Oops! Angler drops phone into water after photographing huge perch

THIS in-form angler could not have been happier after catching this jumbo perch – but then managed to throw his phone straight into the water! Charlie Coppolo shows his 4 lb 8 oz perch, which he does have pictures of. Charlie Coppolo was just scrolling through the pictures he’d taken of the 4 lb 10 […]

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Bass record smashed – but it will never enter the record books

IT WAS one of the catches of the year, without doubt, but this huge bass could have been a British record breaker… Was this giant heavier than the British bass record? The captor is confident it was. The fish that you see here was probably above the British bass record, and it was safely returned […]

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John Wilson Fishing Enterprise set up by daughter to help others

THE daughter of the late John Wilson is honouring her father with a scheme to help getting troubled children get into angling. John and Lisa – the John Wilson Fishing Enterprise is due to launch properly in the spring of 2020. Lisa Wilson revealed the John Wilson Fishing Enterprise at the 2019 Angling Trust annual […]

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Carp fishing giants Erics Angling Centre’s after-life revealed

AFTER weeks of speculation, it was confirmed what is happening to one of the biggest traders in the UK carp fishing tackle scene. Sam Anderson, seen at a tackle show, has explained his plans after selling Erics Angling Centre to giant chain, Angling Direct. Erics Angling Centre was bought by Angling Direct for a cool […]

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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: Kodex Razor Blades

The Kodex Razor Blades 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: rig scissors for cutting braid and mono. Specifications: precision Japanese stainless steel blades; compact; egonomic handles; serrated edge. My verdict: even though I’m a ‘cack-handed’, […]

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Review: Maver MVR Series 11 Paste Floats

The Maver MVR Series 11 Paste Floats 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: paste floats for fishing in deeper water. Specifications: 0.2 and 0.4 g sizes; a long fibreglass stem runs through the balsa body, […]

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Laws protecting certain animals are endangering tribes. Here’s how they persevere.

As the sun falls and rain clouds linger, Jaytuk Steinruck drives an ATV up a northwest corner of California’s shore. His goal? To gather duuma (sea anemone) from tide pools near Setlhxat (Prince Island) for a feast made from traditional Tolowa tribal foods. As he gathers the spongy, green anemone that will later be breaded […]

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