Tackle shops reopen and river season starts as angling’s ‘new normal’ marches on

TACKLE shops across the country have just reopened, and the river season has begun… putting angling fully into its ‘new normal’. Tackle shops open – after weeks of waiting, customers can go into tackle shops again. Most tackle shops put measures in place to be able to re-open their doors to customers on June 15. […]

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Match fishing in England can restart now – but under special guidelines

MATCH anglers and venues in England are celebrating after it was confirmed by the Angling Trust that events can restart. They must be run according to safety guidelines. Match fishing is allowed in England again. In a slightly unexpected twist on Tuesday, May 26, the Trust confirmed: “Robust new best practice guidelines published by the […]

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Youngster lands giant lake record carp during online competition

A YOUNG angler landed an impressive lake record carp when an enterprising day ticket fishery decided to interact online with self-isolating customers. Weston Moat Fishery boss Wayne Steele offered a prize for two people to win a 24-hour ticket with bait. Entrants had to guess how much weight his nine-year-old son, Josh, could catch in […]

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Angling is now allowed in England, Wales & Ireland – and 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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Review: Dynamite Swim Stim Sticky Pellet Syrups

The Dynamite Swim Stim Sticky Pellet Syrups 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: bait additive for pellets. Specifications: glucose-based syrup; available in Krill, Betaine Green, F1 Sweet and Amino Original flavours; 300 ml bottles with […]

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Fishery owner jailed for shooting otter in landing net

A FISHERY owner who shot an otter dead in front of horrified day ticket anglers is serving time in prison, in the first prosecution of its kind. Former Lyons Gate owner Stuart Jones shot an otter in a shocked angler’s landing net. Pic: BNPS. Stuart Jones, then owner of Lyons Gate Caravan Park & Fishery, […]

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Review: Maver MV-R All Round Hooks to Nylon

The Maver MV-R All Round Hooks to Nylon 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: hooks-to-nylon for commercial fisheries. Specifications: choice of size 14 hooks to 5.5 lb Maver MV-R mono, size 16 to 4.4 lb, […]

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Canal zander removed by authorities could be rehomed – not killed

THE controversy surrounding zander being killed on our canals could have a happy solution, Angler’s Mail can reveal. Canal zander could get new homes instead of being killed in official ongoing removal exercises. Canal & River Trust fisheries manager John Ellis had thought that only one English fishery could take canal zander. That venue was […]

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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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North Carolina governor seeks offshore drilling exemption in Zinke meeting

Roy Cooper warns No safe method to drill for oil and gas off the coast after interior secretary exempted Republican-controlled Florida North Carolina North Carolina governor seeks offshore drilling exemption in Zinke meeting Roy Cooper: ‘No safe method to drill for oil and gas off the coast’ Interior secretary had exempted Republican-controlled Florida Associated Press […]

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