Lockdown latest round-up: venues reopen, match fishing can restart and tackle shops prepare for June 15

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 were able to enjoy parks and public spaces without having to exercise. Angling got the green […]

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Environment Agency fisheries work halted in coronavirus crisis

THE Environment Agency have confirmed fisheries staff are not working as normal – but will come out to real emergencies. Funded by rod licence money, anglers are keen to see as much EA fisheries support and enforcement work carrying on, safely. But the Covid-19 outbreak has caused real challenges for EA fisheries staff. The Great […]

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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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Oops! Angler drops phone into water after photographing huge perch

THIS in-form angler could not have been happier after catching this jumbo perch – but then managed to throw his phone straight into the water! Charlie Coppolo shows his 4 lb 8 oz perch, which he does have pictures of. Charlie Coppolo was just scrolling through the pictures he’d taken of the 4 lb 10 […]

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Drowned carp angler’s family call for awareness of cold water shock

A HEART-BROKEN family of a carp angler who drowned has spoken up to clearly warn of the dangers of not wearing a lifejacket. Cold water shock contributed to the death of Frank Cuomo. Frank Cuomo, 63, from Derby, died in France after a tragic accident, which was linked to often overlooked cold water shock. Daughter […]

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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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Summer fishing tips and insight that’s sure to boost your catches

If you’re looking to improve your fishing catches over the summer weeks ahead, read on…. The summer fishing tips in this article are well worth reading and applying to boost your catches. The summer fishing tips you’ll read here draws on the experience of Andy Browne. He’s one of the ace all-rounders seen regularly in […]

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America’s segregated shores: beaches’ long history as a racial battleground

For decades officials imposed regulations to restrict African Americans use of public beaches and the fight for equal access is far from over Summer has arrived, which, for many Americans, means day camps for children, afternoons lounging by a pool, and weekend trips to the beach. But for many others, summer brings new burdens, frustrations […]

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Plastic crisis in waters should not be heaped upon anglers

THE Angling Trust have spoken up for anglers who are furious about media articles blaming angling for the waste plastic crisis. Wildlife effects of the plastic crisis in waters around the UK has been wrongly blamed, almost entirely, upon anglers. National newspaper The Guardian, followed by many websites, and some local media too, provoked the […]

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