Lockdown latest round-up: British venues begin to reopen and tackle shops prepare for June 15

LOCKDOWN measures have been modified – and it was the positive news so many have been waiting for. In England only, Wednesday, May 13 signalled the start of people being  allowed to take unlimited exercise outdoors. People in England were able to enjoy parks and public spaces without having to exercise. Angling got the green […]

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Angling Trust push case for fishing to resume after lockdown rules are relaxed

The national governing body for recreational fishing is pushing the case to Government for the pursuit we love to be allowed before too long. Most keen anglers, aside from staying safe, have been wondering ‘when will fishing start again in the UK?’ Finally news has emerged about what is being said at a high level. […]

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IUCN Red List Update: 28,338 Species Are Now Threatened With Extinction

For the first time, the IUCN’s Red List of Threatened Species has surpassed the 100,000 species mark. Over 9,000 newly assessed species have been added to the list, bringing the total to 105,732. Of those, 28,338 species are threatened with extinction, that’s a third of all those assessed.  Since 1964, the International Union for the […]

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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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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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Watch out for ‘very rude and nasty’ carp rustlers, says fishery owner

A VETERAN day ticket lake owner who was assaulted by a group of fish rustlers have warned other venues and anglers to be aware of the men they faced. Maybrands fishery owner Nick Devlin has spoken up about poaching after a scary clash with aggressive poachers. Maybrands Fishery boss Nick Devlin, 72, and son Gary, confronted the seven […]

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‘Every place you go, you are being watched’: reporting from Xi’s China

The Guardians outgoing Beijing correspondent reflects on six years of increasing repression “You don’t work out, do you?” inquired one of the officers who had summoned me to my hotel lobby in China’s pre-eminent police state. We had only checked in 10 minutes earlier and, after an exhausting week reporting along Xinjiang’s spectacular high-altitude border […]

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Review: Rapala Super Shadow Rap Lures

The Rapala Super Shadow Rap 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: hard lures that have been designed to imitate dying fish. Specifications: 16 cm long; 77 g; plastic body; armed with a pair of […]

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Review: Middy MW Signature Pole Floats

The Middy MW Signature Pole Floats 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. Specifications: patterns include Diamond Carp (4×12, 4×14, 4×16), Rugby (4×12, 4×14, 4×16), Diamond Mugger (4×10, 4×12), Mudline (4×10, 4×12), F1 Carbon (4×10, 4×12, 4×14) […]

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Summer fishing tips and insight that’s sure to boost your catches

If you’re looking to improve your fishing catches over the summer weeks ahead, read on…. The summer fishing tips in this article are well worth reading and applying to boost your catches. The summer fishing tips you’ll read here draws on the experience of Andy Browne. He’s one of the ace all-rounders seen regularly in […]

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