30 kg barbel is king of the river!

ANGLER and metal sculptor Alan Ross has just finished his stunning latest work of art – a 30 kg barbel. Barbel mobile – on its way to Riverside Caravan Park by the Severn. Alan was commissioned by Andrea Fournish at the Riverside Caravan Park, Bridgnorth, Shropshire. Swansea, South Wales-based Alan’s 2.4 m-long creation had plenty […]

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Method feeder fishing for carp – the cheap and easy way!

Carp expert Colin Davidson explains a simple way to fish the highly effective Method feeder. Method feeder fishing can be kept simple – and cheap. Method feeder fishing a cracking tactic to get those indicators moving where there are numbers of carp to go after, big fish included. Developed with the rise of commercial pools,  […]

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How to catch the biggest carp in small waters

Angler’s Mail features editor Richard Howard gives you some pointers to hopefully catch the lake’s heaviest fish! SO how do you target those big carp on small waters? We’re talking about better fish on well-stocked ‘ponds’ – the sort of waters you skirt round on the way to the ‘big lake’ or main lake on […]

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Record stickleback agony at the scales for masked angler

ALL-ROUNDER Colin Etherington came within a whisker of the British stickleback record with this 7.89 g whopper. Colin recently told Angler’s Mail about how he is taking extra safety precautions when fishing, hence the mask in this photograph. His jumbo three-spined stickleback fell an agonising 0.11 g short of the official 8 g giant caught […]

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Could escaped sewage be increasing Covid-19 risks for anglers?

ANGLERS have been warned about an added danger from sewage when rivers reopen on June 16. Covid-19 risks in sewage? Some people think the danger is real. Covid-19 risks for anglers grew when some scientists reported how they believe that the coronavirus could live in untreated sewage in rivers. Professor Richard Quilliam of Stirling University, […]

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Super hectic pike action using hi-tech gadget

LEE SPILLARD enjoyed a hectic first day back on the water when he caught this 20 lb pike in a huge haul of predators. A Strike Pro Miuras Mouse, after some work with a Garmin device, lured a shared 30-fish catch from Cumbria’s Lake Windermere. Tackling up just after angling was back across England, Lee […]

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Night fishing tips – your big summer guide to all the essentials

This Angler’s Mail article, by Matt Sparkes (pictured), is full of advice to help you catch more carp and other fish after dark. Caught in the night This little scrapper came within the first hours of darkness, after all the other anglers had gone home after a biteless day. Venues that see a lot of […]

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Angling is now allowed in England, Wales & Ireland – and venues begin to reopen

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 can now enjoy parks and public spaces without having to exercise. Angling got the green light, […]

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Imminent re-start of angling – but only in England

LOCKDOWN measures are being modified – and for anglers in England, at least, that looks like the positive news so many have been waiting for. The Angling Trust has put the case for angling to resume – and in a super safe way. On Sunday, May 10, Boris Johnson announced several tweaks to the rules […]

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Top angler slams hidden human sewage threat to waters, fish and humans

HUMAN sewage sold as cheap fertiliser is packed with microplastics and will get into our waterways, according to a confidential Environment Agency report leaked to The Telegraph newspaper. Microplastics levels in many rivers tested, like the River Tame (pictured) are at alarming levels already. An increasing number of anglers fear that this surge in microplastics […]

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