Awesome run of success with big rudd

HOW about this for a catch of stunners… one of the largest rudd braces ever landed, scaling 4 lb 7 oz and 3 lb 7 oz. Big rudd joy – Josh Dorka’s 4 lb 7 oz stunner. Tackle shop worker Josh Dorka added a third big rudd of 3 lb 1 oz to complete an […]

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How to catch the biggest carp in small waters

Angler’s Mail features editor Richard Howard gives you some pointers to hopefully catch the lake’s heaviest fish! SO how do you target those big carp on small waters? We’re talking about better fish on well-stocked ‘ponds’ – the sort of waters you skirt round on the way to the ‘big lake’ or main lake on […]

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£1.31 million from polluters helps vital river projects

ANGLER’S MAIL can reveal that the Environment Agency has collected a whopping £1.31 million to give to environmental charities from rogue businesses in just the past six months alone. Polluter pay – this is the River Eden where money that was paid up is making a difference. The EA released the figures behind how polluters […]

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How to tie a tucked blood knot

IT’S not been the most fashionable knot for a very long time, but the tucked blood knot is one that a suprising number of anglers swear by. The finished knot should look like this and is much stronger than the un-tucked version. Not tucking the blood knot is one of the most common mistakes in […]

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Review: Dynamite Wowsers

The Dynamite Wowsers 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: highly visible, dumbbell-shaped hook baits. Specifications: 7 and 9 mm sizes; Purple, White, Pink and Orange colours; formulated with four ‘secret’ flavours. My verdict: in contrast […]

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Review: Sonik Gizmo Alarm and Receiver Set

The Sonik Gizmo Alarm and Receiver Set comes 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: alarm, receiver and bivvy lamp. Alarm specifications: illuminated snag ears and line roller; Red, Yellow, Green and Blue colours available; eight Volume, […]

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Tackle great behind John Wilson’s rod dies

THE tackle manufacturer responsible for developing one of the best-selling rods of all time has passed away, aged 69. Dick Tallents was the trade man behind the famous John Wilson rod, and many other big-selling fishing products. Dick Tallents owned Masterline Tackle, the producer of iconic John Wilson rod, the Avon Quiver rod. It sold […]

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Review: Kodex Razor Blades

The Kodex Razor Blades 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: rig scissors for cutting braid and mono. Specifications: precision Japanese stainless steel blades; compact; egonomic handles; serrated edge. My verdict: even though I’m a ‘cack-handed’, […]

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Reality Check: Who rescues migrants in the Channel?

Image copyright PA The number of migrants crossing the English Channel by boat is small – it pales in comparison to those making the perilous journey across the Mediterranean – but there has been a small spike in crossings in recent months. In 2018, the Home Office says 539 people attempted to travel to the […]

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Caregivers Forced Disabled Man to Fight as Amusement, Left Him to Die: Lawsuit

Last April, the body of Carl DeBrodie, a 31-year-old developmentally disabled man who liked Westerns and fishing, was found smothered in concrete and stuffed in a trash can in Missouri. His family is now suing Second Chance Homes and the Missouri Department of Mental Health for his mysterious death, claiming caretakers at the independent living […]

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