Free poles given away to 8,248 anglers

A TACKLE chain has revealed how it has been trying to inspire a new generation of anglers. Warrington Angling Direct is the chain’s latest branch, bringing their tally to 35. Angling Direct told Angler’s Mail how it has been trying to get youngsters hooked on fishing by giving out whips galore. For free! An spokesperson […]

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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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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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Review: Rapala Original Floater Lures

The Rapala Original Floater Lures 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: a floating lure. Specifications: available in 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 and 18 cm sizes; largest size has a swimming depth to 3.3 […]

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Influx of refugees from Yemen divides South Korean resort island

Arrival of refugees has sparked debate about countrys role in accept asylum seekers Hamza al-Odaini had two routes before him after he graduated from secondary school in Yemen: be forced to pick up a firearm and battle in the civil war now in its fourth year, or flee the country. In the end, his mother […]

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Huge brace of crucians is special reward extra-long return trip

JAMES HOWES didn’t mind a 300-mile round trip from East Anglia for a day session as it produced this stunning brace of big crucians. James shows his brace of giant crucian carp. James’s big crucians, rewarding him for hours on the road, scaled 4 lb 2 oz (top fish) and 4 lb. Tackling an undisclosed […]

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Review: Middy Reactacore X120-3 Competition Match Carp Pole

The Middy Reactacore X120-3 Competition Match Carp Pole 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: competition match carp pole. Specifications: 13.5 and 14.5 m packages; Quad (four-layer) carbon technology; Maximus Wrap on the joints, to reduce […]

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Review: Urban Bait Barrel Wafters

The Urban Bait Barrel Wafters 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: barrel-shaped carp baits in a wafter format. Ingredients: 11 mm x 6 mm barrel-shaped hook baits in Nutcracker, Strawberry Nutcracker, Tuna & Garlic and […]

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Review: Carp Spirit Magnum Rods

The Carp Spirit Magnum Rods 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: carp rods.                                                               Specifications: Magnum XLR (Xtra-Long Range): 13 ft (3.75 lb) casting rod; 46-ton high-modulus Nano Matrix Carbon blank, 1-K weave; Fuji Alconite BKWAG […]

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Review: Maver MV-R Pole Roller

The Maver MV-R Pole Roller 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: sturdy, four-leg pole roller. Specifications: four extendable legs, each with snap-lock fittings; three upright rollers; lightweight but stable. My verdict: these rollers look smart […]

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