Top catfish called Boris

IF the UK Prime Minister was a fish, he just might be this one…. Catfish ace Dan Winston was thrilled to break the ‘ton’ barrier for the first time with this 103 lb 8 oz giant, which he has named Boris. That’s right, he named it after Prime Minister Boris Johnson for allowing English fishing […]

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Will a 50 lb-plus pike be caught anytime soon in England?

ANGLERS in the UK and beyond were amazed by the discovery of a huge pike at an English trout water. But experts were not surprised. Brian Morland and his dog admire what could have been the biggest pike to have ever swum in an English fishing venue. If you know of a bigger one, drop […]

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Best barbel fishing peg saved from concrete extinction

HERE’s a bit of good news for anglers amidst the coronavirus lockdown…. Cromwell Weir is famous for probably the best barbel fishing in the country. Britain’s best barbel fishing peg looks as if it will be saved from being buried under concrete. As we revealed before lockdown, iconic peg 1A at Cromwell Weir was set […]

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A trek from poverty through a war zone they knew nothing about

(CNN)In small groups they trudge along the desolate desert road, young men and some women, from Somalia and Ethiopia. Some carry plastic bags with snacks, plastic water bottles, an extra scrap of clothing. In one of the small fishing villages from which human traffickers operate, two men lounge in their long, thin white boat, still […]

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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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Review: Maver Signature Pro Match Side Tray

The Maver Signature Pro Match Side Tray 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 side-tray for a seatbox. Specifications: measures 65 x 50 cm; fits all 30 and 36 cm legs; self-supporting; mesh base. My […]

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Review: Rapala BX Minnow Lures

The Rapala BX Minnow Lures 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: a crankbait. Specifications: 7 cm (7 g) and 10 cm (12 g) sizes; swimming depths of 0.6-1.2 m and 0.9 m-1.5 m; floating balsa […]

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Ruffe cause worry as they populate special natural lake

A MINI predatory fish species has caused alarm after turning up in a famous, protected British water. Ruffe have turned up at a special lake where they are not wanted. Scientists made the first conclusive sightings of ruffe in Cumbria’s Lake Windermere. They fear that non-native species for the venue could wreak havoc on protected […]

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All fishing weights made of lead to be banned?

THE use of lead in fishing could be coming to an end after moves being made in Europe. Even coated fishing wights made of lead could be on the way out across much of Europe. The European Union is consulting over the use of lead in fishing weights, and is expected to bring in legislation […]

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Jeremy Wade leads call to save big fish stocks

ONE of TV’s most loved celebrities, and a globally respected angler, has brought the perilous future of fish into the spotlight. Jeremy Wade, seen with an alligator gar, has spoken up about the grim future for apex predators. Jeremy Wade has warned the world needs to look after freshwater habitats as well as deal with […]

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