Bass record smashed with immense 22-pounder

THIS immense bass smashed the British shore-caught record by over 2 lb. Guntars Zukovskis smashed the British bass record with this near 22-pounder. The bass record breaker fell to Guntars Zukovskis on a local Somerset beach while targeting conger eels in stormy conditions at night. He weighed it on digital scales at an incredible 22 […]

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Sturgeon says Commons vote severe blow to PM deal

Image caption Nicola Sturgeon said the Commons defeat was a “severe blow” to Mr Johnson MPs putting Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal on hold is a “severe blow” to the prime minister, Nicola Sturgeon has said. The Scottish first minister reacted after MPs voted to withhold backing for the agreement negotiated with EU chiefs until exit […]

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Chinese coronavirus and Brexit effects for UK fishing tackle trade

THE Angling Trades Association has warned that tackle manufacturers face a really difficult year, contending with the two biggest news events of 2020. Will tackle shops struggle to get products over the months ahead? The Chinese coronavirus crisis, which has caused health worries worldwide, plus the early days of Brexit, have dominated the national news. […]

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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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Review: Middy MX-800 Pro-Limited Edition Clothing Set

The Middy MX-800 Pro-Limited Edition Clothing Set 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: waterproof and breathable clothing. Specifications: jacket and bib ‘n’ brace with a 5,000 mm waterproof rating and 3,000 gsm breathability rating; anti-pill […]

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Tackle shop boss finally nabs wily big barbel

JAMES WHILLIER struggled to catch a big barbel on the Hampshire Avon’s most famous venue on four visits… but finally nabbed it on his fifth trip at an estimated 13 lb. Fifth time lucky – James and his big Royalty Fishery barbel. The 44-year-old decided on a hemp and caster approach to fool the wary […]

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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: Sonik Xtractor 5000 Reel

The Sonik Xtractor 5000 Reel 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: mini big pit fixed-spool reel. Specifications: black anodised long-cast spool taking 280 m of 0.35 mm line; Quick-Torque Drag system; Twin Spring-Loaded Captive Line […]

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Review: Maver MVR Series 11 Paste Floats

The Maver MVR Series 11 Paste Floats 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: paste floats for fishing in deeper water. Specifications: 0.2 and 0.4 g sizes; a long fibreglass stem runs through the balsa body, […]

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Review: Carp Spirit HD3 Alarms

The Carp Spirit HD3 Alarms 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: compact alarms and receivers. Alarm specifications: ergonomic head design; ultra-bright LEDs with six colour options; sensitivity control; forward and drop-back bite differentiation; built-in Night […]

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