Poachers’ illegal river nets thwarted

A QUICK-THINKING angler saved dozens of prime coarse fish from being killed by calling the Environment Agency’s incident hotline to report illegal netting. This net was strung across the River Nene. Two EA officers and three Police officers from Cambridgeshire Constabulary’s Rural Crime Action Team rushed to the River Nene, near March. They searched for […]

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Angling is now allowed – and British venues begin to reopen

LOCKDOWN measures have been modified – and it was the positive news so many have been waiting for. In England only, Wednesday, May 13 signalled the start of people being  allowed to take unlimited exercise outdoors. People in England can now enjoy parks and public spaces without having to exercise. Angling got the green light, […]

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Have you ever caught one of these?

HAVE you ever caught one of these, or any other rarely-caught coarse species? The fish held by Jordan Grant is a bullhead, also known quaintly as a miller’s thumb. Jordan’s surprise came on Derbyshire’s River Erewash at Pinxton, just before the end of the rivers season. Of course, fishing everywhere is currently not possible due […]

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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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1,863 river pollutions… but 0 prosecutions

ANGLERS are furious after figures revealed that the Environment Agency hasn’t yet prosecuted a single water firm for river pollutions in 2018. Pollutions have been affecting rivers all over the country – but prosecutions have not been happening. Official figures show that there were 1,863 unlawful pollution incidents by water companies in rivers in England […]

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Brilliant Christmas fishing gift deal! Save 32% on Angler’s Mail magazine subscriptions – this is what you need to know

SAVE 32%!! Don’t miss this Christmas fishing deal to bag a bargain Angler’s Mail magazine subscription…. An Angler’s Mail magazine subscription makes a great Christmas fishing gift! Christmas fishing gift deals don’t get much better than what we have for you… You can save up to 32% on the price of a subscription to Angler’s […]

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King Kenny hits new carp heights

CARP maestro Simon Kenny is really getting to grips with a tricky southern big carp venue – as this giant proves. The huge common carp topped Simon Kenny’s latest catches at Wellington Country Park. Simon only got himself a ticket for Berkshire’s Wellington Country Park this season and he topped a recent trip with this […]

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Review: Rapala X-Rap Scoop Lures

The Rapala X-Rap Scoop 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 quality, hard plastic, ‘spoon-like’ lure range. Specifications: 14 cm-long; weighs 68 g; swimming depth of 1.6 m; S-shaped, hard plastic body; realistic, chrome […]

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Tackle shop boss finally nabs wily big barbel

JAMES WHILLIER struggled to catch a big barbel on the Hampshire Avon’s most famous venue on four visits… but finally nabbed it on his fifth trip at an estimated 13 lb. Fifth time lucky – James and his big Royalty Fishery barbel. The 44-year-old decided on a hemp and caster approach to fool the wary […]

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Review: Maver MV-R Pole Roller

The Maver MV-R Pole Roller 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: sturdy, four-leg pole roller. Specifications: four extendable legs, each with snap-lock fittings; three upright rollers; lightweight but stable. My verdict: these rollers look smart […]

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