Poachers exploit coronavirus crisis

A HARD-pressed angling club has said that illegal poachers are taking advantage of the lockdown, by stealing their valuable fish for the pot. Some of the dead fish found at a club lake during the coronavirus crisis. Officials were shocked to discover nets spread out across their lake, near Barnsley, South Yorkshire, during the coronavirus […]

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‘Our dream fishing trip turned into a coronavirus nightmare’

FOUR English anglers had their dream fishing trip ruined by the coronavirus pandemic, but are thanking their lucky stars that they made it safely back to the UK in the nick of time. Dicky Fish displays a grouper caught before the Panama fishing trip went wrong. The quartet had to urgently abort their Panama fishing […]

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Environment Agency keeps selling rod licences despite lockdown fishing ‘ban’

COARSE angling has been ‘banned’ by the Environment Agency in the coronavirus lockdown – but they won’t be offering anglers any rebate or extension for the £30 or £45 annual rod licence. The standard two-rod EA rod licence has an image of minnows. With lockdown fishing ‘banned’, they are still being sold. Lockdown fishing  is […]

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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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Tackle giant Fishtec to close down

THE UK’s ‘biggest’ mail order fishing tackle retailer is to cease trading. Near to closing – Fishtec is big in online sales, mail order brochures, and a well stocked shop. In a surprising move, Fishtec embarked upon a major ‘closing down’ sale, ready to cease its operations at some point early in 2020. The discounting […]

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This awesome catch adds another PB to big fish ace’s incredible list

SPECIMEN ace James Crameri, who has one of the most impressive coarse fish PB lists, smashed his chub record with this 7 lb 13 oz giant. James Crameri admires his 7 lb 13 oz Great Ouse chub. James beat his old PB of 7 lb 6 oz from the River Lea when he tackled his […]

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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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We Need a Data-Rich Picture of What’s Killing the Planet

You’ve probably heard about the plague of plastic trash in the oceans. You’ve seen YouTube videos of sea turtles with drinking straws in their noses, or whales with stomachs full of marine litter. But how much plastic is out there? Where is it coming from? We don’t really know, because we haven’t measured it. “There’s […]

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Review: Octbox D25 Two-Drawer Seat Box and Lithium Powered Wheel Kit

The Octbox D25 Two-Drawer Seat Box and Lithium Powered Wheel Kit 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: top-end seatbox and electric barrow. Seatbox specifications: constructed from ultra-strong and ultra-light alloy; 230 welds provide a rock-solid […]

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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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