FREE rod licence as Take A Friend Fishing returns

THE Angling Trust has confirmed that Take a Friend Fishing is back for 2020… and you can take advantage over the days ahead. Take A Friend Fishing is back after a break and you can get involved. There’s a free rod licence offer with the campaign which runs from July 4 to July 19 inclusive […]

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Giant tench on float fishing tactics

PHILIP MILDENHALL notched up one of the biggest tench ever on float tackle with this 10 lb 8 oz tinca from his syndicate water. The 35-year-old from St Mary Bourne, Hampshire, told Angler’s Mail all about  his tench float fishing tactics. Meter reader Philip said: “I was fishing a rod length out in 7 ft […]

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Environment Agency keeps selling rod licences despite lockdown fishing ‘ban’

COARSE angling has been ‘banned’ by the Environment Agency in the coronavirus lockdown – but they won’t be offering anglers any rebate or extension for the £30 or £45 annual rod licence. The standard two-rod EA rod licence has an image of minnows. With lockdown fishing ‘banned’, they are still being sold. Lockdown fishing  is […]

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4 lb roach caught just before coronavirus lockdown

THE biggest roach in nearly four years was banked just before the UK went into lockdown – and here it is! Phil Spinks displays his 4 lb roach – what a fish! The 4 lb roach captor, specimen ace Phil Spinks, nearly didn’t bother to weigh the fish, as he accidentally caught it on a […]

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Gudgeon record rocked

KEVIN DONNELLY came within a whisker making history with this mini marvel. He will have to wait several months, at least, for another crack at the record… Not quite a new gudgeon record – but quite a handful! Kevin rocked the long-standing gudgeon record when he hauled the gigantic 4 oz ‘gonk’ from his local […]

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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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Stunning giant pike after great winter run of specimens

FINN LEWIS obliterated his pike PB by 11 lb with this 34 lb giant. The Essex angler told Angler’s Mail how he made his impressive catch, which starred recently in the magazine’s Richworth-sponsored Fish of the Week. “I had another two doubles up to 18 lb just before the big ‘girl’,” said 25-year-old Finn, from […]

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The Avenue’s road to big carp glory revealed

ONE of the UK’s top carp fisheries has produced a specimen of 59 lb, a fish that had managed to avoid capture for 15 months. Avenue fishing success – this heavyweight carp scaled 59 lb. Paul Cunliffe tempted a beast known as Sweetcheeks from The Avenue fishing lake. It’s part of Rob Hales’ RH Fisheries, […]

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France carp success comes in the mountains after scary storm

BRIT abroad Wayne Barling matted this warrior mirror carp of 64 lb on his first trip to a lake in the mountains. France carp joy – Wayne Barling admires his winter 64-pounder. France carp fishing specialist Wayne, who run a carp tackle and bait business in the country, told Angler’s Mail how his success came […]

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Review: Middy Reactacore X120-3 Competition Match Carp Pole

The Middy Reactacore X120-3 Competition Match Carp Pole 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: competition match carp pole. Specifications: 13.5 and 14.5 m packages; Quad (four-layer) carbon technology; Maximus Wrap on the joints, to reduce […]

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