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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Review: Middy Band ‘ Em Pellet Hooks-to-Nylon

The Middy Band ‘ Em Pellet 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: Middy KM-2 eyed hooks tied on a Lo-Viz hook link with a pellet band on a twisted hair. Specifications: 12 in. hook […]

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Biggest eel of 2019 reported from holiday fishing venue

CHECK out this jumbo eel, carefully measured at 111 cm long and weighed in front of the fishery bailiff. Biggest eel reported in 2019 – 8 lb 14 oz It’s the biggest eel reported to Angler’s Mail this year, scaling 8 lb 14 oz, and was caught at Shropshire’s Wigmore Lakes. Ireneusz Zajaczkowski was fishing […]

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North Carolina governor seeks offshore drilling exemption in Zinke meeting

Roy Cooper warns No safe method to drill for oil and gas off the coast after interior secretary exempted Republican-controlled Florida North Carolina North Carolina governor seeks offshore drilling exemption in Zinke meeting Roy Cooper: ‘No safe method to drill for oil and gas off the coast’ Interior secretary had exempted Republican-controlled Florida Associated Press […]

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Insect crisis poses a serious threat to fish populations

A SCIENTIFIC report has warned global insect numbers are rapidly declining – and a worst-case scenario would be them being wiped out within a century. One of the most iconic UK inset species devoured by fish – the mayfly, seen here on the River Test. The loss of so many insect species could have devastating […]

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