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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