Esthwaite 28lb pike waits up until darkness

http://www.gofishing.co.uk/Angling-Times/Section/News–Catches/General-News/Esthwaite-28lb-pike-waits-until-darkness/ Esthwaite water has actually remained in great type for pike this wintertime as David Black found when he banked this 28lb 4oz specimen.The Barrow-in-Furness fishermen went to the Lake District place, where he fished a fixed lamprey area on 2 treble hooks …

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Essential tips to improve your river fishing

RIVERS can be a daunting experience for many anglers as there is so much water to choose from…. but fear not. This article will help you! The following river angling tips should help you locate the fish and put more specimens in the bottom of your landing net. A good starting point would be spending […]

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Carp expert tells of his horrific Covid-19 ordeal

A LEADING bait maker has revealed the scary struggle he faced fighting off the deadly coronavirus. Boilie expert Jim Rawcliffe seen healthy, in better times. Boilie expert Jim Rawcliffe was hospitalised with Covid-19, but is now – thankfully – on the road to recovery. Jim, who used to run Tails Up Bait before starting up […]

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Big carp haul was a fitting send-off to Uncle Brian

THIS jumbo carp, and others, made for a fitting send-off to an in-form angler’s Uncle Brian. The Avenue fishing lake has some stunners, including this 56 lb 4 oz common carp during an eventful trip for Craig McEvoy. Carp ace Craig McEvoy ended a brilliant year with the personal best common called Ellie of 56 […]

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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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Review: Dynamite Swim Stim Silver-Fish Groundbait

The Dynamite Swim Stim Silver-Fish Groundbait 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: winter groundbait for silver fish on commercial fisheries. Ingredients: fishmeal and sweet groundbait with ground Swim Stim pellets and hemp. My verdict: there’s […]

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England pair make British carp history

ENGLAND carp pair Wayne Mansford and Ryan Need created history when they won one of angling’s most prestigious titles. Wayne and Ryan lifted the British Carp Angling Championships trophy after a fantastic haul at Farlows Lake. The long-running British Carp Angling Championships saw its 2019 final won with a record weight. And in making their […]

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‘Every place you go, you are being watched’: reporting from Xi’s China

The Guardians outgoing Beijing correspondent reflects on six years of increasing repression “You don’t work out, do you?” inquired one of the officers who had summoned me to my hotel lobby in China’s pre-eminent police state. We had only checked in 10 minutes earlier and, after an exhausting week reporting along Xinjiang’s spectacular high-altitude border […]

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Fishing Closed Season backlash divides anglers

THE final decision of the Environment Agency to retain the current Closed Season has split the angling community in a similar way to Brexit. The fishing Closed Season remains as it was in England and Wales, preventing anglers trying for fish like barbel (pictured) in rivers between March 15 and June 15 inclusive. Many are […]

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Kevin Nash calls for ‘new thinking’ to turn around fortunes of UK fishing

ANGLING legend Kevin Nash has expressed his horror at a lack of new blood coming into angling, and threats from ‘antis’. As Angler’s Mail revealed last week, the Angling Trades Association held a mini conference, entitled Keep Britain Fishing, in the West Midlands. Carp tackle, bait and fisheries pioneer Kevin Nash attended the day after […]

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