Fishing masks are the safer way for some anglers now

THIS angler is one of thousands of anglers taking extra precautions during the Covid-19 crisis. Colin Etherington wears a fishing mask The man in the fishing mask, Colin Etherington, really enjoyed his first trip back on the bank after lockdown restrictions were lifted for angling. Colin, whose family owned and built the much-admired Wintons Fishery […]

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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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Have you ever caught one of these?

HAVE you ever caught one of these, or any other rarely-caught coarse species? The fish held by Jordan Grant is a bullhead, also known quaintly as a miller’s thumb. Jordan’s surprise came on Derbyshire’s River Erewash at Pinxton, just before the end of the rivers season. Of course, fishing everywhere is currently not possible due […]

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This awesome catch adds another PB to big fish ace’s incredible list

SPECIMEN ace James Crameri, who has one of the most impressive coarse fish PB lists, smashed his chub record with this 7 lb 13 oz giant. James Crameri admires his 7 lb 13 oz Great Ouse chub. James beat his old PB of 7 lb 6 oz from the River Lea when he tackled his […]

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Huge river pike will hit 30 lb soon

RIVER pike ace Leigh Laffar was thrilled with this stunning 28 lb PB – but thinks she might hit the magic 30 lb barrier at the end of the winter. The 32-year-old engineer from Warwickshire explained: “I caught her during the floods, fishing a slack under a road bridge on a float fished half-herring. “I […]

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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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Bob Church tributes flood in as his funeral takes place

TRIBUTES have been paid to one of angling’s true greats. Bob Church (right), pictured with Angler’s Mail columnist Steve Collett. The funeral for all-rounder Bob Church was held this week (Monday, September 30, 2019), after he sadly passed away at the age of 83. Northampton-based Bob made the successful change over from coarse specimen hunter […]

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Review: Richworth Megaplex Boilies

The Richworth Megaplex Boilies 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: carp bait range. Ingredients: fishmeals and Robin Red with a hint of squid flavour and Betaine. My verdict: with a fishy-cum-birdfood ‘base’, along with some […]

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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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