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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Environment Agency fisheries work halted in coronavirus crisis

THE Environment Agency have confirmed fisheries staff are not working as normal – but will come out to real emergencies. Funded by rod licence money, anglers are keen to see as much EA fisheries support and enforcement work carrying on, safely. But the Covid-19 outbreak has caused real challenges for EA fisheries staff. The Great […]

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Last second whackers before top carp fishery closes

STEVE ‘APACHE’ CLIFF had just landed a brace of carp when he got the news the fishery he was on had to close, including this 35 lb 10 oz stunner. Steve Cliff was amongst big Elstow carp as it had to close for lockdown. The 60-year-old’s catch came from at Elstow Fishery complex in Bedfordshire, […]

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Record crucian carp charge on pause due to virus

WHEN the lockdown rules are relaxed in the UK, could the crucian record be the first one to be beaten? Scott Poulter displays his 4 lb 3 oz crucian from Johnsons Lake. Scott Poulter bagged this giant 4 lb 3 oz crucian carp from Johnsons Lake just before the country went into lockdown mode, and […]

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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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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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Licence rogue hit by £1,723 penalty after ‘abusive and threatening behaviour’

A ROGUE has ended up with a whopping £1,723 penalty after being caught by an Environment Agency fisheries enforcement officer, aided by a member of the Angling Trust’s Voluntary Bailiff Service. Catching the rogues – the Voluntary Bailiff Service, along with EA and Police, are doing their best to make a difference. Rod licence dodger […]

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Huge barbel to bait boss

BAIT and tackle company boss John Llewellyn was more than happy with his first two bites of 2020 from the River Thames. John Llewellyn got off to a great start to 2020. The first was this cracking 15 lb 2 oz barbel, and the second came from a 6 lb 8 oz chub. The barbel […]

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Big carp haul was a fitting send-off to Uncle Brian

THIS jumbo carp, and others, made for a fitting send-off to an in-form angler’s Uncle Brian. The Avenue fishing lake has some stunners, including this 56 lb 4 oz common carp during an eventful trip for Craig McEvoy. Carp ace Craig McEvoy ended a brilliant year with the personal best common called Ellie of 56 […]

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British record barbel of 21 lb 2 oz quietly enters history lists

THE specimen world was shocked when it read all about a new British record barbel that was accepted at the end of 2019. Colin Smithson’s 21 lb 2 oz British record barbel was accepted by the British Record Fish Committee at their final meeting of 2019. Colin Smithson caught his 21 lb 2 oz British […]

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