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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Review: Rapala Original Floater Lures

The Rapala Original Floater 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: a floating lure. Specifications: available in 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 and 18 cm sizes; largest size has a swimming depth to 3.3 […]

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Mandarin catfish is one of the rarest in the world – and it’s huge!

ROBERT WEBB caught one the most iconic fish in the world when he hauled in this 230 lb 14 oz giant. The mandarin catfish from the River Segre set a new European record. The 63-year-old dental worker connected with the monster mandarin catfish during a session on the River Segre at Mequinenza. It set a […]

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Giant catfish landed on tiny 6 ft rod

TONY OWEN got an unexpected reward in the shape of this 93 lb catfish, which he managed to tame on a 6 ft carp stalking rod. Tony Owen with his giant catfish from Horton Boat Pool, run by RK Leisure. Tony has been targeting catfish since April at Boat Pool, run by RK Leisure, at […]

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Review: Urban Bait Barrel Wafters

The Urban Bait Barrel Wafters 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: barrel-shaped carp baits in a wafter format. Ingredients: 11 mm x 6 mm barrel-shaped hook baits in Nutcracker, Strawberry Nutcracker, Tuna & Garlic and […]

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