“A Crappy Boat Ride, a Record Catch and a Fly-Fishing Frenzy”

“Sports Illustrated” just released this excerpt from the newly published book by Monte Burke titled “Lords of the Fly.”  Burke, who is also author of “Saban,” “Fourth and Goal, and “Sowbelly,” wrote this book about the storied sport of fly fishing for tarpon and includes all the interesting personalities and guides who make up the […]

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MeatEater Launches “Bent” Fishing Podcast

I’ve long been a fan of the MeatEater crew. They get folks involved in the outdoors – and conservation – in a lot of the right ways, and do it with class. MeatEater hasn’t ever felt like an exclusive club, which is part of why it’s so hugely popular. Enter the new podcast “Bent.” Hosts […]

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New Record Yellowstone Cutthroat Caught

According to KTVB 7 in Boise, Idaho, a Texas angler named Sam Hix caught a 30.5-inch Yellowstone cutthroat trout from the Snake River on August 7. The fish was, thankfully, released to swim another day. This catch breaks the previous record, set in 2016, of a 28.5-inch Yellowstone cutthroat. Seeing these records break is good […]

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Angling with the Right Line

Angling with the Right Line There will certainly constantly be difficulties whether one chooses to fish either in the river or outdoors sea. When it shows up, the vital point to bear in mind is to have persistence waiting for the fish and also doing the finest to capture it. To be able to fish, […]

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112 lb 8 oz and 101 lb – biggest carp ever by a Brit!

ANGLER’S MAIL can reveal that ex-pat Martin Davidson caught the biggest carp ever to a British angler – a mirror of  112 lb 8 oz – and another whopper of 101 lb. Martin Davidson cradles the bulk of the world’s biggest carp. It scaled 112 lb 8 oz when he caught it, just a fraction […]

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Could escaped sewage be increasing Covid-19 risks for anglers?

ANGLERS have been warned about an added danger from sewage when rivers reopen on June 16. Covid-19 risks in sewage? Some people think the danger is real. Covid-19 risks for anglers grew when some scientists reported how they believe that the coronavirus could live in untreated sewage in rivers. Professor Richard Quilliam of Stirling University, […]

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Review: Kodex Thorex Air Dry Bag

The Kodex Thorex Air Dry Bag 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: mesh bag for air drying. Specifications: Thorex super-soft mesh; zip top; reinforced handles; 6 kg capacity; comes with a mini hook baits bag. […]

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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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Neolithic chewing gum helps recreate image of ancient Dane

Analysis of birch tar describes a female hunter-gatherer with dark skin and blue eyes At the dawn of the Neolithic era, a young woman discarded a lump of ancient chewing gum made from birch tar into a shallow, brackish lagoon that drew fishers to the coast of southern Denmark. Nearly 6,000 years later, researchers excavating […]

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John Wilson Fishing Enterprise set up by daughter to help others

THE daughter of the late John Wilson is honouring her father with a scheme to help getting troubled children get into angling. John and Lisa – the John Wilson Fishing Enterprise is due to launch properly in the spring of 2020. Lisa Wilson revealed the John Wilson Fishing Enterprise at the 2019 Angling Trust annual […]

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