British Record Fish Committee accept five new giants onto their lists

FIVE record-breaking fish were accepted at record judges’ final meeting of 2019. Mat Faulkner was amongs the 2019 record breakers accepted into the hall of fame by the British Record Fish Commitee in London. Getting the highest profile in the batch of records approved by the British Record Fish Commitee was the 21 lb 2 […]

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Ruffe cause worry as they populate special natural lake

A MINI predatory fish species has caused alarm after turning up in a famous, protected British water. Ruffe have turned up at a special lake where they are not wanted. Scientists made the first conclusive sightings of ruffe in Cumbria’s Lake Windermere. They fear that non-native species for the venue could wreak havoc on protected […]

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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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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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