Review: Carp Spirit Blax Low Chair

The Carp Spirit Blax Low Chair comes under the beady eye of Angler’s Mail tackle editor Richard Howard. He’s the No.1 product inspector, checking out loads of quality kit every week. Description: fishing chair. Specifications: powder-coated steel frame; four fully adjustable legs with auto-lock adjustment; four swivelling mudfeet; foam-covered mattress; weighs 3.9 kg. Dimensions: 50 […]

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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: 9 mm Dynamite Speed Washters

The 9 mm Dynamite Speed Washters 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: 9 mm wafter hook baits. Specifications: high-leakage, durable hook baits; three ‘secret’ flavours and essential oils; three ‘washed-out’ colours; bottle of flavoured liquid […]

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Huge £500K investment deal for angling selling venture

ONE of the biggest ever investments in a new angling company has been announced. Dangler is the project created by these three brothers. Dangler is the brainchild of three angling-mad brothers. They have just secured a £500,000 ‘seed’ investment in their online marketplace for anglers. Dangler has been launched by Daniel, Kane and Harry Hughes, […]

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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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Mandarin catfish is one of the rarest in the world – and it’s huge!

ROBERT WEBB caught one the most iconic fish in the world when he hauled in this 230 lb 14 oz giant. The mandarin catfish from the River Segre set a new European record. The 63-year-old dental worker connected with the monster mandarin catfish during a session on the River Segre at Mequinenza. It set a […]

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‘Every place you go, you are being watched’: reporting from Xi’s China

The Guardians outgoing Beijing correspondent reflects on six years of increasing repression “You don’t work out, do you?” inquired one of the officers who had summoned me to my hotel lobby in China’s pre-eminent police state. We had only checked in 10 minutes earlier and, after an exhausting week reporting along Xinjiang’s spectacular high-altitude border […]

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Review: Team Maver Hoodie

The Team Maver Hoodie 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: hooded top. Specifications: S-XXXL sizes; full-length sleeves; Charcoal Grey colour, cotton blend fabric; Team Maver logo on the front and back; green graphics on the […]

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Killing Eve: how my psycho killer was brought to life

When not being the Observers dance critic, Luke Jennings was self-publishing thrillers about two mutually obsessed women. Little did he imagine they would lead him – with Fleabags Phoebe Waller-Bridge – to create a subversive TV smash… It’s midnight and I’ve been invited to take part in an online group chat. The group call themselves […]

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