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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Your help needed NOW for UK cormorant control, say Angling Trust and the Avon Roach Project

THE Angling Trust and the Avon Roach Project have been fully explaining why they want your help to try and control the numbers of fish-eating cormorants. The battle to curb the UK cormorant impact upon inland fish stocks hinges upon an online survey. The Angling Trust and the Avon Roach Project have joined forces to […]

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Top angler robbed by tackle-thieving ‘scum’

TOP specimen ace Matthew Fernandez suffered a horrible tackle theft during a fishing trip. And despite publicity for the case he is no closer to recovering his kit. Matt Fernandez, seem in happier times with a giant tench, before the tackle theft near the River Itchen. The 32-year-old was on his local River Itchen near […]

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River manager says sport improving despite otters

THE fisheries manager at one of Britain’s best angling clubs has explained how he thinks otters aren’t killing the rivers he controls. Otters have risen in numbers across Britain but they should not be made scapegoats for rivers, according to two men close to top club, Reading DAA. Del Shackleford from Berkshire’s Reading DAA insists […]

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Review: Carp Spirit Magnum X1 42 in. Multi-Net

The Carp Spirit Magnum X1 42 in. Multi-Net 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: top-of-the-range landing net. Specifications: adjustable and lightweight three-piece carbon handle that can be used at 3, 6 and 9 ft lengths; […]

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Fishing Closed Season backlash divides anglers

THE final decision of the Environment Agency to retain the current Closed Season has split the angling community in a similar way to Brexit. The fishing Closed Season remains as it was in England and Wales, preventing anglers trying for fish like barbel (pictured) in rivers between March 15 and June 15 inclusive. Many are […]

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Specimen chub… on every method!

CHUB are known for their wide tastes in food… and one angler has been proving the point. Robbie Northman had this 6 lb 5 oz specimen chub on the fly. After landing a specimen chub of 6 lb on a lure in the morning, Robbie Northman set out in the evening to fish the fly. […]

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Review: Kodex Vanilla White Munchies

The Kodex Vanilla White Munchies 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: irregular-shaped hook baits that are soft and buoyant. Ingredients: made from ‘100 per cent natural’ ingredients. My verdict: Vanilla White is a new addition […]

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Review: Dynamite Wafters

The Dynamite Wafters 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: 15 mm dumbbell-shaped wafter hook baits. Ingredients: contains the same key ingredients and colours as Dynamite’s The Source, The Crave, Monster Tiger Nut, Monster Tiger Nut […]

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Laws protecting certain animals are endangering tribes. Here’s how they persevere.

As the sun falls and rain clouds linger, Jaytuk Steinruck drives an ATV up a northwest corner of California’s shore. His goal? To gather duuma (sea anemone) from tide pools near Setlhxat (Prince Island) for a feast made from traditional Tolowa tribal foods. As he gathers the spongy, green anemone that will later be breaded […]

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