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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Review: Sonik Insurgent Carp Rods

The Sonik Insurgent Carp 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: carp rods with a retractable butt section. Specifications: 9 ft (2.75 lb and 3 lb) and 10 ft (3 lb, 3.25 lb and 3.5 […]

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Mixed river haul topped by run of big roach

MATT DELABRUYERE dodged some dodgy weather to top a great haul of fish with ten 1 lb-plus roach, the best 1 lb 14 oz. Matt Delabruyere displays two of his biggest roach. The 30-year-old fire risk assessor from Colchester, Essex, scored on a small river. He told Angler’s Mail how he did it… “I fished […]

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Licence rogue hit by £1,723 penalty after ‘abusive and threatening behaviour’

A ROGUE has ended up with a whopping £1,723 penalty after being caught by an Environment Agency fisheries enforcement officer, aided by a member of the Angling Trust’s Voluntary Bailiff Service. Catching the rogues – the Voluntary Bailiff Service, along with EA and Police, are doing their best to make a difference. Rod licence dodger […]

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Review: 9 mm Dynamite Speed Washters

The 9 mm Dynamite Speed Washters 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: 9 mm wafter hook baits. Specifications: high-leakage, durable hook baits; three ‘secret’ flavours and essential oils; three ‘washed-out’ colours; bottle of flavoured liquid […]

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Huge river zander caught after angler’s run of disasters

THE biggest zander of the season, weighing a whopping 19 lb 4 oz, has been caught after a catalogue of calamities. Steve Williams displays his jumbo River Severn zander. The huge River Severn zander fell to Steve Williams, who smashed his old PB. But Steve admits that he was lucky to catch it. The 48-year-old […]

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Huge hit of carp in France topped by 90-pounder

HEAVY baiting resulted in a huge hit of carp topped by this 90-pounder. This 90 lb 2 oz mirror carp is a new venue record for Bluewater Lakes. Chris McFerran set a new venue record for Bluewater Lakes in France when he matted the 90 lb 2 oz beast. The 51-year-old fed over 80 kilos […]

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Review: Maver Signature Pro Match Side Tray

The Maver Signature Pro Match Side Tray 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: a side-tray for a seatbox. Specifications: measures 65 x 50 cm; fits all 30 and 36 cm legs; self-supporting; mesh base. My […]

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We Need a Data-Rich Picture of What’s Killing the Planet

You’ve probably heard about the plague of plastic trash in the oceans. You’ve seen YouTube videos of sea turtles with drinking straws in their noses, or whales with stomachs full of marine litter. But how much plastic is out there? Where is it coming from? We don’t really know, because we haven’t measured it. “There’s […]

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All fishing weights made of lead to be banned?

THE use of lead in fishing could be coming to an end after moves being made in Europe. Even coated fishing wights made of lead could be on the way out across much of Europe. The European Union is consulting over the use of lead in fishing weights, and is expected to bring in legislation […]

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