Angling is now allowed in England, Wales & Ireland – and venues begin to reopen

LOCKDOWN measures have been modified – and it was the positive news so many have been waiting for. In England only, Wednesday, May 13 signalled the start of people being  allowed to take unlimited exercise outdoors. People in England can now enjoy parks and public spaces without having to exercise. Angling got the green light, […]

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Have you ever caught one of these?

HAVE you ever caught one of these, or any other rarely-caught coarse species? The fish held by Jordan Grant is a bullhead, also known quaintly as a miller’s thumb. Jordan’s surprise came on Derbyshire’s River Erewash at Pinxton, just before the end of the rivers season. Of course, fishing everywhere is currently not possible due […]

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‘Save us from otter ruin’ – plea from fishery owners

DISGRUNTLED coarse fishery owners fed up with otters are banding together to complain about the lack of service that they receive from the Government. This otter was filmed feasting on a fish at Nine Oaks Angling Centre. Fisheries in Ceredegion, West Wales, led by Nine Oaks, are furious that Natural Resources Wales is ignoring them. […]

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Fish poachers caught by new Fishery Watch

A NEW volunteer bailiff group has managed to rescue fish from poachers. Fishery Watch founder Adrian Lane challenged two poachers himself, and released the fish they’d caught. Fishery Watch founder Adrian Lane managed to stop two men who were attempting to steal fish from a free fishing venue in Gloucestershire. Adrian, aged 56, from nearby […]

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Cancer risks for anglers highlighted by affected star

ONE of Britain’s best known and most loved anglers has warned of the dangers of fishing in the sun after being diagnosed with skin cancer. Bob Roberts has warned the angling community to take the risks of skin cancer more seriously. Bob Roberts hopes his warnings will help save other anglers, after skin cancer has […]

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Review: Rapala BX Minnow Lures

The Rapala BX Minnow 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: a crankbait. Specifications: 7 cm (7 g) and 10 cm (12 g) sizes; swimming depths of 0.6-1.2 m and 0.9 m-1.5 m; floating balsa […]

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Mandarin catfish is one of the rarest in the world – and it’s huge!

ROBERT WEBB caught one the most iconic fish in the world when he hauled in this 230 lb 14 oz giant. The mandarin catfish from the River Segre set a new European record. The 63-year-old dental worker connected with the monster mandarin catfish during a session on the River Segre at Mequinenza. It set a […]

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Hurricane Jose: storm nearly ‘category five’ as it follows Irma’s destructive path

The system is nearing the eastern Caribbean islands of Barbuda and Anguilla, promising further devastation in the wake of the giant Irma Hurricane Jose has weakened slightly, but remains a “dangerous category four hurricane” as it heads towards the eastern Caribbean islands ravage by Hurricane Irma. Jose was about 160 miles (260km) east-southeast of the […]

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