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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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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WHAT’S HAPPENING: Rivers pose epic Florence flood risks

A member of the U.S. Coast Guard walks down Mill Creek Road checking houses after tropical storm Florence hit Newport N.C., Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Tom Copeland) MIAMI –  A heavy-duty response already is slogging through heavy rains and floodwaters to help people trapped or displaced by Florence’s watery onslaught. Storm winds might be […]

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Just chill: the museum of rebels that took Iceland by storm

Housed in an old herring factory, Reykjavks Living Art Museum was once treated with disdain and tottered on the verge of bankruptcy. Now its lauded for revitalising the entire countrys art scene In a corner of Reykjavík’s Living Art Museum, a small stone tied in a net hangs precariously from the ceiling. The piece, likely […]

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Insect crisis poses a serious threat to fish populations

A SCIENTIFIC report has warned global insect numbers are rapidly declining – and a worst-case scenario would be them being wiped out within a century. One of the most iconic UK inset species devoured by fish – the mayfly, seen here on the River Test. The loss of so many insect species could have devastating […]

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