How to get the best out of split shot and weights on your line

COLIN MITCHELL, a long-time angling journalist and highly experienced coarse angler, is your guide to those little weights that make a big difference! Split shot – leaving a short gap between the bulk shots at the base of the float allows the float to float on the strike and creates a more direct connection to […]

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Review: Dynamite Wowsers

The Dynamite Wowsers come under the beady eye of Angler’s Mail tackle editor Richard Howard. He’s the No.1 product inspector, checking out loads of quality kit every week. Description: highly visible, dumbbell-shaped hook baits. Specifications: 7 and 9 mm sizes; Purple, White, Pink and Orange colours; formulated with four ‘secret’ flavours. My verdict: in contrast […]

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Huge river zander caught after angler’s run of disasters

THE biggest zander of the season, weighing a whopping 19 lb 4 oz, has been caught after a catalogue of calamities. Steve Williams displays his jumbo River Severn zander. The huge River Severn zander fell to Steve Williams, who smashed his old PB. But Steve admits that he was lucky to catch it. The 48-year-old […]

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Immaculate winter common carp nears 90 lb!

JAMES JONES is used to catching huge fish, but he was amazed when this 88 lb 4 oz common carp took lots of line from his reel at long range. What a winter common – James Jones prepares to return his 88 lb 4 oz Gigantica carp. The Gigantica carp venue in France was where […]

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Tackle great behind John Wilson’s rod dies

THE tackle manufacturer responsible for developing one of the best-selling rods of all time has passed away, aged 69. Dick Tallents was the trade man behind the famous John Wilson rod, and many other big-selling fishing products. Dick Tallents owned Masterline Tackle, the producer of iconic John Wilson rod, the Avon Quiver rod. It sold […]

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This awesome catch adds another PB to big fish ace’s incredible list

SPECIMEN ace James Crameri, who has one of the most impressive coarse fish PB lists, smashed his chub record with this 7 lb 13 oz giant. James Crameri admires his 7 lb 13 oz Great Ouse chub. James beat his old PB of 7 lb 6 oz from the River Lea when he tackled his […]

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British record barbel of 21 lb 2 oz quietly enters history lists

THE specimen world was shocked when it read all about a new British record barbel that was accepted at the end of 2019. Colin Smithson’s 21 lb 2 oz British record barbel was accepted by the British Record Fish Committee at their final meeting of 2019. Colin Smithson caught his 21 lb 2 oz British […]

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Best carp lakes – 6 highly recommended day ticket waters for a 20 lb carp

ANGLER’S MAIL is the No.1 magazine for all sorts of things – and has a Where To Fish section that is unrivalled. It’s produced by regional experts. Acorn Fishery was one of the best carp lakes selected by Angler’s Mail experts. ‘Where are the best carp lakes near me?’ is one question that our Where […]

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Theresa May unveils fragile truce in third Brexit offering

Compromise will be the name of the game as prime minister recognises enormity of task If Theresa May’s first two speeches unfurled the promise of a “red, white and blue” Brexit, a cold grey day in March will be remembered as the moment a more faded flag was fluttered. As the nation took shelter from […]

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Hot weather fishing tips

IT’S BEEN a decent summer so far with spells of fine, warm weather – and that means a change in tactics when it comes to most of our fishing days. Hopefully the summer angling tips here get you catching more fish through the rest of the warmer months. Most summer angling tips articles you’ll read […]

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