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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Anglers protest against Trust’s canal fish-killing

TOP lure anglers have protested about the continued officially-sanctioned killing of zander. Anglers stood united in protest against the killing of canal zander. Canal zander fans piled the pressure on the Canal & River Trust with the protest. It came when the CRT International Lure Fishing Challenge winning teams unfurled banners at the ceremony saying […]

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World record pike claimed at over 58 lb!

A HUGE pike weighing over the International Game Fish Association record has been a major talking point across Europe. Lukas Matejka’s massive catch – is it the World record pike? Czech Lukas Matejka’s catch is considered by many anglers – but not all – to now be the World record pike. He caught the 133 […]

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EastEnders star lands one of UK’s biggest carp

ONE of the most popular stars of BBC TV’s EastEnders thinks his new PB mirror carp of 59 lb 12 oz might be hard to beat in the UK. Scott Maslen admires his giant mirror carp before returning it to the Kent lake. Scott Maslen, who plays Jack Branning in the award-winning TV soap, tempted […]

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Review: Carp Spirit Magnum X1 42 in. Multi-Net

The Carp Spirit Magnum X1 42 in. Multi-Net 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: top-of-the-range landing net. Specifications: adjustable and lightweight three-piece carbon handle that can be used at 3, 6 and 9 ft lengths; […]

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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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Review: Team Maver Hoodie

The Team Maver Hoodie 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: hooded top. Specifications: S-XXXL sizes; full-length sleeves; Charcoal Grey colour, cotton blend fabric; Team Maver logo on the front and back; green graphics on the […]

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