Poachers’ illegal river nets thwarted

A QUICK-THINKING angler saved dozens of prime coarse fish from being killed by calling the Environment Agency’s incident hotline to report illegal netting. This net was strung across the River Nene. Two EA officers and three Police officers from Cambridgeshire Constabulary’s Rural Crime Action Team rushed to the River Nene, near March. They searched for […]

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Will a 50 lb-plus pike be caught anytime soon in England?

ANGLERS in the UK and beyond were amazed by the discovery of a huge pike at an English trout water. But experts were not surprised. Brian Morland and his dog admire what could have been the biggest pike to have ever swum in an English fishing venue. If you know of a bigger one, drop […]

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Review: Carp Spirit Blax Series Rods

The Carp Spirit Blax Series Rods 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: extensive range of specimen carp rods. Specifications: two-piece rods available in 10 ft (3 lb test curve), 12 ft (2.75 lb, 3 lb […]

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Chinese coronavirus and Brexit effects for UK fishing tackle trade

THE Angling Trades Association has warned that tackle manufacturers face a really difficult year, contending with the two biggest news events of 2020. Will tackle shops struggle to get products over the months ahead? The Chinese coronavirus crisis, which has caused health worries worldwide, plus the early days of Brexit, have dominated the national news. […]

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Cocaine galore! Villagers live it up on profits from ‘white lobster’

Washed-up bales of drugs bring millions of dollars to poor fishing communities. World news Cocaine galore! Villagers live it up on gains from ‘white lobster’ Washed-up bales of drugs bring millions of dollars to poor fishing communities Audio slideshow: Rory Carroll and Susan Schulman meet the fishermen angling for the catch with a difference Rory […]

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Big carp haul was a fitting send-off to Uncle Brian

THIS jumbo carp, and others, made for a fitting send-off to an in-form angler’s Uncle Brian. The Avenue fishing lake has some stunners, including this 56 lb 4 oz common carp during an eventful trip for Craig McEvoy. Carp ace Craig McEvoy ended a brilliant year with the personal best common called Ellie of 56 […]

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Best carp lakes – 6 highly recommended day ticket waters for a 20 lb carp

ANGLER’S MAIL is the No.1 magazine for all sorts of things – and has a Where To Fish section that is unrivalled. It’s produced by regional experts. Acorn Fishery was one of the best carp lakes selected by Angler’s Mail experts. ‘Where are the best carp lakes near me?’ is one question that our Where […]

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River manager says sport improving despite otters

THE fisheries manager at one of Britain’s best angling clubs has explained how he thinks otters aren’t killing the rivers he controls. Otters have risen in numbers across Britain but they should not be made scapegoats for rivers, according to two men close to top club, Reading DAA. Del Shackleford from Berkshire’s Reading DAA insists […]

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Review: Rapala Ripstop Lures

The Rapala Ripstop 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: realistic swimbaits. Specifications: built-in rattle, hard body; scale pattern; hard plastic ‘boot’ tail; two-part plastic lip; VMC Black Nickel Fine Wire hooks; 9 cm lure […]

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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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