Great run of form for canal chub and perch

IF YOU’VE ever moved a long way from home, you’ll know how finding new fishing venues can be daunting – but fun. One angler who really got to grips with it is Adam Jones. Adam is in great form with lures. He followed up a superb canal chub of 6 lb 9 oz and a […]

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7 super river fishing tips for late season success

THE coarse fishing river season closes at midnight March 14 in England and Wales, and those final days and hours often bring some very special catches. Angler’s Mail selected these super 7 river tips, to help you grab some quality sport … 1. TOP TIMING This first one of our late-season river tips almost goes […]

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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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How a winter boilie dust trick helped tempt giant winter carp

FLAVOUR-infused boilie dust helped Craig McEvoy to a memorable hit of cold-water carp, topped by his fifth 50-pounder of the year. The winter boilie trick helped operations manager Craig to a haul including the mighty mirror Junior at 51 lb 8 oz. Wednesbury, West Midlands-based Craig, 40, explained: “The weather was bitterly cold with a […]

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Review: Sean Simms Disgorgers

The Sean Simms Disgorgers comes 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: hand-carved disgorgers. Specifications: the set of two floating disgorgers is made from oak and walnut, and comes in a velvet pouch; the larger Beast version […]

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Review: Rapala Ripstop Lures

The Rapala Ripstop Lures 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: realistic swimbaits. Specifications: built-in rattle, hard body; scale pattern; hard plastic ‘boot’ tail; two-part plastic lip; VMC Black Nickel Fine Wire hooks; 9 cm lure […]

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Review: Middy Reactacore XM10-3 Power Carp Pole

The Middy Reactacore XM10-3 Power Carp Pole comes 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: 10 m margin carp package. Specifications: Quad carbon technology; Maximus Wrap; Spineline Aligners; S-Slide finish; Dome Top Protection system; Max16 Pro 3-Kit; […]

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Review: Richworth Megaplex Boilies

The Richworth Megaplex Boilies 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: carp bait range. Ingredients: fishmeals and Robin Red with a hint of squid flavour and Betaine. My verdict: with a fishy-cum-birdfood ‘base’, along with some […]

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Insect crisis poses a serious threat to fish populations

A SCIENTIFIC report has warned global insect numbers are rapidly declining – and a worst-case scenario would be them being wiped out within a century. One of the most iconic UK inset species devoured by fish – the mayfly, seen here on the River Test. The loss of so many insect species could have devastating […]

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Study Confirms Shark Is On The Menu For Alligators, And Vice Versa

In a week that has already revealed an extinct giant dinosaur-eating frog, scientists have confirmed that alligators’ diets are much more interesting than we thought. It turns out the animals are not averse to dining out on a spot of shark. The study, carried out by James Nifong of Kansas State University, looked at the […]

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