Supermarket meat baits that fish really love!

WONDERING what baits to try next? Trying to keep your bait bills low? Make more effort to explore the aisles in your local supermarket… Meat fishing baits come in all shapes and sizes… including good old balls! There are countless shelves stacked with convenient products that work superbly, and there are meat baits galore! Some […]

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Big eel success makes ace angler shout for joy

SPECIMEN fish ace Ian Petch knew that a lake had produced a big eel a few years ago, and he finally hit his target with this 6 lb 7 oz specimen. Horsham, West Sussex-based Ian fished overnight hoping that a big eel would take his small roach head offered on free-running rig. And his plan […]

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Angling officially booming

ANGLING is smack in the middle of a genuine boom time! UK angling has seen a sudden, then sustained spike in interest. Venues are seeing a surge in numbers of anglers after after Covid-19 restrictions were eased. Clubs have had a surge in renewals and new members. It’s not yet known when holiday venues can […]

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Spawning fish – angler’s guide to when and where they do it

ANGLER’S MAIL columnist Dr Ian Welch looks at spawning and whether anglers should target fish at specific times. Fish spawning – these carp are going for it! If any of you were fortunate enough to live close enough to a river or lake for it to be part of your daily exercise walk during the […]

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4 lb roach caught just before coronavirus lockdown

THE biggest roach in nearly four years was banked just before the UK went into lockdown – and here it is! Phil Spinks displays his 4 lb roach – what a fish! The 4 lb roach captor, specimen ace Phil Spinks, nearly didn’t bother to weigh the fish, as he accidentally caught it on a […]

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Sturgeon says Commons vote severe blow to PM deal

Image caption Nicola Sturgeon said the Commons defeat was a “severe blow” to Mr Johnson MPs putting Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal on hold is a “severe blow” to the prime minister, Nicola Sturgeon has said. The Scottish first minister reacted after MPs voted to withhold backing for the agreement negotiated with EU chiefs until exit […]

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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: 10 ft 6 in. Maver Signature Pro Bomb/Feeder Rod

The 10 ft 6 in. Maver Signature Pro Bomb/Feeder Rod 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: a bomb and feeder rod. Specifications: slim carbon, non-locking blank; ergonomic EVA twist grips; SiC guides; graphite screw fitting, […]

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Review: Maver Signature Pro Keepnets

The Maver Signature Pro Keepnets 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 high-quality keepnet for containing match carp. Specifications: 2.5 and 3 m sizes; top section measures 56 x 46 cm; ultra-strong closed weave, water-repellent […]

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Bob Church tributes flood in as his funeral takes place

TRIBUTES have been paid to one of angling’s true greats. Bob Church (right), pictured with Angler’s Mail columnist Steve Collett. The funeral for all-rounder Bob Church was held this week (Monday, September 30, 2019), after he sadly passed away at the age of 83. Northampton-based Bob made the successful change over from coarse specimen hunter […]

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