Big eel success makes ace angler shout for joy

SPECIMEN fish ace Ian Petch knew that a lake had produced a big eel a few years ago, and he finally hit his target with this 6 lb 7 oz specimen. Horsham, West Sussex-based Ian fished overnight hoping that a big eel would take his small roach head offered on free-running rig. And his plan […]

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Huge tench are perfect welcome back

ANGLERS across England, Wales and Northern Ireland have been delighted to catch their first fish for months – and one of the biggest successes came to specimen ace Matthew Fernandez. Matthew Fernandez display his 11 lb 4 oz tench. As lockdown rules were eased, allowing fishing again, Matt quickly enjoyed his very first session back […]

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Near record zander finally revealed – and here it is!

WE might be a whole lot nearer the new river fishing season than the last one but check this out… Billy’s freak catch could become the next British record zander. This immense, potential British record zander was caught just before the river season ended back in mid-March. The captor couldn’t count it as a fair […]

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Angling is now allowed in England – and venues begin to reopen

LOCKDOWN measures have been modified – and for anglers in England, at least, it’s been 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. And people in England can now enjoy parks and public spaces without having […]

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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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Fishing tackle shop tells of its incredible revival

A TOP independent tackle dealer tackle dealer has explained to Angler’s Mail how he turned his shop’s fortunes around. Angling shop that’s turned itself around – Bournemouth Fishing Lodge. Angling shop boss Wayne Gray has brought Bournemouth Fishing Lodge, in Dorset, back from the brink. And now it’s thriving! His tale is another one that […]

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Huge brace of crucians is special reward extra-long return trip

JAMES HOWES didn’t mind a 300-mile round trip from East Anglia for a day session as it produced this stunning brace of big crucians. James shows his brace of giant crucian carp. James’s big crucians, rewarding him for hours on the road, scaled 4 lb 2 oz (top fish) and 4 lb. Tackling an undisclosed […]

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Barbel novice bags one of biggest Severn beards ever

MIKE CASH decided to swap his carp rods and go for his first-ever river trip and was rewarded with this amazing big barbel. Mike Cash displays his impressive River Severn barbel. River Severn barbel don’t come much more impressive that Mike’s 14 lb 8 oz specimen. The engineering manager had just banked a PB carp […]

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Review: Maver Signature Pro Keepnets

The Maver Signature Pro Keepnets 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: a high-quality keepnet for containing match carp. Specifications: 2.5 and 3 m sizes; top section measures 56 x 46 cm; ultra-strong closed weave, water-repellent […]

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Review: Middy Carp Blues Commercials Pole Floats

The Middy Carp Blues Commercials Pole Floats 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: pole floats for commercial fisheries, designed by match ace Rob Wootton. Specifications: Series 1, 2, 3 and 4 designs; available in 4×10, […]

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