Review: Fjuka Neeonz

The Fjuka Neeonz 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: fluorescent hooker pellets. Specifications: fluorescent; loaded with Sensate Micronized Attractants (eight attractants, stimulants and taste enhancers); supplied in a reusable tube; available in Powerball Pink, Lightning […]

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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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Review: Baitcraft Insecta Bait Range

The Baitcraft Insecta Bait Range 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: insect-based carp bait. Specifications: made with insect meal; no eggs or fishmeal. Boilies: freezer baits in 12, 15, 18, and 22 mm sizes; tough […]

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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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Match fishing in England can restart now – but under special guidelines

MATCH anglers and venues in England are celebrating after it was confirmed by the Angling Trust that events can restart. They must be run according to safety guidelines. Match fishing is allowed in England again. In a slightly unexpected twist on Tuesday, May 26, the Trust confirmed: “Robust new best practice guidelines published by the […]

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Britain’s biggest pike – full story of 53 lb-plus sensation

A PIKE scaling a monster 53 lb 2 oz was discovered during UK lockdown at a top fishery. 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 an email to: amletters@ti-medai.com What could be […]

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Review: Happy Puzzle Crazy Fishing Game

The Happy Puzzle Crazy Fishing Game 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: a fishing game to be played at home. Specifications: two sets of tackle; two dice; a timer; two bowls; 16 fish shapes. My […]

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Javier Bardem: the Antarctic’s penguins need us

(CNN)I have a picture in my head. It’s impossible to fully convey, but it is a part of me. Twenty years later, this image now exists only in my head and in my heart. You’re probably reading this on your phone. Or maybe your computer screen. The world around you is frozen. The light of […]

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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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