10 of the world’s best piers: readers’ travel tips

From a favourite of John Betjeman to Polish art-deco cafes, underwater observatories and Hemingways fishing spot our readers reveal their favourite over-water strolls Winning tip: Huntington Beach, California Huntington Beach is the spiritual home of Californian surfing. I love strolling out early in the morning along Huntington Beach Pier, when the marine layer mist lingers, […]

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Salesman illegally smuggled 5.3 million fish

A SEAFOOD salesman is awaiting sentence after being found guilty of smuggling a staggering £53million worth of endangered eels. Just a handful of eels from the millions that the fish smuggler transported. Fish smuggler Gilbert Khoo, 67,  was convicted of six offences relating to the illegal importation and movement of rare elvers, at London’s Southwark […]

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The jaguars fishing in the sea to survive

The big cats resourceful new behaviour was recorded by a WWF study on a remote island off the coast of Brazil A thriving population of jaguars living on a small, unspoilt island off the coast of the Brazilian Amazon has learned to catch fish in the sea to survive, conservationists have found. The Maracá-Jipioca Ecological […]

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Your help needed NOW for UK cormorant control, say Angling Trust and the Avon Roach Project

THE Angling Trust and the Avon Roach Project have been fully explaining why they want your help to try and control the numbers of fish-eating cormorants. The battle to curb the UK cormorant impact upon inland fish stocks hinges upon an online survey. The Angling Trust and the Avon Roach Project have joined forces to […]

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Rod licence dodgers are on the decline as fear of detection rises

FIGURES released to Angler’s Mail by the Environment Agency show that the number of prosecutions for rod licence offences has dropped significantly. EA bailiff patrols are on the lookout the rod licence dodgers, but are finding less of them than they used to. The total number of prosecutions of rod licence dodgers for the 2018/2019 […]

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England pair make British carp history

ENGLAND carp pair Wayne Mansford and Ryan Need created history when they won one of angling’s most prestigious titles. Wayne and Ryan lifted the British Carp Angling Championships trophy after a fantastic haul at Farlows Lake. The long-running British Carp Angling Championships saw its 2019 final won with a record weight. And in making their […]

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Is this the rarest carp in Britain?

THIS rare blue carp was caught from a day ticket complex on the angler’s first ever visit. Bandan displays his blue carp Blue carp are also called black or snail carp, with the Latin name Mylopharyngodon piceus. They come from China and can reach 77 lb in weight. Bandan Pizzy had a shock when he caught […]

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Review: Kodex Vanilla White Munchies

The Kodex Vanilla White Munchies 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: irregular-shaped hook baits that are soft and buoyant. Ingredients: made from ‘100 per cent natural’ ingredients. My verdict: Vanilla White is a new addition […]

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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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Facebook’s new sign-up feature resembles a phishing attack

Facebook has been asking some users to give up the password to their private email accounts while signing up for the social media site, the Daily Beast reports. The discovery was first revealed by a Twitter user earlier this week, who accused Facebook of “practically fishing for passwords you are not supposed to know!” Hey @facebook, demanding […]

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