Britain’s No.1 barbel hotspot to be destroyed

ONE of the very best fishing spots will be lost to anglers after the controlling club accepted defeat in their long legal battle. The view from the main fishing swim at Cromwell Weir. Iconic peg 1A at Cromwell Weir, on the Collingham AA stretch of the River Trent in Nottinghamshire, is one of the best […]

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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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Carp poachers who stamped on fish get caught by angry anglers

ANGRY match anglers got together to confront suspected poachers that they spotted in action at the same venue. Some of the men ejected after the fish-stamping incident. The carp poachers were caught red-handed stamping on carp that they wanted to eat, at a prime Nottinghamshire fishery. The carp poachers, believed to be Romanian, were swiftly […]

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Review: Sonik Gizmo Alarm and Receiver Set

The Sonik Gizmo Alarm and Receiver Set 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: alarm, receiver and bivvy lamp. Alarm specifications: illuminated snag ears and line roller; Red, Yellow, Green and Blue colours available; eight Volume, […]

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Tackle great behind John Wilson’s rod dies

THE tackle manufacturer responsible for developing one of the best-selling rods of all time has passed away, aged 69. Dick Tallents was the trade man behind the famous John Wilson rod, and many other big-selling fishing products. Dick Tallents owned Masterline Tackle, the producer of iconic John Wilson rod, the Avon Quiver rod. It sold […]

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Review: Rapala Original Floater Lures

The Rapala Original Floater 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: a floating lure. Specifications: available in 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 and 18 cm sizes; largest size has a swimming depth to 3.3 […]

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World record pike claimed at over 58 lb!

A HUGE pike weighing over the International Game Fish Association record has been a major talking point across Europe. Lukas Matejka’s massive catch – is it the World record pike? Czech Lukas Matejka’s catch is considered by many anglers – but not all – to now be the World record pike. He caught the 133 […]

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Dont Feed The Trolls Really Is Good Advice Heres The Evidence

Almost half the population of the planet now has access to the internet, with about one in three of those people regularly active on social media. But this increased opportunity to socialise and communicate in a virtual environment has offered new avenues for antisocial behaviour. The problem of cyberbullying has received considerable research attention. However, […]

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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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