Could escaped sewage be increasing Covid-19 risks for anglers?

ANGLERS have been warned about an added danger from sewage when rivers reopen on June 16. Covid-19 risks in sewage? Some people think the danger is real. Covid-19 risks for anglers grew when some scientists reported how they believe that the coronavirus could live in untreated sewage in rivers. Professor Richard Quilliam of Stirling University, […]

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Tackle theft memories fade… in favour of great bars of gold

ONE of the country’s top specimen anglers has put the heartbreak of having his tackle stolen behind him and got back on the trail of quality fish. Matthew Fernandez took his four-year-old daughter, River, fishing as soon as anglers were allowed to travel to fish again. As you can see from the picture above, they caught […]

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Poachers’ illegal river nets thwarted

A QUICK-THINKING angler saved dozens of prime coarse fish from being killed by calling the Environment Agency’s incident hotline to report illegal netting. This net was strung across the River Nene. Two EA officers and three Police officers from Cambridgeshire Constabulary’s Rural Crime Action Team rushed to the River Nene, near March. They searched for […]

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Lockdown latest round-up: British venues begin to reopen and tackle shops prepare for June 15

LOCKDOWN measures have been modified – and it was the positive news so many have been waiting for. In England only, Wednesday, May 13 signalled the start of people being  allowed to take unlimited exercise outdoors. People in England were able to enjoy parks and public spaces without having to exercise. Angling got the green […]

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Angling is now allowed – and British venues begin to reopen

LOCKDOWN measures have been modified – and it was the positive news so many have been waiting for. In England only, Wednesday, May 13 signalled the start of people being  allowed to take unlimited exercise outdoors. People in England can now enjoy parks and public spaces without having to exercise. Angling got the green light, […]

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Review: Carp Spirit Inox Bobbin Single Hanger

The Carp Spirit Inox Bobbin Single Hanger 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: carp bobbin system. Specifications: Duo Adjustable Line Clip for running or fixed attachment on the line; side grub screw for increasing tension, […]

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‘Our dream fishing trip turned into a coronavirus nightmare’

FOUR English anglers had their dream fishing trip ruined by the coronavirus pandemic, but are thanking their lucky stars that they made it safely back to the UK in the nick of time. Dicky Fish displays a grouper caught before the Panama fishing trip went wrong. The quartet had to urgently abort their Panama fishing […]

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No need to kill cormorants – use dummies instead!

A PRO-ACTIVE fishery owner says that cormorant control can be achieved without killing them. They don’t eat small fish – this hungry cormorant died after trying to eat a pike! Brian Morland says that he has had big success using mannequin dummies at his mixed trout waters. His achievements have taken place at Bellflask Fishery, […]

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Fishing tackle shop tells of its incredible revival

A TOP independent tackle dealer tackle dealer has explained to Angler’s Mail how he turned his shop’s fortunes around. Angling shop that’s turned itself around – Bournemouth Fishing Lodge. Angling shop boss Wayne Gray has brought Bournemouth Fishing Lodge, in Dorset, back from the brink. And now it’s thriving! His tale is another one that […]

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Licence rogue hit by £1,723 penalty after ‘abusive and threatening behaviour’

A ROGUE has ended up with a whopping £1,723 penalty after being caught by an Environment Agency fisheries enforcement officer, aided by a member of the Angling Trust’s Voluntary Bailiff Service. Catching the rogues – the Voluntary Bailiff Service, along with EA and Police, are doing their best to make a difference. Rod licence dodger […]

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