Fly Tying Symposium Postponed Due to COVID Concerns

The International Fly Tying Symposium scheduled for the third week in November in Somerset,  NJ has been postponed “for a year” according to event organizers.  Read the press release below for more info. August 31, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE USE 30 th INTERNATIONAL FLY TYING SYMPOSIUM POSTPONED BY PANDEMIC UNTIL NEXT YEAR SOMERSET, Penn. – The […]

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It’s ‘absolutely banging’ to be back fishing again

CARPER Bret Barlow summed up the feelings of anglers all over Britain as they enjoyed their days back by the water, fishing again Depsite being carp-focused Brett doesn’t mind catching occasional big bream, and he came close to his PB of 14 lb 4 oz when he landed this 12 lb specimen from a local […]

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Poachers’ illegal river nets thwarted

A QUICK-THINKING angler saved dozens of prime coarse fish from being killed by calling the Environment Agency’s incident hotline to report illegal netting. This net was strung across the River Nene. Two EA officers and three Police officers from Cambridgeshire Constabulary’s Rural Crime Action Team rushed to the River Nene, near March. They searched for […]

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Matt Hayes lifts lockdown gloom with Why We Fish campaign

ONE of the most popular anglers has helped get our angling nation in a positive mood during lockdown with a smash-hit picture campaign. Matt Hayes has inspired and delighted anglers with his #WhyWeFish campaign. Matt Hayes has been running his #WhyWeFish campaign while the coronavirus has been keeping anglers at home. Famed for his starring […]

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4 lb roach caught just before coronavirus lockdown

THE biggest roach in nearly four years was banked just before the UK went into lockdown – and here it is! Phil Spinks displays his 4 lb roach – what a fish! The 4 lb roach captor, specimen ace Phil Spinks, nearly didn’t bother to weigh the fish, as he accidentally caught it on a […]

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British record minnow caught by angling coach

ANGLING coach Kevin Sims thinks that he may have broken one the longest-standing British coarse fish records. Kevin is sure this mini marvel was a British record minnow. It might not be a monster but it is in the mini species world as it could be record minnow. Seen above alongside Kevin’s five-inch long glasses, […]

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Review: Sonik Gizmo Alarm and Receiver Set

The Sonik Gizmo Alarm and Receiver Set 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: alarm, receiver and bivvy lamp. Alarm specifications: illuminated snag ears and line roller; Red, Yellow, Green and Blue colours available; eight Volume, […]

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Fishing tackle shop tries new ‘old-school’ move to boost interest

ONE of England’s oldest angling traders is coming up with ‘old-school’ initiatives to attract customers. Fishing tackle shop problems are being tackled by Robertson’s. If shops near you are being pro-active in any special ways, email details to us. The long-established fishing tackle shop Robertson’s, in Dagenham, Essex, is introducing several schemes to start the […]

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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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Review: Middy Band ‘ Em Pellet Hooks-to-Nylon

The Middy Band ‘ Em Pellet Hooks-to-Nylon 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: Middy KM-2 eyed hooks tied on a Lo-Viz hook link with a pellet band on a twisted hair. Specifications: 12 in. hook […]

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