Record dace for both the Bristol Avon and Hampshire Avon!

DR MARK EVERARD hoped to finish the year off with a big fish and his hard work paid off with this 1 lb 2 oz 8 dr dace. Mark Everard with his latest river record dace – this time for the Bristol Avon. The associate professor from Great Somerford, Wiltshire, bagged the river record dace […]

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Review: Rapala Countdown Lures

The Rapala Countdown 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: sinking lures for searching for predators in different depths. Specifications: 3 cm (4 g), 5 cm (5 g), 7 cm (8 g), 9 cm,(12 g) […]

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River manager says sport improving despite otters

THE fisheries manager at one of Britain’s best angling clubs has explained how he thinks otters aren’t killing the rivers he controls. Otters have risen in numbers across Britain but they should not be made scapegoats for rivers, according to two men close to top club, Reading DAA. Del Shackleford from Berkshire’s Reading DAA insists […]

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Review: Middy Reactacore X120-3 Competition Match Carp Pole

The Middy Reactacore X120-3 Competition Match 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: competition match carp pole. Specifications: 13.5 and 14.5 m packages; Quad (four-layer) carbon technology; Maximus Wrap on the joints, to reduce […]

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Mortimer and Whitehouse Series 2 is a TV hit – complete guide and Paul’s exclusive insight

SERIES 2 of Gone Fishing, starring Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse, is back on BBC2 TV and already proving to be a huge success. Mortimer and Whitehouse are back with their winning formula. Pic: Owl Power. Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing is ‘more of the same’ according to Paul Whitehouse, who spoke exclusively to Angler’s […]

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Hunting is down in the US. The Trump administration wants to change that

Washington (CNN)Toy gun grasped firmly in his hand and a grin plastered wide across his face while he played “Big Buck Hunter Pro,” Ryan Zinke could have been a kid at an arcade. But the Interior secretary and former congressman was actually in the department cafeteria showing off the arcade game installed to commemorate hunting […]

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Plastic crisis in waters should not be heaped upon anglers

THE Angling Trust have spoken up for anglers who are furious about media articles blaming angling for the waste plastic crisis. Wildlife effects of the plastic crisis in waters around the UK has been wrongly blamed, almost entirely, upon anglers. National newspaper The Guardian, followed by many websites, and some local media too, provoked the […]

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