Flashback Friday: My Grandfather’s Fly Rod

This week, I figured for our regular look back at fly fishing history, I’d share this great video from Suffering Outdoors. The man behind this YouTube channel restores and fishes his grandfather’s old bamboo fly rod, which was originally built in the 1940s. It’s a well-done video, and a reminder of the simplicity that got […]

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Method feeder fishing for carp – the cheap and easy way!

Carp expert Colin Davidson explains a simple way to fish the highly effective Method feeder. Method feeder fishing can be kept simple – and cheap. Method feeder fishing a cracking tactic to get those indicators moving where there are numbers of carp to go after, big fish included. Developed with the rise of commercial pools,  […]

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FREE rod licence as Take A Friend Fishing returns

THE Angling Trust has confirmed that Take a Friend Fishing is back for 2020… and you can take advantage over the days ahead. Take A Friend Fishing is back after a break and you can get involved. There’s a free rod licence offer with the campaign which runs from July 4 to July 19 inclusive […]

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Review: Maver MV-R All Round Hooks to Nylon

The Maver MV-R All Round Hooks to Nylon 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: hooks-to-nylon for commercial fisheries. Specifications: choice of size 14 hooks to 5.5 lb Maver MV-R mono, size 16 to 4.4 lb, […]

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Review: Dynamite Wowsers

The Dynamite Wowsers 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: highly visible, dumbbell-shaped hook baits. Specifications: 7 and 9 mm sizes; Purple, White, Pink and Orange colours; formulated with four ‘secret’ flavours. My verdict: in contrast […]

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Britain’s No.1 barbel hotspot to be destroyed

ONE of the very best fishing spots will be lost to anglers after the controlling club accepted defeat in their long legal battle. The view from the main fishing swim at Cromwell Weir. Iconic peg 1A at Cromwell Weir, on the Collingham AA stretch of the River Trent in Nottinghamshire, is one of the best […]

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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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December carp fishing tips to boost your catch rate

Looking for some seasonal tips for carp fishing? Then read on, as these short and sharp pointers could make or break your winter. Thomas Petch shares some December carp fishing tips in this article. They work for him…give them a go! DECEMBER carp fishing is not always for the faint-hearted, but many Angler’s Mail fans […]

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World record pike claimed at over 58 lb!

A HUGE pike weighing over the International Game Fish Association record has been a major talking point across Europe. Lukas Matejka’s massive catch – is it the World record pike? Czech Lukas Matejka’s catch is considered by many anglers – but not all – to now be the World record pike. He caught the 133 […]

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Review: Team Maver Hoodie

The Team Maver Hoodie 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: hooded top. Specifications: S-XXXL sizes; full-length sleeves; Charcoal Grey colour, cotton blend fabric; Team Maver logo on the front and back; green graphics on the […]

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