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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Sturgeon says Commons vote severe blow to PM deal

Image caption Nicola Sturgeon said the Commons defeat was a “severe blow” to Mr Johnson MPs putting Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal on hold is a “severe blow” to the prime minister, Nicola Sturgeon has said. The Scottish first minister reacted after MPs voted to withhold backing for the agreement negotiated with EU chiefs until exit […]

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British record barbel of 21 lb 2 oz quietly enters history lists

THE specimen world was shocked when it read all about a new British record barbel that was accepted at the end of 2019. Colin Smithson’s 21 lb 2 oz British record barbel was accepted by the British Record Fish Committee at their final meeting of 2019. Colin Smithson caught his 21 lb 2 oz British […]

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How a winter boilie dust trick helped tempt giant winter carp

FLAVOUR-infused boilie dust helped Craig McEvoy to a memorable hit of cold-water carp, topped by his fifth 50-pounder of the year. The winter boilie trick helped operations manager Craig to a haul including the mighty mirror Junior at 51 lb 8 oz. Wednesbury, West Midlands-based Craig, 40, explained: “The weather was bitterly cold with a […]

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Is this the best-ever haul of big UK perch?

HOW about this for an amazing haul of huge perch! It was topped by a 5 lb 2 oz giant and EIGHT four-pounders, just days after winning a big lure match. Wayne Fletcher admires his biggest perch, 5 lb 2 oz, caught during an epic day at a secret reservoir. Paint sprayer Wayne Fletcher, from […]

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Best urban fishing venues – 6 highly recommended places

ANGLER’S MAIL is the No.1 magazine for all sorts of things – and has a Where To Fish section that is unrivalled. It’s produced by regional experts. Leazes Park is an urban fishing gem in the North East. Urban fishing is probably not as popular as it once was. That’s despite undoubted interest generated by […]

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Your help needed NOW for UK cormorant control, say Angling Trust and the Avon Roach Project

THE Angling Trust and the Avon Roach Project have been fully explaining why they want your help to try and control the numbers of fish-eating cormorants. The battle to curb the UK cormorant impact upon inland fish stocks hinges upon an online survey. The Angling Trust and the Avon Roach Project have joined forces to […]

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Jeremy Wade leads call to save big fish stocks

ONE of TV’s most loved celebrities, and a globally respected angler, has brought the perilous future of fish into the spotlight. Jeremy Wade, seen with an alligator gar, has spoken up about the grim future for apex predators. Jeremy Wade has warned the world needs to look after freshwater habitats as well as deal with […]

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Review: Middy Carp Blues Commercials Pole Floats

The Middy Carp Blues Commercials Pole Floats 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: pole floats for commercial fisheries, designed by match ace Rob Wootton. Specifications: Series 1, 2, 3 and 4 designs; available in 4×10, […]

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Is this the rarest carp in Britain?

THIS rare blue carp was caught from a day ticket complex on the angler’s first ever visit. Bandan displays his blue carp Blue carp are also called black or snail carp, with the Latin name Mylopharyngodon piceus. They come from China and can reach 77 lb in weight. Bandan Pizzy had a shock when he caught […]

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