Rod licence dodgers are on the decline as fear of detection rises

FIGURES released to Angler’s Mail by the Environment Agency show that the number of prosecutions for rod licence offences has dropped significantly. EA bailiff patrols are on the lookout the rod licence dodgers, but are finding less of them than they used to. The total number of prosecutions of rod licence dodgers for the 2018/2019 […]

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Review: Middy Protector Scissors

The Middy Protector Scissors 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: rig scissors. Specifications: Japanese steel blades; compact, safe design. My verdict: safe snippers. Sharp, easy to store, with a protective cap for the business end, […]

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Antis jump on scientist’s latest fish ‘pain’ opinion

OPPONENTS of angling have jumped on a research paper on the issue of ‘do fish feel pain?”. Perch were amongst the fish studied for the review that anti angling groups pounced upon. Its claims have been countered by the Angling Trust.. Anti angling groups were featured in coverage by the national media of the latest […]

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King Kenny hits new carp heights

CARP maestro Simon Kenny is really getting to grips with a tricky southern big carp venue – as this giant proves. The huge common carp topped Simon Kenny’s latest catches at Wellington Country Park. Simon only got himself a ticket for Berkshire’s Wellington Country Park this season and he topped a recent trip with this […]

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Review: Kodex Razor Blades

The Kodex Razor Blades 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: rig scissors for cutting braid and mono. Specifications: precision Japanese stainless steel blades; compact; egonomic handles; serrated edge. My verdict: even though I’m a ‘cack-handed’, […]

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Review: Rapala X-Rap Otus Lures

The Rapala X-Rap Otus 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: hybrid lures for big pike. Specifications: ABS plastic body; flexible PVC tail; 25 cm length; weighs 90 g; 0.5-1 m swimming depth; mounted with […]

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Review: Maver Reality Stink Bag

The Maver Reality Stink Bag 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: watertight bag for wet nets. Specifications: tough welded plastic construction; heat welded seams; watertight; adjustable shoulder strap; comfortable hand grips. Dimensions: 60 x 20 […]

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Hunting is down in the US. The Trump administration wants to change that

Washington (CNN)Toy gun grasped firmly in his hand and a grin plastered wide across his face while he played “Big Buck Hunter Pro,” Ryan Zinke could have been a kid at an arcade. But the Interior secretary and former congressman was actually in the department cafeteria showing off the arcade game installed to commemorate hunting […]

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Just chill: the museum of rebels that took Iceland by storm

Housed in an old herring factory, Reykjavks Living Art Museum was once treated with disdain and tottered on the verge of bankruptcy. Now its lauded for revitalising the entire countrys art scene In a corner of Reykjavík’s Living Art Museum, a small stone tied in a net hangs precariously from the ceiling. The piece, likely […]

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Held Onto Undisclosed Shares In Gun Company

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is a shareholder in a private Montana company that manufactures and sells firearms and advanced weapons materials, a financial interest he did not disclose when nominated last year. In response to inquiries from HuffPost, both Zinke and the company, PROOF Research Inc., confirmed the secretary’s holdings, though the dollar value placed […]

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