Huge pike on floating bread meant for carp!

SPENCER KING got an almighty surprise when this 31 lb pike snapped up his crust. The surprise snapper came on floating bread at Leggett Lakes on the Kingscote Estate in West Sussex. Spencer was seeking carp at the £20-a-day water. His cousin, Ashley Pearman, said: “It was a total shock that Spencer caught a 31 […]

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‘Our dream fishing trip turned into a coronavirus nightmare’

FOUR English anglers had their dream fishing trip ruined by the coronavirus pandemic, but are thanking their lucky stars that they made it safely back to the UK in the nick of time. Dicky Fish displays a grouper caught before the Panama fishing trip went wrong. The quartet had to urgently abort their Panama fishing […]

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Your pollution evidence could help improve state of UK rivers

ANGLERS are being encouraged to help stop raw sewage entering rivers by filming any spills that they see when out on the bank. This outfall pipe is just one scrap of pollution evidence – it’s out there and a passionate angler is pulling in evidence. You can help him. Underwater filmmaker and keen angler Mark […]

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Chinese coronavirus and Brexit effects for UK fishing tackle trade

THE Angling Trades Association has warned that tackle manufacturers face a really difficult year, contending with the two biggest news events of 2020. Will tackle shops struggle to get products over the months ahead? The Chinese coronavirus crisis, which has caused health worries worldwide, plus the early days of Brexit, have dominated the national news. […]

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Big roach quest ends in style with this giant specimen

ALAN RIO had travelled across many counties to try and get a 3 lb-plus roach and finally achieved his dream with this super specimen. Big roach joy – Alan Rio’s 3 lb 1 oz specimen. The Woking, Surrey-based ace all-rounder caught the big roach he yearned for, scaling 3 lb 1 oz. Alan told Angler’s […]

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How poaching by Eastern European anglers is being tackled

THE Angling Trust has explained its progress so far with a project called Building Bridges, created to help address the issue of Eastern European anglers taking fish from fisheries. Building Bridges leader Janusz Kansik (centre) at Carney Pools, near Stafford, which was recently the site of a poaching incident. Building Bridges project manager Janusz Kansik told Angler’s Mail […]

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Review: Urban Bait Barrel Wafters

The Urban Bait Barrel Wafters 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: barrel-shaped carp baits in a wafter format. Ingredients: 11 mm x 6 mm barrel-shaped hook baits in Nutcracker, Strawberry Nutcracker, Tuna & Garlic and […]

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Toxic ‘red tide’ algae bloom is killing Florida wildlife and menacing tourism

This year 267 tons of marine life, including thousands of small fish and 72 Goliath groupers, have washed up along 150 miles of the Gulf Coast from the unrelenting bloom With its long, white, sandy beaches, Sanibel Island off the coast of south-western Florida is usually a perfect place for families to enjoy these last […]

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10 natural wonders in the United States that set records

(CNN)Now more than ever, the natural wonders of our world are beckoning to us from behind gray computer monitors, buzzing cell phones and the million red brake lights ahead of us on the long commute home. We yearn to leave the laundry, the dishes and the bills behind and swap them out for something bigger, […]

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