Match fishing in England can restart now – but under special guidelines

MATCH anglers and venues in England are celebrating after it was confirmed by the Angling Trust that events can restart. They must be run according to safety guidelines. Match fishing is allowed in England again. In a slightly unexpected twist on Tuesday, May 26, the Trust confirmed: “Robust new best practice guidelines published by the […]

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Lockdown latest round-up: British venues begin to reopen 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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7 super river fishing tips for late season success

THE coarse fishing river season closes at midnight March 14 in England and Wales, and those final days and hours often bring some very special catches. Angler’s Mail selected these super 7 river tips, to help you grab some quality sport … 1. TOP TIMING This first one of our late-season river tips almost goes […]

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Big perch after 13 blanks in one day!

KARL BIRD smashed his perch PB with this 3 lb1 oz stripy, after travelling to lots of venues. The 36-year-old Sleaford, Linconshire, angler told Angler’s Mail: “I was supposed to be fishing at Farmoor, in Oxfordshire, for the weekend, but storms put paid to that. “Plan B was to fish the River Thames, but it […]

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Your pollution evidence could help improve state of UK rivers

ANGLERS are being encouraged to help stop raw sewage entering rivers by filming any spills that they see when out on the bank. This outfall pipe is just one scrap of pollution evidence – it’s out there and a passionate angler is pulling in evidence. You can help him. Underwater filmmaker and keen angler Mark […]

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Fishing tackle shop tries new ‘old-school’ move to boost interest

ONE of England’s oldest angling traders is coming up with ‘old-school’ initiatives to attract customers. Fishing tackle shop problems are being tackled by Robertson’s. If shops near you are being pro-active in any special ways, email details to us. The long-established fishing tackle shop Robertson’s, in Dagenham, Essex, is introducing several schemes to start the […]

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Huge hit of carp in France topped by 90-pounder

HEAVY baiting resulted in a huge hit of carp topped by this 90-pounder. This 90 lb 2 oz mirror carp is a new venue record for Bluewater Lakes. Chris McFerran set a new venue record for Bluewater Lakes in France when he matted the 90 lb 2 oz beast. The 51-year-old fed over 80 kilos […]

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Oops! Angler drops phone into water after photographing huge perch

THIS in-form angler could not have been happier after catching this jumbo perch – but then managed to throw his phone straight into the water! Charlie Coppolo shows his 4 lb 8 oz perch, which he does have pictures of. Charlie Coppolo was just scrolling through the pictures he’d taken of the 4 lb 10 […]

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Drowned carp angler’s family call for awareness of cold water shock

A HEART-BROKEN family of a carp angler who drowned has spoken up to clearly warn of the dangers of not wearing a lifejacket. Cold water shock contributed to the death of Frank Cuomo. Frank Cuomo, 63, from Derby, died in France after a tragic accident, which was linked to often overlooked cold water shock. Daughter […]

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Review: Rapala Original Floater Lures

The Rapala Original Floater 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: a floating lure. Specifications: available in 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 and 18 cm sizes; largest size has a swimming depth to 3.3 […]

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