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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Tiny lift bites result in huge specimen roach haul

ROACH ace Charlie Kemmett spotted the slightest lift bites while float fishing, but he hit them, to put together this amazing haul of specimen redfins. Charlie Kemmett with his impressive Winkton roach haul. Fishing at Winkton on the Hampshire Avon, Charlie is pictured above holding his best fish, of 3 lb 1 oz. The others […]

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Winter river fishing success snatched in between work

DOES work always get in the way with your fishing plans? Maybe you can take a leaf out of Dr Mark Everard’s book, and juggle things smartly… Mark got his hands on big grayling from the River Irfon. Mark had a work meeting in mid-Wales, but he managed to squeeze in two grayling sessions on […]

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Massive river perch slams scales to 6 lb 3 oz – full story

MARK EDWARDS obliterated his perch PB with this 6 lb 3 oz Euro giant that equals the official British record. Holland perch fishing stunner – this super stripy scaled 6 lb 3 oz. Mark was on a three-day trip to Holland perch fishing trip with Classic Angling editor Keith Elliott. Mark, a  50-year-old engineer from […]

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Best urban fishing venues – 6 highly recommended places

ANGLER’S MAIL is the No.1 magazine for all sorts of things – and has a Where To Fish section that is unrivalled. It’s produced by regional experts. Leazes Park is an urban fishing gem in the North East. Urban fishing is probably not as popular as it once was. That’s despite undoubted interest generated by […]

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Is this the rarest carp in Britain?

THIS rare blue carp was caught from a day ticket complex on the angler’s first ever visit. Bandan displays his blue carp Blue carp are also called black or snail carp, with the Latin name Mylopharyngodon piceus. They come from China and can reach 77 lb in weight. Bandan Pizzy had a shock when he caught […]

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Fishing Closed Season backlash divides anglers

THE final decision of the Environment Agency to retain the current Closed Season has split the angling community in a similar way to Brexit. The fishing Closed Season remains as it was in England and Wales, preventing anglers trying for fish like barbel (pictured) in rivers between March 15 and June 15 inclusive. Many are […]

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Theresa May unveils fragile truce in third Brexit offering

Compromise will be the name of the game as prime minister recognises enormity of task If Theresa May’s first two speeches unfurled the promise of a “red, white and blue” Brexit, a cold grey day in March will be remembered as the moment a more faded flag was fluttered. As the nation took shelter from […]

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River Witham decimation truth ultimately begins to emerge

THE Environment Agency say the devastating River Witham fish kill could have killed many hundreds of thousands of fish . Just a few of the dead fish from the River Witham pollution . Just a few of the dead fish from the River Witham pollution. As we reported in March, the EA wouldnat reveal a […]

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