NHS to benefit from Social Distancing Carp Cup

ANGLERS all over the country have been doing their bit to support the hard-working NHS staff during the Covid-19 crisis – and there’s a special event for carp fans. Mike Salisbury created the Social Distancing Carp Cup. Angler’s Mail columnist Mike Salisbury has devised an NHS Fundraiser in the form of the Social Distancing Carp […]

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Lockdown latest round-up: venues reopen, match fishing can restart and tackle shops prepare for June 15

LOCKDOWN measures have been modified – and it was 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. People in England were able to enjoy parks and public spaces without having to exercise. Angling got the green […]

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Covid-19 prevents help after new angling venue’s fish kill

A FISHERY boss has been left to resolve a major fish death himself after the Environment Agency refused to visit due to coronavirus. Some of the dead fish at Dyehouse Ponds. Distraught Robert Rogerson was hoping to open his new Dyehouse Ponds, near Bradford, West Yorkshire, at the start of April. The Covid-19 pandemic and […]

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Imminent re-start of angling – but only in England

LOCKDOWN measures are being modified – and for anglers in England, at least, that looks like the positive news so many have been waiting for. The Angling Trust has put the case for angling to resume – and in a super safe way. On Sunday, May 10, Boris Johnson announced several tweaks to the rules […]

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Carp expert tells of his horrific Covid-19 ordeal

A LEADING bait maker has revealed the scary struggle he faced fighting off the deadly coronavirus. Boilie expert Jim Rawcliffe seen healthy, in better times. Boilie expert Jim Rawcliffe was hospitalised with Covid-19, but is now – thankfully – on the road to recovery. Jim, who used to run Tails Up Bait before starting up […]

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Gudgeon record rocked

KEVIN DONNELLY came within a whisker making history with this mini marvel. He will have to wait several months, at least, for another crack at the record… Not quite a new gudgeon record – but quite a handful! Kevin rocked the long-standing gudgeon record when he hauled the gigantic 4 oz ‘gonk’ from his local […]

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Coronavirus sends shockwaves into angling

THE outbreak of deadly coronavirus led to the cancellation of a major tackle show in China, and will have an impact on our tackle industry. A coronavirus particle – the outbreak of what is now named COVID-19 has caused all sorts of health and industrial headches across the world. Coronavirus fears and an ever-rising spread […]

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Giant 18 lb 9 oz barbel… to honour mum

ROBERT BOWN got his just rewards for years of hard work on his local River Trent with this PB 18 lb 9 oz barbel. Robert Bown displays his giant 18 lb 9 oz Trent barbel. The 36-year-old Nottingham angler tempted the mighty new personal best on a 3 Foot Twitch Redemption boilie. Robert explained: “The […]

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Review: Maver Signature Pro Match Side Tray

The Maver Signature Pro Match 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 a seatbox. Specifications: measures 65 x 50 cm; fits all 30 and 36 cm legs; self-supporting; mesh base. My […]

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National Fishing Month sees thousands of people get hooked

NATIONAL FISHING MONTH has just ended after a highly active six weeks to promote angling. National Fishing Month and Let’s Fish1 (pictured) has been helping people of all ages to experience the joys of angling. Main coordinators, the Angling Trades Association, revealed that National Fishing Month 2019 encouraged over 5,000 people to try the sport […]

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