Poachers’ illegal river nets thwarted

A QUICK-THINKING angler saved dozens of prime coarse fish from being killed by calling the Environment Agency’s incident hotline to report illegal netting. This net was strung across the River Nene. Two EA officers and three Police officers from Cambridgeshire Constabulary’s Rural Crime Action Team rushed to the River Nene, near March. They searched for […]

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Review: Carp Spirit Blax Bankware

The Carp Spirit Blax Bankware 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: an extensive range of banksticks, buzzer bars, stands, stabilisers and adaptors. Specifications: made from 16 mm aircraft-grade 6063 aluminium; lightweight; functional; durable; black, anodised […]

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Big perch after 13 blanks in one day!

KARL BIRD smashed his perch PB with this 3 lb1 oz stripy, after travelling to lots of venues. The 36-year-old Sleaford, Linconshire, angler told Angler’s Mail: “I was supposed to be fishing at Farmoor, in Oxfordshire, for the weekend, but storms put paid to that. “Plan B was to fish the River Thames, but it […]

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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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Review: Rapala BX Minnow Lures

The Rapala BX Minnow 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 crankbait. Specifications: 7 cm (7 g) and 10 cm (12 g) sizes; swimming depths of 0.6-1.2 m and 0.9 m-1.5 m; floating balsa […]

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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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Influx of refugees from Yemen divides South Korean resort island

Arrival of refugees has sparked debate about countrys role in accept asylum seekers Hamza al-Odaini had two routes before him after he graduated from secondary school in Yemen: be forced to pick up a firearm and battle in the civil war now in its fourth year, or flee the country. In the end, his mother […]

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Review: Maver MV-R X10 Pellet Wagglers

The Maver MV-R X10 Pellet Wagglers 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: pellet waggler floats for fishing shallow. Specifications: available in 6, 8 and 10 g; 10 mm balsa bodies with 8 mm hollow tips; […]

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Another Whale Has Washed Up Dead With Plastic Packing Its Stomach

For the second time in two weeks, a whale has washed up dead with plastic packed inside its stomach, wildlife officials said. In the latest grisly discovery, off the coast of Sardinia, Italy, late last week, there were roughly 49 pounds of plastic inside the female sperm whale, along with a dead fetus. “She was […]

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Theresa May unveils fragile truce in third Brexit offering

Compromise will be the name of the game as prime minister recognises enormity of task If Theresa May’s first two speeches unfurled the promise of a “red, white and blue” Brexit, a cold grey day in March will be remembered as the moment a more faded flag was fluttered. As the nation took shelter from […]

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