Angling Trust tells anglers to stop fishing in coronavirus crisis

AMID confusion over whether fishing is an acceptable activity during the UK ‘lockdown’, the Angling Trust has issued a statement. 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, has tried to give anglers advice on the big […]

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Salesman illegally smuggled 5.3 million fish

A SEAFOOD salesman is awaiting sentence after being found guilty of smuggling a staggering £53million worth of endangered eels. Just a handful of eels from the millions that the fish smuggler transported. Fish smuggler Gilbert Khoo, 67,  was convicted of six offences relating to the illegal importation and movement of rare elvers, at London’s Southwark […]

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Review: Carp Spirit Zig-Master

The Carp Spirit Zig-Master monofilament 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: monofilament for zig and floater fishing. Specifications: available in 8 lb (0.23 mm), 10 lb (0.25 mm) and 12 lb (0.28 mm) breaking strains; […]

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£4.5 million scheme ‘will destroy’ prime bream and pike fishing

ANGLERS fear a £4.5 million scheme to clear the water clarity at a prime venue will destroy the fishing. Norfolk Broads bream, plus other species, are at risk. Natural England hopes to introduce three fish barriers to isolate noted Norfolk Broads venue, Hoveton Great Broad, from the River Bure. Concerns were raised at the start […]

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Coronavirus sends shockwaves into angling

THE outbreak of deadly coronavirus led to the cancellation of a major tackle show in China, and will have an impact on our tackle industry. A coronavirus particle – the outbreak of what is now named COVID-19 has caused all sorts of health and industrial headches across the world. Coronavirus fears and an ever-rising spread […]

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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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Immaculate winter common carp nears 90 lb!

JAMES JONES is used to catching huge fish, but he was amazed when this 88 lb 4 oz common carp took lots of line from his reel at long range. What a winter common – James Jones prepares to return his 88 lb 4 oz Gigantica carp. The Gigantica carp venue in France was where […]

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Exciting Murray cod fishing in small water

A bite window opened up while Mark Adams and I were Murray cod fishing last night. The fishing started slow and then the Murray cod went nuts for a little while. Read more: www.youtube.com

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Review: Rapala Jointed Lures

The Rapala Jointed 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: jointed lures for attracting predators. Specifications: floating, balsa wood construction; classic fish profile; jointed design and action; VMC Black Nickel hooks; hand-tuned and tank-tested. 7 […]

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Review: Kodex Razor Blades

The Kodex Razor Blades 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: rig scissors for cutting braid and mono. Specifications: precision Japanese stainless steel blades; compact; egonomic handles; serrated edge. My verdict: even though I’m a ‘cack-handed’, […]

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