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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New online effort to shoot more cormorants – details & link to where you can participate

THE Angling Trust and the Avon Roach Project are working to encourage anglers to help cull cormorants – and it involves an online effort that YOU can get involved in. The Angling Trust and the Avon Roach Project are trying to generate a large-scale response to the Government’s consultation on the General Licence to shoot […]

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Barbel novice bags one of biggest Severn beards ever

MIKE CASH decided to swap his carp rods and go for his first-ever river trip and was rewarded with this amazing big barbel. Mike Cash displays his impressive River Severn barbel. River Severn barbel don’t come much more impressive that Mike’s 14 lb 8 oz specimen. The engineering manager had just banked a PB carp […]

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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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Mahseer double is one of greatest catches of the modern era

FORMER Angler’s Mail reporter Gary Newman rates this 62 lb redfin mahseer as his best-ever fish and he caught it in consecutive cast brace with a 45 lb golden mahseer. Gary Newman displays his 62 lb redfin mahseer. The 42-year-old specimen ace took the amazing mahseer catch from the Saryu River on the India/Nepal border. […]

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