Best barbel fishing peg saved from concrete extinction

HERE’s a bit of good news for anglers amidst the coronavirus lockdown…. Cromwell Weir is famous for probably the best barbel fishing in the country. Britain’s best barbel fishing peg looks as if it will be saved from being buried under concrete. As we revealed before lockdown, iconic peg 1A at Cromwell Weir was set […]

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Review: Enterprise Tackle Caster Bait Bands

The Enterprise Tackle Caster Bait Bands come 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: bait bands for casters. Specifications: made from biodegradable plastic; non-toxic; 20 single caster or 16 double caster bands in a packet. My verdict: […]

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Great run of form for canal chub and perch

IF YOU’VE ever moved a long way from home, you’ll know how finding new fishing venues can be daunting – but fun. One angler who really got to grips with it is Adam Jones. Adam is in great form with lures. He followed up a superb canal chub of 6 lb 9 oz and a […]

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This lure fishing ace is on an amazing predator run

A LURE fishing ace has enjoyed a fantastic month for the big three coarse predators – perch, zander and pike. Robbie Northman’s fine trio began with his big lure-caught perch. Robbie Northman, a 29-year-old bar manager, kicked off his fine run with a 4 lb 2 oz stripy. Then other trips in his home county […]

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1,863 river pollutions… but 0 prosecutions

ANGLERS are furious after figures revealed that the Environment Agency hasn’t yet prosecuted a single water firm for river pollutions in 2018. Pollutions have been affecting rivers all over the country – but prosecutions have not been happening. Official figures show that there were 1,863 unlawful pollution incidents by water companies in rivers in England […]

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Tackle giant Fishtec to close down

THE UK’s ‘biggest’ mail order fishing tackle retailer is to cease trading. Near to closing – Fishtec is big in online sales, mail order brochures, and a well stocked shop. In a surprising move, Fishtec embarked upon a major ‘closing down’ sale, ready to cease its operations at some point early in 2020. The discounting […]

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Review: Middy MX-800 Pro-Limited Edition Clothing Set

The Middy MX-800 Pro-Limited Edition Clothing Set 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 and breathable clothing. Specifications: jacket and bib ‘n’ brace with a 5,000 mm waterproof rating and 3,000 gsm breathability rating; anti-pill […]

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Sturgeon shocker and huge barbel – in same session!

SPESSY ace Justin Stoddart notched up two new PBs on his latest River Trent trip – a jumbo 16 lb 10 oz barbel and a shock 21 lb 3 oz sturgeon. Trent sturgeon – there have been a few of them reported, but Justin Stoddart also had a 16 lb 10 oz barbel on the […]

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Review: Rapala X-Rap Otus Lures

The Rapala X-Rap Otus 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: hybrid lures for big pike. Specifications: ABS plastic body; flexible PVC tail; 25 cm length; weighs 90 g; 0.5-1 m swimming depth; mounted with […]

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Summer fishing tips and insight that’s sure to boost your catches

If you’re looking to improve your fishing catches over the summer weeks ahead, read on…. The summer fishing tips in this article are well worth reading and applying to boost your catches. The summer fishing tips you’ll read here draws on the experience of Andy Browne. He’s one of the ace all-rounders seen regularly in […]

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