Giant tench on float fishing tactics

PHILIP MILDENHALL notched up one of the biggest tench ever on float tackle with this 10 lb 8 oz tinca from his syndicate water. The 35-year-old from St Mary Bourne, Hampshire, told Angler’s Mail all about  his tench float fishing tactics. Meter reader Philip said: “I was fishing a rod length out in 7 ft […]

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£1.31 million from polluters helps vital river projects

ANGLER’S MAIL can reveal that the Environment Agency has collected a whopping £1.31 million to give to environmental charities from rogue businesses in just the past six months alone. Polluter pay – this is the River Eden where money that was paid up is making a difference. The EA released the figures behind how polluters […]

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Matt Hayes lifts lockdown gloom with Why We Fish campaign

ONE of the most popular anglers has helped get our angling nation in a positive mood during lockdown with a smash-hit picture campaign. Matt Hayes has inspired and delighted anglers with his #WhyWeFish campaign. Matt Hayes has been running his #WhyWeFish campaign while the coronavirus has been keeping anglers at home. Famed for his starring […]

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Review: Carp Spirit Blax Series Rods

The Carp Spirit Blax Series Rods come 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: extensive range of specimen carp rods. Specifications: two-piece rods available in 10 ft (3 lb test curve), 12 ft (2.75 lb, 3 lb […]

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Impressive pair of double-figure barbel in a match

TWO stunning double-figure barbel were caught in the same small club match. Marco Julian shows his fantastic 15 lb River Dove barbel caught in a match. The biggest of the two River Dove barbel tipped the competition scales to 15 lb for Marco Julian. He was competing near Egginton, Derbyshire. The specimen helped him to […]

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Tackle giant Fishtec to close down

THE UK’s ‘biggest’ mail order fishing tackle retailer is to cease trading. Near to closing – Fishtec is big in online sales, mail order brochures, and a well stocked shop. In a surprising move, Fishtec embarked upon a major ‘closing down’ sale, ready to cease its operations at some point early in 2020. The discounting […]

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WIN Middy Reactacore rods in Angler’s Mail competition

THE bumper Angler’s Mail festive issue is out now – and there’s a competition inside to win Middy Reactacore rods. The Reactacore rods from Middy are truly superb rods. Middy have produced these gems using four-layer (‘quad’) carbon technology. All four Reactacore models feature Maximus wrap butts, SCX smooth cast guides, a hook retainer and […]

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River pollution hell… now it’s time to pay up

AFTER a tiring six-year struggle, a highly respected angling club finally won compensation to restock after a pollution back in 2013. River pollution scene – Mail correspondent Tom Legge fishes at Baits Bite on the River Cam. Cambridge FPAS netted the river pollution result it was seeking to boost a stretch of  Cam that was […]

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Beat the stress in your life through fishing

ANGLING’S huge benefits in reducing human stress and improving mental health problems have come to the fore. Marina Gibson has been amongst the growing number of influential people explaining how fishing can improve lives, and reduce stress. Stress beating qualities of being by the water fishing have come more to the public’s attention in the […]

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Review: Kodex XC50 Unhooking Mat

The Kodex XC50 Unhooking Mat 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: well-padded specimen carp unhooking mat. Specifications: dimensions: 118 x 75 cm with a 90 x 48 cm unhooking area; 36 mm padded base with […]

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