Anglers protest against Trust’s canal fish-killing

TOP lure anglers have protested about the continued officially-sanctioned killing of zander. Anglers stood united in protest against the killing of canal zander. Canal zander fans piled the pressure on the Canal & River Trust with the protest. It came when the CRT International Lure Fishing Challenge winning teams unfurled banners at the ceremony saying […]

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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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Ide shocker as angler lands giant specimen on local river

DEAN CRUTCHLEY’S first visit of the season to his local river produced this surprise 7 lb 2 oz giant. This huge River Dearne ide scaled 7 lb 2 oz. Ide are often mistaken for chub, or big roach, and Dean was surprised to discover what took his bait on River Dearne in South Yorkshire. Construction […]

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Review: Rapala Shadow Rap Lures

The Rapala Shadow Rap Lures 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: range of jerkbaits of different designs, all intended to imitate fish in trouble. Specifications: the Shadow Rap 11, Shadow Rap 07 and Shadow Rap […]

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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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Fishing birthday gift to remember – a load of big river fish!

SPECIMEN ace John Mott celebrated turning 45 by enjoying a dream river session. What a fishing birthday gift – John Mott displays his 16 lb 4 oz barbel. It was the heaviest barbel in an epic catch. In what must be the best fishing birthday gift ever, John notched up a staggering 20 double-figure barbel. […]

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First Footage Of A Tarantula Preying On An Opossum Is Both Awesome And Nightmare-Inducing

In the nightfall of the Amazon rainforest, a team of biologists “heard some scrabbling in the leaf litter.” They shined their headlamps in the direction of the unrest and spotlighted – much to their surprise, horror, and perhaps perverse joy – a tarantula the size of a dinner plate dragging a young opossum across the forest floor. The team believes this may […]

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Godzilla Is Evolving At A Rate Directly Linked To Human Anxiety

With the release of a new Godzilla film scientists have tracked the evolution of the monster since its first screen appearance. They’ve found the irradiated reptile is changing 30 times as fast as its living counterparts, but in the opposite direction. Godzilla was inspired by a nuclear test carried out by the US in the Pacific […]

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Plastic crisis in waters should not be heaped upon anglers

THE Angling Trust have spoken up for anglers who are furious about media articles blaming angling for the waste plastic crisis. Wildlife effects of the plastic crisis in waters around the UK has been wrongly blamed, almost entirely, upon anglers. National newspaper The Guardian, followed by many websites, and some local media too, provoked the […]

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