NHS to benefit from Social Distancing Carp Cup

ANGLERS all over the country have been doing their bit to support the hard-working NHS staff during the Covid-19 crisis – and there’s a special event for carp fans. Mike Salisbury created the Social Distancing Carp Cup. Angler’s Mail columnist Mike Salisbury has devised an NHS Fundraiser in the form of the Social Distancing Carp […]

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Record stickleback agony at the scales for masked angler

ALL-ROUNDER Colin Etherington came within a whisker of the British stickleback record with this 7.89 g whopper. Colin recently told Angler’s Mail about how he is taking extra safety precautions when fishing, hence the mask in this photograph. His jumbo three-spined stickleback fell an agonising 0.11 g short of the official 8 g giant caught […]

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Night fishing tips – your big summer guide to all the essentials

This Angler’s Mail article, by Matt Sparkes (pictured), is full of advice to help you catch more carp and other fish after dark. Caught in the night This little scrapper came within the first hours of darkness, after all the other anglers had gone home after a biteless day. Venues that see a lot of […]

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Impressive pair of double-figure barbel in a match

TWO stunning double-figure barbel were caught in the same small club match. Marco Julian shows his fantastic 15 lb River Dove barbel caught in a match. The biggest of the two River Dove barbel tipped the competition scales to 15 lb for Marco Julian. He was competing near Egginton, Derbyshire. The specimen helped him to […]

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Lure fishing couple share special short session with big pike

HERE’S an ‘al-luring couple’ who love pike fishing and shared a fantastic short session. Denisa Trifan is now her partner’s pike fishing buddy after catching this impressive specimen. Lure fishing ace Ionut Mitrea was fishing alongside his fiancée, Denisa Trifan, when he bagged a PB 25 lb 6 oz pike. The Northamptonshire stillwater also saw […]

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Free poles given away to 8,248 anglers

A TACKLE chain has revealed how it has been trying to inspire a new generation of anglers. Warrington Angling Direct is the chain’s latest branch, bringing their tally to 35. Angling Direct told Angler’s Mail how it has been trying to get youngsters hooked on fishing by giving out whips galore. For free! An spokesperson […]

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Big trout shocker for river coarse angler!

CHRIS BRENTNALL showed there are still surprises to be found in fishing when he landed this unexpected river catch… a 9 lb brown trout. Big River Trent trout – this ‘ferox’ slipped up to a pike angler using a big bait. The River Trent trout shock came when the 59-year-old Nottinghamshire angler was seeking pike. […]

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All fishing weights made of lead to be banned?

THE use of lead in fishing could be coming to an end after moves being made in Europe. Even coated fishing wights made of lead could be on the way out across much of Europe. The European Union is consulting over the use of lead in fishing weights, and is expected to bring in legislation […]

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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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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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