Teenager who murdered angler found dead in cell

A THUG jailed for life for killing an angler was found dead in his cell. Lenny Crawt, who was found dead in prison. Lenny Crawt was convicted in March 2019, aged just 18, of the murder of Scott Wilkinson in July 2016. Scott, 48, was on a fishing session on the River Thames near Walton-on-Thames, […]

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Britain’s heaviest catfish

IF THERE is a heavier freshwater fish currently in the UK than this one, we’d like to see it! Scaling a massive 147 lb, Britain’s heaviest catfish fell to Paul Fyson, who starred in Angler’s Mail magazine’s unrivalled Fish Of The Week pages. Paul set a new UK ‘record’ for catfish when he caught a […]

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Angling officially booming

ANGLING is smack in the middle of a genuine boom time! UK angling has seen a sudden, then sustained spike in interest. Venues are seeing a surge in numbers of anglers after after Covid-19 restrictions were eased. Clubs have had a surge in renewals and new members. It’s not yet known when holiday venues can […]

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Fishing masks are the safer way for some anglers now

THIS angler is one of thousands of anglers taking extra precautions during the Covid-19 crisis. Colin Etherington wears a fishing mask The man in the fishing mask, Colin Etherington, really enjoyed his first trip back on the bank after lockdown restrictions were lifted for angling. Colin, whose family owned and built the much-admired Wintons Fishery […]

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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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Giant end-of-season barbel slammed scales to 19 lb 4 oz

CHRIS THOMSON knew that flood conditions would be perfect for catching a big barbel, and his hunch proved right, as he landed this 19 lb 4 oz giant. Chris Thomson displays his stunning 19 lb 4 oz Avon barbel. The 65-year-old groundworker landed the giant Hampshire Avon barbel from a club stretch near Ringwood. He […]

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Mixed river haul topped by run of big roach

MATT DELABRUYERE dodged some dodgy weather to top a great haul of fish with ten 1 lb-plus roach, the best 1 lb 14 oz. Matt Delabruyere displays two of his biggest roach. The 30-year-old fire risk assessor from Colchester, Essex, scored on a small river. He told Angler’s Mail how he did it… “I fished […]

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Stunning giant pike after great winter run of specimens

FINN LEWIS obliterated his pike PB by 11 lb with this 34 lb giant. The Essex angler told Angler’s Mail how he made his impressive catch, which starred recently in the magazine’s Richworth-sponsored Fish of the Week. “I had another two doubles up to 18 lb just before the big ‘girl’,” said 25-year-old Finn, from […]

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Review: Rapala X-Rap Lures

The Rapala X-Rap Lures 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: extreme-action ‘slashbait’ lure range that’ll tempt a variety of predators, from perch to pike. Specifications: available in 4, 6, 8 and 10 cm sizes, and […]

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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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