Sturgeon says Commons vote severe blow to PM deal

Image caption Nicola Sturgeon said the Commons defeat was a “severe blow” to Mr Johnson MPs putting Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal on hold is a “severe blow” to the prime minister, Nicola Sturgeon has said. The Scottish first minister reacted after MPs voted to withhold backing for the agreement negotiated with EU chiefs until exit […]

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Huge hit of carp in France topped by 90-pounder

HEAVY baiting resulted in a huge hit of carp topped by this 90-pounder. This 90 lb 2 oz mirror carp is a new venue record for Bluewater Lakes. Chris McFerran set a new venue record for Bluewater Lakes in France when he matted the 90 lb 2 oz beast. The 51-year-old fed over 80 kilos […]

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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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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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Top angler robbed by tackle-thieving ‘scum’

TOP specimen ace Matthew Fernandez suffered a horrible tackle theft during a fishing trip. And despite publicity for the case he is no closer to recovering his kit. Matt Fernandez, seem in happier times with a giant tench, before the tackle theft near the River Itchen. The 32-year-old was on his local River Itchen near […]

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Review: Middy Fast-Affix Pellet Band Tool

The Middy Fast-Affix Pellet Band Tool 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: tool for mounting pellets in bait bands quickly. Specifications: easy to use; automatic mechanism; ergonomic design; suits right- and left-handed anglers. My verdict: […]

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EastEnders star lands one of UK’s biggest carp

ONE of the most popular stars of BBC TV’s EastEnders thinks his new PB mirror carp of 59 lb 12 oz might be hard to beat in the UK. Scott Maslen admires his giant mirror carp before returning it to the Kent lake. Scott Maslen, who plays Jack Branning in the award-winning TV soap, tempted […]

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Tackle shop boss finally nabs wily big barbel

JAMES WHILLIER struggled to catch a big barbel on the Hampshire Avon’s most famous venue on four visits… but finally nabbed it on his fifth trip at an estimated 13 lb. Fifth time lucky – James and his big Royalty Fishery barbel. The 44-year-old decided on a hemp and caster approach to fool the wary […]

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Theresa May unveils fragile truce in third Brexit offering

Compromise will be the name of the game as prime minister recognises enormity of task If Theresa May’s first two speeches unfurled the promise of a “red, white and blue” Brexit, a cold grey day in March will be remembered as the moment a more faded flag was fluttered. As the nation took shelter from […]

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Review: Maver Reality Stink Bag

The Maver Reality Stink Bag 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: watertight bag for wet nets. Specifications: tough welded plastic construction; heat welded seams; watertight; adjustable shoulder strap; comfortable hand grips. Dimensions: 60 x 20 […]

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