kit 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-end seatbox and electric barrow. Seatbox specifications: constructed from ultra-strong and ultra-light alloy; 230 welds provide a rock-solid […]

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Review: Middy MX-800 Pro-Limited Edition Clothing Set

The Middy MX-800 Pro-Limited Edition Clothing Set 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: waterproof and breathable clothing. Specifications: jacket and bib ‘n’ brace with a 5,000 mm waterproof rating and 3,000 gsm breathability rating; anti-pill […]

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Anglers protest against Trust’s canal fish-killing

TOP lure anglers have protested about the continued officially-sanctioned killing of zander. Anglers stood united in protest against the killing of canal zander. Canal zander fans piled the pressure on the Canal & River Trust with the protest. It came when the CRT International Lure Fishing Challenge winning teams unfurled banners at the ceremony saying […]

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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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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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