Big perch after 13 blanks in one day!

KARL BIRD smashed his perch PB with this 3 lb1 oz stripy, after travelling to lots of venues. The 36-year-old Sleaford, Linconshire, angler told Angler’s Mail: “I was supposed to be fishing at Farmoor, in Oxfordshire, for the weekend, but storms put paid to that. “Plan B was to fish the River Thames, but it […]

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Review: Carp Spirit Zig-Master

The Carp Spirit Zig-Master monofilament 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: monofilament for zig and floater fishing. Specifications: available in 8 lb (0.23 mm), 10 lb (0.25 mm) and 12 lb (0.28 mm) breaking strains; […]

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Carp poachers who stamped on fish get caught by angry anglers

ANGRY match anglers got together to confront suspected poachers that they spotted in action at the same venue. Some of the men ejected after the fish-stamping incident. The carp poachers were caught red-handed stamping on carp that they wanted to eat, at a prime Nottinghamshire fishery. The carp poachers, believed to be Romanian, were swiftly […]

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Tackle shops unite to create fresh AIR fishing group

TEN of the country’s top fishing shops have come together to form the Association of Independent Retailers that could take on the dominance of Angling Direct. The Tackle Box in Kent is one of the well-respected stores in the new AIR fishing trade group. The AIR fishing trade group –  the Association of Independent Retailers […]

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Cancer risks for anglers highlighted by affected star

ONE of Britain’s best known and most loved anglers has warned of the dangers of fishing in the sun after being diagnosed with skin cancer. Bob Roberts has warned the angling community to take the risks of skin cancer more seriously. Bob Roberts hopes his warnings will help save other anglers, after skin cancer has […]

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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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Top angler robbed by tackle-thieving ‘scum’

TOP specimen ace Matthew Fernandez suffered a horrible tackle theft during a fishing trip. And despite publicity for the case he is no closer to recovering his kit. Matt Fernandez, seem in happier times with a giant tench, before the tackle theft near the River Itchen. The 32-year-old was on his local River Itchen near […]

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National Fishing Month sees thousands of people get hooked

NATIONAL FISHING MONTH has just ended after a highly active six weeks to promote angling. National Fishing Month and Let’s Fish1 (pictured) has been helping people of all ages to experience the joys of angling. Main coordinators, the Angling Trades Association, revealed that National Fishing Month 2019 encouraged over 5,000 people to try the sport […]

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Review: Carp Spirit Monster Barrow

The Carp Spirit Monster Barrow 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 carp fishing barrow with a large carrying capacity. Specifications: takes loads in excess of 100 kg; a second wheel is available to convert […]

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Review: Maver MVR Series 11 Paste Floats

The Maver MVR Series 11 Paste Floats 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: paste floats for fishing in deeper water. Specifications: 0.2 and 0.4 g sizes; a long fibreglass stem runs through the balsa body, […]

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