Big eel success makes ace angler shout for joy

SPECIMEN fish ace Ian Petch knew that a lake had produced a big eel a few years ago, and he finally hit his target with this 6 lb 7 oz specimen. Horsham, West Sussex-based Ian fished overnight hoping that a big eel would take his small roach head offered on free-running rig. And his plan […]

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NHS to benefit from Social Distancing Carp Cup

ANGLERS all over the country have been doing their bit to support the hard-working NHS staff during the Covid-19 crisis – and there’s a special event for carp fans. Mike Salisbury created the Social Distancing Carp Cup. Angler’s Mail columnist Mike Salisbury has devised an NHS Fundraiser in the form of the Social Distancing Carp […]

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Top bait firm Baitcraft welcomes anglers to their ‘family’

A TOP baits firm is trying to get anglers who are struggling financially back on the bank. Baitcraft has been expanding its ‘family’ of anglers, mostly carp fans, but its range of products also score with barbel, tench and bream. The firm is letting more join before the end of June 2020, extending the period […]

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Will a 50 lb-plus pike be caught anytime soon in England?

ANGLERS in the UK and beyond were amazed by the discovery of a huge pike at an English trout water. But experts were not surprised. Brian Morland and his dog admire what could have been the biggest pike to have ever swum in an English fishing venue. If you know of a bigger one, drop […]

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Angling allowed from Wednesday, May 13 – but only in England

LOCKDOWN measures are being modified – and for anglers in England, at least, that looks like the positive news so many have been waiting for. The Angling Trust has put the case for angling to resume – and in a super safe way. On Sunday, May 10, Boris Johnson announced several tweaks to the rules […]

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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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Endangered eels are surging back

ENDANGERED eels look set for much better years ahead, after a bumper crop of ‘babies’ was spotted. Elvers are returning in the best numbers than for many years. Andrew Kerr, chairman of the Sustainable Eel Group, has found huge numbers of elvers in the mighty River Severn catchment system. Elvers – also called glass eels […]

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Angling Trust push case for fishing to resume after lockdown rules are relaxed

The national governing body for recreational fishing is pushing the case to Government for the pursuit we love to be allowed before too long. Most keen anglers, aside from staying safe, have been wondering ‘when will fishing start again in the UK?’ Finally news has emerged about what is being said at a high level. […]

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Sad coronavirus death of carp Super Group ace

THE coronavirus pandemic is striking at anglers all across the country, as well as affecting the opportunity to actually go and fish. RIP Terry Cheesman, who died after contracting coronavirus. Top carp angler and musician Terry Cheesman sadly passed away after contracting the deadly virus. Weymouth, Dorset born Terry played in the Carp Society Super […]

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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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