MeatEater Launches “Bent” Fishing Podcast

I’ve long been a fan of the MeatEater crew. They get folks involved in the outdoors – and conservation – in a lot of the right ways, and do it with class. MeatEater hasn’t ever felt like an exclusive club, which is part of why it’s so hugely popular. Enter the new podcast “Bent.” Hosts […]

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Grand Crucian Carp – Fishing Britain episode 39

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Podcast: The Fly Culture with Steve Cullen

In the most recent episode of The Fly Culture podcast, host Pete Tyjas sits down with Steve Cullen, a British angler and guide. The conversation between Cullen and Tyjas is a wonderful insight into fly fishing across the pond. Give the episode a listen here. The post Podcast: The Fly Culture with Steve Cullen appeared […]

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The Monday Mend: Fish Traps and Bad Questions

It’s hard to believe that August is almost halfway over. It doesn’t feel like it was that long ago that my buddies and I were furiously tying flies for June’s early cicada hatches on the Green River. But here we are. It’s another Monday, and it’s time for another edition of The Monday Mend. This […]

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Review: Carp Spirit Inox Bobbin Single Hanger

The Carp Spirit Inox Bobbin Single Hanger comes 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: carp bobbin system. Specifications: Duo Adjustable Line Clip for running or fixed attachment on the line; side grub screw for increasing tension, […]

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Angling Trust push case for fishing to resume after lockdown rules are relaxed

The national governing body for recreational fishing is pushing the case to Government for the pursuit we love to be allowed before too long. Most keen anglers, aside from staying safe, have been wondering ‘when will fishing start again in the UK?’ Finally news has emerged about what is being said at a high level. […]

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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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