Huge pike on floating bread meant for carp!

SPENCER KING got an almighty surprise when this 31 lb pike snapped up his crust. The surprise snapper came on floating bread at Leggett Lakes on the Kingscote Estate in West Sussex. Spencer was seeking carp at the £20-a-day water. His cousin, Ashley Pearman, said: “It was a total shock that Spencer caught a 31 […]

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Tackle shops reopen and river season starts at angling’s ‘new normal’ marches on

TACKLE shops across the country have just reopened, and the river season has begun… putting angling fully into its ‘new normal’. Tackle shops open – after weeks of waiting, customers can go into tackle shops again. Most tackle shops put measures in place to be able to re-open their doors to customers on June 15. […]

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Tackle theft memories fade… in favour of great bars of gold

ONE of the country’s top specimen anglers has put the heartbreak of having his tackle stolen behind him and got back on the trail of quality fish. Matthew Fernandez took his four-year-old daughter, River, fishing as soon as anglers were allowed to travel to fish again. As you can see from the picture above, they caught […]

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Spawning fish – angler’s guide to when and where they do it

ANGLER’S MAIL columnist Dr Ian Welch looks at spawning and whether anglers should target fish at specific times. Fish spawning – these carp are going for it! If any of you were fortunate enough to live close enough to a river or lake for it to be part of your daily exercise walk during the […]

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Review: Carp Spirit Inox Bobbin Single Hanger

The Carp Spirit Inox Bobbin Single Hanger 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: carp bobbin system. Specifications: Duo Adjustable Line Clip for running or fixed attachment on the line; side grub screw for increasing tension, […]

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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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How to get Angler’s Mail magazine during the coronavirus crisis

THE global coronavirus crisis will affect the supply and availability of many products. But, come what may, you can still enjoy your weekly fishing fix with Angler’s Mail magazine. Here’s how… Home delivery solves the problem of how to get Angler’s Mail magazine. Our options ensure every print issue gets sent by post to your […]

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7 super river fishing tips for late season success

THE coarse fishing river season closes at midnight March 14 in England and Wales, and those final days and hours often bring some very special catches. Angler’s Mail selected these super 7 river tips, to help you grab some quality sport … 1. TOP TIMING This first one of our late-season river tips almost goes […]

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Top angler slams hidden human sewage threat to waters, fish and humans

HUMAN sewage sold as cheap fertiliser is packed with microplastics and will get into our waterways, according to a confidential Environment Agency report leaked to The Telegraph newspaper. Microplastics levels in many rivers tested, like the River Tame (pictured) are at alarming levels already. An increasing number of anglers fear that this surge in microplastics […]

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Big perch after 13 blanks in one day!

KARL BIRD smashed his perch PB with this 3 lb1 oz stripy, after travelling to lots of venues. The 36-year-old Sleaford, Linconshire, angler told Angler’s Mail: “I was supposed to be fishing at Farmoor, in Oxfordshire, for the weekend, but storms put paid to that. “Plan B was to fish the River Thames, but it […]

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