Canal zander removed by authorities could be rehomed – not killed

THE controversy surrounding zander being killed on our canals could have a happy solution, Angler’s Mail can reveal. Canal zander could get new homes instead of being killed in official ongoing removal exercises. Canal & River Trust fisheries manager John Ellis had thought that only one English fishery could take canal zander. That venue was […]

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Review: Middy Fast-Affix Pellet Band Tool

The Middy Fast-Affix Pellet Band Tool 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: tool for mounting pellets in bait bands quickly. Specifications: easy to use; automatic mechanism; ergonomic design; suits right- and left-handed anglers. My verdict: […]

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Barbel novice bags one of biggest Severn beards ever

MIKE CASH decided to swap his carp rods and go for his first-ever river trip and was rewarded with this amazing big barbel. Mike Cash displays his impressive River Severn barbel. River Severn barbel don’t come much more impressive that Mike’s 14 lb 8 oz specimen. The engineering manager had just banked a PB carp […]

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Anglers fear effects of washing machines on our rivers

CONCERN is growing about the impact of microplastics and detergents discharged every day from washing machines direct into rivers. Washing machines are contributing to worrying levels of hidden pollution. About ten per cent of washing machines do not get connected to the mains drainage which then goes onto sewage treatment plants. It’s usually those washing […]

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Insect crisis poses a serious threat to fish populations

A SCIENTIFIC report has warned global insect numbers are rapidly declining – and a worst-case scenario would be them being wiped out within a century. One of the most iconic UK inset species devoured by fish – the mayfly, seen here on the River Test. The loss of so many insect species could have devastating […]

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Leviathan II whale-watching tragedy caused by breaking wave – BBC News

Image caption Clockwise from left: David Thomas and son Stephen, Katie Taylor, Jack Slater and Nigel Hooker died in the incident The crew of a whale-watching boat tried and failed to avoid a large breaking wave that sank the vessel, killing six off the Canadian coast. Five Britons were among those who died when the […]

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