It’s ‘absolutely banging’ to be back fishing again

CARPER Bret Barlow summed up the feelings of anglers all over Britain as they enjoyed their days back by the water, fishing again Depsite being carp-focused Brett doesn’t mind catching occasional big bream, and he came close to his PB of 14 lb 4 oz when he landed this 12 lb specimen from a local […]

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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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Night fishing IS allowed when venues reopen in England, say Angling Trust

ANGLING has restarted at many venues in England but there remained a big question mark…until now. And it’s finally good news for carp anglers. Is night fishing allowed? Anglers in England have been unsure on the latest rules and guidelines. The big question many anglers have been asking is this: is night fishing allowed? It […]

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Imminent re-start of angling – but only in England

LOCKDOWN measures are being modified – and for anglers in England, at least, that looks like the positive news so many have been waiting for. The Angling Trust has put the case for angling to resume – and in a super safe way. On Sunday, May 10, Boris Johnson announced several tweaks to the rules […]

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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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Bass record smashed with immense 22-pounder

THIS immense bass smashed the British shore-caught record by over 2 lb. Guntars Zukovskis smashed the British bass record with this near 22-pounder. The bass record breaker fell to Guntars Zukovskis on a local Somerset beach while targeting conger eels in stormy conditions at night. He weighed it on digital scales at an incredible 22 […]

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£4.5 million scheme ‘will destroy’ prime bream and pike fishing

ANGLERS fear a £4.5 million scheme to clear the water clarity at a prime venue will destroy the fishing. Norfolk Broads bream, plus other species, are at risk. Natural England hopes to introduce three fish barriers to isolate noted Norfolk Broads venue, Hoveton Great Broad, from the River Bure. Concerns were raised at the start […]

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River pollution hell… now it’s time to pay up

AFTER a tiring six-year struggle, a highly respected angling club finally won compensation to restock after a pollution back in 2013. River pollution scene – Mail correspondent Tom Legge fishes at Baits Bite on the River Cam. Cambridge FPAS netted the river pollution result it was seeking to boost a stretch of  Cam that was […]

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Review: Dynamite Swim Stim Silver-Fish Groundbait

The Dynamite Swim Stim Silver-Fish Groundbait 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: winter groundbait for silver fish on commercial fisheries. Ingredients: fishmeal and sweet groundbait with ground Swim Stim pellets and hemp. My verdict: there’s […]

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Review: Maver Reality Stink Bag

The Maver Reality Stink 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: watertight bag for wet nets. Specifications: tough welded plastic construction; heat welded seams; watertight; adjustable shoulder strap; comfortable hand grips. Dimensions: 60 x 20 […]

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