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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Watch out for ‘very rude and nasty’ carp rustlers, says fishery owner

A VETERAN day ticket lake owner who was assaulted by a group of fish rustlers have warned other venues and anglers to be aware of the men they faced. Maybrands fishery owner Nick Devlin has spoken up about poaching after a scary clash with aggressive poachers. Maybrands Fishery boss Nick Devlin, 72, and son Gary, confronted the seven […]

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Giant catfish landed on tiny 6 ft rod

TONY OWEN got an unexpected reward in the shape of this 93 lb catfish, which he managed to tame on a 6 ft carp stalking rod. Tony Owen with his giant catfish from Horton Boat Pool, run by RK Leisure. Tony has been targeting catfish since April at Boat Pool, run by RK Leisure, at […]

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Review: Sensas EVA World Champion Net Bag

The Sensas EVA World Champion Net Bag 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: waterproof bag for keepnets. Specifications: tough EVA construction; zipped top; carry handles and shoulder strap. Dimensions: Medium – 25 x 60 x […]

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Review: Kodex Klampdown Butt Rest

The Kodex Klampdown Butt Rest 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: butt rest for abbreviated or shrink wrap rod handles. Specifications: two changeable rod-gripping inserts with a soft, TPE centre, to protect rods; brass thread; […]

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6-foot bull shark leaps into family fishing boat, ‘petrifies’ kids

A shark terrified a family of four after it jumped into their fishing boat. (Mark Norman/Facebook) A family on a fishing trip in Australia got a bit closer to the wildlife than they had planned earlier this month. A father and his three children went fishing in a river on the North Queensland Coast Oct. […]

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