Top catfish called Boris

IF the UK Prime Minister was a fish, he just might be this one…. Catfish ace Dan Winston was thrilled to break the ‘ton’ barrier for the first time with this 103 lb 8 oz giant, which he has named Boris. That’s right, he named it after Prime Minister Boris Johnson for allowing English fishing […]

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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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Best barbel fishing peg saved from concrete extinction

HERE’s a bit of good news for anglers amidst the coronavirus lockdown…. Cromwell Weir is famous for probably the best barbel fishing in the country. Britain’s best barbel fishing peg looks as if it will be saved from being buried under concrete. As we revealed before lockdown, iconic peg 1A at Cromwell Weir was set […]

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True state of angling revealed by annual Environment Agency report

THE latest annual Environment Agency fisheries report has revealed angling is in good shape, with 955,310 rod licences sold for the 2018-19 year, raising £21million. This three-rod option was a new addition to the Environment Agency rod licence options in the year of the report. There was a drop to 847,846 individual anglers buying an […]

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Huge river zander caught after angler’s run of disasters

THE biggest zander of the season, weighing a whopping 19 lb 4 oz, has been caught after a catalogue of calamities. Steve Williams displays his jumbo River Severn zander. The huge River Severn zander fell to Steve Williams, who smashed his old PB. But Steve admits that he was lucky to catch it. The 48-year-old […]

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Jeremy Wade leads call to save big fish stocks

ONE of TV’s most loved celebrities, and a globally respected angler, has brought the perilous future of fish into the spotlight. Jeremy Wade, seen with an alligator gar, has spoken up about the grim future for apex predators. Jeremy Wade has warned the world needs to look after freshwater habitats as well as deal with […]

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Huge brace of crucians is special reward extra-long return trip

JAMES HOWES didn’t mind a 300-mile round trip from East Anglia for a day session as it produced this stunning brace of big crucians. James shows his brace of giant crucian carp. James’s big crucians, rewarding him for hours on the road, scaled 4 lb 2 oz (top fish) and 4 lb. Tackling an undisclosed […]

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Review: Team Maver Hoodie

The Team Maver Hoodie comes 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: hooded top. Specifications: S-XXXL sizes; full-length sleeves; Charcoal Grey colour, cotton blend fabric; Team Maver logo on the front and back; green graphics on the […]

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Review: Kodex Twist ‘n’ Lock Landing Net Handle

The Kodex Twist ‘n’ Lock Landing Net Handle comes 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: an adjustable specimen landing net handle. Specifications: can be locked at any length between 1.1 and 2 m; twist-lock mechanism; lightweight, […]

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Catfish lakes recommended by Angler’s Mail Where To Fish experts

NO MAGAZINE has a better Where To Fish section than Angler’s Mail, which brings you the best venues every week. Our recommended catfish lakes include Wintons, where this specimen was landed by Ian Petch. Here are six of the best catfish lakes, recommended by the Angler’s Mail Where To Fish team. Check out the info […]

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