Review: Middy Fast-Affix Pellet Band Tool

The Middy Fast-Affix Pellet Band Tool 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: tool for mounting pellets in bait bands quickly. Specifications: easy to use; automatic mechanism; ergonomic design; suits right- and left-handed anglers. My verdict: […]

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Best barbel river shows its potential on other reaches

THE River Trent has shown glimpses of its true potential on areas well upstream from the intensively fished lower hotspots. Widely rated as the current best barbel river in the country, three latest catches show the less busy middle and upper reaches are well worth fishing. The biggest ‘whisker’ was recorded with a super summer […]

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Review: Sonik Xtractor 5000 Reel

The Sonik Xtractor 5000 Reel 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: mini big pit fixed-spool reel. Specifications: black anodised long-cast spool taking 280 m of 0.35 mm line; Quick-Torque Drag system; Twin Spring-Loaded Captive Line […]

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Trump’s self-financed campaign charms Super Tuesday voters in Alaska

With 28 delegates to the Republican National Convention, Alaska has as much say in picking the Republican nominee as does Oregon Its racing season in Nome, Alaska. Last week, Arne Handelands home hosted a team of snowmobile racers in the 2,000-mile Iron Dog. Next week, hell welcome dog mushers and fans of the thousand-mile Iditarod […]

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Drowning warnings for anglers after latest figures highlight risks

SAFETY charity, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, is warning anglers to be safe after a string of fishing related deaths over the past decade. Drowning risks have been highlighted – and anglers have been urged to think about their safety. RoSPA says that coarse anglers are equally at risk as sea anglers […]

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