Angling is now allowed in England – and venues begin to reopen

LOCKDOWN measures have been modified – and for anglers in England, at least, it’s been 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. And people in England can now enjoy parks and public spaces without having […]

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Neolithic chewing gum helps recreate image of ancient Dane

Analysis of birch tar describes a female hunter-gatherer with dark skin and blue eyes At the dawn of the Neolithic era, a young woman discarded a lump of ancient chewing gum made from birch tar into a shallow, brackish lagoon that drew fishers to the coast of southern Denmark. Nearly 6,000 years later, researchers excavating […]

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Angler’s Mail magazine star John Bailey leads calls to save river roach stocks

THE successful Avon Roach Project will be stopping their work after fully restocking the river – but anglers want more action from the Environment Agency across the country. Roach fishing great John Bailey is calling for action. Roach ace John Bailey (pictured above) led the calls. Whilst delighted with the success of the Avon Roach […]

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Exciting Murray cod fishing in small water

A bite window opened up while Mark Adams and I were Murray cod fishing last night. The fishing started slow and then the Murray cod went nuts for a little while. Read more: www.youtube.com

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Antis jump on scientist’s latest fish ‘pain’ opinion

OPPONENTS of angling have jumped on a research paper on the issue of ‘do fish feel pain?”. Perch were amongst the fish studied for the review that anti angling groups pounced upon. Its claims have been countered by the Angling Trust.. Anti angling groups were featured in coverage by the national media of the latest […]

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Review: Maver Reality Side Tray

The Maver Reality Side Tray 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: a side tray for seatbox and fishing chair systems. Specifications: aluminium construction; drainage holes in the corners; supplied with universal fittings, for 25, 30 […]

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First Footage Of A Tarantula Preying On An Opossum Is Both Awesome And Nightmare-Inducing

In the nightfall of the Amazon rainforest, a team of biologists “heard some scrabbling in the leaf litter.” They shined their headlamps in the direction of the unrest and spotlighted – much to their surprise, horror, and perhaps perverse joy – a tarantula the size of a dinner plate dragging a young opossum across the forest floor. The team believes this may […]

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America’s segregated shores: beaches’ long history as a racial battleground

For decades officials imposed regulations to restrict African Americans use of public beaches and the fight for equal access is far from over Summer has arrived, which, for many Americans, means day camps for children, afternoons lounging by a pool, and weekend trips to the beach. But for many others, summer brings new burdens, frustrations […]

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Drowning warnings for anglers after latest figures highlight risks

SAFETY charity, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, is warning anglers to be safe after a string of fishing related deaths over the past decade. Drowning risks have been highlighted – and anglers have been urged to think about their safety. RoSPA says that coarse anglers are equally at risk as sea anglers […]

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If Anyone Has a Right To Be Ticked Off, It’s These Poor People

I don’t know about you, but sometimes it’s the smallest things that can cause the most annoyance. The way your coworkers insists on feeing greasy food in the cubicle right next to you, how autocorrect always assumes you’re trying to use the word “duck.” Those things are annoying, but likely not egregious enough to warrant […]

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