Review: Kodex Thorex Air Dry Bag

The Kodex Thorex Air Dry Bag 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: mesh bag for air drying. Specifications: Thorex super-soft mesh; zip top; reinforced handles; 6 kg capacity; comes with a mini hook baits bag. […]

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A trek from poverty through a war zone they knew nothing about

(CNN)In small groups they trudge along the desolate desert road, young men and some women, from Somalia and Ethiopia. Some carry plastic bags with snacks, plastic water bottles, an extra scrap of clothing. In one of the small fishing villages from which human traffickers operate, two men lounge in their long, thin white boat, still […]

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Record crucian carp charge on pause due to virus

WHEN the lockdown rules are relaxed in the UK, could the crucian record be the first one to be beaten? Scott Poulter displays his 4 lb 3 oz crucian from Johnsons Lake. Scott Poulter bagged this giant 4 lb 3 oz crucian carp from Johnsons Lake just before the country went into lockdown mode, and […]

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British record minnow caught by angling coach

ANGLING coach Kevin Sims thinks that he may have broken one the longest-standing British coarse fish records. Kevin is sure this mini marvel was a British record minnow. It might not be a monster but it is in the mini species world as it could be record minnow. Seen above alongside Kevin’s five-inch long glasses, […]

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Farewell to another angling great

TRIBUTES have been paid to the pioneer who helped the carp fishing bait industry become the huge enterprise it is today. Bob Baker caught many specimen fish, especially carp. This 85 lb giant was landed at Graviers in France. Boilie pioneer Bob Baker passed away aged in his early 70s, and there was huge praise […]

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Massive boost for river fish stocks

THE Environment Agency has restocked dozens of rivers, including a water that has been ravaged by otters and pollution in the past. Great Ouse fishing prospects are improving after more fish were stocked. Great Ouse fishing prospects have improved further with the boost. The former British record barbel river has received nearly 15,000 barbel, chub, […]

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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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This awesome catch adds another PB to big fish ace’s incredible list

SPECIMEN ace James Crameri, who has one of the most impressive coarse fish PB lists, smashed his chub record with this 7 lb 13 oz giant. James Crameri admires his 7 lb 13 oz Great Ouse chub. James beat his old PB of 7 lb 6 oz from the River Lea when he tackled his […]

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All fishing weights made of lead to be banned?

THE use of lead in fishing could be coming to an end after moves being made in Europe. Even coated fishing wights made of lead could be on the way out across much of Europe. The European Union is consulting over the use of lead in fishing weights, and is expected to bring in legislation […]

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Four perch over 4 lb proves venue’s true stripy potential

SPECIMEN angler Charlie Coppolo returned to a venue where he had come close to a dream 4 lb perch… and this time made a truly stunning haul. His catch included FOUR four-pounders! This one went 4 lb 4 oz… Charlie has been amongst a run of big perch at Hanningfield Reservoir. Charlie followed up a […]

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