Youngster lands giant lake record carp during online competition

A YOUNG angler landed an impressive lake record carp when an enterprising day ticket fishery decided to interact online with self-isolating customers. Weston Moat Fishery boss Wayne Steele offered a prize for two people to win a 24-hour ticket with bait. Entrants had to guess how much weight his nine-year-old son, Josh, could catch in […]

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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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Review: Happy Puzzle Crazy Fishing Game

The Happy Puzzle Crazy Fishing Game 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: a fishing game to be played at home. Specifications: two sets of tackle; two dice; a timer; two bowls; 16 fish shapes. My […]

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Angling Trust push case for fishing to resume after lockdown rules are relaxed

The national governing body for recreational fishing is pushing the case to Government for the pursuit we love to be allowed before too long. Most keen anglers, aside from staying safe, have been wondering ‘when will fishing start again in the UK?’ Finally news has emerged about what is being said at a high level. […]

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Last second whackers before top carp fishery closes

STEVE ‘APACHE’ CLIFF had just landed a brace of carp when he got the news the fishery he was on had to close, including this 35 lb 10 oz stunner. Steve Cliff was amongst big Elstow carp as it had to close for lockdown. The 60-year-old’s catch came from at Elstow Fishery complex in Bedfordshire, […]

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Review: Carp Spirit Blax Series Rods

The Carp Spirit Blax Series Rods 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: extensive range of specimen carp rods. Specifications: two-piece rods available in 10 ft (3 lb test curve), 12 ft (2.75 lb, 3 lb […]

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How to tie a tucked blood knot

IT’S not been the most fashionable knot for a very long time, but the tucked blood knot is one that a suprising number of anglers swear by. The finished knot should look like this and is much stronger than the un-tucked version. Not tucking the blood knot is one of the most common mistakes in […]

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Bass record smashed with immense 22-pounder

THIS immense bass smashed the British shore-caught record by over 2 lb. Guntars Zukovskis smashed the British bass record with this near 22-pounder. The bass record breaker fell to Guntars Zukovskis on a local Somerset beach while targeting conger eels in stormy conditions at night. He weighed it on digital scales at an incredible 22 […]

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Ross bosses day ticket whackers

ROSS FARNES kept away from the pressurised area of the lake – and was rewarded with this 50 lb 2 oz mirror carp. Ross caught the biggest in the lake at Elphicks Fisheries. The 36-year-old told Angler’s Mail how he enjoyed big carp success at Elphicks Fisheries in Kent. “I had a quick chat with […]

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Review: Maver Signature Pro Mega Side Tray

The Maver Signature Pro Mega Side Tray 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: extending side tray. Specifications: measuring 50 cm across, it extends from 55 cm to 83 cm; fits 30 and 36 mm legs; […]

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