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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Record dace for both the Bristol Avon and Hampshire Avon!

DR MARK EVERARD hoped to finish the year off with a big fish and his hard work paid off with this 1 lb 2 oz 8 dr dace. Mark Everard with his latest river record dace – this time for the Bristol Avon. The associate professor from Great Somerford, Wiltshire, bagged the river record dace […]

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How a winter boilie dust trick helped tempt giant winter carp

FLAVOUR-infused boilie dust helped Craig McEvoy to a memorable hit of cold-water carp, topped by his fifth 50-pounder of the year. The winter boilie trick helped operations manager Craig to a haul including the mighty mirror Junior at 51 lb 8 oz. Wednesbury, West Midlands-based Craig, 40, explained: “The weather was bitterly cold with a […]

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Review: Rapala Original Floater Lures

The Rapala Original Floater 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 floating lure. Specifications: available in 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 and 18 cm sizes; largest size has a swimming depth to 3.3 […]

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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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This huge pike was even longer than new World record!

SHOCK news of a new World record pike from the Czech Republic brought another huge Eastern European specimen to the fore – and this one was even longer! The world pike record could have been this giant caught in Bulgaria. The giant that we can show you here – also possibly the world pike record […]

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Aggressive river fishing rogues try to hide in bushes

THREE brazen anglers were caught after fishing TWO different rivers in the Close Season – and then tried escaping in bushes. They’re watching – an Environment Agency bailiff caught rogues hiding in bushes. The three rogues from Liverpool, Merseyside, were prosecuted after wilfully obstructing an Environment Agency bailiff. Jack O’Callaghan, 30, Patrick Jones, 35, and […]

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River manager says sport improving despite otters

THE fisheries manager at one of Britain’s best angling clubs has explained how he thinks otters aren’t killing the rivers he controls. Otters have risen in numbers across Britain but they should not be made scapegoats for rivers, according to two men close to top club, Reading DAA. Del Shackleford from Berkshire’s Reading DAA insists […]

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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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Mortimer and Whitehouse Series 2 is a TV hit – complete guide and Paul’s exclusive insight

SERIES 2 of Gone Fishing, starring Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse, is back on BBC2 TV and already proving to be a huge success. Mortimer and Whitehouse are back with their winning formula. Pic: Owl Power. Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing is ‘more of the same’ according to Paul Whitehouse, who spoke exclusively to Angler’s […]

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