Review: Baitcraft Insecta Bait Range

The Baitcraft Insecta Bait Range comes 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: insect-based carp bait. Specifications: made with insect meal; no eggs or fishmeal. Boilies: freezer baits in 12, 15, 18, and 22 mm sizes; tough […]

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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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Government and bank cash helps Angling Direct fishing chain during crisis

BRITAIN’S largest tackle shop chain has taken a £2.5million short-term bank loan to help its efforts to ride out the coronavirus crisis. Angling Direct how they are tackling the impact of coronavirus, as tackle shops everywhere await news of when they can reopen. The Angling Direct fishing tackle business has also put most of its […]

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Sad coronavirus death of carp Super Group ace

THE coronavirus pandemic is striking at anglers all across the country, as well as affecting the opportunity to actually go and fish. RIP Terry Cheesman, who died after contracting coronavirus. Top carp angler and musician Terry Cheesman sadly passed away after contracting the deadly virus. Weymouth, Dorset born Terry played in the Carp Society Super […]

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Review: Maver Signature Pro Mega Side Tray

The Maver Signature Pro Mega Side Tray comes 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: extending side tray. Specifications: measuring 50 cm across, it extends from 55 cm to 83 cm; fits 30 and 36 mm legs; […]

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Fishing tackle plastic reduction efforts blasted by campaigner

THE angling trade has been blasted for not doing enough about single-use plastic. Chris Turnbull is campaigning for fishing tackle plastic use to be reduced. Fishing tackle plastic is being increasingly questioned as the global environmental improvement lobby grows. Angler’s Mail has regularly reported on the impressive success in recycling line, coordinated by the Anglers […]

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Eco-friendly fishing products launched

A FORWARD-THINKING carp company is doing its bit to tackle plastic pollution with its new range of biodegradable products. Rig Marole have launched eco-friendly line clips for fishing. Rig Marole UK is launching two biodegradable lead clips initially, but has also innovated new eco-friendly packaging that it hopes to extend to the entire range. The […]

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Bass record smashed – but it will never enter the record books

IT WAS one of the catches of the year, without doubt, but this huge bass could have been a British record breaker… Was this giant heavier than the British bass record? The captor is confident it was. The fish that you see here was probably above the British bass record, and it was safely returned […]

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Aggressive river fishing rogues try to hide in bushes

THREE brazen anglers were caught after fishing TWO different rivers in the Close Season – and then tried escaping in bushes. They’re watching – an Environment Agency bailiff caught rogues hiding in bushes. The three rogues from Liverpool, Merseyside, were prosecuted after wilfully obstructing an Environment Agency bailiff. Jack O’Callaghan, 30, Patrick Jones, 35, and […]

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Ide shocker as angler lands giant specimen on local river

DEAN CRUTCHLEY’S first visit of the season to his local river produced this surprise 7 lb 2 oz giant. This huge River Dearne ide scaled 7 lb 2 oz. Ide are often mistaken for chub, or big roach, and Dean was surprised to discover what took his bait on River Dearne in South Yorkshire. Construction […]

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