Angling officially booming

ANGLING is smack in the middle of a genuine boom time! UK angling has seen a sudden, then sustained spike in interest. Venues are seeing a surge in numbers of anglers after after Covid-19 restrictions were eased. Clubs have had a surge in renewals and new members. It’s not yet known when holiday venues can […]

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Matt Hayes lifts lockdown gloom with Why We Fish campaign

ONE of the most popular anglers has helped get our angling nation in a positive mood during lockdown with a smash-hit picture campaign. Matt Hayes has inspired and delighted anglers with his #WhyWeFish campaign. Matt Hayes has been running his #WhyWeFish campaign while the coronavirus has been keeping anglers at home. Famed for his starring […]

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Review: Carp Spirit Blax Bankware

The Carp Spirit Blax Bankware comes 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: an extensive range of banksticks, buzzer bars, stands, stabilisers and adaptors. Specifications: made from 16 mm aircraft-grade 6063 aluminium; lightweight; functional; durable; black, anodised […]

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Hill Aides to Shoot With Gun Lobbyists After Mass Shootings

Just days after mass shootings left at least 31 people dead, a bipartisan group of congressional staffers is set to go on an outing to shoot skeet alongside gun lobbyists. The event comes every year, but its timing has a major gun safety advocate frustrated and troubled.  The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, a bipartisan group that […]

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Lockdown isolation after stunning roach capture

ONE of the nation’s most successful specimen anglers was celebrating a fantastic moment before the lockdown… Phil Smith with his stunning 3 lb 9 oz roach. Veteran big fish ace Phil Smith bagged this 3 lb 9 oz roach, making it four venues from where he has tempted redfins of over 3 lb. Phil landed […]

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How to get Angler’s Mail magazine during the coronavirus crisis

THE global coronavirus crisis will affect the supply and availability of many products. But, come what may, you can still enjoy your weekly fishing fix with Angler’s Mail magazine. Here’s how… Home delivery solves the problem of how to get Angler’s Mail magazine. Our options ensure every print issue gets sent by post to your […]

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Top angler slams hidden human sewage threat to waters, fish and humans

HUMAN sewage sold as cheap fertiliser is packed with microplastics and will get into our waterways, according to a confidential Environment Agency report leaked to The Telegraph newspaper. Microplastics levels in many rivers tested, like the River Tame (pictured) are at alarming levels already. An increasing number of anglers fear that this surge in microplastics […]

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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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Chinese coronavirus and Brexit effects for UK fishing tackle trade

THE Angling Trades Association has warned that tackle manufacturers face a really difficult year, contending with the two biggest news events of 2020. Will tackle shops struggle to get products over the months ahead? The Chinese coronavirus crisis, which has caused health worries worldwide, plus the early days of Brexit, have dominated the national news. […]

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River record barbel landed in perfect conditions

BRADLEY HANCOCK knew that the conditions were perfect for barbel – and he made it pay with this stunning catch. Bradley Hancock displays his impressive River Don barbel. Bradley went after barbel on his local River Don, as it had risen 2 ft from the previous day. He went on to catch this venue record […]

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