Make fantastic jelly pellet angling lure

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How to Make a Bamboo Fly Rod

I had the chance to write a story about building bamboo fly rods, for a website based out of New Zealand. I’ve been building rods for a few years now, and it was fun to share the process of building cane rods. You can read the story in its entirety here. The post How to […]

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Huge hit of monster tench … on lobworms!

HOW about this for a catch of tench… including FIVE double-figure specimens! Alan Rio got amongst some monster tench – this one scaled 10 lb 13 oz. The monster tench fell to specimen fish ace Alan Rio as he enjoyed one of his best ever sessions. Alan bagged 11 tench, topped by FIVE doubles, including […]

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Teenager who murdered angler found dead in cell

A THUG jailed for life for killing an angler was found dead in his cell. Lenny Crawt, who was found dead in prison. Lenny Crawt was convicted in March 2019, aged just 18, of the murder of Scott Wilkinson in July 2016. Scott, 48, was on a fishing session on the River Thames near Walton-on-Thames, […]

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Britain’s heaviest catfish

IF THERE is a heavier freshwater fish currently in the UK than this one, we’d like to see it! Scaling a massive 147 lb, Britain’s heaviest catfish fell to Paul Fyson, who starred in Angler’s Mail magazine’s unrivalled Fish Of The Week pages. Paul set a new UK ‘record’ for catfish when he caught a […]

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How to tie a tucked blood knot

IT’S not been the most fashionable knot for a very long time, but the tucked blood knot is one that a suprising number of anglers swear by. The finished knot should look like this and is much stronger than the un-tucked version. Not tucking the blood knot is one of the most common mistakes in […]

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Britain’s No.1 barbel hotspot to be destroyed

ONE of the very best fishing spots will be lost to anglers after the controlling club accepted defeat in their long legal battle. The view from the main fishing swim at Cromwell Weir. Iconic peg 1A at Cromwell Weir, on the Collingham AA stretch of the River Trent in Nottinghamshire, is one of the best […]

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John Wilson Fishing Enterprise set up by daughter to help others

THE daughter of the late John Wilson is honouring her father with a scheme to help getting troubled children get into angling. John and Lisa – the John Wilson Fishing Enterprise is due to launch properly in the spring of 2020. Lisa Wilson revealed the John Wilson Fishing Enterprise at the 2019 Angling Trust annual […]

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Antis jump on scientist’s latest fish ‘pain’ opinion

OPPONENTS of angling have jumped on a research paper on the issue of ‘do fish feel pain?”. Perch were amongst the fish studied for the review that anti angling groups pounced upon. Its claims have been countered by the Angling Trust.. Anti angling groups were featured in coverage by the national media of the latest […]

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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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