Big perch after 13 blanks in one day!

KARL BIRD smashed his perch PB with this 3 lb1 oz stripy, after travelling to lots of venues. The 36-year-old Sleaford, Linconshire, angler told Angler’s Mail: “I was supposed to be fishing at Farmoor, in Oxfordshire, for the weekend, but storms put paid to that. “Plan B was to fish the River Thames, but it […]

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Your pollution evidence could help improve state of UK rivers

ANGLERS are being encouraged to help stop raw sewage entering rivers by filming any spills that they see when out on the bank. This outfall pipe is just one scrap of pollution evidence – it’s out there and a passionate angler is pulling in evidence. You can help him. Underwater filmmaker and keen angler Mark […]

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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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This huge pike was even longer than new World record!

SHOCK news of a new World record pike from the Czech Republic brought another huge Eastern European specimen to the fore – and this one was even longer! The world pike record could have been this giant caught in Bulgaria. The giant that we can show you here – also possibly the world pike record […]

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Review: Middy Protector Scissors

The Middy Protector Scissors 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: rig scissors. Specifications: Japanese steel blades; compact, safe design. My verdict: safe snippers. Sharp, easy to store, with a protective cap for the business end, […]

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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: Carp Spirit HD5 Bite Alarm and HDR5 Receiver Sets

The Carp Spirit HD5 Bite Alarm and HDR5 Receiver Sets 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: feature-packed bite alarms and receivers. Specifications: six LED colours; micro-adjustable sensitivity; adjustable volume and tone; strong, weatherproof ABS construction; […]

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River manager says sport improving despite otters

THE fisheries manager at one of Britain’s best angling clubs has explained how he thinks otters aren’t killing the rivers he controls. Otters have risen in numbers across Britain but they should not be made scapegoats for rivers, according to two men close to top club, Reading DAA. Del Shackleford from Berkshire’s Reading DAA insists […]

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Review: Carp Spirit Magnum X1 42 in. Landing Net

The Carp Spirit Magnum X1 42 in. Landing Net 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: 42 in. specimen carp net. Specifications: a 6 ft, high-modulus carbon handle reinforced with 3K weave; non-slip Japanese shrink wrap […]

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Review: Rapala X-Rap Otus Lures

The Rapala X-Rap Otus 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: hybrid lures for big pike. Specifications: ABS plastic body; flexible PVC tail; 25 cm length; weighs 90 g; 0.5-1 m swimming depth; mounted with […]

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