112 lb 8 oz and 101 lb – biggest carp ever by a Brit!

ANGLER’S MAIL can reveal that ex-pat Martin Davidson caught the biggest carp ever to a British angler – a mirror of  112 lb 8 oz – and another whopper of 101 lb. Martin Davidson cradles the bulk of the world’s biggest carp. It scaled 112 lb 8 oz when he caught it, just a fraction […]

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Tackle shops reopen and river season starts at angling’s ‘new normal’ marches on

TACKLE shops across the country have just reopened, and the river season has begun… putting angling fully into its ‘new normal’. Tackle shops open – after weeks of waiting, customers can go into tackle shops again. Most tackle shops put measures in place to be able to re-open their doors to customers on June 15. […]

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Night fishing tips – your big summer guide to all the essentials

This Angler’s Mail article, by Matt Sparkes (pictured), is full of advice to help you catch more carp and other fish after dark. Caught in the night This little scrapper came within the first hours of darkness, after all the other anglers had gone home after a biteless day. Venues that see a lot of […]

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Near record zander finally revealed – and here it is!

WE might be a whole lot nearer the new river fishing season than the last one but check this out… Billy’s freak catch could become the next British record zander. This immense, potential British record zander was caught just before the river season ended back in mid-March. The captor couldn’t count it as a fair […]

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Great run of form for canal chub and perch

IF YOU’VE ever moved a long way from home, you’ll know how finding new fishing venues can be daunting – but fun. One angler who really got to grips with it is Adam Jones. Adam is in great form with lures. He followed up a superb canal chub of 6 lb 9 oz and a […]

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Review: Maver MV-R All Round Hooks to Nylon

The Maver MV-R All Round 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: hooks-to-nylon for commercial fisheries. Specifications: choice of size 14 hooks to 5.5 lb Maver MV-R mono, size 16 to 4.4 lb, […]

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Review: Middy Fast-Affix Pellet Band Tool

The Middy Fast-Affix Pellet Band Tool 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: tool for mounting pellets in bait bands quickly. Specifications: easy to use; automatic mechanism; ergonomic design; suits right- and left-handed anglers. My verdict: […]

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National Fishing Month sees thousands of people get hooked

NATIONAL FISHING MONTH has just ended after a highly active six weeks to promote angling. National Fishing Month and Let’s Fish1 (pictured) has been helping people of all ages to experience the joys of angling. Main coordinators, the Angling Trades Association, revealed that National Fishing Month 2019 encouraged over 5,000 people to try the sport […]

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Sardine bait trick tempts huge British river sturgeon

SCHOOLBOY George Marsden enjoyed a birthday treat on Nottinghamshire’s River Trent when he landed this huge sturgeon. George Marsden with the jumbo Trent sturgeon caught on a special bait involving sardine chum. Dad Andrew couldn’t weigh the fish, as he’d left his digital scales out in the rain, but he estimated it at well over […]

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Review: Carp Spirit Magnum Rods

The Carp Spirit Magnum Rods 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 rods.                                                               Specifications: Magnum XLR (Xtra-Long Range): 13 ft (3.75 lb) casting rod; 46-ton high-modulus Nano Matrix Carbon blank, 1-K weave; Fuji Alconite BKWAG […]

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