Fishery owner jailed for shooting otter in landing net

A FISHERY owner who shot an otter dead in front of horrified day ticket anglers is serving time in prison, in the first prosecution of its kind. Former Lyons Gate owner Stuart Jones shot an otter in a shocked angler’s landing net. Pic: BNPS. Stuart Jones, then owner of Lyons Gate Caravan Park & Fishery, […]

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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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This lure fishing ace is on an amazing predator run

A LURE fishing ace has enjoyed a fantastic month for the big three coarse predators – perch, zander and pike. Robbie Northman’s fine trio began with his big lure-caught perch. Robbie Northman, a 29-year-old bar manager, kicked off his fine run with a 4 lb 2 oz stripy. Then other trips in his home county […]

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Big carp haul was a fitting send-off to Uncle Brian

THIS jumbo carp, and others, made for a fitting send-off to an in-form angler’s Uncle Brian. The Avenue fishing lake has some stunners, including this 56 lb 4 oz common carp during an eventful trip for Craig McEvoy. Carp ace Craig McEvoy ended a brilliant year with the personal best common called Ellie of 56 […]

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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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Aggressive river fishing rogues try to hide in bushes

THREE brazen anglers were caught after fishing TWO different rivers in the Close Season – and then tried escaping in bushes. They’re watching – an Environment Agency bailiff caught rogues hiding in bushes. The three rogues from Liverpool, Merseyside, were prosecuted after wilfully obstructing an Environment Agency bailiff. Jack O’Callaghan, 30, Patrick Jones, 35, and […]

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Killing Eve: how my psycho killer was brought to life

When not being the Observers dance critic, Luke Jennings was self-publishing thrillers about two mutually obsessed women. Little did he imagine they would lead him – with Fleabags Phoebe Waller-Bridge – to create a subversive TV smash… It’s midnight and I’ve been invited to take part in an online group chat. The group call themselves […]

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Review: Maver MV-R Power Reel Monofilament

The Maver MV-R Power Reel Monofilament 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: high-performance monofilament reel line from Japan. Specifications: a floating line sold on 150 m spools; diameters from 0.15 mm (5.51 lb) to 0.23 […]

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City of optimism: Hull enjoys Siemens investment boost – BBC News

Image caption Are Hull’s fortunes changing? After decades of deterioration, the opening of Siemens’ new 310 m gust turbine blade factory has been hailed as the biggest investment in Hull since Victorian days. With only a few weeks to go before the UK City of Culture 2017 status kicks in, could the city be on […]

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