Monster carp on first session back after lockdown

SEAN CORBETT couldn’t have wished for a better first fishing day back when lockdown eased… he topped a five-fish catch with this 49 lb 2 oz mirror. Giant Grenville carp – Sean Corbett enjoyed a flying restart. Arriving at dawn, Sean made a brilliant start in his quest for the impressive Grenville carp. Grenville Lake […]

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Worker who raised alarm before deadly New Orleans hotel collapse to be deported

Honduran Delmer Joel Ramrez Palma, who has lived in New Orleans for 18 years, warned supervisors of safety concerns A construction worker who attempted to warn managers about building dangers and was seriously injured in last month’s deadly Hard Rock Hotel collapse in New Orleans, will be deported on Monday, his lawyers said this week. […]

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Anglers told to ‘stay safe, stay home’ during coronavirus crisis

THE Angling Trust has issued a further statement for anglers who have been trying to understand exactly where they stand during the deepening coronavirus crisis. Jamie Cook of the Angling Trust has been busy trying to get answers and share information during the coronavirus crisis. Jamie Cook, Angling Trust chief executive, reminded anglers to ‘stay […]

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£4.5 million scheme ‘will destroy’ prime bream and pike fishing

ANGLERS fear a £4.5 million scheme to clear the water clarity at a prime venue will destroy the fishing. Norfolk Broads bream, plus other species, are at risk. Natural England hopes to introduce three fish barriers to isolate noted Norfolk Broads venue, Hoveton Great Broad, from the River Bure. Concerns were raised at the start […]

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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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British Record Fish Committee accept five new giants onto their lists

FIVE record-breaking fish were accepted at record judges’ final meeting of 2019. Mat Faulkner was amongs the 2019 record breakers accepted into the hall of fame by the British Record Fish Commitee in London. Getting the highest profile in the batch of records approved by the British Record Fish Commitee was the 21 lb 2 […]

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Huge river pike will hit 30 lb soon

RIVER pike ace Leigh Laffar was thrilled with this stunning 28 lb PB – but thinks she might hit the magic 30 lb barrier at the end of the winter. The 32-year-old engineer from Warwickshire explained: “I caught her during the floods, fishing a slack under a road bridge on a float fished half-herring. “I […]

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Ide shocker as angler lands giant specimen on local river

DEAN CRUTCHLEY’S first visit of the season to his local river produced this surprise 7 lb 2 oz giant. This huge River Dearne ide scaled 7 lb 2 oz. Ide are often mistaken for chub, or big roach, and Dean was surprised to discover what took his bait on River Dearne in South Yorkshire. Construction […]

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‘Every place you go, you are being watched’: reporting from Xi’s China

The Guardians outgoing Beijing correspondent reflects on six years of increasing repression “You don’t work out, do you?” inquired one of the officers who had summoned me to my hotel lobby in China’s pre-eminent police state. We had only checked in 10 minutes earlier and, after an exhausting week reporting along Xinjiang’s spectacular high-altitude border […]

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Review: Rapala Super Shadow Rap Lures

The Rapala Super Shadow Rap 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: hard lures that have been designed to imitate dying fish. Specifications: 16 cm long; 77 g; plastic body; armed with a pair of […]

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