Carp guide shows the way with two amazing hits of big fish at two venues

ONE of the UK’s leading carp anglers has been in unstoppable form lately. Tom Maker displays his 52 lb 4 oz mirror carp at The Avenue. Carp guide Tom Maker, who has fished for the England team, hauled huge carp at an incredible rate at two venues. Tom kicked off at Shropshire’s The Avenue, run […]

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Tackle shops reopen and river season starts as 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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£1.31 million from polluters helps vital river projects

ANGLER’S MAIL can reveal that the Environment Agency has collected a whopping £1.31 million to give to environmental charities from rogue businesses in just the past six months alone. Polluter pay – this is the River Eden where money that was paid up is making a difference. The EA released the figures behind how polluters […]

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Huge tench are perfect welcome back

ANGLERS across England, Wales and Northern Ireland have been delighted to catch their first fish for months – and one of the biggest successes came to specimen ace Matthew Fernandez. Matthew Fernandez display his 11 lb 4 oz tench. As lockdown rules were eased, allowing fishing again, Matt quickly enjoyed his very first session back […]

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Imminent re-start of angling – but only in England

LOCKDOWN measures are being modified – and for anglers in England, at least, that looks like the positive news so many have been waiting for. The Angling Trust has put the case for angling to resume – and in a super safe way. On Sunday, May 10, Boris Johnson announced several tweaks to the rules […]

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7 super river fishing tips for late season success

THE coarse fishing river season closes at midnight March 14 in England and Wales, and those final days and hours often bring some very special catches. Angler’s Mail selected these super 7 river tips, to help you grab some quality sport … 1. TOP TIMING This first one of our late-season river tips almost goes […]

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Scottish angler swoops for huge English barbel

COLIN DOUGLAS travelled 200 miles south to land this 18 lb 13 oz personal best barbel. Biggest barbel by any Scottish angler? It could be – and it scaled 18 lb 13 oz. Scottish angler Colin, 44, ventured down from Hawick, in the borders, to tackle Nottinghamshire’s River Trent. He had already enjoyed a good […]

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Huge barbel to bait boss

BAIT and tackle company boss John Llewellyn was more than happy with his first two bites of 2020 from the River Thames. John Llewellyn got off to a great start to 2020. The first was this cracking 15 lb 2 oz barbel, and the second came from a 6 lb 8 oz chub. The barbel […]

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Review: Rapala Urban Classic Sling Bag

The Rapala Urban Classic Sling Bag 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: a bag for roving anglers, especially lure enthusiasts. Specifications: two zipped main compartments, each containing Plano 3600 tackle boxes, both of which open […]

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Top angler robbed by tackle-thieving ‘scum’

TOP specimen ace Matthew Fernandez suffered a horrible tackle theft during a fishing trip. And despite publicity for the case he is no closer to recovering his kit. Matt Fernandez, seem in happier times with a giant tench, before the tackle theft near the River Itchen. The 32-year-old was on his local River Itchen near […]

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