Angling allowed from Wednesday, May 13 – but only in England

LOCKDOWN measures are being modified – and for anglers in England, at least, that looks like the positive news so many have been waiting for. The Angling Trust has put the case for angling to resume – and in a super safe way. On Sunday, May 10, Boris Johnson announced several tweaks to the rules […]

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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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Fish poachers caught by new Fishery Watch

A NEW volunteer bailiff group has managed to rescue fish from poachers. Fishery Watch founder Adrian Lane challenged two poachers himself, and released the fish they’d caught. Fishery Watch founder Adrian Lane managed to stop two men who were attempting to steal fish from a free fishing venue in Gloucestershire. Adrian, aged 56, from nearby […]

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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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Drowned carp angler’s family call for awareness of cold water shock

A HEART-BROKEN family of a carp angler who drowned has spoken up to clearly warn of the dangers of not wearing a lifejacket. Cold water shock contributed to the death of Frank Cuomo. Frank Cuomo, 63, from Derby, died in France after a tragic accident, which was linked to often overlooked cold water shock. Daughter […]

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WIN Middy Reactacore rods in Angler’s Mail competition

THE bumper Angler’s Mail festive issue is out now – and there’s a competition inside to win Middy Reactacore rods. The Reactacore rods from Middy are truly superb rods. Middy have produced these gems using four-layer (‘quad’) carbon technology. All four Reactacore models feature Maximus wrap butts, SCX smooth cast guides, a hook retainer and […]

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Craig’s super paste trick lures two UK carp for 104 lb

CRAIG MCEVOY is having a brilliant year and on his latest weekend trip matted mirror carp of 54 lb 8 oz (main picture) and 50 lb 2 oz. Craig McEvoy holds the larger of his RH Fisheries brace. RH Fisheries The Avenue in Shropshire is where Craig has enjoyed his successes. Craig, from Wolverhampton, West […]

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Biggest eel of 2019 reported from holiday fishing venue

CHECK out this jumbo eel, carefully measured at 111 cm long and weighed in front of the fishery bailiff. Biggest eel reported in 2019 – 8 lb 14 oz It’s the biggest eel reported to Angler’s Mail this year, scaling 8 lb 14 oz, and was caught at Shropshire’s Wigmore Lakes. Ireneusz Zajaczkowski was fishing […]

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Mortimer and Whitehouse Series 2 is a TV hit – complete guide and Paul’s exclusive insight

SERIES 2 of Gone Fishing, starring Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse, is back on BBC2 TV and already proving to be a huge success. Mortimer and Whitehouse are back with their winning formula. Pic: Owl Power. Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing is ‘more of the same’ according to Paul Whitehouse, who spoke exclusively to Angler’s […]

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Insect crisis poses a serious threat to fish populations

A SCIENTIFIC report has warned global insect numbers are rapidly declining – and a worst-case scenario would be them being wiped out within a century. One of the most iconic UK inset species devoured by fish – the mayfly, seen here on the River Test. The loss of so many insect species could have devastating […]

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