Review: Enterprise Tackle Zig Stix

The Enterprise Tackle Zig Stix 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: buoyant, biodegradable plastic rig foam. Specifications: soft plastic; luminous, fluorescent and standard colours; three Stix per pack; trim them to size. My verdict: Enterprise […]

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Venues and shops close as coronavirus bites deep into British fishing

CHEW VALLEY LAKE was one of the first major UK angling venues to close due to coronavirus safety concerns – and here’s a quick reminder of its riches… This stunning 18 lb 8 oz brown trout, one of a number of giant brownies to coarse anglers over recent months, fell to Kai Hulbert. The 34-year-old […]

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This lure fishing ace is on an amazing predator run

A LURE fishing ace has enjoyed a fantastic month for the big three coarse predators – perch, zander and pike. Robbie Northman’s fine trio began with his big lure-caught perch. Robbie Northman, a 29-year-old bar manager, kicked off his fine run with a 4 lb 2 oz stripy. Then other trips in his home county […]

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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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Tackle shops unite to create fresh AIR fishing group

TEN of the country’s top fishing shops have come together to form the Association of Independent Retailers that could take on the dominance of Angling Direct. The Tackle Box in Kent is one of the well-respected stores in the new AIR fishing trade group. The AIR fishing trade group –  the Association of Independent Retailers […]

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Do-it-yourself pike!

IONUT MITREA needed to do a bit of DIY to a new lure and it resulted in this pristine 24 lb 8 oz pike from a local lake. The 31-year-old night shift supervisor had the tail of a new 18 cm Quantum Yolo Swim Shad taken by a fish. He replaced it with one from […]

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Will official British record fish get struck off?

ONE of the most prestigious British bests in the records books may be struck off due to a case of mistaken identity. This fish is the sea trout record – but was it really a true sea trout? The British Record Fish Committee has re-opened the case of a 28 lb 5 oz 4 dr sea […]

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Humans Built This Planet Hell. Hopefully We Can Help Some Species Adapt

This week the UN released a horrifying report–by the thousands of writers around the world–warning that a million species of plants and animals face extinction in the next few decades. That’s one in four species on this planet that could soon disappear. Virtually every human activity–agriculture, energy production, fishing, urbanization–is conspiring to destroy life on […]

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How poaching by Eastern European anglers is being tackled

THE Angling Trust has explained its progress so far with a project called Building Bridges, created to help address the issue of Eastern European anglers taking fish from fisheries. Building Bridges leader Janusz Kansik (centre) at Carney Pools, near Stafford, which was recently the site of a poaching incident. Building Bridges project manager Janusz Kansik told Angler’s Mail […]

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Review: Middy MW Signature Pole Floats

The Middy MW Signature Pole Floats 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. Specifications: patterns include Diamond Carp (4×12, 4×14, 4×16), Rugby (4×12, 4×14, 4×16), Diamond Mugger (4×10, 4×12), Mudline (4×10, 4×12), F1 Carbon (4×10, 4×12, 4×14) […]

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