Monster carp on first session back after lockdown

SEAN CORBETT couldn’t have wished for a better first fishing day back when lockdown eased… he topped a five-fish catch with this 49 lb 2 oz mirror. Giant Grenville carp – Sean Corbett enjoyed a flying restart. Arriving at dawn, Sean made a brilliant start in his quest for the impressive Grenville carp. Grenville Lake […]

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Government and bank cash helps Angling Direct fishing chain during crisis

BRITAIN’S largest tackle shop chain has taken a £2.5million short-term bank loan to help its efforts to ride out the coronavirus crisis. Angling Direct how they are tackling the impact of coronavirus, as tackle shops everywhere await news of when they can reopen. The Angling Direct fishing tackle business has also put most of its […]

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Environment Agency keeps selling rod licences despite lockdown fishing ‘ban’

COARSE angling has been ‘banned’ by the Environment Agency in the coronavirus lockdown – but they won’t be offering anglers any rebate or extension for the £30 or £45 annual rod licence. The standard two-rod EA rod licence has an image of minnows. With lockdown fishing ‘banned’, they are still being sold. Lockdown fishing  is […]

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Worker who raised alarm before deadly New Orleans hotel collapse to be deported

Honduran Delmer Joel Ramrez Palma, who has lived in New Orleans for 18 years, warned supervisors of safety concerns A construction worker who attempted to warn managers about building dangers and was seriously injured in last month’s deadly Hard Rock Hotel collapse in New Orleans, will be deported on Monday, his lawyers said this week. […]

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Review: Maver MV-R All Round Hooks to Nylon

The Maver MV-R All Round Hooks to Nylon 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: hooks-to-nylon for commercial fisheries. Specifications: choice of size 14 hooks to 5.5 lb Maver MV-R mono, size 16 to 4.4 lb, […]

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Fish poachers caught by new Fishery Watch

A NEW volunteer bailiff group has managed to rescue fish from poachers. Fishery Watch founder Adrian Lane challenged two poachers himself, and released the fish they’d caught. Fishery Watch founder Adrian Lane managed to stop two men who were attempting to steal fish from a free fishing venue in Gloucestershire. Adrian, aged 56, from nearby […]

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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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Review: Rapala Ultra Light Lures

The Rapala Ultra Light 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: small crankbait and topwater lures. Specifications: all of the lures come with sharp and strong VMC Black Nickel treble hooks, the 3 and 4 […]

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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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Specimen chub… on every method!

CHUB are known for their wide tastes in food… and one angler has been proving the point. Robbie Northman had this 6 lb 5 oz specimen chub on the fly. After landing a specimen chub of 6 lb on a lure in the morning, Robbie Northman set out in the evening to fish the fly. […]

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