Government and bank cash helps Angling Direct fishing chain during crisis

BRITAIN’S largest tackle shop chain has taken a £2.5million short-term bank loan to help its efforts to ride out the coronavirus crisis. Angling Direct how they are tackling the impact of coronavirus, as tackle shops everywhere await news of when they can reopen. The Angling Direct fishing tackle business has also put most of its […]

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How to get the best out of split shot and weights on your line

COLIN MITCHELL, a long-time angling journalist and highly experienced coarse angler, is your guide to those little weights that make a big difference! Split shot – leaving a short gap between the bulk shots at the base of the float allows the float to float on the strike and creates a more direct connection to […]

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IUCN Red List Update: 28,338 Species Are Now Threatened With Extinction

For the first time, the IUCN’s Red List of Threatened Species has surpassed the 100,000 species mark. Over 9,000 newly assessed species have been added to the list, bringing the total to 105,732. Of those, 28,338 species are threatened with extinction, that’s a third of all those assessed.  Since 1964, the International Union for the […]

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Review: Sonik Insurgent Carp Rods

The Sonik Insurgent Carp 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: carp rods with a retractable butt section. Specifications: 9 ft (2.75 lb and 3 lb) and 10 ft (3 lb, 3.25 lb and 3.5 […]

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Big trout shocker for river coarse angler!

CHRIS BRENTNALL showed there are still surprises to be found in fishing when he landed this unexpected river catch… a 9 lb brown trout. Big River Trent trout – this ‘ferox’ slipped up to a pike angler using a big bait. The River Trent trout shock came when the 59-year-old Nottinghamshire angler was seeking pike. […]

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Bass record smashed – but it will never enter the record books

IT WAS one of the catches of the year, without doubt, but this huge bass could have been a British record breaker… Was this giant heavier than the British bass record? The captor is confident it was. The fish that you see here was probably above the British bass record, and it was safely returned […]

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BLACK FRIDAY DEAL! Save 50% on Angler’s Mail subscriptions

SAVE 50%!! Don’t miss this Black Friday fishing deal to bag a bargain Angler’s Mail magazine subscription before Christmas…. Hurry – this deal is for a limited period only. Click this image for the best Black Friday fishing deals on Angler’s Mail magazine. Black Friday fishing deals don’t get much better than what we have […]

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Big roach quest ends in style with this giant specimen

ALAN RIO had travelled across many counties to try and get a 3 lb-plus roach and finally achieved his dream with this super specimen. Big roach joy – Alan Rio’s 3 lb 1 oz specimen. The Woking, Surrey-based ace all-rounder caught the big roach he yearned for, scaling 3 lb 1 oz. Alan told Angler’s […]

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Review: Middy Fast-Affix Pellet Band Tool

The Middy Fast-Affix Pellet Band Tool 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: tool for mounting pellets in bait bands quickly. Specifications: easy to use; automatic mechanism; ergonomic design; suits right- and left-handed anglers. My verdict: […]

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Huge brace of crucians is special reward extra-long return trip

JAMES HOWES didn’t mind a 300-mile round trip from East Anglia for a day session as it produced this stunning brace of big crucians. James shows his brace of giant crucian carp. James’s big crucians, rewarding him for hours on the road, scaled 4 lb 2 oz (top fish) and 4 lb. Tackling an undisclosed […]

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