Covid-19 prevents help after new angling venue’s fish kill

A FISHERY boss has been left to resolve a major fish death himself after the Environment Agency refused to visit due to coronavirus. Some of the dead fish at Dyehouse Ponds. Distraught Robert Rogerson was hoping to open his new Dyehouse Ponds, near Bradford, West Yorkshire, at the start of April. The Covid-19 pandemic and […]

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Best barbel fishing peg saved from concrete extinction

HERE’s a bit of good news for anglers amidst the coronavirus lockdown…. Cromwell Weir is famous for probably the best barbel fishing in the country. Britain’s best barbel fishing peg looks as if it will be saved from being buried under concrete. As we revealed before lockdown, iconic peg 1A at Cromwell Weir was set […]

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Javier Bardem: the Antarctic’s penguins need us

(CNN)I have a picture in my head. It’s impossible to fully convey, but it is a part of me. Twenty years later, this image now exists only in my head and in my heart. You’re probably reading this on your phone. Or maybe your computer screen. The world around you is frozen. The light of […]

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Have you ever caught one of these?

HAVE you ever caught one of these, or any other rarely-caught coarse species? The fish held by Jordan Grant is a bullhead, also known quaintly as a miller’s thumb. Jordan’s surprise came on Derbyshire’s River Erewash at Pinxton, just before the end of the rivers season. Of course, fishing everywhere is currently not possible due […]

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Barbel novice bags one of biggest Severn beards ever

MIKE CASH decided to swap his carp rods and go for his first-ever river trip and was rewarded with this amazing big barbel. Mike Cash displays his impressive River Severn barbel. River Severn barbel don’t come much more impressive that Mike’s 14 lb 8 oz specimen. The engineering manager had just banked a PB carp […]

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Review: Kodex Klampdown Butt Rest

The Kodex Klampdown Butt Rest 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: butt rest for abbreviated or shrink wrap rod handles. Specifications: two changeable rod-gripping inserts with a soft, TPE centre, to protect rods; brass thread; […]

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Review: Richworth Megaplex Boilies

The Richworth Megaplex Boilies 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: carp bait range. Ingredients: fishmeals and Robin Red with a hint of squid flavour and Betaine. My verdict: with a fishy-cum-birdfood ‘base’, along with some […]

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