Huge tench are perfect welcome back

ANGLERS across England, Wales and Northern Ireland have been delighted to catch their first fish for months – and one of the biggest successes came to specimen ace Matthew Fernandez. Matthew Fernandez display his 11 lb 4 oz tench. As lockdown rules were eased, allowing fishing again, Matt quickly enjoyed his very first session back […]

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Youngster lands giant lake record carp during online competition

A YOUNG angler landed an impressive lake record carp when an enterprising day ticket fishery decided to interact online with self-isolating customers. Weston Moat Fishery boss Wayne Steele offered a prize for two people to win a 24-hour ticket with bait. Entrants had to guess how much weight his nine-year-old son, Josh, could catch in […]

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Match fishing legend Denis White battles back from coronavirus – but another matchman sadly dies

ONE of the biggest names in match fishing has been battling coronavirus – and thankfully the signs are now positive for a recovery. Denis White, seen not long before his health took a serious turn for the worse. Anglers across the UK and Europe have been cheered by the news that Denis White remains very […]

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Britain’s No.1 barbel hotspot to be destroyed

ONE of the very best fishing spots will be lost to anglers after the controlling club accepted defeat in their long legal battle. The view from the main fishing swim at Cromwell Weir. Iconic peg 1A at Cromwell Weir, on the Collingham AA stretch of the River Trent in Nottinghamshire, is one of the best […]

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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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Review: Rapala RCD Retractable Line Scissors

The Rapala RCD Retractable Line Scissors 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: ‘safe’ scissors for lure anglers. Specifications: sharp, stainless steel blades; built-in carabiner. My verdict: a handy accessory for roving lure anglers, these scissors […]

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Will official British record fish get struck off?

ONE of the most prestigious British bests in the records books may be struck off due to a case of mistaken identity. This fish is the sea trout record – but was it really a true sea trout? The British Record Fish Committee has re-opened the case of a 28 lb 5 oz 4 dr sea […]

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Strawberry bait produces massive roach

SPESSY ace Kevin Sanders smashed his roach PB with this 3 lb 3 oz giant. It’s no wonder Kevin Sanders looks pleased as this 3 lb 3 oz Norfolk lake roach was a superb PB. The Norfolk lake giant beat Kevin’s old 2 lb 6 oz best, from the same venue, with ease. The 42-year-old […]

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We Need a Data-Rich Picture of What’s Killing the Planet

You’ve probably heard about the plague of plastic trash in the oceans. You’ve seen YouTube videos of sea turtles with drinking straws in their noses, or whales with stomachs full of marine litter. But how much plastic is out there? Where is it coming from? We don’t really know, because we haven’t measured it. “There’s […]

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