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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Review: Enterprise Tackle Zig Stix

The Enterprise Tackle Zig Stix come 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: buoyant, biodegradable plastic rig foam. Specifications: soft plastic; luminous, fluorescent and standard colours; three Stix per pack; trim them to size. My verdict: Enterprise […]

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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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Mixed river haul topped by run of big roach

MATT DELABRUYERE dodged some dodgy weather to top a great haul of fish with ten 1 lb-plus roach, the best 1 lb 14 oz. Matt Delabruyere displays two of his biggest roach. The 30-year-old fire risk assessor from Colchester, Essex, scored on a small river. He told Angler’s Mail how he did it… “I fished […]

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This lure fishing ace is on an amazing predator run

A LURE fishing ace has enjoyed a fantastic month for the big three coarse predators – perch, zander and pike. Robbie Northman’s fine trio began with his big lure-caught perch. Robbie Northman, a 29-year-old bar manager, kicked off his fine run with a 4 lb 2 oz stripy. Then other trips in his home county […]

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Tackle great behind John Wilson’s rod dies

THE tackle manufacturer responsible for developing one of the best-selling rods of all time has passed away, aged 69. Dick Tallents was the trade man behind the famous John Wilson rod, and many other big-selling fishing products. Dick Tallents owned Masterline Tackle, the producer of iconic John Wilson rod, the Avon Quiver rod. It sold […]

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Rod licence dodgers are on the decline as fear of detection rises

FIGURES released to Angler’s Mail by the Environment Agency show that the number of prosecutions for rod licence offences has dropped significantly. EA bailiff patrols are on the lookout the rod licence dodgers, but are finding less of them than they used to. The total number of prosecutions of rod licence dodgers for the 2018/2019 […]

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England pair make British carp history

ENGLAND carp pair Wayne Mansford and Ryan Need created history when they won one of angling’s most prestigious titles. Wayne and Ryan lifted the British Carp Angling Championships trophy after a fantastic haul at Farlows Lake. The long-running British Carp Angling Championships saw its 2019 final won with a record weight. And in making their […]

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Ide shocker as angler lands giant specimen on local river

DEAN CRUTCHLEY’S first visit of the season to his local river produced this surprise 7 lb 2 oz giant. This huge River Dearne ide scaled 7 lb 2 oz. Ide are often mistaken for chub, or big roach, and Dean was surprised to discover what took his bait on River Dearne in South Yorkshire. Construction […]

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Bob Church tributes flood in as his funeral takes place

TRIBUTES have been paid to one of angling’s true greats. Bob Church (right), pictured with Angler’s Mail columnist Steve Collett. The funeral for all-rounder Bob Church was held this week (Monday, September 30, 2019), after he sadly passed away at the age of 83. Northampton-based Bob made the successful change over from coarse specimen hunter […]

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