Tackle shops reopen and river season starts at angling’s ‘new normal’ marches on

TACKLE shops across the country have just reopened, and the river season has begun… putting angling fully into its ‘new normal’. Tackle shops open – after weeks of waiting, customers can go into tackle shops again. Most tackle shops put measures in place to be able to re-open their doors to customers on June 15. […]

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Night fishing tips – your big summer guide to all the essentials

This Angler’s Mail article, by Matt Sparkes (pictured), is full of advice to help you catch more carp and other fish after dark. Caught in the night This little scrapper came within the first hours of darkness, after all the other anglers had gone home after a biteless day. Venues that see a lot of […]

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Britain’s biggest pike – full story of 53 lb-plus sensation

A PIKE scaling a monster 53 lb 2 oz was discovered during UK lockdown at a top fishery. 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 an email to: amletters@ti-medai.com What could be […]

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Review: Carp Spirit Magnum Chairs

The Carp Spirit Magnum Chairs 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: fishing chairs. Deluxe specifications: thermoformed, anti-slip mattress; fully adjustable back rake mechanism; CamoSkin border with high-density foam padding; lightweight aluminium frame; padded neoprene arm […]

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Review: Maver Reality R1 Power Carp Rigs

The Maver Reality R1 Power Carp Rigs 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: ready-tied pole rigs for commercial fishery carp. Specifications: 2-2.25 m rigs designed for fishing 3-6 ft-deep swims; 3 mm hollow bristle; 0.20 […]

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Review: Carp Spirit Blax Low Chair

The Carp Spirit Blax Low Chair comes 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: fishing chair. Specifications: powder-coated steel frame; four fully adjustable legs with auto-lock adjustment; four swivelling mudfeet; foam-covered mattress; weighs 3.9 kg. Dimensions: 50 […]

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Great run of form for canal chub and perch

IF YOU’VE ever moved a long way from home, you’ll know how finding new fishing venues can be daunting – but fun. One angler who really got to grips with it is Adam Jones. Adam is in great form with lures. He followed up a superb canal chub of 6 lb 9 oz and a […]

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Brexit ‘has changed EU view of Scotland’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionVan Rompuy: Europe ‘looking at what Scotland is in favour of’ A former president of the European Council has said he believes Brexit has changed EU attitudes to Scottish independence. In a BBC interview, Herman Van Rompuy said there was now “much more sympathy” for European regions […]

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Tiny lift bites result in huge specimen roach haul

ROACH ace Charlie Kemmett spotted the slightest lift bites while float fishing, but he hit them, to put together this amazing haul of specimen redfins. Charlie Kemmett with his impressive Winkton roach haul. Fishing at Winkton on the Hampshire Avon, Charlie is pictured above holding his best fish, of 3 lb 1 oz. The others […]

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Cancer risks for anglers highlighted by affected star

ONE of Britain’s best known and most loved anglers has warned of the dangers of fishing in the sun after being diagnosed with skin cancer. Bob Roberts has warned the angling community to take the risks of skin cancer more seriously. Bob Roberts hopes his warnings will help save other anglers, after skin cancer has […]

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