Tackle theft memories fade… in favour of great bars of gold

ONE of the country’s top specimen anglers has put the heartbreak of having his tackle stolen behind him and got back on the trail of quality fish. Matthew Fernandez took his four-year-old daughter, River, fishing as soon as anglers were allowed to travel to fish again. As you can see from the picture above, they caught […]

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Last second whackers before top carp fishery closes

STEVE ‘APACHE’ CLIFF had just landed a brace of carp when he got the news the fishery he was on had to close, including this 35 lb 10 oz stunner. Steve Cliff was amongst big Elstow carp as it had to close for lockdown. The 60-year-old’s catch came from at Elstow Fishery complex in Bedfordshire, […]

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Record crucian carp charge on pause due to virus

WHEN the lockdown rules are relaxed in the UK, could the crucian record be the first one to be beaten? Scott Poulter displays his 4 lb 3 oz crucian from Johnsons Lake. Scott Poulter bagged this giant 4 lb 3 oz crucian carp from Johnsons Lake just before the country went into lockdown mode, and […]

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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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Fishing tackle shop tells of its incredible revival

A TOP independent tackle dealer tackle dealer has explained to Angler’s Mail how he turned his shop’s fortunes around. Angling shop that’s turned itself around – Bournemouth Fishing Lodge. Angling shop boss Wayne Gray has brought Bournemouth Fishing Lodge, in Dorset, back from the brink. And now it’s thriving! His tale is another one that […]

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Neolithic chewing gum helps recreate image of ancient Dane

Analysis of birch tar describes a female hunter-gatherer with dark skin and blue eyes At the dawn of the Neolithic era, a young woman discarded a lump of ancient chewing gum made from birch tar into a shallow, brackish lagoon that drew fishers to the coast of southern Denmark. Nearly 6,000 years later, researchers excavating […]

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Huge £500K investment deal for angling selling venture

ONE of the biggest ever investments in a new angling company has been announced. Dangler is the project created by these three brothers. Dangler is the brainchild of three angling-mad brothers. They have just secured a £500,000 ‘seed’ investment in their online marketplace for anglers. Dangler has been launched by Daniel, Kane and Harry Hughes, […]

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Record dace for both the Bristol Avon and Hampshire Avon!

DR MARK EVERARD hoped to finish the year off with a big fish and his hard work paid off with this 1 lb 2 oz 8 dr dace. Mark Everard with his latest river record dace – this time for the Bristol Avon. The associate professor from Great Somerford, Wiltshire, bagged the river record dace […]

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Big roach quest ends in style with this giant specimen

ALAN RIO had travelled across many counties to try and get a 3 lb-plus roach and finally achieved his dream with this super specimen. Big roach joy – Alan Rio’s 3 lb 1 oz specimen. The Woking, Surrey-based ace all-rounder caught the big roach he yearned for, scaling 3 lb 1 oz. Alan told Angler’s […]

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Drowning warnings for anglers after latest figures highlight risks

SAFETY charity, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, is warning anglers to be safe after a string of fishing related deaths over the past decade. Drowning risks have been highlighted – and anglers have been urged to think about their safety. RoSPA says that coarse anglers are equally at risk as sea anglers […]

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