Lockdown latest round-up: venues reopen, match fishing can restart and tackle shops prepare for June 15

LOCKDOWN measures have been modified – and it was the positive news so many have been waiting for. In England only, Wednesday, May 13 signalled the start of people being  allowed to take unlimited exercise outdoors. People in England were able to enjoy parks and public spaces without having to exercise. Angling got the green […]

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Review: Kodex Thorex Air Dry Bag

The Kodex Thorex Air Dry Bag comes 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: mesh bag for air drying. Specifications: Thorex super-soft mesh; zip top; reinforced handles; 6 kg capacity; comes with a mini hook baits bag. […]

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Carp expert tells of his horrific Covid-19 ordeal

A LEADING bait maker has revealed the scary struggle he faced fighting off the deadly coronavirus. Boilie expert Jim Rawcliffe seen healthy, in better times. Boilie expert Jim Rawcliffe was hospitalised with Covid-19, but is now – thankfully – on the road to recovery. Jim, who used to run Tails Up Bait before starting up […]

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IUCN Red List Update: 28,338 Species Are Now Threatened With Extinction

For the first time, the IUCN’s Red List of Threatened Species has surpassed the 100,000 species mark. Over 9,000 newly assessed species have been added to the list, bringing the total to 105,732. Of those, 28,338 species are threatened with extinction, that’s a third of all those assessed.  Since 1964, the International Union for the […]

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1,863 river pollutions… but 0 prosecutions

ANGLERS are furious after figures revealed that the Environment Agency hasn’t yet prosecuted a single water firm for river pollutions in 2018. Pollutions have been affecting rivers all over the country – but prosecutions have not been happening. Official figures show that there were 1,863 unlawful pollution incidents by water companies in rivers in England […]

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Fishing tackle shop tries new ‘old-school’ move to boost interest

ONE of England’s oldest angling traders is coming up with ‘old-school’ initiatives to attract customers. Fishing tackle shop problems are being tackled by Robertson’s. If shops near you are being pro-active in any special ways, email details to us. The long-established fishing tackle shop Robertson’s, in Dagenham, Essex, is introducing several schemes to start the […]

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Review: Sonik VaderX RS Carp Reels

The Sonik VaderX RS Carp Reels 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: three big pit carp reels, one designed for spodding. Specifications: 6000RS, 8000RS and 8000RS Spod sizes; Quick-Torque drag system; 6000RS and 8000RS models […]

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River fishing venue still awaits justice 18 months on

ANGLERS are up in arms as there has been no action yet against the polluter linked to one of Britain’s worst-ever fish kills… despite being named and shamed nine months ago. River Witham fishing disaster – the scene one part of the venue in March 2018. Back in March 2018, the River Witham fishing scene, […]

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Review: Team Maver Hoodie

The Team Maver Hoodie 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: hooded top. Specifications: S-XXXL sizes; full-length sleeves; Charcoal Grey colour, cotton blend fabric; Team Maver logo on the front and back; green graphics on the […]

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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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