Review: Baitcraft Insecta Bait Range

The Baitcraft Insecta Bait Range 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: insect-based carp bait. Specifications: made with insect meal; no eggs or fishmeal. Boilies: freezer baits in 12, 15, 18, and 22 mm sizes; tough […]

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Monster carp on first session back after lockdown

SEAN CORBETT couldn’t have wished for a better first fishing day back when lockdown eased… he topped a five-fish catch with this 49 lb 2 oz mirror. Giant Grenville carp – Sean Corbett enjoyed a flying restart. Arriving at dawn, Sean made a brilliant start in his quest for the impressive Grenville carp. Grenville Lake […]

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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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Lockdown latest round-up: British venues begin to reopen and tackle shops prepare for June 15

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 were able to enjoy parks and public spaces without having to exercise. Angling got the green […]

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Review: Happy Puzzle Crazy Fishing Game

The Happy Puzzle Crazy Fishing Game 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: a fishing game to be played at home. Specifications: two sets of tackle; two dice; a timer; two bowls; 16 fish shapes. My […]

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Review: Enterprise Tackle Zig Stix

The Enterprise Tackle Zig Stix 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: buoyant, biodegradable plastic rig foam. Specifications: soft plastic; luminous, fluorescent and standard colours; three Stix per pack; trim them to size. My verdict: Enterprise […]

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Fishing tackle shop tells of its incredible revival

A TOP independent tackle dealer tackle dealer has explained to Angler’s Mail how he turned his shop’s fortunes around. Angling shop that’s turned itself around – Bournemouth Fishing Lodge. Angling shop boss Wayne Gray has brought Bournemouth Fishing Lodge, in Dorset, back from the brink. And now it’s thriving! His tale is another one that […]

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Suspicionless searches of travelers’ electronics ruled unconstitutional

Suspicionless searches of travelers’ electronic devices at U.S. ports of entry are unconstitutional, a federal court in Boston ruled on Tuesday. The decision was made after a lawsuit was brought forth by numerous civil liberties groups on behalf of 11 individuals who had their phones and laptops searched by federal agents. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘inline_1’); }); […]

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Review: Sonik VaderX RS Carp Reels

The Sonik VaderX RS Carp Reels 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: three big pit carp reels, one designed for spodding. Specifications: 6000RS, 8000RS and 8000RS Spod sizes; Quick-Torque drag system; 6000RS and 8000RS models […]

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Is this the best-ever haul of big UK perch?

HOW about this for an amazing haul of huge perch! It was topped by a 5 lb 2 oz giant and EIGHT four-pounders, just days after winning a big lure match. Wayne Fletcher admires his biggest perch, 5 lb 2 oz, caught during an epic day at a secret reservoir. Paint sprayer Wayne Fletcher, from […]

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