Covid angling boom – hard facts revealed for revival of numbers

THE Environment Agency has revealed more upbeat figures on angling’s sudden boom in interest. The Covid angling boom is making 2020 a year that bucks the trends after many downturns for the sport. And with an increase in rod licence sales year-on-year, the EA is thrilled with recent figures. The spike in demand was sparked […]

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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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Monster carp on first session back after lockdown

SEAN CORBETT couldn’t have wished for a better first fishing day back when lockdown eased… he topped a five-fish catch with this 49 lb 2 oz mirror. Giant Grenville carp – Sean Corbett enjoyed a flying restart. Arriving at dawn, Sean made a brilliant start in his quest for the impressive Grenville carp. Grenville Lake […]

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Will a 50 lb-plus pike be caught anytime soon in England?

ANGLERS in the UK and beyond were amazed by the discovery of a huge pike at an English trout water. But experts were not surprised. 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 […]

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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: Enterprise Tackle Caster Bait Bands

The Enterprise Tackle Caster Bait Bands 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: bait bands for casters. Specifications: made from biodegradable plastic; non-toxic; 20 single caster or 16 double caster bands in a packet. My verdict: […]

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Hill Aides to Shoot With Gun Lobbyists After Mass Shootings

Just days after mass shootings left at least 31 people dead, a bipartisan group of congressional staffers is set to go on an outing to shoot skeet alongside gun lobbyists. The event comes every year, but its timing has a major gun safety advocate frustrated and troubled.  The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, a bipartisan group that […]

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Anglers told to ‘stay safe, stay home’ during coronavirus crisis

THE Angling Trust has issued a further statement for anglers who have been trying to understand exactly where they stand during the deepening coronavirus crisis. Jamie Cook of the Angling Trust has been busy trying to get answers and share information during the coronavirus crisis. Jamie Cook, Angling Trust chief executive, reminded anglers to ‘stay […]

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Huge barbel to bait boss

BAIT and tackle company boss John Llewellyn was more than happy with his first two bites of 2020 from the River Thames. John Llewellyn got off to a great start to 2020. The first was this cracking 15 lb 2 oz barbel, and the second came from a 6 lb 8 oz chub. The barbel […]

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This lure fishing ace is on an amazing predator run

A LURE fishing ace has enjoyed a fantastic month for the big three coarse predators – perch, zander and pike. Robbie Northman’s fine trio began with his big lure-caught perch. Robbie Northman, a 29-year-old bar manager, kicked off his fine run with a 4 lb 2 oz stripy. Then other trips in his home county […]

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